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Ercolano: Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

1. Ercolano: Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

Gain instant access to the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum with your priority entrance ticket. Herculaneum was buried under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD but, unlike the nearby site of Pompeii, a lot of the town was preserved: roofs, beds, doors, food, and even 300 skeletons. Walk the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and get a glimpse of what life was like before the devastating eruption. Marvel at artifacts that have kept their original form for almost 2000 years.  Explore intact buildings at your own pace, see well-preserved frescoes and imagine the daily rituals of those using the shops, public gymnasium, and public swimming baths that can still be seen today. 

Herculaneum: Augmented Reality Walking Tour

2. Herculaneum: Augmented Reality Walking Tour

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.

Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

3. Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

Discover the ruins of Herculaneum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Herculaneum was buried under volcanic material after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD but, unlike the nearby site of Pompeii, a lot of the town was preserved, such as roofs, beds, doors, food, and even skeletons. Walk the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archaeologist and get a glimpse of what life was like before the devastating eruption. Explore intact buildings at your own pace, see well-preserved frescoes, and imagine the daily rituals of those using the shops, public gymnasium and public thermal baths that can still be seen today.

Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Tour by Minivan

4. Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Tour by Minivan

Relax in comfort and style on board a luxury bus as you embark on a fascinating one-day tour of the Campania Region’s highlights. The first stop of the tour is the ancient ruins of the world-famous Pompeii, a site of excellent preservation following the tragic destruction of the town by volcanic lava almost 2000 years ago. After roughly 2 hours at the site of Pompeii, it’s time to move on to the next destination. Next, visit the fascinating Roman town of Herculaneum, another ancient site destroyed by volcanic flows in 79 AD. Retrace the steps of history as you marvel at the ruins that remain more or less intact after all these years. After 1.5 hours at Herculaneum, travel towards the incredible Mount Vesuvius to marvel at this incredible but daunting volcano. Along the journey to and from each site, enjoy live commentary from your driver and learn about the tales and anecdotes of these three most visit places in the region. This tour is the perfect option for those wishing to see the most popular sites of Campania in one day, aboard a deluxe vehicle with a maximum of 8 guests.

From Naples: Day Trip to Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius

5. From Naples: Day Trip to Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius

Explore the fascinating site where the city of Herculaneum was destroyed by the erupting Mt. Vesuvius. Climb to the top of this famous volcano and face the deep crater with a volcanologist. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Naples. Begin this full day tour with pickup at your hotel in Naples. Listen as your driver takes you up to the amazing National Park of Mt Vesuvius. Admire the vista of Naples Bay. At 1,000 meters high, begin your trekking path up to the crater of the volcano. Learn more about local geology from your driver, a volcano expert. Head to the famous archaeological ruins of Herculaneum. After your driver drops you off at the main entrance. You will have 2,5 hours free time to explore the historical site at your leisure. Learn about the loves of the city's original inhabitants. Then relax as you head back to your hotel in Naples.

Naples: Day-Trip to Herculaneum and Vesuvius

6. Naples: Day-Trip to Herculaneum and Vesuvius

Start your full-day trip from the historical city center of Naples from where you will venture to the Herculaneum ruins. After approximately 40 minutes of driving, the bus will drop you off nearby the main entrance of the ruins. You can enjoy skip-the-line entrance with your voucher, before being able to discover Herculaneum on your own. Herculaneum was the first archaeological site discovered in the 18th century, and became one of the most famous sites in the world. Nowadays, Herculaneum boasts several landmarks such as the house with the mosaic atrium, the house of the deer, the thermal spas of the forum, the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite, which definitely deserves to be visited. Afterwards you will continue on to Mount Vesuvius, enjoying a drive through a national park that features amazing views of the Bay of Naples. The bus will climb to a height of 1,000 meters, from where you will take a walking path up to the crater where you can admire area views and learn more about local geology from the volcanological guides. Following your Mt. Vesuvius visit, you’ll head back to Naples.

Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

7. Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

Top attractions and activities included. One digital pass for seamless entry. Flexibility to decide on the day Skip the line Incredible savings. From Pompeii to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples: access to the top attractions with the official tourist pass of the city! For many pass attractions you don't need to book in advance. However, some may have limited capacity, so you'll need to book in advance. Full booking details can be found by clicking on the i in the My Naples Pass section of the individual attractions.

From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

8. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover two of the Campania Region's gems: Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sit back and relax as your driver skilfully transports you from one location to the next. Once at each sight, take your own time to discover the ancient Roman ruins at your own pace. Begin your tour by heading to Herculaneum. Here, take some free time to walk around the impressive ruins. Marvel at the ancient thermal baths or the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Then, at the scheduled time, meet your driver to travel to your next sight: the archeological site of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy 3 hours of free time to discover the ancient remains, temples, and villas at your own pace. The historic town was covered in volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. Finally, meet your driver and return back to your hotel in Naples.

From Naples: Herculaneum Ruins Discovery Tour

9. From Naples: Herculaneum Ruins Discovery Tour

The tour will start in the morning with the pick-up from the established meeting point and a transfer by land to Herculaneum. Your authorized guide will wait for you at the entrance of the ruins, for a visit of about 2 hours. You will walk together among the cardini (the “hinges” of the city), and decumanus (the ancient Roman roads) within the perfectly preserved streets of the old city. Visit old domus (family homes), including the most famous one known as “The House of Neptune and Amphitrite”. Take in the ancient frescos, and discover ancient thermal baths, where you can admire splendid mosaics. The visit will conclude with an accompaniment back to the starting point of the tour.

Herculaneum: Wheelchair Friendly Tour

10. Herculaneum: Wheelchair Friendly Tour

Explore Herculaneum, Pompeii's sister city which was destroyed in the same devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Located even closer to the treacherous volcano, Herculaneum was actually better preserved due to the different quality of the ash which buried it. Besides this, Herculaneum was a wealthier town, meaning the remaining architecture and decorative elements are more lavish and impressive.  Take advantage of a site that is easier to explore due to its smaller size and greater accessibility. Two wheelchair ramps lead to an accessible bridge that allows you to cross over the ancient Herculaneum shoreline and into the city. Herculaneum provides step-free access to many of the ancient streets, sidewalks, and buildings so those with restricted mobility will be able to explore the highlights of ancient Roman fishing town.  Individual pickup/drop off and private round trip transfer with wheelchair accessible vehicle and professional driver will be provided. 

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What people are saying about Ercolano

We took our printed vouchers to the main building for entrance and were quickly ushered to a window, avoiding all the long lines of folks who didn't have tickets. After that, we did our own self tour of the ruins. I had not reserved the audio guide with the entrance ticket, so I would recommend that to anyone to do so. We could not get the audio guide as a result and missed some important information. Luckily, I had been there before and remembered some facts. It is a worthy place to visit, less people than Pompeii and actually more interesting. Glad we got our tickets ahead.

Easy to buy tickets. It's not very clear, when you come out of the train station, where Herculaneum is. We didn't see any signs but another traveller told us it was straight down the main road towards the sea, about a 10 min walk. Not a lot of signs in English around Herculaneum (or Pompeii), so if your not on a guided tour it can be a struggle to obtain information.

Much less busy than Pompeii. The site is better preserved/restored, i.e. many houses have roofs, mosaics and wall decorations.

Well preserved and highly fascinating site and worth the visit. Recommend an audio guide.

Very interesting. Audioguide or live guide is a must.