Visit the ruins of Herculaneum, enjoy wine tasting in a local cantina & discover the crater of Mount Vesuvius
with a simple walking tour. Book now the Herculaneum & Vesuvius with wine tasting from Sorrento!
Full program of private tour
You will be collected from your hotel within the Sorrentine Peninsula by your private driver & an authorized
tour guide – and we will head off directly in the direction of the ruins of Herculaneum. Along the way you
will have the chance to hear some information on this stunning part of Italy.
First stop; Herculaneum ruins;
On arrival at the ruins your guide will spend approx. 2 hours visiting the world famous site. Talking to you
about ancient Rome and its glory days, ensuring you get the very best experience. You will see the most
important domus and the shops that lined the narrow streets, not to mention the people that were buried
during the terrible eruption of 79AD. At the end of the visit we will get you back in your private car to head
to our local wine cantina.
Wine & food tasting from the slopes of Vesuvius;
Due to the high mineral content left over from the magma, the slopes of Mount Vesuvius have very fertile
soil. This makes it ideal terrain especially for growing grape vines. The wine produced in this area is called
“Lacryma Christi” (tears of Christ) which comes in white, red & rosé. On arrival in the Cantina you can try
these wines accompanied by some local specialties such as provolone cheese, and bruschetta made with
“piennolo” tomatoes (a type of tomato that originated in this area). From here we will head off to Vesuvio
Walking tour on Mount Vesuvius;
After a short drive we will reach the confines of the National Park of Vesuvius – this is where your walking
tour will begin. Heading along the route (Medium/easy) towards the crater you will get the chance to take
in the lovely flora & fauna of this area. There is quite a bit of wild life to see if we are lucky, including foxes.
The walking tour lasts approx. 90 minutes, but this can be extended on request.
At the top you can take in the incredible view – then we will return following the same route. At the
bottom your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
Why choose this tour
Herculaneum & Vesuvius are situated close together, but are not easy to get between by public transport,
making this time consuming to do on your own. Booking this tour with Restart Private Tour allows you to
have a stress free experience, no waiting, no finding your way around by yourself & no wasting time. You
enjoy the journey and let us take care of everything else.