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POMPEII & HERCULANEUM WALKING TOUR WITH A REAL ARCHAEOLOGIST

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Bronze statue of Diana from Pompeii now in the Archaeological Museum of Naples
Bronze statue of Diana from Pompeii now in the Archaeological Museum of Naples

POMPEII & HERCULANEUM WALKING TOUR WITH A REAL ARCHAEOLOGIST



DURATION OF THE VISIT:

2 hours in each site (+ transfer time by train)

PRICE:

EUROS 390

AVAILABILITY:

All-year-round










INCLUDES:


A real English-speaking archaeologist at Your disposal for 2 hours of visit in each site (private service - only for You)

ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED

ADMISSION OF POMPEII RUINS:

Single ticket - valid for 1 day
Full price: € 15.00
Half price: € 9.00 (*)



ADMISSION OF HERCULANEUM RUINS:

Single ticket - valid for 1 day
Full price: € 11.00
Half price: € 5.50 (*)

Free of charge: for EU citizens under 18

(*) Reductions: for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).




This is a walking Tour to experience on the same day two of the most important archaeological sites in the world: Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins. These two sites are linked in their tragic destiny due to the eruption of the Vesuvius of 79 AD., a volcano that still stands majestically behind the two cities.

Of the two sites, Pompeii is certainly the most famous and largest. This ancient city has become the symbol in the world of a mocking destiny that while destroying it at the same time preserved it over time by providing scholars with an impressive amount of material to understand the customs and traditions of Roman civilization.

While Herculaneum is much smaller than Pompeii, it is better preserved. In fact, Herculaneum, unlike Pompeii, was completely buried by 20 meters of mud that helped to preserve at best most of the buildings, furnishings, wood objects, mosaics, etc.

This is a walking tour (NO transportation is included) and the transfer between the two archaeological sites will be by EAV Circumvesuviana railway trains (this trip between Pompeii and Herculaneum takes about 15-20 minutes). Skip the line included in the ruins, so you will not waste time in line to buy entrance tickets. Quick lunch break if required. (Entrance tickets and train tickets are NOT included).

You’ll meet our professional English-speaking REAL Archaeologist by a pre-arranged meeting point by main entrance of Pompeii site ( Porta Marina Superiore). Of course this tour can be customized to your needs and requests and if you prefer we can start it by Herculaneum instead of Pompeii.  You’ll spend 2 hours in each site (+ transfer time by train) together with our professional English-speaking REAL Archaeologist and you’ll see the most important houses and building of both Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Some of the highlights (according to the availability calendar established by Pompeii & Herculaneum Archaeological council) will be: in Pompeii the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, some of the most important houses like "House of Faun" and “House of Casa Longus” etc. and finally the plaster casts. And in Herculaneum: the “House of Dears”, the house of “Neptune and Amphitrite”, the “Samnite” house, the thermal baths etc. and we'll take a look at the newly opened pavilion (Padiglione della Barca) that houses the remains of a ship found charred on the beach with a few dozen skeletons and coins.

Please be assured that we have organized this walking tour to be fun, informative and at the same time physically within everyone's reach. So put on your shoes and get ready to discover these ancient towns in an amazing new way.

WHY A REAL ARCHAEOLOGIST AS YOUR PRIVATE GUIDE TO HERCULANEUM? 

All tours and guided visits  organized by our team are conducted and carried out by highly specialized staff and guides, however for this particular Tour we give the possibility to tourists who choose it to have a unique and rare experience. In fact this Tour is conducted by a professional English-speaking REAL Archaeologist  that will give to your time an added value. The archaeologist who will guide you to discover Pompeii and Herculaneum has in fact dedicated his life as a scholar to these buried cities and he participated in excavation campaigns that have helped bring to light the secrets hidden by the now infamous eruption. Do not miss this chance! 

THIS IS A PRIVATE DAY VISIT WITH A PRICE NOT BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAVELLING IN YOUR PARTY!

THIS VISIT WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

THIS POMPEII & HERCULANEUM WALKING TOUR (WITH A REAL ARCHAEOLOGIST) COSTS EUROS 390. THE ENTRANCE FEE AND TRAIN TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED.