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Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

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Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.
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From US$ 157.69 per person

Experience a guided visit of the 2 most important Roman sites in Italy, in a small group of 15 people, with an expert archaeologist guide. Travel in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. Avoid the long lines with skip-the-line tickets included.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii & Herculaneum with an archaeologist guide
  • Avoid the long lines with skip-the-line tickets to save you time
  • Travel in a modern minivan with a professional English-speaking driver
Full description

Experience an unforgettable shore excursion from Naples including a group tour in Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an expert Archaeologist guide. See the major highlights. First, get picked up from Naples Central Station. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Pompeii in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. When you arrive, benefit from skip-the-line entry and then take a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman city. Learn about how the area was buried by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.  As you walk, learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived. See all the most important public buildings and private houses on a 2-hour walk. Highlights include the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the Forum Baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the Bakery, the House of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the House of Tragic Poet, and the plaster casts. Then, after a 1-hour lunch in downtown Pompeii, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to Herculaneum for another 2-hour guided tour. Once again, enter with skip-the-line tickets, and see how Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. See how whilst Pompeii was covered by 4 to 5 meters of ashes, Herculaneum was buried under a landslide of 20-meter deep mud. During the tour, discover carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics which are still preserved. Highlights include 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. Finally, get dropped off back at the train station in time for your onward departure.

Includes
  • Transportation in a shared Mercedes minivan for up to 8 people
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Tour with a professional Archaeologist guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges, and tolls
  • Parking expenses
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your driver outside the Starhotels Terminus.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The driver will wait for you for up to 5 minutes if you're late
  • Baby seats are available upon request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

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Absolutely excellent! The expert guide was just amazing, so knowledgeable and funny at the same time! It's perfectly organised and timed. So important to see Herculaneum as well!! It's a bit more expensive than other tours, but so Absolutely worth every euro spent for this once in a lifetime visit!

June 10, 2022

Our driver Francesco was great and the pick ups and drop offs /meeting points were very good. It was brilliant to have Michele the archeologist who has worked on both sites. He was an excellent guide full of terriffic anecdotes and the whole trip was fabulous. We have very many happy memories. It was nice to be in a small group of historical and cultural enthusiasts.

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May 15, 2022

Our driver, Francesco, and the archeologist, Diego, who was our guide, were both fantastic: very polite and always on time, with an excellent sense of humour. I'll never forget our visit and the vivid as well as entertaining, at the same time scholarly descriptions of ancient culture. Thank you, Francesco and Diego!

September 6, 2021

Product ID: 339271