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Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour led by an Archaeologist

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    Stop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii Italy

    Meet the guide at the main entrance of the archaeological site called "Porta Marina Superiore". The guide will be holding a sign with our company's name "Askos Tours" on the top.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica, Archaeological Area of Pompei, Pompeii Italy

    Basilica was an open portico that gave shelter to merchants and other activities.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Forum, Pompeii Italy

    Have a look of the ancient main square of Pompeii.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Via Abbondanza, Ancient Pompeii, Pompeii Italy

    Walk through the main street of Pompeii.

    Stop At: House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Pompeii Italy

    The house of Menander is one of the richest and most magnificent houses in ancient Pompeii in terms of architecture, decoration and contents.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Granai del Foro, Porta Marina Superiore Via Villa dei Misteri 3 Building 7, 80045 Pompeii Italy

    In the granary you will see marble tables and baths for fountains that adorned the entrances of houses and some casts of victims of the eruption as well as that of a dog and a tree.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), Pompeii Italy

    These occupy a vast area between the Brothel lane, the Holconius crossroads and the Via Stabiana. They represent the oldest thermal complex in the city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Approximately Two Blocks East of The Forum at The Intersection of Vico del Lupanare and Vico del Balcone Pensile, 80045 Pompeii Italy

    Visit the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Casa del Fauno, Pompeii Italy

    The house of Faun was one of the largest and most impressive private residences in Pompeii.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Pompei Scavi, Pompeii Italy

    Have a look of the so called Teatro Piccolo of Pompeii.

    Stop At: Teatro Grande, Pompeii Italy

    Visit the most important Theater in Pompeii

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Corsa Resina, 80056 Ercolano Italy

    Transfer by train to Herculaneum (30 minutes trip + 10 minutes walk) and quick lunch break if required.

    Meeting place is the Ticket Office of the Herculaneum ruins.

    You can get there as follows:
    - By car in via Pignalver (There is a not guarded parking very close the meeting place)
    - By train in Corso Resina 1 (Circumvesuviana train station is 10 minutes walk away)


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Casa dei Cervi, Cardo V Sito Archeologico di Ercolano, Ercolano Italy

    The house receives its name from marble statues of stags/deer found in the peristyle.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo, Ercolano Italy

    M. Nonius Balbus was the city's major benefactor restoring and building many public buildings. On his death he was made patron and feted with many honours, detailed in the long inscription on his funeral altar.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: College of the Augustales, Herculaneum Archeological Park, Ercolano Italy

    It is thought that the building was a centre of the cult of the Emperor Augustus and the headquarters of the Collegium Augustalium (or possibly even the local curia).

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Casa del Rilievo di Telefo, Ercolano Italy

    The house possibly belonged to one of the town's leading benefactors, Marcus Nonius Balbus and is somewhat unusual in that it has its own private access to the adjoining Suburban Thermae to the south.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Partem Domus lignea - Casa del Tramezzo di Legno, Herculaneum Archeological Park, Ercolano Italy

    It is very important house for the elegant wooden partition remained.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: House of the Skeleton, Herculaneum Archeological Park, Ercolano Italy

    The House of the Skeleton probably the aggregation of three smaller buildings, derives its name from the discovery of human remains in a second floor room in 1831.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Central Thermae, Herculaneum Archeological Park, Ercolano Italy

    The Central Thermae were built around the beginning of the 1st century AD and were divided, as was then the common practice, into men's and women's baths, each with their own separate entrances.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Casa del Salone Nero, Herculaneum Archeological Park the junction of Cardo IV with the Decumanus Maximus, Ercolano Italy

    The House of the Black Hall is one of Herculaneum's more luxurious mansions.

    The house has a monumental entrance which still retains the carbonised remains of the doorposts and lintel.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Casa Sannitica, Herculaneum Archeological Park, Ercolano Italy

    The house has an arrangement that was typical of the Samnites (an ancient people of the Sabine race who occupied this mountainous part of central Italy). The splendid atrium is skirted by a gallery with Ionic columns. The rooms are decorated with frescoes.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Casa del Bel Cortile, Ercolano Italy

    This is one of the most original houses in Herculaneum. It has a courtyard with a stairway and a stone balcony instead of an atrium.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: House of the Grand Portal, Herculaneum Archeological Park, Ercolano Italy

    Beautiful domus in the Centre of the archaeological area, with various environments, collonnati, frescos e-com everywhere at Herculaneum-charred remains of wooden parts.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pompei Porta Marina, 80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Herculaneum Hotel & Maison, Corso Resina, 230, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Guidance and assistance for the whole tour
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Train tickets
    • Entrance fees (our guide can skip the line to buy tickets for you in a blink)
    • Entry/Admission - Pompeii - Archaeological Area.
    • Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 1 hour free time for lunch stop or shopping is scheduled after the tour of Pompeii
    • sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested
    • Comfortable shoes are required, NO flip flops
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Kristina is very knowledgeable about ancient Romans and Greece. Our day with her at Pompei and Herculaneum was brought to life by her many stories about the people living there at the time.  Kristina is very enthusiastic and a pleasure to be with. She took...More

    Thank Eelpie55
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide - who is not an Archaeologist as announced in the ad - was nice, giving interesting explanations, answering our questions, making enjoyable our visit. Excepted that at the end of our Pompei tour, we had to go by ourselves to the next site...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Valerie M
    Herculaneum T, Manager at Askos Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Valerie, I am sorry that you aren't fully satisfied with the tour. The tour lasted more than 5 hours, as scheduled, and the admission fees weren't included in the price. Regards.

    Reviewed 19 August 2019

    Our family group of 7 recently did the Pompeii/Herculaneum walking tour with Sergio. We were met at the cruise port by the driver and taken to the sites, all arranged through Sergio. Sergio provided a lot of information on the life in the towns as...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ALJARN
    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    If you are thinking about taking a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum - take this one! It is a private tour (just the archaeologist and us)! Our archaeologist, Antonio, was awesome! He was very passionate and super-knowledgeable about both sites and the history of the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank xtalharry
    Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

    My family and I had a fantastic tour of Pompei and Herculaneum!! Sergio was knowledgeable and interesting as we toured the ruins. He taught us so much about the history of the cities. Highly recommend!!

    Thank spop123
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    Response from spop123 | Reviewed this property |
    Because there were only 3 is us, we went in his car. If there were more people we all would have gone by train, so yes.
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