Herculaneum 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

51 Reviews

Herculaneum 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

From US$ 249.89 Per group up to 1

Visit Herculaneum, one of the cities buried by Mount Vesuvius in the same eruption that destroyed Pompeii. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Private group
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
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Live tour guide
German

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Herculaneum
  • Hear the story of the eruption and its impact from your private guide
  • Marvel at the murals and artwork preserved by the ash from the volcano
Full description
Meet your private guide at Herculaneum for a 2-hour guided tour of the archeological site. Herculaneum was located closer to Vesuvius than Pompeii, and was buried deeper by the lava, which better preserved the architecture. Admire the colorful murals and other artwork of the homes of wealthy nobles, which are reminders that Herculaneum was also richer than Pompeii. Learn about ancient Roman culture as your guide utilizes the ruins to paint a vivid picture of life during that time. Bring the whole family on this private tour, as its flexible structure makes it ideal for families with children.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the Herculaneum archaeological site
  • Private guided tour
  • Transportation to Herculaneum
  • Meals and drinks
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

At the main entrance to the Herculaneum ruins. The guide will wait for you next to the ticket counter, holding a sign with your reservation name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Guests under 18 must bring their IDs with them
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
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Excellent and charming guide

Our guide, Daniela, was helpful, charming and extremely informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the insights she offered into Herculaneum. The only problem was with the emailed meeting instructions sent with a map and a pin from GetYourGuide - the pin was several hundred metres away from the actual location. The conflict between the pin and the described location caused us to be late and a little irritated at the time. If you’re going to use a dropped pin on a map (which, in principle, is an excellent idea then you need to make sure it’s in the right place!

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September 21, 2019

Excellent and informative

Luisa was an utterly fantastic guide. She was really well informed and guided us around the most interesting parts of Herculaneum and really managed to bring the city alive for us. We would highly recommend both this tour and visiting Herculaneum itself, very impressively preserved compared to Pompeii and our guide was so fantastic. It was the little details that really made the tour great!

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October 8, 2018

Excellent tour with a 23-yr veteran guide

We very much enjoyed our 2hr tour of Herculaneum. Our tour guide Daniela has been giving tours ranging from 2hrs to full days of both Herculaneum and Pompeii for 23 years and had endless knowledge about the past, present, and future of Herculaneum. She brought an iPad with her that was especially helpful for some visualizations of what buildings we stopped in would have looked like back in the 1st century AD. All-in-all, my girlfriend and I have a high bar for cultural tours like this, but the two hours went by too quickly and we very much enjoyed it all. We would highly recommend Daniela and Herculaneum, and the service that set us up.

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September 11, 2018

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