Pompeii
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  • Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

    1. Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

    Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, an open-air museum frozen in time. See the ancient Roman settlement, preserved in spectacular detail, on a half-day tour with an official guide. Take the chance to explore Pompeii in an enjoyable way, directly from your hotel or accommodation in Sorrento. After pickup from your hotel, travel to the main entrance of Pompeii Park to meet your official guide. Spend 2 hours discovering the archaeological park with your guide, then enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the ruins on your own. Meet back at the vehicle for the return transfer to your accommodation, where your tour will end.

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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

    4. Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

    Skip the long lines 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. Take advantage of an audio guide service to see houses and everyday items that are still almost intact. Experience this everyday Roman town, almost like it was under the Roman Empire.

    Don't bother buying any kind of ticket for pompeii other than the official italian ONLINE ticket. there is no 'fast track' 'skip the queue' tickets. the only people who can skip the queue are the ones with the actual online Tickets. Not the getyourguide or any other kind of voucher tickets. also stay away from the Ticket office at the trainstation. even tho there are signs that it deals with getyourguide tickets, it is not the official Pompeii ticket office and they just waste your time there.

  • Pompeii: Afternoon Guided Tour

    5. Pompeii: Afternoon Guided Tour

    Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe with your expert guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and discover more about the daily life of citizens of Pompeii prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See many important buildings and structures which were essential for civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks. After exploring the site, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as the sun sets over Pompeii at the end of your tour.

    we chose that tour because of the excellent reviews, and also since it was limited to 10 people. Sasa, the guide was excellent. knowledgeable, attentive, with a subtle sense of humor. it wasn't only the knowledge, but also the tempo which was just right, and the way he managed to bring to life the ruins and what was once there. Small group size means you have a very different experience. no need for "flags" or talking loudly. highly recommended.

  • Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    6. 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...

    We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!

  • From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

    7. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

    Travel back in time to the devastating day in 79 AD the brooding volcano of Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash.

    On arrival, follow your expert guide on a 2-hour tour through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years.

    Hear stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D.

    Savor a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés. Then, be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater.

    The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, bu...

    Visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius was an amazing and unforgettable experience without any doubt. Anyone who will go to Naples should visit those two places. Our tour guide Francesca, from the other hand, even though gave us all the infos that we needed to learn about Pompeii , was rude and not too easy to communicate especially in the beginning. It was our first time there we knew nothing about where to go or what to do and yet I wanted to ask a question and all I got back was to ignore me. So after that i didn't have much joy in listing to her. Another than that eveything was more than amazing!

  • Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    8. Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius summit on a day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Choose to visit with a shared group or on a private tour.  Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and enjoy some free time to wander around Pompeii town or grab some lunch. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano.  From there, enjoy a 30-minute walk to the crater’s edge, where you’ll have some free time to explore.  Take the opportunity to savor and phot...

    A very solid day out with Carmella, Marco and Pietro. Pompeii was super cool while Vesuvius was challenging but worth it.

  • Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    9. Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    Walk through the ruins of Pompeii with your small group of maximum 20 people and explore this ancient city, buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn about one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world on this 2-hour walking tour led by an archaeologist and professional local guide. Visit where the most important public buildings, homes, and shops are located. You will see the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium, the main street, the Plaster Casts of the dead's, and the Theaters. At the end of the tour, the guide will give you great suggestions on how to spend the rest of the day in the modern city of Pompeii and can direct you towards the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is just a few steps from the Pompeii excavation exit.

    Very knowledgeable guide. Good experience from start to finish. Would highly recommend

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    10. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around th...

    Well organized tour and well priced. My only recommendation is to allow more time for Mt. Vesuvius. Having only one hour to climb and descend was not enough time for us to fully aprreciate it.

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What people are saying about Pompeii

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based on 8,608 reviews

Paolo was a great guide. Very interacting and knowledgeable. Personalized our tour so we could get to the most important stops in an efficient manner. Made sure everyone’s needs were met along the way. He took photos of each person/couple at the best spots! At the end of the tour we asked him for a recommendation for dinner somewhere close by since we did not have a car. He was so very gracious. Not only did we get a great recommendation, he offered to drop us off in his own car with a little extra sightseeing along the way. What a perfect evening we had! Thanks for the memories Paolo! Joe and Maggie from Florida

Pompei archaeological site is incredibly fascinating and our guide, Sasa, made it even more special. So knowledgeable and rich of details that you will never forget. The afternoon 3 hrs tour went so quickly, but we will come back for there is so much to see....

Robert, our guide, was super knowledgeable! He was also very funny. Although there was a hiccup with our Pompeii tickets (main office’s fault) that was cleared up and Robert communicated with us really well about how the rest of our day would flow.

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!

Wonderful trip, highly recommended! Everything was on time and smoothly organised. Pompeii is definitely a must see and in Positan we had an opportunity enjoy some stunning views! Safe drive through all serpantines!