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Pompeii 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

Product ID: 42625
Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a 2-hour tour of Pompeii ,and see the ruins of the everyday town that was buried under molten ash by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore the main sights of the western part of the ancient town.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the main highlights of the ruins of Pompeii
  • Learn the story of how the city was buried under ash, and rediscovered in the 18th century
  • Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, and an old brothel
  • See the plaster casts of humans and animals at the time of their death
  • Get expert insights from an archaeologist guide
Full description
Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour guided tour, and travel back to the days of the Roman Empire.

Meet your guide by the old Porta Marina Superiore for a tour of the western part of Pompeii, site of the most important public buildings, homes, and shops. Step into the shoes of the Roman citizens of Pompeii as you walk the same streets that they walked.

Learn how the town was buried under molten ash and lava by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. 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 Patrimony 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 the Basilica (Court House), and Forum, center of political and social life during the Roman Empire. See the Lupanar (brothel), House of the Faun, Termopolium Capuano, and House of the Tragic Poet. Marvel at plaster casts of humans and animals at the moment of their death, and go to a bakery where you can still see the remains of the utensils, and even the food!
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  • Skip-the-line admission fees

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the Porta Marina Superiore, Pompeii

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• Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring your sunglasses, a hat, and bottled water in summer
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 128 reviews

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    4.9 / 5
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    4.5 / 5
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Our guide Giancarlo was amazing , very informative and attentive to our group of 6 , we were travelling with a lady in a wheelchair and he always included her whilst talking and we were able to go at a slower pace rather than being in a large group tour so much better than the cruise line tour . Well organised with text confirmation / telephone call the day before confirming place to meet and name of our guide . Totally recommend

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July 5, 2018

Paolo our tour guide was excellent!

Communications with the tour company Askos prior to the tour was efficient. Paolo (guide) was great at explaining and keeping us engaged throughout the tour, and was happy to answer our questions and provide tips for the rest of our day! We would have definitely missed out on interesting facts of Pompeii if we went by ourselves. Highly recommend the company and guide.

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June 1, 2018

Good way to see Pompeii

Quite expensive but well worth doing Pompeii this way as it saves you spending hours trawling around the site aimlessly searching for the “best” sites. Guide was friendly & knowledgable & tour was kept at our pace.

July 21, 2019

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Askos S.r.l.

Product ID: 42625