Herculaneum On Your Own

Price: $32.00
Ages 2 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Transfer
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are also recommended.
Restrictions As this tour is on your own, the level activity is personal. Check in is at 11.30am and departure will be 12 noon. Entrance fees are not included and can be purchased on the day of the tour ( approximately 13 Euro per person). Please take note that the entrance fee for Herculaneum is free of charge for up to 17 years old, but you must show a valid ID to our guide, and the ticket office, otherwise the entrance fee will need to be paid to gain entry. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not guided, nor wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.

Spend 3.5 hours exploring the Herculaneum Ruins with the flexibility to discover the ancient archeological site on your own, when you book this scenic small group excursion in Naples. Your cultural excursion includes a convenient later departure, special price for families and transportation via a comfortable vehicle with a professional driver who will transport you from your port to the ancient ruins and back. You'll get to explore this ancient site on your own, taking in its well preserved architectural excellence of mud protected homes and artifacts like woodwork. With the option of free time and a desk assistant at your drop off and pick up locations, this tour is convenient and perfect for cultural enthusiasts or families looking for a flexible option for exploring Herculaneum!

Begin your cultural experience by checking in with the desk assistant just outside your cruise terminal, and hopping aboard your transfer to enjoy a comfortable drive to the ancient ruins of Herculaneum. Here, you'll catch a glimpse of the remnants of ancient Roman life that took place in this aristocratic resort town. Just as Mount Vesuvius' eruption in AD 79 engulfed Pompeii, it also submerged Herculaneum. However, this ancient resort town fared better than Pompeii thanks to the mud that helped create a protective layer over the homes.

Thanks to well diggers rediscovering Herculaneum in the 18th century, this ancient luxury town continues its excavation around the contemporary buildings that cover most of the area. As you walk among these ancient ruins during your free time, notice the well preserved mosaics and woodwork and take in the beauty of the replanted gardens. Get your camera ready to take Insta-worthy photos of this ancient site before heading back to your port.

If you're looking for a flexible excursion that gives you free time to explore Herculaneum on your terms, then this is the tour for you. Sign up for this iconic cultural tour for a relaxing and memorable time in Naples!