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Ancient Pompeii and Vesuvius: Guided Skip-the-Line Tour

Product ID: 222420
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Enter the Ancient Pompeii archaeological site and follow your guide to discover the highlights of the city. At the end of your Pompeii tour, you will reach the slopes of Vesuvius and climb up to reach the crater of the volcano.
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Duration: 8 hours
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Spanish, English, Italian

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  • Enjoy a pleasant walk into the streets of one of the most ancient cities in the world
  • Enter the House of Menander and the Baths and look at the majestic frescoes and decorations, famous all around the world
  • Admire the acoustic perfection of the ancient theatres
  • Stroll through the streets of one of the most ancient cities in the world
Full description
During the Volcanic eruption in 79BC, the city of Pompeii was first partially destroyed by the violence of several earthquakes, then, it was buried under layers of lava and thick ashes. Nothing remained of Pompeii but the memory. It was only in the Eighteenth Century that archaeologists started to look for a proper method of excavation, to bring the ruins of the city back to life.

Join this tour to discover the ancient city. You will walk on the original lava-stone pavements, where the grooves left by the carts of the time are still visible. Enter into the Small Theatre, whose everlasting acoustic perfection will surprise you. Pass by the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian Goddess worshipped in Pompeii, and walk into the Baths to see the sophisticated plumbing system and the beautiful frescoes. You will also visit the House of Menander - known all around the world for the beauty of its frescoes and decorations – the bakeries, the Gymnasium, and more. Last but not the least, you will be guided into the Lupanariae Street, the red-light district of the time.

At the end of the guided tour of Pompeii, you will then be brought back to the entrance, where your driver will be waiting for you. After a quick break for lunch – feel free to ask your guide and driver for suggestions – you will be driven to the volcano slopes, at the National Park of Vesuvius' entrance. Here you will join a guide that will lead you along the path to the crater.

IMPORTANT: the guided tour of Pompeii is private; for the Vesuvius climb instead, you will be joining a small group led by a professional, geology expert guide that belongs to the National Park staff.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private van service
  • Pompeii private tour guide
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• The tour into the National Park of Vesuvius lasts 1.5 hours
• In case of heavy rain, visitors are not allowed into the National Park of the Vesuvius. In this case, your guide and driver will provide you with an alternative option
• Please, consider that the temperature is 4/5 degrees lower in the Vesuvius crater. Remember to carry with you a jacket or a hoodie even on a sunny day

From £663.30 Per group up to 1

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Raphael Tours & Events

Product ID: 222420