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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Smaller and better preserved than Pompeii, Herculaneum lies near the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius and is an excellent mirror into 1st-century life. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage ruins with skip-the-line tickets!


  • Explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town that provides a snapshot of time frozen still in the aftermath of Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD.

  • Skip the lines and discover the picturesque ancient villas, bathhouses, frescoes and more, preserved in their near-perfect glory.

  • Spend as much time as you want uncovering different homes, like the spaciously opulent House of the Bronze Hermes and the artisanal living space in the House of the Cloth.

  • Upgrade to experience an augmented reality walking tour of Herculaneum with 3D glasses and an audio guide!


  • Skip-the-line entry to Herculaneum

  • 3D glasses and audio guide (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
Guests from United Kingdom, France, Spain and over 38 countries have loved this experience
John Henry Dickson



Apr, 2024

Free Lockers for rucksacks which makes walking round easier. We didn't have guide but plenty of interesting things to look at throughout and didn't feel we missed out. 4 hrs is plenty of time to see it all and take it in. Well worth a visit. Not far from ercolano scavi train station to easy to get to. Well worth a visit
Betina Maria Sippel



Apr, 2024

On the day I visited the Herculaneum, it wasn't very busy, so you didn't need fast-track entry. Otherwise, I can only recommend Herculaneum. Even though it's smaller than Pompeii, you can easily spend 2-3 hours there.
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Philippa Stevens



Apr, 2024

Excellent information around the excavations. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The way into the excavations was beautifully set out. A fascinating day out.
Mireille Julemont



Apr, 2024

The guide was very good for once, and we didn't have to deal with unpleasant officials. BUT WE PAID FOR A GROUP OF 10 AND THERE WERE 34 OF US. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO COMPENSATE US?
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Dagmar Rösler



Apr, 2024

Although we had a ticket with fast track entry, we first had to get the audio guide and then have the tickets printed out. Each time we had to queue. It wasn't full, so it wasn't too bad. But uncomplicated is different, e.g. a working ticket on the cell phone
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A Herculean history

Believed to be of Greek origin owing to its strongly Greek Name, Herculaneum is a town that dates back to the 6th century BC. A site less busy, smaller and better preserved than Pompeii, the town is considered to be among the best preserved examples of life in the first-century. However, and no one knows why, Pompeii received all the fame and glory, whereas facts and ruins indicate that Herculaneum is in fact the more interesting, easier to navigate and better preserved site.

Headout with ease

The first thing you’re going to do is zoom past the long ticket lines and make your way into the town of Herculaneum. Located in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum shares the tragic story of Pompeii. However, not everything was similar. Instead of being quickly buried in ash after the eruption, the town was destroyed 12 hours later. A 400°C wind of ash, pumice and rock rattled the town at over 100 kms/hr, essentially pausing the town in that moment.

Explore that moment preserved almost perfectly as you stroll through the site and take in visuals from over two millennia ago. See houses with upper floors intact, the majestic basilica, the marble bath houses, the large spa complex and many more infrastructural elements of this ancient Greco-Roman town. With frescos, murals, paintings, wood works and metal artifacts, you’re definitely going to improve your grasp on history.

Sites You Should Visit

The House of Aristides

The House of Argus

The House of Genius

The House of Alcove

College of the Augustales

Central Thermae

Skeletal Remains


Monday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Saturday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Sunday8:30 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 6:00 PM


  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. Entry is free for people with disabilities and an accompanying adult.

  • Dogs are allowed into the venue, without restriction of breed or size. However, they must be kept with a leash and/or muzzle (the latter is obligatory for all breeds and opportunities provided by current regulations). Pet parents must have bags to collect any droppings.

  • In the Antiquarium, inside the Padiglione della Barca and in the domus with mosaic floors, access is allowed only to dogs carried in their arms or in the appropriate carrier.

Additional information

  • Facilities: restroom, cloak room.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Ticket redemption point

  • Exchange your voucher for a direct entrance ticket at Archaeological Park of Herculaneum.

  • Address: Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano, NA, Italy.

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