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  2. Campania
  3. Naples
  4. Pompeii

Pompeii: 2-Hour Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

Product ID: 248952
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About this tour
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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The Original experience

Highlights
  • Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archeological guide
  • Beat long waiting times with priority access
  • Visit highlights such as the Great Theater and Forum
  • Appreciate preserved frescoes, artwork and mosaics up close
  • Discover the history of the ancient city of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Get tips for what to do after the tour
Full description
Transport yourself back to Roman times on a small-group guided tour of Pompeii led by an archeologist. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site for two hours with the help of your expert guide, who will take you around the city preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79.

Start by skipping the line when you enter the city at Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient city’s seven 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 constructions 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 tell you about people who lived in Pompeii. Even peek at plaster casts of people who were in the city at the time of the eruption.

See artworks, mosaics and frescoes in various places that are well-maintained and will take you back nearly 2000 years. Highlights include the House of the Vetti and the Lupanar Brothel. Find out how this famous brothel got its name and see its preserved stone beds and frescoes.

Get great tips from your guide at the end of the tour about how to spend the rest of your day. Get directions to the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, the local cathedral that is located close to the excavation site. You can also get directed to the Amphitheater and Orto dei Fuggiaschi.
Includes
  • Guided tour by an archeologist
  • Priority entrance ticket
  • Headsets for listening to the guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Meet at the 'Porta Marina Superiore' gate, located in front of Hortus Restaurant & Garden Bar • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag • By train: If you are staying in Naples or Sorrento, you can take the Circumvesuviana train. From Naples: take the train leaving for Sorrento and get off at 'Pompei Scavi - Villa dei Misteri'. The main entrance of Pompeii where the tour operator will meet you, Porta Marina Superiore, is only a few steps away. • By car: You can park at Camping Spartacus. Address: Via Plinio, 127. The meeting point is a 5-minute walk away.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• There may be slight variations in the itinerary due to overcrowding or temporary closure
• A free cloakroom service is located next to the Porta Marina Superiore entrance (subject to availability)
• Smoking is not allowed on the site
• Dogs are not allowed on the site
• Large backpacks, bags or umbrellas and other bulky items are not allowed on the site (maximum 30 x 30 x 15 cm)
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From US$ 55.17 US$ 44.13 per person

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Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 186 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 248952