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Skip the Line: Herculaneum Ruins Ticket

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Ercolano, Italy

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Wander amid the ancient ruins of Herculaneum with this entrance ticket to the archaeological site. Buried by the Mt. Vesuvius eruption of AD 79 like the nearby city of Pompeii, the ancient city was preserved for centuries by volcanic mud and dust, so exploring it today is like stepping back in time to Roman days. Skip past the main entrance line with your fast-access ticket, then explore the ruins of Roman bakeries, thermal baths, and houses at your own pace.
  • Entrance ticket to the Roman ruins of Herculaneum
  • Stroll around the ruined temples and houses of Herculaneum
  • Discover highlights such as the House of the Skeleton
  • Learn about the AD 79 Mt. Vesuvius eruption as you explore
  • Choose from a selection of entrance times when you book
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • After booking, you will receive the Viator voucher, followed by your site entry ticket; check your email inbox after you book.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Askos Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Herculaneum Ruins Ticket?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Herculaneum Ruins Ticket?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Herculaneum Ruins Ticket.

Traveler Tips

  • "Herculaneum is certainly worth a visit but get a good map and plan your route before going." See review
  • "Site is about 1 k from train station if you're carrying your gear." See review


17 Reviews
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Ecelllent site
Nancy S
, Jul 2019
Well preserved ruin of the buried city. Easy to access via train from Naples. Site is about 1 k from train station if you're carrying your gear. We had a good guidebook with information about the ruins so did not feel the need for a guide. However, the fay we went was not busy so we would have been fine with buying our tickets at the site. But you never know...
Site wonderful but don’t necessarily need to book ahead
Althea D
, Jun 2019
Ticket was easy to acquire but unnecessary. June was still low season so queue was negligible. Herculaneum a not to be missed experience, despite the heat.
Dont use Viator Take cash to pay
, May 2019
Herculaneum is certainly worth a visit but get a good map and plan your route before going. Viator sent me a voucher when i booked which i printed off. they later sent me an email telling me the voucher was no good and i must not use it . they sent me another voucher which i only hd on my phone. it took ages for the staff to recognise and process this voucher. its cheaper and quicker to pay cash.
Skip the line is a joke! There is no...
Jacqui T
, Sep 2018
Skip the line is a joke! There is no separate desk for skip the line, so you have to queue up with everyone else to get paper tickets issued because the scanner at the gate does not read barcodes in e-tickets. Once through the ticket barrier there is no clear direction on which way to go, on the map the tour starts at the boat-sheds but the obvious path over the new bridge does not go there directly. There is a huge tunnel which you should go down but I couldn't find the upper entrance! In the small bookshop you should be able to buy a guide book but they had run out of English language editions none up in the ticket office either, very bad planning. There were precious few souvenirs either. The actual ruins are amazing, the site is quite small and personal, I preferred it to Pompeii. Having toured round for a couple of hours or so we went back to the 'visitor centre', there is no proper cafe, just some vending machines with drinks of snacks but don't drink too much because the toilets are abysmal! Ladies is in the old gents complete with urinals, cubicles are so tiny its a squeeze to get in/out, no toilet seat, used toilet paper goes into a bin! This amazing site deserves far better facilities than it has.
Beu site
, Sep 2020
tres beau site à visiter, la durée peut se faire en 1h, seul bémol, l'orgnisation viator sur place est peu professionelle dommage! horaires mal indiqués, aucunes informations precises de la part de viator se contente de prendre l'argent de sa commission nul !
Visite de Pompéi et Herculanum
, Aug 2020
Super expérience . Professionnalisme et expertise des guides. Parcours rendu intéressant par les commentaires de nos guides
, Nov 2019
Es una visita interesante, el recorrido no es extenso y la audioguía satisface la curiosidad de los legos

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