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Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

From US$ 52.39 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.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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  • 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.
  • 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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Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office of the Herculaneum ruins.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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 245 reviews

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Excellent tour, highly recommended. The guide was excellent, an expert on the field and very knowledgeable about the history of Herculaneum. We appreciated his thorough explanations about the life in the ancient Roman city, its tragic fate after the eruption of Vesuvius and how it was rediscovered and is being recovered to our days. This tour is a must.

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November 7, 2019

Outstanding Tour and Experience!!!

We haven't stopped talking about this tour we took a week ago! The guide (Dr. Luciano Leone) is soooo smart, passionate, and appreciative (of contributions from donors to continue excavations and the work being done) - and this all ensures you stay wrapped in his discussion and all that he points out. We were told the Herculaneum tour far exceeds Pompeii by locals, even people who took a Pompeii tour before this one - so we feel very lucky we learned this, cuz you can instantly understand why this is the case. We cannot recommend this specific locale, this guide, or this tour company stongly enough!

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October 11, 2019

Excellent! Brought it all to life!

We had a wonderful tour with Illaria, she brought the whole place to life for us. She was full of amusing tales and interesting facts. She clearly had an amazing depth of knowledge and huge enthusiasm for Pompeii. We felt that it was well worth the money and having an earpiece to hear what she said made a huge difference. Would recommend 100%

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October 7, 2019

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