Full Day Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum, departing from Sorrento

8 h
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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( 4.3 )2 reviews

A really good experience all round. Thank you!

Antonella A.

Full Day Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum, departing from Sorrento

Do not miss this extraordinary excursion departing from Sorrento: in one day you will visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the world: Pompeii and Herculaneum, two ancient Roman cities that suffered the same tragic fate, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Leave from Sorrento for a memorable day trip
Explore the streets of the ancient city of Pompeii in the company of your guide
Visit a typical cameos and corals laboratory and discover the manufacturing process
Wander the ruins of Herculaneum, beautifully preserved over centuries
Relive the story of these two Roman cities, tragically destroyed by Vesuvius

Experience a real journey into the past with our day tour, leaving from Sorrento discovering two ancient Roman towns: Pompeii and Herculaneum, both perfectly preserved thanks to the volcanic materials that submerged them during the eruption in 79 AD.

Excursion to Pompeii from Sorrento by bus

Thanks to the bus transfer service, included in the tour, you will leave from Sorrento to Pompeii, where you will meet your guide who will accompany you on an unforgettable excursion: walking among the ruins of the city you can discover the old houses and the most important buildings.
A picturesque walk in a magic place, where everything seems to be suspended in time from that awful morning in 79 AD when Vesuvius erupted, destroying the city.

Visit a typical laboratory of fine cameos and coral

At the end of Pompeii’s tour, you will visit a typical laboratory of cameo and coral, where you can admire the ancient art of craftsmen, with the possibility to buy the products.
Later on, you will go for lunch in a traditional restaurant, not far from the lab, where you can get samples of excellent local products.

Explore the famous archaeological site of Herculaneum

After lunch, you will leave onboard the bus to reach the ruins of Herculaneum, another Roman town that, just like the nearby Pompeii, was submerged by the eruption of Vesuvius, but thanks to the volcanic materials, the town is still remained intact till this days.
Exploring the ruins of Herculaneum with the audio-guide (included in the tour) you can relive the history of this ancient Roman city, and visit its impressive buildings, adorned with ancient frescoes and mosaics.
At the end of the excursion you will come back to Sorrento by bus.

  • Pompeii ruins
  • Cameo and Coral factory
  • Herculaneum ruins
  • Transfer from Sorrento and viceversa by coach
  • Guided visit to Pompeii ruins
  • Accredited guide for the Pompeii tour
  • Visit to Herculaneum ruins
  • Audio-guides
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


Please note, this tour is only available from April to October.
Please note that the price above does not include entrance tickets (11€ per person in Pompeii and 11€ per person in Herculaneum). The price of the tickets may change due to circumstances out of our control (e.g. temporary expositions).
We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, remember to bring a hat and a bottle of water; in autumn/winter, don't forget an umbrella.
The tour-guide is included only for the tour of Pompeii, while for the tour of Herculaneum audio-guides will be provided.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Full Day Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum...

Reviewed by Antonella A. from

Informative, amusing and a true Italian experience!

The whole day was well organised and I felt as if our guide was really caring about our group; he made sure we were comfortable and we clearly understood what our next steps were. The sites were truly amazing and astonishing, however if Ugo, our guide, had not conveyed his passion and care for both Pompeii and Herculaneum I don't think I would be so inspired and truly interested as I am now. A really good experience all round. Thank you!
Reviewed by Treenie438 from Regno Unito

Enjoyable trip to Pompeii

We booked the trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum. We were picked up in a minibus by our guide Fabia. There were only 8 of us in the end. We were looked after very well. Our guide was very knowledgable about both sites and made it very interesting. Having the earphones made it easy as we could always hear wherever we stood. The restaurant we were taken to at Lunchtime was perfectly fine. I would recommend seeing the sites this way as Pompeii especially is vast and a guide made it so much easier.