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EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS
CULTURE & HISTORY
MONUMENT VISITS

Pompeii and Herculaneum guided tour

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 5 hours 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Availability: Check the calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Visit the best houses and public buildings of Pompeii

Explore the best-preserved parts of Herculaneum

Learn more about the places' history from your expert guide

What to expect

This tour consists of a marvelous walk around the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. In 4 hours you'll be able to discover most of its highlights!

A walk around Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a town that's actually still living and breathing. Your guide will tell you about the history of the town and how the Romans lived, showing you all the most important public buildings and private houses.

Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in four to five meters of ashes, a 20-meter thick avalanche of mud buried Herculaneum. It is still possible to see second stories, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics. With your guide's explanation, the city will come to life.

Itinerary

  • Pompeii: This 2-hour tour of Pompeii allows you to see all the details of the western part of the ancient town, where the most important public buildings, homes and shops are located
  • Highlights: the Marina Gate, the Basilica (courthouse), the Forum (main square), the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium Caupona, the House of Tragic Poet, the plaster casts
  • Free time or 1 hour stop for a lunch in one of the snack bars, restaurants, or pizzerias nearby the ruins.
  • Transfer to Herculaneum by the Circumvesuviana train
  • Herculaneum: a wonderful 2-hour walk in the city of Herculaneum. Here you will see the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the gymnasium, the house of the Deers and much more
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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What's included

Local certified tour guide that will guide and assist you for the entire duration of the tour

What's not included

Admission fees (Pompeii ticket €15, Herculaneum ticket €11; free under 18)

Transportation to/from the sites

Meals

Location

Via Villa dei Misteri, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the main entrance of Pompeii called "Porta Marina Superiore" just a few steps away from the Circumvesuviana train station of Pompei Scavi - Villa dei Misteri.

Provider

Askos Tours

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Activity level is moderate (you will walk for about 3 miles)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested during summer
  • Closed shoes are essential (no flip flops)