Pompeii
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  • Pompeii: Ancient Ruins 2.5-Hour Skip-the-Line Private Tour

    1. Pompeii: Ancient Ruins 2.5-Hour Skip-the-Line Private Tour

    Enjoy a private tour of the ruins of Pompeii, exclusive to you and your group with a local expert archeologist. Listen to your guide as they bring the stories of this tragic city to life, telling you anecdotes, secrets and stories, and taking you through the most fascinating sites of Pompeii.   Visit the Teatro Grande, experience the acoustic perfection of the auditorium in the Teatro Piccolo and learn what life was like in the Roman times. Stroll through Pompeii’s main streets to reach the Forum. Take in the forum’s Roman atmosphere and visit its traditional markets. Later, explore thermal baths, the domus, the gladiator’s gym, and the Lupanare, famous for its erotic frescoes.

  • Pompeii: Archaeological Park Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    2. Pompeii: Archaeological Park Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    Skip the long ticket lines on this 2-hour tour, and discover the remains of the Roman city. See ancient ruins, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, leaving the city buried under mountains of volcanic ash. Your guide will take you to see houses and everyday items that were still almost intact when the city was unearthed. Experience this everyday Roman town, almost like it was under the Roman Empire. Highlights include the Roman Amphitheater, small theater, and public gymnasium. See places where the Romans had their fun and held banquets, and discover frescoes frozen in time, and poignant casts of citizens and their pets.

    It was well organized and the guide was knowledgeable. We had a great time, and it really helps to have a guide to show you the hilights of this huge place. After the tour you can continue exploring on your own.

  • From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

    3. From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

    Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert official guide. Thanks to your priority entry tickets you will skip the stress of the long line, leaving more time to explore. Accompanied by the guide, you'll explore the main features of the ancient city including the baths, bakeries and much more. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the wonders of the world, and the excavations begun in the 18th century still continues to this day. Your guide will take you through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii, where you can see baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and ...

    Good trip. It was hot as is expected for the time of year. Glad I didn’t continue up to Vesuvio on the same day.

  • Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

    4. Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

    Avoid the lines with your tickets which skip-the-line access. The cursed city of Pompeii once flourished with life, cultural awakenings, and a buzzing civilization. But when tragedy stroke and the Vesuvius erupted burning everything in its path, the city of Pompeii became remains and ruins perfectly preserved. On this historical 2-hour private day trip, you have a chance to take a trip back in time to explore the ancient city of Pompeii. Its ruins, history and your licensed guide await! Your historical journey starts in Pompeii’s entrance "Porta Marina Superiore" where you will meet with your licensed guide. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Wander through its streets and thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will make the city come back to life. The city of Pompeii once bustle...

    We absolutely loved our guide! Ricardo was very informative and passionate about Pompeii. Even at the end of the tour he suggested things to see that he thought was interesting. You’ll be lucky to have him as a guide!

  • Pompeii 3-Hour Walking Tour

    5. Pompeii 3-Hour Walking Tour

    Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 3-hour guided tour, and travel back to the days of the Roman Empire. You will learn how the town was buried under molten ash and lava by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your guide will bring the Roman Republic to life for an intense experience as you discover remarkably intact structures and learn how the Romans lived both in public and private. Hear why UNESCO inscribed Pompeii and Herculaneum on the World Heritage list for their "complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world". Discover highlights such as Marina Gate, Basilica (court house), Forum, Sarno Baths, Triangolar Forum, Teatro Grande, Odeion (small theatre), House of Menander, Lupanar (brothel), bakery, House of the Faun, Forum Baths, Termopolium Capuano, House of Tragic Poet, plaster casts, Temple of J...

  • Naples: Guided Skip-the-Line Pompeii Tour

    6. Naples: Guided Skip-the-Line Pompeii Tour

    The trip from the meeting point will take half an hour, during which you can take in the fantastic view over the Bay of Naples and Capri. Vesuvius will also be looming on your left, and your guide will narrate the scenery whilst providing some insight into its history along the way. 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,...

  • Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

    7. Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Meet your tour guide and travel to the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Explore with your licensed guide the city of the ancient Romans. Learn about their lifestyle and admire the wonderful frescoes and mosaics, which adorned the Villa's walls.  Hidden for hundreds of years, after the discovery of Pompeii it became one of the main attractions in the Campania Region. The city has been preserved over the years by the lava which petrified the area. Pompeii was considered one of the most important commercial centers of the area before the disaster. Now, Pompeii is one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites.

    Excellent tour! Our guide was wonderful, very friendly and knowledgeable. She pointed out so many interesting things I’d have missed had I not done the tour. Worth it!

  • Rome: Sorrento & Ancient Pompeii Day-Trip

    8. Rome: Sorrento & Ancient Pompeii Day-Trip

    Meet your driver and tour leader in a designated spot in Rome to begin the drive down the Autostrada del Sole (Highway of the Sun). Upon arrival in the lost city of Pompeii, meet your personal archaeologist who will guide you through the remarkably well-preserved remains of this once-thriving ancient metropolis. Led by your professional guide, explore the well-preserved structures and evidence of daily life inside this ancient city.  Following your exploration of Pompeii, embark on a scenic drive down the serene winding roads of the Italian coast en route to Sorrento. Spend time exploring the center of this coastal gem along the Gulf of Naples. Enjoy the local cuisine and indulge in unique flavors of gelato or limoncello such as Nocillo, Finochietto or Arancello. Relax on the scenic drive along the coast in the climate-controlled luxury coach as you venture back to Rome after a long day...

  • Pompeii: The Daily Life of Ancient Pompeii Private Tour

    9. Pompeii: The Daily Life of Ancient Pompeii Private Tour

    Take an in-depth look at the daily lives of the people of Pompeii as you explore the city alongside your passionate tour guide. Deepen your understanding of ancient Rome as you learn about Roman family life, marriage, the role of slaves, the city government and economy. Visit the Villa of the Mysteries and examine its frescoes depicting strange Dionysian rites. Discuss with your guide the rituals that ancient Pompeiians took part in. Explore Pompeii’s temples, including the Temple of Isis. Hear stories of the ancient gods, and learn about their place in the lives of the Romans. Be fascinated by your tour guides vivid recounting of cults, superstitions, and funerary rites. See the bars, brothels, and bathhouses that were so well preserved by the typhoon of ash that covered the city. Step into the opulent private residences of Pompeii’s rich and famous. Admire the ornate art and decorati...

  • From Sorrento: Vesuvius and Pompeii Guided Tour with Lunch

    10. From Sorrento: Vesuvius and Pompeii Guided Tour with Lunch

    Explore the ancient Pompeii ruins and head to the summit of Mt Vesuvius with a professional guide. Your tour starts with a drive along the picturesque Sorrento coast up to Mount Vesuvius. Enjoy an informative guided tour of the crater and admire the breathtaking views over the bay of Naples. Restore your energy with lunch at a traditional restaurant in Pompeii. Continue to the incredible archaeological site of Pompeii for a guided tour of this uniquely preserved location. View artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, and explore architectural highlights such as the Roman Forum and Temple of Apollo. The return journey to Sorrento gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful coastline.

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What people are saying about Pompeii

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Such an amazing, knowledgeable tour! Had a bit of rain and got a bit wet but it was all part of a great experience (maybe pack an umbrella as they don’t sell them inside. Good for sun or rain!). We dropped luggage at the entry of the Pompeii site and all was good. Thanks again!

We absolutely loved our guide! Ricardo was very informative and passionate about Pompeii. Even at the end of the tour he suggested things to see that he thought was interesting. You’ll be lucky to have him as a guide!

It was well organized and the guide was knowledgeable. We had a great time, and it really helps to have a guide to show you the hilights of this huge place. After the tour you can continue exploring on your own.

Excellent organization, very knowledgeable guide, didn't let us get bored. Don't miss this visit

Ornela was very good in explaining every thing to us, and both her and the drivers were very friendly.