Ruins of Herculaneum Shore Excursion Detail
Activity Level
  • 4.0/5 Stars.
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Port: Naples, Italy
Approx. Duration: 3½ hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $59*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.0/5
Cultural:
  • 3.5/5
Entertaining:
  • 4.0/5
Historical:
  • 4.5/5
There is a feeling about Herculaneum that is quite different from what one feels in other ancient world centers brought to light so far, including Pompeii. The torrent of mud flooding down from the volcano served for centuries as the best possible defense against atmospheric agents and illegal excavators.
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Ruins of Herculaneum

Mainly a fishing village, Herculaneum was most appreciated for its position overlooking the Bay of Naples. It became very rich as it was chosen as a summer resort by wealthy Romans who built wonderful villas adorned with frescoes, mosaics and great sculptures. There’s a feeling about Herculaneum that’s quite different from what one feels in other ancient world centers brought to light so far, including Pompeii. The torrent of mud flooding down from the volcano served for centuries as the best possible defense against atmospheric agents and illegal excavators. See the houses, shops, and baths, including wooden elements, foodstuffs and fabrics that are preserved intact, thus offering a unique vision of their lives long ago. En route, visit a cameo factory nearby to see how the famous jewelry is made and then have some time to browse the store.


Note: Participants must be able to walk 1 mile over uneven, cobblestone terrain and be able to manage approximately 30 steps.
Activity Level
  • 4.0/5 Stars.
(2 Reviews)
Write a Review
Port: Naples, Italy
Approx. Duration: 3½ hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $59*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.0/5
Cultural:
  • 3.5/5
Entertaining:
  • 4.0/5
Historical:
  • 4.5/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.