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Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

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Skip the line to the Herculaneum archeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's most preserved ancient cities.

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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Optional audio guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines to the Herculaneum archeological site
  • Walk the cobbled streets of this ancient town
  • Imagine what life was like before the devastating volcanic eruption of 79AD
Full description

Gain instant access to the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum with your priority entrance ticket. Herculaneum was buried under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD but, unlike the nearby site of Pompeii, a lot of the town was preserved: roofs, beds, doors, food, and even 300 skeletons. Walk the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and get a glimpse of what life was like before the devastating eruption. Marvel at artifacts that have kept their original form for almost 2000 years.  Explore intact buildings at your own pace, see well-preserved frescoes and imagine the daily rituals of those using the shops, public gymnasium, and public swimming baths that can still be seen today. 

Includes
  • Priority entrance ticket
  • Audio guide (if option selected)
  • Guided tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes
  • From March 16 to October 14 opening hours from 9:30 AM-7:30 PM (last admission 6:00 PM; the archaeological area must be left by 7:00 PM)
  • From October 15 to March 15 opening hours from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM (last admission 3:30 PM; the archaeological area must be left by 4:40 PM)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1044 reviews

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Worth visiting. Went later in day as it doesn't close until 7 pm and it was quiet and easy to see everything without queues. Really gave you a sense of the town, unlike many other places we have been too. Used the train to get there and its so cheap!

May 18, 2022

Easy to get to about 15 mins on circumvesuvio train to Sorrento . Packed train though. Leave the station and it is straight down the road. The site is easily set out and you can look over at the ruins as you walk to the ticket office. So I guess if you do not want to , or dont have time for proper visit you could glance and walk away. We had priority tickets so skipped the queue and went inside to another ticket office. We received a guide book which was handy as it gave info on all the different areas of the site. I wanted to go here and Pompeii and i am very glad I went. I would not recommend trying to see both sites in one day as many people ask. You can do Herculaneum in 2 to 3 hours but it would be too tiring to do both. Pompeii takes a good 4 to 5 hours plus travel as the site is ginormous and can be confusing to follow the map. We went end of April and was very hot and sunny.

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May 6, 2022

We decided to book the entrance ticket only as had done a tour of Pompeii with a guide in the morning - this helped us to identify so much and as such we were able to plan a route and take our time to explore avoiding the large groups which was wonderful. The rooms in the houses in Herculaneum are incredibly well preserved (better than Pompeii) owing to the wind direction on the day of the eruption (our archeologist guide had mentioned) Herculaneum was covered in hot ash instantly so inside the buildings there are many treasures; artwork, timber pieces - doors, balconies, beds etc, mosaics all intact - it's incredible! I preferred this smaller site to Pompeii (although wouldn't have missed Pompeii) as everything is concentrated in a smaller area and the Bath Houses at Herculaneum ... well you need to visit!! Best thing I've ever seen!

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April 27, 2022

Product ID: 87431