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Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

1. Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

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.

Herculaneum 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

2. Herculaneum 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

Meet your private guide at Herculaneum for a 2-hour guided tour of the archeological site. Herculaneum was located closer to Vesuvius than Pompeii, and was buried deeper by the lava, which better preserved the architecture. Admire the colorful murals and other artwork of the homes of wealthy nobles, which are reminders that Herculaneum was also richer than Pompeii. Learn about ancient Roman culture as your guide utilizes the ruins to paint a vivid picture of life during that time. Bring the whole family on this private tour, as its flexible structure makes it ideal for families with children.

Herculaneum: Guided Walking Tour

3. Herculaneum: Guided Walking Tour

Meet your tour guide and begin a 2-hour guided visit of the ruins of the town. Discover the city which has been well-preserved after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn how the archaeological site was first discovered in the 18th century and became one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. See some of the notable landmarks of the town including the house with the mosaic atrium, the house of the deer, the thermal spas of the forum, and the house with the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Explore the ruins of the town and get a sense of the daily life of Roman citizens.

Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

4. Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

See the best of the Archeological Museum of Naples in the company of a guide on a walking tour. With skip-the-line entrance privileges, make the most of your time. Admire the art and artifacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and more up close. Start the tour at the museum's ticket office and be led by a professional guide and archaeologist. Cruise past the long waiting lines with your skip-the-line entry tickets. Discover the hidden treasures of one of the oldest and richest museums in the world. See the Farnese collection with ancient statues of Hercules, the 2 Tyrannicides (tyrant slayers), the majestic group of Toro Farnese, Greek gods, and Roman emperors. Get up close to some of the best-preserved frescoes and mosaics from nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. Walk in the gallery's wings to admire the Roman collection with artifacts that survived the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. Be inspired by the finest masterpieces of classical art along with artifacts, coins, and wall paintings from throughout ancient history, learning about their origins from your guide.

Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

5. Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

A walk in Pompeii is an experience unlike any other; the city still feels as lively as ever. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived with a tour of all the most important public buildings and private houses. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in 4 to 5 meters of ash, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick buried Herculaneum. Second storeys, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still fully visible. The city comes back to life with your guide's explanations. The tour of Pompeii lasts 2 hours and includes a detailed look at the western part of the ancient town, the location of the most important public buildings, homes and shops.

Herculaneum: Private Walking Tour with Archeologist Guide

6. Herculaneum: Private Walking Tour with Archeologist Guide

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.

2-Hour Private Tour of the Ruins of Herculaneum

7. 2-Hour Private Tour of the Ruins of Herculaneum

See the ruins of Herculaneum, the smaller, but no less impressive, sister of Pompeii, frozen in time by the same devastating volcanic eruption of August 24th 79 AD. Left buried under the rubble of ash until the 1700s, its discovery stunned the world. All of the ancient town lies at the bottom of an archaeological hole, about 75 feet deep. Getting closer, see the area of the marina where 300 human skeletons were found along with a boat (on display at weekends). Discover the garden of the “House of the Albergo”, where quince trees have been replanted following evidence of carbonized roots of the ancient fruit tree. Your next stop is the Council Hall of the Augustali, where beautiful frescoes depict Hercules. Visit the mosaics in the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the neighboring store where food and wine containers, carbonised by the volcano, still hang on the walls! Go to the anceint spa, still covered with mosaics from the Roman saunas, gyms, hot rooms, and cold tubs. Finally, see the most spectacular villa of Herculaneum at Villa dei Cervi, with its luxurious mosaics, frescoes, and statues.

Herculaneum Private Tour With an Expert Guide

8. Herculaneum Private Tour With an Expert Guide

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.

From Naples: 2-Hour Herculaneum Kid-Friendly Tour

9. From Naples: 2-Hour Herculaneum Kid-Friendly Tour

This tour is designed for capturing the attention of the kids and guiding them through the discovery of Herculaneum, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Everything is well-preserved and the kids can walk around the town, enter houses, temples, theater and truly feel what it was like to live in Roman times. Your guide will focus on the their needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, they will surely have the best Herculaneum experience ever. This is a walking tour, no transportation will be included. Visit the Northern Cardo (road oriented north-south), the House of the Skeleton, thermopolium (restaurant food), men's thermal bath, the 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 hundreds of skeletons of the victims of the eruption were discovered.

Pompeii 3-Hour Walking Tour

10. Pompeii 3-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 3-hour guided tour, and travel back to the days of the Roman Empire. You will learn how the town was buried under molten ash and lava by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your guide will bring the Roman Republic to life for an intense experience as you discover remarkably intact structures and learn how the Romans lived both in public and private. Hear why UNESCO inscribed Pompeii and Herculaneum on the World Heritage list for their "complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world". Discover highlights such as Marina Gate, Basilica (court house), Forum, Sarno Baths, Triangolar Forum, Teatro Grande, Odeion (small theatre), House of Menander, Lupanar (brothel), bakery, House of the Faun, Forum Baths, Termopolium Capuano, House of Tragic Poet, plaster casts, Temple of Jupiter, Temple of Apollo and Temple of Venus.

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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 .

Luciano was great, full of knowledge about the site and he included a lot of extra bonus information and “archaeological surprises” that the other tours seemed to be skipping over. He kept it fun and entertaining too - excellent guide.

Our tour guide- Luciano Lioni- was absolutely fantastic. We could not have had a better time, you could tell his passion for this work and that he wanted each of us to have a special time.

This was well worth the money. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. I learned way more than I would have just doing it alone.

Great tour. Very interesting stories about Herculaneum