Guided tour

Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

From US$ 49.10 per person

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful ancient city of Herculaneum with an archeologist as your guide. Explore one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world with a group of up to 20 people.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the best preserved Roman city in the world
  • Avoid the long entrance line with skip-the-line access
  • Walk through the beautiful ruins with an archaeologist guide
Full description
This tour will take you on a guided visit of the world’s best preserved Roman city, Herculaneum. This was a rich city of merchants and nobility, whose lives ended dramatically fast with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.  See the waterfront, where the remains of more than 300 people lie, who died trying to escape by sea. Explore the Samnite house, the thermal baths, the Temple of the Augustales, and the Forum. Discover the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Gymnasium, and much more. During this experience you can see not only stone, marble, and ceramics that survived the eruption, but also carbonized wood, and paintings and mosaics even more exquisite than those found in Pompeii. Learn about life in this city, and the blast that destroyed it, on this 2-hour guided tour.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour of Herculaneum
  • Skip-the-line admission fees
  • Archaeologist guide
  • Lunch

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The site of Herculaneum is vast and very exposed. The use of sunscreen and a hat is recommended
  • It is recommended that you wear closed-toe shoes, as it can be difficult to walk through the ruins of Herculaneum with open shoes or sandals
  • Due to Covid-19 disposable earphones for bigger groups are provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 487 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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La visita è stata molto interessante, sia perché la bellezza del sito archeologico ci ha colti impreparati sia perché la guida Maria Laura ci ha fatto appassionare alla storia di Ercolano e alle bellissime rovine. Estremamente consigliato il tour e complimenti alla guida per la professionalità e la passione nella spiegazione.

December 31, 2022

This was an excursion that has always been in my bucket list!!! It did not disappoint. Our guide was amazing and so knowledgeable!!! Very small group and he provided so much information and had photos with him that showed how the archaeological team had uncovered items in the exact area we were standing. Amazing and worthwhile with a guide!!! Without a guide it would just be a series of ruins but with him it came to life !!!

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October 31, 2022

Excellent tour with our very knowledgeable and passionate Luciano Leone . The small group size and headsets made the tour very easy in terms of accessing all that Luciano was saying . His knowledge and passion for the discoveries archeologists had made during and after the excavations of this site is remarkable and made the tour very memorable .

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October 30, 2022

Product ID: 204331