History & heritage tours

Guided visit of the Herculaneum archaeological site

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Availability: Every day
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the UNESCO archaeological site of Herculaneum with an expert guide
  • Explore the 4-hectares site where you'll find homes, temples, and thermal baths
  • See the remains of the Roman city buried by a Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD
  • Visit also the Museo Archeologico Virtuale with 3D models of buildings and monuments
What to expect

Overlooking the Gulf of Naples, Herculaneum became famous worldwide when the archaeological excavations brought the ancient splendor of this Roman city to the surface before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD buried everything with lava. Along with Pompeii, it was listed among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1997.

This 2-hour tour will allow you to explore the archaeological site in the company of an expert guide, who will show you the entire site and the beautiful mansions. The excavations of the city of Herculaneum have brought to light wonderful frescoes and wooden materials. Of particular interest are the Sacello degli Augustali, the baths and several shops.

If you wish you can also visit the Virtual Archaeological Museum (the Museum ticket can be purchased on-site), which tells the life of the Roman cities around Vesuvius before the tragic eruption. Here you will discover splendid 3D reproductions of the most famous Roman buildings and monuments in Campania.

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What's included
  • Herculaneum Archaeological Site skip-the-line tickets
  • Guided visit
What's not included
  • Entrance to the Virtual Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Virtuale)
  • Transport
  • Snacks and drinks
Reduced price
  • Youth (18-25): reduced
  • Children (4-17): reduced
  • Infants (0-4): free
Where

Corso Resina, 185, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

Meeting point:

Ruins of Herculaneum ticket office, Corso Resina, Herculaneum

What to remember
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and bring along a hat and a bottle of water. You can't bring any large bags and backpacks inside the site but you can leave them at the entrance where a free cloakroom service is available and retrieve them at the end of your visit
  • This is a 2-hour guided tour that only includes the archaeological site. The tour lasts for 3 hours if you wish to visit both the archaeological site and the Virtual Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Virtuale). Admission to the museum requires a separate ticket that must be purchased on-site (full price: €7, reduced: €6 for under 18, over 65, students, and teachers)
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When
  • Every day at 10.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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