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Pompeii Private Guided Tour with Official Tour Guide

4.6 / 5

34 reviews

Pompeii Private Guided Tour with Official Tour Guide

From US$ 210.68 per group up to 7

Explore Italy’s most important archaeological site on a 2-hour tour of Pompeii. A private guide will lead you down ancient roads to explore and experience what an everyday Roman town was like before being destroyed by volcanic ash.

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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, Spanish, French, English
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  • Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy and the world
  • Look at casts of citizens and even dogs that died as a result of the 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius
  • Walk down ancient Roman streets and feel the spirit of an everyday city of Imperial Rome
  • See theaters, public baths, houses and even kitchen utensils, preserved by ash
Full description
Attracting some 2 million tourists every year, Pompeii is without question one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, if not the world. Enjoy this private 2-hour tour, and discover the remains of the Roman city like a VIP. See ancient ruins, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius, leaving the city buried under mountains of volcanic ash. Houses and even individual utensils remained intact when the city was eventually unearthed. As you walk, experience an everyday Roman town almost like it was under the empire. See the majestic Roman Amphitheatre, small theater, and public gymnasium. Explore the places where Romans had fun and held banquets. See frescoes frozen in time, and even poignant casts of citizens and their pets, all killed on one fatal day in 79 A.D.
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at Porta Marina Inferiore, at the Piazza Esedra entrance. If you're coming by car, you can park at Fortuna Camping Village (Via Plinio 115).

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Important information

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes for the uneven walks
  • Please note that the guide will buy your tickets on the day of the tour. They are not included in the tour price and have to be paid extra. Minors until 18 years enter free of charge, Italian nationals age 18-25 pay €2 and other nationalities above 18 years €15
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 34 reviews

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We have taken a private guided tour, which is a real advantage compared to “small guided tours”. Corrado was an Excellent guide. He made the effort to walk us in the shadows whenever possible, he talked slowly and distinctively. It is the third time I am visiting Pompei, and it was the most instructive and memorable time. I highly recommend taking PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

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August 7, 2021

This was absolutely one of the highlights to our family holiday. Our guide was prompt, very knowledgeable and pleasant. The one thing that would have been helpful was to know that the price paid through the website did not include admission as we had to wait about 20 minutes at the beginning of our time for entry. This cut down our actual tour guide time.

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July 18, 2021

Antonio gave a great tour

We spent a few hours with Antonio and learned so much about Pompei from him. It is far more interesting and educational to have a live teacher whom you can engage with and can point out places and things that you would easily overlook. It was just our family on the tour so we could always hear, which isn't always possible in large group tours. Overall, a really great experience.

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March 13, 2019

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