Guided tour

Herculaneum: Guided Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Napoli Official Tour
Guided tour

Herculaneum: Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Napoli Official Tour

From US$ 43.44 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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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.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Certified guide
  • Priority access to buy entry ticket
  • Transportation
  • Entry ticket

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Meeting point

Meet the guide next to the ticket office of the Herculaneum Ruins

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Important information

Know before you go

  • On the first Sunday of each month, entrance is free of charge, but as tickets can't be reserved ahead of time, entry is not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 32 reviews

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The tour was fine. Josie was knowledgeable and pleasant. We booked a tour in English but we had two Italians in our group so our guide had to explain everything twice. First in English and then in Italian. It was boring having to wait while she did that, and because we took twice as long, other groups caught us up.

March 23, 2023

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).

March 23, 2023

Eine sehr engagierte und wissenskundige Guide (Guisy) hat uns auf sehr interessante Art und Weise durch das Herculaneum geführt. Was uns allerdings geärgert hat, war das organisatorische „Drumherum“: wir hatten eine deutsch-sprachige Führung gebucht; die Website hat uns vermittelt, dass bei einer Buchung und Zahlung von 4 Personen wir eine individuelle Führung hätten. Einen Tag vor der Führung bekam ich eine Anfrage, ob wir auch mit einer englischen Führung einverstanden wären. Wir sind der Sprache mächtig, also haben wir zugesagt. Am Treffpunkt dann die Überraschung: ein weiteres Paar nahm an der Führung teil. Auf das „Missverständnis“ und die ungleiche Bezahlung hingewiesen, wurde unsere Reklamation abgewiesen.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 345981