Explore Herculaneum w/an Archaeologist

Ercolano, Italy

Experience hosted by Emiliano

2 hours, Hosted in English and Italian
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Are you ready to go back in time and to EXPLORE one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in world?
Herculaneum was an important, rich city of merchants and nobility, whose life ended dramatically fast and abrupt when it happened to be destroyed in just few minutes by the Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD. Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae were destroyed with it, and covered in ashes.
Me and my team (composed of valid guides and PASSIONATE archaeologists) will give you insights, details and curiosities you cannot find on books: on Roman society, history and everyday life!
We will be at your COMPLETE DISPOSAL, to make you have the best possible experience.
Other things to note
- The tour is in ENGLISH
- TICKETS are EXCLUDED: the cost is 13€ per adult, 2€ for EU citizens from 18-24 y.o., free for under 18.
- We'll buy the tickets on-spot :)
- Our tour is suitable for children!
- You will be offered a service by the most valid and prepared guides - all verified!
Are you ready to go back in time and to EXPLORE one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in world?
Herculaneum was an important, rich city of merchants and nobility, whose life ended dramatically fast and abrupt when it happened to be destroyed in just few minutes by the Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD. Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae were destroyed with it, and covered in ashes.
Me and my team (composed of valid guides and PASS…

Meet your host, Emiliano

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hello everyone! My name is Emiliano: I am a professional archaeologist and an official tour guide. I studied ARCHAEOLOGY at University, but this has always been my PASSION since I was a child. I have been focusing on Pompeii and Herculaneum since 2010, because I think those places are pure magic.
I’m also the founder of ASKOS TOURS, a company with the goal to arrange the best archaeological tours in Italy. I lead a team of wonderful archaeologists and guides, and we, together, do the experiences I designed over the years. My colleagues all have my same qualifications and the same passion for archaeology.
I’m proud to say that our Airbnb experience is one of the MOST BOOKED and BEST REVIEWED in the country.
I hope you’ll like it too!
Hello everyone! My name is Emiliano: I am a professional archaeologist and an official tour guide. I studied ARCHAEOLOGY at University, but this has always been my PASSION since I was a child. I have been focusing on Pompeii and Herculaneum since 2010, because I think those places are pure magic.
I’m also the founder of ASKOS TOURS, a company with the goal to arrange the best archaeological tours in Italy. I lead a team of wonderful archaeologists and guides, and we, together, do the experi…
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Tue, Jul 27
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Thu, Jul 29
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$30 per person

Where you'll be

We will walk to the beach where you can observe HUNDREDS of remains of people that tried to escape the famous tragedy by the sea; we will climb into the city, passing through the "Sea Gate", and explore the baths, the Temple of the Augustales, the Samnite house, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Gymnasium, the house of the Wooden Partition, the house of the Skeleton and much, much more!

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 147 reviews.

Sam
July 2021
Michili was a wonderful guide, we got a very educational toure with a lot of funny stories. I was deeply impressed by his knowledge, he was able to answer all my questions and gave us a glimpse of how life might have been that time. I can strongly recommend a toure with Michili. Thank you so much
Michili was a wonderful guide, we got a very educational toure with a lot of funny stories. I was deeply impressed by his knowledge, he was able to answer all my questions and gave…
Annett
June 2021
Do not miss this tour if you visit Herculaneum. It is very easy to arrive from Naples. Affordable too. Luciano was awesome. He is a great storyteller. He had pictures and diagrams to make it even more engaging. I am so glad I did not miss it!
Do not miss this tour if you visit Herculaneum. It is very easy to arrive from Naples. Affordable too. Luciano was awesome. He is a great storyteller. He had pictures and diagrams…
Erikka
June 2021
We learned a lot about Pompeii and its inhabitants on this tour. This was a great overview with our guide on the city, and he pointed out all sorts of interesting facts, and showed us little hidden gems. We really enjoyed learning about the bath houses, the reconstructions due to earthquakes, and seeing the original art (plus him showing us the modern reproductions!). It was a really nice tour!
We learned a lot about Pompeii and its inhabitants on this tour. This was a great overview with our guide on the city, and he pointed out all sorts of interesting facts, and showed…
Lena
June 2021
Gute Führung mit einer professionellen und sehr gut ausgebildeten Tour Guide, die gut auf die Fragen aus der Gruppe eingegangen ist.
Jeremies
June 2021
Experiencia MUY recomendable. El guía Luciano Leone es muy muy bueno. Explica las cosas con una pasión que transmite interés por esta maravilla arqueológica, mas pequeña pero mejor conservada que la famosa Pompeya.
Bassim
June 2021
I enjoyed the experience with Luciano at Herculaneum! He was very detailed and helped broaden my understanding of Herculaneum and Pompeii letting me have a better sense of what it would’ve been like in the time of the Romans. You can tell he’s very passionate about history and enjoys sharing that knowledge with people, this aspect made the tour thoroughly enjoyable.
I enjoyed the experience with Luciano at Herculaneum! He was very detailed and helped broaden my understanding of Herculaneum and Pompeii letting me have a better sense of what it…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Some cash or credit card to buy the tickets (13 € per adult, free under 18 y.o.; 2 € for EU citizen between 18 - 24 y.o.)

A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses in summer