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An easy alternative to Pompeii. Get the picture without the crowds.

Chose Herculaneum on advise as my partner has mobility and breathing difficulties. Bought Fast track tickets to avoid queues at entrance.... but not required when we got there about noon. Easy to reach from Sorrento by public train €5.80 return followed by a short downhill walk to the site. Entrance through pleasant visitors centre with toilets. Gentle downhill path provides good views and photo opps. The actual excavations are fairly compact and hired audio guides seemed very popular (€8 each/€13 for 2). Clearly not an easy walk for anyone with more than very minor mobility issues but it's not a seafront promenade. Whilst not the scale or variety of its big brother, Pompeii, no crowds. Refreshments are available by auto vending machines along with more toilets close to excavations. Overall well worth the visit to get the experience... nice views across to Vesuvius... which makes you think... what if?? We got a taxi back up the hill to station €10, overpriced... yes, but essential...

Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Michael, 03/07/2019

Great tour and a great guide, This is an amazing bit of history.

Excellent tour from an archaeologist who worked on the site, lots of information, facts on how the excavations were done and the content and background to what we were actually seeing. It's incredible that this place is so intact after over 2000 years. Guide had brilliant knowledge of the different sites that were along the coast. I must say she was very attentive to us as visitors during what was a very hot spell at 40 deg C making sure during the tour that we had lots of water and broke up the tour by getting us into the shade to cool of. Me and my daughter thought the tour was worth every penny and would do it again when we bring the rest of the family there.

Perfect guidance with clear, competent and comprehensiv informations

Our guide Luciano Leone fulfilled our expectations completely. As empassionated archeologist working in Herculaneum he knew all about this site from his profession. Very polite to seniors, friendly to children and adults showing us additional illustrations and photographs! Luciano gave easy to understand explanations to all relevant topics like the eruption of the Vulkano Vesuv, the life of the ancient inhabitants of Herculaneum, former buiding architecture, paintings and many more. We were totally confinced having choosen the right provider and had a great day at Herculaneum.

Dr Luciano Leone provided us with a wonderful tour of Herculaneum.

Our tour was well organised and led by a highly knowledgeable and personable guide. Luciano brought the ancient city to life, so we could imagine being there and he added some humorous anecdotes along the way. He was passionate & enthusiastic about the archeological history of the site and described the various discoveries in a way we could all understand. The tour was well paced & comfortable, with plenty of stops in the shade and the 2 hours seemed to fly by.

Lucenzio Lion the archaeologist was so captivating!

We did the 2 hour herculaneum tour with lucenzio the archaeologist and it was absolutely amazing! He was passionate and captivating and made the whole experience so worthwhile. We learnt about the history and tragedy of this place, brought to life through his stories. I would recommend this tour to anyone wishing for an unforgettable experience.