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Herculaneum Private Guided Tour Led by a Local Top-rated Guide - All inclusive provided by Raphael Tours in Pompeii

Herculaneum Private Guided Tour Led by a Local Top-rated Guide - All inclusive

Herculaneum Private Guided Tour Led by a Local Top-rated Guide - All inclusive
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Enjoy a 2.5-hour private walking tour of Herculaneum led by a top-rated local guide. This ancient town is the site of excavated ruins that provides a rare glimpse into the daily life of the ancient Roman Empire. Sights visited include the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the House of the Deer. Continuing forward, you will visit the Decumanus, the Palestra, the Basilica, and the Thermal Baths of the Forum.  The Herculaneum Walking Tour is a fascinating glimpse into life during the Roman Empire. A World Heritage Site, this is one for your life list of “must sees.”
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
  • Make your own way to the Herculaneum archaeological area ticket office to meet your private guide in time for an 8.30am or 12.30pm departure (depending on tour option chosen). Use your skip-the-line tickets to head straight inside the archeological site of Herculaneum and follow your guide on a walking tour of the ancient Roman city, admiring ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century BC. Learn how the city was buried by the AD79 eruption of the nearby Mt Vesuvius volcano as you admire the remarkably preserved amphitheater, Decumanus, Palestra, and Basilica; and hear stories of Roman life as you wander around the Forum and peek into the gymnasium and thermal baths. Finally, marvel at the colorful mosaics and carbonized furniture as you explore the grand seafront villa, including the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Deer, and the House of the Mosaic Atrium. After around two and a half hours exploring Herculaneum, your tour ends back at the starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Make your own way to the Herculaneum archaeological area ticket office to meet your private guide in time for an 8.30am or 12.30pm departure (depending on tour option chosen). Use your skip-the-line tickets to head straight inside the archeological site of Herculaneum and follow your guide on a walking tour of the ancient Roman city, admiring ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century BC. Learn how the city was buried by the AD79 eruption of the nearby Mt Vesuvius volcano as you admire the remarkably preserved amphitheater, Decumanus, Palestra, and Basilica; and hear stories of Roman life as you wander around the Forum and peek into the gymnasium and thermal baths. Finally, marvel at the colorful mosaics and carbonized furniture as you explore the grand seafront villa, including the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Deer, and the House of the Mosaic Atrium. After around two and a half hours exploring Herculaneum, your tour ends back at the starting point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 20455P29
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Ercolano Scavi, 80056 Ercolano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy Our guide will wait for you at the Herculaneum ruins tickets office
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Please, don't forget to specify your mobile number inclusive of your country code in case of any emergency
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Ercolano Scavi, 80056 Ercolano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy Our guide will wait for you at the Herculaneum ruins tickets office
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Please, don't forget to specify your mobile number inclusive of your country code in case of any emergency
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ercolano Scavi
    80056 Ercolano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
    Our guide will wait for you at the Herculaneum ruins tickets office
    See address & details
  • 1
    Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    You will have a private guided tour with a top rated and local guide of the highlights of the site.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Hartmut S
Lyon113 contributions
Excellent guide
Dec 2019
Ginevra had arranged for the two of us to participate in a small (max 14 people) guided tour of Herculaneum. The guide – Loretta – was an excellent guide, her enthusiasm and explanations made us feel as if we were walking in a living city.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Levannah
Hendersonville, NC877 contributions
Outstanding Herculaneum private tour and guide
May 2019 • Couples
We researched available tours for Herculaneum and were really pleased with our choice. Our guide knew the site and history extraordinarily well and we now have wonderful memories of a very full day. If you are looking for an in-depth and knowledgable expert private tour, we can strongly recommend this one. Thank you!
Written 13 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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