Private Ancient Herculaneum
Spend a half-day exploring the world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Herculaneum when you book this private cultural excursion in Naples. Your private tour includes a scenic drive aboard a van and a guide, who will take you to explore the ancient walls, buildings, and artifacts found in the excavations that showcase the aftermath of an ancient city buried under frozen lava from the Vesuvius eruption back in 79 A.D. Catch breathtaking views of this ancient city and learn about the history of the civilization, including vases and frescos. While entrance tickets are available for purchase on the same day, kids 17 and under get in free, making this scenic excursion perfect for families and history buffs alike.
Begin your exciting excursion by meeting up with your guide and hop on a comfortable van for a scenic 30-minute transfer to the famed archaeological site of Herculaneum. Upon arrival, you'll walk to the excavation site and spend three hours strolling through this UNESCO World Heritage Site's iconic excavations as you take in impressive views of the fine homes and temples in this well-preserved ancient city. Observe the architectural excellence of the ruins that Mount Vesuvius' fury rained on back in 79 A.D. along the way, including its first-century bathhouses and stylish villas. While Herculaneum was consumed by the lava flows that erupted from Mount Vesuvius like Pompeii, unlike its sister city, this ancient city was well-preserved thanks to the carbonization of the volcanic matter and hot gasses that covered the city.
Spend your private tour exploring the excavations of archaeologists who helped uncover the many fine villas within Herculaneum, including one believed to be the retreat of the father-in-law of Julius Caesar. While exploring this ancient city, you'll also get to take in captivating views of ethereal frescos and paved stoned streets. Before heading back to your port, take time to admire the intricate original ancient and medieval Greek and Roman-style mosaic flooring that demonstrates the wealth and abundance of Herculaneum.
Whether you're looking to see the iconic dwellings of a well-preserved ancient city or want to see the creations of an ancient civilization, this private tour gives you the best of both worlds. Sign up for this private cultural experience today and get ready to make lifelong memories in Naples!
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 7 guests maximum. Groups with more than 7 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.