Porta Marina, Pompeii, Italy

Enter your dates to find available activities

Porta Marina, Pompeii, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Pompeii Reserved Entry Ticket

    1. Pompeii Reserved Entry Ticket

    Visit this Roman city with all its temples, theaters, homes, and public buildings. On the morning of August 24, AD 79, the Vesuvius eruption took Pompeii's 11,000 residents by surprise. The dramatic event killed the inhabitants and the city was buried beneath ash. This event created one of the most preserved archeological sites in the world today.  Explore well-known sites such as the amphitheater, the Villa of Mysteries as well as the houses of Vettii and Faun, amongst others.

    It's really worth going to Pompeii! However, the tickets onsite are sold for 16 EUR while I paid 22 EUR online. This is annoying. I went there on a Saturday that was supposed to be sold out (online), but they still sold tickets to visitors that did not have a reservation.

  • Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    2. Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    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!

  • Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    3. Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    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

  • Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    4. Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour tour of the Greco-Roman city, covered for 1,700 years by layers of ash and pumice, from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your guide will describe a flourishing civilization, brought to life by the excavations of the 1800s and 1900s. Follow in the footsteps of the citizens of the greatest empire the world has ever known, and see how they lived, loved, worked and played. Among the highlights of the site are the Porta Marina (Sea Gate), one of the city’s original entrances, as well as the Forum, Main Square, and surrounding temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in the provincial town, of which 2,000 perished. Twenty feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city, freezing everyday artifacts for later prosperity. Among the most poignant sights are the plaster cast models taken from Pompeii citizens, and their ...

    Rossella was an excellent guide. We had a wonderful visit, full of interesting stories. Thank you!

  • 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    5. 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    This tour consists of a marvelous walk around the ancient Roman city of Pompeii which was buried in the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this three-hour tour, you will see most of the important sights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a still-living town. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses. Highlights include Marina gate, the forum, the basilica, the temple of Jupiter, the Stabian baths, the house of Menander, the brothel, the theaters, the plaster casts of the victims, shops, fountains and more.

    Pompeii was incredible and a private tour with Andrea was perfect. We were able to ask many questions, go at our own pace, and get a lot of details on the rich history of Pompei.

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

    6. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

    This tour consists in a marvelous walk around of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this tour you'll be able to see all the major highlights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a town that is still alive. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses on a walking tour. Highlights include the Marina gate, the basilica, the forum, the forum baths, the lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the house of Tragic Poet and the plaster casts. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant, winery or pizzeria. Then go to Herculaneum for another private guided tour. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in fo...

  • Pompeii 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

    7. Pompeii 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

    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...

    Our guide was spectacular and very knowledgeable.... the place is fascinating! It was extremely hard to get to the meeting location as it is not in the GPS system so that was the only issue we had...

  • From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

    8. From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

    Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Amalfi-Ravello (or vice versa) and ride in style in a modern minivan driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off in the Amalfi-Ravello area, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Amalfi-Rave...

    We booked a pick up and tour of Pompeii on the day we landed for a long weekend. We were a family of six and as we only had a short time we wanted to see as much as we could before our return home.

  • From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

    9. From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

    Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Positano (or vice versa) and ride in style in a Mercedes, driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off to Positano, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Positano. Along the way, stop at Po...

    We had a nice private tour through Pompeii. Our tour guide Paola was very knowledgeable and helped us adjust the tour according to what we were interested and wanted to see. She was very flexible and great as we dealt with our tired young children as well!

  • 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

    10. 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.

    Paolo was absolutely excellent. He is an archeologist who has been (and still is) actively involved in excavations near Pompeii. He was prompt, friendly, and engaging. My 2 daughters, ages 8 and 11, really liked him and learned a lot. He kept s good pace to keep interest high—and also sought out shady spots when he’d stop to tell us about something. Our visit was greatly enriched by Paolo. I walked past other visitors in large groups being strung along—or going it alone without a guide—and felt very glad we chose to use Askos Tours. Even in the hot, walking for almost 3 hours, my girls were nothing but happy and engaged. (And so were the adults in our family: we are 3-generations.) Worth every Euro!

Other Sightseeing Options in Porta Marina, Pompeii, Italy

Want to discover all there is to do in Porta Marina, Pompeii, Italy? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Porta Marina, Pompeii, Italy

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8,189 reviews

Sergio was an excellent guide, genuine storyteller who is passionate about the subject. He speaks great English and was very easy to understand and follow which is very nice for those of us who don’t speak Italian. The guide is a must at this beautiful site and I cannot recommend this enough. Very interesting history and insights into archeology, the park is a must see and this guide is perfect.

Anna Sorrento was an amazing guide! She led us to the most intersting places of Pompeii and told interesting anecdotes. It was an advantage that she works herself as an archeologue at Pompeii. She also made sure that we could stand in the shade when possible. We highly recommend taking a tour with Anna!

Very interesting tour with guide Paula. She explained many things and answered all our questions. Absolutely recommended as this adds to understanding Roman life.

Really interesting experience, the guide had an excellent in-depth knowledge to Pompeii and was able to give an insightful tour

We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!