Guided tour

Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.
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Discover Pompeii with an archaeologist on a small-group or private tour. Skip the ticket line and explore the excavations while listening to anecdotes.

About this tour

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Private group available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archeological guide
  • Choose from either a small-group or private experience
  • Beat long waiting times with skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Visit highlights such as the Great Theater and Forum
  • Appreciate preserved frescoes, artwork and mosaics up close
  • Discover the history of the ancient city of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Guided tour by an archeologist
  • Entry ticket to Pompeii
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access
  • Headsets for listening to the guide (available for groups of 16 or more)
  • Freedom to explore the archeological site on your own after the tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • Shared group and private options do not always offer the same languages. Please check all languages of interest to find your preferred option type
    • There may be slight variations in the itinerary due to overcrowding or temporary closure
    • A free cloakroom service is located next to the Porta Marina Superiore entrance (subject to availability)
    • Smoking is not allowed on the site
    • Dogs larger than 5 kg are not allowed on the site
    • Large backpacks, bags or umbrellas and other bulky items are not allowed on the site (maximum 30 x 30 x 15 cm)
    • This tour is not accessible for those with mobility impairments
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 2370 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    Amazing guide, sadly I do not remember the name (maybe it was Alessandro, with blue G hat, short curly dark hair, fit guy, but NOT Alfredo :D). He is an archeologist in Pompeii and living there. Was extremely passionate, the group was not very loud or giving many questions, but it really seamed he enjoys every minute. Very knowledgable, I heard many new and interesting things. Me and my husband are historians (different field, but never mind), so we know how boring history might be if you are a bad storyteller. The guide was using humour, stayed in the shadows to avoid the heat and direct sun. We experienced Italian guide in Rome with such a strong accent that I really thought he is speaking in italian. But not Allesandro (if that is his name), he was speaking fluently, very easy to follow, accent could be felt but did not disturb at all. We loved it!

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    August 18, 2022

    The guided tour is highly recommended. Maria Laura, our guide was great. His complete and simple explanations. He cared about us and moved around pompei always looking for the best places, that we expected little and that we could have shade. We loved it and my 10 and 12 year old daughters really enjoyed it and understood all the explanations

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    August 15, 2022

    Our archaeologist tour guide, Dr. Paolo Gardelli amazed us with his command of knowledge of the people and the cultural traditions of this ancient city. He demonstrated how technological and scientific understanding of the people of the age that has implications on the whys and how the city was constructed. The tour lasted about two and half hours. The teacher in him showed as he was alway asking question to test our understanding:-) I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend this tour to anyone

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    August 15, 2022

    Product ID: 248952