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Herculaneum Audio Guide

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Discover one of the best-preserved archaeological sites around the globe with its official audio guide. Get to know rare-known secrets of the ancient town buried under the volcanic ash of Mt Vesuvius.


  • Explore the ancient town of Herculaneum at its Archaeological Park in Italy with an official audio guide.

  • Get to know historical anecdotes of the millennia-old buried Vesuvian town.

  • Stroll through the archaeological site on the route specified by the audio guide and tune in at 63 listening points.

  • Listen to the entertaining narrative storytelling of the audio guide available in 5 languages.

  • Take 360° virtual tours and sneak a peek into the daily life of elite Ancient Romans.


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  • Entry tickets to the Herculaneum Archaeological Park

Cancellation policy

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


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Guests from France, Spain, United Kingdom and over 19 countries have loved this experience
Christian Stampfer



May, 2024

Admission and issuing the audio guide worked without any problems. Overall, Herculaneum is a little better preserved than Pompeii and - not so huge!
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May, 2024

Easy, quick access to reception desks and turnstiles. Negative point on site: audioguides not always in sync with the tour sites. A bit confusing.
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alexandra goupillot



May, 2024

Très pratique de réserver un créneau relativement tôt pour éviter la foule et la disponibilité des audio guides. Accessible facilement et rapidement le site est à visiter de préférence après Pompei.
Marzec Florence



May, 2024

Je n'ai pas aimé recevoir les billets sur mon téléphone la veille. Je préfère pouvoir les imprimer avant. L'audioguide n'a pas pu être téléchargé car non compatible avec mon téléphone. Décevant.
Tiran Frederic



May, 2024

Nous avons réservé 2 audioguides pour 20€, alors que sur place le prix aurait été de 16€ (10€ pour le premier et 16€ pour deux). Dommage qu'on n'ait pas pu bénéficier de cette réduction sur le site. Sinon tout a très bien fonctionné.

Experience the magic of Herculaneum Archeological Park while listening to its official audio guide. One of the best-preserved archeological sites in the world, Herculaneum is full of fascinating historical anecdotes. The official audio guide will curate a path best to explore the site to the fullest. With 63 listening points, you'll tune in to the engaging guide for a total of 150 minutes of audio.

Children can enjoy a special path reserved for kids with an audio storytelling session of about 40 minutes. Take advantage of the simple touch display and get access to 360° virtual tours. Immerse yourself in the region's past as you learn about the ancient city before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD through accurate historical geo-localization technology. You'll also learn about the fascinating story of site director Francesco Sirano.


Monday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Saturday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Sunday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM

Important Information

  • Please bring a valid photo ID to be left as a deposit (copies or student cards not accepted).

  • Bring along your earphones with a jack cable for Android devices.

  • Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem your tickets at Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy.

  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Parco Archeologico di Ercolano.

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Getting There

  • The closest bus stop is Plinio, a 5-minute walk from the Herculaneum.

  • Bus #5 will get you there.

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