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Herculaneum private tour with a local guide

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Take part in a private tour of the ruins of Herculaneum with an expert guide at your disposal

Explore the site on a personalized itinerary to retrace the history of the city and its inhabitants

Visit the spa, the forum, the gymnasium and take home the best photographic memories

What to expect

Embark on a thrilling journey through time to discover the fascinating history of the archaeological site of Herculaneum on a 3-hour private tour! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

Walk along the North Thistle, the north-south oriented road, and experience the city like a real ancient Roman. Stop at the bakery and at the Thermopolium, where ready-to-eat food could be purchased. Access the Gymnasium and the thermal baths, Romans favourite place to relax and conversate. Visit the College of the Augustales, where rites related to the Imperial cult would take place and the Forum, the administrative center of any self-respecting Roman city.

During the tour, you'll also have the chance to admire some of the best preserved domus and the treasures they keep. Follow your guide among the House of the Black Salon, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and the House of the Beautiful Courtyard, named after some of their distinguishing features and their most astonishing frescoes. Lastly, retrace the final dramatic hours of Herculaneum visiting the Marina Gate, the terrace of Marco Nonio Balbo and the beach where the skeletons of the victims of the eruption were discovered.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

3-hour private tour

Friendly and local guide

Skip-the-line entrance fees


Corso Resina, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

Meeting point:

Meet your destination insider at the Ruins of Herculaneum ticket office.

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • 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 archeological site and 2 permanent exhibitions (Padiglione della Barca and an exhibition dedicated to jewelry and luxury items). Most of the domus are accessible
  • This is a private tour for a group up to 10 guests. Tell the guide what you want and let them focus on your interests.