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Ancient Herculaneum Tour for Kids and Families

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Base Tour Charge Child: Ages 4-17
Additional People
Adult Ages 18+
Child Ages 4 - 17
Infant Ages 0 - 3

A Journey to the Herculaneum for Kids

Book this private, child-centered tour for a real adventure! Visit one of Italy’s most fascinating destinations, the ruins of ancient Herculaneum. Walk cobbled streets preserved in a land that time forgot. Visit historic homes and experience life as it was in ancient times.

Imagine your children discussing art and architecture like it was playing. Our local English-speaking guide makes learning fun with interactive digital activities matched to points of historic and cultural significance. Join us for an exceptional event.

Sightseeing can be overwhelming for children when it involves waiting in boring lines to see places and artifacts they don’t understand. With our tours, your children are the center of the activity. With privileged, reserved admission to historic sites, there’s no boredom and fidgeting in long lines. Interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games and trivia are tailored to delve into areas that pique the curiosity of children.

In 79 A.D., the thriving community of Herculaneum was covered in lava and ash from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Uniquely preserved, the excavations offer a rare glimpse into early civilization, its customs, art and architecture. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for the whole family, with interactive activities and explanations that make it exciting for children. See residences, temples, shops and spas as they once were, preserved on that fateful day. Your guide tells stories of historic interest that your children find interesting and memorable.

A treasure hunt called the “Herculean Pursuit” encourages children to explore purposefully. With legends of Hercules, giants and dragons, our customized tours engage children in effortless learning. Each tour is rich in art, culture and history. Your child is sure to enjoy a feast for the senses as they take in new colors, sights and sounds. Diversity is the spice of life, and your child gains real-world experience that will benefit them in school and in life. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you can find restaurants near our tour destination for comfortable dining.

Parents must accompany children at all times. The Herculaneum tour for kids gets booked up quickly, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for information and reservations.

Additional Information

  • The small group tour is in English
  • The tour takes place rain or shine.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended. You will actually walk on lava rock!
  • All ages and fitness levels are welcome.
  • Meeting place to be determined upon booking.
  • You will not be standing in the entrance line, and you will have a great guide only for you!
  • Skip-the-line tickets are included in the price.