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

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Trip Facts

  • Max 10
  • 2 hours

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

FAQ

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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

Ratings

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Our Reviews

  • WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE TOUR

    I asked for an English speaking guide to take myself and my aunt who is in a wheelchair around Pompeii, although the accessible route is much shorter than a full tour would be we did manage to see a lot and Gennaro had excellent English and was a wonderful guide and teacher, it was a live history lesson.

    | Couples

  • A memorable experience

    My family and I had a memorable experience in Pompeii, with our knowledgeable tour guide Marili.
    She was so educated and passionate to share the story of Pompeii and the unfortunate disaster that happened.
    The history will be one to remember of this beautiful city.
    Thank you Marili for your guidance.

    | Family (teens)

  • Iliria is the best

    We were very lucky having Ilaria as a private archeologist guide. We were seven with tuo children. Iliria caught their attention and obviously our as well. We passed through two really too short hours and she did not count here time as the visit lasted far more than two hours. Iliria was so Kiné. We hope you to have her as guide and almost friend.

    | Family (young children)

  • Merci à Nello

    Merci à Nello pour cette visite passionnante et ludique de Pompei!
    Nous recommandons grandement de faire appel au service d’ un passionné comme Nello pour découvrir Pompei et toutes ses découvertes qui permettent de confirmer ou d’infirmer certaines hypothèses historiques.

    | Famille (adolescents)

  • Pompei guided tour was fabulous

    Tour of Pompei was great! Our guide Nicoletta was the best guide we have ever had! Very knowledgeable and friendly! Would definitely recommend!

    | Family (teens)

  • Wonderful experience

    Our tour guide Gioconda was wonderful. Pompei is enormous yet she was able to explain and give us an amazing insite into the day to day lives of the citizens. Gioconda is a wealth of knowledge and a truly professional guide. We were able to apply the information and knowledge she shared with us along the remainder of our trip to other sites. Pompei is a must see at least once in our lives. I strongly recommend visiting with a professional tour guide…and if possible a private tour, like we did. Grazie di tutto cuore Gioconda e Askos.

    | Couples

  • Pompeii tour

    We had such a beautiful experience and the 2 hrs went by quickly. Our guide Marialibera was really knowledgeable and didnt flood us with too much info. Friendly authentic and easy. Congrats. Highly recommend the tour and the guide

    | Family (teens)

  • Pompeii Extraordinare

    Pompeii is very large yet Marili brought myself, my wife and our 2 children through the city almost like we had stepped back in time. She kept us engaged and interested for 3 hours. We wish that we could have spent more time with her in Pompeii as well as on Vesuvius. Grazie to AskoTours for helping educate us and making this adventure possible!

    | Family (young children)

  • Great guide and tour

    WOW! First, Raffele was simply a magnificent guide. He was energetic, knowledgeable and entertaining. We had such a wonderful time and highly recommend this tour and guide!

    | Couples

  • Cannot be a better experience

    Wonderful private tour organize by Askos for 2h.
    We were take in charge by a French speaking guide named Francesco , an archeologist.
    He was extremely interesting and able to adapt the information towards what was really important about the tragedy of Pompei.
    We were 10 peoples with teens and everyone was satisfied.
    A very kind guide.

    | Family (teens)

  • Fantastic tour

    We are a group of seven, and booked a private tour with an archeologist. We could not have been happier — Michele moved us expertly through the crowds and, even better, was very engaging and told us many things that made the city come alive for us. He was absolutely fantastic — the best guide we have ever had. He is an active archeologist and knew the answer to every question we had; he gave us extra time to be sure we had them answered, including where else to go on the site after the tour ended. We also booked a minivan through Askos to take us from our hotel near Amalfi to the site; this was great, as it connected us directly with our guide (otherwise, it is no small feat to find people in the throngs at the gate!). Rosario was an excellent driver, and went above and beyond by pulling over when one of us needed a break from the winding roads and, later, dropping off at the office a cell phone we had left in the van. The office is on the way to the Trenitalia train station, which was perfect, as we were taking the train to Salerno and then the ferry back to our hotel. Staff was very kind and helpful all around, and the day went seamlessly, even though we tried our best to muddle it up. 🙂 Highly recommend this tour company — you won’t be disappointed.

    | Friends

  • Excellent tour

    We were a group of 22 (American university students and my family of five, here on a study abroad program). Vincenzo was a fantastic tour guide, capturing the attention of both teenagers and young adults alike. I misinterpreted the bus schedule and we arrived about an hour late. When I realized this on the bus, I called Vincenzo and he was very kind, saying that he could accommodate us still and give us the full 2 hours. I have been to Pompeii numerous times, but this is the first time with a guide, and it made all the difference.

    | Business

  • Grazie mille!

    We had Alessandra as our tour guide and she was phenomenal! She gave us very detailed and thorough explanations of everything. Would 10/10 recommend her! Grazie!

    | Family (teens)

  • Buenísima experiencia

    Nuestra experiencia con MariaLaura ha sido espectacular. Su pasión y conocimiento sobre Pompeya hicieron de nuestra visita una experiencia extraordinaria. La recomendamos 100%.

    | Couples

  • Great tour

    We had a really nice tour with our guide Paola through the highlights of Pompeii.

    | Family (teens)

  • Gids Diego Pompeii

    Zeer deskundige aardige gids Diego heeft ons fantastisch rondgeleid.

    | Vrienden

  • Small group tour Pompei

    Diego proved to be an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and patient to show us all places of interest and explain in detail the life in Pompei and its history. Money very well spent!

    | Couples

  • Great tour, would have missed so much of Pompeii without out it. Thanks so much Rosanna, we’ll be back for more sometime soon!

    | Friends

  • Increíble. Recomendadisimo

    Lo recomiendo muchísimo!! Nuestro guía fue Lucio y super super bien, nos perdimos en donde teníamos el punto de encuentro y nos fue a buscar y la visita fue espectacular. Contar que nosotros íbamos con dos niñas pequeñas. Si volvemos a venir a Pompeya volveremos a repetir porque vale la pena pagar y que lo expliquen expertos y si es con Lucio mucho mejor.

    | Família (nens petits)

  • Pompei con Marialaura

    MariaLaura top. Brava, bravissima. Gentile e molto preparata. Ci ha raccontato con competenza e semplicità molti aspetti e aneddoti di Pompei. Ha risposto anche a tante ns domande di storia.

    | Couples

  • Recomendable 100%

    Nos encantó la experiencia, nuestro guía Lucio hizo que se nos pasaran las dos horas volando, incluso a los niños. El poder visitar los restos de Pompeya con un guía hace disfrutar todavía más de un enclave tan único. Un tour muy recomendable.

    | Family (teens)

  • Pompeii

    Excellent tour, excellent guide, spectacular experience! Worth every penny!

    | Couples

  • Excellent Tour

    We had a lovely Tour Guide -Giulia who had lots of local knowledge about Pompei. We felt we got much understanding about what life had been like and the eruption itself than if we had been just been on our own.

    | Couples

  • 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!

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  • 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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