Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town, situated below Mount Vesuvius, and submerged under a torrent of mud and lava after the volcano erupted in 79 AD. The buildings have been so well preserved that you can walk down the streets pretty much exactly as the Romans would have done over 2000 years ago! There is still original timber in the buildings and clay pots stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption. Together with your guide, you will visit many of the most important sites, public baths with their well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, shops and the gymnasium. A tour, of possibly one of the best preserved examples of a Roman residential town in the world, brought to life years of study and knowledge to archaeologists.
Finishing time at approx. 01.00 pm
Please note: Entrance fee to Herculaneum is not included. Take passports to obtain free or reduced admission where possible. Don’t forget your camera, comfortable footwear, water, sun protection and hat. Limited wheelchair and buggy access.
Included in your tour:
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel/meeting point
- Travel by GT coach with air conditioning
- Guided tour of Herculaneum (about 2 hrs) with an official archaeological guide