Ancient Herculaneum

  • Port

    Naples (Pompeii), Italy

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Head out by motor coach to the excavated city of Herculaneum -- known to the Italians as Ercolano. The upper class Romans built their beautiful villas and maintained luxurious properties in Herculaneum -- most of them overlooking the sea.

Explore on foot with your guide. (S)he will explain how, when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, hot ash charred or consumed all the wood of the structures in Pompeii (Herculaneum's more famous neighbor). Herculaneum's destruction was the result of a flood of hot mud that buried, sealed and protected entire buildings. This means that today there are still marvelous inlaid marble floors, mosaics, paintings, and carbonized wood exposed to visitors.

A stop at a local cameo factory is included before you return to the ship.

Notes:

Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. For security reasons, backpacks and large bags are not allowed inside the Herculaneum excavation site.