Guided tour

Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.
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Experience a guided tour of the two most important roman sites in Italy, in a small group of 15 people. You will explore Pompeii and the Herculaneum, with the aid of a professional English-speaking archaeologist guide.

About this activity

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time to 2,000 years ago with an archaeologist
  • Walk through the ruins with a small group of up to 15 people
  • Avoid the long lines with skip-the-line tickets
Full description

This tour consists of a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your tour will be conducted in English, and will cater only to a small group with a maximum of 15 people. During the infamous eruption, Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried by tons of pumice and volcanic ash, which preserved many things and materials in amazing conditions. Following your tour in Pompeii, you will have time to grab some lunch, or to stroll through the souvenir shops outside the ruins. Afterwards, take the Circumesuviana train leading to Ercolano (a 20 minute trip), where you will start your walk through the ruins. There, discover that Herculaneum is much smaller, but better preserved than Pompeii.

While Pompeii had been covered in four meters of ashes, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum. Second floors of the buildings, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics are still preserved and on display.

The site gives a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle which was enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Roman Empire.

Includes
  • Guidance and assistance for the whole tour
  • Pompeii admission fee
  • Herculaneum admission fee
  • One-way Circumvesuviana train ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum
  • Pickup and drop off service
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the main gate of Pompeii, Porta Marina Superiore, Via Villa dei Misteri 2. Your guide will wait by the gate, just in front of the bar-restaurant Hortus with a lot of lemons and oranges hanging outside. The guide will have a sign with Askos Tours written on it. The meeting point is just few steps away the Circumvesuviana train station Pompei-Villa dei Misteri.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring sunglasses, a hat, and water in the summer
  •  For larger groups, disposable earphones will be provided to hear the guide better
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 154 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Simply outstanding! The guide Michael had great knowledge and insight. He gave a historical, archaeological perspective. He brought the streets and houses to life with his engaging narration. He gave a vivid account of the devastation caused by the volcano in the lives of the people. Couldn’t have expected anything better!

January 3, 2023

Our guide was very good. The train to our second Part of the tour was canceled so we had to wait over an hour before the next train came along. It would have been nice if the tour company had provided private transportation for us to get to the second part of the tour.

October 28, 2022

Antonio our guide was excellent and he know what he is talking about. The day that we spent did not do justice to the history of both places. Definitely bring a hat and water. The tour goes at a pace so you need to be ready to walk with stairs and some small incline etc

October 16, 2022

Product ID: 220821