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Herculaneum Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Ercolano) Tours and Activities

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The ruins of this ancient Roman city, now theHerculaneum Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Ercolano), live in the shadow of their more famous neighbor, Pompeii. But many enthusiasts consider this smaller site—one of Italy’s most important UNESCO-listed spots—to be equally interesting and engaging.

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Skip the Line: Herculaneum Ruins Ticket

Skip the Line: Herculaneum Ruins Ticket

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Wander amid the ancient ruins of Herculaneum with this entrance ticket to the archaeological site. Buried by the Mt. Vesuvius eruption of AD 79 like the nearby city of Pompeii, the ancient city was preserved for centuries by volcanic mud and dust, so exploring it today is like stepping back in time to Roman days. Skip past the main entrance line with your fast-access ticket, then explore the ruins of Roman bakeries, thermal baths, and houses at your own pace.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.31
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$21.31

Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist
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Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist

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The ancient Roman city of Herculaneum is a UNESCO World Heritage site and lies just north of Pompeii. On this tour, explore the ruins with an archaeologist guide and benefit from a smaller group size, meaning more chance to ask your guide questions. Visit the Samnite house and the Temple of the Augustales, see the remains of the thermal baths and gymnasium, and learn how the city was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.39
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$55.39

Herculaneum Group Tour from Naples

Herculaneum Group Tour from Naples

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Escape the city bustle for a tour of Herculaneum, a fascinating archeological site. Explore this ancient Roman town that was buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. with a local guide. See the site’s thermal spas and striking mosaics. Pick-up in Naples and round-trip transportation are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.70
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$72.70

Herculaneum Private Tour with an Archaeologist

Herculaneum Private Tour with an Archaeologist

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Enjoy a private walking tour through the eerily well-preserved ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Walk through the impressive archaeological site buried in the same volcanic eruption as Pompeii for a look at how the ancient Romans lived. See how frescoes, mosaics and even some wooden items were preserved.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.36
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$126.36
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Herculaneum Express Small Tour by Train from Sorrento

Herculaneum Express Small Tour by Train from Sorrento

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Most day-trippers from Sorrento head straight to Pompeii, but nearby Herculaneum is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to some impressive Roman ruins. This 4-hour express tour includes round-trip transport by train from Sorrento, skip-the-line access, and a 2-hour walking tour of the ancient ruins, visiting highlights such as the Forum, the Thermal Baths, the House of the Mosaic Atrium, and the Decumanus.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.85
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Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

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Make the most of your visit to Herculaneum on this 2-hour private walking tour. Immerse yourself in the history of this ancient Roman city buried by a volcanic eruption. Walk through the remarkably well-preserved town, among shops, baths, taverns, and homes. Admire the ancient frescoes and mosaics. Get an in-depth experience at Herculaneum which is smaller than Pompeii, but better preserved.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.17
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$121.17
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Pompeii and Herculaneum SELECT skip the line

Pompeii and Herculaneum SELECT skip the line

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Uncover the archeological mysteries of Pompeii and Herculaneum on an enriching full-day excursion from Sorrento. With a knowledgeable guide, witness the devastation of Mt. Vesuvius’ ancient eruption first hand as you explore the volcanic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on foot. Delve deep into the tragic history of the region, and then revitalize with a delicious Italian lunch at a traditional restaurant. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 21 people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.56
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Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist
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Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist

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Pompeii and Herculaneum are among the world’s most important Roman archaeological sites, but the ruins can be hard to interpret to the untrained eye. With this tour, take a deep dive into ancient history by visiting both sites with an archaeologist guide. Learn about the history and architecture of these two cities buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, taking in the highlights in just a few hours.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$115.95
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$115.95

Herculaneum for Families Private Walking Tour

Herculaneum for Families Private Walking Tour

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Take an Ancient Roman ruins tour that’s geared for kids with this walk around Herculaneum with a private guide. Designed for children aged between six and 11, the experience shines the light on the Roman town that was buried for centuries after the AD 79 Mt. Vesuvius eruption. Similar to Pompeii but without as many crowds, Herculaneum is ideal for little legs and inquisitive minds, and you’ll find its history brought to life through a focus on fun.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.94
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$135.94
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Herculaneum Drive with Guide from Naples

Herculaneum Drive with Guide from Naples

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Lunch with traditional Neapolitan cuisine and its tasting incredible plates. Later, starting from the square of the Ercolano Scavi, the itinerary will touch the seventeenth-century Basilica Santa Maria di Pugliano, the ancient underground cemetery of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Trinity, via Cuparella, which runs along the Wood of Portici and that was the ancient road traveled from the church of Pugliano to the Bourbon Palace.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$51.93
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Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples

Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples

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Explore the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii on this day trip from Naples. Led by a local guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed site of Pompeii (own expense), which lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries following Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Afterward, head to a cameo and coral factory to watch the craftsmen at work before sitting down to a traditional Italian lunch. Top off the afternoon with a trip to Ercolano to discover the ruins of Herculaneum (own expense.) Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Naples.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.86
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Herculaneum Ruins

Herculaneum Ruins

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Herculaneum is one of the most important archaeological sites in southern Italy, but reaching the ruins by public transportation from Naples can be time consuming. Skip the hassle of trains and buses with this private transfer directly from the cruise port to the entrance to Herculaneum. Purchase tickets and explore the site at your own pace before the return trip to the port.
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  • 4 hours
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$117.71
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Herculaneum Private Guided Tour Led by a Local Top-rated Guide - All inclusive

Herculaneum Private Guided Tour Led by a Local Top-rated Guide - All inclusive

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The ancient Roman city of Herculaneum is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but most tours only make a brief stop en-route to neighboring Pompeii. This private 2.5-hour walking tour of Herculaneum takes in all the highlights, including the Forum, the Thermal Baths, the House of the Mosaic Atrium and the Decumanus.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$198.48
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Half Day Trip to Herculaneum from Sorrento

Half Day Trip to Herculaneum from Sorrento

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Travel back in time in just a few hours with this 4-hour excursion to the archaeological site of Herculaneum from Sorrento. Marvel at how well-preserved the ancient Roman city is as you explore with an expert guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.64
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Herculaneum and the Amalfi Coast(Sorrento-Positano)

Herculaneum and the Amalfi Coast(Sorrento-Positano)

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Herculaneum – named after one of the Roman mythological heroes, Hercules – was destroyed by the 79AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The slow walk across all of Ercolano will allow you to observe the moulding of civilization into this remote town. Buried by the same eruption as Pompeii, it’s now a marvellous historic site filled with an abundance of history and breathtaking views. Both these cities offer spectacular ruins, relics and interesting markings left behind by the people who did not survive the eruption.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.65
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2-Hour Private Guided Tour of Herculaneum

2-Hour Private Guided Tour of Herculaneum

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The UNESCO-listed ruins of Herculaneum are often missed out by visitors to nearby Pompeii, but the ancient site is home to some remarkably preserved Roman ruins. This 2-hour private tour lets you explore at your own pace with a private guide to point out highlights such as the Roman Baths, Gymnasium, and House of Neptune and Amphitrite.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.41
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Skip-the-line Small-Group Herculaneum Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide

Skip-the-line Small-Group Herculaneum Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide

Most visitors only visit the ruins of Pompeii when visiting the Vesuvius area but the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum was also destroyed on that fateful day in AD 79. This small-group tour visits the archeological site where you can see the remains of this once-thriving community and learn about what it was like before Vesuvius erupted. This tour is limited to 14 travelers and included priority admission.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$91.16
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$91.16

Herculaneum HD Tour from Sorrento

Herculaneum HD Tour from Sorrento

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This of Herculaneum leaves from Sorrento and takes you on a historical journey you won’t soon forget. With a knowledgeable guide at your side the entire time, you'll visit the famed archaeological site where a once-thriving port town existed until it was buried by the Mt Vesuvius volcanic explosion of 79 AD. See the amazing mosaics in the public bath and the gymnasium. Stroll through the streets and gawk at the ruins and statues that survived the eruption. Get a glimpse of what daily life was like and learn all about the history of the area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.85
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Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour with an Archaeologist

Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour with an Archaeologist

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Explore the two areas most devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, Pompeii and Herculaneum. This half-day tour explores the two archaeological sites where visitors can see the remains of the cities such as shops, the Forum, the courthouse, thermal baths, the Temple of Augustalium, and more. Spend hours at each site and learn about the daily life of the ancient Romans from your archaeologist guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$478.90
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Private Guided Tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
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Private Guided Tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum

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This Tour is totally PRIVATE! Only for you and your family, friends! Visit two of the most important Archaeological sites of Italy, Pompeii and Herculaneum. With your Guide you will Skip the line. Discover the mysteries, the beauty, the history with a Local Expert who knows all the secrets, the habits of the ancient Roman Culture. Meeting Point at Porta Marina Superiore Pompeii, one of the main entrances of the Ruins of Pompeii. After the Tour of Pompeii you will go to Herculaneum by the local train. Once in Herculaneum expect 10 minutes walking to reach the Archaeological Site.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.28
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$159.28
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Half-Day Herculaneum Coach Tour

Half-Day Herculaneum Coach Tour

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Spend some time in the less-visited but better-preserved site of Herculaneum on this 4-hour coach tour from Sorrento. Travel in comfort from central Sorrento to the archaeological site at Herculaneum. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the excavated ancient Roman city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.85
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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum, Positano and Sorrento

Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum, Positano and Sorrento

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Tick off two of Italy’s UNESCO-listed wonders on this full-day private tour from Naples. First, explore the archaeological wonders of ancient Herculaneum, the less visited but equally fascinating rival to nearby Pompeii. Then, journey along the scenic Amalfi coast, stopping to admire the colorfully painted buildings of Positano village and explore the lively Mediterranean resort of Sorrento.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.25
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Private Tour Pompeii, Vesuvius and Herculaneum

Private Tour Pompeii, Vesuvius and Herculaneum

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The ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum are two of the most remarkably preserved in Italy and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this tour, visit both on a day trip from Naples and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Explore the archaeological sites on a walking tour and discover how they were buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79AD. Then, visit the notorious Mt Vesuvius itself and take in the views from the crater rim.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.26
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$264.26
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Herchulaneum Ruins: Day trip from Naples

Herchulaneum Ruins: Day trip from Naples

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Pompeii is the city most associated with the 79 A.D. eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, but it wasn’t the only place buried and preserved in ash. Visit the neighboring town of Herculaneum, which was also wiped out during the infamous eruption. Tour the ruins on your own with skip-the-line access. Audio guides can be purchased on-site.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.47
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Herculaneum Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Ercolano) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Herculaneum Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Ercolano) costs USD 21.31. Guided Herculaneum Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Ercolano) tours start around USD 21.31 per person.
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