This tour consists of a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 a. D. The tour is in English only for a small group of 15 people maximum. We will meet at the main entrance of Pompeii (Porta Marina Superiore), where I’ll be able to buy your admission SKIPPING THE LONG LINES. During the eruption Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried by tons of pumice and volcanic ash, which preserved many things and materials in amazing conditions. After the tour in Pompeii you'll have the time to grab some lunch or to stroll on the souvenir’s shops outside the ruins. Then we will take the Circumesuviana train leading to Ercolano (20 min. trip) and will start our walk in the ruins. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii had been covered in four meters of ashes, an avalanche of muds 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum. Second floors of the buildings, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still preserved there. The site gives a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Roman Empire. The tour ends in Herculaneum.
I was born and raised in Pompeii, under the shade of Mount Vesuvius. I earned a degree in Archaeology and a postgraduate specialization in history. I am professional licensed tourist guide of the Campania region from about a decade. Since I was a child I have always had a great delight in reading history books. I love the visual arts and I enjoy very much drawing ancient monuments. I am thrilled to travel; I love photography and I like to create photo art. The music is an essential part of my life as I play the keyboard in a rock band. It's a true delight to me offering my skills to anyone who wants to explore Pompeii and Herculaneum. I can't wait to meet you!
I'll meet you at Porta Marina Superiore holding a sign with "Askos Tours Explore Pompeii & Herculaneum" on top. We 'll visit the west area of Pompei for about 2 hours. We'll move to Herculaneum using the local train. In Herculaneum we'll spend two more hours. A walk in these famous ruins is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in towns that are still alive. All of the major highlights of the 2 sites wilI be covered!
TICKETS ARE EXCLUDED: Pompeii 15€ /Herculaneum 13€; 2€ for EU citizens 18 to 24; free under 18. I can skip the line to buy tickets for you in a blink! Use closed shoes. Use an umbrella if it rains.
Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum