from/per person Rs 37,020
  • Pick-up

Description

The road from Sorrento to Herculaneum is very scenic. For the first half  hour it will bring you along the scenic Sorrento Coast with  breath-taking views of the Bay of Naples. During the second half hour you will be riding on the southern slope of the Mount Vesuvius with more picture opportunities.


Once in Herculaneum you will be met by your private guide.


The kids will be provided with a special map of the area. During the visit they will have to pass different challenges. Each time they will get a sticker with a character of the ancient town for their map. They will be entertained and learn at the same time.


The tour will visit all of the Highlights of the Archaeological area to make it interesting to adults as well.


The first approach to Herculaneum Site is absolutely spectacular: beneath you  the ancient town laying at the bottom of an archaeological hole about 70 feet deep, in front of you the huge skyline of Mt Vesuvius, behind you the clear light blue of the Bay of Naples and its islands. Great spot for pictures!


From the top you can see at one glance all of the excavated area, corresponding probably to one quarter of the entire ancient Herculaneum.


Also visible from the very top is the ancient marina, where a 300 human skeletons were found together with a boat and a few fishing tools.


Crossing a modern bridge, we will discover the garden of the “House of the Albergo”, where quince apple trees were replanted following the evidence of carbonized roots of these ancient fruit tree.


Our next stop is the Council Hall of the Augustales, where beautifully preserved frescoes depicting Hercules were painted.


We shall not miss the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, to admire the wonderful mosaics decorating the outdoor ‘biclinium’ (dining room); it was probably the house of a merchant: directly connected to this there is a food store with its counter, containers for food and amphorae for wine. Here the carbonised wooden shelves are still hanging on the walls!


We will discover the Bath House (an ancient Spa), still covered with mosaics. It will introduce you to the world or Roman Daily Care and social life : a  gym, a changing room, a tepid room, a hot room and at last a cold tub.


Nearby Grande Palestra - large outdoor Gym - is a glorious public sporting place to see. It still lays buried for about 3 quarters, but we can move into the cross shaped pool to feel like being an ancient archaeologist moving under the volcanic couch.


According to availability we will also visit the House of the Tramezzo Carbonizzato - where an original and nearly intact door still gives access to the main living room.


Inclusions

Professional English speaking driver, Blue Badge guide, On-tour-activities, Special map, Herculaneum4Kids kit, Transport by private vehicle, All taxes, fuel and pay tolls, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (in Sorrento central area)


Exclusions

Tickets to Herculaneum (approx. € 13 per person - people under 18 showing a valid ID enter for free), Gratuities, Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Not wheelchair accessible, Wear appropriate shoes. Sun gears from May to September, Service animals allowed, Near public transportation, Infant seats available, No heart problems or other serious medical conditions, Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level, This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


Others

Location : Sorrento, Italy
City : Sorrento
Country : Italy
Departure Time : 08:30 am; 01:00 pm
Departure Point : Where requested in Sorrento
Return Details : Drop-off at the tour's departure location.
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 5 hours 30 minutes


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