Herculaneum Tour (from Sorrento)

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Type: Private and shared tour options available
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Availability: April to October
Special information: We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months

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Journey back in time with a fascinating day trip to the lost city of Herculaneum.

The city of Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian) is close to the Bay of Naples and is famous worldwide, along with Pompeii, as an archaeological site of unparallelled significance.

In 79 AD, the city was lost beneath a blanket of ash following a long and catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the region’s resident volcano. The ash covered the city and served to preserve the city for nearly 2000 years, along with its inhabitants. However, upon its re-discovery, the city has served as a fascinating site of archaeological signficance due to the unbelievable preservation as if time in Herculaneum just stopped.

On this tour, which can be added to any of our Italy cruises that dock in Sorrento, our guide will take you on a journey back in time with a cultural tour of the site and encapsulating stories and tales that will bring to life ancient Herculaneum. It is a wonderful treat for those interested in history or archaeology, but is also a fascination day trip for those that simply want to appreciate the past and cultural evolution of the region.

If you have booked an Italy cruise with us that includes Sorrento and would like to find out more about our Herculaneum and Campania tour options, please contact a member of our friendly team on (UK customers) 01223 637331 or (US customers) 347-594-5500. Alternatively, if you’re still browsing for the perfect Italy cruise package, why not take a look at our luxury cruises of Italy’s islands: click here to browse our most popular Italy island-hopping cruise packages.

Related Tours

As well as this cultural tour of Herculaneum, we also offer a tour of the famous lost city of Pompeii, which is not far from Herculaneum. To find out more about our Pompeii tour from Sorrento, please click here.

In addition, we can offer a tour that combines Pompeii and Herculaneum so that you can compare these two fascinating archaeological sites. If you would like a Pompeii and Herculaneum combined tour as a part of your Italy cruise package, please contact us by calling (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 347-594-5500.

This Herculaneum tour from Sorrento is priced from £55 / $70 per person. If you would like to find out more about this Herculaneum tour for cruise ship passengers, please contact a member of our friendly team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 347-594-5500. Alternatively, please click here to send an online enquiry and we will get back to you right away – typically within 24 hours.