The Dream ticket! A private tour of Pompeii with an archaeologist guide

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Trip Facts

  • Max 10
  • 2 days

Why take this tour

Book your ticket for an engaging and personal guided tour of Pompeii. All our expertise and our passion will be at your disposal. We’d love to share with you the secrets of this extraordinary and world famous archaeological site. Come and explore the "liveliest of dead cities" with Askos Tours!

Choose a convenient starting time, one that best suits your timetable. Don’t worry about wasting time in the queue for Pompeii as we’ll have booked your entrance ticket in advance.

The meeting point is easy to find at the main entrance near the ticket office. This is close to the Pompeii Ovest motorway junction. Handily located nearby, there are also private car parks, the main train station, and bus stops.

Our specialist guides are renowned for their friendliness, experience and expertise. Their explanations and descriptions are clear, illuminating and help bring the past to life. You couldn’t be in better hands for a personalised tour of Pompeii.

Enjoy a walk taking in public areas such as the Basilica and the Forum. Then discover elegant private homes, as well as bakeries, restaurants and laundries. At the thermal spa, you’ll learn of the heating systems and the bathing culture which developed there. You’ll experience the spine-tingling  thrill of sitting in the stands of an ancient theater where Pompeians let their hair down. And no-one can fail to be moved by the plaster statues of real people, victims of the eruption itself!

You’ll go from the most sacred to the most ungodly and irreligious. You will visit places of holy worship and reverence, then peek inside the Lupanare, the ancient house of carnal pleasure.

During the tour there will be ample time for questions, which our guide will be more than happy to answer. Take advantage of our ten years’ experience, and book with us  your ticket for an unforgettable visit to Pompeii.

What's included

  • Expert archaeologist guide
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Private tour
  • 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.


  • Walk the streets of Pompeii with an archaeologist at your side
  • Find an answer to all your questions about Pompeii and ancient Rome
  • Access the site without queuing

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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Explore the ‘Liveliest of Dead Cities’ in a walking tour of Pompeii with a private guide and skip the line ticket

starting from €200


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Our Reviews

  • Una giornata indietro nel tempo.

    Abbiamo trascorso una bellissima giornata visitando Pompei in compagnia della nostra guida Paolo Gardelli, archeologo professionista, che ci ha raccontato in maniera dettagliata e ricca di aneddoti la vita quotidiana e le ultime ore di Pompei riuscendo ad appassionare e coinvolgere noi e nostra figlia di 10 anni, che a questo punto da grande vuole fare l’archeologa. Grazie Paolo.

    | Family (young children)

  • Do Not Miss!

    We had a tour with Paolo. He was AMAZING! If we had not chosen this tour, with an archeologist, we would have missed out on SO much. His made the city and it’s way of life “real” and we could really imagine what life was like back then. We want to come back and see Herculaneum and the area he is currently excavating, which sounded amazing. Thank you, Paolo, for an unforgettable day! Highly recommend this tour!

    | Family (teens)

  • Diego

    We had a tour with Diego. Just a private experience for 2 people.Very friendly and competent ! With a lot of really nice information. Would recommend to anyone.

    | Couples

  • Amazing Guide Tour on Ancient City of Pompei

    Our tour on the Ancient City of Pompeii was a TOTAL SUCCESS. Our guide Ana was very professional, passionate, kind and knowledgeable. She explained everything in detail. She was also very patient with our 4 years old son who of course was not interested in history. We highly recommend going with her.

    | Family (young children)

  • An amazing experience

    We had an amazing time with Giancarlo guiding us through the city. He has such an amazing amount of information to pass on from working on the site. He was very patient with our questions and gave us a few tips to see in Napoli after we finished our tour. Can’t recommend this guy enough.

    | Couples

  • Excellente expérience, merci !

    Les échanges avec Paolo ont été très agréables et parfaitement clairs, en préparation de notre visite. Nos questions recevaient des réponses complètes et rapides, et de très bons conseils. La visite de 2 heures avec Alfredo n’a qu’un seul défaut, elle était bien trop courte ! Une telle visite guidée est essentielle à Pompéi, compte tenu de la taille du site : elle permet de mieux se repérer pour continuer seuls, d’autant que la signalétique est quasiment absente.

    | Family (young children)

  • Pompéi highlighted

    What a wonderful tour with a wonderful Guide
    Thanks for that

    | Family (teens)

  • Small group Pompeii

    We had a private tour with Sylvia at Pompeii and she was fantastic. Lots of knowledge a d she was great with our kids. Definitely would recommend

    | Family (teens)

  • Great private tour: enjoyable, educational and fun

    The private trip to Pompeï with archeologist was a great experience. We enjoyed this tour with a group of 11 friends, but the fact that we had different knowledge about the site and different interests was no problem at all. Our great guide Paola made this an enjoyable, educational and fun tour for all kinds of people of all ages and interests. The service was great and everything was well organized. Would recommend this tour to friends and family!

    | Friends

  • Pompeya maravillosa, gracias Diego

    Interesantísima visita y perfecta explicación de Diego, nuestro guía, que transmite pasión y un gran conocimiento de la historia de este lugar. Muchísimas gracias, fue una visita estupenda

    | Couples

  • Visita privata

    Ottima preparazione e cortesia della guida Nello

    | Friends

    • Grazie mille!


  • Pompeya

    Rossella fue nuestra guía y solo puedo decir que fue excepcional. Alargó la visita una hora para poder explicar más detalles. Muy amable y súper profesional. TOP

    | Family (teens)

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