Private tour

Pompeii: Private Tour with an Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Pompeii: Private Tour with an Archaeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

From US$ 384.71 per group up to 1

Tour the western part of the ancient city of Pompeii in a comprehensive private tour. Step into the past and learn the history behind each turn from your guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See one of the best archaeological sites in the world with a private guide
  • Get the real feeling of how Romans used to live before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit all the highlights of Pompeii
Full description

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. See most of the important sights and learn the history with your guide. 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.

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, you will be provided you with disposable earphones for bigger groups
  • Guided tour of Pompeii by a certified archaeologist-guide
  • Skip-the-line admission fees
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Pompeii main gate called "Porta Marina Superiore" in front of the bar-restaurant Hortus — the building with lemons and oranges hanging outside.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Umbrellas

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    • The itinerary of this tour is fully customizable. Please contact the activity provider directly after booking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 100 reviews

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    Francesco our archaeologist guide made us live this visit of Pompei lasting 3 hours in an admirable way. His kindness combined with his passion for archeology transports you to another time. We will keep a wonderful memory of Pompeii thanks to him. We recommend this visit with your eyes closed. +++

    July 19, 2021

    This was a fantastic tour. Michele was an outstanding guide and told us so many interesting things about Pompeii. He was knowledgeable and passionate about the site and it came through in his presentation. We we’re met early and the 3 hours flew by. I can’t imagine seeing Pompeii any other way. Without Michele’s knowledge and insight we would have missed so much of what was literally right in front of us or under our feet.

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    November 15, 2019

    Best way to visit Pompei

    My wife and I booked a 3 hour tour. We wanted a special experience and we wanted to avoid the mass tourist tour experience of Pompei. We wanted to take our time and go beyond the tourist path. We were pleased with our guide, Mena, she was really nice and pleasant to listen to, she provided great historical context and details about the various sites in Pompei. We could ask all the questions we wanted, we could take our time, and never had to rush anywhere. She gave us great tips about what to visit next when the tour was finished. I wish we could have booked her for 2 or 3 more hours.

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    June 15, 2019

    Product ID: 107059