Pompeii: HD Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entrance
- Pickup available
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 4 hours
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I took the option to meet the guide in Capri and pay for my own transport to Capri. I arrived early and the meeting spot is Il gabbiano bar at pier 23. I had tea and breakfast here and I highly recommend to do this if you arrive early into Capri and wait out the crowds from the ferry going up the funicular/cruise to grotto or meeting your tour. The guide was prompt and drove us up to anacapri where I had free time and the guide recommended places to see/things to do. Next was Capri centre. I didn't have lunch included but chose to head to a lovely cafe in Capri centre for lunch before joining the guide back to the harbour. the guide kindly called his contact and reserved me a ticket for the return trip back to Naples as it can get full. I'm glad I saw Capri with the guide as he was very helpful in providing guidance on where to go and what to see to maximise my time there and of course get me back to Naples. Very helpful.
Paolo was absolutely excellent. He is an archeologist who has been (and still is) actively involved in excavations near Pompeii. He was prompt, friendly, and engaging. My 2 daughters, ages 8 and 11, really liked him and learned a lot. He kept s good pace to keep interest high—and also sought out shady spots when he’d stop to tell us about something. Our visit was greatly enriched by Paolo. I walked past other visitors in large groups being strung along—or going it alone without a guide—and felt very glad we chose to use Askos Tours. Even in the hot, walking for almost 3 hours, my girls were nothing but happy and engaged. (And so were the adults in our family: we are 3-generations.) Worth every Euro!
We very much enjoyed our 2hr tour of Herculaneum. Our tour guide Daniela has been giving tours ranging from 2hrs to full days of both Herculaneum and Pompeii for 23 years and had endless knowledge about the past, present, and future of Herculaneum. She brought an iPad with her that was especially helpful for some visualizations of what buildings we stopped in would have looked like back in the 1st century AD. All-in-all, my girlfriend and I have a high bar for cultural tours like this, but the two hours went by too quickly and we very much enjoyed it all. We would highly recommend Daniela and Herculaneum, and the service that set us up.
The tour was great, Anna was so friendly and knowledgeable. I am so glad that we did the tour with her, she really put the whole Herculaneum way of life and it's inevitable demise into perspective in a pleasant and interesting manner. She was informative while keeping it interesting which can be difficult to do.
We had an excellent guided tour by Monica. As an archaeologist by training we learnt so much and the kids enjoyed themselves with the interactive activities. It helps to visualise what was once there. Thank you so much!