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Herculaneum Half-Day Tour

by Acampora Travel
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Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Ruins of the ancient city of Herculaneum

  • Roman town frozen in time after Vesuvius eruption

  • Expert guide telling the story of the eruption & its impact

  • Mosaics, frescos & remarkably intact wooden furniture

  • Panoramic views of the imposing Mount Vesuvius

Highlights

  • Ruins of the ancient city of Herculaneum

  • Roman town frozen in time after Vesuvius eruption

  • Expert guide telling the story of the eruption & its impact

  • Mosaics, frescos & remarkably intact wooden furniture

  • Panoramic views of the imposing Mount Vesuvius

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Herculaneum Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Ercolano

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Achille Lauro Parking area

    25 Via Correale

    Sorrento 80067


Description

It wasn't only Pompeii that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on that fateful day in 79 AD. Herculaneum is famous as one of few ancient cities that can be seen in almost all its original splendour. Unlike Pompeii, it was buried deep enough to preserve the upper storeys of buildings.

Life in ancient Rome is brought to light by the ruins of Herculaneum. The town was once one of the most prosperous in the empire and was home to fine houses and used marble much more lavishly than other towns in the area. Also, since it's located much closer to the volcano, the town suffered an impact from hotter ash, which has preserved wooden objects such as beds and furniture.

This excursion gives you an incredibly close-up view of a town frozen in time. As you wander among the ruins, your guide gives you an insight into what life was like before the eruption and details of the event that caused the city's untimely end.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Herculaneum

  • Roundtrip transport between Sorrento and Herculaneum

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fees


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Entrance to the ruins is not included in the listed tour price and is euro 13 per adult


Herculaneum Half-Day Tour ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 11 Apr 2019

Would be good to have some free time to explore shops and Herculaneum itself, but very good tour and tour guide

7 Sep 2017

Our guide, Josepina, was excellent and very knowledgable. Herculaneum is a wonderful place, and a half day tour just right.