Learn about the Ancient Roman history with a walk around Herculaneum and Pompeii.
The two settlements under the active Volcano Mount Vesuvius, show how ancient Roman villages were at the time of Emperor Tito.
They have important differences, that's why it is recommended visiting both. Pompeii offers a complete overview of an ancient Roman town plan. All the public buildings, the streets and the houses are now unearthed.
A part of Herculaneum remains are now buried under the new town buildings, that has grown on the same site as the previous settlement. The particular burial dynamics has allowed the preservation of organic materials, such as the hulls of a boat recovered on the beach, foods, wood elements and the upper floors of the buildings.
THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED.
** I CAN BUY THE TICKETS FOR SKIP THE LINE ENTRANCE **
The plan of the day:
Two hours visit in Pompeii:
- Visiting the civic centre, with the main monuments
- See the principal private houses, like Casa del Fauno
- Visit some commercial buildings and public baths
Stopping for lunch if it's required
Then, almost 30 minutes to arrive in Herculaneum with Circumvesuviana train and 10 minutes walk to arrive at the archaeological site.
Two hours visit in Herculaneum:
- Visiting the main Domus, like:
The House of the hotel
The House of Argus
- Seeing Public Buildings, such as:
College of the Augustales
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: At Circumvesuviana Train Station.
Duration: 5 hours
Start time dependent on your arrival schedule.
Walking and by
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 Euros - - Entrance fees 15 € per adults - free for under 18 years old. Please, bring ID.
- Train ticket 4 €
- About 15 € for refreshment/lunch.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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This was an excellent tour. Marta was a very pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide. Not only did she bring the history to life for us, but she also took the train with us to Herculaneum, had lunch with us and continued showing us around Herculaneum.