Amalfi Coast to Herculaneum Guided Tour

Discover Hidden Treasures & Ancient Culture with a Day Tour to Herculaneum

Type: Shared tour (private options available)
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: Group tours take place on Wednesdays between April 2nd and October 28th; private tours can be flexible with regards to their availability
Special information: We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months.

 

Journey back in time with an expert guide to the lost city of Herculaneum

The city of Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian) is close to the Bay of Naples and is famous worldwide, along with Pompeii, as an archaeological site of unparallelled significance due to the careful archaeological excavations that have allowed researchers and the public to take a journey back to anicient times.

In 79 AD, the city was lost beneath a blanket of ash following a long and catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the region's resident volcano. The ash covered the city and served to preserve the site for nearly 1500 years, along with its fated inhabitants. Upon Herculaneum's re-discovery in 1599, the city has served as a fascinating site of archaeological signficance due to the unbelievable preservation, as if time in Herculaneum just stopped.

On this tour, our guide will take you on a journey back in time with a cultural tour of the site and encapsulating stories and tales that will bring to life ancient Herculaneum. It is a wonderful treat for those interested in history or archaeology, but is also a fascination day trip for those that simply want to appreciate the past and cultural evolution of the region. If you have booked an Amalfi Coast package holiday with and would like to book this Herculaneum tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call your dedicated travel expert on 01223 637331 or Click here to send us an enquiry. Alternatively, if you are still arranging your Amalfi Coast holiday, why not browse our selection of packages by clicking here - we specialise in tailor-made holidays to the Amalfi Coast and offer a one-stop shop for all your Italy travel needs.

 

Related Tours

If you are eager to discover the culture and history of Campania on your Amalfi Coast holiday, then you may also be interested in our guided tour of Pompeii, which is another archaeological site where you can admire wonderfully preserved villas and mosaics. To find out more, please click here.

In addition, we have the pleasure of offering you a combined, full-day tour that allows you to discover both Pompeii and Herculaneum, meaning you can compare and contrast the excavations to get a more complete view of what ancient life was like in the cities. If you would like to add a Pompeii and Herculaneum tour to your Amalfi Coast holiday booked with us, please contact your personal travel adviser on 01223 637331.