Half Day Hercolaneum Guided Tour
Tour in a Day
Available: from April to October – on Wednesday
Departure time: at 8.10 am
Meeting place: in Sorrento city center - to be advised
Available in the following languages: English
Tour Highlights: Hercolaneum
Price includes: Transportation by Deluxe motor coach with English speaking Driver; Local guide in Hercolaneum; Local taxes and service charges.
Price doesn’t include: Hercolaneum entrance fees (approx 13 euro per person – price 2013) to be paid locally.
Our journey takes us along the gorgeous coastal road through Castellammare di Stabia and out along the highway to Herculaneum. On arrival at the entrance to the site you will be met and greet by the local official guide that will assist you at the ticket office to enter the site. (Entrance fees not included to be paid locally). Enjoy a guided tour of the site. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompeii in 79 AD, and rediscovered in 1709. It was a residential town without Pompeii's commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of the wealthy Romans. When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the timber features and household objects which can be seen today and make Hercolaneum one of the most preserved Ancient Roman site in the world. A large portion of the old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and even today excavations are going on to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock. After the tour, you’ll return to the bus and return back to Sorrento.