Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2 hours
Transport yourself back to Roman times on a guided tour of Pompeii led by an archeologist. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site for 2 hours with the help of your expert guide, who will take you around the city preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Choose the experience you would like to have, with the choice of either a shared small-group tour or a private tour for your and your group alone. Skip the line when you enter the city at Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient city’s 7 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 highlights 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...
We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!
Walk through the ruins of Pompeii with your small group of maximum 20 people and explore this ancient city, buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn about one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world on this 2-hour walking tour led by an archaeologist and professional local guide. Visit where the most important public buildings, homes, and shops are located. You will see the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium, the main street, the Plaster Casts of the dead's, and the Theaters. At the end of the tour, the guide will give you great suggestions on how to spend the rest of the day in the modern city of Pompeii and can direct you towards the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is just a few steps from the Pompeii excavation exit.
Very knowledgeable guide. Good experience from start to finish. Would highly recommend
Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more.
From Naples you will transfer to Sorrento where you can explore the downtown area at your leisure. Get the chance to see the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, and the alleys of the old town. Afterwards, transfer to the Amalfi Coast to take some photos from the panoramic terraces of Positano. Begin your visit to Pompeii with skip-the-line admission to the ruins, where you'll see the FOrum, the brothel, and the house of Faun. Select the guided tour option on checkout to join a 2-hour guided tour of the ruins led by an archaeologist. If this option is not selected, you can explore these areas at your own pace.
Francesco was amazing! The tour we received was above and beyond anything we had expected. When we walked out from our hotel at 7:30, he was standing, in a suit and tie, waiting for us. I told him we wanted to grab some food real quick, and he said he would take us to Sorrento to have breakfast. And that was the first of many surprises. He was incredibly knowledgeable, the litany of facts and trivia he was producing was amazing. And he is a proud Resident of Naples as well, he even took us on a tour of his neighborhood and schools he attended! The trip was fantastic, certainly the best tour we had this trip (and we took several).
After your scheduled pick-up at 08:15, begin a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Naples with stops at the city's cathedral to visit the Treasure Chapel and San Restituta Basilica. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to see the front of the Royal Palace and the majestic Neoclassical church of San Francesco di Paola. From there head to the Town Hall Square; home to the New Castle built by the French family of Anjou. Your tour of Naples ends on a terrace at Posillipo, giving use some of the best views over the entire city. From there drive to Pompeii, one of the world's most famous historic sites. Once at Pompeii, your tour guide will take you to this ancient city's most fascinating places like the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house and the Lupanare, burnt, covered, and preserved by volcanic ashes during the massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. After taking in the history of Pompeii, return to Na...
The tour is definitely worth the price specially if you don't have much time in Napoli.
This tour begins with collection from a pre-arranged meeting point, and your driver will then take you to three key sites of the Naples region. Firstly, Pompeii is of unparalleled importance and a trip to the area would be incomplete without visiting the town, which was buried under a vast layer of burning stone and ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD79. Thanks to this layer of ash, everything was incredibly well-preserved so that visitors today can walk around an intact Roman town, enter houses, temples, amphitheatres and even a brothel, and truly feel what it was like to live in Roman times. The second stop is a vineyard located near the base of Mount Vesuvius. Here, you will be able to taste some delicious local wines and visit the vineyard. Boscotrecase, where it is located, is a town of intense agricultural activity, especially directed to the production of fine wines. Finally, visit ...
Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire on a guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii. Buried by the molten lava and ash of Vesuvius after it erupted in 79 AD, Pompeii was frozen in time until its rediscovery in the late 16th century. Join an archaeologist guide and walk along the streets of Pompeii, learning more about the history and mysteries of the Romans that lived there almost 2,000 years ago. Visit preserved buildings, such as temples, villas, shops, and brothels. Marvel at frescoes left intact, and the ruins of thermal baths rich in marble and mosaics. Go to the Forum to learn about the heart of political life in the city. See the remains of the Macellum Market and Red Light District, and gaze in wonder at the human casts of Pompeii inhabitants caught in the exact pose in which they died when Vesuvius erupted.
We would like to recommend Michael as an excellent guide with World Tours. He was excellent in giving us much information on an understandable level, you could tell he had passion with his position. We spent 2 hours walking with him, and learnt so much. Viewed so much, and were able to take photos where we wanted. Thank you.
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.
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This was easily the best day of our whole 10 day trip to Italy! Booking was super easy, with clear and detailed instructions to meet the guide. Our guide was Anna, who was brilliant and had endless knowledge and could answer any question. Unlike other tours we researched to pompei, the tour gave us such a vivid insight into Pompei but also gave us free time to explore on our own afterwards and being taken around by an actual archeologist was fascinating. A 10/10 recommendation for anyone visiting Pompeii!
We are so happy that we spent the money to have a guide while we toured Pompeii. She was very knowledgeable and pointed out things that we would have never noticed on our own. We travel often with podcast tours, guide books, etc... but it was great to be able to ask questions about anything that we saw. I would highly recommend this tour.
Notre guide Francesco est archeologue et a su nous faire partager sa passion de Pompei ou il a grandit puis etudie. Il nous a transporte en 79 apres JC le temps de notre visite grace a son recit detaille des evenements. Un grand professionalisme et une belle generosite, a faire absolument!
Michelle was very knowledgeable and explained history and facts very well. Also he was very comprehensive when responding to questions. The fact that he is an archeologist and that he worked in Pompeii was also a plus. We highly recommend this guided tour!
Really a must-see and it really helps if you visit Pompeii with a guide, because there is a lot to learn and our guide Antonio really knew everything there was to tell!