Pompei, Italy

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

For a more unique Pompeii experience, take this private day trip that includes the use of a 3D virtual reality headset. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site with a licensed guide to see Pompeii as it once was, just before it was covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. As you wear the headset, watch 2- to 6-minute historical re-creations of the main points of interest. You’ll also be driven up Mt Vesuvius itself, where you can walk to the top of the volcano and visit the crater.
  • Private tour to Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii
  • Walk to the crater of Mt Vesuvius
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed volcanic ruins of Pompeii
  • Watch scenes in a 3D virtual reality headset to discover what the ancient city looked like before the eruption of the volcano
Your private day trip starts with pickup in Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi or Ravello, depending on option selected when booking. You’ll be driven to Mt Vesuvius, where you’ll meet your guide for the walk to the top of the volcano to visit the crater.

Part of the Campanian volcanic arc, Vesuvius features one large cone partially encircled by the steep rim of a caldera caused by the collapse of an earlier, much higher structure. The volcano is famous for its eruption in 79 AD that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, as well as Herculaneum and other communities.

After lunch (own expense), head to Pompeii to explore the archaeological ruins, a World Heritage site. Discover what the city was like 2,000 years ago with a virtual reality headset that provides a 360-degree perspective of Pompeii as it once was. With a professional guide, walk into the ruins, stopping at different landmarks and sites to hear information and watch short ‘scenes’ in your headset. The typical 3-hour tour of Pompeii features 10 to 13 sites, depending on the pace of your guide and group.

Sites may include: The Temple of Apollo, the Basilica, the Forum, the Stabian Baths, the Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus, the Luponar (brothel), the Garden of the Fugitives, the House of Menander, the Amphitheater, Via dell'Abbondanza, the Large Theater and Gladiator Barracks, a shop and a bakery. Audio commentary in the headset enhances the experience and is available in six languages.

Your day trip ends with return to your hotel.

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K
, Sep 2017

This was an incredible tour. The Virtual Reality glasses were by far worth every penny. Seeing the city as it was thousands of years ago really brought the history to life in a way your imagination never could. The tour guides were extremely nice and gave a lot of interesting and intriguing information about the history and the devastating events of the volcanic eruption. We loved exploring it's paths.
The lunch though nothing fancy was probably the most delicious meal I ever had. The pizza had magic in it's sauce!! I swear!! I can't stop dreaming of it!
Climbing mount Vesuvius with my family was extraordinary to say the least. The views can take your breath away. Looking down into the Volcano's mouth was incredible. Absolutely amazing adventure!!

H
, Nov 2016

Great day. Guides at top of Vesuvius and at Pompeii were excellent. 3D virtual reality was amazing. It works in conjunction with a regular private tour. Great to be amongst the ruins but looking at life in AD79! It's a long day so having a private driver makes it a lot easier! My son 11 and I highly recommend this tour.


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