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Herculaneum and Pompeii

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Tour description

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience to discover the archaeological treasures in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius this is the excursion suitable for you. A full day tour to understand the aspects of the two roman sites that shared the same catastrophic destiny.
Herculaneum,, situated a few kilometers away from Pompei and Vesuvius, was the ultimate holiday destination for the aristocracy of the Roman Empire. Perfectly preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, the city is especially fascinating thanks to its incredible conservation of wood on the second floors of noble homes and in workshops. While strolling through the streets of the archaeological site, you will be able to admire mosaics, frescoes and archaeological remains that reveal the opulence and luxury of one the richest Roman cities. Moreover, on the ancient beach, excavated only in the nineteen-eighties, you can still see the skeletons of the victims who sought in vain to escape the volcano’s fury.

Discover the most famous and visited archaeological site in the world, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompei—the ancient city perfectly preserved by the violent eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. It is a singular experience to stroll through the ancient city and explore the splendor of the frescos in majestic villas, the mystique of its spas and the grandeur of ancient temples together with an expert guide. The mystery of the famous “bodies” and the frenetic everyday life that one can still sense in the markets, workshops and the Lupanar will make your tour unforgettable

Duration

  • Half Day ( 5 hours approx.)

The tour includes

  • Guided tour with expert licensed guide for the entire duration of the excursion

The tour does not include

  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Everything not indicated in the item “the tour includes”

Useful information:

  • Walking tour (comfortable shoes are recommended)
  • Children-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible.
  • Sunblock is recommended in summer
  • Bring your identity card / passport with you for potential discounts
Info Tickets
  • Single Pompeii ticket: 16€
  • Single Herculaneum ticket: 16€
  • EU visitors between 18 and 25: 2€
  • Visitors under 18, visitors with disabilities and teachers with Mibact certification: free
  • Note: Visitors accompanied by a tourist guide have the right to skip the line. The tickets can be acquired at the museum’s official ticket office before the visit with cash or credit card
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Meeting Place

  • At the “Scavi di Ercolano” ticket office, accessible on foot from the Circumvesuviana stop “Ercolano Scavi”. The ticket office can also be reached on foot from the adjacent official parking lot of the archaeological site

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