Pompeii and Herculaneum Small-Group Tour with Archaeologist Guide
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UNESCO-listed Pompeii and Herculaneum are two of the world’s most famous Roman ruins. On this 5.5-hour guided walking tour, visit both sites in one day in the company of your expert archaeological guide, with your Circumvesuviana train ticket included. Learn the secrets of top attractions including the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the Stabian Baths. Admire beautiful Roman frescoes in the Casa del Menandro and the Shrine of the Augustali, and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour – limited to 20 people.

Duration: 5.5 hours



  • 5.5-hour guided walking tour of UNESCO-listed Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Explore the world-famous Pompeii Archaeological Park with your expert archaeological guide
  • Visit Herculaneum, the region’s second most famous Ancient Roman ruins – and arguably better preserved than Pompeii
  • Save valuable sightseeing time with admission included
  • Learn the ancient secrets of top attractions including the Basilica, the Thermopolium of Asellina, and the Stabian Baths
  • Admire beautiful frescoes in the Sacello degli Augustali (the Shrine of the Augustali)
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people
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    Via Mare, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

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    • Meet Your Expert Archaeological Guide
    • Check in with your Askos Tours representative at the Porta Marina Superiore, the main entrance of the UNESCO-listed ruins. The representative will be holding up an Askos Tours sign. With your entry tickets to hand, head straight into the Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here, meet your expert archaeological guide and begin your guided walking tour.
    • Explore UNESCO-listed Pompeii
    • During your 2-hour Pompeii visit, stroll through the historic streets to the Forum, the main square and the once-beating heart of bustling Pompeii. Along the way, admire the soaring peak of Mount Vesuvius and listen as your guide shares insight into this ancient city’s dramatic past.
    • As you explore, discover must-see Pompeii sites of interest including the Basilica, the Thermopolium of Asellina, and the Stabian Baths – the oldest thermal complex in the city.
    • Admire the House of Faun – one of the largest and most impressive private residences in Pompeii – and stroll along the Via dell’Abbondanza to the Teatro Grande, the most important theater in Pompeii. We’ll also take in the Lupanare – the world’s oldest house of ill repute.
    • Rest and Relax During Free Time
    • At the end of your Pompeii visit, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense), and rest your legs before the second visit of the day – historic Herculaneum.
    • Visit UNESCO-listed Herculaneum
    • With your guide to show the way, board the swift Circumvesuviana train for the short journey to Herculaneum – the region’s second most famous Roman ruins. The streets and buildings here were buried not by ash, as with Pompeii, but by an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick. Many experts believe the mud to have preserved the site even better than Pompeii, and visitors here gain vivid insight into the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by wealthier citizens of the Roman Empire.
    • During your 2-hour guided Herculaneum tour, explore the House of Neptune and Amphitrite – believed to have been inhabited by a wealthy merchant. See the thermal baths, the Sacello degli Augustali (the Shrine of the Augustali) with its spectacular frescoes, the Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus, and the House of the Skeleton.
    • Conclude Your Guided Walking Tour
    • When your time in Herculaneum comes to an end, your guided tour will conclude within the ancient ruins.


    • Entry tickets to the Pompeii Archaeological Park and Herculaneum
    • Licensed expert archaeologist guide
    • Headsets (for groups larger than 10 people)
    • One-way Circumvesuviana ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum


    • Food and drinks

    Additional Information

    • Important Info

      Our guides operate a flexible route/itinerary, to account for any opening and closing restrictions or restoration work. As such, the exact sites you visit on your tour may vary.

      Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

      Children must be accompanied by an adult.

      For under 18s, please bring your ID card/passport with you.

      It is forbidden to bring handbags, backpacks, luggage, or cases larger than 30x30x15 cm inside the excavations of Pompeii.

      This tour is not recommended for travelers with mobility issues or impairments, because of challenging terrain. Please contact us and ask for a suitable private tour for your needs.

    • What to Bring

      Comfortable walking shoes




      The tour takes place in rain or shine, so we recommend bringing an umbrella or a raincoat with you

    •   Is this tour suitable for wheelchair users?Unfortunately this itinerary is not suitable for wheelchair users. We can arrange a private tour including a special wheelchair accessible itinerary, contact us!  
    • I’ll have my luggage with me when I arrive in Pompeii, where can I store it during the visit?
    • Once arrived at the meeting point, you can store your luggage in the free official storage available at the ticket office. Our staff will give you all the information if needed.
    •  I’m driving to Pompeii and Herculaneum: where can I park my car?
    • If you reach Pompeii by car, we recommend parking in one among many private car parkings around the Porta Marina Superiore Entrance area, contact us and we can give you tips on the best parking areas. In Herculaneum there is an unguarded municipal car park for an hourly rate, in Via dei Papiri Ercolanesi, a few steps away from the ticket office of the ruins.  
    • How do you get from Pompeii to Herculaneum?
    • Our tour includes a transfer by the local train line called Circumvesuviana. The one way ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum is included in the price of the tour. Your guide will always be with you during this short train ride. If you’re using your own car, you can reach Herculaneum by your own and meet again the guide at the ticket office in Herculaneum.
    •  At the end of the visit in Pompeii, can I have a break before continuing to Herculaneum? Sure. After the end of the visit in Pompeii your guide will give you some free time in order to allow you to rest and refresh yourself before leaving for Herculaneum.
    •  Can I make a reservation call or email and then pay on the spot on the day of the visit?
    • Unfortunately not, if you want to secure a spot, you need to purchase the tour in advance.
    •  What happens if it’s bad weather and it rains on the day of the visit? The Pompeii and Herculaneum tour will take place regularly even in case of rain, so we recommend bringing an umbrella or a raincoat with you if it rains. The tour is canceled only if the authorities decide to close the site due to emergency weather conditions.
    •  How to reach Pompeii by public transport?
    • If you are coming from Naples or Sorrento you can reach Pompeii by Circumvesuviana local train (Sorrento - Naples line). Your stop is called “Pompei Scavi - Villa dei Misteri” and the meeting point is only a few steps away. If you are coming from Salerno, you can catch a Trenitalia train and stop at the train station Pompei Centrale: from there it will take you about 20 minutes walking to reach the meeting point. If you plan to come from Rome, catch a high-speed train to Napoli Centrale, then the Circumvesuviana local train line towards Sorrento and stop at Pompei Scavi - Villa dei Misteri
    • How much should I walk on this tour?
    • This tour includes a walking through the western area of ​​the archaeological park, for a length of approximately 3.5 km.
    •  Do you accept Campania ArteCard for tickets?
    • No. As this tour includes all tickets, no tickets or passes other than those we provide to you directly can be used.

    Cancellation Policy

    • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

    • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.