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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Archaeologist

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Venture through one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world, Herculaneum, with an expert archaeologist!


  • Discover the ancient town of Herculaneum, overlooking the Gulf of Naples with the skip-the-line ticket will benefit you by letting you inside without waiting.

  • Walk alongside an expert archaeologist, who will share intriguing intel about the town.

  • Much like Pompeii, this city too suffered the tragic effects of Mount Vesuvius' eruption.

  • Pass along the monumental basilica, the grand spa complex, the gymnasium, and more.

  • This guided tour can be booked in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.


  • Guided tour of Herculaneum with skip-the-line entry

  • Expert English, Spanish, French, German or Italian-speaking archaeologist guide

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 United Kingdom, United States, Australia and over 22 countries have loved this experience
Martin Hoffmann



Jun, 2024

Very knowledgeable guide, no questions left unanswered. Very well timed visit of the Most Important parts of Ercolano. We left with a thorough understanding of how that city worked at the time. In Addition the guide was helpful and even gave us valuable information about our upcoming visit to Napkes.
Rittel Rolf



Jun, 2024

Leone was very authentic and has a good experience with archeology He explained with heart an soul the life of Roman in Herculaneum.
Ronald De Ridder



Jun, 2024

Great guide leone, told inspired and passionate about the history, clear explanations through photos
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María Teresa de Gracia Covisa



Jun, 2024

The guide, Diego, explained perfectly what we were seeing, making our visit much more profitable. I recommend the experience, we were only five in the group, so we were commenting everything as a group of friends.
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Catherine Piettre



Jun, 2024

The guided tour was fascinating. But I hadn't been able to book a specific ticket online for my disabled son before the visit: there's no tab on the site for disabled visitors' tickets. An agent explained to me on the spot that we couldn't take part in the guided tour even though I'd booked it (and my son can walk a little). I had to insist.
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Visit the ancient town of Herculaneum that overlooks the Gulf of Naples on this guided venture alongside an expert archaeologist. Renowned for its splendid archaeological Roman excavations, you're in for a real treat. Legend has it that Herculaneum was founded by the mythological hero, Hercules! Born of the archaic age, this city has evident Samnite, Greek, Etruscan influences, with an overriding Roman presence. Alas, this city (along with Pompeii) was destroyed by the same eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD.

These excavations were included in the UNESCO World Heritage site list in 1997. Your tour lets you explore this unique site, the unique distribution of houses, the monumental basilica, the grand spa complex, the gymnasium, and more. A walk through the ancient city lets you see bronze parts and the elevations of the houses, conservation of woods, and the various styles of Vesuvian paintings. All the while, your expert archaeologist will engage you with captivating anecdotes, secrets, and stories about this world-famous attraction.

What to bring

  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring along your sunscreen and water bottle.


  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. Entry is free for people with disabilities and an accompanying adult.

  • Dogs are allowed into the venue, without restriction of breed or size. However, they must be kept with a leash and/or muzzle (the latter is obligatory for all breeds and opportunities provided by current regulations). Pet parents must have bags to collect any droppings.

  • In the Antiquarium, inside the Padiglione della Barca and in the domus with mosaic floors, access is allowed only to dogs carried in their arms or in the appropriate carrier.

Additional information

  • Facilities: restroom, cloak room.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide.

  • 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.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the Ticket Office of Herculaneum Ruins.

  • Address: Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy.

  • Your guide will be holding a sign with Askos tours written on it.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point.

Getting There

  • The closest bus stop is Umberto, a 10-min walk to the ticketing office.

  • Bus 5, 176, 177, and more will bring you here.

  • The closest train station is Circumvesuviana, a 10-min walk to the ticketing office.

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