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2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

1. 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

Your guide will focus on your needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, you will surely have the best Pompeii experience ever. This is a great family tour including the highlights of the ancient Pompeii: the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (main square) with market temples and municipal buildings, the Stabian Baths, the bakery, the House of Menander, the theaters, the plaster casts and much more with the use of a tablet and multimedia material for children. The meeting point will be at the the main entrance of the Pompeii ruins which is called Porta Marina Superiore.

2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

2. 2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

Make your own way to the meeting point by the entrance to Pompeii’s archaeological site in time for a 09:00, 12:00 or 14:00 tour (depending on tour option chosen). After meeting your guide, set out on a guided walking tour of the ancient Roman city and marvel over the remarkably preserved ruins. Learn how the city was buried by the 79 A.D. eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius volcano and see ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century B.C. Stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman site, hear stories of Roman life as you wander the forum and listen as your guide points out the Roman baths, the Termopolium Capuano and the House of the Tragic Poet. With a tour commentary specially tailored to engage younger participants, the whole family can get involved, and kids will enjoy learning fun trivia and taking part in the tour. Best of all, your skip-the-line access to the archeological site means that the children won’t get bored waiting in the long queues. At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to recommend nearby restaurants or assist with getting back to your hotel. 

Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

3. Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

Take advantage of two private tours in one on this kid-approved exploration of Pompeii: tour the archeological site before going on a virtual tour of Pompeii's museum. See how the city was before and after being buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the archaeological site, then start walking through nearly 2,000-year-old streets. Following your archaeologist guide, delve into the history of this Roman city with a kid-friendly approach. See highlights such as the House of the Vettii, Forum Baths, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Tragic Poet, Amphitheater of Pompeii, and more. At the end of the tour of the archeological site, take part in a unique virtual tour to discover how Pompeii was before the eruption of 79 A.D. Kids will receive some gadgets at the end of the tour.

Pompeii: The Forum & Via dell' Abbondanza

4. Pompeii: The Forum & Via dell' Abbondanza

Explore one of Europe's most important archaeological sites, and take a tour of the ancient city of Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash after the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Choose a time of day and visit the ruins of the once-great city, preserved by the falling ash and later excavated. Follow an expert guide through the western part of the ruined city and observe some of its most important buildings and structures, while learning about what life was like for the people who once lived there. Discover the Forum, the city's public gathering place, and then walk along via dell 'Abbondanza to the Stabian thermal baths, with their ornate ceilings and wall carvings. See the House of Sirico, one of the large houses in the city, see the Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus, and more.


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What people are saying about Pompei

This visit was a fantastic experience, definitely above expectations: the credit goes to the beauty of the archaeological site of Pompeii and our guide, Lello. A true professional, prepared, friendly, empathetic, sensitive and full of energy. He spoke, described, showed, indicated, told for two and a half hours without ever missing a beat, he completely kidnapped our children: two seven-year-olds and one curious and lively that they followed with interest and without ever getting bored. Lello was simply fantastic: he spoke to the children looking them straight in the eye, he was projected on them but he did not forget to involve the adults as well. He explained everything using simple words and explaining them when they were out of date, he expressed himself in such a way as to be at child's height, he noticed when one of the three's attention fell and made him the protagonist of the speech so as not to lose him. We all deserve a Lello to visit Pompeii. Thanks immensely.

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!

The guide entertained the children in a wonderful way and was attentive to every need, in the end even gave them magnets and a book about Pompeii

Guide (Roberta) very prepared and very good with children (7 and 11 years old). It is worth the expense

Fantastic tour for our family with an engaging and knowledgeable guide. Thoroughly recommend.