Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2 hours
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!
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
Enjoy a day on Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast and explore the archeological ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii on a full-day excursion from Naples. You’ll be picked up at your central Naples hotel or outside your cruise ship at the Port of Naples. Your first stop will be Pompeii, at one time a thriving Roman town and now an archaeological site. Buried under ash after the towering Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, the city was lost until the 1700s. Today, you can walk along the old Roman streets and see the houses, shops, bars, and even a brothel among the excavated ruins. As you drive along the Amalfi Coast, marvel at the spectacular scenery. Your driver will stop at a fantastic location overlooking Positano and its bay for the stunning views. From here you’ll continue on to Amalfi, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the clear blue waters.
Great, got much more than I expected. Lunch was great with a beautiful view just a little late in the day so be sure to have a good breakfast
Embark on a great day excursion of the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii and the beautiful Amalfi Coast, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travel in a small group of 6 passengers in an air-conditioned minivan with your own English-speaking tour guide. The Pompeii and Amalfi tour from Rome will leave you with unforgettable memories lasting a lifetime as you will discover some of the most amazing places of ”Bel Paese”, Italy. The tour will start from Rome, meeting your guide in front of your hotel at 07:00 AM, with one stop on the freeway for a second breakfast. The first stop will be at Pompeii's archeological site, where you will be guided through the highlights of this ancient Roman city. While visiting the main areas of Pompeii, like the Macellum (food market), the Thermal Baths, the areas where the Romans would gather to have dinner and wine, and the homes of wealthy citizens, ...
We got picked up at hour hotel right on time. The vehicle was very comfortable. They had to pick up two other people in their hotel so it was just the four of us. This is the reason I chose this particular tour as it was max six people and also offered pick up and drop off. It cost a lot more than the other tour operators but it is easier to just be picked up and dropped off. We stopped by at a service station to get coffee and breakfast and then drove all the way down to Pompeii and the guide Chiara was giving us some information along the way. After Pompeii we headed down to the Amalfi coast. There was traffic so it kind of took longer to get to Positano when we got there a quick walk down to the beach had lunch had some gelato and then off to the boat to go to Amalfi town. Did some souvenir shopping then back to the van. It was all fast but we had fun. The guide looked after us very very well. I was hesitant to book this tour as it wasn’t cheap but it was worth it. Glad we did it.
After being picked up from the meeting point in Positano, transfer by minibus to Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy a 2-hour visit to the excavation site with your official guide. Learn about how due to its burial under a layer of ashes and lapilli, the town was forgotten for hundreds of years until its excavations in the 18th-century. After the visit, make the most of some free time and stop for lunch. In the early afternoon, continue to Mt. Vesuvius. Ride a bus up to 1000 meters above sea-level and then take a 30-minute walk. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide who will give you information about the history of the crater. Take in the breath-taking views of the entire Gulf of Naples. Return to Positano during the afternoon.
Join this amazing journey through space and time, entering Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Begin your journey down the “Highway of the Sun”, passing through the famous Roman countryside, Castelli Romani. Enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. You will also enjoy a short sight of the city, the seashore and the gulf of Naples. After stopping for a traditional Italian lunch, make your way to the UNESCO Archaeological Site of Pompeii with Skip the Line Tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii remained buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash 19 to 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 climate and heavy weather. After y...
It was a good experience, we really liked it. The only complain I have is that they don’t let you go to a nearby hotel for the pick up, and the directions of the other location are far from downtown.
Enjoy morning pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in the city center of Naples and visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Travel to your starting point at the ruins of Pompeii. Arrive at Pompeii and experience the atmosphere of the ancient site. Follow your expert, local tour guide around the ruins on a guided tour that lasts around 2-hours. Discover the traditions of ancient Pompeii and understand what day to day life would have been like for its citizens. View the Pompeii Necropolis, the thermal baths, and the Theatre Area. Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean lunch and continue on your way to the ruins of Herculaneum. Explore the historical site and observe the complete artifacts and structures, preserved by the volcanic flow.
It was a smooth and comfortable trip. Mary Angela was our guide and Mario out driver. They were fun, and I really enjoyed the trip!
Depart from the established meeting point early in the morning. Accompanied by an experienced guide, explore the main features of the ancient city of Pompeii including baths, bakeries, theaters, fresco paintings and mosaics. Experience the ancient local lifestyle and follow the pathways of the archeological site. After free time for shopping and lunch in Pompeii, the coach departs for Mount Vesuvius. At the end of the visit, you will have a break for lunch. Climb up to 1000 meters high and then make the walk up to the crater. Upon reaching the crater, a local guide will provide you some tips about the history of the volcano. Return to Naples in the afternoon.
There were just too many people in the tour. However, only three of us were on the extended tour. The other people were from the express tour who joined in with us at the beginning. Our poor tour guide had to handle all those people. We had a great driver though, Vincenzo, and he was amazing in terms of telling stories and telling us about the area and the history of the area.
Amongst the most visited sites in Italy, Pompeii was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. The site is a perfect representation of everyday life in ancient Rome in the first century A.D, just before the city and its inhabitants was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. Discover the buildings, private homes, the two theaters, the brothel, the spas, and a thermopolium that characterized the everyday life of the town. Walk down the so–called Street of Abundance, the most significant street in the city, with important homes and popular shops. Visit the huge amphitheatre, designed to accommodate up to 20,000 people, and admire the beautifully preserved frescoes and marble decorations. Follow your private guide to see the real traces of the inhabitants – and sometimes even their shapes – when they were surprised by the eruption and huddled up for protection.
Take a fun day tour to make new friends and discover Naples and Pompeii with local guides. Hop aboard your train in Rome in the morning and head to the historic city of Pompeii. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the horrific eruption that ended life in the city in 79 AD. On arrival to Pompeii, you have two hours to explore the site at your leisure. Use your map to explore at your own pace and take in key landmarks including the Forum, the Temples, and the Markets, for which the site is famous. Tickets to the site and maps will be provided and you will be able to hire audioguides or organize a guided tour with a licensed tour guide. Then join your tour leader for lunch and eat the famous Italian pizza. Travel onward to Naples, widely considered one of Italy’s prettiest coastal cities. Follow your guide through the historic streets and squares. Walk through the old city c...
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Anna Sorrento was an amazing guide! She led us to the most intersting places of Pompeii and told interesting anecdotes. It was an advantage that she works herself as an archeologue at Pompeii. She also made sure that we could stand in the shade when possible. We highly recommend taking a tour with Anna!
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!
Very interesting tour with guide Paula. She explained many things and answered all our questions. Absolutely recommended as this adds to understanding Roman life.
Really interesting experience, the guide had an excellent in-depth knowledge to Pompeii and was able to give an insightful tour
We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!