Make sure you join an official guide outside the Ticket Office at the site. Ignore all touts on the way there from the station !
Hi, we made our own way by train to Pompeii from Rome. As soon as the train arrived at the Pompeii station there was someone shouting out "English speaking tour leaving in 5 minutes". They had an office there and it cost 12 Euros each. We debated whether to do this or wait to see if it was going to be cheaper down at the gates (as we had no idea). We did do it and was glad as there were no other guides at the gate! It was a 2 hour tour. It was certainly worth having a guide to show and tell you what you were looking at. You could stay longer at the end of the tour -which we did and found ourselves wandering around for another 2 hours (even though we didn't know what we were really looking at). Another way to see Pompeii, would be to download a Rick Steves App on Pompeii and follow that. My nephew downloaded one for us on the ipod, but I've only just listened to it since returning home- and we saw just about everything Rick Steves talked about. Pompeii is pretty surreal.
Thanks everyone, very helpful.
I recommended you a app for iPad
"Pompeii interactive tour"
- 3D Scenes
- Audio description
hello friends!! Already you visited Pompeii??
We just returned from Sorrento and did the same tour last week . We didn't really like the tour company and thought there were too many people in the tour group and we couldn't hear the guide very well. We do agree that a tour is needed in order to enjoy the ruins .
Can anyone tell me the name of the tour group right by the train station?
I wanted to doa TA review.
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