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  • Pompeii: Afternoon Guided Tour

    1. Pompeii: Afternoon Guided Tour

    Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe with your expert guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and discover more about the daily life of citizens of Pompeii prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See many important buildings and structures which were essential for civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks. After exploring the site, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as the sun sets over Pompeii at the end of your tour.

    we chose that tour because of the excellent reviews, and also since it was limited to 10 people. Sasa, the guide was excellent. knowledgeable, attentive, with a subtle sense of humor. it wasn't only the knowledge, but also the tempo which was just right, and the way he managed to bring to life the ruins and what was once there. Small group size means you have a very different experience. no need for "flags" or talking loudly. highly recommended.

  • Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    2. Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    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!

  • Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    3. Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    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

  • From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

    4. From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

    Experience how the ancient Romans lived at the site of the Pompeii ruins on this 6-hour combination tour. See the Forum, the Stabian Baths, a brothel, the House of the Faun, the House of the Tragic Poet and more. After visiting Pompeii, take a half-hour break before beginning the second part of the tour. Head off on a drive to the top of Mount Vesuvius through the natural beauty of pine forests and lush woods and bright yellow flowers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a walk with a volcanolgist guide who will tell you about the geological history of the volcano and its eruptions.

    The tour was amazing and our guide, Ale and driver Rosario were a wonderful dynamic duo, loved Pompeii and the view on Mt Vesuvius was breath taking

  • Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

    5. Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

    This tour consists of a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your tour will be conducted in English, and will cater only to a small group with a maximum of 15 people. During the infamous eruption, Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried by tons of pumice and volcanic ash, which preserved many things and materials in amazing conditions. Following your tour in Pompeii, you will have time to grab some lunch, or to stroll through the souvenir shops outside the ruins. Afterwards, take the Circumesuviana train leading to Ercolano (a 20 minute trip), where you will start your walk through the ruins. There, discover that Herculaneum is much smaller, but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii had been covered in four meters of ashes, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum. Secon...

    Excellent tour!! Pompeii & Herculaneum are both fascinating and we’re particularly brought to life by our passionate guide Diego. He really made the day for us, best guide we’ve had it Italy. He was fun & knowledgeable. Thanks Diego! I would also say the tour is well structured, giving time for lunch etc.

  • Pompeii & Amalfi Coast: Small Group Day Trip from Rome

    6. Pompeii & Amalfi Coast: Small Group Day Trip from Rome

    Board the comfortable air-conditioned bus in Rome and relax as your expert driver whisks you south to Pompeii. Once there, you’ll be met by an expert local tour guide, hand-picked for their knowledge, enthusiasm, and story-telling skills. Discover some spots that many other visitors don’t see, such as private family homes, ancient fast food restaurants, and even a brothel. During your tour, you’ll also see the most important sights of Pompeii and learn what daily life was like in this ancient port town. Come to understand how terrifying and confusing it was when Mount Vesuvius erupted and froze the city and its residents in time in 79 A.D. Visit the Roman Forum and the Temple of Venus, and see the tragic death casts. After your Pompeii tour you’ll head off on a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast. As you navigate the twists and turns of one of Italy’s most beautiful drives, you’ll hear...

    This is a nice daytrip from Rome. It gives you a taste of the coast and Pompeii. While it can feel that time spent in both places are short with so much to see and do as a first time tourist, one must remember that it is a trip from Rome and back in a comfortable coach bus with guides and drivers looking out for you and your safety. The meeting place was well located steps away from the metro line near a café where you can get a coffee and cake to start and end the day.

  • Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    7. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

    See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

  • From Rome: Amalfi Coast & Pompeii Full-Day Small Group Tour

    8. From Rome: Amalfi Coast & Pompeii Full-Day Small Group Tour

    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.

  • Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

    9. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

    Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Pala...

    Excellent tri lingual guide “ Elisa “ … and amazing visits and sites ! Thank you !

  • From Sorrento: Full-Day Amalfi & Pompeii Small Group Tour

    10. From Sorrento: Full-Day Amalfi & Pompeii Small Group Tour

    Depart from your hotel or meeting point towards Pompeii where, together with your guide, you’ll start the visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and be fascinated by what you discover. During the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, thousands of Romans lost their lives and the city was abandoned for centuries. When a group of explorers rediscovered the site in 1748, they were surprised to find that, underneath a thick layer of dust and debris, Pompeii was mostly intact. The buildings, artifacts and skeletons left behind in the buried city will give you an incredible insight into everyday life of the ancient world. Your visit to Pompeii will be followed by a bus journey to the ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi, where you’ll have time to explore the town or visit the Amalfi Cathedral, a perfect example of Sicilian-Arabesque architecture. The journey back to Sorrento will take you along t...

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 148 reviews

Paolo was a great guide. Very interacting and knowledgeable. Personalized our tour so we could get to the most important stops in an efficient manner. Made sure everyone’s needs were met along the way. He took photos of each person/couple at the best spots! At the end of the tour we asked him for a recommendation for dinner somewhere close by since we did not have a car. He was so very gracious. Not only did we get a great recommendation, he offered to drop us off in his own car with a little extra sightseeing along the way. What a perfect evening we had! Thanks for the memories Paolo! Joe and Maggie from Florida

Pompei archaeological site is incredibly fascinating and our guide, Sasa, made it even more special. So knowledgeable and rich of details that you will never forget. The afternoon 3 hrs tour went so quickly, but we will come back for there is so much to see....

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!

We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!

Very nice, exquisite staff. Definitely to be recommended.