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Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

Herculaneum Priority Entrance Ticket

From US$ 20.55 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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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 1 day
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Optional audio guide
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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)
  • Choose from either a shared or private guided experience
  • Guided tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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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)
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Advance ticket is a little inconvenient as it has to be converted to paper at the ticket office. And it takes an ID, which isn’t a problem unless you just left it hostage to get the audio guide. Audio guide was good. The site is really amazing and so much more approachable than Pompeii. We were glad we had gone to the archeological museum before as it helped set the stage. No crowds at all.

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October 10, 2021

I couldnt go to Pompeii as it is currently shut on Mondays so I bought a ticket to Herculaneum thinking that it would be something at least. Im glad Pompeii was shut as although Herculaneum is smaller, it is enough so you dont get ruined out and has some absolutely stunning houses in a fantastic state of preservation. The colours on the walls and in particular the floor of the female bath hojse are so well preserved it takes you back to the time and lets your imagination run riot

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September 23, 2020

The priority entrance tickets worked great. When we arrived there was a long line to get in. We were able to just walk through and enter the site immediately. One word of caution - you cannot bring any large bags like a large backpack into the ruins and will need to leave with security - that was free which was a pleasant surprise. You should park in the underground lot to the right before the entrance. You have to pay for that and bring your parking ticket with you and pay upstairs so that the ticket can open the gate on the way out.

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January 4, 2020

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