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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: Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

3. Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

Skip the lines and explore the ancient city of Pompeii on a guided walking tour. Learn about daily life and the people who once lived there. Visit important buildings, including the Forum and the Thermal Baths. Get ready to explore the excavation site where, gradually over the last few centuries, the Ancient Roman town has been uncovered. Many of its landmarks are remarkably well-preserved after being buried by volcanic ash for nearly 2 millennia. On this walking tour, you will discover what everyday life was like for a Roman in the town and you will see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and even streets with shops displaying signs selling produce including wine. With the help of a professional guide, you will learn more about the history of this town and what happened on that day in 79 AD when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Group Tour

4. Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Group Tour

Our 2.30 hour Semi private walking tour. We offer 2.30 hours and not only 2 hours like others because in our opinion 30 minutes more are important to introduce this amazing the experience. All of our semi private walking tours are designed especially for International tourists. They explore hidden places which many guidebooks simply just don't mention, covering a wide range of interests and secrets and Old Pompeii history. All our tour guides are passionate, qualified and enthusiastic guides who make it their mission to deliver memorable private walking tours. The meeting point "Porta Marina Superiore entrance of Pompeii Archeological Park" is 2 minutes walk from Pompei Villa dei Misteri train Station ( By Circumvesuviana local Train from Sorrento or Naples). The guide will wait for you at the meeting point and with a group (Max 8/12 persons) will go to Pompeii Tickets office and skip the line to the entrance of the Archeological Park. In Pompeii Archeological Park the guide will show you the secrets of the old city and, of course, the main points The Foro, The Lupanare, Apollo's Temple, The Basilica, The Amphitheatrum.

From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

5. From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

Discover Vesuvius with fast-track tickets to the Pompeii archaeological site and take in the views of Mt. Vesuvius with a guide. Head to a vineyard to taste regional wines and enjoy a light lunch. Be picked up from your accommodation in Sorrento and make your way to the ruins of Pompeii. Explore the city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD and learn the history behind each turn. Continue to a local vineyard and savor the flavors of regional wine. Regain your strength with a light lunch before boarding a bus to Mt. Vesuvius in the early afternoon. Ascend to 1,000 meters on Mt. Vesuvius. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide and learn about the history and geology of the crater. Take in the breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples before being returned to your accommodation.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

6. 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: Transfer to/from Sorrento with Pompeii Guided Tour

7. Naples: Transfer to/from Sorrento with Pompeii Guided Tour

Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Sorrento (or vice versa) and ride in style in a modern car or minivan, driven by a professional driver.  Stop for a 2 hour walking tour in Pompeii with a professional archaelogical Guide.  Optimize your time with this convenient transfer service, reaching Sorrento in comfort and with ease. All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Get picked up at Naples Airport (NAP) or Central Station (or your accommodation in the city) and be transferred in style to Sorrento riding a modern minivan or car. The diver will meet you at the exit holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Itinerary: - Stop at Pompeii for a Private walking Tour whit an Archaelogical Guide - Meet the guide at the main entrance of Pompeii ruins called "Porta Marina Superiore" - You'll see most important public buildings, luxurious urban villas and shops - First you'll pass by the Marina Gate, the Basilica (court house), the Forum (main square) - Then you'll visit the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, as well as the Termopolium Capuano (fast food restaurant of the Romans) - You'll also see the house of Tragic Poet as well as the famous plaster casts Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri. Drop off at your Hotel - B&B - Apartment or other Accommodation in the area of Sorrento. Ask the driver all the information you need as you ride.

Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

8. Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

Top attractions and activities included. One digital pass for seamless entry. Flexibility to decide on the day Skip the line Incredible savings. From Pompeii to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples: access to the top attractions with the official tourist pass of the city! For many pass attractions you don't need to book in advance. However, some may have limited capacity, so you'll need to book in advance. Full booking details can be found by clicking on the i in the My Naples Pass section of the individual attractions.

From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

9. 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.

Full-day: Pompeii and Vesuvius with Pizza Lunch

10. Full-day: Pompeii and Vesuvius with Pizza Lunch

Travel to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, the most famous and evocative archaeological site in the world, to see the stunningly well-preserved ruins. Take in the view from the top of Vesuvius and marvel at this destructive sleeping giant. Journey to Pompeii and see the thermal baths, the frescos of the Lupanare, the Macellum and the Basilica. Step into the past as you walk through the old streets. After Pompeii, drive up Mt Vesuvius and stop in a local restaurant located in a panoramic place along the slopes to have a delectable pizza lunch. Follow your guide the altitude of 1000 meters where you can walk along the crater. Hear about Vesuvius from a professional guide of the National Park. Admire the summit of Mount Somma (1133 m) and to the right the cone of Vesuvius (1281 m). Look down at the views of the valley below.

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What people are saying about Basilica, Pompeii

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 14,238 reviews

Rossana was wonderful - engaged, interesting, and led the pace of the tour perfectly. We asked so many questions and she shaped the tour by our interests. A must-do!

Group of about 10 was perfect size. Good introduction to the site. Recommend as a first activity when visiting the first time.

Our German Guide Francesco was fantastic. It was a very nice, interesting and funny tour. We enjoyed it very much!!

Teresa was INCREDIBLE! So lovely to talk to and very knowledgeable - would definitely recommend.

Ivan was fantastic. Very friendly and informative. Highly recommend!