Guided tour

Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

4.9 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience
Guided tour

Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience
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From US$ 55.75 per person

Likely to sell out

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, Italian
Small group 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

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Water

Know before you go

  • On the first Sunday of each month, entrance is free of charge, but as tickets can't be reserved ahead of time, entry is not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 70 reviews

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A magnificent visit, a young guide is very prepared, she was able to satisfy all our questions and really made us keep our attention very high .. so thanks for the perfect organization, I certainly recommend it to all those looking to extend their knowledge of the many beauties of our territory

November 7, 2022

Excellent experience, small group, passionate, prepared, engaging guide, able to interest participants of all ages. Raffaele, young archaeologist owner of the Grand tour experience, really highly recommended and very valid experience. Expensive but absolutely worth it (the complete opposite of the negative experience made in Pompeii, unfortunately with another guide)

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April 26, 2022

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

Product ID: 363545