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From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

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Activity provider: BLU WELCOME TRAVEL

From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: BLU WELCOME TRAVEL

From US$ 122.51 per person

Leave Sorrento behind and travel to Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip. Enjoy a tour of the seaside retreat and grab some lunch before taking on Vesuvius for breathtaking views.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, German
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Avoid the crowds at the UNESCO listed Herculaneum with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore the archaeological park with your guide and learn about the Roman town
  • Visit a beautiful vineyard to enjoy a wine tasting and a delicious lunch
  • Drive 3280 feet up Mount Vesuvius and continue on foot towards the crater
  • Experience breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples from Vesuvius's summit
Full description

Explore the grand and luxurious houses, baths, and carbonized wooden features of the Roman elite's seaside retreat of Herculaneum which was buried under pyroclastic materials from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Enjoy a delicious lunch and breathtaking views from the summit of Vesuvius.

Get picked up from your accommodation in Sorrento and travel by bus to Herculaneum. Explore the archaeological park with your guide and discover the Roman structures that were buried for over 1,600 years. Learn about the ancient town, the eruption that buried it, and its discovery in 1709.

After exploring Herculaneum it is time for lunch and a wine tasting. Continue to a local vineyard where you will be treated to a delicious lunch, local wine, and spectacular views. After lunch, it will be time to begin your conquest of Vesuvius.

In the afternoon drive 3280 ft (1000 m) then walk the rest of the way to the summit of Vesuvius. From here you'll experience breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples. The stunning views will make this a day to remember. Then it is time to board the bus and return to your accommodation in Sorrento.

  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Earphones (for groups bigger than 10 people)
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour in German is available on Tuesdays only
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Trip with 2 adults & 2 kids under 10yrs. It was well organised, & a good, full day out. The guides were really interesting & full of local information. Lunch was nice but took a long time with young kids. The tour in Heraklanium was fascinating but we didn’t get to go into the gift shop and no time was allowed to explore independently, which became a bit of a drag with the kids who got a bit hot & bored at times. The mountain was good, very hot & steep obviously. Would recommend wearing closed in shoes as the ground is loose gravel and slippy, quite hard to walk on, like walking on sand. Spoiler alert, no lava in the mouth of the volcano, which my son was a bit disappointed about. However that being said we all thoroughly enjoyed the day and were really pleased to have experienced both.

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June 30, 2022

The tour was very rushed and skipped some important places including the temple.

June 24, 2022

Product ID: 413674