Herculaneum with an Archaeologist - private walking tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent)

The best preserved Roman city in the Vesuvian area

Herculaneum was buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius in the 79 A. D. by about 20 meters (60 feet) of pyroclastic material.

For this reason here you can see very well preserved entire buildings in two floors.

At the moment only about the 30% of the ancient city is excavated and the ruins show us a lot of private buildings that conserved carbonized wooden furniture of the Roman times.

Nowadays Herculaneum is not very known like its "big sister" Pompeii and for this reason the visit here is less crowded and more quite and intimate.



We will see some private houses of ancient wealthy Romans, decorated with spectacular mosaics, frescos and stucco decorations.

Also, thanks to the particular flood of pyroclastic material that buried the city I'll show and explain you the reason of the carbonized wooden furnitures and why in Herculaneum is impossible to make the plaster casts of the victims.

It will be possible to see also some shops that characterized the daily life in the ancient city.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: At Herculaneum next to the ticket office

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: At Herculaneum next to the ticket office

Duration: 2 hours


walking tour

What’s Included

Other: My guidance and my assistance as your private archaeological guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euros - ticket fee x person, free under 18

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees, food and public transportations.

If you need extra hours of guided tour and/or a private transportation (A/C sedan or minivan) with a professional driver don't hesitate to ask me


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Having experience of archaeological excavations I wanted to have a tour guide who was an Archaeologist. We took Roberto's tour of Herculaneum and were so impressed we hired him again for Pompeii. He is friendly, funny, and most importantly, knowledgable. I would thoroughly recommend him.
Sheila Young

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