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Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

From US$ 98.54 per person

Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii through the eyes of your child on a child-friendly 2.5-hour guided tour. Travel back to the days of the Roman Republic and see sites in the everyday town that was devastated by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group


  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii through the eyes of a child
  • Walk into ancient temples and restaurants
  • Enjoy interactive learning tools to pique your child's curiosity
  • Avoid the typical boring history lessons and learn the story of Pompeii in a fun and informative way
  • Skip the long lines to the archaeological site with reserved entrance tickets
Full description
Enjoy an interactive guided tour of Pompeii tailored to families with children. See the highlights of the ancient Roman town, destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Skip the long lines to the archaeological site, and enjoy children’s entertainment and education. Experience a hands-on exploration of the best-preserved city of the ancient Roman Empire. Learn how Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the thriving civilization of Pompeii in ash and lava. Hear how the ruins were excavated in the 18th century, and why and when the site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your English-speaking guide up the steps of an ancient theater, drink from original fountains, and cross the thresholds of early restaurants. Learn and play in the outdoor mecca of history as you walk the cobbled streets. Visit homes, thermal baths, and temples. See rare examples of intact art and architecture, representative of an advanced civilization rich in tradition and culture. Avoid the typical, boring history tours: on this tour your children are the center of the activity. Marvel as Pompeii is brought to life through interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games, and trivia that delves into areas to pique the curiosity of children. Experience a feast for the senses as you encounter new colors, sights, and sounds. Gain real world experiences that will benefit your child in school and in life. Then, having worked up an appetite, retire to a nearby restaurant.
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Pompeii
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Interactive media tools
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

The guide will meet you at the Coffee Shop Vittoria, Via Mare, 80045 Pompei, next to Hotel Vittoria and close to the entrance at "Pompei Piazza Esedra/Porta Marina Inferiore". He will be holding a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking on lava rock
  • Please bring a hat in the summer
  • All ages and fitness levels are welcome
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring the passport or ID for all children as proof of age in order to receive child prices
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Perfect in every way

This is the first time I have booked a private excursion rather than using the cruise ships pre arranged ones. I was anxious that it would work out. I need not have worried, the taxi was right on schedule and the tour guide Florenza was waiting for us on arrival at Pompeii. There were three generations in our family including 4 children age range 6 to 13. The tour guide took time with introductions and made the whole tour into a mini competition between adults and children. She was extremely knowledgable about all aspects of the history and used an ipad to illustrate how the buildings would have looked before the disaster. I would say that we all learnt a great deal. The children were given little prizes during the trip. There were also several comfort breaks. I would thoroughly recommend this trip. Thank you Florenza for making it so interesting.

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August 25, 2017

Questa visita è stata un’esperienza fantastica, decisamente al di sopra delle aspettative: il merito è della bellezza del sito archeologico di Pompei e della nostra guida, Lello. Un vero professionista, preparato, cordiale, empatico, sensibile e pieno di energia. Ha parlato, descritto, mostrato, indicato, raccontato per due ore e mezza senza mai perdere un colpo, ha completamente rapito i nostri bambini: due settenni e un ottenne curiosi e vivacissimi che hanno seguito con interesse e senza mai annoiarsi. Lello è stato semplicemente fantastico: parlava ai bambini guardandoli dritti negli occhi, era proiettato su di loro ma non dimenticava di coinvolgere anche gli adulti. Spiegava ogni cosa usando parole semplici e spiegandole quando erano desuete, si esprimeva in modo da essere ad altezza bambino, si accorgeva quando a uno dei tre calava l’attenzione e lo rendeva protagonista del discorso per non perderlo. Tutti meritiamo un Lello per visitare Pompei. Grazie immensamente.

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August 10, 2021


Roberta was great!

March 29, 2019

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