• Location: Sorrento, Italy
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Get an up-close look at the ancient aristocratic city of Herculaneum and the mighty volcano that buried it on this full-day tour from Sorrento. Travel by air-conditioned coach to the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, where you can admire remarkably well-preserved villas, baths and frescoes frozen in time by volcanic debris. Afterwards, ascend Mt Vesuvius itself for panoramic views of the ruins and coast, and take an optional trek to the summit to peer into the mouth of the destructive crater.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour from Sorrento to the Herculaneum ruins and Mt Vesuvius
  • Listen to live historical commentary aboard an air-conditioned bus
  • Explore the ancient seaside city that was remarkably preserved by volcanic debris in 79 AD
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included)
  • Drive up to a lookout point atop mighty Mt Vesuvius
  • Opt to hike up to the summit for a look into the famously destructive crater

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

ziemerditzel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Had a wonderful day with our guide Emanuela. She was informative yet fun. The hike to the top of Mt Vesuvius is quick but was able to get great pics once up there. Need to move quickly down to catch the bus. There only a couple of porta potties at the bottom that are a Euro each so plan accordingly. Herculaneum tour was very informative - combination of history and humor. The light lunch not included between the 2 places was worth the stop. Wear good shoes for the hike up Mt. Vesuvius and the usual sunscreen and hat recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend!

Georgiana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour! Guide was very enthusiastic and engaging! Hiking Mt Vesuvius was an amazing experience w great views. And we liked Herculaneum more than Pompeii.

annette m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

our tour guide was very good and we really enjoyed both trips.

Gemma J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Informative and friendly guide for the day long tour, Well paced, plently of time to get up Vesuvius, and explore Herculaneum, definitely recommend the pizza from the restaurant during the lunch stop !

Sylvia T

4 star rating: Recommended May 2017

This was a great tour. Our tour guide, Roberta, was excellent and had some great stories. Ercolano was worth seeing even if you have seen Pompeii and is much more compact. Vesuvius was an experience - no guided tour really, given that everyone walks at their own pace. It is a climb and unfortunately the weather was not that great so visibility could have been better, but still worth it. Only change would be a little better organization at pick up point and the bus was really hot!

Elizabeth A

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Enjoyed trip , I did not pay extra to go to top of Versuvius as don't like heights but my friend said it would be better to use guide at top but didn't have time to do.
Herculaneum was excellent not as big as Pompeii but very well preserved definitely worth visiting .
Guide was very helpful and informative .

Birthday Boy

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

It was great, very good guide, she was wonderful, we would do it again.
Stopping with the group for lunch was also a nice touch, this is where you can meet your fellow travlers.

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