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Ercolano: Private 4-hour Oplontis and Herculaneum Tour

Product ID: 303503
An Oplontis and Herculaneum private tour in which you can satisfy your curiosity for everything ancient Rome. Discover the luxurious everyday lives of Rome’s elite in 2 remarkably well-preserved sites, buried and preserved by Mount Vesuvius.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience 2 of ancient Rome’s best-preserved sites
  • Discover how Rome’s wealthy relaxed in these elite centers
  • Tour the town of Herculaneum and see how life used to be
  • Step into the life of Rome’s imperial elite in Oplontis
  • Enjoy amazing Roman art and high-culture
Full description
For an ancient history lover, no tour compares to a private tour of 2 underrated attractions: the town of Herculaneum and the villa of Nero’s wife, Oplontis. Both of these sites were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, but this loss to the Roman Empire was in hindsight a gain, as we can now see the lives of Rome’s elite at the pinnacle of the Empire’s power.

Evidence of spectacular wealth is abundant in Herculaneum. Upon entry, your guide will show you the ruins of an old hotel, complete with a magnificent swimming pool. As you explore the town further, you will find the ruins of an extravagant bath house, decorated with luxurious marble mosaics. You will also encounter  grand houses which are adorned in lavish frescoes.

Herculaneum may have been a luxurious retreat for Rome’s pleasure seekers, but it doesn’t compare to Oplontis’ sheer luxury. This villa was the villa of Nero’s wife, Poppea, and provides fantastic insight into the lives of Rome’s 1%. Oplontis also boasts the best-preserved Roman frescoes, which you will discover are designed in a curiously exotic eastern style.
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Full tour from an expert guide
  • Headsets for groups of 6 or more (available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese)
  • Transport between sights
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and return
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour involves some walking so please wear comfortable shoes
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Roma Experience Tours

Product ID: 303503