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Herculaneum Tours

Ercolano, Italy
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About Herculaneum Tours
Private and small guided tours of Herculaneum and other sites in Italy. We aim to provide you a top-quality experience in our beautiful town.
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Skip the Line Ancient Herculaneum Small Group Walking Tour with Top Rated Guide

Pompeii may get all the attention, but the neighboring archaeological site of Herculaneum—also destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius—includes extraordinary, ancient monuments and fewer crowds. To discover the UNESCO-listed site’s top attractions, and learn all about its tragic history, book this small-group tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, make your own way to the landmark, and meet your guide. Thanks to your skip-the-line tickets, head right in and save more time for sightseeing.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $114.64

Skip the Line Ancient Pompeii Small Group Walking Tour with Top Rated Guide

Like many ancient ruins, Pompeii can be hard to interpret to the untrained eye. With this walking tour, admire the vast site’s temples, baths, villas, theaters, and more with the insights of an art historian guide to put these important Roman remains into context. Enjoy convenient skip-the-line entry and take in the highlights while learning about daily life and ancient customs in the Roman city over two millennia ago.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $84.01

Skip-the-line Ancient Herculaneum Highlights Exclusive Tour with Private Guide

Pompeii wasn’t the only ancient city destroyed by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Explore the neighboring town of Herculaneum with a private guide on this informative tour. Since the town was buried almost intact and is without modifications, it provides a rare look into its citizens’ daily lives. Observe impressive frescoes, thermal baths, and other features of this pristine archeological site.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $182.57

Journey to Discover the Roman Pompeii Strolling among the Ancient Domus

Pompeii was buried under a layer of volcanic ash and pumice,. Today is one of the most important UNESCO site.
You can relieve artistic vivacity of Forum , the perfect acoustic of ‘’Teatro Grande’’, the Gladiator’s Gym, the ingenious system of thermal baths , and visit the ‘’Lupanare’’ with erotic frescoes, and obviously the fascinating cast of human bodies.
The tour will take you on the new opened domus.
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5 hours
from $280.01

Journey from the Herculaneum Ruins to the Mt. Vesuvius Private Tour from Naples

The ancient Ercolano has not been completely unearthed but was covered by a hot “cloud” whose temperature was higher than 100°. This cloud became like a mud that was able to protect the materials that were burnt but not destroyed.

For example ‘Villa dei Papiri’it is library full of burnt books but thanks to a thecnique of recovery they could be unrolled and read, giving us an inestimable patrimony of knowledge about that age.

On this tour you will walk trhough the moments of everyday life and to discover that world was not so different. Imagining to live in beautiful frescoed houses , do some shopping in the artisans shops, buy spices and fabrics , and go relaxing to thermal baths.
Next stop is the National Park of Vesuvius
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5 hours
from $432.09
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FredPurdue wrote a review Sep 2020
Seattle, Washington2,240 contributions593 helpful votes
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Our tour was from a cruise ship and was fabulous. Early in the day and without crowds as you would find at Pompeii. It was a resort village, populated with only a few slaves and caretakers when hit by a pyroclastic flow that covered the town to a depth of six meters, preserving it. Wonderful mosaics, frescoes and statues. Photographers will enjoy the subjects of buildings, streets, art, and houses. Do not suggest a tripod, my DSLR with a zoom lens was all I needed. Some rooms are dark, so anticipate using a high ISO. Take shots from the rim above before walking through the tunnel to be in the village. Then you will use the wide-angle a lot.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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isa wrote a review Mar 2020
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I've always wanted to visit Herculaneum and the tour I took last Friday with Askos did not disappoint. Our guide, Michele, was simply brilliant: informed and knowledgeable and always interesting and engaged - our just over 2-hour tour simply sped by. It is an amazing place and I would strongly recommend a visit, and with this guide.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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John J wrote a review Feb 2020
South Shields, United Kingdom18 contributions8 helpful votes
Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and this made for a very interesting visit. Standing on a viewing platform and seeing Herculaneum from that vantage point was absolutely breathtaking. Look down and you see the excavated ruins, then at eye level you take in the new town buildings, above that you see fields and in the distance there is Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that wreaked so much havoc in this area almost 2,000 years ago. A camera is a must and strong footwear is advised.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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A4199HVkeithb wrote a review Dec 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom45 contributions32 helpful votes
Having taken train independently from Sorrento ,purchased audio guide and began our adventure.The site was easy to navigate and not as busy or uncomfortablely hot as we visited in the morning.The site,though far from being fully excavated,is really interesting as different types and styles of buildings seem better preserved than at Pompeii.The new museum on site has various exhibits connected to personal items and jewellery found recently.Public facilities (toilets,cafe,bookshop,left luggage)are good and much appreciated.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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CharmaineCregan wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia208 contributions32 helpful votes
Different than Pompei but same same, except Herculaneum is better preserved. If tou go by train be careful which line you travel on, as one you walk up hill to Herculaneum and the other downhill and back up . . The bottom line over looks the sea and is more scenic to see.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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