Pompeii small group tour with an Archaeologist

Staff Pick
  • Max 20
  • 2 hours
  • Small group

Why take this tour

A tour to Pompeii is a bucket list favourite and it’s likely to be a once in a lifetime experience. So it’s absolutely essential that you pick one which is right for you. With Askos tours, we guarantee you a day that you’ll never forget when you book our Pompeii tour.

A specialist archaeologist guide, selected from among the best in the sector, will accompany you throughout your tour of Pompeii. On arrival at the easy-to-find meeting point, your guide will issue you with your priority entrance tickets. Bought in advance, these will enable you to skip straight past those with envious eyes waiting in line.

We have put together an itinerary that is perfect for small groups of all ages and levels of fitness. Our archaeologist guides will reveal to you those little-known secrets and hidden spots. The large public buildings, temples and magnificent monuments will certainly impress, but you’ll also see decorations and graffiti others usually miss. Plus our guides have bags of tales and anecdotes of everyday life in Pompeii to amuse and intrigue you. 

You’ll walk through the Forum, the centre of religious, cultural and business life, where the admirable Basilica stands. The Via dell’Abbondanza will show you just why the Romans got their reputation for building tremendous indestructible roads. And in the rich and elegant mansions, you’ll fall in love with Roman artwork. As you cross the threshold of the theatres, you will feel shivers down your spine. You’ll know you’re standing exactly where ancient Pompeiians let their hair down and laughed at the comedies of their day. And no visit would be complete without a peek into the Lupanare, the world’s oldest house of ill repute.

With ASKOS TOURS your tour of Pompeii will be unforgettable for all the right reasons. Our passion is our vocation. Let our decades’ of experience, dedication and reliability give you the most memorable adventure.

What's included

  • Expert archaeologist guide
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Small group (max 20 people)
  • Headsets (for groups higher than 10 people)

Points of interest

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.


  • Discover the ancient city of Pompeii with the eyes of an archaeologist
  • Take advantage of the skip the line service included in the price
  • Join this guided tour in a small group

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.


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Our Reviews

  • Ne pas hésiter !

    Excellente visite avec Nello. Sa présentation savante et vivante vous plonge au milieu de la vie vie à Pompei il y a deux mille ans. Le site archéologique est fabuleux.
    Si vous séjournez à Naples, il ne faut pas hésiter à faire le déplacement. C’est inoubliable.

    | Friends

  • Great tour

    My friend and I had a fabulous time on our Pompeii tour with Paula. It was something we have both wanted to do for a long time and Paula made it interesting and engaging and we were very happy with her guidance. Thank you Paula for contributing to our wonderful Pompeii experience.

    | Friends

  • Absolut empfehlenswert

    Absolut empfehlenswerte Tour. Interessante, informative Ausführungen in perfektem Deutsch von unserem Guide Alfredo. Man spürte, dass Alfredo mit voller Leidenschaft dabei war und er hat uns mit profunden Kenntnissen humorvoll in die Geschichte von Pompeji eingeführt. Vielen herzlichen Dank.

    | Paare

  • tour in Pompei

    exelent tour in Pmpei. They guide was very knowable, intersting and pleasant.

    | Family (teens)

  • Excellent Guided Tour, Thanks to Ana!

    Ana Sorrento is an excellent tour guide who made the Herculaneum experience incredible! She is a wealth of knowledge about the topic and exceptionally engaging. My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the tour. Remarkably well done.

    | Couples

  • Excellent service and follow up

    Excellent service!! Visit of Pompeii with Francesco was fantastic and the drive to the airport with another Francesco was also perfect!
    Thanks again for the very good organization and follow up.

    | Couples

  • Fantastic afternoon tour of Pompeii

    Ana Sorrento was the best guide we could have hoped for on our afternoon tour of Pompeii on 21 September. She was knowledgeable, engaging and funny. She never made us feel rushed and took time at the end of the tour to answer any remaining questions. I’d highly recommend a tour with her – absolutely fantastic! Thanks again for the wonderful experience!

    | Couples

  • Wonderful tour

    Sergio was amazing! So passionate and knowledgeable, and entertaining as well. I wasn’t that excited about visiting Pompeii, I mostly was going because my fiancé wanted to see it but it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip so far! The tour was thoroughly engaging the whole way through.

    | Couples

    • Thank you very much and yes, Sergio is absolutely a terrific guide!


  • Above and beyond!

    Sergio was a fantastic guide. Can’t recommend this tour highly enough. His knowledge and passion made it a once in a lifetime experience

    | Friends

  • Pompei Tour

    Mikal was wonderful and very informative- such an expert! What an amazing tour guide and city to view♡ his enthusiasm spread throughout the tour. 100% recommended

    | Couples

  • Loved Pompeii and Herculaneum!

    Absolutely loved yesterday’s tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Both our driver Federico and our guide, Michaelo we’re awesome, knowledgeable, and timely. The train trip from Rome worked perfectly. The only thing I would suggest is to allow time to see the small museum and visit the gift shop at Pompeii. Thank you!

    | Solo

  • Very interesting guided tour

    Michele was a great guide! We learned all about life in Pompeii and it’s history. He helped us to imagine what the city might have looked like and what happened on that tragic day in October. I would highly recommend this tour. It provides a highlight of Pompeii (the place is huge) and at the end our guide gave us info on where it might be interesting to explore further. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and bring a water bottle. Enjoy!

    | Friends

  • Gracias María Laura

    Buen tour en español el domingo 12 de septiembre. María Laura hizo que nuestra visita fuera muy amena y entretenida. Gran profesional, sabe transmitir la historia de manera sencilla e interesante. Repetiría con ella sin dudarlo.

    | Friends

  • My (forever) bucket list... tick!

    We are so pleased we booked a tour with Sergio as our guide. He is knowledgeable, passionate and kind. He gave us a great insight of what it was like to live in those times and the great tragedy that befell the people of Pompeii. Thank you Sergio!
    The enormity of the well preserved archaeological ruins, are inspiring and jaw dropping!

    | Couples

  • Fantastic four of Pompeii

    We loved our tour of Pompeii with Paula. She was extremely knowledgeable and took us to many of the most interesting and well preserved sites of the ancient city. Visiting Pompeii with a guide is a must and she was perfect. Highly recommended.

    | Friends

  • Visite guidé de Pompéi

    Incroyable visite de Pompéi !!
    Avec notre guide Francesco très sympa, qui parle super bien français et qui est véritablement passionné !
    Il nous a emmenés dans les endroits incontournables du site et nous a réellement fait voyager dans le temps durant ces deux heures.
    Il connaît bien son sujet et partage des anecdotes réellement interessantes.
    Si vous êtes comme moi et que vous connaissez le sujet de loin, je recommande vivement de faire la visite avec un guide, car on y va, c’est cool mais on sait pas ce qu’on regarde et on visite seulement pour visiter.
    Je recommande vivement cette visite guidé. Le prix en vaut la peine.

    | Des couples

  • Excellente visite de Pompeï avec Nello

    Excellente visite avec notre guide Nello. Nous avons apprécié les nombreuses explications sur Pompeï et la durée du tour (2h) était bien adaptée

    | Des couples

  • Spanish tour with Maria Laura

    One of the tours that we had the most desire to do. Exceeded our expectations, with Maria Laura. Very friendly and professional. 100% recommendable, thank you for making us have such a great time

    | Couples

  • Pompeii small group tour with an Archaeologist (French)

    What a wonderful time! Our guide Nello provided us with many pieces of information about the building of the city, its history, how people used to live (with many funny anecdotes), and his work as an archeologist. I highly recommend booking this tour (of course 2hours is’nt enough to see everything the amazing city of Pompei has to offer, but it’s a very good start).
    Many thanks to the team, and a special shout out to Nello, our wonderful guide!

    | Solo

  • Narrazione appassionata ed interessante

    Michele ci ha guidato per le meraviglie di Pompei con il giusto grado di approfondimento senza risultare pedante e dando il giusto spazio ad aneddoti e curiosita’ rendendo la visita adatta anche ai ragazzi e facendo in modo che le 2 ore passassero anche troppo velocemente (e in realta’ la visita e’ durata anche qualche minuto in piu’ delle due ore pianificate per la visita).
    Esperienza sicuramente da consigliare per una visita consapevole di Pompei.

    | Family (teens)

  • Great Tour!!

    We can highly recommend this guided tour. Our tour guide Alfredo provided us with a lot of interesting information -much of it was new to us although we had been to pompeii before- and showed us a variety of buildings. He provided a relaxed atmosphere with a few jokes and was very friendly. It was also clear that he knew what he was talking about, he seemed very competent and professional. We booked the tour in German and although he was a local and it was not his first language, his German was perfect. The tour lastet two hours which was the perfect lengths. Long enough to take a look at many different things but also not too long to get loose concentration. After the tour he gave us some additional tipps what else to see in pompeii. The tour started at nine, which was nice because since we went in the middle of August it got very hot later during the day.

    | Family (teens)

  • Pompei guided tour

    Pompei is enormous, Sergio, the guide, showed us a few nice places he selected, it was August, hot and crowded, he avoided us queuing, we booked the Vesuvius climb for that same afternoon (marvellous experience), but that was a mistake, we left the site after the 2 hours guided tours and there was still so much to see, it was a pity, I recommend tourists to book both trips but not on the same day, you need still so much time to visit the site after the guided tour

    | Family (young children)

  • Visita a Pompei

    Abbiamo visitato Pompei accompagnati da Sergio che ci ha fornito moltissime informazioni sul territorio, sulla storia e sulla società di quella splendida e sfortunata città rendendo la nostra esperienza davvero fantastica.

    | Family (young children)

  • Viva Eduardo!

    Abbiamo fatto la visita con Eduardo, ed è stata un’esperienza ottima! Lui è bravissimo, molto preparato e comunicativo. È riuscito a mostrarci tutti i luoghi salienti facendoci respirare l’aria del tempo, preservandoci dal caldo afoso e facendo rispettare la fila a visitatori esterni al gruppo un po’ troppo “furbetti”… Nostro figlio, di dieci anni, è stato molto coinvolto ed ha apprezzato molto l’avventura.

    | Famiglia (bambini piccoli)

  • Da Rimini con amicizia

    Abbiamo fatto il tour di Pompei con l’archeologa Anna Sorrento il 16 agosto 21. Sotto il sole cocente, la professionalità e la descrizione mai noiosa del sito, hanno reso la visita veramente interessante.
    Grazie Anna

    | Gli amici

  • Visita sotto il sol leone di Agosto

    Una mattinata alla scoperta di un città magica, resa ancora più interessante dalla professionalita di Anna Sorrento che sotto il sole cocente di agosto ci ha fatto scoprire Pompei e appassionare alla sua storia. Brava Anna, 10+

    | Gli amici

  • Pompeii group tour

    Diego was charming, knowledgeable, and made Pompeii truly understandable. A fabulous way to tour Pompeii.
    While the group (17-20) was much larger than I anticipated (to Americans, a small group is a dozen or fewer), the use of headsets
    was perfect — no one had to worry about missing what Diego said and we didn’t seem rushed or crowded.

    | Family (young children)

  • Book in trust, you’ll spend a nice time

    Great tour with our French Guide. It was very hot this August day when we arrived so happy organisation was good, start time was earlyish (9.30) and tour was 2hours. We learned a lot and really enjoyed it. We finished by the little museum to cool down. It was super interesting and a short visit. So happy we chose to go there ! I recommend.

    My teenagers enjoyed the visit and the guide spoke good French and was very nice,

    | Family (teens)

  • Fantastic tour of Pompeii

    Our tour through Pompeii with Paolo was fantastic. He is amazingly knowledgeable and friendly. You can tell he’s truly passionate about the history of these ancient cities. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Pompeii. I would also recommend to go at an earlier time, the tour won’t cover the entire site as it’s huge so you’ll want to set aside time to walk around yourself as well.

    | Couples

  • Tour perfetto, da consigliare

    Tour estremamente interessante grazie alla guida, Daniela, simpatica, esperta ed esauriente, pronta a rispondere ad ogni nostra domanda. Ha completato il giro con entusiasmo nonostante il tempo della visita guidata fosse già finito

    | Famiglia (adolescenti)

  • Expérience marquante

    Nous avons eu la chance d’avoir un Archéologue passionné, Mr Francesco Longobardi, qui nous a guidé et conté l’histoire de Pompéi d’une façon profond et captivante. Nous avons beaucoup appris, vu et ressentis aujourd’hui, et en sommes marqués / imprégnés pour longtemps. Nous recommandons fortement Mr Longobardi pour ses connaissances et la façon qu’il a de les partager !

    | Couples

  • Alfredo, our german guide

    It was a great trip through the old Pompeji with Alfredo. He is such a good and funny guide, we would book him again

    | Friends

  • Amazing tour of Herculaneum

    Our private tour of Herculaneum with Luciano was outstanding! He showed us all the important places and explained them in a way we never would have had on our own. Absolutely loved it!

    | Couples

  • The perfect Pompeji-Experience

    Very well organized tour! The staff is very friendly, efficient and though relaxed. We had booked a guided tour for our Austrian group of friends and families (members aged 14 to 55) and were thrilled by our guide, archaeologist SERGIO, who was very friendly, competent and extraordinarily well-versed, and infected us with his enthusiasm. Despite the heat and the limitations due to Covid we all enjoyed the tour through the impressive city of Pompeji. We really recommend the Askos-Organisation!

    | Family (teens)

  • Pompeij

    Great Tour, Alfredo did an amazing Job, even our Teenagers become fascinated by Pompeji.

    | Family (teens)

  • Visit with archeologist

    Nous avons suivi la visite avec Silvia , archéologue passionnée, qui nous a fait revivre la vie à Pompei avec beaucoup de détails et de références historiques, le tout dans un discours très vivant.
    Merci encore !

    | Family (teens)

  • Great tour

    Our guide was great and informative. A well paced tour even with two kids (8 & 10).

    | Family (young children)

  • Very good. Antonio for President!

    We are so happy we booked with Askos because it meant me met Antonio. I would highly recommend anyone who loves life to request Antonio. His connection to Pompei was more than professional and if we come back we will spend another few hours with him.

    | Family (teens)

  • Informative and friendly

    Luciano was an outstanding tour guide who included everyone in our family in his informative tour of wonderful Herculaneum. He took many pictures of our family and we felt welcome and very informed of this really interesting place.

    | Family (teens)

  • Pompeii Tour with an Archeologist

    Sergio was a very knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much about Pompeii and the Event that changed so many lives.

    | Couples

  • Pompeii with Sergio

    We visited Pompeii with Sergio. He’s knowledgable, passionate and likeable. We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends and family.

    Kudos to Sergio!

    | Couples

  • Biggest small group ever

    Nice tour, with a very good and quite funny tour guide. Only be aware that the definition of “small group” may not fit your conception of small. We were a group of 15. And our “archeologist” was of course a regular tour guide. But he knew his stuff.

    | Couples

  • Rome in a day

    Great tour guide!!

    | Solo

  • Understanding Pompei and its world

    Visiting Pompei with the archaeologist Antonio was a perfect way to enter the spirit of the town from its foundation to the eruption of Vesuvio, and understand the connection the people living here had within the Roman empire and with people of different parts of the Mediterranean.

    | Friends

  • Brilliant tour of Pompei

    The tour was well organized and my daughter and I really enjoyed the pace and knowledge of our tour guide Michele. The tour was just over two hrs and gave us a good historical and archeological view of the happenings in Pompei.

    | Family (young children)

  • Molto interessante! Consigliato!!

    Sono molto soddisfatta di questa esperienza! Ho visitato la città romana del 79 d.C. gustando tutto il suo fascino grazie al racconto della guida che ci ha accompagnato per 2 ore lungo le vie e le piazze di Pompei, facendoci tornare per un giorno nell’antico impero romano. Peccato che non siamo potuti entrare in alcuni ambienti della città come il piccolo teatro e il bordello a causa delle restrizioni anti-covid ma ne è veramente valsa la pena. Consigliato!

    | Family (teens)

  • Pompeii experience

    Excellent tour, thoroughly updated guide, recommended experience for all ages.

    | Family (teens)

  • Pompeii Tour with an archeologist (English)

    The tour was excellent. Our guide (Michele) was extremely knowledgeable, precise, easy going and passionate about the history, architecture and scientific details . The level of the explanations was just right . It was a pleasure to spend over 2 hours with him .
    The staff at the office managing the whattspp went above their normal duties to accommodate my late arrival sending a staff member to wait for me and accompanying me to find my group, I was also able to switch the time of my original reservation. Truly exceptional . Thank you!!!!

    | Solo

  • Amazing, worth every penny

    Our tour was amazing, our guide was an experienced archeologist and had worked at the Pompeii site. The vast knowledge he has acquired was amazing, he left us filled with amazing facts about Pompeii, Vesuvius and the lives of the people who lived in Pompeii and the region.

    | Couples

  • Great Tour! Highly recommend.

    Excellent tour – very detailed & organized in all aspects!

    | Couples

  • Amazing Pompeii!!!

    My husband and I took the small group tour of Pompeii on June 24, 2021 with Sergio. Pompeii is an amazing place and Sergio was a fantastic tour guide. Sergio is so knowledgeable about explaining everything about Pompeii and he has a great sense of humor. Pompeii is one of the most fascinating places we have ever seen. Askos Tours did an incredible job with organizing this, having Sergio as our tour guide was great, and Askos communicated with us each and every step of the way about the tour. We highly recommend this tour!!! Thank you Sergio and Askos Tour for an incredible day.


  • Very interesting guided tour!!

    Excellent tour, very informative and interesting history of the site. The guide was excellent

    | Customer

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