Herculaneum ruins


Explore the most beautiful archaeological site in the world with an Archaeologist

The tour will start every day at 3:00 pm from the ticket office of Herculaneum ruins. The tour is for a small group of maximum 20 people

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This tour will take you to the world’s best preserved roman city.

It is Herculaneum, a rich city of merchants and nobility, whose life ended dramatically fast. Here you’ll see the waterfront where more than 300 remains of people trying to escape by sea were found, the Samnite house, the thermal baths, the Temple of the Augustales, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Gymnasium, the house of the wooden partition and much more.

You will get an intense experience: you can see not only stone, marble and ceramics left, but also carbonized wood and even more exquisite paintings and mosaics than in Pompei.
Herculaneum was destroyed by a much more powerful force which instantly burnt all wood and buried the city under a thick layer which didn’t let the air go through and cause decay.

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Tour’s Details

Tour type: Walking tour
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Italy, Pompeii & Herculaneum
Meet Location: Meeting place Ticket Office of the ruins. You can get there as follows: - By car in via Pignalver (There is a not guarded parking very close the meeting place) - By train in Corso Resina 1 (Circumvesuviana train station is 10 minutes walk away)
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Transportation method: Can be arranged on request
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Maximum number of People: 20
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Tour’s Program

- Meet the guide at the Ticket office of Herculaneum ruins. He/she holding a sign with Askos tours written on it

- Visit of Herculaneum: the waterfront where more then 300 remains were found, Marina gate, terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus, Samnite house, thermal baths, Forum, House of Neptune and Amphitrite, Gymnasium, Northern Cardo (road oriented north-south), House of the skeleton, Thermopolium, Temple of Augustales, House of the Black Saloon, House of Bel Cortile, House of the Wooden Partition, Bakery and much more

- At the end of the tour, you can bid your guide farewell and spend the day as you wish
- Skip the line admission fees in Herculaneum ruins
- Guidance and assistance for the entire duration of the tour by an Archaeologist
- Meals and drinks
- Dress code is smart casual. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
- Bring a small bottle of water
- Children must be accompanied by an adult

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  • Belinda Conway

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    "Herculaneum tour with an Archeologist "
    Today we went on the 2 hour tour of Herculaneum with the wonderful archeologist Luciano Leone. Luciano’s passion for his work and incredible knowledge made this trip very enjoyable. His insight meant we could step back in time and immerse ourselves in this 2000 year old world. I highly recommend taking a tour lead by an archaeologist, they are the experts and you will walk away knowing so much more than if you walk around yourself. Thank you Luciano!
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