King's excavations. Visit to the excavations of Herculaneum and picnic.

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In 1738 Charles III of Bourbon, King of Naples, undertook the exploration, by tunnels and galleries, of ancient Herculaneum, buried like the better-known Pompeii, during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The marbles, statues, gold and furnishings from this arduous and costly work will be preserved in the nearby Palace of Portici, the summer residence of the Royals.


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Together with the guide you will first discover the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and then the same will accompany you to the Park of the Royal Palace. Once you arrive in the so-called "prairie", a breathtaking scenery will open to you: the green of the park, the imposing facade of the Reggia and the blue of the sea and here you can enjoy a pleasant picnic of cafone bread, Neapolitan taralli, salami/prosciutto, tomatoes, a bottle of wine and seasonal fruit.

Reservations for groups of less than 4 will be cancelled.

Free ticket for children 0 to 2 years old

Tour Details

  • When: Every day (excluding Wednesday)

  • Min. number of people: 4

  • Max. number of people: 8

  • Duration: 5h

  • Meeting point.: 9:30 a.m., pick up at place to be agreed upon or alternatively meeting at 10:00 a.m., at the Herculaneum excavations ticket office

  • Language: Italian, English, French, Spanish

  • Suitable for children: Yes, with adult supervision

  • What is included:

    • Private transfer from hotel to Herculaneum, from Herculaneum to Portici and back
    • Licensed guide service
    • Escort to the Park of the Royal Palace of Portici
    • Picnic basket

  • What is not included:

    • Entrance ticket to the excavations of Herculaneum
    • Tips and anything not listed in "What is included"


There is no refund for cancellations.

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