This half day group tour allows people to visit the archeological site of Herculaneum. Once there you will have the chance to enjoy a guided tour of the ruins.
What to Expect
Your journey will take you along the coast road through Castellammare di Stabia and out along the motorway to Herculaneum. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompei in 79 A.D. and was rediscovered in 1709. It was a residential town without Pompeii’s commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of wealthy Romans. When the catastrophe of 79 A.D. 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 wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today. A large portion of 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. Return to Sorrento in the early afternoon and drive back to the meeting point.
The tour will start from Sorrento, you will be picked up at your hotel/accommodation or the nearest meeting point. The bus will drive you to Herculaneum, once there the guide will lead you inside the ruins for the archeological tour. At the end you will be driven back to your hotel/accommodation.
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees