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.
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From US$ 46.91 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
Italian, English

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office of the Herculaneum ruins.

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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 330 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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Our guide was so knowledgeable and engaging. This was the best tour that I have been on in Italy since I have arrived. As Herculaneum is a smaller site than Pompeii it was not crowded and there was a cool sea breeze. You can envisage life back then as the buildings are well preserved. Highly recommended.

June 26, 2022

This was a fascinating tour. Luciano shared insights, secrets and really interesting facts with such passion and enthusiasm it was impossible not to get carried away. Not even the smallest detail escaped his attention and his sensor humour kept us rapt. He brought Herculaneum to life. We would recommend this tour without reservation. Excellent doesn’t even come close. Grazie, Luciano.

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June 13, 2022

Our tour was fabulous. Diego is knowledgeable and had the ability to explain the history and archeology as a fascinating story and yet with details to make what we saw come alive. He is an interesting speaker and enthusiastic about the site and tour. He was thoughtful with all of us--even finding shade on a very hot day. The time flew by with all the significant information he provided Highly recommend this guide and tour.

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June 4, 2022

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