Ercolano, Italy
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 3 more


Visit the Ruins of Herculaneum with a private guide on this 2-hour tour designed with families in mind. As you explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological site and learn about the destruction of the Roman city by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, your kids will stay interested and engaged with trivia, games, photo contests, and more. Select a departure time and the option that corresponds to the size of your family when booking.
  • 2-hour Ruins of Herculaneum family tour with a private guide
  • Explore the archaeological site with a focus on engaging your kids
  • See ash-covered remains of homes, temples, and other buildings
  • Enjoy interactive ways to learn about the history and culture of the ancient Roman city
Meet your guide at your selected time to begin your Herculaneum tour, which takes you through the ancient ruins in a child-centered way. An outdoor history museum, the World Heritage site offers insight into a world frozen in time by Mt. Vesuvius' eruption.

After entering with your skip-the-line ticket, your guide leads you around the archaeological site, where structures are preserved by ash and lava. Marvel at the excavations of temples, homes, shops, and baths; see ancient art; and learn about what life was like here before 79 AD. As you go, enjoy interactive activities that match points of cultural and historical significance, allowing your family to be both educated and entertained at the same time. You'll go on a treasure hunt, hear stories of Hercules and sea monsters, and more, all of which encourage children to explore with purpose as they discover a foreign culture.

When your tour ends, you may head to a nearby restaurant for a meal, if you wish (own expense).

Please note: parents must accompany children at all times.


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, Jun 2017

Riccardo was excellent, engaging and highly informative. Made it interesting and applicable not only for us but also our primary school aged children. Herculaneum was more enjoyable for us than Pompeii because it is much smaller, the children could better understand what life would have been like, and appreciate how the city was buried with the surrounding suburbs nearby.

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