Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

From $58.52 per person

Explore one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world and experience the last days of the citizens of Herculaneum with the help of an expert archaeologist guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, English, French
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Witness the tragic effects of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Benefit from the knowledge of an archaeologist guide
  • Avoid the long lines of tourists with a skip-the-line ticket
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
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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!

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May 22, 2021

Herculaneum It is a smaller archaeological site than Pompeii, but very interesting. If you choose to go to Pompeii you cannot miss Herculaneum because it completes the understanding of the ancient world and of that tragic episode which however allowed us to pass this part of history to us. Interesting and fascinating also thanks to Alessandra our guide, highly qualified and precise, cheerful and driving, truly wonderful

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July 20, 2020

Fantastic tour of Herculaneum with our guide Raffaele who was really knowledgeable and passionate about the site. He really brought it to life and gave us excellent insights into day to day life in the town. Preferred Herculaneum to Pompeii, smaller and better preserved mosaics. The site was easy to navigate and the guides were efficient and easy to find and deal with. Thoroughly recommended.

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July 20, 2020

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