Herculaneum entrance tickets with optional guided tour
Excursions & day trips

Herculaneum entrance tickets with optional guided tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the ancient wonder of the Herculaneum site at your own pace
  • Discover an incredibly well-preserved archeological site and dive deep into its history
  • Add an optional guided tour to your tickets to get the most out of the experience
What to expect

Herculaneum is an ancient town that overlooks the Gulf of Naples, famous all over the world for its splendid archaeological Roman excavations. According to a legend, Herculaneum was founded by the mythological hero Hercules. Born in the archaic age, the city was exposed to Samnite, Greek, Etruscan influences, until the preponderant Roman presence, testified by the exceptional state of preservation today. Herculaneum was destroyed by the same eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, which also razed Pompeii to the ground.

Herculaneum began to see the light again thanks to archaeological investigations promoted in 1738, which resumed, after several interruptions, in 1927. The excavations were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Explore this unique site, its urban fabric, the distribution of the houses, the monumental basilica, the grand spa complex, and the gymnasium. You can walk around the streets of the ancient city and see the perfect state of conservation of the woods, bronze parts and the elevations of the houses that has enabled the reconstruction of everyday life, as well as the various styles of Vesuvian painting.

If you wish to learn more about Herculaneum and dive deep into its history, you can add a guided tour to your ticket for 2 hours with an expert tour guide. You'll visit the whole site while you listen to captivating anecdotes, secrets and stories about this world-famous location.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Tickets to the Herculaneum Archaeological Site
    • Guided visit (if selected)
    What's not included
    • Transport
    • Snacks and drinks
    Reduced price

    Tickets

    • Citizens of the EU from 18 to 25 years of age with valid identity: reduced
    • Children under 18 years of age with valid identity: free
    • Undergraduate, master or postgraduate students in architecture, cultural arts conservation, education or literature, and philosophy with specialization in archeology or art history: free

    Guided visit

    • Youth (18-24 years): reduced
    • Children (0-17 years): reduced
    Where

    Corso Resina, 185, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Ruins of Herculaneum ticket office.

    What to remember

    Tickets

    • This is a day ticket: you can enter the site whenever you like, regardless of the time shown on the voucher
    • Please show valid ID to claim reduced or free tickets. This can only be done at the ticket office. If you don't show a valid ID that attests that you are entitled to the price reduction, you will have to purchase new tickets at full price

    Guided tour

    • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring along a hat and a bottle of water
    • You can't bring any large bags and backpacks inside the site but you can leave them at the entrance where a free cloakroom service is available and retrieve them at the end of your visit
    • Reduced tickets (Child 4-17) can only be purchased together with a Standard price ticket
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    When

    Ticket

    • This is a daily ticket so you can enter the site whenever you like, regardless of the time shown on the voucher
    • Opening hours: 9.30am - 7.30pm (last admission 6.00pm)

    Guided tour

    • Please check calendar for availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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