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Herculaneum: Augmented Reality Walking Tour

Herculaneum: Augmented Reality Walking Tour

Activity provider: AR Tour srl
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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
  • Entrance tickets
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet your tour assistant at the main entrance of the archaeological park of Herculaneum.

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Important information

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  • Entrance tickets are not included in the cost of this tour. You must reserve your ticket online for the 2:30 PM entrance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Interesting for the whole family. Augmented reality is a great experience. On the other hand, the information given was a bit succinct and we had the impression of going at a run. We would have liked to learn more. We stayed on the site afterwards to go at our own pace. However, a nice visit.

April 16, 2022

The idea of this augmented reality visit is in my opinion excellent. But the technique is not yet perfect. There is too much time lag between the virtual images and the real remains. For example, in certain streets, the virtual axis was almost perpendicular to the real axis of the street. The same applies to colonnades, statues or frescoes. I was expecting a more exact superposition, which would have made it easier to delve into the reconstruction. Also, the audio guide commentary turned out to be quite poor.

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April 29, 2022

Great experience to see the city like it was before the eruption. Guide was very kind and nice!

April 25, 2022

Product ID: 407543