Guided tour

Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.
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Discover Pompeii with an archaeologist on a small-group or private tour. Skip the ticket line and explore the excavations while listening to anecdotes.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Private group available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archeological guide
  • Choose from either a small-group or private experience
  • Beat long waiting times with skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Visit highlights such as the Great Theater and Forum
  • Appreciate preserved frescoes, artwork and mosaics up close
  • Discover the history of the ancient city of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Full description

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 tell you about people who lived in Pompeii.

Peek at plaster casts of those who were in the city at the time of the eruption. See well-maintained artworks, mosaics, and frescoes and travel back nearly 2000 years. Highlights include the House of the Vetti and the Lupanar Brothel.

Find out how this famous brothel got its name and see its preserved stone beds and frescoes. Get great tips from your guide at the end of the tour about how to spend the rest of your day, or even choose to stay inside the archeological site longer to explore on your own.

Get directions to the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, the local cathedral that is located close to the excavation site. You can also get directed to the Amphitheater and Orto dei Fuggiaschi.

Includes
  • Guided tour by an archeologist
  • Entry ticket to Pompeii
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Headsets for listening to the guide (available for groups of 16 or more)
  • Freedom to explore the archeological site on your own after the tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • Shared group and private options do not always offer the same languages. Please check all languages of interest to find your preferred option type
    • There may be slight variations in the itinerary due to overcrowding or temporary closure
    • A free cloakroom service is located next to the Porta Marina Superiore entrance (subject to availability)
    • Smoking is not allowed on the site
    • Dogs larger than 5 kg are not allowed on the site
    • Large backpacks, bags or umbrellas and other bulky items are not allowed on the site (maximum 30 x 30 x 15 cm)
    • This tour is not accessible for those with mobility impairments
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 1764 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    Our guide Giulia (Julia) was wonderful. Passionate and knowledgeable mixed with a sense of humour. She encouraged and answered all questions from a diverse group of people. It was a fantastic way to explore the history of Pompeii. She also advised us what additional areas we could explore after the tour which helped add to our experience. Memorable and well worth the money

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    May 18, 2022

    Our guide Paola was fantastic! Friendly, enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable and willing to stick around after our tour to provide each of us with helpful tips based on what we planned on doing next (staying at Pompeii longer, visiting Vesuvius or heading back to Napoli to visit the museum). She went above and beyond and it made our trip to Pompeii all the more memorable. We decided to remain at Pompeii and the insights Paola provided were invaluable. It made our tour all the more enjoyable and I would highly recommend taking part in a tour to better orient yourself to the site but also because the information provided really helped enhance what we were seeing. We would have otherwise missed so many important details on both life at Pompeii but also the history behind how the site was discovered and excavated.

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    May 16, 2022

    Nicoletta was so lovely and knowledgeable, really painted a picture of life in Pompeii for us, and gave us tons of her time - even extending the tour to show us the museum. We would highly highly recommend for those who want an archaeologist rather than a standard tour guide - there was no question she couldn't answer!!

    May 3, 2022

    Product ID: 248952