Private Tour: Ruins of Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples by Train

Private Tour: Ruins of Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples by Train
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$329.41
Duration: 5 hours
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Step back in time on a half-day tour of the Ruins of Herculaneum — a fossilized town and UNESCO-listed archaeological site. The victim of an ancient Mt Vesuvius eruption, Herculaneum was discovered back in the 18th century and the finds were impressive. Discover it for yourself on a tour with a private guide, and see the well-preserved baths, houses and shops that give an incredible insight into Roman life. Round-trip train travel from Naples and entrance fees not included.

Start your day with a pickup from Naples cruise terminal, or meet your guide at the train station. Then, hop aboard the Circumvesuviana train with your private guide, and relax on the 20-minute journey from Naples to Herculaneum.
As you travel, listen to your guide’s introduction to Herculaneum and learn the town was buried beneath a sea of lava and mud after one of Mt Vesuvius’ devastating eruptions. One of the benefits of having a private guide is that the commentary can be tailored to your interests. So, if you have any burning questions, feel free to ask your guide throughout your tour.
Hop off your train, and take a 20-minute downhill walk to Herculaneum archaeological park, wedged between the bay and the brooding shadow of Mt Vesuvius. The park has made it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list for its wealth of well-preserved ruins. On your walking tour, take in sights of the ancient marina where, chillingly, hundreds of skeletons from the town’s fleeing population were discovered.
Wander along streets fossilized by the ancient eruption as your guide tells the tale of Herculaneum’s fated citizens. See highlights such as the House of Albergo and the Hall of Augustales with its impressive frescoes. The public baths, outdoor gym, food shop and houses of Neptune and Amfitrite are just a few of the other highlights seen on your route. If time permits, a visit to the intriguing House of Wooden Partition may be included, too.
After a visit to the Herculaneum bookshop, your tour ends. Get some directions from your guide to walk back to the station, or take a cab. Trains back to Naples depart frequently from Herculaneum.

Step back in time on a half-day tour of the Ruins of Herculaneum — a fossilized town and UNESCO-listed archaeological site. The victim of an ancient Mt Vesuvius eruption, Herculaneum was discovered back in the 18th century and the finds were impressive. Discover it for yourself on a tour with a private guide, and see the well-preserved baths, houses and shops that give an incredible insight into Roman life. Round-trip train travel from Naples and entrance fees not included.