Take the stress out of the baffling sights on offer at Pompeii on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the archaeological excavations. Get explanations of the many ruins from a trained archaeologist guide. See the remains of houses, baths, brothels, and more.
What to Expect
Exploring Pompeii on your own can be difficult and at times baffling. The vast site is one of the best preserved reminders of what life was like during the Roman Empire, and this especially designed “best of” tour unveils the "Buried City" to bring you closer to its amazing history and tragic end.
Led by an official Pompeii tour guide, most of whom are trained archaeologists, you will wander the fully-preserved streets of Pompeii and visit the most interesting and emotional sights from a city that was buried under the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Skip the long lines to enter the ruins, and stroll past the remains of shops, temples, public baths, and houses that comprised the once thriving city. Hear fascinating stories about life in the Roman Republic, and see how ordinary people lived nearly 2,000 years ago.
See the remains of Roman bakery where the food is still almost intact. Go to the Temple of Apollo and Roman Forum, along with an ancient supermarket and an old cemetery. Marvel at the eerie and heart-wrenching plaster casts of those caught in the eruption at the exact moment of their death. You can also go to one of the old brothels (if appropriate for your group), and stroll along the old city walls for panoramic views of Naples.
Touring in a small group of no more than 15 people, you will never struggle to hear your guide and will have plenty of time to ask any questions you might have. The expert guides have dedicated their lives to the study of this city, and no one else is better qualifies to introduce you to this jewel of world heritage.
- Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Pompeii
- English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Meet outside the Tempio Travel ticket office next to the Circumvesuviuana train stop at Villa dei Misteri. When leaving the Circumvesuviana train stop of Villa dei Misteri, turn to the left (with your back to the station) and you will see the ticket office around the corner.
Know Before You Go
• Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the start time
• No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after the tour starts
• Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair or stroller-friendly
• This activity is for small groups of no more than 15 people