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    Meet up with your guide in front of your central hotel in Sorrento and hop in the air-conditioned vehicle for the trip to Herculaneum.  During the journey, take in the scenic nature and terracotta-roofed villages while learning about the history of Herculaneum and the volcanic eruption that sealed its fate. 
    Once there, about an hour from Sorrento, marvel as you approach the statuesque archway that serves as the site's entrance.
    It was once believed the denizens of Herculaneum had successfully fled the eruption, unlike those from Pompeii who were instantly covered in mud and lava, freezing them there for centuries. But, alas, Herculaneum suffered a similar fate, as 300 skeletons — likely locals running for their lives — were unearthed near the port, buried under layers of dirt. 
    Visit the ‘fast’ food restaurant where you’ll see clay jars that were used for storing food. See the gymnasium and the colorful mosaics in the public bathhouse. 
    After exploring the Herculaneum Archaeological Site, your tour concludes back at your Sorrento hotel in the afternoon.
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    Reviewed August 4, 2018

    This was a very interesting tour. At first I wasn't sure about our tour guide because she kept giggling while describing Herculaneum on our bus journey to get there. However, she made the tour very inetresting while we were there.Maybe she was new to job...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Aileen H
    Reviewed July 21, 2018

    This was an excellent tour. Me and my wife went ourselves using the metro and then buying the entry tickets and using the audio guide. The scale of the site meant that the audio guide was easy to use. We really enjoyed the experience and...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    4  Thank tommyjlaw
    Reviewed July 20, 2018

    Before booking our holiday in Sorrento I must admit to never having heard of Herculaneum. Pompeii was always on the to do list but the more I read about this place it ended up on the list as well! It is a smaller site than...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    5  Thank limperdude
    Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

    Visited under our own steam, easy walk from the train station. This is one archaeological site worth visiting! Compact and easy to walk around the ruins are so well excavated the mosaic floors are fabulous. Found it easier to navigate than Pompeii. I would recommend...More

    3  Thank 681andym
    Reviewed May 6, 2018

    We contracted tour guide Luciano at the entrance to Herculaneum and he was fantastic! He gave us so much insight into the incredible history of the place and his command and enthusiasm brought it to life for us! He remains one of our favorite memories...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    3  Thank Richard H
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    Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
    a lot, LOL, the more the merrier--sorry I never saw this; hope you had a good trip
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