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3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

4.9 / 5

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3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

From US$ 172.97 per person

Tour the western part of the ancient city of Pompeii in a comprehensive private tour. Your walking tour will show you the most important highlights of this ancient city in three hours.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • 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. 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.
  • 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
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    The Pompeii main gate called "Porta Marina Superiore" in front of the bar-restaurant Hortus (with a lot of lemons and oranges hanging outside). Address: Via Villa dei Misteri, 3, 80045 Pompei NA, Italia.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Umbrellas

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    • This tour is fully customizable
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 87 reviews

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    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

    Highly recommended tour

    I booked this 3 hours private tour since I wanted to have a full immersion in the history of Pompeii. My guide was an expert archaeologist who had taken part to excavations at the site, that's why she was so knowledgeable and passionate about these sites and the histories behind them. She was able to bring the city back to life! It was great to walk with her in a small group and ask questions at leisure. I highly recommend this tour to every passionate in hystory, you won't regret it!

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    December 14, 2017

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