Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist

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Tour Number

Activity Level

208756


Categories

Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Spectacular walking tour in the world best preserved archaeological site - skip the line included


THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED

The city provides a glimpse into the private lives of the romans. It is a small italic town with an orthogonal grid patter of streets. It is located at the foot of Mt Vesuvius, just 4 miles south from Naples and 7 miles north from Pompeii. The town was quite small as the total area within the enclosure was of 20 hectares, with a population of about 3000 inhabitants.
Herculaneum and Pompeii are also called the "sisters cities"; the first is much smaller but better preserved. While Pompeii had been covered in four to five meters of ashes, an avalanche of muds about 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum.
Second stories, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still preserved. My explanation will make the city come to life.

**AS YOU ARRIVE TO HERCULANEUM I CAN BUY THE TICKETS FOR YOU IF YOU WISH, SO TO SKIP THE LINE, EVERYTHING WILL BE DONE IN 5-10 MINUTES**

Itinerary

A wonderful walk through the city of Herculaneum including stops at Temple of the Augustales, the beach where more then 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the gymnasium, the house of the Dears and much more.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Ticket office of Herculaneum

End location: Ticket office of Herculaneum

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour.
No transportation included.

What’s Included

my guidance and assistence for the entire duration of the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

11 Eur - admission fees; prices are per person

What’s Extra

Admission fee (11 euros p.p.). Free under 18
- any kind of transportation. It can be arranged on request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Paolo was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the site, and had lots of interesting detail which helped to put it into a historical perspective. He was charming, great fun and a very good communicator. Thank you very much, Paolo. Highly recommended guide.
Margaret Sturrock

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