Guided tour

Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

4.8 / 5

82 reviews

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 106.25 per person

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.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This tour was amazing! Diego was such an informative and kind tour guide. I believe without a tour you wouldn’t know what you were looking at. But with Diego, we learned so much and had a great time seeing the two ancient cities. I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in this kind of excursion!

May 1, 2022

We had a great day with Diego in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Diego was very knowledgeable and despite the large crowds (Easter break) he navigated through the archeological sites telling us about everything that we could not see or where the cues were too long. Overall we learned a lot about the history and would highly recommend this tour!

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April 17, 2022

I do highly recommend to do this tour. The comparison between both places on the same day is very enlightening. I certainly had the feeling that I had seen enough, i.e. the most important parts of both places. I'm sure one could spend more time in Pompeji, which is much larger, but I don't think I have missed anything important. I was fully satisfied - and I'm a history buff!

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October 22, 2021

Product ID: 220821