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  2. Campania
  3. Naples
  4. Pompeii

Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

Product ID: 248952
About this tour
Duration: 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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The Original experience

  • Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archeological guide
  • Choose from either a small-group or private experience
  • Beat long waiting times with skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Visit highlights such as the Great Theater and Forum
  • Appreciate preserved frescoes, artwork and mosaics up close
  • Discover the history of the ancient city of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Full description
Transport yourself back to Roman times on a guided tour of Pompeii led by an archeologist. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site for two hours with the help of your expert guide, who will take you around the city preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79.

Choose the experience you would like to have, with the choice of either a shared small-group tour or a private tour for your group alone.

Start by skipping the line when you enter the city at Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient city’s seven 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 constructions 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 tell you about people who lived in Pompeii. Even peek at plaster casts of people who were in the city at the time of the eruption.

See artworks, mosaics and frescoes in various places that are well-maintained and will take you back nearly 2000 years. Highlights include the House of the Vetti and the Lupanar Brothel. Find out how this famous brothel got its name and see its preserved stone beds and frescoes.

Get great tips from your guide at the end of the tour about how to spend the rest of your day. Get directions to the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, the local cathedral that is located close to the excavation site. You can also get directed to the Amphitheater and Orto dei Fuggiaschi.
  • Guided tour by an archeologist
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Headsets for listening to the guide (available for groups of 16 or more)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• There may be slight variations in the itinerary due to overcrowding or temporary closure
• A free cloakroom service is located next to the Porta Marina Superiore entrance (subject to availability)
• Smoking is not allowed on the site
• Dogs larger than 5 kg are not allowed on the site
• Large backpacks, bags or umbrellas and other bulky items are not allowed on the site (maximum 30 x 30 x 15 cm)
• This tour is not accessible for those with mobility impairments
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 376 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We had the pleasure of joining a tour with guide Michele. He is a both knowledgeable and very symphatethic archeologist with a deep knowledge of pompeii. Add both humour and a will to convey loads of interesting facts and you have two well spent hours in his company. All communication with the company was professional and quick.

January 8, 2020

Finding the tour was easy. We were sent very detailed information with where to meet. Got to the location early, a number of cafes to sit in, so take the train right before the one that gets you there a few minutes before your tour. The tour was good. Sergio was very knowledgeable and energetic.

January 5, 2020

10 stars!!! We couldn’t recommend this tour more enthusiastically. Our guide Felicia was absolutely terrific. Impressively knowledgeable and passionate about Pompeii - an expert, as promised, but on top of that engaging, delightful, and even a native of Pompeii herself! Our family (including three children 12, 14, 16 y.o.) spent every minute of the two hours riveted. We have come away with such greater appreciation for Pompeii than we ever would have visiting on our own. Do not hesitate to book tour! Logistics were just as professional as the tour itself. (Meet-up instructions were clear and easy, tickets were secured and headsets distributed before scheduled start time. Even at capacity (20 ppl) the group still felt small.) Thank you, Felicia!! You made our visit to Pompeii truly unforgettable.

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December 31, 2019

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Askos S.r.l.

Product ID: 248952