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Private Tour Of The Ruins Of Herculaneum

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  • Tour the ancient city of Herculaneum and see it much as it existed than 2,000 years ago
  • See some of the villas of Herculaneum's wealthiest citizens
  • Go the Palestra (Big Gym) and feel like an archaeologist exploring the volcanic evidence
See the ruins of Herculaneum, the smaller, but no less impressive, sister of Pompeii, frozen in time by the same devastating volcanic eruption of August 24th 79 AD. Left buried under the rubble of ash until the 1700s, its discovery stunned the world.

All of the ancient town lies at the bottom of an archaeological hole, about 75 feet deep. Getting closer, see the area of the marina where 300 human skeletons were found along with a boat (on display at weekends).
Discover the garden of the “House of the Albergo”, where quince trees have been replanted following evidence of carbonized roots of the ancient fruit tree. Your next stop is the Council Hall of the Augustali, where beautiful frescoes depict Hercules.

Visit the mosaics in the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the neighboring store where food and wine containers, carbonised by the volcano, still hang on the walls! Go to the ancient spa, still covered with mosaics from the Roman saunas, gyms, hot rooms, and cold tubs.

Finally, see the most spectacular villa of Herculaneum at Villa Dei Cervi, with its luxurious mosaics, frescoes, and statues.
what’s included
  • Licensed tour guide
what's excluded
  • Admission fee
  • Food and drinks
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 2 hours
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & italian
Starts/Ends Naples, Italy, Italy/ Naples, Italy, Italy
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