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A Morning at the Roman Ruins of Herculaneum – Tour from Sorrento

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    09 Apr - 28 Oct: Wednesday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: 0810h (8:10am)
    Duration: 4 hours

  • Meeting Point
    Tour starts from Achille Lauro Parking Area.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    The tour will return to the original departure point.

Key Highlights

  • The ancient city of Herculaneum provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the Romans
  • An expert guide will lead you on a tour of some of the most interesting parts of Herculaneum
  • Round trip transportation from Sorrento is included


Roman baths, houses of patricians, beautiful mosaics and murals - discover the way the Romans lived from the ruins of the ancient city of Herculaneum in Italy. A famous archaeological site, Herculaneum was buried under a river of volcanic mud when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, which also destroyed Pompeii.

Herculaneum makes for a fascinating study of Roman life with well preserved ruins like the Suburban Baths, Forum Baths, Argus House and House of the Deer. Some of these structures have impressive murals, paintings and floor mosaics depicting scenes from daily life. A tour of this archaeological site is a memorable journey back in time to see how the Romans lived in Italy.


The tour starts from the Achille Lauro Parking Area in Sorrento at 0815h (08:15am). Travel by coach, accompanied by a guide along a beautiful coastal road through Castellammare di Stabia and join the highway to Herculaneum.

Herculaneum was buried by a river of volcanic mud and destroyed with Pompeii in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted. A Roman fishing and port town, it was rediscovered in 1709. This ancient city has many villas with well preserved mosaics, and Roman baths with deep pools and bas-reliefs. A large portion of old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and excavations are being carried out to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock.

Enjoy a guided tour which will encompass many houses of this ancient city like Argus House, House of the Deer, House of Mosaic Atrium and House of Neptune and Amphitrite. The Suburban Baths and Forum Baths are also a must see for their mosaics and murals.

At the end of the tour you will be returned to Achille Lauro Parking Area in Sorrento, you will arrive around 1215h (12:15pm).


  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip transportation in coach


  • Entrance fees to Herculaneum (approx €10) are not included and must be paid on the day of the tour
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Lunch

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Entrance fees to Herculaneum (approx €10) are not included and must be paid on the day of the tour

Since certain areas may be closed for renovation, the exact itinerary will be communicated by the guide during the tour.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Ms Lidija Danaityte
    A Wonderful Trip

    It was a very well organized trip.A tour guide told us a lot of about this ancient town.He took us to interesting places in Herculaneum:a house which is famous for it's...

    Ireland 05/26/2014
  • mrs mk vissian
    Best ever trip

    Really good trip...

    United Kingdom 04/21/2014
  • C P Decker
    Very good tour

    This was a half day tour and was ideal. The tour guide (Teresa ?) was excellent, knowledgeable, and her command of English language very good. We felt that the time allocated...

    United Kingdom 06/11/2012

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