Embark on a thrilling journey through time to discover the fascinating history of the archaeological site of Herculaneum on a 3-hour private tour! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.
Walk along the North Thistle, the north-south oriented road, and experience the city like a real ancient Roman. Stop at the bakery and at the Thermopolium, where ready-to-eat food could be purchased. Access the Gymnasium and the thermal baths, Romans favourite place to relax and conversate. Visit the College of the Augustales, where rites related to the Imperial cult would take place and the Forum, the administrative center of any self-respecting Roman city.
During the tour, you'll also have the chance to admire some of the best preserved domus and the treasures they keep. Follow your guide among the House of the Black Salon, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and the House of the Beautiful Courtyard, named after some of their distinguishing features and their most astonishing frescoes. Lastly, retrace the final dramatic hours of Herculaneum visiting the Marina Gate, the terrace of Marco Nonio Balbo and the beach where the skeletons of the victims of the eruption were discovered.