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Ercolano: Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

Ercolano: Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

From US$ 17.44 per person

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 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. 

  • 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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  • 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)
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Not to be missed, the colours and intricate details of daily life that have survived the eruption after all these years are truly amazing. The Audio Tour was informative and full of interesting details about each building within the ruins. I would have given 5 stars, but we found that the audio tour map and entrance was not all together that easy to navigate or well sign posted in English. So we ended up entering the archeological site the wrong way round over the bridge, rather than down the stairs. Other than that, I’d highly recommend a visit to Herculaneum for an incredible step back in time.

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September 7, 2022

The lines are long if you don't have a reservation so I recommend doing this. Pre paying for an audio guide also speeds things up. I did the early pass to get a head start on the hords of tour groups that start at 10. The audio guide is excellent and allows more time for photos and absorbing information than a tour. I spent 3 hours at my own pace. It's an incredible site

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August 27, 2022

We had previously visited Pompeii with a guide so elected to see Herculaneum without a guide. With our skip the line tickets we walked right in and picked up a free guide book at the entry. Each of the houses, etc. described in the guidebook were marked with a small metal marker with a corresponding number to the numbered description in the guidebook so it was easy to read each description as we saw each building. We spent 2 hours at the site and felt like that was the perfect amount of time to really see and appreciate the site. Compared to Pompeii, Herculaneum was much less crowded, a smaller easier to navigate area, and better preserved than Pompeii. Pompeii shows much of how business and commerce worked in 79 AD while Herculaneum shows more how people lived in their homes at that time.

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August 17, 2022

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