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 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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    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    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 1988 reviews

    Review summary

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

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    Booked this last minute and we weren’t disappointed. Our guide, Antonio was excellent, very knowledgeable about the subject, he was also very sympathetic to the group by making sure we found ourselves in shaded areas during his talks whenever possible, due to the heat. Wear a hat! There is a lot to see and the actual details of what happened are fascinating, we were lucky that Antonio was so knowledgeable on the subject!

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    June 26, 2022

    We love Alfredo! We had an amazing tour with Alfredo. He was very knowledgeable and engaging.  He was punctual and met us at the front gate, bringing us straight into the archaeological site with no delay or problems.  While informative, his sense of humor also brought some necessary laughter and levity to a very hot and sunny day.  Pompeii being a massive archaeological site, with more being discovered, our tour could only encompass a small percentage of the impressive site, but he was quick to provide recommendations on where else to go inside Pompeii once our tour was finished. During our trip, we had already done tours of Vatican City, "Ancient Rome" (Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill), and Herculaneum, but this tour stood apart from the rest and that was due to the interaction of Alfredo. I would highly recommend this tour and can only say, "5 stars all around".

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    June 21, 2022

    Antonio, our guide for the day, was absolutely superb. He was the highlight of our trip to Italy. He is clearly passionate and knew Pompeii very well. As we walked around the site, he was so natural and off the cuff, making us all at ease and felt more like a friend taking you on a tour than a professional guide. I cannot recommend the tour more, Pompeii is a must see, you won’t regret it.

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    June 19, 2022

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