Explore the spectacular ruins of Herculaneum from home on our virtual tour
duration 1.5 hours
Discover the extraordinary remains of ancient Herculaneum on our virtual tour of one of the world’s best-preserved archaeological sites. Engulfed by choking clouds of ash spewed out by Mount Vesuvius in the devastating eruption of 79 AD, Herculaneum is better preserved than neighbouring Pompeii despite being less well-known. The 16 metres of ash and scalding mud that buried the city in an instant paradoxically saved Herculaneum from the ravages of time. Our virtual tour with expert archaeologist Francesca is a perfect opportunity to recreate this ancient city in detail - superbly decorated villas, temples, baths and more paint a rich picture of life in antiquity, whilst the skeletons of Herculaneum’s citizens trapped on an ancient seashore as they vainly sought to escape the eruption offers a human face to the distant tragedy. Our virtual tour of Herculaneum is the ideal companion to our Pompeii tours - book your place today!
The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group!
As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!
* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *
Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!
Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support!