Sorrento Herculaneum Excursion Reviews

Smaller than Pompeii but equally devastated by the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the preserved town of Herculaneum offers a fascinating glimpse into a different layer of ancient Roman life.
Herculaneum was a bit of a disappointment; some of the mosaics and frescoes are quite good, though.
Sail Date: August 2018
Herculaneum was a bit of a disappointment; some of the mosaics and frescoes are quite good, though. We have been to this area twice before and have visited Pompeii, which is extraordinary. We did enjoy our time back in Sorrento before ... Read More
Herculaneum was a bit of a disappointment; some of the mosaics and frescoes are quite good, though. We have been to this area twice before and have visited Pompeii, which is extraordinary. We did enjoy our time back in Sorrento before boarding the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
First we’re taken by small bus up a very steep narrow road to a bus depot and transferred to our ...
Sail Date: May 2017
First we’re taken by small bus up a very steep narrow road to a bus depot and transferred to our tour bus for Herculaneum and Pompeii. The drive is so pretty with many views (though too fast) of the famed Amalfi coast. And then ... Read More
First we’re taken by small bus up a very steep narrow road to a bus depot and transferred to our tour bus for Herculaneum and Pompeii. The drive is so pretty with many views (though too fast) of the famed Amalfi coast. And then we’re at the astoundingly preserved Herculaneum! Wow! The Mt Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD destroyed the coastline and covered the area under 13-20 feet of ash and pumice, basically preserving everything due to lack of air and moisture. Herculaneum was a smaller village, with 4000 people on 49 acres. Only a quarter is open. Pompeii was a prosperous port town with 11,000 people on 163 acres, most of which has been excavated. The structures, mosaics, sense of life frozen in place, the casts of bodies and skeletons are astonishing. We went quickly through most of Herculaneum but only had time to do a portion of two sections of Pompeii. Loved seeing both in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius still. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Excellent guide!
Sail Date: April 2016
Excellent guide! While the bus ride out was long, the walking tour of Herculaneum was well worth it. We've seen Pompeii before, and our guide gave several comparisons between the site that enhanced the history / knowledge of both
Excellent guide! While the bus ride out was long, the walking tour of Herculaneum was well worth it. We've seen Pompeii before, and our guide gave several comparisons between the site that enhanced the history / knowledge of both sites. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
What an interesting place!
Sail Date: September 2015
What an interesting place! If you thought Pompeii was fascinating then Herculaneum is even better. The remains are still intact, paintings, structures, and artifacts are in their original spots. The lava mud preserved more than ... Read More
What an interesting place! If you thought Pompeii was fascinating then Herculaneum is even better. The remains are still intact, paintings, structures, and artifacts are in their original spots. The lava mud preserved more than Pompeii's ash. Bit of ride from the ship, especially in traffic but glad we didn't miss this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Site itself is worth visiting - just take a private tour.
Sail Date: August 2014
Site itself is worth visiting - just take a private tour. The guide on the ship's tour was awful! He was an older gentleman and he seemed to have trouble walking. He barely spoke and I think he didn't take us to the lower level ... Read More
Site itself is worth visiting - just take a private tour. The guide on the ship's tour was awful! He was an older gentleman and he seemed to have trouble walking. He barely spoke and I think he didn't take us to the lower level because he couldn't walk well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Fascinating excavation!
Sail Date: August 2012
Fascinating excavation! We had a super guide who gave us, only nine of us, a wonderful, informative tour.
Fascinating excavation! We had a super guide who gave us, only nine of us, a wonderful, informative tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises