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Overview

Pompeii and Herculaneum are among the world’s most important Roman archaeological sites, but the ruins can be hard to interpret to the untrained eye. With this tour, take a deep dive into ancient history by visiting both sites with an archaeologist guide. Learn about the history and architecture of these two cities buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, taking in the highlights in just a few hours.
  • Skip the hassle of following a map by visiting the sites with a guide
  • Explanations of the main villas, temples, and other highlights
  • Assistance during travel between the two archaeological sites by train
  • Admission tickets to both Pompeii and Herculaneum included
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Guidance at Pompeii and Herculaneum by Archaeologist guide
Pompeii skip the line ticket
Herculaneum skip the line ticket
Circumvesuviana one-way ticket from Pompeii to Herculaneum
Pick up and drop off service
Meals and drinks
Archaeological Park of Pompeii , Via Villa dei Misteri, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

The meeting point is the main entrance of Pompeii ruins called Porta Marina Superiore in front of Hortus Bar #If you booked the option "tour + transport" the meeting point is outside the STARHOTELS TERMINUS, just in front of the Naples Central station , in Piazza Garibaldi, 91.

Ercolano Scavi , 80056 Ercolano, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Drop off after the visit to Herculaneum Ruins

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Askos Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the social distancing policy during Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "I strongly recommend that you wear good walking shoes because the cobbles and walls are very uneven making walking sometimes difficult." See review
  • "For this reason, you have to really make an effort to keep up and stay close to the guide." See review

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star-5
Fantastic tour
Nasser_D
, Aug 2022
The tour Guide Sergio was Awsome. It was a great tour and introduction to history of Pompei and Herculaneum.
star-5
Amazing experience
Geoffrey_K
, Aug 2022
Michael was an amazing tour guide, who brought the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Deeply knowledgeable, he is a practicing archaeologist who has done work at these sites. The pace was manageable despite packing a lot into one day. I recommend the option with transportation; an added bonus is the small group lunch at a restaurant away from the tourist frenzy. The only suggestion would be a few more pauses to ask for questions.
star-5
Back to Latin Class
Victoria_H
, Aug 2022
I learned about much of this in high school Latin class so it was amazing to see it all come to life. I was really impressed with our guide and how he was able to keep talking through the heat without a pause!
star-5
herculaneum is what made this tour worth it
starla_w
, Aug 2022
the tour was with a much bigger group than I expected, but it was still handled well with the use of radios, Herculaneum was by far my favorite over Pompeii but I think it is great to do both to have the background, I don't think it would have been worth it for me if I didn't do Herculaneum as well, very hot in both Pompeii and Herculaneum, highly recommend bringing a hat/fan/umbrella in the summer months
star-5
Uncovering a great tour
Claire_R
, Aug 2022
These places are so fascinating and full of history. Our tour guide, Diego was fantastic and shared so many interesting facts. The morning was Pompei then we had a break for lunch then took the train to Herculeum. The day was piping hot and by the afternoon I was exhausted. If you can I would recommend doing both places on separate days-it is a lot in one day. We preferred Herculeum as it had 2 museums containing incredible artifacts from this wealthy community. It was smaller and easier to get around. Thank you to Diego for sharing your wealth of information!!
star-5
Herculaneum was great - the highlight of the trip!
Julie_K
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Diego was knowledgeable, and with a sense of humour kept us protected from the sun while showing & telling us about the amazing sights of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Diego was passionate about the sites and his work as an archeologist - with a positive impact upon our visit. We travelled with a youth keen on Roman history & he enjoyed himself immensely - definitely recommended!
star-5
A tour to remember
Rhiannon_S
, Aug 2022
Fantastic tour, despite a bit of rain. Our guide Michele was so knowledgeable and provided just the right combination of story-telling mixed with archaeological evidence and experience - it was so special to hear from someone who has actually worked at Pompeii and Herculaneum. The tour was well-paced overall but do be warned, it's a lot of walking and not a lot of chances to sit down. Also, it's probably worth bringing your own lunch on the day as the nearby eateries are expensive and slow.
star-5
Wonderful Herculaneum
soslowr
, Jul 2022
Herculaneum was definitely the highlight of the trip. The transfers were nearly perfect. The guide, Alfredo, was absolutely fantastic!!
star-5
Great experience
richard_b
, Jul 2022
Fascinating tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Tour guide Diego is an archeologist and really gave a unique and passionate perspective of both sites . His English was perfect
star-5
Best Pompeii and Herculaneum tour!
Farnoush_H
, Jul 2022
This company is very organized and caring. Gulia was the Most knowledgeable and fun archaeologist that we had ever met. She made us forget about the heat. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
star-5
Outstanding tour with Julia
Teresa_C
, Jul 2022
Julia was an outstanding guide and very knowleadgable. She answered all our questions. Julia went beyond her expectations. The driver Francesco was a very friendly person. I recommend this tour to everyone.😀
star-5
Amazing… bring umbrella for sun
William_P
, Jul 2022
Vince was an amazing guide. Best we have had in all our tours across many countries! Pompeii and Herculaneum were both amazing. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The grounds are very uneven. An umbrella to stay out of the sun is a great idea!
star-5
Excellent tour!
Charlotte_C
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour! A very hot day but our guide Julia have a fantastic tour of both sites and brought the ruins to life. Highly recommended!
star-5
Great, but that sun 🌞 😎
n_c
, Jul 2022
I loved the tour, but let me start by saying that if you do this in the summer, take an umbrella. Even the tour guide thinks the sun is too intense. And, bring lots of sun screen and water. I think Herculaneum is really important to get to compare two different outcomes for two different reasons..
star-5
Excellent tour!
Stella_D
, Jul 2022
Long (and hot) day, but amazing and very informative tour! Our guide, Paolo was great! I would love to be in one of his classes!
star-5
Experience of a lifetime!
Jennifer_M
, Jul 2022
Paolo is the perfect guide! I felt privileged to get to spend the day learning from him. He shared his vast knowledge and experience in an engaging, conversational tour. Deep explanation, stories that made the ancient world come alive. Incredible mix of scientific knowledge and humanistic narrative. Experience of a lifetime! Thank you, Paolo, for making a lifelong dream exceed all expectations!
star-5
Awesome Tour
Dave_D
, Jul 2022
The tour was wonderful. Diego our tour guide was awesome. Diego provided an abundance of information about both locations and his passion about each site was awesome. My family and I had a great time and enjoyed the tour.
star-5
An absolute must-do tour
Zaid_Q
, Jul 2022
This was a true highlight of our 2 weeks in Italy. Michele (our archaeologist guide) was outstanding and made our visits to Pompeii and Herculaneum a wonderful experience. He was a wealth of knowledge, having worked on excavations at the sites and painted a comprehensive picture of the sites and educated us on the history of these incredible ruins. He did an excellent job in not only telling us about the sites, but expertly navigating the ruins at a comfortable pace, always making sure we had shade to stand in on a hot day, and always took the time to answer any questions. The tour also did a good job in moving the group between the 2 sites and were always clear communicators of when and where we should be meeting. Would highly recommend booking this tour with Michele!
star-5
Tour was amazing.
Tim_M
, Jun 2022
Highly recommend the tour. The history and beauty were amazing and it was all brought to life by the knowledgeable, funny, amazing guide Vincente. Although the weather was hot he brought history to life and made it the best tour we had on our vacation in Italy.
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star-5
Great experience
Jon_H
, Jun 2022
Great guide…super informative. Extremely knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone interested in touring Pompeii.

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