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Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist - Skip the line

Ercolano, Italy
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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.
  • 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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Wonderful experience
, 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.
Informative tour
, 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.
Highly engaging tour and tour guide
, 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.
Great experience
, 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.
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
Very knowledgeable tour guide
, 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.
Must see
, 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.
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!
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.
Highlight tour
, May 2019
This was an incredible tour, our guide was intelligent and obviously knew his stuff. He made the Tour come alive and made you feel.lime you had stepped back to 79AD. Would highly recommend this tour.

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