Guided tour

Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Naples: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour with Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.
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From US$ 48.28 per person

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful ancient city of Herculaneum with an archeologist as your guide. Explore one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world with a group of up to 20 people.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the best preserved Roman city in the world
  • Avoid the long entrance line with skip-the-line access
  • Walk through the beautiful ruins with an archaeologist guide
Full description
This tour will take you on a guided visit of the world’s best preserved Roman city, Herculaneum. This was a rich city of merchants and nobility, whose lives ended dramatically fast with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.  See the waterfront, where the remains of more than 300 people lie, who died trying to escape by sea. Explore the Samnite house, the thermal baths, the Temple of the Augustales, and the Forum. Discover the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Gymnasium, and much more. During this experience you can see not only stone, marble, and ceramics that survived the eruption, but also carbonized wood, and paintings and mosaics even more exquisite than those found in Pompeii. Learn about life in this city, and the blast that destroyed it, on this 2-hour guided tour.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour of Herculaneum
  • Skip-the-line admission fees
  • Archaeologist guide
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office of the Herculaneum ruins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The site of Herculaneum is vast and very exposed. The use of sunscreen and a hat is recommended
  • It is recommended that you wear closed-toe shoes, as it can be difficult to walk through the ruins of Herculaneum with open shoes or sandals
  • Due to Covid-19 disposable earphones for bigger groups are provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 294 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Our guide was Luciano leone - it was a fantastic tour and much more interesting for being with someone who had clearly worked as an archaeologist in Herculaneum for a long time. He was so enthusiastic about the area, and his passion was infectious. Well worth the money- we wouldn’t have had half the experience without his knowledge.

April 27, 2022

This was the best choice of tour we could have done in Herculaneum. Luciano was our guide and he was so passionate - his love of archaeology and his role in working at Herculaneum was so evident. I would love to do this tour again and learn even more. If you want to do a tour which is a little bit different from the usual, then this is the one for you.

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April 17, 2022

We really enjoyed our experience with our guide Luciano Leone. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I recommend doing this trip with a guide, it makes the experience much more interesting and our guide pointed out a lot of things that we would have missed. The Herculanean is an amazing piece of history, really worth seeing I think.

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November 6, 2021

Product ID: 204331