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From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

1. From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

This day trip provides an overview of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with a visit to the picturesque village of Positano or Sorrento and a tour of the archaeological site at Pompeii. The tour includes a private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Rome and drive you along the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Probably the best-known town along the coast is Sorrento, where you will stop for lunch in a local restaurant. The tour then continues with a drive to Sorrento or Positano, one of the most beautiful seaside villages of the coast, nestled on a pretty hillside of honeysuckle and bougainvillea. You will have the misty shadow of Mt Vesuvius in your sight at all times and the day includes a visit to the site of the volcano’s greatest tragedy at Pompeii. The most stunning archaeological site on the Italian Peninsula and one of the most visited sites in the world, the Greco Roman city was frozen in time after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. It is now an open-air museum, where you can walk through the city streets, which remained buried in ash for hundreds of years. Here you can upgrade to include a private walking tour of the ruins with an expert guide, or simply stroll on your own before your return journey back to Rome.

Herculaneum and Pompei group excursion from Sorrento

2. Herculaneum and Pompei group excursion from Sorrento

Departure from Sorrento with air conditioned bus and an authorized English speaking guide for a full immersion into the local history, visiting the suggestive archaeological sites of Pompei and Ercolano. Following the eruption of the Volcano Mount Vesuvio in the year 79 AD, Pompei lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of wonders of the world and the excavations begun in the 18th century are still being carried out today. The guide will take you slowly throught some of ancient streets of Pompei where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by Roman in the year 80 BC. Moreover it willbe possible to admire the incredibly well preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and the floors on the Villas. When the eruption of 79 AD occurred, Ercolano 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. So this tour gives to visitors the possibility to have a better idea on the Roman lifestyle and on the dynamics of the eruption that destroyed the towns.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

3. From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

Enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you travel with your guide to one of the ancient cities buried from a volcanic disaster and preserved in time. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Herculaneum, where the preserved ancient city holds some of the original organic objects of its era from before AD 79. Learn about the history of the city from your specialized guide. See the food, wooden beds, doors and houses, and other almost completely preserved objects during your guided tour. Learn about how the city was uncovered in the 18th century, and how it was a precursor to the discovery of Pompeii by decades. Stop and enjoy the views of a typical vineyard in Italy, along with lunch overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Once the tour and dining are over, relax on your complementary drive back to your accommodation in Sorrento. Please note: tour in German language available on Tuesdays only.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Pompeii Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Pompeii Day Trip with Lunch

Discover in one day the amazing sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius of 79 AD. Two sites, two stories, two experiences! So similar yet so very different. An easy lunch on the slopes of the magnificent Vesuvius will give you time to marvel at the first site before becoming enchanted by the second! Pick up from your accommodation or at the set meeting point and transfer by private bus to Herculaneum. With a guide you will visit the archaeological park. Nowdays it's considered one of the main sites of the Campania Region. Transfer to a typical Vineyard for an easy lunch. In the early afternoon the visit will continue to Pompeii, with its Forum, Amphitheatre and various temples, alongside villas and commercial buildings. Return to your accommodation. Please note: tour in German language available on Tuesdays only.

Amalfi Coast: Vesuvius and Herculaneum Private Tour

5. Amalfi Coast: Vesuvius and Herculaneum Private Tour

You will start your full-day private tour from your accommodation on either the Amalfi Coast or the Sorrento Coast. Your professional English-speaking driver will pick you up at the most comfortable time, at which point you will drive to the national park of Mount Vesuvius to visit this famed volcano that destroyed the ancient Roman town nearly 2,000 years ago. Afterwards, you can enjoy a drive through a national park which features amazing views of the Bay of Naples. Upon reaching an altitude of 1,000 meters, you will have free time to tour to the crater of the volcano, walking along a designated path. Once there, you can admire the magnificent panoramic views, and learn more about local geology from your volcanological guides. After this, you will continue on to the Herculaneum ruins. Here a professional tour guide will accompany you for a 2-hour walking tour of Herculaneum, an archaeological site first discovered in the 18th century which became one of the most famous sites in the world. Nowadays, Herculaneum boasts several landmarks, such as the house with the mosaic atrium, the house of the deer, the thermal spas of the forum and the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite (which definetely deserve to be visited). At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation.

Transfer from Naples to Sorrento with Tour in Herculaneum

6. Transfer from Naples to Sorrento with Tour in Herculaneum

Relax with a direct pick-up from your hotel or airport or central station at Naples, to begin your tour. Your driver will provide you with information along the journey as you drive to Sorrento.  There will be one major stop along the trip at the Herculaneum. This will give you the opportunity to walk around with an Archaeologist guide to explore the sites and hear the history. Your guide will be waiting for you at the ticket office of the Herculaneum ruins. The tour will cover the most important monuments of the site, such as the baths, the House of the Skeleton, the House of the Black Saloon, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and many of the temples. See the remains of how daily life was spent and how it ended.  After the visit, you will climb back into your luxury ride and be driven to Sorrento Peninsula where your specified new accommodation is located. 

From Sorrento: Private Day Trip to Herculaneum with Guide

7. From Sorrento: Private Day Trip to Herculaneum with Guide

Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the archaeological site is famous as one of the few ancient cities that can now be seen in much of its original state. Today, it is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Campania Region. Pick-up from your hotel by private Mercedes vehicles and transfer to Herculaneum. Guided visit of about 2 hours showing you the main attractions of this huge ruins. At the end of the visit a little bit of free time will be given before return to Sorrento.

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What people are saying about Sorrento

Amazing adventure to the Amalfi coast and Pompeii

First off we have to comment on our amazing driver Riccardo! He was knowledgeable, respectful, and such fun. He recommended traditional restaurants in Sorrento as well in Rome where we were stayed by. Also, our guide in Pompeii was Elena and she was very energetic and super knowledgeable. What an amazing day tour!! You must take this opportunity when in Rome. The food and the beverages in Sorrento are so different and the people are spectacular!! Thank you Riccardo and Elena!!

Fabulous day out .arrived on time and the tour guide on our coach was a lovely lady .very funny and informative .the trip is pretty early but means you miss the queues and hot afternoon sun.the lady taking us around herculaneum was also very informative and answered any questions and brought the place alive .lunch near vesuvius was plentiful and tasty .would definitely recommend .fantastic time .would definitely use get my guide again

Well paced and informative tour (and very unusual in that both historic sites were visited on the same day) A very filling, sit down lunch was provided despite the booking saying no food or drinks were , which was a pleasant surprise Tony was a superb guide

This makes for a long day trip but is well worth it. Beautiful scenery and great guide for Pompeii. Nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of Rome for a day as well.

This was a fantastic tour, full of amazing history. Daniela was a knowledgeable & insightful tour guide. This was our favorite tour on our trip!!!