Make your own way to the Herculaneum archaeological area ticket office to meet your private guide in time for an 8.30am or 12.30pm departure (depending on tour option chosen).
Use your skip-the-line tickets to head straight inside the archeological site of Herculaneum and follow your guide on a walking tour of the ancient Roman city, admiring ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century BC. Learn how the city was buried by the AD79 eruption of the nearby Mt Vesuvius volcano as you admire the remarkably preserved amphitheater, Decumanus, Palestra, and Basilica; and hear stories of Roman life as you wander around the Forum and peek into the gymnasium and thermal baths. Finally, marvel at the colorful mosaics and carbonized furniture as you explore the grand seafront villa, including the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Deer, and the House of the Mosaic Atrium.
After around two and a half hours exploring Herculaneum, your tour ends back at the starting point.