This incredible half day VIP small group tour from Naples will give you the possibility visit Herculaneum: a snapshot in time that is well-preserved by the volcanic mud and ash which rained down upon it in 79 AD, amid the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
This incredible half day VIP small group tour departing from Naples will give you the possibility visit Herculaneum: a snapshot in time that is well-preserved by the volcanic mud and ash which rained down upon it in 79 A.D., amid the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Herculaneum is an archaeological marvel which remains exceptionally preserved by superheated pyroclastic material from the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Visit this ancient site and stand in awe at the many buildings that had been buried in ash and preserved for hundreds of years, until the town's discovery in 1709. Thanks to this excursion, you will see the remnants of this residential coastal town as it continues to undergo excavation.
Once your will get onboard your minivan to the archaeological site, you will be able to access the excavations with your skip the line tickets. Once there, you will meet your professional live guide or you will be provided with audioguides.
Your time at Herculaneum begins with a breathaking view of the town from above. After desceding into the town itself, you will begin the tour in this archaeological wonder. Walking amid the buildings, you can admire them in their original structure as the Romans did more than two millenia before us.The past is so well-preserved in Herculaneum that we will see relics such as clay pots, still stored as they were when the volcano erupted. Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii. Though some skeletons lie amonst the luxurious remins, the mood of the town is not as somber as that of Pompeii, since it is believed that most residents of Herculaneum successfully fled the eruption.
Your expert guide will make history come alive while taking you through the town's most important sites. You'll pass by archaic shops and visit the public baths, complete with ornate frescoes and mosaics. We'll pay a visit to the magnificent four-tiered Villa of the Papyri, which boasts the only library to have survived from antiquity.
This exclusive day tour of remarkable Herculaneum, a long-studied site lying in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the best-preserved towns from the time of the Romans. After this half day tour with a VIP small group you will go back on your minivan and return to Naples.
If you are interested in visiting Pompeii, choose the Half Day excursion to Pompeii, departing from Naples! If you are based in Sorrento, do not miss the Day trip to Herculaneum and Sorrento departing from Sorrento.
*During the low season, the guide in Herculaneum ruins is included only for groups of minimum 6 pax, otherwise audioguides will be provided.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher
This tour includes the pick-up service from centrally located hotels in Naples (NO B&bs, rental apartments, hostels, etc.). The time indicated in the calendar refers to the exact time of departure of the tour, but the pick-up will be provided approximaly starting from one hour before. We will confirm time and pick-up point (at your hotel or at the nearest point) on the confirmation voucher.
During the low season, the guide in Herculaneum ruins is included only for groups of minimum 6 pax, otherwise audioguides will be provided.