Herculaneum private and personalized tour with a local guide
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Herculaneum private and personalized tour with a local guide

4.8/5
Excellent
Based on 92 reviews
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£38.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient world at UNESCO-listed Herculaneum
  • Explore streets frozen in time from the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Step into ancient daily life and visit both public spaces and luxurious villas of the elite
  • Get up close to a real Roman vessel at the Boat Pavilion and see what’s inside the antiquarium
  • Enjoy a private tour of up to 10 people with your local guide with unrivalled knowledge of Herculaneum
What to expect

The small seaside town of Herculaneum really packs a punch – a UNESCO World Heritage site showcasing ancient Roman life before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. On this tour, you’ll walk through streets frozen in time, from bustling markets to luxurious villas and artefacts. Ciro, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Can you believe that everything in Herculaneum was buried 30 metres deep under ash? That’s why the ruins are so well-preserved – even more so than Pompeii. It’s really like stepping into a real-life history book.’

The tour kick starts with a glimpse into ancient daily life. You’ll make a pit stop at the bakery and the Forum, letting your imagination run wild picturing the Romans socialising in the bathing areas – snapping up pics of dolphin mosaics and geometric tiles. Wandering along, your local expert will give you the inside scoop on the hobbies, work, and diet of the tunic-clad citizens. And, you’ll have the chance to see how the wealthy lived in lavish waterfront villas, decked out with frescoes, mosaics and marble plaques.

Next up, you’ll visit the Boat Pavilion, where you’ll come face to face with a real-deal Roman vessel that once sailed to the rescue of Herculaneum’s citizens. It’s the perfect backdrop for some epic selfies. And, to top it all off, make your way to the antiquarium where you'll be surrounded by a mind-blowing collection of sculptures, frescoes, jewellery, and everyday Roman knick-knacks.

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What's included
  • check Friendly and expert local guide
  • check Entrance tickets to Herculaneum
  • check Private guided tour
What's not included
  • x_not_included Transportation to the meeting point
Where

Corso Resina, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

Meeting point:
Meet your guide at Herculaneum's ticket office. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour. The guide will be holding a TUI sign.
What to remember
  • The venue is mostly accessible to people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs. CLICK HERE to check the alternative itinerary (in blue) that includes most of the archaeological site and 2 permanent exhibitions (Padiglione della Barca and an exhibition dedicated to jewellery and luxury items). Most of the domus are accessible
  • We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.8/5

Based on 92 reviews from verified customers

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Safety

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Value for money

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    La ragazza che ci ha fatto da guida è stata perfetta: cordiale esaustiva disponibile e ha reso la visita molto interessante

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    L’histoire par elle même est passionnante . L’aide d’un guide est essentielle pour bien comprendre ce qu’on a sous les yeux !. On peut craindre que de ...

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - January 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Una conferma la professionalità dimostrata dalla nostra guida. Bravissima

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Wir hatten uns für Herculaneum statt für Pompeji entschieden und wurden nicht enttäuscht! Valeria Matrone nahm uns sehr charmant, kundig und in bestem ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Abbiamo avuto la fortuna di avere un'ottima guida, ci ha accompagnato lungo tutto il percorso facendoci sentire immersi nella vita cittadina del sito ...

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