Herculaneum: Private Walking Tour with Archeologist Guide

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Herculaneum: Private Walking Tour with Archeologist Guide

From US$ 175.62 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour private tour of the Herculaneum ruins with an archeologist guide. Hear about the eruption of Vesuvius and see the town's highlights.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the ruins of Herculaneum with an archeologist guide
  • Hear what happened to the town when Vesuvius erupted
  • Learn how the city was so well preserved by volcanic ash and mud
Full description
Explore the ruins of Herculaneum on a 2-hour private tour with an archeologist guide. Known as the sister to Pompeii, the town was buried following a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Get a glimpse into the private lives of Romans and see amazingly well-preserved wooden objects, paintings, and mosaics. While Pompeii was covered in 4-5 meters of ash, an avalanche of mud about 20 meters deep buried Herculaneum, created a better-preserved site. See many of the highlights, including the Forum, the House of the Black Saloon, the House of the Wooden Partition, the Bakery, the Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus, and the beach where hundreds of skeletons of the victims were discovered.
  • Licensed archeologist guide
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Herculaneum ticket office. The guide will be holding a sign with your name on it. You can get to the meeting point by car or by train: By car on Via Pignalver (guarded parking is not available close to the meeting place) By train on Corso Resina 1 to Circumvesuviana Train Station, a 10 minute walk away

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5.0 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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fabulous tour

we arrived at Herculaneum and were met by alessandro. he whisked us past the queues and then held us spellbound for the next 2 and half hours. to say that he was extremely knowledgeable would be an understatement, he brought the past alive and helped us to understand what life would have been like in roman times. Herculaneum is a fascinating place and we would highly recommend a private guided tour!

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October 30, 2018

Our tour was outstanding! Francisco was personable and knowledgeable, and we learned a great deal from our tour. He was able to navigate well around the groups of school children we met along the way. He discussed the eruption of Vesuvius with my scientifically-minded husband and the art and architecture with me equally well. So glad we booked this tour--would highly recommend to others.

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October 17, 2018

La guida ci attendeva (noi eravamo in 6 e nessuno si è aggiunto al nostro gruppo) al punto d’incontro con mezz’ora di anticipo. La guida, sig. Luciano, ci ha accompagnati con spiegazioni precise e appassionate. Aveva con se anche un quaderno dove aveva raccolto molta documentazione che ci ha mostrato di volta in volta, facendo anche paragoni con Pompei. Sono state due ore molto interessanti. Consigliatissimo.

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January 1, 2020

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