Private tour

Pompeii: 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.
Private tour

Pompeii: 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

From US$ 310.81 per group up to 1

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a 2-hour tour of Pompeii. See the ruins of the town that was buried under molten ash by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD and explore its main sights.

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Duration 2 hours
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French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, German
Wheelchair accessible
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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. Go to a bakery where you can still see the remains of the utensils, and even the food.

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 measures, you will be provided with disposable earphone for bigger groups
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  • Skip-the-line admission fees
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide by the Porta Marina Superiore, Pompeii

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • On the first Sunday of each month, entrance is free of charge, but as tickets can't be reserved ahead of time, entry is not guaranteed
    Customer reviews

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    4.9 /5

    based on 139 reviews

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    Unsere ursprünglich geplante aktivität wurde kurzfristig abgesagt- und der vorgeschlagene ersatz lag ungünstig. Kurzfristig buchten wir dann eine persönliche führung. Probleme bei der buchung wurden super schnell und sehr hilfreich per chat beseitigt und roberta bescherte uns eine kurzweilige und informative führung, die sogar unser teenager prima fand. Wir werden wieder über get y guide buchen!

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    March 31, 2023

    If you are going to spend money on a tour spend it on this one!! Our guide was more than wonderful!! He provided historical and anecdotal information seamlessly as the tour was being given! His passion and enthusiasm for the city is inspiring!! TAKE THIS TOUR!!

    March 31, 2023

    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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    March 31, 2023

    Product ID: 42625