Herculaneum with Your Archaeologist

Herculaneum, Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

On the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, the modern city of Herculaneum stands on the ancient buried city: this unique view, from the very first entrance, it’s what makes Herculaneum special! With the guide of your expert Archaeologist, you’ll discover the history and the secrets of the most well preserved city, UNESCO World Heritage Site, victim of the 79ad Vesuvian Eruption, Herculaneum was buried under volcanic material after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD but, unlike the nearby site of Pompeii, a lot of the town was preserved: roofs, beds, doors, food, and even skeletons. You’ll see intact buildings at your own pace, see well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, and imagine the daily rituals of those using the shops, public gymnasium and public thermal baths that can still be seen today. An intere boat, found in very recent times, is perfectly preserved and visible in a specific hall: you’ll see how the effects of the Eruption was at one time distructive and helpful for the preservation of the ancient city I wait for you! Ciao

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Pompeii and Herculaneum with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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