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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€18.90
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town better preserved than Pompeii during the aftermath of Mount Vesuvius’s eruption in 79 AD.
  • Discover the picturesque ancient villas, bathhouses, frescoes, and more all preserved in their near-perfect glory.
  • Take advantage of your skip-the-line tickets into the UNESCO World Heritage Site to bypass the long tourist lines.
  • Unlock the Artercard Campania for free entry to the first 5 sites of your choice around Naples, and discounts at around 80 more! Find the full list here.
  • Elevate your experience and navigate site highlights effortlessly with a detailed map and audio guide, available in 8 languages for a truly immersive experience!
  • Explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town better preserved than Pompeii during the aftermath of Mount Vesuvius’s eruption in 79 AD.
  • Discover the picturesque ancient villas, bathhouses, frescoes, and more all preserved in their near-perfect glory.
  • Take advantage of your skip-the-line tickets into the UNESCO World Heritage Site to bypass the long tourist lines.
  • Unlock the Artercard Campania for free entry to the first 5 sites of your choice around Naples, and discounts at around 80 more! Find the full list here.
  • Elevate your experience and navigate site highlights effortlessly with a detailed map and audio guide, available in 8 languages for a truly immersive experience!

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entrance to Herculaneum
  • Campania Artecard 7-Day Pass (optional)
  • Audio guide in 8 languages (optional)
  • Map (optional)
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • The optional audio guide is available in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

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€49
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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2 hr.
  • The ancient town of Herculaneum is a must-visit for history and culture buffs when in Naples.
  • Most renowned for its archeological Roman excavations, Herculaneum has traces of Samnite, Greek, Etruscan influences (apart from the obvious Roman presence).
  • Did you know: Legend has it that Herculaneum was founded by the mythological hero, Hercules!
  • Thanks to the expert archeologist who will walk alongside you, you'll be privy to captivating anecdotes, secrets, stories, and chilling facts about Herculaneum.
  • Learn all about the tragic effects of Mount Vesuvius's eruption (much like Pompeii as you walk through the town).
  • As you explore this unique site on foot, you'll pass along the monumental basilica, the grand spa complex, the gymnasium, and then some.
  • The ancient town of Herculaneum is a must-visit for history and culture buffs when in Naples.
  • Most renowned for its archeological Roman excavations, Herculaneum has traces of Samnite, Greek, Etruscan influences (apart from the obvious Roman presence).
  • Did you know: Legend has it that Herculaneum was founded by the mythological hero, Hercules!
  • Thanks to the expert archeologist who will walk alongside you, you'll be privy to captivating anecdotes, secrets, stories, and chilling facts about Herculaneum.
  • Learn all about the tragic effects of Mount Vesuvius's eruption (much like Pompeii as you walk through the town).
  • As you explore this unique site on foot, you'll pass along the monumental basilica, the grand spa complex, the gymnasium, and then some.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry into Herculaneum ruins
  • Guidance from expert archeologist in English, Spanish, French, German & Italian (optional)
  • Tip: Overlooking the Gulf of Naples in a dramatic fashion, this world-renowned town has much to offer, aesthetically speaking. Bring out your cameras for the panoramas!
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

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€28.90
Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
  • Bypass the long queues and dive straight into the ancient wonders of Herculaneum in Italy’s picturesque Campania region.
  • An audio guide allows you to immerse yourself in the well-preserved ruins of this lesser-known historic city, rivaling the nearby Pompeii in significance.
  • Explore the opulent House of the Deer and Villa of the Papyri, and walk along the ancient main street Decumanus Maximus, lined with shops and houses.
  • Discover the narratives woven into the colorful frescoes, intricate mosaics, and stunning structures offering insight into the lives of ordinary citizens.
  • Bypass the long queues and dive straight into the ancient wonders of Herculaneum in Italy’s picturesque Campania region.
  • An audio guide allows you to immerse yourself in the well-preserved ruins of this lesser-known historic city, rivaling the nearby Pompeii in significance.
  • Explore the opulent House of the Deer and Villa of the Papyri, and walk along the ancient main street Decumanus Maximus, lined with shops and houses.
  • Discover the narratives woven into the colorful frescoes, intricate mosaics, and stunning structures offering insight into the lives of ordinary citizens.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Herculaneum
  • Audio guide in Italian, English, French, Spanish & German
  • Tip: Want to visit a supposed ancient cult temple rumored to be run by imperially-sanctioned freedmen? Stop by the College of Augustales.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Luggage Storage.
  • Please note that there is free entry for wheelchair users and 1 companion.
  • The audio guide is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, and German.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Pompeii + Herculaneum Tickets

from €42.30
€40.19

5% off

Mobile Ticket
  • Appreciate the beauty of the archaeological sites that once were Pompeii and Herculaneum, grand cities in Italy’s Campania region.
  • Mt Vesuvius forms an imposing backdrop as a reminder that both towns were buried under meters of ash and pumice after its tragic eruption in 79 A.D.
  • The preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
  • Take in the town’s heartbreaking history as you see remains that are almost perfectly preserved by volcanic ash - from frescos, buildings, and even human plaster casts.
  • Learn about the intellectual traditions of these towns, like the Villa of Papyri where scrolls containing 1st century philosophy were uncovered.
  • Discover everyday objects, an amphitheater, public baths, and other sites that will give you a glimpse of the life of ancient Romans.
  • This ticket includes skip-the-line access to Herculaneum allowing you to bypass the long tourist lines.
  • Appreciate the beauty of the archaeological sites that once were Pompeii and Herculaneum, grand cities in Italy’s Campania region.
  • Mt Vesuvius forms an imposing backdrop as a reminder that both towns were buried under meters of ash and pumice after its tragic eruption in 79 A.D.
  • The preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
  • Take in the town’s heartbreaking history as you see remains that are almost perfectly preserved by volcanic ash - from frescos, buildings, and even human plaster casts.
  • Learn about the intellectual traditions of these towns, like the Villa of Papyri where scrolls containing 1st century philosophy were uncovered.
  • Discover everyday objects, an amphitheater, public baths, and other sites that will give you a glimpse of the life of ancient Romans.
  • This ticket includes skip-the-line access to Herculaneum allowing you to bypass the long tourist lines.

Inclusions

Pompeii

  • Entrance tickets to Pompeii

Herculaneum

  • Skip-the-line entrance to Herculaneum
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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From Pompeii/Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Guided Tour with Archaeologist

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€99.75
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
5 hr. 30 min. - 7 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Tick off two important archeological sites ingrained in myth and history - Pompeii and Herculaneum, on the same day with a fun guided tour.
  • Walking beside an archeologist will lend you a unique perspective, a sneak peek into the typical lifestyle of Romans over 1900 years ago.
  • If you are in Naples, choose the option with roundtrip transfers for a comfy adventure in a GT coach with AC. Or take the local train to Herculaneum.
  • Tune into digital audio guides to listen to fascinating stories of ancient Rome in the language of your preference. 5 options are available.
  • Marvel at perfectly preserved frescoes, intricate mosaics, and lavish villas of Herculaneum as you listen to its tragic tale of fire and ash.
  • Tick off two important archeological sites ingrained in myth and history - Pompeii and Herculaneum, on the same day with a fun guided tour.
  • Walking beside an archeologist will lend you a unique perspective, a sneak peek into the typical lifestyle of Romans over 1900 years ago.
  • If you are in Naples, choose the option with roundtrip transfers for a comfy adventure in a GT coach with AC. Or take the local train to Herculaneum.
  • Tune into digital audio guides to listen to fascinating stories of ancient Rome in the language of your preference. 5 options are available.
  • Marvel at perfectly preserved frescoes, intricate mosaics, and lavish villas of Herculaneum as you listen to its tragic tale of fire and ash.

Inclusions

  • 5.5-7Hr guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum (as per option selected)
  • Entry to Pompeii Archaeological Park & Herculaneum
  • Train ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum (optional)
  • Roundtrip transfers from Naples (optional)
  • Expert English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Small group tour (up to 20)
  • Headsets
  • Digital audio guide in Italian, English, Spanish, French, or German
  • Please note that there will be no breaks when visiting the sites at Pompeii. Please ensure that you carry a bottle of water should you need it as there are no beverages and food included in this tour aside from your mid-day meal.
  • During the low season, i.e. November to March, the live guide inside the ruins will be replaced with an audio guide if the group is less than 6 people.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Pompeii/Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum & Vesuvius Day Trip

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€119
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
8 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Experience a full day of adventure and history, as you gain entry to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius National Park.
  • Round-trip transfers from your hotel in either Pompeii or Naples, an expert driver, and a carefully curated route allow you to make the most of your trip.
  • Benefit from an insightful audio guide and map of Pompeii, followed by a visit to the homes and public spaces of the smaller city of Herculaneum.
  • At Mount Vesuvius, you’ll climb to the active crater along with a volcanic guide, and find a thriving wine industry on its fertile slopes!
  • Experience a full day of adventure and history, as you gain entry to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius National Park.
  • Round-trip transfers from your hotel in either Pompeii or Naples, an expert driver, and a carefully curated route allow you to make the most of your trip.
  • Benefit from an insightful audio guide and map of Pompeii, followed by a visit to the homes and public spaces of the smaller city of Herculaneum.
  • At Mount Vesuvius, you’ll climb to the active crater along with a volcanic guide, and find a thriving wine industry on its fertile slopes!

Inclusions

  • Day trip to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius
  • Round-trip transfers from Pompeii/Naples (as per option selected)
  • Entry to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius National Park
  • Audio guide and map of Pompeii
  • Tip: Don’t miss Herculaneum's boathouses, holding the skeletal remains of those who tried to escape the eruption by sea.
  • While Pompeii and Herculaneum are wheelchair and stroller accessible, the climb up Mount Vesuvius is not.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Train Tickets
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Campania Express One-Way Tickets: Naples Porta Nolana to/from Herculaneum

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Mobile Ticket
18 min.
Transfers Included
  • Tired of travel hassles? Hop on board this one-way express transfer from Naples Porta Nolana Train Station to Herculaneum Ercolano Scavi Train Station.
  • With train connections available every 3 hours, you won't miss a beat and zoom to your destination in just 18 minutes flat!
  • Sit back, relax, and soak in the sights from vibrant city neighborhoods to the majestic Mount Vesuvius in the distance in air-conditioned coaches.
  • At Herculaneum Ercolano Scavi Train Station, you've got options galore: heading further afield or exploring local gems, the station got you covered.
  • Tired of travel hassles? Hop on board this one-way express transfer from Naples Porta Nolana Train Station to Herculaneum Ercolano Scavi Train Station.
  • With train connections available every 3 hours, you won't miss a beat and zoom to your destination in just 18 minutes flat!
  • Sit back, relax, and soak in the sights from vibrant city neighborhoods to the majestic Mount Vesuvius in the distance in air-conditioned coaches.
  • At Herculaneum Ercolano Scavi Train Station, you've got options galore: heading further afield or exploring local gems, the station got you covered.

Inclusions

  • One-way express transfers between Naples Porta Nolana Train Station and Herculaneum Ercolano Scavi Train Station
  • Air-conditioning onboard
  • Tip: First things first, grab a map at the Herculaneum Ercolano Scavi Train Station to navigate this ancient region and plan your day ahead.
  • Please pay attention to the local displays and loudspeaker announcements and look out for trains having the name "Campania Express" on them.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Walking Tours
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3D Walking Tour of Herculaneum with Skip-the-Line Entry & Audio Guide

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€38
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
2 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Gain skip-the-line entry and step into Herculaneum with 3D glasses to witness the ancient Roman temples as they appeared thousands of years ago.
  • Discover holographic images blending with real ruins, featuring the Villa of the Papyri, the ancient theater, and more using augmented reality.
  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian helps you learn about the site's history and the 79 A.D. eruption.
  • Feel free to explore Herculaneum at your leisure, including the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, as well as the streets and alleyways.
  • Gain skip-the-line entry and step into Herculaneum with 3D glasses to witness the ancient Roman temples as they appeared thousands of years ago.
  • Discover holographic images blending with real ruins, featuring the Villa of the Papyri, the ancient theater, and more using augmented reality.
  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian helps you learn about the site's history and the 79 A.D. eruption.
  • Feel free to explore Herculaneum at your leisure, including the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, as well as the streets and alleyways.

Inclusions

  • 3D walking tour of Herculaneum
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Herculaneum
  • Augmented reality glasses
  • Augmented reality assistant
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
  • Tip: Herculaneum has a well-preserved ancient theater where you can appreciate the architectural design and imagine performances from the past.
  • Note that the following is not allowed on this tour: flash photography, tripods.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Herculaneum | Vesuvius’ well-preserved victim

Besides Pompeii, there was yet another ancient Roman city that was smothered under Mount Vesuvius’ outburst in 79 AD. Enter Herculaneum, smaller yet more opulent than Pompei. Proof of its richness lies in the perfectly preserved ruins of villas and town squares that were previously used by Roman noblemen and women as holiday homes and retreats. 

Even today, the remains of wooden furniture, doors and roofs, mosaics and frescoes, and organic substances like food have been remarkably preserved. This is due to the unique pyroclastic, or volcanic, residue that blanketed the settlement, trapping its contents in an infinite fire-freeze. Visit Herculaneum in the Campania region of Italy to discover its secrets.

Things to know before booking Herculaneum tickets

  • Booking combo tours to both Herculaneum and Pompeii to understand the full aftermath of Vesuvius’ wrath makes sense. But don’t feel pressured to visit both sites on the same day. Your tickets allow you to book entry to them on different dates.
  • Besides Herculaneum and Pompeii, opt for the Artecard Campania to enter 5 top sites and grab discounts on several more! The Artecard Campania is valid for 7 days from the time of purchase.
  • Purchasing skip-the-line tickets helps you save anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour’s worth of time, otherwise spent in long tourist lines. Better still, take a guided tour with a knowledgeable professional who can explain in detail the ins and outs of Herculaneum, its history, secrets, myths and more.
  • Short on time but don’t want to miss out? Ride the superfast Campania Express from Naples to Herculaneum in just 18 minutes! Note that this is a one-way ticket either from the Herculaneum Ercolano Scavi Train station to Naples Porta Nolana station or vice versa. Additionally, it doesn’t guarantee entry to Herculaneum, so those tickets will have to be purchased separately.
  • To learn more about the main reason behind Herculaneum — Mount Vesuvius itself, make a stop at the volcano, climb its summit, peer into its craters and know what makes it as famous as it is fearsome!
  • Traveling with kids? Spirit them away on a 3D walking tour. Put on AR glasses and be transported to Herculaneum’s bejeweled past – be it entering lavish villas or appreciating splendid mosaics. 
  • Those with mobility constraints / wheelchair users can avail a specially designed route by informing the help desk at the beginning of the site.
  • Did you know that many of Herculaneum’s treasures are no longer housed in Herculaneum? Head to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples to see artifacts and items rescued from Herculaneum.

Your Herculaneum ticket types explained

Skip-the-line tickets

Suited for: Those short on time

What you get

  • Breeze through the entry and meet your guide, or begin your exploration on your own without waiting for anyone.
  • If you’ve booked a guided tour additionally, meet the archeologist who will whisk you away into the settlement’s folds and regale you with tales of majesty, heroism and heartbreak.  

Guided tours

Suited for: History and culture enthusiasts

What you get

  • Interesting history, anecdotes and trivia about the site from an expert local guide.
  • If you're visiting Mount Vesuvius, benefit from a volcanic guide who will offer little-known facts and insights about these areas in an active volcanic belt.

Day trips

Suited for: Those looking for an end-to-end package tour

What you get

  • Round-trip options offer pick-up-and-drop from Naples/Pompeii, depending on your choosing.
  • You can either book round trips from Naples or Pompeii to Herculaneum and back. Else, you can book round-trips from Pompeii to Herculaneum and back.

Combo tickets

Suited for: Those who are seeking an in-depth experience

What you get

  • Tick off other attractions on your Campania visit besides Herculaneum. Combo tickets offer better savings as compared to buying individual tickets.
  • Include Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in your itinerary to get a well-rounded understanding of the region, the consequences of the 79 AD eruption and more.

Booking guide: Find the best Herculaneum ticket for you

Experience
Type
Starting point
Duration
Transfers
Access
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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets
Skip-the-line
Herculaneum
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Flexible
No
Herculaneum Archeological Park
Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with an Archaeologist
Skip-the-line, Guided tour
Herculaneum
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2 Hours
No
Herculaneum Archeological Park
Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide
Skip-the-line, Audio guide tour
Herculaneum
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Flexible
No
Herculaneum Archeological Park
Combo (Save 5%): Pompeii + Herculaneum Tickets
Skip-the-line, Combo
Pompeii/Herculaneum
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Flexible
No
Herculaneum Archeological Park, Pompeii
From Pompeii/Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Guided Tour with Archaeologist
Day trip, Guided tour
Pompeii/Naples
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5.5 - 7 hours
Yes
Herculaneum Archeological Park, Pompeii
From Pompeii/Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum & Vesuvius Day Trip
Day trip
Pompeii/Naples
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8 hours
Yes
Herculaneum Archeological Park, Pompeii, Vesuvius
Campania Express One-Way Tickets: Naples Porta Nolana to/from Herculaneum
Transfers
Naples/Herculaneum
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18 minutes
Yes
Campania Express

Plan your visit to Herculaneum

Timings
Location
Accessibility
Facilities
Tips & guidelines
Eat
Stay
Herculaneum Timings
Herculaneum tickets
Accessiblity
  • Guests with motor disabilities can be assisted with the III Cardo ramp by reaching out to the staff at the entrance.
  • There is an experimental app called Coloredibluerculanus that is available for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Interested visitors can email the site staff a week in advance to use it.
Washroom
  • Bookshop
  • Cloakroom
  • Audioguides
  • Restrooms
  • Information desk
Tips and Guidelines

  • Please carry a small backpack or a purse as large bags aren’t allowed.
  • Children below the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Infants must be carried in a sling or baby carrier as it is difficult to handle strollers in the cobblestoned areas.
  • During the opening hours of the park, be sure to experience the Pomegranate Garden inside the House of the Relief of Telephus. It’s also a good idea to visit Maiuri Park, designed by the archeologist who extensively headed Herculaneum’s excavation projects. This botanical oasis is a gateway to appreciating the Naples countryside.
  • If you’re a book lover, look out for and be part of the book sharing exchange that usually happens at the entrance on Corso Resina.
  • There aren't many eateries around, so it is best to carry snacks or food and have a picnic around the site.
Seafood - Plan your visit to Herculaneum
  • Pappamonte:  Enjoy a delectable selection of salads, Italian favorites (like gnocchi and eggplant parmigiana) and seafood at Pappamonte, located 1.7 km away.
  • Bistrot Italia: Great interiors and sumptuous food (try the porcini!) spanning seafood, desserts and more, Bistrot Italia is just 1.6 km away.
  • Ristorante Vesum: Good food and good views, Ristorante Vesum has an array of local delicacies including a selection of Campania red wine. Vesum is also known for its seafood. Vesum is located 7.7 km away.
Hotel Room

Beyond

Pompeii
Royal Palace of Naples
National Archeological Museum

Frequently asked questions about Herculaneum tickets

Why should I book Herculaneum tickets online?

Booking Herculaneum tickets online offers convenience and flexibility. You can easily book anytime, select your preferred date and time, and access various ticket options, including priority access and guided tours. Plus, enjoy customer support assistance and flexible cancellation policies, providing added convenience for your travel plans.

How much time can I save with skip-the-line tickets to Herculaneum?

You can expect to save 20 minutes to an hour of waiting time by booking priority access tickets. With these tickets, all you need to do is show your ticket at the entrance and begin your tour immediately.

How would a guided tour enhance my visit?

Since Herculaneum is buried in historical wealth, walking the ruins with a tour guide or archeologist can help you understand the meaning and purpose of various houses, sculptures and other remnants. So, paying the extra few bucks for a guided experience is absolutely worth it.

What are my options if I don't want to avail a guided tour of Herculaneum?

Although nothing quite tops a guided tour, you can still learn about the history and significance of the Herculaneum with audio guided tours like Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide. If you want to go the traditional route and explore on your own, make sure you do plenty of research before visiting so you can fully appreciate what you’re looking at.

In what languages are audio guides available?

You can listen to your audio guide in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.

Who can avail discounted tickets to Herculaneum?

Typically, those under 18 enter for free, as do members of the ICOM, people with disabilities and one companion, students and teachers enrolled in courses related to archeology, culture, history, conservation, etc. Groups, Ministry bodies, etc. are liable to receive concessions.

What is the cancelation policy for Herculaneum tickets?

It depends on the ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation.

Is entry free for people with disabilities?

Yes, entry is free for people with disabilities and one companion, provided they offer proof of availing social support.

Can I access all the excavated portions of the Herculaneum with my tickets?

Yes, tourists can generally access all sites open to visitors, unless any specific monument or building is cordoned off for repair, etc.

Are there any hidden gems or lesser-known spots inside the Herculaneum that visitors should check out?

While not exactly hidden, definitely check out the Palestra that sprawls two terraces (here, ancient Romans engaged in physical sport and ball games). Also visit the House of the Wooden Partition which has sliding doors that still work on their hinges. Though not much to look at, you can also stop by the House of the Skeleton, known for the fact that a skeleton was discovered here in the 19th century. It now has faded mosaics.