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Discover Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour of the Buried City

Product ID: 164082
Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire! Discover one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the ancient, perfectly preserved Roman town that was buried under ash for 1,500 years.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the ancient city of Pompeii, preserved by a volcanic eruption
  • Travel back in time and walk along the ancient streets of the Roman Empire
  • Experience the essence of wonderful ancient city
  • Learn all about the city from a guide in your language
Full description
Join this tour to journey back in time to the height of the Roman empire! Explore the remains and ruins of this ancient city and let your guide or audioguide tell you all about how the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed the city, killed its inhabitants and buried it under tons of ash.

Spend the afternoon exploring this once-thriving city that was frozen in time by these layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii remained buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash 19 - 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) deep. The city's sudden burial served to protect it for the next 17 centuries from vandalism, looting and the destructive effects of the climate and heavy weather.

The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its rediscovery - the objects, buildings and people beneath the layers have been well-preserved for centuries. Take a walk along these ancient streets for a glimpse into the lives of the Romans. See its ancient houses, bakeries and shops and see what life was like in 79 AD on this unique historical excursion.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Professional English, Spanish, German, and French speaking guides
  • Headsets
  • Audioguides in Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Japanese
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazza Porta Marina Inferiore, 2, in front of Hotel Vittoria. Please be at the meeting point no later than 15 minutes before start time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• Tour can be multilingual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 222 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.6 / 5
  • Organization
    3.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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This was a good tour with a friendly tour guide. There were lots of ruins and plenty of time to look around and take pictures. We did not get as much back story on the history of Pompeii as I would have expected, but had lots of information about each room and ruin we walked through. We were an add-on for the Pompeii portion of a larger group that had come down from Rome, so we only participated in the Pompeii aspect of the tour.

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February 5, 2020

The best guide we could have hoped for.

My husband and I are on honeymoon at Cava De Tirreni, traveling up the Amalfi Coast. I have alway wanted to go to Pompeii. We were recommended to do a tour with a guide. We were so lucky to get Connie as our guide. She was so passionate about Pompeii and the history. She was incredibly detailed and funny. Thus far, our tour of Pompeii has been the highlight of our trip.

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May 9, 2019

Incredible!

It was so much fun with Connie! She is fantastic and very knowledgeable about the city of Pompei. She answered all our questions and included the whole group. It needed to be longer! There was so much that we didn’t get to see, but we were glad that we got to walk around afterwards.

March 16, 2019

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Product ID: 164082