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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Archaeologist

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  • Get ready for an immersive and insightful tour of the ancient town of Herculaneum, along with skip-the-line access.
  • Traverse this unique site on foot and pass along the monumental basilica, the grand spa complex, the gymnasium, and then some.
  • Thanks to the expert archaeologist who will walk alongside you, you'll be privy to captivating anecdotes, secrets, stories, and chilling facts about Herculaneum.
  • Most renowned for its Roman excavations, Herculaneum also has traces of Samnite, Greek, Etruscan influences.
  • Learn all about the tragic effects of Mount Vesuvius's eruption, which mirrors its sister town of Pompeii.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Herculaneum with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, Spanish, French, German or Italian-speaking archaeologist guide
  • 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!
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. Entry is free for people with disabilities and an accompanying adult.
  • Dogs are allowed into the venue, without restriction of breed or size. However, they must be kept with a leash and/or muzzle (the latter is obligatory for all breeds and opportunities provided by current regulations). Pet parents must have bags to collect any droppings.
  • In the Antiquarium, inside the Padiglione della Barca and in the domus with mosaic floors, access is allowed only to dogs carried in their arms or in the appropriate carrier.
  • Facilities: restroom, cloak room.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Pompeii/Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Guided Tour with Archaeologist

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  • Tick off 2 important archaeological sites ingrained in myth and history – Pompeii and Herculaneum, on the same day with a fun guided tour.
  • Walking beside an archaeologist will lend you a unique perspective, a sneak peek into the typical lifestyle of Romans over 1900 years ago.
  • Get convenient round-trip transfers! If you are in Naples, have a comfy adventure in an AC coach. From Pompeii, experience the charm of the local train.
  • Tune into digital audio guides to listen to fascinating stories of ancient Rome in the language you prefer.
  • Marvel at perfectly preserved frescoes, intricate mosaics, and lavish villas of Herculaneum and Pompeii as you listen to its tragic tale of fire and ash.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum with entry
  • Expert English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Digital audio guide in Italian, English, Spanish, French & German
  • Round-trip AC coach transfers from Naples (optional)
  • Round-trip train ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum (optional)
  • Tip: Check out the 3-storey mansion in Herculaneum, House of the Relief of Telephus, once laden with marble walls and a panoramic terrace.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. Entry is free for people with disabilities and an accompanying adult.
  • Unfortunately, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • 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: Vesuvius and Herculaneum Tour

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  • Immerse yourself in a full-day tour exploring the historical marvels of Vesuvius and Herculaneum, 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Enjoy a stress-free journey with comfortable round-trip transfers and skip-the-line entrance fees to these historic sites included in the package.
  • Experience the thrill of hiking up to the Vesuvius crater and marvel at the sweeping views of the Gulf of Naples.
  • Delve into ancient Roman history in Herculaneum, where you'll discover remarkably preserved artifacts and the luxurious Villa dei Papiri.
  • Embark on this historical journey starting from either Pompeii or Naples.

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  • 6-hour tour of Vesuvius and Herculaneum
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Vesuvius
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Herculaneum
  • Round-trip transfers from Pompeii or Naples (as per option selected)
  • Toll
  • Parking
  • Fuel

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  • Guide
  • Pick up at 8:45am from Pompei and 9:20am from Naples
  • Transfer to Herculaneum
  • Free time to visit the Archeological site (2 hours)
  • Transfer to Vesuvius
  • Free time to reach the Crater
  • Return transfer to Pompeii
  • Tip: Remember to pack a light lunch or snacks. There are a few options for food but they might not suit everyone's tastes.
  • A maximum of 16 people are allowed on this tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Herculaneum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Get insider information on Roman history on this guided tour of the Herculaneum Archaeological Park with these skip-the-line tickets.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage site, your guide tells you about the lives of 4000+ inhabitants that disappeared after the Mount Vesuvius eruption.
  • Learn about the different aesthetics that were adapted including mosaic, wood, frescoes, Greek-styled paintings, marble columns, and so on.
  • Find out more from your guide about the kind of lives that the ancient Romans led before disaster struck their city.
  • Visit the sites to see where baths were drawn and also find scrolls preserved from back in the day.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour guided tour of Herculaneum
  • Authorized guide
  • Skip-the-line access

Exclusions

  • Visiting the crater of Mount Vesuvius
  • Wheelchair access is available in most areas, with dedicated parking, ramps, and accessible routes.
  • Guide dog accessibility is also available along with maps.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Once you reach Herculaneum, it's easy to feel overwhelmed at the wealth of material you see. From frescoes to painstakingly preserved houses, there's a lot to take in at this ancient site. Here's where an expert guide comes in: to take you through the ruins and explain the significance of what you're witnessing. Here's all you need to know about what taking a guided tour entails at Herculaneum, its benefits and more.

Why take a guided tour of Herculaneum?

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  • Assured expertise: In most guided tours, you will be accompanied by an archeologist who is well-versed with the ruins. They will be able to lend insights on the unique aspects and differentiating features of the remains you see. They will also be able to narrate Herculaneum's history, its relationship with Vesuvius and Pompeii, etc.
  • Personalized exploration: With smaller groups, you can ask questions and engage with Herculaneum's history, making your visit more enriching and tailored to your interests.
  • Priority access: Your guide will be able to get you in quickly by skipping the lines. You can begin your tour on time and use your time to ask questions / engage with your guide.
  • Multilingual options: Your guide can speak your language! Choose among English, Spanish, French, German or Italian tours to make the most of your experience.

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Frequently asked questions about Herculaneum guided tours

How much does a Herculaneum guided tour cost?

Herculaneum tours cost vary based on the type of experience you choose. The price for Herculaneum guided tours starts from €49 and this variant offers skip-the-line entry. The tour with an archeologist who will take you through Pompeii as well is priced at €99.75. These charges include transfers to and from Herculaneum.

Why should I opt for a guided tour of Herculaneum?

Guided tours offer expert insights into the history and significance of Herculaneum, which you may miss out on if you're exploring on your own. With a tour guide, you will gain intimate knowledge of highlights within Herculaneum such as the ancient houses, the grand baths, the gymnasium and more.

How long do Herculaneum guided tours last?

The duration of Herculaneum guided tours can vary based on the type of tour and the inclusions. On average, a Herculaneum tour can take around 2 hours.

What languages are Herculaneum guided tours available in?

Herculaneum guided tours are available in Italian, French, German, English and Spanish.

Do I get skip-the-line access with my Herculaenum tour?

Yes, most guided Herculaneum tours also include skip-the-line access to Herculaneum . This allows you to bypass the long ticket lines and gain quicker entry into the monument. However, it's always a good idea to confirm this feature while booking your particular tour.

What is the cancellation policy for a Herculaneum tour?

Most Herculaneum tours offer free cancellation, allowing you to cancel your booking up to 24 hours before the tour starts and receive a full refund. It's important to check the specific cancellation policy for the tour you are booking to understand the terms and avoid any potential disappointment.

Are small-group guided tours available at Herculaneum?

Yes, with your ticket, you can expect to find yourself amidst a group of 20 members or less. This allows you to have a more personalized interaction with your guide and other group members. Note that if there are less than 6 tourists during the lean season (November to March), an audio guide will replace a live guide.

Are audio guides available as an alternative to a human guide?

Yes, you can book to avail an audio guide experience if you don't prefer an in-person guided tour.

Do the guides have professional training or certifications related to Herculaneum?

An expert archeologist will walk you through the ruins to explain the significance of the remnants. This guide is not only well-versed with the site but is also a subject matter expert having the necessary academic and professional certifications.

What happens if I'm late for my Herculaneum guided tour?

If you're late, you might miss the tour, as these tours tend to start promptly. Latecomers may neither be able to join the group nor receive a refund. Try to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior so even if get delayed for any reason, you’ll still have some buffer time.