06 Apr - 26 Oct: WednesdayDuration
4 hoursStart time
Start time: 0810h (8:10am)
Duration: 4 hours
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.
The tour will return to the original departure point.
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).
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.
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...C P Decker
Really good trip...mrs mk vissian
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...Ms Lidija Danaityte