Herculaneum guided tour
On our two hours guided tour of Herculaneum we will try to bring the entire city back to life, describing the culture of the time, the role of the family,the religious life with its various temples, cultures, beliefs and superstitions, funeral rites; the typology of the Roman houses.
Dating back to the 4th century BC, the city was thought to have been founded by the legendary Hercules. This elite Roman resort was devastated by the same volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii in 79 AD. This is an excursion that cannot be missed, unlike the ash and lava that devastated Pompeii, Herculaneum was covered by a torrent of mud, which protected the ruins from atmospheric agents and illegal excavators. The guided walking tour of Herculaneum will take about two hours, The natural preservation of wooden elements, foodstuffs, fabrics, and architecture provides a fascinating and intimate look into the Roman's private life in ancient times.
The site was discovered by accident in the early 1700's when a well was being dug and workmen struck a stone pavement, the stage of the city's theater.
Serious excavations began under Mussolini but only about eight blocks have been excavated. The rest is covered not only by rock but also by a dense modern neighborhood.
Bringing more of Herculaneum to light is a slow operation, but new digs are still continuing.
From 1 November 2011, the booking of the entrance is compulsory for schools and has a cost of Euro 10,00 per group and includes:
- A maximum of 50 students per group.
- One free teacher for every ten students.
Parents and tour escorts have to buy the ticket.
For school groups that come to the ticket without reservation and without the list of pupils on preprinted paper with valid stamp of the school will be applied rates and gratuities established by law.
NB: We are able to process the reservation, we need to know the name of the school, address and number of participants.
For our school trips we accept pre-payment only by PAY PAL SECURE SYSTEM
( web link on each page of our internet site ) or by money transfer on our company bank account.
Insert the number of the partecipants below and click on " Book Now ",
Fill the Reservation Form and click on "Pay Now" to finalize the tour booking.
As soon as we receive the payment an automatic confirmation reply will be sent, within 48 hours we will issue and e-mail to you the Excursion Voucher in which will be listed,:
- date of the excursion with number of the partecipants,
- tour itinerary and services included,
- information on who to look for,
- details of the sign that our guide will be holding,
- specific location of where to meet our guide
- two emergency phone numbers.
Please, note that there will be no charge if you cancel your reservation by e-mail within at least 7 days before the date of requested service. If is not done in these terms, our company reserves the right to debit the total amount of requested services.
Herculaneum guided tour