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Herculaneum: Augmented Reality Walking Tour

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Activity provider: AR Tour srl

Herculaneum: Augmented Reality Walking Tour

Activity provider: AR Tour srl
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Wear a pair of smart glasses for an immersive tour at Herculaneum to see what the archaeological site's most important temples, houses, and squares looked like before the eruption of 79 AC.

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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


  • Travel back in time to the times of the ancient Roman empire in Herculaneum
  • Get kitted out with a pair of light smart AR glasses with a transparent lens
  • Witness awe-inspiring 3D holographic reconstructions that overlap existing ruins
  • Learn about the history of the site and the 79 AC eruption from your audio guide
  • Enjoy an entertaining alternative sightseeing tour that's suitable for all ages
Full description
Wear your Augmented Reality smart glasses and enjoy a unique, innovative, and immersive walking tour at the archaeological site of Herculaneum. Travel back to 79 AC and see what Herculaneum's squares and houses looked like before being destroyed in a volcanic eruption. Meet your tour leader at Herculaneum main entrance and get kitted out with your glasses before listening to a quick introduction to how to use them. Then, begin your tour which has been designed by an archaeologist team to show you what life was like in Herculaneum before the eruption. The software of the glasses creates holograms that overlap the existing ruins, showing what the most significant temples, houses, and buildings originally looked like. Cast yourself into the bygone age of ancient life in Herculaneum, walking through the city to feel like a Roman.
  • Tour leader
  • Augmented reality glasses
  • Recorded Audio available in 5 languages
  • Entrance tickets
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet your tour assistant at the main entrance of the archaeological park of Herculaneum.

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  • Entrance tickets are not included in the cost of this tour. You must reserve your ticket online for the 2:30 PM entrance
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4.3 /5

based on 30 reviews

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This was the best option I found for visiting the ruins of Herculeum. The technology really bring it together. Having the view of the ruins now and a portray of how they used to look back 2000 years ago is incredible. I will even say a must. We did Pompeii in the morning with a regular guide (a pretty good guide, I will add) was no comparison to having Daniela walk us through same type of ruins, but this time in Herculeum and with the help of the audio and 360° virtual reality experience. It took the tour to a whole another level completely. I felt bad for the other people walking around us and not been able to see what I was seeing with the VR glases. If I had the opportunity, I will go back to Pompeii and go through the whole tour with the VR glasses as well. Daniela, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. she made the use of the technology easy. Will recommend her as a tour guide for sure.

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June 18, 2022

The idea of doing AR-assisted tours in Ercolano is really great. It shows you the city and how it looked in its glory days. My wife and I were lucky that our tour ended up being private and our guide Roberta was knowledgeable and passionate about the city and its history. One thing that could make this tour 50 times better is if the AR material included actors playing the role of ancient citizens living their everyday lives. According to Roberta, that's in the works. In summary, you should consider this tour next time you are in that region.

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June 4, 2022

Interesting for the whole family. Augmented reality is a great experience. On the other hand, the information given was a bit succinct and we had the impression of going at a run. We would have liked to learn more. We stayed on the site afterwards to go at our own pace. However, a nice visit.

April 16, 2022

Product ID: 407543