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2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pompeii

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pompeii

Activity provider: Leisure Italy

Step back in time and explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii on a private sightseeing tour with skip-the-line entry. See the former public baths, private villas, taverns, shops, theaters, and brothels, all frozen in time by the volcanic eruptions of 79 AD.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
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  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii with a private guide
  • Walk along the original road made of volcanic basalt rock
  • See the buildings of the Forum, the city center for religion, trade, administration, and politics
  • Admire the Temple of Apollo, Capitolium, Temple of the Emperor, and Basilica
  • Go to one of Pompeii's bakeries, and see the Roman equivalent of fast food
  • Walk through the old Red Light District looking at the erotic frescoes
Full description
Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of Pompeii and experience life in an everyday Roman town, with your own personal guide. Tours can be tailored to your own interests and physical abilities, but aim to take in at least one site from each type of building. Walk along the original basalt road of volcanic rocks, looking down at hundreds of little white travertine spots used to reflect torch light. See big blocks of basalt emerging from the road, used by pedestrians to avoid getting wet when it rained. Explore the buildings of the Forum, such as the Temple of Apollo, Temple of the Emperor, and Macellum market. You will also see a display of human casts of the Pompeii residents caught by the volcano in the exact pose that they died. Discover the Roman equivalent of today’s fast-food restaurants, and see the bakeries of Pompeii, where carbonized loaves of bread where found during the excavations. Continue to the former Red Light District to see Roman frescoes of erotic images. And visit one of the city’s 3 theaters, either at the outdoor arena for public performances, the indoor theater for mime and poetry, and the outdoor theater for tragedies and comedies.
  • Private guide
  • Skip-the-line-tickets in Pompeii
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Café Hortus Pompeii, in front of the entrance at Via Villa dei Misteri 2, Pompeii Archeological Park

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • The itinerary is flexible upon your interests and physical ability. The tour aims to give a general idea of an ancient Roman town, seeing one example of each type of building
    Customer reviews

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    4.7 /5

    based on 21 reviews

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    Un guide très agréable et très sérieux,quelques anecdotes sympathiques

    June 6, 2019

    Good basic tour

    Very nice and kind guide, average English. she adapted the tour to our requests. we would have like to get more information while moving around the site. In general very good

    June 10, 2015

    August 27, 2020


    Product ID: 30863