from/per person Rs 3,740

Description

Meet your private guide at Sorrento train station in the morning or afternoon. Then, catch a train (own expense) for your roughly 45-minute journey to Herculaneum, and hear from your guide how the town was submerged under lava and mud in 79 AD, during a devastating eruption of Mt Vesuvius.
As your train skirts the coast, admire the breathtaking views of the Bay of the Naples and Mt Vesuvius, and marvel at the sight of Herculaneum’s sunken archaeological park sandwiched between the bay and volcano.
On arrival, walk downhill to Herculaneum’s entrance and talk to your private guide about any sights you want to see more or less of, so they can tailor the itinerary around you.
Enter the UNESCO-listed site (own expense) and scan the ruins below as you hear how they comprise around a quarter of the town. Take in the sight of the ancient marina, where 300 human skeletons — the remains of some of the fleeing population — were discovered.
Stroll down the streets fossilized by the eruption as your guide recounts the fate of Herculaneum’s citizens. See all the highlights, including the House of Albergo, the fresco-adorned Hall of the Augustales, and the fresco-coated House of Neptune and Amfitrite. On your travels, also stop at the public baths, the outdoor gym and the well-preserved food shop. Gaze in wonder at the shop counter, still fitted with the jars that held ready-to-eat ‘fast’ food for customers.
Depending on availability, you’ll also visit the House of the Wooden Partition, famous for its remarkable, nearly intact wooden partition screen.
Lastly, visit the Herculaneum bookshop, and then walk or get a cab (own expense) back to the station. Relax on your train ride to Sorrento, where your tour ends at the original starting point.


Inclusions

Blue Badge private guide


Exclusions

Round-trip train ticket (approx. 10 euro per person), Tickets to Herculaneum (approx. € 13 per person - people under 18 showing a valid ID enter for free), Food and drinks, Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability, Not wheelchair accessible, Good walking shoes recommended, A moderate amount of walking is involved,suggested for fit people., Please bring a valid photo ID or passport to gain free entrance to Herculaneum for children, The length of the tour is approximately 5 hours but it may vary according to the timetable of the public transports system. At any case we guarantee that the visit of the archaeological area will last 2 hours, Near public transportation, Not recommended for travelers with back problems, Not recommended for pregnant travelers, 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 Point : Sorrento train station
Return Details : Returns to original departure point
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 5 hours


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