Pompeii Private Guided Tour with Official Tour Guide

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27 reviews

Pompeii Private Guided Tour with Official Tour Guide

From $221.09 per group up to 7

Skip the lines to explore Italy’s most important archaeological site on a 2-hour tour of Pompeii. A private guide will lead you down ancient roads to explore and experience what an everyday Roman town was like before being destroyed by volcanic ash.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, Spanish, French, English
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy and the world
  • Get skip-the-line entry to the ruins of Pompeii
  • Walk down ancient Roman streets and feel the spirit of an everyday city of Imperial Rome
  • See theaters, public baths, houses and even kitchen utensils, preserved by ash
  • Look at casts of citizens and even dogs that died as a result of the 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius
Full description
Attracting some 2 million tourists every year, Pompeii is without question one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, if not the world. Skip the long lines on this private 2-hour tour, and discover the remains of the Roman city like a VIP. See ancient ruins, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius, leaving the city buried under mountains of volcanic ash. Houses and even individual utensils remained intact when the city was eventually unearthed. As you walk, experience an everyday Roman town almost like it was under the empire. See the majestic Roman Amphitheatre, small theater, and public gymnasium. Explore the places where Romans had fun and held banquets. See frescoes frozen in time, and even poignant casts of citizens and their pets, all killed on one fatal day in 79 A.D.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Pompeii
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Porta Marina Inferiore, at the Piazza Esedra entrance. If you're coming by car, you can park at Fortuna Camping Village (Via Plinio 115).

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    • Please wear comfortable shoes for the uneven walks
    • Please note that the guide will buy your tickets on the day of the tour. They are not included in the tour price and have to be paid extra. Minors until 18 years enter free of charge, Italian nationals age 18-25 pay €2 and other nationalities above 18 years €15
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    4.7 /5

    based on 27 reviews

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    Antonio gave a great tour

    We spent a few hours with Antonio and learned so much about Pompei from him. It is far more interesting and educational to have a live teacher whom you can engage with and can point out places and things that you would easily overlook. It was just our family on the tour so we could always hear, which isn't always possible in large group tours. Overall, a really great experience.

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    March 13, 2019

    Antonio was a wonderful guide for our family (two kids, ages 10 and 13). He helped us to imagine what life would have been like in Pompeii before and after the volcano. He showed us a good variety of different types of buildings, and made very good use of our short time at the site. We really enjoyed our tour!

    August 30, 2018

    June 18, 2021

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