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Pompeii and Herculaneum guided tour with transfer by train

Availability: Every day
Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian
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  • visit the best houses and public buildings of Pompeii
  • transfer to Herculaneum by the Circumvesuviana train (30 minutes trip)
  • visit the best preserved parts of Herculaneum
  • small groups
  • local certified tour guides
  • free for the children 1 to 12 years old
What to expect

This tour consists in a marvellous walk around of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 a. D. In 4 hours I'll be able to show you most of the highlights!

A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a still alive town. I will explain you the history of the town and how the Romans lived showing you all the most important public buildings and private houses.

Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved. While Pompeii was covered in four/five meters of ashes, a 20 meters thick avalanche of muds buried Herculaneum. It is still possible to see second stories, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics. With my explanation I'll make the city come to life.

Itinerary

  • Meeting at the train station Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri
  • Pompeii: This 2-hour tour of Pompeii allows you to see all details of the western part of the ancient town, where the most important public buildings, homes and shops are located.
  • Highlights: the Marina Gate, the Basilica (court house), the Forum (main square), the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium Caupona, the House of Tragic Poet, the plaster casts.
  • Free time or 1 hour stop for a lunch in one of the snack bars, restaurants, or pizzerias nearby the ruins.
  • Transfer to Herculaneum by the circumvesuviana train
  • Herculaneum: a wonderful 2-hour walk in the city of Herculaneum. Here you will see the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the gymnasium, the house of the Deers and much more.
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What's included
  • Local certified tour guide that will guide and assist you for the entire duration of the tour
What's not included
  • Admission fees (Pompeii ticket 15 EUR, Herculaneum ticket 11 EUR; free under 18)
  • Train tickets (Pompeii to Herculaneum EUR 2,20 per person)
  • Meals
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Where

Via Villa dei Misteri, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the main entrance of Pompeii called "Porta Marina Superiore" just a few steps away from the Circumvesuviana train station of Pompei Scavi - Villa dei Misteri.

What to remember
  • Activity level is moderate (you will walk for about 3 miles)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested during summer
  • Closed shoes are essential (no flip flops)
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When
  • Everyday at 09.30am
  • From 5 to 10 March, during Culture Week, admission will be free
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Provider
Askos Tours
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