Herculaneum Guided Tour
Unlike Pompeii, covered by a layer of ashes and lapillus, Herculaneum was submerged by a thick layer of mud and lava. It was the mud that preserved it all, sealing everything.
In 1738 King Charles of Bourbon ordered the start of the excavations. At Herculaneum the wealthy Romans enjoyed their vacations, as testimonied by the sumptous villas on the sea.
We will visit the most beautiful dwellings of the city: the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and the House of the Deer. Our stroll will continue through the Decumanus, the Palestra and the Basilica.
You will also see the Thermal Baths of the Forum that were the public bathing houses of the city. In the House of the carbonised furniture, the wooden furniture is still in its original place.
TOUR DETAILSAvailable half-day or full-day
|Contact us to check availability for your preferred dates.|
|Duration||2.5 for the half-day tour, 6 hours (including lunch break) for the full-day tour.|
|When||The tour runs everyday except January 1, May 1 and December 25.|
|For who||Suitable for everybody, any age group.|
|Weather||The tour takes places rain or shine.|
|Dressing Code||Comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended.|
|No lines policy||You will not be standing in lines and waste your precious time.|
|Private Guide||You will have a great guide only for you!|