Basilica, Pompeii, Italy

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  • Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    1. Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    Transport yourself back to Roman times on a guided tour of Pompeii led by an archeologist. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site for 2 hours with the help of your expert guide, who will take you around the city preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Choose the experience you would like to have, with the choice of either a shared small-group tour or a private tour for your and your group alone. Skip the line when you enter the city at Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient city’s 7 gates. Walk the main streets and wander around the Forum, the old heart of the city and the center of public life. From here you can see Mount Vesuvius overlooking the city. Discover highlights such as the basilica (business and legal center), thermal baths, temples, bakery and great Theater of Pompeii. Listen to interesting anecdotes from your archeological guide, who will...

    We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!

  • Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    2. Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    Walk through the ruins of Pompeii with your small group of maximum 20 people and explore this ancient city, buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn about one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world on this 2-hour walking tour led by an archaeologist and professional local guide. Visit where the most important public buildings, homes, and shops are located. You will see the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium, the main street, the Plaster Casts of the dead's, and the Theaters. At the end of the tour, the guide will give you great suggestions on how to spend the rest of the day in the modern city of Pompeii and can direct you towards the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is just a few steps from the Pompeii excavation exit.

    Very knowledgeable guide. Good experience from start to finish. Would highly recommend

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    3. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around th...

    Well organized tour and well priced. My only recommendation is to allow more time for Mt. Vesuvius. Having only one hour to climb and descend was not enough time for us to fully aprreciate it.

  • Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    4. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

    See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

  • 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    5. 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    This tour consists of a marvelous walk around the ancient Roman city of Pompeii which was buried in the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this three-hour tour, you will see most of the important sights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a still-living town. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses. Highlights include Marina gate, the forum, the basilica, the temple of Jupiter, the Stabian baths, the house of Menander, the brothel, the theaters, the plaster casts of the victims, shops, fountains and more.

    Pompeii was incredible and a private tour with Andrea was perfect. We were able to ask many questions, go at our own pace, and get a lot of details on the rich history of Pompei.

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

    6. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

    This tour consists in a marvelous walk around of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this tour you'll be able to see all the major highlights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a town that is still alive. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses on a walking tour. Highlights include the Marina gate, the basilica, the forum, the forum baths, the lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the house of Tragic Poet and the plaster casts. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant, winery or pizzeria. Then go to Herculaneum for another private guided tour. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in fo...

  • From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

    7. From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

    Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Amalfi-Ravello (or vice versa) and ride in style in a modern minivan driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off in the Amalfi-Ravello area, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Amalfi-Rave...

    We booked a pick up and tour of Pompeii on the day we landed for a long weekend. We were a family of six and as we only had a short time we wanted to see as much as we could before our return home.

  • From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

    8. From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

    Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Positano (or vice versa) and ride in style in a Mercedes, driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off to Positano, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Positano. Along the way, stop at Po...

    We had a nice private tour through Pompeii. Our tour guide Paola was very knowledgeable and helped us adjust the tour according to what we were interested and wanted to see. She was very flexible and great as we dealt with our tired young children as well!

  • Naples: Half-Day Pompeii Tour

    9. Naples: Half-Day Pompeii Tour

    This tour starts from Naples 2 times a day, every day. Pickup will be provided from the main hotels of Naples' city center, as well as from scheduled meeting points. Following 30 minutes of traveling you will reach Pompeii where your archaeological guide will greet you at the parking lot to help you with the purchase of the tickets. Once inside, your guide will provide you with the most interesting facts about Pompeii. They will show you the most important places in the ruins such as the thermal baths, the frescoes of the Lupanare brothel, the Macellum with its “tabernae”, famous workshops, the Basilica, and the House of Faun. You will have the chance to take several photos during brief stops. In case of ongoing maintenance work of some villas or buildings for restoration, the guide will replace the visit with an alternative building. The tour inside the ruins lasts around 1.5 hours, a...

    Great experience with unforgettable tour to Pompeii: private transfer and very good guide. Showed most interesting places and told most interesting stories

  • Pompeii: 2-Hour Historical Tour with a Local Guide

    10. Pompeii: 2-Hour Historical Tour with a Local Guide

    Start your historical journey at Pompeii’s train station where you’ll meet your licensed guide. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Wander through its streets and thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will make the city come back to life. See how the city of Pompeii once bustled with life. Visit the theatre, the sacred area, and a brothel. Marvel at the impressive plastered casts of some of the victims. Find out how the ashes and the techniques used to uncover the city helped to preserve the remains. Enjoy having an expert by your side to answer all your questions. The licensed guides on this tour are natural storytellers who can’t wait to share some of the most unique stories and personal anecdotes with you.

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What people are saying about Basilica, Pompeii, Italy

Sergio was an excellent guide, genuine storyteller who is passionate about the subject. He speaks great English and was very easy to understand and follow which is very nice for those of us who don’t speak Italian. The guide is a must at this beautiful site and I cannot recommend this enough. Very interesting history and insights into archeology, the park is a must see and this guide is perfect.

Anna Sorrento was an amazing guide! She led us to the most intersting places of Pompeii and told interesting anecdotes. It was an advantage that she works herself as an archeologue at Pompeii. She also made sure that we could stand in the shade when possible. We highly recommend taking a tour with Anna!

Very interesting tour with guide Paula. She explained many things and answered all our questions. Absolutely recommended as this adds to understanding Roman life.

Really interesting experience, the guide had an excellent in-depth knowledge to Pompeii and was able to give an insightful tour

We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!