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Ruins of Herculaneum

Corso Resina 6, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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$102.98*
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Private Excursion to Herculaneum from Naples or Sorrento
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$49.58*
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Private Tour: Ruins of Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples by Train
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$240.29*
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Life as it existed in this ancient Greek settlement (5th century B.C.) was frozen in time when rivers of hot mud flowed down its streets from an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corso Resina 6, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travelled from Sorrento on the Circumvesuviana, which was an experience in itself! Tickets are 2.40 Euros each way but the train was packed and stifling hot. We decided to visit the ruins at Herculaneum first and stop off at Pompeii on the way back....More

Thank Walkingwombles
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went by bus from Sorrento. Great drive there. Wasn't too busy when we arrived. The washrooms were third world standard....yuck! But, the sun was shining and off we went, down the slope into the city. Very interesting, great to walk along the original streets, into...More

1  Thank iainincanada
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Pompeii 2 days before but paid for a guide as it is so big. We didn't bother here based on reviews and we certainly didn't need to. The map they give you is very good and we paid for an audio guide...about 8...More

Thank amanda h
Reviewed 3 days ago

Herculaneum is awesome. If you come in on the train, you can walk to the ruins. It's 10 minutes, downhill and a straight shot. The tickets are 11 euro and they will store your bags for free while you tour the ruins. Only takes 2-3...More

Thank Junius T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit Herculaneum on our own without using a guide and I would advise this as unlike Pompeii it is far more manageable and with the mini free guide book from the ticket office or hire an audio guide you...More

2  Thank charliefoxglove
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

By now, you will have read people saying they would choose Herculaneum over Pompeii, but having done both, I would reject that as an idea. If time is short, do Herculaneum and save Pompeii for next time. It is a charming site and very well...More

1  Thank PSA F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Herculaneum the day after we visited Pompeii and both me and my partner preferred Herculaneum. There's a lot more to see and the detail is fantastic. Would definitely recommend getting the audio guide - be aware to get one you'll need to leave...More

1  Thank ToriF1994
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at 8.25 am and definitely beat the crowd, we were the only people at the ticket office. Whilst waiting for this to open we were approached by a tour guide called Raphael. We were a bit unsure but accepted his offer and boy...More

3  Thank Janet K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a smaller version of Pompei but just as interesting amazing sites to see and walking around its really surreal.A must see and don't miss the arches with the skeletons

Thank jam807673
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is probably the best of the ruins i have visited in Italy, UK and Turkey. But it could be so much better. Shame it does not seem to have any money to invest.

Thank Georgen78
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Taline c
Hello AshleyQ, thanks for the info I am looking for tour guid for Pompeii and Herculaneum. after reading you review i well do on my own.
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Dean1000 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I used the free paper guide at Herculaneum. If you you have a speaking guide you will be in a group and it is always more difficult to see and hear everything. I recommend going early, we arrived as it opened... More
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donovanmaryd
Can you catch a trainfrom naples to herculaneum bur an artcard then catch train to pompeii thea travel back to napels
June 6, 2017|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
Yes - that's perfectly feasible. However they sometimes have rail strikes without warning, as we discovered one morning. No trains at all in the morning and last train at about 5:30pm!!
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bcys1961
I was planning to buy an Artecard online to visit both Herculaneum and Pompeii , plus some other sites. The website says a pickup point for card is "Ercolano_Guardaroba Excavations" . Where is this ? Also is there a pickup point for the card at Pompeii site if we want to go to that site first. Thanks for reply .
June 1, 2017|
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Response from BVvdB | Reviewed this property |
I advise to get your card at Herculaneum: no big waiting line (you can get the card at the entrance of the excavations). Pompeï is always busy and you can skip then line if you have your cards already. Herculaneum is not so... More
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