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$ 417.77 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.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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

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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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    An extraordinary experience. Silvia, the archaeologist who accompanied me on this memorable tour (Askostours), exuded culture from every pore; the charm of these places was enhanced by the interest she was able to convey with her academic explanations. I consider myself lucky to have had her as a guide. Thank you

    November 14, 2022

    This visit with an archaeologist was fantastic and so enriching. Moreover, the archaeologist spoke impeccable French. He was able to share with us his passion for this period of history, restore information on the history of Pompei and give us advice to complete our visit. We did not see these 3 hours pass in his company. Thank you so much. Josette and Jean-Michel.

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    September 24, 2021

    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

    Product ID: 107059