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Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

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Welcome to the city founded by Hercules! Learn the secrets behind the atriums, courtyards, public baths and homes of Herculaneum as you skip the lines.


  • Dive deep into the history of the archaeological site of Herculaneum with a multilingual audio guide and fast-track access.

  • Lavishly luxurious residences like the Villa of the Papyri and House of the Deer provide a glimpse into Roman aristocracy.

  • Imagine the bustle on main street Decumanus Maximus, once a lively place dotted with stores, homes, public baths, and more!

  • Visit the College of Augustales and try to spot the symbols that have fueled its status as an alleged ancient cult temple run by stately freedmen.

  • Don’t miss: The spectacularly colorful glass-paste mosaic framed by sea shells, in the central wall of the House of Neptune and Amphitrite.


  • Skip-the-line entry to Herculaneum

  • Audio guide in Italian, English, French, Spanish & German

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


3.2K reviews
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
Jean-Pierre Grayet



Jul, 2024

Give the address of the exchange point OK but why not specify that it's simply the ticket office at the entrance to the site. That way, you won't think it's a different address!
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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.
Michaela Shortt



Jul, 2024

The tickets were easy to book and emailed through promptly. I thought Herculaneum was amazing, the detail of the ruins left behind is incedible, mosaics, paintings and many precious artefacts of the unfortunte citizens who died on that fateful day. I could have stayed longer but it was too hot that day!

Convenient access to a mythical legacy

Time-travel on this epic journey to Herculaneum with skip-the-line tickets, avoiding the crowds and gaining swift entry to this ancient archaeological and mythical marvel. Roam freely through the orderly ruins, marveling at well-preserved frescoes, intricate mosaics, and stunning buildings frozen in time. Discover the narratives woven into each unique site as you tune into your audio guide.

The many colors of ancient Roman life

Uncover the secrets of the verdant House of the Deer with its animal mosaics, and marvel at the opulent Villa of the Papyri. Immerse yourself in the daily life of ordinary citizens as you walk along the ancient main street Decumanus Maximus, lined with shops and houses. Right opposite the richly designed House of Neptune and Amphitrite, you will find the female entrance to the Stabian public baths. And don’t forget to visit the supposed ancient cult temple rumored to be run by imperially-sanctioned freedmen – College of Augustales.


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 attraction.

  • To redeem the audio guide, it is necessary to leave a document (copies or student cards not accepted) or a security deposit as a guarantee, which will be returned.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Archaeological Park of Herculaneum.

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

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Resina - Poste. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses #176, #177 and #455 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Ercolano Scavi. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board trains #L1, #L4, and more to get you there.

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