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Herculaneum: Guided Walking Tour

Herculaneum: Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 33.90 per person

Take an afternoon walking tour of the ruins of Herculaneum ruins accompanied by a professional guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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German, English, Italian


  • Enjoy a guided afternoon visit of the ruins of Herculaneum
  • Learn more about how Herculaneum was destroyed
  • Get an insight into daily Roman life throughout the well-preserved ruins
Full description
Meet your tour guide and begin a 2-hour guided visit of the ruins of the town. Discover the city which has been well-preserved after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn how the archaeological site was first discovered in the 18th century and became one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. See some of the notable landmarks of the town including the house with the mosaic atrium, the house of the deer, the thermal spas of the forum, and the house with the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Explore the ruins of the town and get a sense of the daily life of Roman citizens.
  • 2-hour guided tour
  • English and German-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the ruins of Herculaneum (€13 per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meet the guide at the main entrance of the Herculaneum Ruins

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5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Less well known than Pompeii, Herculaneum is a smaller, very well preserved and truly magical archaeological site. The guide, Dr. Mimma, illustrated the site in an engaging way, also illustrating the main differences between these excavations and those of Pompeii. Great experience

June 25, 2021

Wonderful host - super knowledgable and experienced. In hindsight we would not have enjoyed the experience even a degree as much without the guidance! We felt so lucky to have had our tour with her. Highly recommend.

September 21, 2020

Herculaneum is manageable in around 3 hours at the most and, whilst you can wander around yourself, it pays to have a guide to really bring the scene to life. Definitely recommend this way of experiencing your visit (although a little pricey for 3 or more persons).

September 15, 2020

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