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Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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.
  • Guided walking tour of Herculaneum
  • Gain historical insight from an archaeologist guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets means no waiting in long queues
  • Group tour with a maximum of 18 people
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Guidance and assistance
Herculaneum skip the line admission fee
Small Group (maximum 20 people per guide)
Licensed guide with archaeological background
Meals/drinks
Via dei Papiri Ercolanesi, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Askos Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist ?
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The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist .
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What is the social distancing policy during Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist .
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What is the maximum group size during Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist ?
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This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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  • "It is definitely worth paying for an archaeologist guide like Daniella." See review

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Herculean ruins visit
Joseph-Nancy
, Oct 2020
Daniella was awesome. Here knowledge was impressive and her passion for this ancient ruins was infectious. Special note: she was called in unexpectedly on her day off, but still made it enjoyable for —a true professional. Enjoyed this trip! Thanks.
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Thank you very much Joseph! Join again for another tour with us!
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Wonderful experience
Megumi_K
, Feb 2020
Herculaneum itself is a highly recommended site to visit. It is much smaller than Pompeii but in a way it looks more preserved and because of it's size, it is much more manageable. Our archaeologist guide, Daniella was wonderful. She gave us a lot of interesting information about the site. Since it was a small tour, each one of us had a lot of opportunity to ask her some questions. We've gained so much knowledge about the site and that made this tour so interesting for us. It is definitely worth paying for an archaeologist guide like Daniella.
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Informative tour
DFK49
, Nov 2019
Completely different to Pompeii and thus well worth the separate visit. Archaeologist as tour guide an outstanding proposition.Small group meant that had good informed commentary and responses to questions readily secured. Skip the queue also good.
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Highly engaging tour and tour guide
788rnc
, Oct 2019
Enjoyable, informative tour with passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. Was my favorite tour at end of visits to Milan, Rome (all the sites), Pompeii. Excellent experience.
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Great experience
ryrhodes
, Sep 2019
Our guide, Luciano Leone, was passionate and full of rich information about the history of Herculaneum. We appreciated his insight as an archaeologist. Would definitely recommend.
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Well worth the money
Jeremy K
, Sep 2019
To visit such a site with an archeologist guide was amazing I would not have gotten the same experience without this and he brought the place to life with his knowledge and passion I would highly recommend you pay for this to avoid wandering aimlessly around the site
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Very knowledgeable tour guide
144rose
, Aug 2019
Loved this tour. Guide was very friendly and easy to interact with. Her English was pretty good but at times was hard to understand and sometimes she misunderstood questions. It was very hot while we were there at the end of July.
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Must see
mfrooman1
, Jul 2019
How cool to see such intact structures and artifacts, truly remarkable look into the past. Anyone visiting the area should not miss this historic site.
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Sergio was a great tour guide!!
Lucy C
, Jun 2019
I booked this tour because I liked the sound of it being a small group, the size of our group was perfect, Sergio our tour guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic throughout the tour. We had a great day!
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Herculaneum. WOW!!
Teresa H
, May 2019
Herculaneum is an absolute must visit. Our archaeologist Dr Luciano Leone was fantastic. He brought Herculaneum (Ercolano) to life with his passionate stories about Ercolano and it's people.The buildings and artifacts are extremely well preserved. It is a much smaller area than Pompei but it there is so much more to see. Dr Leone's knowledge was exceptional. I highly recommend this small group tour.
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