Pompeii and Herculaneum Itinerary
After being picked up at the most convenient location to your hotel around 08.00, you start your 30 minute joumey along the Sorrentine Peninsula to get to Pompeii, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
A professional guide will take you to some of the more famous and intriguing sites amongst the excavations of this large archaeological site to provide you with a very graphical account of all aspects of life in Pompeii before, and during, the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
You will be guided through the ancient streets of Pompei to see the amphitheatre, baths, forums, homes, shops and villas built by the prosperous Romans with fabulously preserved frescos which adorn the walls and floors.
After the tour of the Pompeii you will have free time for lunch before continuing to the excavations of Herculaneum where your guide will take you through this smaller but better preserved site. This will include Decumanus Maximus, the main street through Herculaneum reopened to the public in April 2011, after 20 years.
At the end of the tour your comfortable and air conditioned coach will be waiting to take you back to Sorrento in the afternoon in time to relax by the pool with a cool drink or ice cream.
Pickup points and times
You will be advised of the most convenient pickup point for your accommodation
Approx 08.00 start and 17.30 return depending on the pickup point
Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone
+44 (0) 1446 771220
Extras paid on site.
Pompeii entrance fee € 11.00
Herculaneum entrance fee € 11.00
(Reduced price for EU citizens aged 18 -25, free for under 18 and over 65, on presentation of valid identity documents.)
Lunch is not included in the price of this excursion
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat and bottled water are advised
Other Herculaneum excursions
Half Day. 34.50 euros
Destroyed along with Pompei in 79 A.D., Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today.
Select Pompeii and Herculaneum
Day Tour. 105.00 euros
A select tour for a maximum of 16 people in a luxury minibus including a visit to the Villa of Mysteries outside Pompeii. A light lunch in a traditional restaurant is also provided.
Available: Mon, Thurs, Sat.