Meet your guide at Naples train station, and travel to Pompeii by climate-controlled coach. Your guide will accompany you throughout your visit and transfers.
On route, hear about life in the Roman town before the fateful day in 79 AD when Mt. Vesuvius erupted, smothering it in ash and rubble. On arrival, join up with an official Pompeii guide, put on your audio headsets to hear your guide clearly, and bypass the main admission lines, enjoying fast-track access to the archaeological site.
Then, take a 2-hour walking tour of the UNESCO-listed ruins, seeing the semi-intact houses and streets, and highlights like the Forum, baths, and gymnasium. Absorb the haunting sense of time standing still for nearly 2,000 years, and hear fascinating tales about how Pompeii’s citizens lived and died from your guide.
In addition, explore the recently restored ‘domus’ to appreciate the relative luxury enjoyed by Pompeii's wealthy elites, seeing their thermal baths, floor mosaics, and frescoes.
After exploring, enjoy free time for coffee (own expense) or souvenir shopping (own expense), before returning to Naples.
Your trip concludes with an early afternoon drop-off at the station, leaving you with the rest of the day to enjoy as you wish.