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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

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€49
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  • 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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From Pompeii/Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Guided Tour with Archaeologist

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  • 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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3D Walking Tour of Herculaneum with Skip-the-Line Entry & Audio Guide

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  • 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.

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Which Guided Tour is Best For You?

Skip-the-Line - Guided Tours

Skip-the-Line Guided Tours

Duration: 2 hours
Suited for: Travelers short on time
Ticket price: €47

Why go for it?

  • Bypass queues and get straight to the heart of the action.
  • The knowledgeable guides will enrich your experience with fascinating stories and facts about the amphitheater.
  • Enjoy a more comprehensive experience with a source of in-depth knowledge at your disposal.

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Pompeii & Herculaneum

Combo Tours

Duration: 7 hours
Suited for: Budget travelers
Ticket price: €149

Why go for it?

  • Combo tours offer a fantastic way to explore Naples' rich history and vibrant culture in one go. Not only will you get to delve into the past with a guided tour of Pompeii, but you'll also get to experience the Archaeological park in Herculaneum, showcasing different aspects of the city.
  • This is a cost-effective and time-efficient way to make the most of your visit to Naples, especially if your time in the city is limited.
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Half-Day Trips

Duration: 8 hours
Suited for: Convenience 
Ticket price: €50
Why go for it?

  • If you're in Naples, a half-day trip is an excellent way to cross off a portion of your itinerary with half a day to spare.
  • This is a cost-effective and time-efficient way that includes round trip transfers from Naples in a GT coach with a guided tour to make your experience as fulfilling as can be.
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Why Book a Guided Tour of Herculaneum Ruins?

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  • Expert Insights: A guided tour offers in-depth knowledge, providing historical context, stories, and facts about Herculaneum that you might miss independently.
  • 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.
  • Hassle-Free Experience: Leave the map navigation to the experts. You can simply meet your guide at the designated spot and focus on the experience.
  • Architectural Understanding: Guides reveal the intricacies of Herculaneum's structures, explaining engineering feats, mosaic art, and city layout, deepening your appreciation of this ancient site in ways you might not achieve on your own

Frequently Asked Questions About Guided Tours of Herculaneum

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 €47.

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 withing Herculaneum such as monumental basilica, the grand spa complex, the gymnasium, and more.

How long does Herculaneum guided tour 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 2 languages, Italian and English.

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 as offerings may vary

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.