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Overview

Go back in time two millennia with this intriguing half-day private guided walking tour of Pompeii from Naples. Get the most out of your visit to this incredibly preserved Roman city, which has been frozen since Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Some of the highlights include, the Forum, a theater, a ‘fast food’ restaurant and even a brothel. Your private guide will illustrate Pompeii’s tragic fate through captivating stories, facts and anecdotes while taking you to the main highlights of the place. Choose to have the guide show you around or opt for the transportation-only option, giving the chance to check out Pompeii on your own. 
  • Private tour of Pompeii with round-trip private transport from Naples
  • Explore the fascinating archaeological remnants of Pompeii with a private guide
  • Learn about the devastating Mt Vesuvius eruption in the 1st century that wiped out the entire city
  • Visit the House of Vetti, the thermal baths, the Lupanare brothel and more
  • Transport-only option available for those who prefer to explore Pompeii independently
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour
On August 24 in the year 79 AD, nearly 2,000 years ago, the volcano Mt. Vesuvius began erupting. It blanked the nearby town of Pompeii, freezing the 20,000 denizens with its ash and molten lava, thus perfectly preserving this ancient Roman city. With this half-day guided walking tour, you can see the best that the archeological site has to offer. 


After your driver picks you up from your hotel in Naples, the railways station in Naples or the Naples cruise terminal, enjoy the ride to Pompeii, roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) away. 


Meet your guide at the entrance and prepare to be dazzled by this UNESCO World Heritage site. See the city walls and the Porta Marina gate that was once the entryway to the harbor of Pompeii. Explore the ancient theater where performances were regularly given. Gawk at what once was a Roman version of a ‘fast food’ restaurant, where vast vases still stand that were used for storing food. Stop at the Forum and learn about the political system in Pompeii and what the Forum was used for. Walk down the basalt-laden streets and squares of the city. 


See the blocks that provided stepping-stones across the often-flooded and sewage-filled streets; and view must-sees such as the Temple of Apollo, the Macellum market, and the public weighing scales.


And, intriguingly, see the casts of victims who were immediately frozen by the volcanic eruption. Stop by the thermal baths, a popular pastime in ancient Roman times. And even visit an old brothel, also a much-enjoyed proclivity among Roman men. 


Transport-Only Option
If you prefer to explore the Pompeii ruins independently, the transport-only option offers private round-trip transportation from Naples and lets you spend time in Pompeii on your own. Your driver will wait for you while you wander around Pompeii for a couple of hours, and then take you back to Naples. There is also an audio guide available (additional cost).


Reviews

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F
, May 2018

I have always wanted to see Pompeii. Good weather is a blessing, so we were very fortunate. Our guide was wonderful, Lilli R.
For some reason i thought that Pompeii would be frozen in time, with people frozen in place. Due to weather and in order to
preserve, all has been sealed inside glass. The vivid fright and shock is so real. Make sure you go early so that you miss the crowds.
We paid extra for a private tour and it was worth EVERY penny.

t
, Nov 2017

Loved the tour! So happy with our Driver and our Tour Guide!

M
, Nov 2017

Absolute "rip off" you promote pick up and your own guide ( both of which were excellent) pay big sum of money for this, then when you get to meet your guide she tells you that you can't go into Pompeii until you all pay another 14 euros each
BE WARNED entrance is EXTRA yes ON TOP of what you pay !!!

f
, Oct 2017

The trip to Pompeii was wonderful. We were picked up at the Naples train station and transported to Pompeii for our tour. We had a small group and our tour guide was very thorough, informative and accommodating. On the return trip we were able to be dropped off at a museum so they were flexible in pick up and drop off locations.

L
, Sep 2017

Amazing tour and guide. Well worth the money spent for it to be a private tour - so much to see. All quite fascinating.

P
, Aug 2017

Our driver and tour guide were great. We had a delay with being able to get off our cruise ship but they still made sure we were able to complete the tour.
Lily, our tour guide, was very informative and took us to the more interesting parts of Pompei. A very interesting place to visit.

s
, Oct 2016

Pompeii is truly an amazing site - which is why this review gets two stars instead of one. It is incredible to see how people lived so very long ago. Unfortunately, it was absolutely overrun with tours. Our tour guide was not friendly, ran through the talking points in an annoyed and bored tone. Her knowledge was tourist pamphlet level at best. She was just going through the motions. At the end she tried to say good bye to us without showing us the main square where the famous petrified dog is and other artifacts. It was a very hot day and I hate to say it but her body odor was unbearable. We had to hold our pamphlets in front of our faces to avoid the smell. Our driver from Naples to Pompeii and back was very friendly and helpful.

M
, Oct 2016

Wonderful Tour guide and Tour. Private Tour is the way to see Pompeii.

K
, Aug 2016

Tour guide and driver were great. Expensive.

B
, Jul 2016

We enjoyed the tour of Pompeii. We were picked up from our ship by a great driver that spoke English and shared a lot of information about Naples and the area. We met out tour guide, Susie at Pompeii. Admission tickets were not included so Suzie bought them for us at a cheaper price then we expected. This process did take a while because of the Pompeii facilities lack of organization. The 6 of us enjoyed the tour but because of the warm weather, we were anxious for it to end. We entered at opening and it was still hot. Suzie's information was very informative and she spoke great English. We wish we would have gone to the museum since Pompeii was so similar to touring other historic buildings that you did not get the feeling it had been covered by a volcano. Trip back to ship was with a non English speaking driver who did not share any info. A little disappointing for us.


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