Unveiling the Secrets of Ancient Rome: The Best Ways to Explore Pompeii

Unveiling the Secrets of Ancient Rome: The Best Ways to Explore Pompeii

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Pompeii stands today as an archaeological marvel, drawing people from around the world to admire its preserved ruins and explore the insights they offer. Frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, this ancient Roman city provides a unique window into history. Walking through its streets is like stepping back through the centuries, where stories of the past echo among the ruins.  

Like many of the world’s most famous historic sites of interest, Pompeii is a busy place to explore. But there are many ways to make the most of your visit, enjoy added value for money, and leave with richer insight into the days of ancient Rome. Here, we share our expertise with a few of the best ways to explore Pompeii.  

Visit in a Small Group with Limited Numbers

Opting for a small-group tour limited to 20 people means enjoying personalized attention from an expert guide, and an altogether richer experience. Your guide isn't just there to rattle off facts; they're your storyteller, ready to answer questions and tailor the tour to your interests where possible. It’s a chance to bond with your fellow travelers and dive into history together – without the crowds. 

Save Time with Pre-booked Tickets Included

When visiting UNESCO-listed Pompeii, pre-booked tickets aren't just a convenience, they're a game-changer. By booking your timed entry in advance, you can spend more time soaking up the atmosphere around the Basilica, admiring the ancient frescoes, and learning of life during the days of the Roman Empire. 

Explore with an Expert Archaeologist

Exploring with an expert archaeologist guide offers added value for money on a Pompeii walking tour. You’ll learn the hidden secrets of sites like the Thermopolium of Asellina and the Stabian Baths, that aren’t found in the guidebooks. Stories of daily life in the days of ancient Rome, intriguing anecdotes from a civilization lost in time, and insight into the city's architecture all offer extra layers of insight into this ancient historic ruin. 

Take a Breather to Absorb the History 

A deep immersion into Pompeii’s history is no mean feat, and these ancient ruins can be tough to explore – especially when you consider the human tragedy at the heart of it all. Taking time out of your day to find a café, grab a snack, and let the morning’s revelations sink in. Enjoy a moment to contemplate the events of 79 AD in peace, away from the ruins. 

Include a Herculaneum Visit on your Pompeii Tour

The neighboring site of Herculaneum offers further insight into life in Italy those many thousands of years ago, and couples perfectly with a guided Pompeii tour. Explore treasures including the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Shrine of the Augustali, and the Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus with your guide. Along the way, learn how the tragedy that befell the residents of Herculaneum differs from nearby Pompeii.

Include your Circumvesuviana Train Ticket and Reach Herculaneum with Ease 

Beating the language barrier and navigating an unfamiliar city is tricky no matter where you are, and the combined sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy are no exception. By booking a sightseeing tour package that includes your Circumvesuviana train ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum, you’ll make your journey smooth and hassle-free. There’s no need to stress over timetables or tickets, your guide will ensure you're well-prepared and comfortable throughout the journey.  

If you’re wondering where to find a Pompeii tour that delivers on all the points above, Askos Tours are here to help. Our Pompeii and Herculaneum Small-Group Tour with Archaeologist Guide is one of our most enduringly popular experiences, and includes everything you need for a truly amazing Pompeii and Herculaneum day tour. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors, and join us on a journey that brings Roman history to life! 

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