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Herculaneum is a town that overlooks the Gulf of Naples, famous throughout the world for the archaeological excavations of the ancient Roman city.

Legend has it that the city was founded around 600 BC by Hercules and eventually became an important trading center due to its prime location near the Gulf. The inhabitants of the town worshipped Hercules as also being the founder of the nearby Mount Vesuvius.

In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the city, leaving Herculaneum buried under approximately 50-60 feet of volcanic mud and ash. It wasn't until the early 18th century that the city was discovered by a well digger. Originally, Hercules and everybody was thought to have escaped from the town prior to the disaster, but there have been around 300 skeletons discovered during the excavations.

The road to the archaeological excavations up to Torre del Greco is called the Golden Mile due to the splendid villas built alongside it in the eighteenth century.

Many tourists from all over the world come to visit the ruins of Herculaneum, as well as the neighbouring city of Pompeii which was also destroyed by the same Mt. Vesuvius eruption. When entering the ruins, you can see the many fine houses of Herculaneum that consists of lavish coloured mosaics, wall paintings and marble cladding.

The excavations have been included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Herculaneum entrance tickets with optional guided tour
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Herculaneum entrance tickets with optional guided tour

Explore the ancient wonder of the Herculaneum site at your own pace.

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Herculaneum small-group tour with a local guide
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Herculaneum small-group tour with a local guide

Discover the archaeological site of Herculaneum on a small-group guided visit to explore the city's preserved buildings and find out more about its history!

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Herculaneum private tour with a local guide
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Herculaneum private tour with a local guide

Book this private tour and discover the incredible archaeological site of Herculaneum with a guide who will introduce you to the incredible history of the city!

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Herculaneum ruins tour with transportation
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Herculaneum ruins tour with transportation

Travel to the Herculaneum ruins by shuttle bus from the centre of Naples. Take advantage of your skip-the-line admission and explore at your own pace.

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Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum tour with transportation
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Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum tour with transportation

Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum and walk up to the crater of the volcano that destroyed the town nearly 2,000 years ago.

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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvus private tour
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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvus private tour

Maximize your stay in Campania and visit 3 of the most important landmarks of the region on a single tour!

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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius group tour
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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius group tour

Leave from Naples to enjoy a full-day tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius.

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Herculaneum guided tour with an archeologist
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Herculaneum guided tour with an archeologist

Walk the cobbled streets of the Herculaneum with an archaeologist, explore intact buildings and admire well-preserved frescoes!

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Herculaneum 2-hour private tour
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Herculaneum 2-hour private tour

Book your Herculaneum 2-hour guided tour to discover the Ancient Roman city with the help of a private and expert guide!

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Herculaneum small group tour with an archaeologist
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Herculaneum small group tour with an archaeologist

Discover the archeological site of Herculaneum with an expert and find out more about the city's final hours walking among its ruins!

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Herculaneum guided tour from Naples
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Herculaneum guided tour from Naples

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the archaeological area of Herculaneum from Naples and to find out more about the ancient city's fatal destiny from your expert guide!

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Pompeii and Herculaneum shore excursion
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Pompeii and Herculaneum shore excursion

Enjoy vivid two-hour walking tours of both Pompeii and Herculaneum with a private guide and transportation from the Port of Naples with your tour booked with Musement.

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Reviews Herculaneum

Lee, 02 Jul 2022

“Amazing tour and place. Loved every second of it”

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“Ottimo, tutto molto interessante e personale simpatica e gentile”

Pablo, 30 Jun 2022

“Absolutamente recomendable!”

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