Quick info
What to expect
Meeting point
Reviews
Ask a question
Archaeological tours

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
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
SKIP THE LINE
FAST TRACK
Do this because
  • 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 main entrance of Pompeii called Porta Marina Superiore
  • 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 Capuano, 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 circumvsuviana 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 Dears and much more.
Read more
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 (combo ticket Pompeii-Herculaneum Eur 22 per person, free for children under 18)
  • Train tickets (Pompeii to Herculaneum EUR 2,20 per person)
  • Meals
Where

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

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the main entrance of Pompeii called "Porta Marina Superiore", 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)
Read more
When
  • Everyday at 09.30am
  • From 5 to 10 March, during Culture Week, admission will be free
Read more
Provider
Askos Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

You might also like

Archaeological tours
Must see

Among the most visited sites in Italy, Pompeii was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997...

(303)
£ 33
Archaeological tours

Among the most visited sites in Italy, Pompeii was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997...

(4)
£ 31
Museums

Housed in a 16th century palace originally built as residence for a cavalry barracks and inaugurated...

(55)
£ 16
Museums

The National Museum of Capodimonte is housed in the sumptuous palace of the same name that once serv...

(16)
£ 17
Museums

One of the symbols of the city of Naples, the Certosa was founded in 1325 by Charles, Duke of Calabr...

(2)
£ 12
Museums

The Museum Pignatelli Cortes is an example of “house-museum”: the objects you see inside are still i...

(12)
£ 6
Museums

The National Museum of Duca di Martina contains one of the most prestigious collections of European ...

(12)
£ 5
Walking tours

During your private walking tour you will see the famous Chapel San Severo featuring the statue “Cri...

£ 361
Walking tours

Discover the beauty of the Sorrento Coast and the island of Capri during this 10-hours tour. Admire ...

£ 124
Castle & palace tours

Originally intended as the residence for the Spanish King Philip III of Spain while on a visit, the ...

(19)
£ 12
from:
£ 396