Pompei Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Pompei Museums & exhibitions

From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

2. Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

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. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Pompeii in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. When you arrive, benefit from skip-the-line entry and then take a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman city. 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. Then, after a 1-hour lunch in downtown Pompeii, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to Herculaneum for another 2-hour guided tour. Once again, enter with skip-the-line tickets, and see how Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. See how whilst Pompeii was covered by 4 to 5 meters of ashes, Herculaneum 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. Finally, get dropped off back at the train station in time for your onward departure.

Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

3. Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

A walk in Pompeii is an experience unlike any other; the city still feels as lively as ever. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived with a tour of all the most important public buildings and private houses. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in 4 to 5 meters of ash, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick buried Herculaneum. Second storeys, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still fully visible. The city comes back to life with your guide's explanations. The tour of Pompeii lasts 2 hours and includes a detailed look at the western part of the ancient town, the location of the most important public buildings, homes and shops.

From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

4. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover two of the Campania Region's gems: Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sit back and relax as your driver skilfully transports you from one location to the next. Once at each sight, take your own time to discover the ancient Roman ruins at your own pace. Begin your tour by heading to Herculaneum. Here, take some free time to walk around the impressive ruins. Marvel at the ancient thermal baths or the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Then, at the scheduled time, meet your driver to travel to your next sight: the archeological site of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy 3 hours of free time to discover the ancient remains, temples, and villas at your own pace. The historic town was covered in volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. Finally, meet your driver and return back to your hotel in Naples.

Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

5. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

This tour consists in a marvelous walk around of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this tour you'll be able to see all the major highlights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a town that is still alive. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses on a walking tour. 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. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant, winery or pizzeria. Then go to Herculaneum for another private guided tour. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in four to five meters of ashes, a landslide of 20-meter deep mud buried Herculaneum.  Carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still preserved and the city will come to life with a two-hour tour by your guide. Highlights include the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more then 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the gymnasium, the house of the Dears and much more.

Pompeii: Archaeological Site & Virtual Museum Entry Tickets

6. 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 Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

7. From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

This day trip provides an overview of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with a visit to the picturesque village of Positano or Sorrento and a tour of the archaeological site at Pompeii. The tour includes a private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Rome and drive you along the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Probably the best-known town along the coast is Sorrento, where you will stop for lunch in a local restaurant. The tour then continues with a drive to Sorrento or Positano, one of the most beautiful seaside villages of the coast, nestled on a pretty hillside of honeysuckle and bougainvillea. You will have the misty shadow of Mt Vesuvius in your sight at all times and the day includes a visit to the site of the volcano’s greatest tragedy at Pompeii. The most stunning archaeological site on the Italian Peninsula and one of the most visited sites in the world, the Greco Roman city was frozen in time after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. It is now an open-air museum, where you can walk through the city streets, which remained buried in ash for hundreds of years. Here you can upgrade to include a private walking tour of the ruins with an expert guide, or simply stroll on your own before your return journey back to Rome.

From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Day Trip

8. From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Day Trip

Starting with the pick-up in Naples, stop first in Pompeii for approximately 3 hours. Stroll through the archaeological site and see the beautiful ruins for yourself, visiting the ancient houses and discovering the workshops and utensils of the time. Drive to Herculaneum and enjoy approximately 2 hours of free time. After Pompeii, head to Herculaneum, the second stop on the tour. Discovered in the 18th century, Herculaneum is smaller than Pompeii and can be visited in an hour and a half. Visiting this site will allow you to see how the Romans lived and to feel the sense of panic that must have surprised its inhabitants when the volcano erupted. Finish your adventure at the top of Mount Vesuvius, where you can explore and admire the views for 1 hour. Finally, return with your driver to Naples to conclude your experience.

Naples: Shore Excursion to Sorrento, Pompeii and Positano

9. Naples: Shore Excursion to Sorrento, Pompeii and Positano

Embark on a shore excursion from the port of Naples. Hop on the van and journey first to the ruins of Pompeii, part of an ancient Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of Vesuvius volcano in 79 A.D. Upon arrival, explore the well-preserved ruins at your own pace, or with a guided tour with an expert archeological guide. Then, enjoy the spectacular views of the entire bay of Naples, the island of Capri, and the Amalfi coast as you travel towards Sorrento. Arrive in the center of this popular destination with a variety of shops and boutiques for you to explore. You can also visit the Correale di Terranova Museum to learn more about local history.  After exploring Sorrento, drive towards the town of Positano. Be dropped off at the busy central Piazza dei Mulini. Explore the charming pedestrian streets that lead to the cathedral and various shops. Browse for specialty local goods and products such as ceramics, lemons, shoes, and stylish fashion accessories. After some time in Positano, board the van and return to Naples, with arrival back at the port at 5:00 PM.

Tour: Pompeii Ruins & Archaeological Museum in Naples

10. Tour: Pompeii Ruins & Archaeological Museum in Naples

Explore Pompeii, and immerse yourself in the details and stories of Roman society and daily life in the moments before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried everything under a deep layer of ash. Discover one of the largest and most important collections of ancient wonders in the world at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Meet your friendly, professional guide at a location of your choosing before traveling in comfort to Pompeii. Enjoy an immersive and informative guided tour around the key archaeological sites including the Marina Gate, Curia, Forum, and Thermal Baths. Marvel at the Temples of Jupiter, Apollo and Venus, and be moved by the haunting plaster casts of the eruption's victims. Journey back to Naples and pause for lunch at an excellent local pizzeria, before moving on to the National Archaeological Museum. Discover one of the world's greatest collection of classical artworks, artifacts and curiosities uncovered from around sites in the local area and around Italy. Reveal these objects' histories with the help of your professional guide. Finally, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your accommodation.

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Wow what a day! Emiliano was our group guide for the trip, knowledgeable yet funny and kept the whole day going. It is long! We did Vesuvius 1st and then onto Pompeii. Vesuvius is a hard slog and really quite physical, there are no short cuts, only your determination and hard work! Pompeii was amazing, we were handed over to a very knowledgeable local guide and given a headset to hear him through the walk through tour, he stopped regularly for photos, explaining what everything was and to answer any questions. Brilliantly set up, easy to find the tour at the meeting point and well looked after all day with suggestions for lunch and plenty of breaks. Would highly recommend.

Everything went smoothly. It was a big day but well worth it. The coach guide, Franchesco, was brilliant, giving clear instructions on the day's itinerary, and facts on the journey about Italy, Rome and Napoles. The walk up to Vesuvius was about 1 mile to the top from the coach. amazing views. Our Pompeii guide was excellent. However, we did want to see the artefacts at the end. We asked if it was possible to have 10 mins to have a quick look at the cast victims and treasures. I know they are on a time schedule, and it was good to have chance to do this. The driver was great, we stopped for coffee, snacks and the toilet halfway which was needed.

A long but very doable day. The coach journey is broken up there and back with a stop where they sell delicious donuts! Pompeii is very interesting - our 11 year old said it was her favourite trip of our stay in Rome. Mount Vesuvius gave spectacular views. The climb is tiring though - definitely not to be taken lightly if you struggle with fitness. The day was well organised and we had fantastic guides - both with us on the coach and for Pompeii.

What an amazing day so many things seen within the day ,the guide was awesome.so knowledgeable and funny. We seen the main parts of Pompeii and managed to get to the top of Vesuvius but felt rushed as only had approx hour and half to get up and back down to the coach (that was the only bad part but I did it so ticked off my bucket list )

Angela was a great tour guide along with the local guide at Pompeii. Also our bus driver was amazing on the windy Italy streets.