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Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius Excursion from Sorrento

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Sorrento, Italy
Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius Excursion from Sorrento

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Get an up-close look at the ancient aristocratic city of Herculaneum and the mighty volcano that buried it on this full-day tour from Sorrento. Travel by air-conditioned coach to the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, where you can admire remarkably well-preserved villas, baths and frescoes frozen in time by volcanic debris. Afterwards, ascend Mt Vesuvius itself for panoramic views of the ruins and coast, and take an optional trek to the summit to peer into the mouth of the destructive crater.
  • Full-day tour from Sorrento to the Herculaneum ruins and Mt Vesuvius
  • Listen to live historical commentary aboard an air-conditioned bus
  • Explore the ancient seaside city that was remarkably preserved by volcanic debris in 79 AD
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included)
  • Drive up to a lookout point atop mighty Mt Vesuvius
  • Opt to hike up to the summit for a look into the famously destructive crater
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly in Herculaneum
English speaking prefessional guide
Coach transport
Entrance fee to Herculaneum € 13,00
Entrance ticket to the Vesuvius € 10,00

Departure Point

Via Correale, 40, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TUI italia s.r.l

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What is the maximum group size during Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius Excursion from Sorrento?
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It was pretty rushed to hike up, spend time with the local guide, walk around the site and get back down." See review
  • "Drinks(they were cheap)/souvenirs at top too which was a nice surprise." See review


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Walking guide in Herculaneum and free time to (25 min walk) up Mt Vesuvius -
, May 2019
It was interesting to see Herculaneum, shame they cannot uncover more of the lost city. Would have liked an extra hour to see in more detail. Tour guide showed most important parts and told us all history through head sets. Food/drink at lunch time was extra but very good value and tasty. The trip to Mt Vesuvius was good. Coach took us up mountain so far then if we wanted to go to the top it was a 25 min steep gravel walk (Definitely needed good walking shoes which was advised) Views at top were good, but was slightly disappointed - expected the crater to be deeper. There was a guide at top giving information about Mt Vesuvius. Drinks(they were cheap)/souvenirs at top too which was a nice surprise.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear customer, Many thanks for reviewing us! We're glad you enjoyed your day trough Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius and that our guide gave detailed informations and guided you very well all along the day. We look forward to meeting you again for other Acampora Experiences! Kind Regards, AT - customer care
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Lynn J
, Sep 2018
The trip itself was good. We had a somewhat difficult time understanding the tour guide on the bus and in Herculaneum. A very strong accent combined with a poor sound system made it challenging. He did have good knowledge of the Herculaneum site. It was also nice that the lunch restaurant allowed picnic lunch area. It would have been nice to have more time at Mount Vesuvius. It was pretty rushed to hike up, spend time with the local guide, walk around the site and get back down. The biggest problem was that we almost missed the tour completely because the meeting time and location were wrong on the actual Viator voucher. We strongly recommend confirming with the local tour provider. The local company (Acampora Travel) saved the day with exceptional customer service that helped us join the group in progress.
Had a wonderful day with our guide...
, Oct 2017
Had a wonderful day with our guide Emanuela. She was informative yet fun. The hike to the top of Mt Vesuvius is quick but was able to get great pics once up there. Need to move quickly down to catch the bus. There only a couple of porta potties at the bottom that are a Euro each so plan accordingly. Herculaneum tour was very informative - combination of history and humor. The light lunch not included between the 2 places was worth the stop. Wear good shoes for the hike up Mt. Vesuvius and the usual sunscreen and hat recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend!
This was a great tour. Our tour...
Sylvia T
, May 2017
This was a great tour. Our tour guide, Roberta, was excellent and had some great stories. Ercolano was worth seeing even if you have seen Pompeii and is much more compact. Vesuvius was an experience - no guided tour really, given that everyone walks at their own pace. It is a climb and unfortunately the weather was not that great so visibility could have been better, but still worth it. Only change would be a little better organization at pick up point and the bus was really hot!
Great tour! Guide was very...
, Oct 2016
Great tour! Guide was very enthusiastic and engaging! Hiking Mt Vesuvius was an amazing experience w great views. And we liked Herculaneum more than Pompeii.
our tour guide was very good and we...
annette m
, Aug 2016
our tour guide was very good and we really enjoyed both trips.
Informative and friendly guide for...
Gemma J
, Jul 2016
Informative and friendly guide for the day long tour, Well paced, plently of time to get up Vesuvius, and explore Herculaneum, definitely recommend the pizza from the restaurant during the lunch stop !
Enjoyed trip , I did not pay extra...
Elizabeth A
, Jun 2016
Enjoyed trip , I did not pay extra to go to top of Versuvius as don't like heights but my friend said it would be better to use guide at top but didn't have time to do. Herculaneum was excellent not as big as Pompeii but very well preserved definitely worth visiting . Guide was very helpful and informative .
It was great, very good guide, she...
Birthday Boy
, May 2016
It was great, very good guide, she was wonderful, we would do it again. Stopping with the group for lunch was also a nice touch, this is where you can meet your fellow travlers.

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