Why take this tour
Askos Tours offers you the fantastic opportunity to experience Herculaneum with your very own private expert guide. You will have priority access to one of the most famous and best preserved archaeological sites in the world. And you’ll have your own archaeologist guide who’ll reveal the ancient city where the Roman elite spent their summer vacations.
You’ll meet your guide at the easy-to-find entrance to Herculaneum. You won’t need to queue as you will have priority entrance with tickets booked in advance. So not a moment wasted!
Once inside, you’ll gaze in wonder at the spectacular view and be awestruck at Vesuvius rising imposingly before you.
Simply put, tours to Herculaneum are unforgettable, spine-tingling experiences.They allow you to truly contemplate life in the ancient world. Here, for centuries, streets and houses lay hidden, covered by layers of volcanic ash. The excavations started during the reign of the King of Naples Carlo Terzo di Borbone, even before those at Pompeii. And immediately afterwards, Herculaneum became a must-see destination for enthusiastic young European intellectuals. Now three centuries later, it still remains a site which is appreciated by hundreds of thousands of international travelers.
Your guide has a rich store of tales of all you’ll see. You’ll learn all about the elegant frescoes and mosaics at the extraordinary Casa dei Cervi. At the ancient beach you’ll see the perfectly preserved skeletons of 300 victims who desperately sought shelter from the eruption. At the Plumbarius, you’ll see the workshop of an early plumber frozen in time. Then enter the Sacello degli Augustali to admire this shrine dedicated to the cult of the emperor. This is a site of numerous incomparable ruins, and all will be revealed to you.
You won’t make many tours to Herculaneum, in fact you’ll probably only do it once. So, be good to yourself, make it special. Book your private tour to this incredible site and put yourself in the hands of the experts. Let our passion become yours too.
- Expert archaeologist guide
- Skip the line tickets
- Private tour
Points of interest
The Northen Cardo, the House of the Skeleton, the Thermal Baths, the Temple of the Augustali, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Wooden partition, the Gymnasium, the Terrace of Nonius Balbus, the beach.
- admire the elegant House of the deers
- Be involved by a private guide ready to answer all your questions
- Discover a perfectly preserved Roman town
Health & Safety
Askos srl has implemented all the prevention, protection and organizational measures provided for by the regulatory protocol for the Covid-19 Virus pandemic (Legislative Decree no.81 of 9 April 2008, Annex XLVI)
- We use and offer sanitary gel for hand sanitization, before, after and during the tour.
- Our guides and all our operators received anti-covid health and safety training. They check their temperature daily and they are trained to comply with all anti-contagion regulations.
- It is mandatory to wear your own personal mask for the whole duration of the tour. If you don't have one, we'll provide it to you.
- If headphone sets are required, they are properly sterilized and sanitized before each use.
- Our private and small group tours are designed to provide you with maximum comfort and safety.
Yes, this tour could be suitable for wheelchair users as well. If you have mobility issues, please, we ask you to promptly notify our office, in order to arrange the best itinerary for you.
Once arrived at the meeting point, you can store your luggage in the free storage available at the ticket office. Our staff will give you all the information if needed.
The Herculaneum tour will take place regularly even in case of rain, so we recommend bringing an umbrella or a raincoat with you if it rains. The tour is canceled only if the authorities decide to close the site due to emergency weather conditions.
Only Small dogs up to 10 kg in weight are allowed inside the ruins. The admitted animals must be equipped with a leash and held in the arms inside the buildings.
If you arrive in Herculaneum by car, there is an unguarded municipal car park for an hourly rate, in Via dei Papiri Ercolanesi, a few steps away from the ticket office of the ruins.
If you arrive from Naples or Sorrento you can reach Herculaneum by the local train called Circumvesuviana (Sorrento - Naples line or vice versa): Your stop is called “Ercolano Scavi”. From the train station you will have to walk for about 10 minutes down the street to reach the meeting point.
No. As this tour includes all skip-the-line tickets, no tickets or passes other than those we provide to you directly can be used.
This tour includes a walking through the western area of the archaeological park, for a length of approximately 1 km.
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