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Herculaneum Private Tour With an Expert Guide

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Activity provider: Faberest

Herculaneum Private Tour With an Expert Guide

Activity provider: Faberest

From US$ 259.59 per group up to 2

Discover the amazing archeological site of Herculaneum. Walk through this famous well-preserved ancient Roman city buried in the same volcanic eruption as Pompeii and explore its fascinating ruins with your private guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Discover the world-famous archaeological site of Herculaneum with an expert guide
  • See the impressively well preserved traces of the people who lived there
  • Get to know how the people of Herculaneum escaped to the beach and what happened to them
Full description
Book this 3-hour private tour to discover the fascinating archaeological site of Herculaneum with a dedicated private guide. Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum (Italian: Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD. Unlike Pompeii, the deep pyroclastic material which covered it preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs, beds, doors, food and even some 300 skeletons which were discovered in recent years along the seashore.  You'll see the Northern Cardo (road oriented north-south), the House of the Skeleton, Thermopolium (restaurant), Men's Thermal Bath, Temple of Augustali, Forum (main square), House of the Black Saloon, House of Neptune and Amphitrite, House of Bel Cortile, the Samnite House, the House of the Wooden Partition, the Bakery, the Gym, the Home of the Bucks, the Marina gate, terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus and the beach where the skeletons of the victims of the eruption were discovered.
  • Expert local guide
  • Tickets for the archeological site of Herculaneum
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
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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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the main entrance of Herculaneum archaeological site.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a private tour for a group of up to 10 guests. Tell the guide what your interests are to customize the tour
  • Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed inside the site. You will be able to leave them at the entrance where a free cloakroom service is available
  • The venue is mostly accessible to people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs
  • People with reduced mobility or wheelchairs can access most of the archeological sites and two permanent exhibitions: Padiglione della Barca and an exhibition dedicated to jewelry and luxury items
  • Most of the domus are accessible to people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs
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4.9 /5

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Fantástica nuestra guía . Nos estaba esperando a la entrada, nos entregó las entradas y durante tres horas nos dió, de forma muy amena y mostrando unos grandes conocimientos, una visión de como era la vida en ese pueblo en aquellos tiempos e información completísima sobre el yacimiento. Para nosotros (éramos un grupo de 6 amigos) fué experiencia magnífica. Es un tour altamente recomendable

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September 24, 2022


Very friendly and competent guide, who pointed out many little things along the way and left almost no question unanswered. We recommend.

September 26, 2021

Nach Herculaneum unbedingt mit eimem guten Guide! Es war eine tolle Erfahrung. Lob an Angelo, der mit Herzbllut "seine" Ausgrabungen erklärt. Obwohl wir durchaus einiges schon wußten , lernten wir noch viel dazu. So ergibt sich wie ein Mosaik Steinchen um Steinchen. 3 Stunden waren zu wenig, wir kommen wieder!

September 23, 2022


Product ID: 161502