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Herculaneum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Walk into the life of ancient Romans with these skip-the-line tickets to Herculaneum and unveil their life stories, with your guide.


  • Discover the Herculaneum Archaeological Park and its best-preserved ruins of the time with stories of ancient Romans.

  • Get faster access and find out about the famous UNESCO World Heritage and the lives of the 4000+ inhabitants site with your English-speaking guide.

  • With your upgraded archeological guide, you can explore the important sections of the ruins, from men’s baths to Samnite House, and the House of Wooden Partition.

  • Learn all about the effects of the earthquake and the tragic Mount Vesuvius eruption in Herculaneum.

  • Fun fact: A unique finding that survived the eruption at Herculaneum was nothing but paper!


  • 2-hour guided tour of Herculaneum

  • Skip-the-line access

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Expert English-speaking archeological guide (based on option)


  • Visiting the crater of Mount Vesuvius

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


11 reviews
John Souter



Jun, 2024

Great guide, beautiful and fascinating site. Fabio, our guide, really brought it to life for us.
Janina Rötzer



May, 2024

Our guide did an excellent job of explaining everything. It was a real journey through time and really impressed us!
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Elisabeth Wright



Jun, 2024

Thomas James Mckenna



Jun, 2024

Discovering the ruins and the Romans

The Herculaneum Archaeological Park is one of the best-preserved sites in the world. Finding out interesting stories of this site and how the 4000-5000 inhabitants lived here, is going to be a treat for you on this 2-hour guided tour. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site with your skip-the-line access which has survived a disruptive earthquake and a deadly eruption. Get to know more about how Herculaneum was affected while being at its peak owing to its coastal location. It brought Rome’s patrician families to its resorts for exploring a relaxing. You will get a fair understanding of how the city was slowly gaining life by being renovated, till the terrible eruption of Mount Vesuvius happened, wiping out its inhabitants. All that you will see in 2 hours was once buried under ash and volcanic rocks 16-meter deep.

Digging deep

Explore the site a bit more in detail with your archeological guide with an upgrade. Delve into the different sections of the city like the men’s baths, Hall of the Augustals, Samnite House, and House of the Wooden Partition that withstood the eruption. Even the Fornici, where 300 skeletons, along with personal objects like purses, coins, swords, chisel, and so on is a noteworthy site.

What to bring

  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes to hustle through the rocky paths of the site.

  • Pack light snacks as there are no cafes inside, except at the entrance.

  • Carry along a water bottle, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen.

What’s not allowed

  • Large backpacks are not allowed.

  • Eating/drinking within the premises isn’t allowed. Please visit the designated picnic area for the same.

  • Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted within the excavation site.


  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.

  • An infant backpack/carrier is recommended for infants.

  • Service animals are allowed to enter the excavation site.

Additional information

  • Avoid touching or climbing the ruins.

  • Pack your bag based on the weather conditions.

  • The paths can be rocky for wheelchairs so follow your guide to take the best route.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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