Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2 hours
Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, an open-air museum frozen in time. See the ancient Roman settlement, preserved in spectacular detail, on a half-day tour with an official guide. Take the chance to explore Pompeii in an enjoyable way, directly from your hotel or accommodation in Sorrento. After pickup from your hotel, travel to the main entrance of Pompeii Park to meet your official guide. Spend 2 hours discovering the archaeological park with your guide, then enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the ruins on your own. Meet back at the vehicle for the return transfer to your accommodation, where your tour will end.
Traveling back in time, you'll descend 40 meters below street level and emerge into the honeycombed underground of Naples and its haunting and mysterious history. On this 90-minute tour you'll see a few of the cavities excavated in the 4th century, and used as cisterns for the water supply of the city for nearly 23 centuries. The environment is spacious and illuminated, except for a short segment where there is an optional visit (each person is given a candle to light their own path). The walking surface is smooth and straight. See the air raid shelters from World War II, the War Museum, and the Hypogeum Gardens, as well as the Greek Roman aqueduct. You'll also visit the remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Neapolis, entering from the ground floor of a typical Neapolitan house. Emperor Nero kept a private dressing room here for the times he performed his shows in Naples. After thi...
Meet up directions were perfect. English was very good. The tour was supposed to start at 6pm, but started at 6:15pm. Nice tour to see what others cannot from the outside of Napoli, but it was rushed so as not to enjoy it as much. Lots of walking & stairs, so wear comfortable shoes. Very tight spaces to get through, about 1 foot at times. Nice little excursion to go on.
Skip the long ticket lines on this 2-hour tour, and discover the remains of the Roman city. See ancient ruins, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, leaving the city buried under mountains of volcanic ash. Your guide will take you to see houses and everyday items that were still almost intact when the city was unearthed. Experience this everyday Roman town, almost like it was under the Roman Empire. Highlights include the Roman Amphitheater, small theater, and public gymnasium. See places where the Romans had their fun and held banquets, and discover frescoes frozen in time, and poignant casts of citizens and their pets.
It was well organized and the guide was knowledgeable. We had a great time, and it really helps to have a guide to show you the hilights of this huge place. After the tour you can continue exploring on your own.
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.
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!
Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius summit on a day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Choose to visit with a shared group or on a private tour. Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and enjoy some free time to wander around Pompeii town or grab some lunch. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, enjoy a 30-minute walk to the crater’s edge, where you’ll have some free time to explore. Take the opportunity to savor and phot...
A very solid day out with Carmella, Marco and Pietro. Pompeii was super cool while Vesuvius was challenging but worth it.
Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around th...
Well organized tour and well priced. My only recommendation is to allow more time for Mt. Vesuvius. Having only one hour to climb and descend was not enough time for us to fully aprreciate it.
Book this half-day tour to see Pompeii's most intriguing features. Get picked up at your selected time slot (8:00 AM or 1:30 PM) from the designated pickup point, and then be driven to the famous Roman town, one of the world's most important archaeological sites. Choose to join a VIP small group tour (with only 8 people), a small group tour (with up to 18 people), or a regular group tour (with up to 40 other people). When you arrive, discover this perfectly-preserved Roman city with paved streets, luxurious villas, and glorious temples. Feel how Pompeii imparts a sense of ancient Romans' presence. Visit the thermal baths, theaters, forums, and the famous Vetti’s house and “Lupanare." See natural body casts, preserved by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. The visit lasts for about 2 hours. After taking in this incredible preserved town, head back to the drop-off point.
Very well organised tour from start to finish. We had an excellent guide, Alexie? I believe. Would recommend.
Begin your tour at the port of Marina Grande in Capri. An assistant will provide you with a detailed map of the island and will accompany you to the boat. Along the way, you will enter the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni as you pass through the famous Arch of Love. The captain will assist you during the discovery of the island by providing you with all the information that you need to know about the beauties of Capri. There will be stops to go swimming and snorkeling and to enjoy a drink on board. At the end of the tour, you will return to the port of Marina Grande.
Wonderful boat excursion loved swimming in the sea skipper was experienced and we were provided drinks. Great way to spend a few hours highly recommend this trip.
This tour will take you on a guided visit of the world’s best preserved Roman city, Herculaneum. This was a rich city of merchants and nobility, whose lives ended dramatically fast with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. See the waterfront, where the remains of more than 300 people lie, who died trying to escape by sea. Explore the Samnite house, the thermal baths, the Temple of the Augustales, and the Forum. Discover the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Gymnasium, and much more. During this experience you can see not only stone, marble, and ceramics that survived the eruption, but also carbonized wood, and paintings and mosaics even more exquisite than those found in Pompeii. Learn about life in this city, and the blast that destroyed it, on this 2-hour guided tour.
We covered all of Herculaneum! Absolutely loved our guide. We was so informational and made sure we got to see all the cool things
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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....
Robert, our guide, was super knowledgeable! He was also very funny. Although there was a hiccup with our Pompeii tickets (main office’s fault) that was cleared up and Robert communicated with us really well about how the rest of our day would flow.
We were driven by Enzo, Marco and Luigi and had a great time! They were wonderful guides and Enzo was so knowledgeable. The drivers made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. We had so much fun exploring the Amalfi Coast with them!!
We absolutely loved our guide! Ricardo was very informative and passionate about Pompeii. Even at the end of the tour he suggested things to see that he thought was interesting. You’ll be lucky to have him as a guide!