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Herculaneum: 3D Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

4.5 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: AR Tour srl

Herculaneum: 3D Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Activity provider: AR Tour srl

From US$ 41.39 per person

Wear a pair of smart glasses for an immersive tour at Herculaneum to see what the archaeological site's most important temples, houses, and squares looked like before the eruption of 79 AC.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


  • Travel back in time to the times of the ancient Roman empire in Herculaneum
  • Get kitted out with a pair of light smart AR glasses with a transparent lens
  • Witness awe-inspiring 3D holographic reconstructions that overlap existing ruins
  • Learn about the history of the site and the 79 AC eruption from your audio guide
  • Enjoy an entertaining alternative sightseeing tour that's suitable for all ages
Full description
Wear your Augmented Reality smart glasses and enjoy a unique, innovative, and immersive walking tour at the archaeological site of Herculaneum. Travel back to 79 AC and see what Herculaneum's squares and houses looked like before being destroyed in a volcanic eruption. Meet your tour leader at Herculaneum main entrance and get kitted out with your glasses before listening to a quick introduction to how to use them. Then, begin your tour which has been designed by an archaeologist team to show you what life was like in Herculaneum before the eruption. The software of the glasses creates holograms that overlap the existing ruins, showing what the most significant temples, houses, and buildings originally looked like. Cast yourself into the bygone age of ancient life in Herculaneum, walking through the city to feel like a Roman.
  • Tour leader
  • Augmented reality glasses
  • Recorded Audio available in 5 languages
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Head to the snack area next to the ticket office. Your tour leader will be waiting close to the vending machines with a sign that has "ARTour" written on it.

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4.5 /5

based on 90 reviews

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I felt the guide was critical to the enjoyment and that the AR Glasses portion added just 10% to the overall experience. Our Guide was knowledgeable and fun. The skip the line tickets worked fine. Herculaneum itself is AMAZING! I felt the overall price was expensive but it was worth it.

November 30, 2022

Pretty cool activity. Roberta was super nice and there were only 4 of us. But a bit more stories are missing. I especially appreciated the glasses in spaces like the street or to see the temples. But it remains to be refined to make it even more interactive. The idea is super good. Having done Pompei before was good. Thanks

August 11, 2022

Super expérience en 3D qui m’a permis de me plonger dans l’époque. Je recommande. Chacun a ses lunettes 3D. Il y a une douzaine d’ expérience 3D à découvrir sur différents sites. En revanche, les explications du guide restent assez pauvres et sommaires. Elle est plutôt là pour nous amener aux endroits à voir en 3D et pour répondre aux questions. on nous vend une activité en français mais finalement on est mélangé avec des italiens en minorité. Donc double traduction à chaque fois… et manque de fluidité. La guide n’est pas à l’aise en français et on voit que ses explications sont beaucoup plus engagées et enthousiastes avec les italiens… Elle a toutefois fait son maximum pour que tout se passe bien. Merci

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July 27, 2022

Product ID: 407543