All in one day! Herculaneum and Pompeii tours with your very own personal expert guide

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Trip Facts

  • Max 15
  • 5.5 hours

Why take this tour

Pompeii tours and visits to the impressive Herculaneum are a must for every amateur archaeologist. Book with Askos Tours and you can see both in just one day. These magnificent sites are among the best-known excavations of the ancient world and on many people’s bucket list. They have long been a destination for tourists who have included them among stages of their European grand tour.

For your Pompeii and Herculaneum tours, you will meet with our staff at the main entrance of Pompeii. Our guides are all renowned for their friendliness, punctuality and ability to communicate clearly. Your guide on this tour will be an archaeologist experienced in presenting both sites in one day.

There is no need to queue as you will have priority entrance with tickets booked in advance. Once inside, following a short walk up a gentle slope from Porta Marina, you arrive at the city's Forum. This square had many functions. It served as a place of religious life, of cultural meetings, and markets where trade took place. From here you enter the interior to visit the best preserved houses, shops, and fabulous temples. Essential in all Pompeii tours is a stop at Lupanare, the famous house of sin and pleasure.

Pompeii seen and explored, you will take a short break for lunch.

Then, still with your guide, you board the Circumvesuviana train for the short ride to Herculaneum. A place of millennial beauty, and a more glamorous extension of nearby Pompeii, Herculaneum was a city resurrected from Vesuvius. Feel the privilege of entering the house of Neptune and Amphitrite and admire the stunning glass paste mosaic. Visit the fabulous House of the Deer, and many other extraordinary residences besides.

So, what are you waiting for? Get Pompeii tours crossed off your bucket list!

Askos Tours boasts a decade of experience in organizing itineraries in places where time has stood still. Book this tour for an unforgettable experience.

What's included

  • Expert archaeologist guide
  • Skip the line tickets to Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins
  • Small group (max 15 people)
  • One-way train ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum
  • Headsets (for groups higher than 10 people)

Points of interest

  • Pompeii: the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the Forum Granary, the plaster casts, the Baths, the Lupanar,  the House of Faun, the Thermopolium, Via dell’Abbondanza, the Theatre.
  • Herculaneum: the Northen Cardo, the House of the Skeleton, the Thermal Baths, the Temple of the Augustali, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Wooden partition, the Gymnasium, the Terrace of Nonius Balbus, the beach.

Highlights

  • Visit the two ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in just one day
  • Expert archaeologist for the total duration of the visit
  • Join our small group for a better experience

Health & Safety

Askos srl has implemented all the prevention, protection and organizational measures provided for by the regulatory protocol for the Covid-19 Virus pandemic (Legislative Decree no.81 of 9 April 2008, Annex XLVI)

  • We use and offer sanitary gel for hand sanitization, before, after and during the tour.
  • Our guides and all our operators received anti-covid health and safety training. They check their temperature daily and they are trained to comply with all anti-contagion regulations.
  • It is mandatory to wear your own personal mask for the whole duration of the tour. If you don't have one, we'll provide it to you.
  • If headphone sets are required, they are properly sterilized and sanitized before each use.
  • Our private and small group tours are designed to provide  you with maximum comfort and safety.

FAQ

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Experience the essence of Pompeii and Herculaneum in just one day with guided tours

25% offfrom €99 €74 Per Person

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Our Reviews

  • Michele made an amazing place even more amazing

    An amazing day. I’ve wanted to go to Pompeii and Herculanum for years and had big expectations. These were exceeded by having such a knowledgeable and interesting tour guide in Michele. He talked non-stop (must be exhausted after!), two and a half hours around Pompeii and then two hours in Herculanum. Gave us context, lots of interesting facts, details and insights that made this amazing place even more amazing. Thank you Michele.

    | Couples

  • Excellent tour

    Excellent tour, interesting and educational. Sergio was an excellent tour guide, knowledgeable and passionate about the ruins and the history. Tour was well organized and support staff very helpful and efficient. We enjoyed seeing the two—Pompeii and Herculaneum—in one day.

    | Couples

  • A Big Thank You!

    What a great guided tour of Pompei and Herculaneum! Our guide, Michele, was amazing! So thorough and always interesting. Christina was also superb in organizing and keeping everything on schedule. Highly recommend this company and their staff.

    | Couples

  • Fantastic tour

    What a great tour! Thank you Diego! We visited both Pompei & Herculaneum in one day. It was slickly organised: staff meeting and greeting people were efficient and friendly. Our guide Diego was excellent; friendly, approachable, very knowledgeable. He pitched information at an accessible level, it was interesting and engaging without being overwhelming! We would recommend seeing both sites in this order. We would recommend this trip with Diego!

    | Couples

  • Pompéi & herculanum tour

    Pompéi & herculanum excellent tour with our guide Michele thanks to him

    | Couples

  • Amazing Tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum

    We were fortunate enough to have Antonio as our tour guide, and we could not have asked for a better guide for Pompeii and Herculaneum. The Askos staff who greeted us at the gate were also wonderful. Antonio is incredibly knowledgeable and taught us so much about the history of Pompeii and Herculaneum. He is also funny and patient and is the best kind of your guide you can ask for. I highly recommend doing both as you can then see the differences between the two sites – Herculaneum is also less crowded and has more beautiful mosaics. Antonio taught us so much about how the people lived, their history, and the culture at the time. We walked away amazed and in awe. We can’t recommend this enough!

    | Couples

  • Outstanding Combination Tour Herculaneum and Pompeii

    Outstanding tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Our guide Sergio was excellent. His English is excellent. Sergio is very considerate and patient with our group of 13 people. He has a strong voice, so easy to hear him when talking. The other Askos Tour staff meeting us and checking us in at main gate of Pompeii were also excellent. They escorted us on the city train from Pompeii to Herculaneum. I highly recommend this combination tour. You spend about 2 hours at each site which is more than enough in my opinion. Caution to anyone with bad hips or knees because walking through the streets of Pompeii is difficult, at times. You don’t have level footing and there are inclines and steep declines, at times. Herculaneum is much flatter and their roads better. Bring lots of water and some snacks. You do have opportunities to purchase food and water outside the entry gates. I don’t recommend children under age of 10 for this tour

    | Couples

  • Excellent Tour!!!

    Tour was fantastic! Sergio was amazing and extremely knowledgeable! We had been to Pompeii before without a guide and were so glad we returned with Sergio to get all the context and history! Was great to see both Herculaneum and Pompeii together and contrast the differences, and at no point did the tour feel rushed! Sergio was the best!!

    | Couples

  • Interesting & fun

    I would really recommend this tour. Our guide was Diego and he could tell you something interesting about literally anything at either site. He was interesting, fun and was super knowledgeable. I thought the time passed really quickly, even though the tour covered both sites. I could have easily spent longer at Pompeii and listen to more of what he had to share. I am really happy I did this with a guide.

    | Solo

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Tour

    We loved this tour. Diego was not only knowledgeable but obviously passionate about the history of the towns as well as passing on his knowledge to the group. He was very friendly and enjoyable to listen to. Pompeii was super busy the day we went so we had to flex a little bit on seeing some of the sights that had hour long lines, but Diego had plenty of things to show us. Herculaneum was much less crowded, selo we got to see everything. This tour is very fast paced and there is a lot of stuff to see and info to hear, and we were tired at the end, but it was a wonderful way to spend our last full day in Italy. Thanks Diego!

    | Couples

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum

    Brilliant tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. I would highly recommend it.

    | Friends

  • Incredible tour, amazing team, fantastic history

    From the very beginning to the end you really couldn’t have made our experience any better. Thank you! From the team in the office sorting out an error on our behalf. To our guide Michele who was simply outstanding and brought to life Pompei and Herculaneum as if the hustle and bustle of daily life was goin in around us. To the lovely Alessandro who not only spoke on the phone to our taxi driver, whom had gone to a different pick up point, he stayed with us and escorted us to meet him. Team Askos you are a genuinely client focused organisation. Bravo!!

    | Family (teens)

  • If you want to know the archaeology of pompeii and the surroundings, this is the tour for you!

    Evan was very knowledgeable, the trip was well organised, and the surroundings amazing. What more could you want on a day trip to one of the most amazing iconic places in the world. We’re sad we couldn’t stay longer. Evan answered all our questions, with gusto.. He could talk all day about archaeology. Time stood still.

    | Family (teens)

  • Fun and interesting tour with an archaeologist

    It was a life long dream to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum. The tour was impeccably organised. We arrived by train from Naples and were met at the entrance by the Askos team. Our guide Ivan was entertaining and very knowledgeable. He made the ancient cities come alive and took the time to answer the questions of our 9 year old daughter, as well as the other people from the group. It was the highlight of our trip to Italy!

    | Family (young children)

  • Great

    The tour was great – Sergio was really knowledgable and we really enjoyed it. Thanks!

    | Couples

  • An unforgettable day in Pompeii and Herculaneum

    It was a pleasure to listen to the guide who wanted so much to convey all the information about the location that I had a feeling like time stood still

    | Family (young children)

  • Can definitely recommend!

    These type of sites are better enjoyed with a guide, that way you really appreciate the meaning of everything and our guide was very knowledgable! Were it not for this tour we would have missed Herculaneum, which is possibly even better than Pompeii itself (well preserved and less crowded). Can definitely recommend!

    | Couples

  • Amazing tour of ancient ruins!

    Michele was a fabulous tour guide! Friendly and knowledgeable, he took our group through Pompeii and then we basically had a private tour of Herculaneum in the afternoon. He also ensured that we knew how to get back to our respective destinations safely after Herculaneum. He was so kind and went above and beyond!

    | Solo

  • A great day in Pompeii

    Had a great tour with Sergio. He speaks very passionately, in good english, about archeology and the history of the area, which really brings the stones and ruins to live. We learned and saw a lot. Sergio managed to convey his passion to my 12 yr old son who is still speaking in awe to everybody over what Sergio showed us. He wants to be an archeologist now 🙂
    Great job!

    | Family (teens)

  • Great tour of Pompeji and Herculaneum

    Diego was an excellent guide with great passion for Pompeji and extremely good to explain the story. We enjoyed the tours both to Pompeji and to the city Herculaneum. We will absolutely recommend both tours with Askos- and Diego as a guide!!

    | Couples

  • Fantastic guide!

    Toured with Diego who was enthusiastic and so knowledgeable about both sites. Definitely recommend!

    | Solo

  • Amazing but a bit overwhelming for one day

    The history behind both cities is incredible. There is a lot to see and it’s best if you decide beforehand which you may have more interest in – the size and destruction of Pompeii or the preservation of Herculaneum. Both cities are very different. Although they were both destroyed by the volcano, their stories are not the same. Be prepared for quite a bit of walking. The day is long and, one thing to note, if you add Herculaneum to your tour you will take a 10-15 minute train there from Pompeii. Upon exiting the train there is a long downhill walk to get to Herculaneum that must be climbed if you plan to return by train. We did feel a bit rushed in getting to Herculaneum only to have to wait for almost 30 minutes for 2 other couples who were coming in from Pompeii. There is alot of information and sights to take in and, although it was a fun tour, we’d probably only choose one city to visit if we did it again.

    | Couples

  • Amazing tour of Pompei and Herculaneum

    Sergio was our guide. It quickly became obvious to us that he is very knowledgeable and has a burning passion for archelogy. The tour was great and he brought us back in time with his very informative descriptions of what happened in those ancient times. It was great seeing both Pompei and Herculaneum on the same day. We can highly recommend this tour.

    | Couples

  • Excellent Tour

    Diego was an excellent guide. He brought the ruins of Pompeii and Ercolano to life with his descriptions of the life, history, and culture of these cities. You could see that Diego really enjoys his job and archeology. Perfect amount of time in each location. Excellent tour.

    | Couples

  • Tutto perfetto

    Grande esperienza, consigliatissima. Organizzazione perfetta e la guida, Michele, è stata molto brava e disponibile. Quando qualcuno prova passione nel suo lavoro riesce a trasmetterti quell’emozione in più che fa la differenza. Grazie

    | Couples

  • Great tour, fantastic history, overall great experience!

    Our guide, Diego, was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. The tour was a great way to see in one day both Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pompeii is so big, we would’ve got lost in it. Diego guided us through all important places, enthusiastically told us interesting stories about life in Pompeii and Herculaneum and their inhabitants, even was kind enough to give us a lift to the train station at the end!! Overall we were very impressed. Walking in the heat was not easy but was totally worth it!

    | Couples

  • Super ( one word!)

    Diego was a nice and super enthousiast guide. We had a nice day. Heraculaneum was more impressive then pompei and his storytelling was great.

    | Family (teens)

  • Great Tour of Pompeii & Herculaneum

    We enjoyed a lot our tour. Sergio was a very knowledgeable guide and enthusiastic! The way he described the location, or piece of art and so on made you travel in time with you imagination. The tour covers a lot of content, but at no moment we felt like rushed. I would for sure recommend this tour with Askos.

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