Depart Sorrento and travel to Castellammare.
Join motorway at Castellammare and head towards Naples.
Before Naples, arrive at Herculaneum (total journey time approx. 1 to 1½ hrs)
Herculaneum was a residential coastal town which has been superbly preserved due to the fact that it was covered in volcanic mud during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD
On arrival at the entrance to the site the guide will wait for customer
s to pay their entrance fees.
The guide will give people the chance to view the town from above before heading down and beginning the guided tour which lasts about an hour. The buildings have been so well preserved that you can walk down the streets pretty much exactly as the Romans would have done over 2000 years ago! There are still original timbers showing in the buildings and clay pots stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption.
It was believed that many of the inhabitants of the town managed to successfully flee unlike those not so fortunate in Pompeii.
The tour takes in many of the most important sites including the public baths with their well preserved frescoes and mosaics along with the shops and gymnasium and much more. It is all in all a fascinating tour of possibly one of the best preserved examples of a Roman residential town in the world, brought to life by the years of study and knowledge of our guides.
This excursion includes headsets that will be given out by the guides on the coach during the journey to Herculaneum.
These headsets are an excellent selling point.
Return to resort around 1pm.
Entrance to Herculaneum: € 13,00 free under 18