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Ruins of Herculaneum

Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 857 5347
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Private Tour: Ruins of Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples by Train
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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%
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“audio guide” (364 reviews)
“unlike pompeii” (86 reviews)
“smaller site” (99 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
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+39 081 857 5347
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"audio guide"
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"unlike pompeii"
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"smaller site"
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"better condition"
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"train station"
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"amazing site"
in 36 reviews
"ticket office"
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"well worth the visit"
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"visit herculaneum"
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"roman town"
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"couple of hours"
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"mosaic floors"
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"own pace"
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"the main street"
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"down the road"
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"archaeological site"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a day trip to Herculaneum from our hotel in Sorrento. It is very easy to access using the Circumvesuviana train and walking several blocks towards the Mediterranean from the station. Trains arrive every 30 minutes. The ruins are very well preserved on a...More

Thank Geoscientist
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Reviewed yesterday

Little can see. It was an invasion of children who sat down and kept hanging. You could not recover and do not look at anything quietly. Supervisors did not have the children under control at all. A huge disappointment.

Thank Freek B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We docked in Naples as part of our cruise itinerary and so wanted to visit Pompeii or Herculaneum. I did some research online as my husband suffers from M. E. and we decided Herculaneum would probably suit us better due to the size. We arrived...More

Thank ChrisandLou70
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Much smaller than Pompeii but much better preserved and in my opinion much more interesting. Excellent map and booklet provided and each building has a slate sign outside and a number which corresponds to the map and the book. Once you identify your starting point,...More

Thank Anne J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

whent to visit ruins very interesting and not busy good guides and plenty to see .worth a few hours. only vending machine so would advise taking own refreshments

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was very interesting and made the history of the day come to life. I visited with my partner and friends and we all enjoyed the visit. We borrowed the audio guides and a few times found them a little confusing but the facts...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some reviewers say one is better than the other. Obviously there are simularities but they are quite different. I couldn't choose between them so my advice is simple - visit both.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends told us to visit as it was better than Pompeii, we found this to be correct. The site is far smaller but way better preserved. Access is better than Pompeii we took a pushchair and it's possible to get around quite well. There were...More

Thank FinsFamily
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We strongly suggest that you take the audio guide for it fills out a lot of information not otherwise available on the signage. Allow yourself a lot of time - several hours. You may want to pack a sandwich for...More

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Herculaneum in April 2018. We didn't bother with an audio guide but made use of the free small brown book which explains what some of the rooms/spaces were used for. Overall a great experience of what a roman town looked like although all the...More

Thank UKBadger2012
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COMO999
November 14, 2017|
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Response from DivaGoldCoast | Reviewed this property |
When we went there were guides to Herc. just inside the ticket booth, dont know how much they charge.... You can hire an audio guide which is quite detailed and is quite inexpensive.. You can get the train to Herc, and... More
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ajgx4
September 5, 2017|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
We chose to visit Herculaneum in the morning because we were staying in Ercalano - where the ruins are sited. I would suggest morning, as early as you can as it gets busy later. The ruins are a 5-10 minute walk straight down... More
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Karina M
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Bodillymill | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are concessions for us older folks! though being the younger of us two I could not partake... certainly il studenti get discounts!
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