This incredible half day tour from Naples will give you the possibility visit Herculaneum: a snapshot in time that is well-preserved by the volcanic mud and ash which rained down upon it in 79 AD, amid the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Join this VIP small group tour with a guide!
This incredible half day excursion departing from Naples will give you the possibility visit Herculaneum: a snapshot in time that is well-preserved by the volcanic mud and ash which rained down upon it in 79 A.D., amid the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Thanks to this VIP small group tour you will travel along with a maximum of 8 participants, in order to have an intimate and personalized experience! Our driver will pick you up directly from your centrally located hotel in Naples and drive you to the archaeological excavations of Herculaneum, that you will be able to visit with an expert local guide.
Herculaneum is an archaeological marvel which remains exceptionally preserved by superheated pyroclastic material from the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Visit this ancient site and stand in awe at the many buildings that had been buried in ash and preserved for hundreds of years, until the town's discovery in 1709. Thanks to this excursion, you will see the remnants of this residential coastal town as it continues to undergo excavation.
Once your will get onboard your minivan to the archaeological site, you will be able to purchase the entrance ticket and access the excavations. Once there, you will meet your professional live guide or you will be provided with audioguides.
Our time at Herculaneum begins with a breathaking view of the town from above. After desceding into the town itself, we will begin our revelry in this archaeological wonder. Walking amid the buildings, we can admire them in their original structure as the Romans did more than two millenia before us.The past is so well-preserved in Herculaneum that we will see relics such as clay pots, still stored as they were when the volcano erupted. Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii. Though some skeletons lie amonst the luxurious remins, the mood of the town is not as somber as that of Pompeii, since it is believed that most residents of Herculaneum successfully fled the eruption.
Your expert guide will make history come alive while taking you through the town's most important sites. You'll pass by archaic shops and visit the public baths, complete with ornate frescoes and mosaics. We'll pay a visit to the magnificent four-tiered Villa of the Papyri, which boasts the only library to have survived from antiquity.
This exclusive day tour of remarkable Herculaneum, a long-studied site lying in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the best-preserved towns from the time of the Romans. After this half day tour with a VIP small group you will go back on your minivan and return to Naples.
If you are interested in visiting Herculaneum's "older sister"; the beautiful Pompeii, choose our Half Day excursion to Pompeii, departing from Naples! If you are based in Sorrento, do not miss our Day trip to Herculaneum and Sorrento departing from Sorrento.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher
This is a VIP small group tour that will allow a maximum of 8 participants. This, in order to guarantee you a personalized and intimate experience.
This tour includes the pick-up service from centrally located hotels in Naples.
Please note that the price above does not include entrance tickets to the Herculaneum excavations. Please bring your passport or ID in case you have access to any discount or reduction, in order to show it directly at the ticket office.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, remember to bring a hat and a bottle of water; in autumn/winter, don't forget an umbrella.