Private tour

2-Hour Classic Tour of Herculaneum Ruins

4.5 / 5

11 reviews

2-Hour Classic Tour of Herculaneum Ruins

From US$ 181.02 per group up to 1

Take a classic two-hour tour of the ruins of Herculaneum with an expert guide. Learn about its history and see the most famous archaeological ruins.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
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  • Visit the highlights of Herculaneum, such as the Temple of the Augustali, the thermal baths, forum
  • Learn about the history from an expert guide
  • See the beach where more then 300 skeletons were found
Full description
The tour begins at the ticket office of the Herculaneum ruins. This tour is ideal for those visiting the ruins of Herculaneum for the first time as it concentrates on the most important attractions. With your guide you will not have to queue to enter the excavations and your guide will buy the ticket for you. During your two-hour tour, visit the Temple of the Augustals, the thermal baths, forum, the House of the Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite House, gymnasium, the House of the Deers and much more. Look at the beach where more then 300 skeletons were found and learn about the technique of making the famous plaster casts. The tour will end at the entrance to the ruins.
  • Entry ticket for the Herculaneum ruins (if booked after 27 April 2018)
  • Tour of Herculaneum ruins
  • Licensed guide
  • Assistance for entire duration of the tour
  • Transportation to Herculaneum
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The ticket office of Herculaneum ruins, Via Mare, 75, 80056 Ercolano NA

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is also suitable for children and elderly people, but please remember that it is always an archaeological excavation
  • Please bring a jacket during cooler months, a small bag and a bottle of water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The guide was 20 minutes late. We asked the Herculaneum site for assistance. Initially the site disavowed any assistance even though the ticket issued the tickets through their organization. Thank goodness the woman behind the counter relented. Eventually the guide showed up. The guide for was not fluent in English. Difficult to understand and could not answer simple questions. A lot of work trying to understand and be understood. Nice site but extremely low value for cost. Do this tour with an audio guide, you will get more from the visit and less stress.

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November 21, 2019

Our guide, Lucia, was both friendly and informative. She guided us through the ruins at a very pleasant pace, and she explained the historical background as well as the specific aspects of the artifacts. A very pleasant experience!

October 29, 2019


October 21, 2019

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