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Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

1. 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: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

2. Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

Discover the city of Naples, eat in typical restaurants, find the best craft shops, or shops and find hotels, apartments or B&B recommendations, with discounts of up to 35%. Take advantage of discounts in the most important and historical activities of the city with a 'Naples Pass', such as Scaturchio, Tandem, La Locanda del Grifo. Get an official magnet from the owner of pizzeria da Michele. Explore the excavations of Pompeii and explore the Catacombs of Naples at San Gennaro. Visit Bourbon Gallery, Neapolis Underground of San Lorenzo Maggiore, Museodivino, Filangieri Museum and Treasure of San Gennaro Museum. See the Royal Palace of Naples, Capodimonte Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Get a real key to the city with many advantages to be consulted by downloading the app or link. Try Snav (the major sea transport company), which guarantees a 20% discount on every route to the island of Procida and Ischia or the collaboration with Taxi Partenope service, which gives you a free fee when calling and booking your cab.

Herculaneum & Pietrarsa Museum VIP tour from Naples

3. Herculaneum & Pietrarsa Museum VIP tour from Naples

Travel back in time as your guide takes you on a tour through the exquisite villas of Herculaneum. Admire the vividly colored frescos that still adorn the walls and listen as your guide paints a picture of what life was like in Roman times. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Naples. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to Herculaneum. Avoid standing in long lines with your direct entrance tickets and visit the excavations on your own with the audioguide. Discover the legend behind how this city was named. Hear about about it was covered with mud, cinder, and lava during the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. View the remains of a few poor souls that sought shelter from the eruption. Watch as your guide reveals the highlights of this famed archeological site. View houses that are so well-preserved that they still have their wooden doors. See masterful mosaic art. Enjoy a delicious meal before entering the excavations. After the marvel of the ancient times, continue with the wonders of a close past: the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, where unique trains are stored and exhibited. Here chance to admire the Bayard Locomotive that in 1843 was the first european train running on a railway, just few kms from Naples to Portici, under the spanish dynasty of the Bourbons.

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What people are saying about Ercolano

Riccardo was amazing! He was friendly and helpful. He patiently answered all of my questions, and he spent as long at a given site as I wanted :) But more importantly, he was passionate about what he was doing. It was clear that he wasn't "just another bored tour guide, repeating the same spiel" but rather an extremely well-informed local who was intimately familiar with the site and all of its history and who clearly delighted in sharing it with us. Riccardo actually offered to stay past our two-hour booking time, just to allow us more time to fully enjoy Herculaneum in depth. Unfortunately, we had to leave to catch our train back to Naples. All in all, this was a fabulous experience, and if I visit other archaeological sites, I will definitely look into having an archaeologist as a guide. Highly recommend!

Riccardo was a fantastic tour guide. Trained as an archeologist, he was very informative, interesting, animated, responsive to questions, and also speaks excellent English. His love for his subject came through and his enthusiasm made the tour all the more enjoyable. It was a fascinating experience that we highly recommend.

Renato was very competent, available, prepared. Arriving on time, he contextualized the visit by answering our questions always politely. Being only three made it all the more enjoyable

Riccardi was a wonderful tour guide. He gave us so much information about the ruins that we never knew before. He was a pleasure. Very personable.

Our guide Italo was terrific. Very knowledgeable and engaging. Obvious that he loves sharing what he has learned. Highly recommend him.