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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.

Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

2. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

Pompeii: Afternoon to Sunset Guided Tour

3. Pompeii: Afternoon to Sunset Guided Tour

Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe with your expert guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and discover more about the daily life of citizens of Pompeii prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See many important buildings and structures which were essential for civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks. After exploring the site, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as the sun sets over Pompeii at the end of your tour.

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

4. Amalfi Coast: Pompeii Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Enjoy a hotel pick-up from your accommodation on the Amalfi Coast and go off to explore the famous ruins of Pompeii. Let your guide bring this ancient Roman city back to life. See the major highlights of the excavated city, including the ancient streets, temples, shops, and houses. Visit the impressive thermal baths and get a glimpse of ancient Roman social life. Explore the ruins at your own pace after the tour.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

5. 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 House of Neptune and Amphitrite, 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: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

6. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Trip

7. From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Trip

Travel from two ancient Roman towns, Pompeii and Herculaneum, to the stunning top of the volcano Mount Vesuvius on this trip through Rome’s past. Enjoy round-trip transportation, live commentary, and free time at each site. Starting with pickup in Naples, stop first in Pompeii for approximately 3 hours. Walk around the archaeological site and admire the beautiful ruins on your own. Get guided to Herculaneum next and enjoy approximately 2 hours of free time. End your adventure at the top of Mount Vesuvius where you can explore and take in views for 1 hour.

From Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour

8. From Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour

Depart from Sorrento by minibus and an authorized English-speaking guide to explore the main features of the area: the suggestive history of Pompeii and wine tasting in Vesuvius National Park. The first part of the day will be dedicated to a visit of the archaeological site of Pompeii, where an authorized guide will lead you through the remains of this extraordinary city immortalized by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii is renowned all over the world for the exceptional relics, buildings and infrastructure of the site as it is well-preserved due to the city's burial under meters of ash and lava fragments. Visitors will be able to have a glimpse of what it must have been like to have actually lived there. The tour will then continue to Vesuvius National Park, where you will visit an enchanting vineyard located on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, after a short walk among the grapes and a visit to the winery, there will be lunch with typical dishes from the Neapolitan tradition matched with tasting of the famous wine Lacryma Christi of Vesuvius. At the end of the excursion, return back to Sorrento.

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii & Vesuvius Trip with Tickets and Lunch

9. Amalfi Coast: Pompeii & Vesuvius Trip with Tickets and Lunch

Discover the wonders of the archaeological site of Pompeii and the famous Mount Vesuvius on this trip from the Amalfi Coast. Take advantage of an all-inclusive trip including round-trip transportation, skip-the-line entry tickets, a guided tour, and lunch with a wine tasting. Head to Pompeii first and find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Observe important buildings and structures such as the basilica, the forum, the thermal baths, the bakery, residential houses, and more. Drive up to Mt. Vesuvius to explore one of the most famous volcanoes in the world while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples. Start from 1000 m above sea level, then continue walking along the Gran Cono path leading to the crater. Afterward, visit an authentic winery and vineyard for lunch and a wine tasting before getting driven back to your accommodation.

From Rome: Pompeii, Positano, and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

10. From Rome: Pompeii, Positano, and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a semi-private Pompeii Day Tours from Rome and make the most of your vacation time in Italy by visiting one of the most ancient and fascinating attractions in the Western world with this Amalfi Coast and Pompeii tour. This day tour from Rome to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii include pick up and drop off service right at your hotel in Rome to make your time in Italy completely hassle free. Plan your visit to the most visited archaeological site worldwide and take advantage of a guided 2-hour walking tours to Pompeii directly from Rome. Few archaeological sites offer a more immersive travel experience than the excavated ruins of Pompeii with its houses, villas, public baths and magnificent temples preserved for nearly 1700 years after the volcano Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. With this Rome to Amalfi Coast tour, you can also combine a visit to the beautiful Amalfi Coast. An insanely wonderful rugged stretch of coastline winding its way from Positano and Sorrento to Salerno, the Amalfi Coast is a travel destination you just cannot miss during your Italian vacation with its azure champagne-like sea and its colorful UNESCO-protected villages. Semi-private Day Tour from Rome to Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast includes also a light lunch in a spectacular family run oil mill farm overlooking the bay of Naples and Sorrento. In the afternoon you’ll spend 1.5 hours exploring Positano, where you can enjoy a walk around the delightful village with its white and pastel-coloured houses littering the hillside. Take time to visit the beautiful beaches, where you can relax or have a swim, stroll around the ancient fishing port and see the splendid majolica dome of the church of Santa Maria Assunta. Peruse the traditional artisan shops and enjoy a taste of the "Dolce Vita". This peculiar Small Group Rome Tours to Pompeii & Amalfi coast will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime as you discover some of the most enchanting places of our "Bel Paese", Italy. This is a long day tour but a very rewarding one! The tour will conclude back at your hotel in Rome at about 6.45/7pm.

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What people are saying about Pompei

We did a two hour tour of Pompeii with Mikaele (I think)and he was fantastic. Very informative and passionate about Pompeii. We learnt so much about what happened and as we were restricted with time, we saw so much and he explained everything. I would recommend him to anyone.

Would highly recommend doing the later afternoon tour so the temperatures cool off and it’s not as hot. Great guide and tour overall!

Benedicto was very knowledgeable and kept you engaged. Great experience

The tour was very interesting and the food and wine were great.

Our guide - Nina was excellent. Good value for money.