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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 tell you about people who lived in Pompeii. Peek at plaster casts of those who were in the city at the time of the eruption. See well-maintained artworks, mosaics, and frescoes and travel 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, or even choose to stay inside the archeological site longer to explore on your own. 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.

Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

2. Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

Avoid the long lines of tourists at the ticket office and enjoy skip-the-line access to Pompeii. Benefit from an audio guide service and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. Learn more about the history of this tragic site from your audio guide's expert commentary. Visit highlights such as the Roman amphitheater, small theater, and public gym. See the places where the Romans lived daily life and held banquets. Discover frescoes frozen in time and moving casts of citizens and their pets on an exclusive self-guided tour that you can customize according to your needs.

Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

3. Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

Take advantage of two private tours in one on this kid-approved exploration of Pompeii: tour the archeological site before going on a virtual tour of Pompeii's museum. See how the city was before and after being buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the archaeological site, then start walking through nearly 2,000-year-old streets. Following your archaeologist guide, delve into the history of this Roman city with a kid-friendly approach. See highlights such as the House of the Vettii, Forum Baths, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Tragic Poet, Amphitheater of Pompeii, and more. At the end of the tour of the archeological site, take part in a unique virtual tour to discover how Pompeii was before the eruption of 79 A.D. Kids will receive some gadgets at the end of the tour.

Naples: Visit Pompeii with the archaeological guide 2 hrs

4. Naples: Visit Pompeii with the archaeological guide 2 hrs

You'll have 2.5 hours to explore the famous ancient ruins, with a professional private guide included. As you wander around the area you will feel the ancient drama of the historical eruption of Vesuvius of 79 A.D., an eruption that destroyed and killed the town, including its inhabitants. See the rest and casts of a more then 2,000-year-old Roman town, with many different ways to enjoy the ruins. According to your professional expert guide it's possible to organize the excursion according to your needs. You will be free to visit the Villa dei Misteri, the forum and public buildings, the markets, the casts, the basilica, the public thermal baths, the houses and characteristic shops, the pistrinum, and the termopolio.

From Positano: Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Tour

5. From Positano: Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Tour

Visit the archaeological site of Pompeii and find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD with skip-the-line tickets and travel to the top of the volcano with this small group tour from Positano. Follow your archaeological guide to observe important buildings and structures. See buildings like the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, a bakery, and some residential houses. Drive up to Mt. Vesuvius and enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. Start from the square at am altitude 1000 meters above sea level. Continue walking along the path known as the the Grand Cone which leads to the crater.

Pompeii: Magic Ancient Pompeii Virtual Museum

6. Pompeii: Magic Ancient Pompeii Virtual Museum

Explore life before and during the fire-and-brimstone carnage of Pompeii's eruption in 79 AD at Magic Ancient Pompeii Virtual Museum. Experience a perfect reconstruction of a part of ancient Pompeii. Become the protagonists of daily life in Ancient Pompeii, and relive the splendor of its houses and its most important buildings in 3D, before the fury of the volcano erases the magnificence of one of the richest and most vital cities in the Roman Empire. Stroll the streets, stop in at a Roman banquet, spy on the debauchery of the Lupanar, and more in this unique experience. Marvel at animated reconstructions to see what famous locations like the Forum of Pompeii, the baths, and the amphitheater looked like from above. The experience ends with the spectacle of the terrible eruption of Vesuvius which decreed the end of the city but at the same time made it immortal over the centuries.

Boscoreale: Antiquarium & Villa Regina Private Tour

7. Boscoreale: Antiquarium & Villa Regina Private Tour

Boscoreale Antiquarium is only 3 kilometers from Pompeii. Opened in 1991, it presents artifacts from the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae, Terzigno and Boscoreale. There are findings of the local flora and fauna, a collection of objects from the ancient agricultural life, food such as the typical carbonized loafs of bread, cosmetics and health remedies. Tourists and researchers that have the chance to visit this extraordinary site will be able to better understand daily life at the time before the 79 A.D. eruption in the Vesuvian area. ‘Human Beings and the Environment in the Vesuvian Territory’ is the title suggested by the Antiquarium that refers to a didactic exposition showing findings, plaster casts, images and impressive reconstructions of how things were during Roman times made thanks to the support of modern technologies. Next to the Antiquarium, you will find Villa Regina, a typical Roman farming settlement specialized in winemaking with the presence of a number of rooms for pressing the grapes and numerous dolia, large terracotta containers used to ferment and conserve the wine.

From Rome: Pompeii Private Full-Day Trip with Tour

8. From Rome: Pompeii Private Full-Day Trip with Tour

Enjoy this private tour to Pompeii from Rome for 10 hours in total, with a private guide included for 2 hours and a half, and a private vehicle with driver at your disposal that will pick you up from your hotel in Rome or preferred location within the city. Once your private driver picks you up, he will take you to your destination at the archeological park. Once there you will meet your guide and start your tour. You will visit Pompeii, an ancient Roman city known for its destruction after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and for having been preserved by the effects of lava and volcanic ash almost as it was on that fateful day in 79 AD. You will admire Roman engineering and architecture and see the life of the ancient Romans by visiting both private places, such as the House of the Faun or the house of the Tragic Poet, and places of public life such as the Forum, the thermal baths, the main square, streets and alleys, temples.... You will even be able to see the remains preserved in volcanic ash of some of the authentic original inhabitants of Pompeii 2,000 years ago. After your visit to the ruins you will have free time for lunch and rest before returning to Rome, where your private driver will drop you off at the place of your choice.

Pompeii: Archaeological Site Guided Walking Tour and Ticket

9. Pompeii: Archaeological Site Guided Walking Tour and Ticket

Explore one of Europe's most significant archaeological sites. Discover ancient Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Walk along the ancient streets that the ancient Romans once strolled down. Take in the ancient Roman architecture and learn what life was like before the Vesuvius eruption. Visit the Forum, the city's public gathering place, The House of the Tragic Poet, The House of the Golden Cupids, The Stabian Bath, and more.

Rome: Pompeii and Naples Private Day Tour with Pizza Tasting

10. Rome: Pompeii and Naples Private Day Tour with Pizza Tasting

Revisit a past thousands of years old during your visit to Pompeii, your first stop on this private full-day trip in an air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the southern city of Naples close by and enjoy its signature dish before heading for San Toledo, the San Carlo Gallery, and Maschio Angioino Castle. Travel several centuries back in time as you step into the perfectly preserved city of Pompeii. View this ancient Roman city's baths, villas, shops, and the forum with its towering marble columns, before ending this part of the excursion at the Villa of Mysteries. Visit the city's largest square, Piazza del Plebiscito and feel history’s pulse surrounded by several of the city’s main monuments. Gaze at the Pantheon-inspired Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, Palazzo della Prefettura, and Palazzo Salerno.  Treat yourself to a coffee at the world-famous Gran Caffe Gambrinus. A center of art, gastronomy, and culture, this establishment also has its very own bakery and creamery.Order a sfogliatelle to go with your beverage and bite into the multilayered pastry loved worldwide. Stroll along the Via Toledo, another doorway connecting the past and the present. Shop for gifts for friends and family in establishments offering high street fashion or antique goods.  End your tour with a view of the Maschio Angioino. This impressive medieval keep was built in the 13th century and occupied by Aragonese, Napolitan, and Spanish rulers until the 19th century. It is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and remains one of the city’s main landmarks.

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What people are saying about Pompei

Diego "Zorro" was absolutely a legend as our guide! You can tell he is passionate about telling the story of Pompei and tells us in an enchanting way that makes it more interesting. He also showed that he deeply cared about the site and its artifacts which shows the love he have for Pompei. Would recommend getting this tour and nothing else!

The tour was very insightful. Our guide and archaeologist - Paulo - was knowledgeable and had good interpersonal skills that kept us engaged. Having a guide meant that we could learn as much as we could in the short amount of time we could afford to cover this large area. I would recommend this.

Our tour guide Alessandra was amazing. She did actual digs at the site as she is an archeologist which made the tour that much more in-depth. She made our tour unforgettable.

Nello, our guide is just perfect…, lots of humor, he explains the history of Pompeii in a lively and dynamic way. We are enchanted

An amazing tour, that really brought the experience to life