Discover Herculaneum ruins and enjoy a half-day tour escorted by a professional guide

Step back 2000 years and get immersed in a real Roman town buried under 75 feet of hot mud back during the Roman empire. Explore it's perfectly intact houses, stores, taverns, mosaics, frescoes, and skeletons.

PROGRAM

Departure from Amalfi Coast, by bus to Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town situated in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, submerged under a torrent of mud and lava after the Vesuvius eruption on 79 A.D. The buildings have been so well preserved that you can walk down the streets pretty much exactly as the Romans would have done over 2000 years ago! There are still original timbers in the buildings and clay pots stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption. It was believed that many of the inhabitants of the town managed to successfully flee unlike those not so fortunate in Pompeii. Together with your guide, you'll visit in 2-hours many of the most important sites, public baths with their well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, shop and the gymnasium. Not to be missed the skeletons of ancient romans are still preserved by ash.

Length: 2 hours
Inclusions: Half-day tour bus service from Amalfi; English-speaking guide; Headphones inside the ruins with live commentary; Shuttle service by minibus if needed
Exclusions: Entrance fees; Meals and personal shopping; Tips
Useful info: Under 18s are entitled to free admission to sites and museums upon production of a valid ID; European clients under 25 years get discounted entrance ticket upon production of a valid ID; It is advised that you bring: sun cream, a bottle of water, an umbrella, a jumper and a camera; Max admittance size for bags is 30x30x15cm. Bigger bags must be stored on the bus during the visit.