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  • Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

    1. Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

    Enjoy an interactive guided tour of Pompeii tailored to families with children. See the highlights of the ancient Roman town, destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Skip the long lines to the archaeological site, and enjoy children’s entertainment and education. Experience a hands-on exploration of the best-preserved city of the ancient Roman Empire. Learn how Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the thriving civilization of Pompeii in ash and lava. Hear how the ruins were excavated in the 18th century, and why and when the site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your English-speaking guide up the steps of an ancient theater, drink from original fountains, and cross the thresholds of early restaurants. Learn and play in the outdoor mecca of history as you walk the cobbled streets. Visit homes, thermal baths, and temples. See rare examples of intact art and architecture, repr...

    Perfectly tailored tour our 9 & 10 yr old girls. We had a fantastic time, and learned so much, without it feeling like school!

  • 2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

    2. 2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

    Make your own way to the meeting point by the entrance to Pompeii’s archaeological site in time for a 09:00, 12:00 or 14:00 tour (depending on tour option chosen). After meeting your guide, set out on a guided walking tour of the ancient Roman city and marvel over the remarkably preserved ruins. Learn how the city was buried by the 79 A.D. eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius volcano and see ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century B.C. Stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman site, hear stories of Roman life as you wander the forum and listen as your guide points out the Roman baths, the Termopolium Capuano and the House of the Tragic Poet. With a tour commentary specially tailored to engage younger participants, the whole family can get involved, and kids will enjoy learning fun trivia and taking part in the tour. Best of all, your skip-the-line access to th...

  • 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

    3. 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

    Your guide will focus on your needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, you will surely have the best Pompeii experience ever. This is a great family tour including the highlights of the ancient Pompeii: the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (main square) with market temples and municipal buildings, the Stabian Baths, the bakery, the House of Menander, the theaters, the plaster casts and much more with the use of a tablet and multimedia material for children. The meeting point will be at the the main entrance of the Pompeii ruins which is called Porta Marina Superiore.

    Paolo was absolutely excellent. He is an archeologist who has been (and still is) actively involved in excavations near Pompeii. He was prompt, friendly, and engaging. My 2 daughters, ages 8 and 11, really liked him and learned a lot. He kept s good pace to keep interest high—and also sought out shady spots when he’d stop to tell us about something. Our visit was greatly enriched by Paolo. I walked past other visitors in large groups being strung along—or going it alone without a guide—and felt very glad we chose to use Askos Tours. Even in the hot, walking for almost 3 hours, my girls were nothing but happy and engaged. (And so were the adults in our family: we are 3-generations.) Worth every Euro!

  • Low Cost Pompeii 3D VR Tour - Tour Assistant Only

    4. Low Cost Pompeii 3D VR Tour - Tour Assistant Only

    Time travel through ancient Pompeii on a unique guided tour. At the beginning of the tour, a member of the staff will give you a 5 minute training on how to use the virtual reality headsets. Then, you will be ready to go inside the ruins accompanied by a tour assistant. The tour assistant will lead you through the ancient ruins, providing you special 3D headsets re-creating Pompeii in a stunning virtual reality as it was 2,000 years ago before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Temples, homes, shops, theaters, streets and markets will come to life right before your eyes. You will be able to watch up to 15 3D virtual reality videos. The tour assistant is not a licensed guide, so he/she is not allowed to answer your questions about the archeological site. You can listen to the commentary included in the headsets. Tour assistants speak only Italian and English, however the commentary in the he...

  • Pompeii: 2-Hour Private Tour

    5. Pompeii: 2-Hour Private Tour

    Visit Pompeii with a professional expert archeological guide and skip long lines at the gate. Led by a private guide, enjoy this tour at your own pace. You will have the possibility to interact with your guide and be more selective of your tour. Furthermore, the tour can be adapted to be child-orientated. Visit the ruins of the city, learning all about the most amazing discoveries and stories about ancient Roman life within the city and its surroundings from your expert private guide. 

  • Pompeii: HD Guided Tour with Fast-Track Ticket & Light Lunch

    6. Pompeii: HD Guided Tour with Fast-Track Ticket & Light Lunch

    Join your expert guide and explore the Roman city of Pompeii, preserved under a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. After pickup from your accommodation in Sorrento, you and your group of no more than 21 others will head straight for the ancient city in air-conditioned comfort. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a 2-hour visit with an expert guide to provide boundless insight into a way of life long gone by. Wander the streets that were once populated by a thriving group of 15,000 people. Observe carved graffiti in Latin. See the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, and perhaps most haunting, the legions of plaster casts of the victims of the eruption. All the while, learn about the ancient Roman culture in perhaps the most fascinating and engaging setting possible. After your 2-hour visit, you’ll hop back aboard the bus for the roughly 1-hour drive back to Sorrento, having experienc...

  • Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

    7. Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

    Take advantage of two private tours in one on this kid-approved exploration of Pompeii: tour the archeological site before going on a virtual tour of Pompeii's museum. See how the city was before and after being buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the archaeological site, then start walking through nearly 2,000-year-old streets. Following your archaeologist guide, delve into the history of this Roman city with a kid-friendly approach. See highlights such as the House of the Vettii, Forum Baths, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Tragic Poet, Amphitheater of Pompeii, and more. At the end of the tour of the archeological site, take part in a unique virtual tour to discover how Pompeii was before the eruption of 79 A.D. Kids will receive some gadgets at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Pompei

Paolo was absolutely excellent. He is an archeologist who has been (and still is) actively involved in excavations near Pompeii. He was prompt, friendly, and engaging. My 2 daughters, ages 8 and 11, really liked him and learned a lot. He kept s good pace to keep interest high—and also sought out shady spots when he’d stop to tell us about something. Our visit was greatly enriched by Paolo. I walked past other visitors in large groups being strung along—or going it alone without a guide—and felt very glad we chose to use Askos Tours. Even in the hot, walking for almost 3 hours, my girls were nothing but happy and engaged. (And so were the adults in our family: we are 3-generations.) Worth every Euro!

Great tour with lots of valuable information

We were able to enjoy the stay very much through the tour of Fiorella and received a lot of valuable information about Pompei from her. A tour of Pompei is recommended in order to be able to optimally understand the history and daily life in Pompei. Tip: Be sure to go in the morning. We were there at 9:00 a.m. Pompei was still easy to visit and only a few visitors were there at this time. From around 10:30 a.m. the city fills up with people and it is difficult to move forward (especially when groups of cruise ships visit the ruins).

To recommend !

A great fun and interesting way to bring Pompeii back to life before our eyes! A 2 hour visit, punctuated by the viewing of mini video in virtual reality. The audio guide in French is well explained and always linked to a video. Well done and well paced, the 2 hours go by at full speed. I highly recommend if you can afford to take an official guide with this tour and not the assistant, because some details escaped us despite everything.

The guide entertained the children in a wonderful way and was attentive to every need, in the end even gave them magnets and a book about Pompeii

Guide (Roberta) very prepared and very good with children (7 and 11 years old). It is worth the expense