Pompeii: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

16 reviews

Pompeii: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour

From $225.48 per group up to 5

Explore the remains of Pompeii with a private guide to get a better understanding of the events of 79 AD when Mt. Vesuvius covered the Roman town in a blanket of volcanic mud. See all the main sights to marvel at frescoes, carbonized animals, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Spanish, English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the intact streets of Pompeii with a private guide
  • Marvel at stunning 2,000-year old frescoes and mosaics
  • See the city's brothel and public baths
  • Learn the story of Pompeii's destruction through anecdotes
  • Relax with the option of choosing a family orientated tour
Full description
Discover the most extraordinary archaeological site on the Italian peninsula with a 2-hour guided tour of Pompeii. Meet your guide by Pompeii rail station, connected to Naples by regular trains. Then, once you’ve purchased your entrance ticket (not included), walk down streets left intact for more than 2,000 years thanks to its protective covering of volcanic mud. Learn how Pompeii was a rich and populous town in Roman times, full of private and public buildings. Your guide will explain how, on a summer's day in 79 AD, the entire town and around 20,000 of its inhabitants were buried under tons of ash and pumice from the violent explosion of Mt. Vesuvius. Rediscover the everyday life of the Roman imperial era, and imagine the panic of the people before the city was buried. Your guide will take you to the Forum and Thermal Baths, as well as the Lupanar, the city’s brothel, where graphic graffiti can still be seen. Discover immaculate frescoes in houses, such as the House of the Faun (Casa del Fauno), one of the largest and most impressive of the city’s mansions.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Entrance fee (€15 per person or free for under 18s)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    10:30 AM at Hotel Vittoria, Piazza Porta Marina Inferiore, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy.

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    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Sports shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 16 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5
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    The guide was very knowledgeable, so much to see and absorb.

    Unfortunately we got lost going from Praiano to the Pompeii site and this caused our guide some concerns and worries. The guide felt the stress of our being late, but she rallied and gave us an information packed tour. We did have some issues locating exactly where to meet the guide. We felt special to have a guide for the four of us in our party, this gives an opportunity for individual attention,

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    October 7, 2015

    Anna was fabulous,

    I am mildly disabled and cannot walk far. My partner and my 10 year old daughter love history and we all attempted to discover Pompeii with audio guides and maps that bore no relation to the places we were! I was absolutely exhausted and in a lot of pain after walking so far. We looked online and found Anna, our guide. She was absolutely fabulous. She walked us round at my pace, found places for me to sit whilst she told us all about the history of this wonderful place. We laughed, we learnt loads and most importantly my little girl's interest in history has increased. Thanks to Anna, we are returning in October and will book her again to tour the other areas I was unable to reach. We absolutely recommend her to bring the ruins to life, especially for children!

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    April 22, 2014

    Vale la pena!

    La visita con Anna ha valido la pena. En 2h explica de forma amena la importancia de Pompeya en su tiempo, con imágenes de su recreación, las consecuencias de la erupción y los trabajos arqueológicos de excavación. En 2h es absolutamente imposible ver más q una pequeña parte del yacimiento, pero con Anna nos ha cundido mucho la visita, viendo los espacios más remarcables, con detalles curiosos, y al acabar la visita nos ha dado recomendaciones para completar un día redondo. Gracias!

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    April 15, 2017

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