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Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

1. Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

Discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast, climb Mount Vesuvius, and see the excavation site at Pompeii, all on one tour! Drive along the coastal road and pass the picturesque towns that make Italy's Campania region unforgettable, then explore the ancient city of Pompeii. In Pompeii, explore one of Europe's most compelling excavation sites. This Roman city was lost for 1700 years, partially destroyed and buried under ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, get unique insight into ancient city life. After lunch, depart for Mount Vesuvius. Take the minibus up the volcano, and be escorted by a guide to the summit. From here, enjoy views over the southern part of the volcano, and, during days with good visibility, the entire gulf of Naples. On the journey back, visit one of the most prestigious cameo and coral factories in the region to see the production of typical Italian carvings.

2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

2. 2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

Make your own way to the meeting point by the entrance to Pompeii’s archaeological site in time for a 09:00, 12:00 or 14:00 tour (depending on tour option chosen). After meeting your guide, set out on a guided walking tour of the ancient Roman city and marvel over the remarkably preserved ruins. Learn how the city was buried by the 79 A.D. eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius volcano and see ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century B.C. Stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman site, hear stories of Roman life as you wander the forum and listen as your guide points out the Roman baths, the Termopolium Capuano and the House of the Tragic Poet. With a tour commentary specially tailored to engage younger participants, the whole family can get involved, and kids will enjoy learning fun trivia and taking part in the tour. Best of all, your skip-the-line access to the archeological site means that the children won’t get bored waiting in the long queues. At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to recommend nearby restaurants or assist with getting back to your hotel. 

Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

3. Pompeii for Kids 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

Enjoy an interactive guided tour of Pompeii tailored to families with children. See the highlights of the ancient Roman town, destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Skip the long lines to the archaeological site, and enjoy children’s entertainment and education. Experience a hands-on exploration of the best-preserved city of the ancient Roman Empire. Learn how Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the thriving civilization of Pompeii in ash and lava. Hear how the ruins were excavated in the 18th century, and why and when the site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your English-speaking guide up the steps of an ancient theater, drink from original fountains, and cross the thresholds of early restaurants. Learn and play in the outdoor mecca of history as you walk the cobbled streets. Visit homes, thermal baths, and temples. See rare examples of intact art and architecture, representative of an advanced civilization rich in tradition and culture. Avoid the typical, boring history tours: on this tour your children are the center of the activity. Marvel as Pompeii is brought to life through interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games, and trivia that delves into areas to pique the curiosity of children. Experience a feast for the senses as you encounter new colors, sights, and sounds. Gain real world experiences that will benefit your child in school and in life. Then, having worked up an appetite, retire to a nearby restaurant.

2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

4. 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

Your guide will focus on your needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, you will surely have the best Pompeii experience ever. This is a great family tour including the highlights of the ancient Pompeii: the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (main square) with market temples and municipal buildings, the Stabian Baths, the bakery, the House of Menander, the theaters, the plaster casts and much more with the use of a tablet and multimedia material for children. The meeting point will be at the the main entrance of the Pompeii ruins which is called Porta Marina Superiore.

Pompei: Family-Friendly Pompeii Tour w/Skip-the-Line Tickets

5. Pompei: Family-Friendly Pompeii Tour w/Skip-the-Line Tickets

Embark on a family-friendly tour of Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Play games with your guide as you explore this ancient city and see highlights, including the Forum and Amphitheater. Meet your guide in Pompei and make your way to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Skip the long lines and step inside the ancient city famously buried by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. See the city through the eyes of a Roman citizen and enjoy games, such as trivia, quizzes, and treasure hunts. Explore the perfectly preserved ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and follow your guide to historical landmarks, including the Forum, the Bath-House, the ancient shops, the private houses, the spa, and the amphitheater, and hear about history and art throughout the city.

Pompeii: 2-Hour Private Tour

6. Pompeii: 2-Hour Private Tour

Visit Pompeii with a professional expert archeological guide and skip long lines at the gate. Led by a private guide, enjoy this tour at your own pace. You will have the possibility to interact with your guide and be more selective of your tour. Furthermore, the tour can be adapted to be child-orientated. Visit the ruins of the city, learning all about the most amazing discoveries and stories about ancient Roman life within the city and its surroundings from your expert private guide. 

Pompeii: Virtual Museum Entry Ticket

7. Pompeii: Virtual Museum Entry Ticket

Explore life before and during the fire-and-brimstone carnage of Pompeii's eruption in 79 AD at Magic Ancient Pompeii Virtual Museum. Experience a perfect reconstruction of a part of ancient Pompeii. Become the protagonists of daily life in Ancient Pompeii, and relive the splendor of its houses and its most important buildings in 3D, before the fury of the volcano erases the magnificence of one of the richest and most vital cities in the Roman Empire. Stroll the streets, stop in at a Roman banquet, spy on the debauchery of the Lupanar, and more in this unique experience. Marvel at animated reconstructions to see what famous locations like the Forum of Pompeii, the baths, and the amphitheater looked like from above. The experience ends with the spectacle of the terrible eruption of Vesuvius which decreed the end of the city but at the same time made it immortal over the centuries.

Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

8. Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

Take advantage of two private tours in one on this kid-approved exploration of Pompeii: tour the archeological site before going on a virtual tour of Pompeii's museum. See how the city was before and after being buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the archaeological site, then start walking through nearly 2,000-year-old streets. Following your archaeologist guide, delve into the history of this Roman city with a kid-friendly approach. See highlights such as the House of the Vettii, Forum Baths, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Tragic Poet, Amphitheater of Pompeii, and more. At the end of the tour of the archeological site, take part in a unique virtual tour to discover how Pompeii was before the eruption of 79 A.D. Kids will receive some gadgets at the end of the tour.

Pompeii: The Forum & Via dell' Abbondanza

9. Pompeii: The Forum & Via dell' Abbondanza

Explore one of Europe's most important archaeological sites, and take a tour of the ancient city of Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash after the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Choose a time of day and visit the ruins of the once-great city, preserved by the falling ash and later excavated. Follow an expert guide through the western part of the ruined city and observe some of its most important buildings and structures, while learning about what life was like for the people who once lived there. Discover the Forum, the city's public gathering place, and then walk along via dell 'Abbondanza to the Stabian thermal baths, with their ornate ceilings and wall carvings. See the House of Sirico, one of the large houses in the city, see the Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus, and more.

Exclusive Pompeii w/ Archeologist, Semi Private Tour

10. Exclusive Pompeii w/ Archeologist, Semi Private Tour

Pompeii has always been a fascinating archaeological site, known for its incredible size and amazing preservation. Having an archaeologist as a guide in such a small group( 8 pax) it's a really important detail which will allow you to absorb as much as you can from someone who spent its all life studying and working on it in a really intimate group! Thanks to the skip the line formula you will be straight in starting from Porta Marina Superiore, one of the main gate of the city, to continue to the Baths House, the most important Domus and the famous plaster casts (covered bodies). At the end of the tour you will feel like you lived a day like the Romans and you discovered their main cults and traditions

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What people are saying about Pompei

Our guide Laura was wonderful. She delivered interesting information in an easy to understand manner. We were a bit short on time (due to our driver’s schedule) and she made sure to hit the highlights in a fun and knowledgeable way. There is no way we could have gotten even 1/10 of this info without a tour guide. So glad we did this!

Paula and Claudio was amazing!!! I can’t imagine better birthday than have a professional tour with Paula, she was able to answer all the questions!! Very friendly and professional people!! It was an unforgettable experience! Thank you!!!

This was a fantastic tour of Pompeii and Vesubio. Our guide was awesome, Every aspect of the tour was great, timeliness, clean and comfortable bus, happy and knowledgeable guide!

Our guide, Paula was fantastic. We really enjoyed our day and learned many new things from her. Brilliant trip!

Paola was a really nice tour guide, we enjoyed the tour