Naples Herculaneum Excursion Reviews

Discover the ancient lifestyles and the ongoing explorations of Herculaneum. The town was lost, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Great tour of the lesser known ruins of the 79 AD eruption of Mt.
Sail Date: July 2019
Great tour of the lesser known ruins of the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius near Naples.
Great tour of the lesser known ruins of the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius near Naples. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Much smaller that Pompeii and equally as important historically.
Sail Date: April 2019
Much smaller that Pompeii and equally as important historically. It was just like Pompeii in most details but was very easy to get around. We did the recorded tour and it was very informative and well marked.
Much smaller that Pompeii and equally as important historically. It was just like Pompeii in most details but was very easy to get around. We did the recorded tour and it was very informative and well marked. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Such a cool part of history that is really well-preserved.
Sail Date: April 2019
Such a cool part of history that is really well-preserved. Our tour guide was amazingly knowledgeable, as she studied under the professor that initiated the excavation of the site in the 60s. The whole thing is funny, breathtaking, ... Read More
Such a cool part of history that is really well-preserved. Our tour guide was amazingly knowledgeable, as she studied under the professor that initiated the excavation of the site in the 60s. The whole thing is funny, breathtaking, historical, and magical. We LOVED this tour!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not a knowledgeable or entertaining guide, forced into a cameo factory & shop.
Sail Date: September 2018
Not a knowledgeable or entertaining guide, forced into a cameo factory & shop. Would have been better off with an audio guide.
Not a knowledgeable or entertaining guide, forced into a cameo factory & shop. Would have been better off with an audio guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Herculaneum trip we did through Royal Caribbean was excellent.
Sail Date: August 2018
The Herculaneum trip we did through Royal Caribbean was excellent. The tour guide was fantastic. Would have preferred not to have stopped at the Cameo factory - but the actual visit to Herculaneum was brilliant - very interesting indeed.
The Herculaneum trip we did through Royal Caribbean was excellent. The tour guide was fantastic. Would have preferred not to have stopped at the Cameo factory - but the actual visit to Herculaneum was brilliant - very interesting indeed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Car picked us up at the port and drove us to Pompeii.
Sail Date: June 2018
Car picked us up at the port and drove us to Pompeii. Guide met us at the entrance and gave a full history and perspective of the ruins. Driver took us to Herculaneum where we walked around on our own. Then to Naples for a traditional ... Read More
Car picked us up at the port and drove us to Pompeii. Guide met us at the entrance and gave a full history and perspective of the ruins. Driver took us to Herculaneum where we walked around on our own. Then to Naples for a traditional pizza lunch in a local establishment. It was truly wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour site itself is good.
Sail Date: June 2018
The tour site itself is good. The guide was great and funny. Herculaeum is a must see. Its smaller than Pompeii and better preserved and closer to Naples. BUT this tour is overpriced for what it is. We also stopped at a cameo jewelry ... Read More
The tour site itself is good. The guide was great and funny. Herculaeum is a must see. Its smaller than Pompeii and better preserved and closer to Naples. BUT this tour is overpriced for what it is. We also stopped at a cameo jewelry factory first only briefly. Like 20-30 minutes. You can stay on the bus if you want. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide for this tour was brilliantly funny and provided a lot of historic detail on the ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Our tour guide for this tour was brilliantly funny and provided a lot of historic detail on the Herculem city. It was extremely interesting and i would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to Naples via RCCL.
Our tour guide for this tour was brilliantly funny and provided a lot of historic detail on the Herculem city. It was extremely interesting and i would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to Naples via RCCL. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour to Herculaneum was excellent.
Sail Date: January 2018
The tour to Herculaneum was excellent. This site is much different from Pompeii, so I recommend that you see them both. Very interesting place, and we had a good guide.
The tour to Herculaneum was excellent. This site is much different from Pompeii, so I recommend that you see them both. Very interesting place, and we had a good guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
If you have a bit of courage you can reach Herculaneum by your own means, and thus save the ...
Sail Date: November 2017
If you have a bit of courage you can reach Herculaneum by your own means, and thus save the expensive P & O excursion. On the other hand it is all done for you, and a guide is handy, so all in all we found it worth it.
If you have a bit of courage you can reach Herculaneum by your own means, and thus save the expensive P & O excursion. On the other hand it is all done for you, and a guide is handy, so all in all we found it worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Amazing archaeological site.
Sail Date: November 2017
Amazing archaeological site. Great tour guide. The vision of the skeletons is till with me.
Amazing archaeological site. Great tour guide. The vision of the skeletons is till with me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide was a college professor.
Sail Date: October 2017
Our tour guide was a college professor. Amazing tour and information
Our tour guide was a college professor. Amazing tour and information Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good trip and guide could have done without the cameo factory tour and more time in Herculaneum.
Sail Date: September 2017
Good trip and guide could have done without the cameo factory tour and more time in Herculaneum.
Good trip and guide could have done without the cameo factory tour and more time in Herculaneum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Herculaneum is really one of my favorite ancient ruins.
Sail Date: July 2017
Herculaneum is really one of my favorite ancient ruins. Far better than Pompeii. Mostly because it is less crowded, but also because it is better preserved fresco's and organic materials. At port, there is a long shopping street ... Read More
Herculaneum is really one of my favorite ancient ruins. Far better than Pompeii. Mostly because it is less crowded, but also because it is better preserved fresco's and organic materials. At port, there is a long shopping street inside the building build under the ruling of Mussolini. So be aware that it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the place where the buses are. There were a lot of noise, so when the coordinators were announcing which tour should go their bus, we could hardly hear anything. The guide we had was friendly, good sense of humor, and good English. The bus had A/C, which we were greatful for, as there was little wind in Herculaneum. Bring a fan or umbrella or something to give you either/and shade/wind on a sunny day in July. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We found this tour more interesting than Pompeii.
Sail Date: June 2017
We found this tour more interesting than Pompeii. The town of Herculaneum was buried under 20 metres of lava when Versuvius erupted in 79AD (compared to Pompeii that was covered in rocks and ash). We found it to be very well preserved ... Read More
We found this tour more interesting than Pompeii. The town of Herculaneum was buried under 20 metres of lava when Versuvius erupted in 79AD (compared to Pompeii that was covered in rocks and ash). We found it to be very well preserved and the tour was fascinating. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked a private car because we wanted to go to Herulaneum and Vesuvius and there wasn't an ...
Sail Date: June 2017
We booked a private car because we wanted to go to Herulaneum and Vesuvius and there wasn't an excursion for both options. APTours was very helpful and our driver was excellent.
We booked a private car because we wanted to go to Herulaneum and Vesuvius and there wasn't an excursion for both options. APTours was very helpful and our driver was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Level 3, 3.5 hours I talked my husband into this tour, thinking Pompeii would be crowded.
Sail Date: April 2017
Level 3, 3.5 hours I talked my husband into this tour, thinking Pompeii would be crowded. I had been here about 25 years ago and was quite impressed. Either my memory is embellishing the past (hush, you) or things have changed. Many areas ... Read More
Level 3, 3.5 hours I talked my husband into this tour, thinking Pompeii would be crowded. I had been here about 25 years ago and was quite impressed. Either my memory is embellishing the past (hush, you) or things have changed. Many areas were roped off where they hadn’t been years ago, and I got the impression some mosaics had been moved to the museum. It’s a nice quick tour but perhaps Pompeii would have been better. We had the obligatory stop at a cameo factory. One woman was demonstrating the technique which was amazing because of the detail and steady hand required. Since they called it a factory and not studio I had this mental image of hundreds of people at small desks in another building, carving away and waiting for the whistle to blow so they could go home. Lots of shopping at port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great view of the city buried along with Pompeii.
Sail Date: March 2017
Great view of the city buried along with Pompeii.
Great view of the city buried along with Pompeii. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
My personal trip high point.
Sail Date: February 2017
My personal trip high point. Great guide (we were decidely,but politely, escorted out for staying past the 5pm closing time.) Much smaller area than Pompeii (we visited there 30 years ago when we could take long walks easier). I really ... Read More
My personal trip high point. Great guide (we were decidely,but politely, escorted out for staying past the 5pm closing time.) Much smaller area than Pompeii (we visited there 30 years ago when we could take long walks easier). I really wanted to see Herculaneum and I will remember this visit fondly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Fantastic tour.
Sail Date: November 2016
Fantastic tour. Tour descriptions need to better represent the amount of wlaking and the difficulty of the surfaces. There were many seniors on this tour and some with physical limitations. Very rough and uneven walking surfaces. Lots of ... Read More
Fantastic tour. Tour descriptions need to better represent the amount of wlaking and the difficulty of the surfaces. There were many seniors on this tour and some with physical limitations. Very rough and uneven walking surfaces. Lots of stairs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The tour was informative and everyone was surprised at how well preserved much of the town was.
Sail Date: November 2016
The tour was informative and everyone was surprised at how well preserved much of the town was. Many details had been left untouched due to the mud flow which engulfed Herculaneum when Vesuvius erupted. The town had been a resort on the ... Read More
The tour was informative and everyone was surprised at how well preserved much of the town was. Many details had been left untouched due to the mud flow which engulfed Herculaneum when Vesuvius erupted. The town had been a resort on the shore of the Mediterranean and many residents tried to flee by boat. When there were no more boats, they took shelter in the arched brick warehouse spaces of the harbor and many skeletons attest to their horrific end. The walls and even roofs, in several cases even the second stories, remain with mosaic floors and painted walls, food stalls and sidewalks still in existence. In November, it was sunny when we got off the bus here and everyone left their umbrellas in the bus. Unfortunately, it poured halfway through the tour and many got wet trying to find shelter. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
afternoon after morning tour to Pompeii.
Sail Date: November 2016
afternoon after morning tour to Pompeii. Had to return to ship instead between tours. Viking should coordinate this better so you don't waste time like that. Actual tour was fine.
afternoon after morning tour to Pompeii. Had to return to ship instead between tours. Viking should coordinate this better so you don't waste time like that. Actual tour was fine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Liked Herculaneum.
Sail Date: November 2016
Liked Herculaneum. Hard to hear and understand the guide. Wished we could have visited the bones.
Liked Herculaneum. Hard to hear and understand the guide. Wished we could have visited the bones. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We were unable to walk to Mt.
Sail Date: October 2016
We were unable to walk to Mt. Vesuvius crater, as there was heavy fog. Our driver took us to this site instead. It was interesting but so far from the port. It was unguided and I feel that I missed a lot of the information.
We were unable to walk to Mt. Vesuvius crater, as there was heavy fog. Our driver took us to this site instead. It was interesting but so far from the port. It was unguided and I feel that I missed a lot of the information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good visit to site and Cameo factory
Sail Date: October 2016
Good visit to site and Cameo factory
Good visit to site and Cameo factory Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line