If you like walking, and are interested in the ancient world, this is the tour for you.
Pompeii and Herculaneum are the largest towns of the five buried by the Vesuvian eruption of 79 AD, and they are also the most fully excavated, although they were buried by the same eruption, Pompeii was covered mainly by ash, and Herculaneum by mud and lava, it is interesting to compare building techniques and life style walking round the sites, as Pompeii lived off commerce.
Where as Herculaneum was a fishing community, but by the first century it was becoming a fashionable holiday resort both towns were discovered and excavated mid 18th century
. About 75% of Pompeii has now been excavated, compared to 25 % of Herculaneum, where the new town been built over the archaeological site.
There is a lunch between the two visits, and return to Sorrento is in the late afternoon.
DURATION: Full day (8 hours approx)
OPERATIVE DAYS: Sunday From 05 April to 25 October
PRICE LIST FROM SORRENTO:
ADULTS EURO 50,00 PER PERSON
CHILDREN 2-12 YRS 20 % OFF