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Porta Marina, Pompeii

Porta Marina, Pompeii: Our most recommended tours and activities

Pompeii: Entry Ticket and Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

1. Pompeii: Entry Ticket and Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

Join a small group tour, capped at 20 participants, through the captivating ruins of Pompeii, which was buried in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This 2-hour walking tour is led by an expert archaeologist and a knowledgeable local guide, immersing you in one of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in the world. Discover Pompeii's notable landmarks, such as the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, ancient baths, and the Lupanar (brothel). Be awestruck by the bakery, the celebrated House of the Faun, the Termopolium, the main streets, the poignant Plaster Casts of victims, and the historic Theaters. Your tour will wrap up with invaluable insights from your guide, who will provide excellent recommendations for further exploration of Pompeii's ruins or the contemporary city. This tour is ideal for those eager to gain a comprehensive understanding of this emblematic historical site.

Pompeii: Entry Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

2. Pompeii: Entry Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

Step back in time with this ticket to the archeological site of Pompeii with an optional audioguide. Expereince the thrill of walking down streets that were preserved by volcanic ash. Discover its temples, theaters, elegant villas, and public buildings. Roam comfortably thorugh the site with free luggage storage. Choose between Pompei Express (Only the ancient city of Pompeii, suburban villas not included) and Pompei+ (Ancient city of Pompeii with suburban villas: Villa of the Mysteries + Villa of Diomedes + Villa Regina in Boscoreale with Antiquarium) ticket and add an official audioguide to your experience. Show your ticket at the door and begin your exploration of one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. Audio guides can only be picked up and returned at the park's official audio guide desk in Porta Marina Superiore. 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. Feel the thrill of seeing where Romans picked up lunch in the market place. View the intricate mosaics in the public baths. View Hellenistic places like the House of the Faun. Imagine sitting in the audience at the amphitheater or admire the frescoed Villa of the Mysteries. Stroll to the temples of Venus, Apollo, and Jupiter. Capture picture of the city with Vesuvius looming in the background. Have time to explore the site at your own pace and skip the stress of booking tickets to this popular attraction. Please note: this ticket does not include access to Suburban Villas (Villa dei Misteri)

Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

3. 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. Enter the city at Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient city’s 7 gates and 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.

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento Day Trip

4. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento Day Trip

Embark on a journey from Rome to the captivating wonders of Pompeii, Sorrento, and the enchanting Amalfi Coast on this guided day trip. Hop on a comfortable coach at a centrally-located meeting point in Rome and admire the country side on the way to Pompeii. Delve into the evocative ruins hidden beneath the ash of Mount Vesuvius on the included tour of Pompeii. Learn about this well-preserved site with the help of your archeologist guide. Snap pictures of the ruins that lie in the shadow of the infamous volcano. Have time to purchase a tasty lunch in Pompeii before continuing your journey to the Amalfi Coast, where every glance is a living postcard. Soak up view of breathtaking landscapes with stops to absorb the beauty of Amalfi Coast's quaint towns which are nestled like treasures amidst rolling hills and charming roads. Head to Sorrento, a true pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Revel in the coastal allure of this cinematic town that is adorned with churches and picturesque streets. Spend free time strolling, exploring, and discovering hidden pottery shops offering delightful souvenirs. End the day on a sweet note in Sorrento, renowned for its limoncello. Enjoy a tasting at a local distillery, uncovering the fascinating story behind this golden elixir crafted from local lemons. As the tour concludes, carry a piece of Sorrento's magic with you, a bottle of this inimitable liqueur. Return to your meeting point in Rome at the end of your tour with unforgettable memories of Pompeii, the dreamy Amalfi Coast, and the colorful streets of Sorrento.

Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entry & Audioguide

5. Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entry & Audioguide

Avoid long lines to enter the archaeological park with your skip-the-line ticket. Discover the ancient ruins of the city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. First, walk around the central forum, and admire the surroundings with the imposing Mount Vesuvius in the background. Imagine the hustle and bustle of the center of the city, with remnants of columns and doorways still present. Wander through the streets and uncover the remains of the city's aqueduct, fountains, public baths, private houses, businesses, and statues. Marvel at the amphitheater and dramatic theater, which were once packed with eager spectators. See what remains of colorful frescoes of the houses and businesses. Learn about the buildings and the history of the site using the included audioguide.

From Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum with Archaeologist Guide

6. From Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum with Archaeologist Guide

Experience an unforgettable shore excursion from Naples including a group tour in Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an expert Archaeologist guide. See the major highlights. First, get picked up from Naples Central Station by the driver and the guide. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Herculaneum in a modern minibus. When you arrive, enter with skip-the-line tickets, and see Herculaneum ruins which was buried under a landslide of 20-meter deep mud. During the tour, discover carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics which are still preserved. Highlights include the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the Samnite House, the Gymnasium, the House of the Dears, and much more. Then transfer to Pompeii after a 1-hour lunch benefit from skip-the-line entry and then take a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman city with an archaeologist in a small group up to 20 people. Learn about how the area was buried by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.  As you walk, learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived. See all the most important public buildings and private houses on a 2-hour walk. 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. Finally, get dropped off back at the train station in time for your onward departure.

Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

7. Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

Avoid the lines with your tickets which skip-the-line access. The cursed city of Pompeii once flourished with life, cultural awakenings, and a buzzing civilization but when tragedy stroke and the Vesuvius erupted burning everything in its path, the city of Pompeii became a sad memory of a tragedy and its ruins perfectly preserved. On this historical 2-hour tour, you have a chance to take a trip back in time to explore the ancient city of Pompeii. Its ruins, history and your licensed guide await! Your historical journey starts in Pompeii’s entrance "Porta Marina Superiore" where you will meet with your licensed guide with specialized in archaeology. As soon as you set foot in the past of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Wander through its streets and thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will make the city come back to life. The city of Pompeii once bustled with life and you can see that as you visit its theatre, the sacred area, and a brothel. What’s even more impressive is the "plaster casts" of some of the victims. Find out how the ashes and the techniques used to uncover the city helped to preserve the ruins almost intact. You will have an expert by your side to answer all your questions. The main areas we cover are: the real roman gate entrance "Porta Marina", the Roman Basilica, The roman Forum, temples of Jupiter, Venus and Apollo, the Macellum a market area where we can see the "victims of the eruption", the stunning roman Baths, the House of Vetti of the House of the Faun with their amazing frescoes and mosaics, roman shops such as "Termopolium", bakeries etc, the Triangular Forum and its Theatre District and much more! There are many tours of Pompeii, we know it, but we try always to put as much passion and professionalism in what we do to make your visit special and remarkable. Many regards

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

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

Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour tour of the Greco-Roman city. Discover the city covered for 1,700 years by layers of ash and pumice from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Skip the line, and meet your guide, who will describe a flourishing civilization, brought to life by the excavations of the 1800s and 1900s. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans, 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 pets.

Pompeii: Private Tour with an Archaeologist

9. 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. 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.

From Naples: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

10. From Naples: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Embark on a day trip to Pompei, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast from Naples. Start the day with a swift bus transfer to Positano, the jewel of the Amalfi Coast, inviting you for a leisurely exploration of its quaint streets and artisanal shops. Following your free time in Positano and lunch (at your own expense), continue along the scenic roads of the Amalfi Coast, where the essence of Dolce Vita was born. Watch majestic mountains meet the sea, and charming villages ascend the mountainsides like vines, painting a picture of serenity. Proceed to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour with skip-the-line privileges. In an intimate group of 25, traverse every nook of the Pompeii Archeological site, delving into its final days and the vibrant life of its bustling port. Get headsets for a crisp narrative, allowing ample time for discovery.

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4.6
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The trip was incredible. Our guide Antonio was very nice and obviously in love with the city. A bit chatty, very engaged and funny. A perfect guide in my opinion. The info we got during these two hours was very useful for continuing the visit on our own later. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to visit the city.

Thanks to Giovanni and Patrizia for excellent tour. Felt very welcomed and they both really took care of all travellers. Info was clear and well/on timely mannner comunicated. Pizza was delicious and just on time after Pompei Tour. There was some personal touch for each of travellers. Recommend and worth for each cent.

We had Giovanni as a guide and what can we say? A fantastic place and pure history, friendly and professional guide, I would say everything was excellent!! Highly recommended!

Our tour was with Roxanna and she was absolutely captivating. He knowledge and enthusiasm were amazing. We learnt so much in two hours. Would absolutely recommend this tour.

Antonietta was an extraordinary guide who enriched our visit to this place full of history and culture