Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples

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Experience Highlights

This excursion departs from Naples and reaches Herculaneum, the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The journey takes approximately 3 hours in a comfortable bus.

Upon arrival, an expert guide will accompany you on your tour and explain the history of the Casa dei Cervi, the thermal baths, the Casa del Bicentenario and the other magnificently preserved buildings. To save time, you are entitled to a skip-the-line ticket.

  • Visit Herculaneum without queuing
  • Learn more about the history of the Roman city from an expert guide.
  • No need to worry about getting around thanks to the air-conditioned bus transfer.

What’s included

  • Excursion to Herculaneum from Naples
  • Expert guide
  • Queue-free entrance to the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum
  • Air-conditioned bus transport

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Step by Step

This guided tour lasts about 3 hours and the destination is the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum. You will travel by air-conditioned bus, a means of transport that allows you to travel comfortably and quickly from your hotel in Naples. If you prefer, you can also opt for a pick-up at the city's port.

Throughout the tour you will have an expert guide at your disposal who will tell you the history of this place buried in the ashes of Vesuvius.

In Roman times, Herculaneum was a summer resort for noble families. Although smaller and less famous than Pompeii, the mud and lava flow that buried it has perfectly preserved the residences and furnishings. Along the route you will see the following places of interest:

  • Casa dei Cervi - It consists of two floors and a large terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples. It owes its name to a sculpture in the courtyard, a hunting scene with two deer attacked by dogs.
  • Bicentennial House - The jewel in the crown of Herculaneum. Dating from the Julio-Claudian period (27 BC / AD 68), it is built of yellow tufa and is located very close to the decumanus maximus, the main street of the Roman city. A number of wax tablets were found here, which provided insight into many aspects of life at the time. It was discovered during excavations in 1938.
  • Partem Domus Lignea - In Italian it is known as "Casa del Tramezzo di Legno" (House of the Wooden Partitions) because of the structure that separated the atrium from the study. Unlike other residences, it was built in pre-Roman times.

The route is suitable for most participants and is designed for groups of 40, 18 or 8 participants. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


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  • R
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    A wonderful place, although somewhat smaller than it looks.
  • V
    (0 Reviews)
    A very beautiful visit to the past, although I expected to find something more. It was worth going for the experience and for the teachings that the guide left me. Recommended to visit once.
  • G
    (0 Reviews)
    Simply incredible.
  • L
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    A fascinating archaeological site that never ceases to amaze me every time I visit it. There is always something new to learn from this incredible place, if you have the opportunity to go do not hesitate.
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