Pompeii and Herculaneum guided tour led by an Archaeologist

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Tour Number

Activity Level

543728


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Walking tour - skip the line included


The ancient city of Pompeii is probably the most important archaeological site in the world. It was an agricultural and commercial center where about 12, 000 people lived. The eruption of Vesuvius by A. D. 79 the ditrusse and covered it under about 8 meters of pumice, lapilli and ash. It is a unique emotion to visit a Roman city that integrates in all its architectural aspects. During the tour I will talk about the public and private life of the ancient Romans.
Herculaneum is an incredible ancient Roman city, smaller than Pompeii, but much better preserved. It was a rich city of the Empire that faced the center of the Gulf of Naples; many of his houses are superb and elegant, showing that many of his citizens had achieved good economic prosperity. Herculaneum is located on the slopes of Vesuvius and for this reason was completely buried by about 25 meters of pyroclastic materials of the terrible eruption of Vesuvius occurred in A. D. 79.

Itinerary

The tour in Pompei lasts about 2 hours. During the guided tour you are visiting:
- The big theatre
- The small theatre
- A bakery shop
- the house of the Menander
- the main street named Abbondanza street
- A roman fast food
- The Stabian bathhouse
- The brothel
- The main square
- The plastercasts of the victims

The tour in Herculaneum lasts 2 hours. During the guided tour of Herculaneum you are visiting:

- The ancient beach
- The scheletons
- The house of the dears
- A roman fast food
- The house of the wodden partition
- The Samnite House
- The public bathhouse
- The house of Neptune and Amphitrite
- The decumanus maximus
- The house of the bicentenary
- The guild of the Augustales

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: At the ticket office of Pompeii called "Porta Marina Superiore".

Duration: 6 hours

1 hour is generally for the lunch.

Transportation

It's a walking tour in the Ruins.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

28 euro - 15 Euro admission fees to Pompei; 11euro admission feed to Herculaneum; 2 euro train ticket per person - prices are per person. Under 18 years old don't pay the tickets

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: Admission fees. Free entrance for under 18

The Transfer is by Circumvesuviana railway train between Pompeii and Herculaneum.

A Recent Review of this tour

Paolo was a wonderful guide! He told us all about the true history of Pompei and Herculaneum. Paolo went out of his way to assist us with transportation between the two areas and transportation back to Naples. I would highly recommend Paolo to anyone who want a great tour!
Nathan Head

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    543728


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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