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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 access multilingual audio guides about how Romans lived over two millennia ago! Redeem audio guides and tickets onsite for maximum convenience.


  • Skip-the-line entry to Herculaneum

  • Audio guide in Italian, English, French, Spanish & German (optional)

  • Onsite/ offsite redemption of ticket (as per option selected)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


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  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • United States
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
Guests from United Kingdom, France, United States and over 41 countries have loved this experience
Jane Ogleby



Jul, 2024

So easy We got reminders day before what we needed Directions Good value So east Thankyou Our 2nd experience booked with you Will book again and recommend
Christine Macfadyen



Jul, 2024

It was quick & easy to book & we loved the Herculaneum. Amazing walking around trying to imagine wearing a toga & living in this very old town. The detailed care the excavationists took to expose this village is amazing! Thank you Christine Macfadyen
Diane Leishman



Jul, 2024

Experience was fantastic, our guide Alyssa was absolutely brilliant. Very informative and listened to everyone's needs. 3D was great as well to really get an insight into how people lived. Process was easy and instructions were very clear. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Kay Gordon



Jul, 2024

The online ticket ordering was so easy. Collection of tickets and audio equipment was well organised. The site itself was wonderful, so much better preserved than I anticipated and the audio guide provided so much information about every significant place in Herculaneum. The only improvement would be more provision of food and drink.
Andrea Butler



Jul, 2024

There was no problem about getting our online tickets exchanged for entry to Herculaneum and pick up an audio tour as the staff were very efficient. Had a great day exploring the site. The only problem we had, and we were not the only ones, is that we missed the entry sign and entered the site back to front but that is the problem for Herculaneum not Headout who I booked with.

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


Monday08:30 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
Tuesday08:30 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
Wednesday08:30 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
Thursday08:30 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
Friday08:30 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
Saturday08:30 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:00 PM
Sunday08:30 AM - 07:30 PMlast entry 06:00 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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