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Private Tour: Herculaneum Rail Tour from Sorrento

Private Tour: Herculaneum Rail Tour from Sorrento
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Visit Herculaneum as a local would! Rewind to Ancient Roman times on this private 5-hour Herculaneum tour from Sorrento. Board a train with your private guide, and enjoy the stunning views on route to Herculaneum. We will see the UNESCO-listed town’s highlights: incredible private homes, the Bath-house, the main street, the Gym and many food shops. We will gaze at the ancient marina, where 300 skeletons were found. We will visit the House of the Wooden Partition, with its near-intact wood screen. You will learn about life here 2,000 years ago and the 79 AD eruption. We will also visit the small but super interesting archaeological Museum. Enjoy full attention from your very own guide!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • After meeting your private guide at the railway station in Sorrento (your choice: in the morning or afternoon), buy a train ticket and hop on the train for the 45-minute ride to Herculaneum. On the way, learn about the history of the place from your knowledgeable guide. Discover what the town was like as it was blanketed in lava from the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.  Take in incredible views as the train rides alongside the azure-colored sea and admire sights of Mt Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. Once you’re there, walk down a hill to the entrance of Herculaneum. Be sure to mention to the guide if there is anything in particular you want to see so she or he can customize the tour to you. Begin the tour by entering the site (ticket at own expense) and gawk at all the ruins, most of which made up the center of town. At the marina, 300 skeletons were found, likely residents who were fleeing the volcanic blast.  Walk down the ancient streets, fossilized by the eruption, and listen to your guide recount interesting historical anecdotes about the town. Some of the ruins worth looking out for include the House of Neptune and Amfitrite. Also, don’t miss the the public baths, the outdoor gym and the food store. Admire the shop counter, which still contains the jars of fast food, or ready-to-eat treats, for customers. If availability permits, you’ll also visit the House of the Wooden Partition, famous for its remarkable, nearly intact wooden partition screen. Finally, pop into the bookshop at Herculaneum and then walk or hail a cab (at own expense) to the station. Get on a train, and then finish your tour back in Sorrento.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After meeting your private guide at the railway station in Sorrento (your choice: in the morning or afternoon), buy a train ticket and hop on the train for the 45-minute ride to Herculaneum. On the way, learn about the history of the place from your knowledgeable guide. Discover what the town was like as it was blanketed in lava from the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.  Take in incredible views as the train rides alongside the azure-colored sea and admire sights of Mt Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. Once you’re there, walk down a hill to the entrance of Herculaneum. Be sure to mention to the guide if there is anything in particular you want to see so she or he can customize the tour to you. Begin the tour by entering the site (ticket at own expense) and gawk at all the ruins, most of which made up the center of town. At the marina, 300 skeletons were found, likely residents who were fleeing the volcanic blast.  Walk down the ancient streets, fossilized by the eruption, and listen to your guide recount interesting historical anecdotes about the town. Some of the ruins worth looking out for include the House of Neptune and Amfitrite. Also, don’t miss the the public baths, the outdoor gym and the food store. Admire the shop counter, which still contains the jars of fast food, or ready-to-eat treats, for customers. If availability permits, you’ll also visit the House of the Wooden Partition, famous for its remarkable, nearly intact wooden partition screen. Finally, pop into the bookshop at Herculaneum and then walk or hail a cab (at own expense) to the station. Get on a train, and then finish your tour back in Sorrento.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6946SORRHERC
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Blue Badge private guide
  • Skip-the-line-tickets to Herculaneum
  • Round-trip train ticket from Sorrento
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • 80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy Meet your guide inside the Sorrento train station. The guide will hold your name on a sign upstairs by the ticket office.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved,suggested only to fit people.
  • The length of the tour is approximately 5 hours but it may vary according to the timetable of the public transports system. We guarantee that the visit of the archaeological area is going to last at least 2 hours
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Blue Badge private guide
  • Skip-the-line-tickets to Herculaneum
  • Round-trip train ticket from Sorrento
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy Meet your guide inside the Sorrento train station. The guide will hold your name on a sign upstairs by the ticket office.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved,suggested only to fit people.
  • The length of the tour is approximately 5 hours but it may vary according to the timetable of the public transports system. We guarantee that the visit of the archaeological area is going to last at least 2 hours
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Last updated: 21 Jul. 2020
A note from Private Tour: Herculaneum Rail Tour from Sorrento
The walking tour is totally private. There will be no-one else but your party and our guide. There will be other passengers on the train instead.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sorrento
    80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
    Meet your guide inside the Sorrento train station. The guide will hold your name on a sign upstairs by the ticket office.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ercolano
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Sorrento
    80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
    Meet your guide inside the Sorrento train station. The guide will hold your name on a sign upstairs by the ticket office.
    See address & details
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