Herculeneum, Wine Tasting and Pompeii Ruins Tour

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8 Hours | From 79€ – 189€ | Free Cancellation | Reserve Now & Pay Later

 

About the tour

Looking for the ultimate cultural and historical experience while on vacation in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast? No visit to the South of Italy would be complete without visiting two of the most famous historical sites, Herculaneum and Pompeii Ruins. Our Pompeii and Herculaneum tour is combined with an amazing local winery experience where you will taste amazing local wines while admiring the views of Mount Vesuvius, the Bay of Naples and the Island of Capri. This full day itinerary gives you the opportunity to see history you can only read about and live a memorable daily trip in Pompeii ruins with our guided tour, a once in a-life-time experience visiting the old city of Pompeii

Itinerary

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8:30AM | Depart from Sorrento

Our professional and English speaking private driver will collect you from your accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned mini van, and transport you throughout the day. The journey from Sorrento to Herculeneum will take approximately 1 hour, in which you will travel in optimum comfort while experiencing the famous drive along the iconic and picturesque Amalfi Coast roads.

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9:30AM | Arrive at Herculaneum and Tour

Your first chance of adventure awaits as you arrive at the ruins of Herculaneum, named after the Greek mythical God Hercules. In total the whole tour will take approximately 1 hour and 30 mins.

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11:30AM | Visit to Local Winery for Lunch and Wine Tasting

This unforgettable tasting experience begins with a guided walk through the vineyards located on the slops of Mount Vesuvius overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento and the Island of Capri. After the walk you can enjoy a homemade lunch made with local products.

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1:30PM | Discover the Pompeii Ruins

If you’re a lover of exploring ancient history and Roman ruins or simply just want to have a different kind of experience, a visit to the Pompeii Ruins is perfect for you, marked as a Unesco World Heritage Site status and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, it simply can’t be missed. The tour itself will take around 2 hours, in which you will visit all of the major sites such as the City centre, the Roman forum, the Temple of Apollo and the Roman baths.

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4:30PM | Return to Sorrento

The time has come to make your way back to Sorrento, with your camera full of the amazing pictures of what you experienced today. One of our professional drivers will take you back to your accommodation and you will travel in optimum comfort with all the essentials.

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Important Information

What's Included
  • Hotel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Drive along Sorrento Coast, Pompeii Ruins, Herculaneum and Vineyard
  • Tour of Winery and grounds with wine tasting and lunch
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Bottles of Water
  • Insurance
  • Gasoline

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees: Herculaneum €11 and Pompeii Ruins 15€ per person
  • Fast Track Access into the Ruins
  • Official Multilingual Guides for Ruins
Departure and Return
  • Departure: 8:30am from Accommodation or Hotel
  • Return: 4:30pm return to Accommodation or Hotel
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring sun hat and wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour/activity can accommodate from Couples to Large Groups
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Rates and Cancellation Policy

The price range of this tour is from 79€ – 189€ per person depending on the size of your group participating.

For a full refund please cancel the tour 24 hours before its commencement.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is the journey from Sorrento to the Pompeii Ruins?

The journey will take you approximately 45mins – 1hour, depending on the traffic.

2. How long will we have to explore the Pompeii Ruins and Herculaneum?

The tour of the Pompeii ruins itself will take around 2 hours in which you will visit all of the major sites and the tour of Herculaneum will be approximately 1 hour 30 mins.

3. What does the wine tasting include?

You will be given a tour of the wonderful local winery and vine yards overlooking Mount Vesuvius in the background and then enjoy a delicious Italian three course meal with all local products paired with a variety of wines.

4. How long will we have at the local winery?

You will enjoy a wonderful two hours at the local winery and spend time with the owners who will share their knowledge with you on how their produce and wines are made.

5. Is there a Pick Up and Drop Off service included within the tour?

Yes, our professional and English speaking private driver will collect you from yout Hotel or Accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned mini van, and transport you throughout the day and then at the end of the tour drop you back to your Hotel or Accommodation.

Detailed Itinerary

8:30AM | Depart from Sorrento

The best way you can guarantee to visit all of the amazing sights in this region of Italy is to start your day early. What better excuse could you have than this to enjoy a delicious typical Italian style breakfast? We recommend you to do this in one of the many bars in Piazza Tasso before heading off on your adventure filled day. The most famous and well known out of all the bars in Sorrento is Bar Fauno, it’s great for a traditional Neapolitan coffee which you can enjoy with a freshly made pastries such as croissants, brioches and local desserts and cakes or a savoury traditional breakfast. Travelling from Sorrento to Herculaneum will take approximately an hour and a half in which you will be able to experience the iconic drive of the Amalfi Coast roads and our professional and English speaking private driver will collect you from your accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned mini van, and transport you throughout the day. Our driver will also give your the opportunity to stop along the way to take pictures along the picturesque coastal roads, either on the way to Pompeii or on return to Sorrento.

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9:30AM | Arrive at Herculaneum and Tour

Your first chance of adventure awaits as you arrive at the ruins of Herculaneum, named after the Greek mythical God Hercules. This once bright and vibrant city was initially hit by a very bad earthquake in 62 AD, soon after the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius happened in 79 AD, destroying all that was left of the Roman City. The best way to fully be immersed in this experience with a guide, which you will have the option to hire once you arrive at the ruins, as they have expert knowledge on the history of this famous archeological park, another great advantage of hiring a guide is that you will be able to skip any queue and have a fast track access in entering the site, your entrance tickets are also included within the price so you will not have to worry about quieting to purchase your tickets and then queuing again to enter. The guides are also very child friendly and will be able to keep your children entertained and engaged throughout the guided walking tour, giving them a more exciting experience of learning about the history of these ruins. In total the whole tour will take approximately 1 hour and 30 mins, we are sure you will work up an appetite during this part of the day which brings us onto the next part of our day, lunch time Italian style.

11:20AM | Visit to Local Winery for Lunch and Wine Tasting

After a couple of hours exploring Herculaneum, it’s time for a typical traditional lunch and wine tasting experience, Italian style! This unforgettable tasting experience begins with a guided walk through the vineyards located on the slops of Mount Vesuvius overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento and the Island of Capri. After the walk you can enjoy a homemade lunch with local products which includes an appetiser, Spaghetti with Piennolo’s tomatoes (local cherry tomatoes that only grown in the land by the Vesuvius) and sauce, bread with fresh olive oil and a traditional dessert, Pastiera Napoletana. We can also accommodate for special dietary requirements such as celiacs, vegetarians and vegans with other menu choices. You will also have the opportunity to taste a variety of local and high quality wines produced in this very winery perfectly paired alongside each of the courses. You will truly feel as if you are living the true dolce vita lifestyle in this little corner of paradise on Mount Vesuvius. After spending two hours here, adventure awaits as it’s now time to move onto the second part of the day.

1:30PM | Discover the Pompeii Ruins

If you’re a lover of exploring ancient history and Roman ruins or simply just want to have a different kind of experience, a visit to the Pompeii Ruins is perfect for you, marked as a Unesco World Heritage Site status and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, it simply can’t be missed. You will truly feel as if you’re taking a trip back in time when walking the same streets of those who used to live there, many many years ago. Our Pompeii Ruins tour is the best way to experience the historic site, especially with a professional, qualified and private tour guide which you will have the option to hire once you arrive at the ruins, this way you will truly be able to fully immerse yourself into the understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of this ancient city, especially if you are travelling as a family with small children or in a large group of friends. The guides are experienced and very child friendly, they will be able to keep your children engaged and entertained throughout the tour with games and prizes all while teaching them some history about this famous site. It can be very difficult to understand the true history and story of the people that once lived there without a guide, often many people that did visit Pompeii without a guide in fact upon reflection would have enjoyed and appreciated it a lot more had they had someone with expert knowledge guiding them throughout the tour of the ruins. Another great advantage to opting for a guide is that you will also be able to skip the queue, which in the summer months can be anything from 30 minutes to an hour, with fast track access as well as your ruins of Pompeii tickets already being included within the price, great for families with small children. The tour itself will take around 2 hours, in which you will visit all of the major sites such as the City centre, the Roman forum, the Temple of Apollo and the Roman baths.

4:30PM | Return to Sorrento

The time has come to make your way back to Sorrento, with your camera full of the amazing pictures of what you experienced today. One of our professional drivers will take you back to your accommodation and you will travel in optimum comfort with all the essentials.

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