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  • Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

    1. Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

    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. Secon...

    Excellent tour!! Pompeii & Herculaneum are both fascinating and we’re particularly brought to life by our passionate guide Diego. He really made the day for us, best guide we’ve had it Italy. He was fun & knowledgeable. Thanks Diego! I would also say the tour is well structured, giving time for lunch etc.

  • From Sorrento: Vesuvius Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

    2. From Sorrento: Vesuvius Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

    The tour begins when you reach Pompei by train from Sorrento. A private transfer will take you to "Sorrentino Winery" from Pompeii Scavi Station. First you will meet the family owners of the winery with a welcome drink. Then take a stroll through the vines, some of which are hundreds of years old and learn about their process of organic farming without the use of pesticides. Be captivated by the history of the vineyard and by the wonderful views across the bay. Enjoy a 4-course lunch prepared with local and homemade products. Each dish will be accompanied by the various wines they produce on the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius. Children can enjoy soft drinks and juices. Following the tour and lunch, transfer back to Pompeii Scavi Station.

  • Pompeii Ruins 2-Hour Guided Tour from Sorrento

    3. Pompeii Ruins 2-Hour Guided Tour from Sorrento

    Learn about life in the Roman Empire on a 2-hour guided tour of one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in southern Italy. Collect your ticket at the Tourist Office by Sorrento Train Station before taking a short train ride to Pompeii. Here, you will take a guided tour of the ruins of the Roman Republic town, buried by the ash of Mt. Vesuvius when it erupted in 79AD. Lost for hundreds of years, Pompeii has now regained its prominent role in the Campania region. Navigate the labyrinth of ruins, where it’s easy to get lost without the help of a map or knowledgeable guide. They will take you to the most significant ruins, including theaters, famous villas, public baths, a bakery with cooking utensils still on display, and the Forum. See the termopolia, and discover remarkably well preserved mosaics and frescoes. Feel the terror of the events of more than 2,000 years ago as you lo...

    Through the previous helpful rating comments I could tell more about this tour than the actual description of it. The description in my opinion should tell you that you are only picking up the tickets in Sorrento and that you then take the train by yourself. Arrived in Pompei we had to wait for 40min (they told us 20) for the tour to start. So I am not sure why you actually have to choose a time for it, because it anyway seems fairly random to me. They just wait until they have a bigger group together. And the group was big. Over 20 people. the most important thing though is, that the tour itself was really good. It was really at least 2 hours long (counting from the time you actually leave with the guide) and the tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. So at the end it was worthwhile.

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group Tour

    4. From Rome: Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group Tour

    Catch a fast train wit your pre-booked tickets from Rome to Naples and enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum in a small group. Escape the hustle and bustle of the Italian capital for the day. Meet your guide upon arrival at Naples central station. Take a short drive by comfortable minivan from Naples to Pompeii. Visit the highlights of Pompeii with your guide including the newly-opened houses, the plaster casts of victims, the brothel, and much more. Enjoy some free time for shopping or for lunch. Set off on a quick transfer to Herculaneum by minivan for a two-hour visit of the site. Discover the ruins and other archeological highlights; stop at the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, and at the beach where hundred of skeletons are preserved. Relax on a minivan transfer back to Naples central station to catch a fast train back to Rome. Trains from Rome are comfortable and high-s...

    Great time, a little more adventurous than the standard bus tour. Personal guide allows you to see more sites in Pompeii.

  • Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train

    5. Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train

    Leave the city traffic behind and join a train ride from Sorrento to Pompeii, complete with a skip-the-line ticket and a tour with an English-speaking guide. Take part in a 2-hour walking tour around one of the world's most famous archaeological excavation sites. You will see the well-preserved Roman city of Pompeii, which is located on the slope of the still active Vesuvio. You can also stroll around the ancient ruins, learning about the history of this amazing site. You will later be guided through the roads of a city once trampled by the Pompeiians, a vibrant excursion which will take you back 2000 years in time. Upon your tour's conclusion, you will be free to return to Sorrento or remain in Pompeii to explore further.

    This tour starts at Sorrento station - our guide accompanied us on the train, organised our entry and provided an interesting tour through the ruins, leaving us with extra time to continue exploring and a clear explanation of how to get back to Sorrento when ready. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour. The only drawback is the train itself - so nothing to do with the tour really - but be prepared , it’s incredibly crowded and hot and our return trip was about 40 minutes late.

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Sorrento VIP Full-Day Guided Tour

    6. From Rome: Pompeii and Sorrento VIP Full-Day Guided Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for the day on a combined small group tour of Pompeii and Sorrento on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Depart Rome for Pompeii from Termini Station. A tour representative will provide you with your train tickets and take care of seating arrangements. On arrival in Naples, a local guide will be waiting to transfer you by private coach to Pompeii. Skip the long lines to enter the archaeological site, considered one of the finest in the world. Here, a local guide will take you on an interactive and educational journey back to the days of the Roman Republic. Learn how the Romans lived as you explore ruins frozen in time by the volcanic ash of Vesuvius when it erupted in 79 AD. See the former homes of the city’s most influential residents in the recently-opened Domus. Marvel at the frescoes of animals, powerful gods and lush landscapes. After a short coffee br...

  • Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    7. Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Pompeii and Naples, starting with an exploration of the historic heart of Naples. Departing from the port of Da Mole Beverello, go to the city’s most famous highlights, including the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, and Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. See the colonnades and porticoes of the San Carlo Opera House, the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in Europe. Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Galleria Umberto I shopping arcade, and the imposing castle of Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo). Then, travel across the fertile valley of Mt. Vesuvius, passing Ercolano, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata en route to Pompeii. After a break for lunch, explore the archaeological excavations with a local guide. Listen to the tragic tale of how Pompeii was buried beneath the ashes of Vesuvius after it erupted in 79 AD. See all the highl...

  • From Rome: Pompeii Express Guided Tour by High-Speed Train

    8. From Rome: Pompeii Express Guided Tour by High-Speed Train

    Your half-day excursion to the Pompeii ruins begins at Rome’s Termini station, where you’ll be provided with tickets for the high-speed train service to Naples. All you need to do is arrive on time, relax in the comfort of the air-conditioned, high-speed train, and enjoy the hour-long ride through Italy's stunning scenery. Once you arrive in Naples, a local guide will greet you and you’ll head off with the group on a short private coach transfer to the world-famous ruins of Pompeii. At the Pompeii site you’ll meet your official English-speaking tour guide and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour into the past like no other. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is considered one of the most important archeological sites anywhere. At this haunting yet magical place time seems to stand still. You’ll enjoy interactive and entertaining commentary that will help you understand how the Romans lived d...

    The instructions to meet and where to meet was awful. The instruction and direction assumed that people where coming from one directions. It didn’t take in consideration that we are visitors from a foreign country and we aren’t familar with Italy at all. We took the metro to the train station so our left was actually should have been a right. Finally finding out who our tour guide were , he was rude as hell. The tour guide should have been there before the tourist with a sign on him describing what event. Having a sign would greatly help the tourist. I started out pissed as hell before my trip began. Your directions and the way you all do things should be a whole lot better. Giving a map and having a pointing area on it is no good at all. Ridiculous. Now the guy that took us to Pompeii was an excellent tour guide. The one that met us was fuckin ridiculous.

  • From Rome: Pompeii Day Trip by Fast Train and Car

    9. From Rome: Pompeii Day Trip by Fast Train and Car

    Reach Pompeii from Rome via a short train trip of 1 hour and 10 minutes to Naples where your driver will pick you up and take you and your guide to Pompeii. Skip the line to the popular site and get escorted directly inside for an intimate, 2.5 hour guided tour of the ruins.  Travel back in time to the days just before and after the tragedy of the 25th of August 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted, covering the town of Pompeii in ash and killing many of the residents. Walk down the remarkably well-preserved streets, through the houses and public buildings of ancient Pompeii, and experience the life of the average citizen in a small city during the peak of the Roman Empire. Learn about ancient Roman civic, religious, and political life with stops at important sites like the Temple of Isis.  After your tour, your driver will take you back to the Naples train station in time to catch the tr...

  • Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Naples by Train

    10. Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Naples by Train

    Enjoy a private tour of Pompeii to experience life in an everyday Roman town. Tours can be tailored to your own interests and physical abilities, but aim to take in at least one site from each type of building. Travel by electric Circumvesuviana train from in front of the cruise terminal in Naples. Trains depart every 30 minutes and take about 30 minutes to reach Pompeii. Start at the city gates, and walk along the original basalt road of volcanic rocks, looking down at hundreds of white travertine spots used to reflect torch light. See blocks of basalt emerging from the road, used by pedestrians to avoid getting wet when it rained. Explore the buildings of the Forum, such as the Temple of Apollo and Temple of the Emperor. Marvel at a display of human casts of Pompeii residents, caught by the volcano in the exact pose that they died. Discover the Roman equivalent of today’s fast-food ...

    Not to be cheeky but Fabrizio made Pompeii come to life. He kept all of our attention as we worked our way throughout the City of Pompeii. I would highly recommend Fabrizio.

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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