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  • Pompeii: Wheelchair Friendly Tour

    1. Pompeii: Wheelchair Friendly Tour

    Don't let restricted mobility needs stop you or your family from exploring Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was completely buried in the ash of nearby Mount Vesuvius when it erupted in 79 AD. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy and is valued for providing archaeologists with a well-preserved snapshot of ancient Roman life.  Your wheelchair friendly itinerary leads you along a two kilometer-long path complete with ramps and elevators created to overcome architectural barriers and make Pompeii accessible to everyone. A knowledgeable guide will lead you on a two-hour tour of the ruins, stopping to introduce you to such highlights as the Antiquarium (an interactive museum space that allows you to get acquainted with the history of Pompeii), a domus (private house typically owned by members of the upper classes), the necropolis of ...

  • 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: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    3. Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour tour of the Greco-Roman city, covered for 1,700 years by layers of ash and pumice, from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your guide will describe a flourishing civilization, brought to life by the excavations of the 1800s and 1900s. Follow in the footsteps of the citizens of the greatest empire the world has ever known, and see how they lived, loved, worked and played. Among the highlights of the site are the Porta Marina (Sea Gate), one of the city’s original entrances, as well as the Forum, Main Square, and surrounding temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in the provincial town, of which 2,000 perished. Twenty feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city, freezing everyday artifacts for later prosperity. Among the most poignant sights are the plaster cast models taken from Pompeii citizens, and their ...

    Rossella was an excellent guide. We had a wonderful visit, full of interesting stories. Thank you!

  • 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    4. 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    This tour consists of a marvelous walk around the ancient Roman city of Pompeii which was buried in the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this three-hour tour, you will see most of the important sights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a still-living town. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses. Highlights include Marina gate, the forum, the basilica, the temple of Jupiter, the Stabian baths, the house of Menander, the brothel, the theaters, the plaster casts of the victims, shops, fountains and more.

    Pompeii was incredible and a private tour with Andrea was perfect. We were able to ask many questions, go at our own pace, and get a lot of details on the rich history of Pompei.

  • Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

    5. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

    Immerse yourself in ancient history with this trip to the city of Pompeii, buried by lava by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. After taking in the ruins, climb the mountain itself and enjoy the panoramic views. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation or the airport, then get ready to walk through the ancient Roman streets of the buried city. The walk in Pompeii will be conducted with a guide-archaeologist. They will take you on a path between the theaters, houses, brothel, the forum and more. Then, hop in the van to reach the crater of the still active volcano. Hike to its summit to see one of the best views of the Gulf of Naples, as you learn the history of the volcano from your expert guide.

  • Pompeii Private Guided Tour with Official Tour Guide

    6. Pompeii Private Guided Tour with Official Tour Guide

    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.

    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

  • Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

    7. Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

    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, repr...

    Perfectly tailored tour our 9 & 10 yr old girls. We had a fantastic time, and learned so much, without it feeling like school!

  • Discover Mt. Vesuvius: Private 3-Hour Tour from Pompeii

    8. Discover Mt. Vesuvius: Private 3-Hour Tour from Pompeii

    Meet outside the train station in Pompeii and head to the beautiful Pompeii Villa dei Misteri to meet your driver and car, then enjoy a 40-minute scenic ride to the stunning Mount Vesuvius. Drive over 1 kilometer in altitude to the famed crater of Mount Vesuvius, and then disembark from the car to enjoy your guided tour. Learn about the famed volcano from your knowledgeable guide, the first of its kind to be systematically studied. Get an overview of the beautiful Gulf of Naples and its collection of islands, and enjoy some free time in the spectacular setting, wandering around the crater and enjoying the spectacular views of the bay in the distance. At the end of the tour, enjoy a chauffeured ride back to Pompeii.   

    Driver was much needed and very flexible! Great tour guide! The volcano is not as exciting as one would expect however it was also the hottest day of the year, intense hike up but great view!!!

  • Pompeii 3-Hour Walking Tour

    9. 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...

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour from Naples

    10. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour from Naples

    In the morning depart from your hotel with your personal driver to reach Pompeii, a UNESCO heritage site and the most visited roman site after the Colosseum in Rome. Meet your tour guide on site and start exploring Pompeii, a city that was preserved in lava through the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AC. Learn about Pompeii's history and marvel at the Roman architecture, by buildings such as shops, squares, brothels and even entire human body's preserved by lava. After you learned everything there is to know about Pompeii, head to your next stop: Herculaneum. According to legend, this city was founded by Hercules himself. Herculaneum is a bit smaller than Pompeii, but certainly not less interesting. Here you will also enjoy a guided tour. Afterwards on your way back, stop at a local workshop to see how genuine Cameos are made. Then return back to your accommodation.

    Very well organized trip with effortless pick up at our hotel in Naples by a professional driver and rendezvous with our superb tour guide for Pompeii and Herculaneum. We would not have gotten nearly as much out the experience without Elise. She was knowledgeable on all details and sites and best approaches. Highly recommend this group!

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What people are saying about Pompeii

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Very good experience! Anne our archaeologist guide is adorable, competent and passionate. My driver guide Catello is the soul of Naples. Very pleasant to listen to (as a guide too), nice car, friendly…, we don't see the round trip going. I recommend this experience although a little short with all there is to see and understand. 9.5 / 10

We missed our train and arrived 30 minutes late at Pompeii for our 9 am tour, but it was no problem. Francesca is a great, very knowledgable tour guide who is also an archaeologist. We had a fantastic time.

Guide (Roberta) very prepared and very good with children (7 and 11 years old). It is worth the expense

Rossella was an excellent guide. We had a wonderful visit, full of interesting stories. Thank you!

Great driver, very courteous, very knowledgeable of the entire areas visited