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Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist
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Overview

Pompeii and Herculaneum are among the world’s most important Roman archaeological sites, but the ruins can be hard to interpret to the untrained eye. With this tour, take a deep dive into ancient history by visiting both sites with an archaeologist guide. Learn about the history and architecture of these two cities buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, taking in the highlights in just a few hours.
  • Skip the hassle of following a map by visiting the sites with a guide
  • Explanations of the main villas, temples, and other highlights
  • Assistance during travel between the two archaeological sites by train
  • Admission tickets to both Pompeii and Herculaneum included
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Guidance at Pompeii and Herculaneum by Archaeologist guide
Pompeii skip the line ticket
Herculaneum skip the line ticket
Circumvesuviana one-way ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum
Pick up and drop off service
Meals and drinks
Archaeological Park of Pompeii , Via Plinio, 26, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

The meeting point is the main entrance of Pompeii ruins called Porta Marina Superiore in front of Hortus Bar #If you booked the option "tour + transport" the meeting point is outside the STARHOTELS TERMINUS, just in front of the Naples Central station , in Piazza Garibaldi, 91.

Ercolano Scavi , 80056 Ercolano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Drop off after the visit to Herculaneum Ruins

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Askos Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the social distancing policy during Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "I strongly recommend that you wear good walking shoes because the cobbles and walls are very uneven making walking sometimes difficult." See review
  • "For this reason, you have to really make an effort to keep up and stay close to the guide." See review

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star-5
A must see
Earl_M
, Jun 2022
The knowledge of our guide Micheal was simply amazing. The sites were accessible for pictures But our guide made this event memorable
star-5
Doing a tour of Pompeii...
Barbara_H
, Jun 2022
Doing a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum with an archeologist is definitely the way to go. we did the "tour with transport " option and so glad we did. The driver was always right there to pick us up... did not have to deal with any trains. Mecela was an excellent guide. He had an amazing amount of knowledge about the 2 sites
star-4
This is why I came to Italy!
Steve_S
, Jun 2022
Michele is very knowledgeable and shared so much information. I don’t know how he was able to give the stream of descriptions for 4 hours (each city was 2). Overall, it was an excellence experience. I have a couple suggestions that might make it even better. By the end of the day we were all exhausted, and I think Herculaneum could have been done in an hour. Mostly I wanted to know how Pompeii and Herculaneum experiences were different. There were some beautiful frescoes, but maybe a few too many. Also would encourage him to more frequently ask if we had questions. We had to interrupt him to ask a question. Also please clarify the starting point. In two different places they were two different locations.
star-5
Fabulous tour!
Janine_K
, Jun 2022
We really appreciate how Antonio describe the difference and what happened in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Our archaeological guide, Antonio, was a fountain of knowledge and he was so enthusiastic, funny, attentive and responsive to our questions. Antonio engaged everyone in the group and set a comfortable pace for the tour. And even though he’s probably done this to her many times he made it seem like this was his first time with his excitement and passion for the subject matter and places. The tour was spectacular and we learned so much! Thank you, Antonio!
star-5
Best tour experience ever!
Lorraine_F
, Jun 2022
Very friendly and organized from the start. Our archaeologist, Diego, was exceptional! Expert guide and showed great enthusiasm and love for the artifacts he showed us and the added history was excellent. Highly recommended!
star-5
Outstanding tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum!
Deidra_P
, Jun 2022
My 19 year old niece, best friend and I had an amazing time touring Pompeii and Herculaneum. Diego was our guide and we learned so much about both cities. Diego’s passion for these archaeological sites was obvious every step of the way. Thank you so much, Diego, for a wonderful tour.
star-5
Brilliant tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum
Danielle_K
, Jun 2022
The tour was fantastic. Our guide Michele was so passionate and knowledgable which really makes a great tour! Pompeii is incredible, as is Herculaneum but there is just so much to see. A member of our group became unwell and Michele was so good at helping with the matter and keeping the rest of the group updated and proceeding when it was okay to do so! I would reccomend askos tours to everyone as they were so organised and efficient
star-4
Great archeologist. Poor customer service.
Anne_C
, May 2022
I want to say 5 because the archeologist was superb and this thrilled us! What causes the 4 was the misinformation provided by Viator regarding transportation.. I called Askos tours 4 times with no answer so I turned to Viator for clarity. Even though our reservation included a hotel pick up and transportation I was told this was incorrect by Viator when I called to confirm details. We were on public transportation when Askos tours called and when I relayed what happened I was made to feel that I was in the wrong. I reached out to Askos the day after the tour and am still waiting for resolution.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pompei /herculaneum with archeologist +transport trip
Sharon_M
, May 2022
Had such an amazing day, 9.30-5.30. Antonio was very knowlegable, would 100%recommend doing the pompei /herculaneum trip. Recommend doing trip with the transport francesco was great. He picks up and drops off he takes you to a lovely resterant for lunch the la classica sald bowl (chicken salad) is lovely and very large 12 euros. You'll be glad after all the walking and you get took by car to herculaneum great tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Port pick up and two unique areas to explore with an Archeologist as your guide!
Rebecca_L
, May 2022
Appreciated super informative guide, Michel (Michael?) who had actually worked on some of these areas as an archeologist! He was great at answering questions as well. Pompeii was mind blowing in size, while Herculaneum offered less crowds and better preserved buildings etc. Both areas were amazing to tour, but if I had to recommend only one to you, I'd pick Herculaneum. They picked us up at our ship port in Naples, at our request, to take us to meet up with the tour. Very helpful.
star-5
Our tour guide was...
Mark_R
, May 2022
Our tour guide was exceptional! He had such a passion for his subject that it rubbed off on all of us. I noticed people not in our group listening in because he was so knowledgeable! It was a wonderful experience, bringing the events to life. We would definitely recommend this company, even the train journey between events went like clockwork, really well organised. Thank you from Mark and Irene.
star-5
Couldn’t have been better
Diane_L
, May 2022
Antonio Mosca was a terrific guide: knowledgeable and skillful in telling stories, making history and archeology come alive. The whole team at Askos was excellent: the driver, the staff at each location. Honestly a top day and highly recommended
star-5
Excellent tour guides with medium sized group
Mary_K
, May 2022
Antonio was a fantastic tour guide - dynamic and gave a wide breadth of understanding of Roman culture in Pompeii. You can tell that he has a deep love for archeology. We chose to do the option of pick up and drop off because I'm pregnant. Our driver was very punctual and friendly. Worth the extra money to have easy transport. The company itself was very well organized. The only "downside" was that the tour was around 20 people, so I wouldn't call it "small".
star-3
Great site, tour not so much
William_M
, May 2022
The site is amazing. Our driver from Naples to Pompeii was also accommodating, pleasant and competent. However I gave only 3 stars based on the tour. The guide seemed knowledgeable, but the tour decided the group did not require audio assist devices. The guide’s voice did not project well, and when he turned his back to walk forward, you missed a significant proportion of his commentary. I do not recall being on group tour previously that did not use audio devices.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello William, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad you liked your tour and your guide. we are sad you had some trouble to hear sometimes and because of this only 3 star rating. Actually Your group was very small, only 10 people so the headset was not necessary, also to create a more intimate atmosphere with the guide.
star-5
Great tour.
Jeffery_T
, May 2022
Be warned, this tour is a lot of walking. Our guide was great. Very knowledgeable, great sense of humor. We spent almost 3 hours in Pompeii, before heading to Herculaneum. Pompeii is huge and awesome and I felt like I wouldn’t have enjoyed it simply by walking around with a map.
star-5
Wonderful tour
Ali_A
, May 2022
This was the perfect tour for our first time in Pompeii. Shout out to our great expert guide Antonio!
star-5
Wonderful tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Irene_L
, Apr 2022
Our guide Diego was able to make this tour very enjoyable He had the perfect mix of being extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun.
star-5
Fabulous!
Vandy_S
, Apr 2022
Our guide, Diego, was fabulous! He was passionate about Pompei and Ercolano, and very knowedgeable and personable. We saw many things that we wouldn't have noticed without him, and learned details that we wouldn't have known otherwise. The tour was a fascinating look back at ancient civilizations.
star-5
A Must do
zgr_G
, Apr 2022
The tour was complete. I can’t suggest enough that if you have time visit the both sites. Two different cities which are sharing the same tragic past events.
star-5
Breathtaking and a must
Mary_C
, Apr 2022
Michele was knowledgeable guide. We could have listened for hours. The experience was different between the two cities. We would have been disappointed if we had not seen both. Did not know why the difference in preservation until Michele explain to us that Pompei was covered in ash and Herculaneum was mud of the molten lava.

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