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Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

4.9 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience

Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience

From US$ 51.57 per person

Explore one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world and experience the last days of the citizens of Herculaneum with the help of an expert archaeologist guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Witness the tragic effects of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Benefit from the knowledge of an archaeologist guide
  • Avoid the long lines of tourists with a skip-the-line ticket
Full description

Discover the ruins of Herculaneum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities.

Herculaneum was buried under volcanic material after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD but, unlike the nearby site of Pompeii, a lot of the town was preserved, such as roofs, beds, doors, food, and even skeletons. Walk the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archaeologist and get a glimpse of what life was like before the devastating eruption.

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 thermal baths that can still be seen today.

  • Guided tour
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • The guide will wait for you with "Grand Tour Experience" sign - the name of the agency
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the ticket office 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 66 reviews

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The site offers the opportunity to dive into the past through the story of the guide Raffaele who accompanied us on a splendid journey with passion and knowledge as an archaeologist. Thanks to the words of the guide we lived a unique experience absolutely to be recommended to those who love the places of our history.

February 25, 2022

Riccardo was a fantastic tour guide. Trained as an archeologist, he was very informative, interesting, animated, responsive to questions, and also speaks excellent English. His love for his subject came through and his enthusiasm made the tour all the more enjoyable. It was a fascinating experience that we highly recommend.

October 12, 2021

It was an unforgettable experience !! Thanks to our guide Massimo we were able to travel through time and identify with the Herculaneum of the time. Massimo was excellent, he explained things to us with great care and dedication, trying to answer all our questions. The archaeological site is not tiring to visit in summer, thanks to the perfect conservation of the houses it is possible to find shaded areas and even cool areas !! We will definitely be back !!

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August 22, 2021

Product ID: 363545