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Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

1. 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. 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.

Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

2. Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

Save and see more with the Naples Pass which grants you a digital ticket to world-class attractions like the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum, the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, and the Royal Palace of Caserta. Get around the city with ease using the 3-day pass for the public metro, funicular, tramway, and bus. Simply download the pass to your phone and show the pass at the ticketing center for each attraction that you want to visit. Have the flexibility to decide what you want to see on the day. Avoid the hassle of waiting in line to purchase tickets. Uncover the cities that were well-preserved under ash from Vesuvius a the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum and the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. Step into the past and walk through ancient streets to unlock the secrets of Roman life. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city with a visit to the Greek, Roman and Renaissance collections at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Discover the largest palace erected in Europe during the 18th century at the Royal Palace of Caserta. Uncover one of the biggest and richest art collections in Italy at the Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte. 

Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

3. Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

Avoid the long lines of tourists at the ticket office and enjoy skip-the-line access to Pompeii. Benefit from an audio guide service and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. Learn more about the history of this tragic site from your audio guide's expert commentary. Visit highlights such as the Roman amphitheater, small theater, and public gym. See the places where the Romans lived daily life and held banquets. Discover frescoes frozen in time and moving casts of citizens and their pets on an exclusive self-guided tour that you can customize according to your needs.

Pompeii: Archaeological Site & Virtual Museum Entry Tickets

4. Pompeii: Archaeological Site & Virtual Museum Entry Tickets

Discover the ancient ruins of the city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Visit the ruins at your own pace with this Reserved entrance tour. Learn about the buildings and the history of the site with an audio guide provided. Explore this important archaeological site, which covers over 50 hectares. First, walk around the central Forum, and admire the surroundings with 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 remnants of the city's aqueduct, street 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. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring the site of your own accord. Explore life before and during the fire-and-brimstone carnage of Pompeii's eruption in 79 AD at Magic Ancient Pompeii Virtual Museum. Experience a perfect reconstruction of a part of ancient Pompeii. Become the protagonists of daily life in Ancient Pompeii, and relive the splendor of its houses and its most important buildings in 3D, before the fury of the volcano erases the magnificence of one of the richest and most vital cities in the Roman Empire. The experience ends with the spectacle of the terrible eruption of Vesuvius which decreed the end of the city but at the same time made it immortal over the centuries.

From Positano: Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Tour

5. From Positano: Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Tour

Visit the archaeological site of Pompeii and find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD with skip-the-line tickets and travel to the top of the volcano with this small group tour from Positano. Follow your archaeological guide to observe important buildings and structures. See buildings like the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, a bakery, and some residential houses. Drive up to Mt. Vesuvius and enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. Start from the square at am altitude 1000 meters above sea level. Continue walking along the path known as the the Grand Cone which leads to the crater.

Naples: Visit Pompeii with the archaeological guide 2 hrs

6. Naples: Visit Pompeii with the archaeological guide 2 hrs

You'll have 2.5 hours to explore the famous ancient ruins, with a professional private guide included. As you wander around the area you will feel the ancient drama of the historical eruption of Vesuvius of 79 A.D., an eruption that destroyed and killed the town, including its inhabitants. See the rest and casts of a more then 2,000-year-old Roman town, with many different ways to enjoy the ruins. According to your professional expert guide it's possible to organize the excursion according to your needs. You will be free to visit the Villa dei Misteri, the forum and public buildings, the markets, the casts, the basilica, the public thermal baths, the houses and characteristic shops, the pistrinum, and the termopolio.

Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

7. Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

Discover the city of Naples, eat in typical restaurants, find the best craft shops, or shops and find hotels, apartments or B&B recommendations, with discounts of up to 35%. Take advantage of discounts in the most important and historical activities of the city with a 'Naples Pass', such as Scaturchio, Tandem, La Locanda del Grifo. Get an official magnet from the owner of pizzeria da Michele. Explore the excavations of Pompeii and explore the Catacombs of Naples at San Gennaro. Visit Bourbon Gallery, Neapolis Underground of San Lorenzo Maggiore, Museodivino, Filangieri Museum and Treasure of San Gennaro Museum. See the Royal Palace of Naples, Capodimonte Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Get a real key to the city with many advantages to be consulted by downloading the app or link. Try Snav (the major sea transport company), which guarantees a 20% discount on every route to the island of Procida and Ischia or the collaboration with Taxi Partenope service, which gives you a free fee when calling and booking your cab.

Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

8. Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

Take advantage of two private tours in one on this kid-approved exploration of Pompeii: tour the archeological site before going on a virtual tour of Pompeii's museum. See how the city was before and after being buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the archaeological site, then start walking through nearly 2,000-year-old streets. Following your archaeologist guide, delve into the history of this Roman city with a kid-friendly approach. See highlights such as the House of the Vettii, Forum Baths, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Tragic Poet, Amphitheater of Pompeii, and more. At the end of the tour of the archeological site, take part in a unique virtual tour to discover how Pompeii was before the eruption of 79 A.D. Kids will receive some gadgets at the end of the tour.

Pompeii: Virtual Museum Entry Ticket

9. Pompeii: Virtual Museum Entry Ticket

Explore life before and during the fire-and-brimstone carnage of Pompeii's eruption in 79 AD at Magic Ancient Pompeii Virtual Museum. Experience a perfect reconstruction of a part of ancient Pompeii. Become the protagonists of daily life in Ancient Pompeii, and relive the splendor of its houses and its most important buildings in 3D, before the fury of the volcano erases the magnificence of one of the richest and most vital cities in the Roman Empire. Stroll the streets, stop in at a Roman banquet, spy on the debauchery of the Lupanar, and more in this unique experience. Marvel at animated reconstructions to see what famous locations like the Forum of Pompeii, the baths, and the amphitheater looked like from above. The experience ends with the spectacle of the terrible eruption of Vesuvius which decreed the end of the city but at the same time made it immortal over the centuries.

Boscoreale: Antiquarium & Villa Regina Private Tour

10. Boscoreale: Antiquarium & Villa Regina Private Tour

Boscoreale Antiquarium is only 3 kilometers from Pompeii. Opened in 1991, it presents artifacts from the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae, Terzigno and Boscoreale. There are findings of the local flora and fauna, a collection of objects from the ancient agricultural life, food such as the typical carbonized loafs of bread, cosmetics and health remedies. Tourists and researchers that have the chance to visit this extraordinary site will be able to better understand daily life at the time before the 79 A.D. eruption in the Vesuvian area. ‘Human Beings and the Environment in the Vesuvian Territory’ is the title suggested by the Antiquarium that refers to a didactic exposition showing findings, plaster casts, images and impressive reconstructions of how things were during Roman times made thanks to the support of modern technologies. Next to the Antiquarium, you will find Villa Regina, a typical Roman farming settlement specialized in winemaking with the presence of a number of rooms for pressing the grapes and numerous dolia, large terracotta containers used to ferment and conserve the wine.

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What people are saying about Pompei

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. When the tour was finished, he pointed us in the directions of plenty of other things worth seeing after the tour. I was also very late and they were very accommodating to my tardiness! I would definitely go again

Pompeii was a much bigger site than we anticipated. It was great to have a guide take us to all the key sites and explain some of the history before exploring some more ourselves. Would highly recommend!

Giancarlo was fantastic. Truly a walking encyclopedia, but he made all the info interesting and historically relevant. I'm so glad I saw Pompeii through his lens.

Julia was great and funny! Spoke clearly, with a bit of a an accent. Will definitely recommend

Michael was incredibly informative and made the trip incredibly well worth it!