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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 & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

2. 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.

2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

3. 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

Your guide will focus on your needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, you will surely have the best Pompeii experience ever. This is a great family tour including the highlights of the ancient Pompeii: the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (main square) with market temples and municipal buildings, the Stabian Baths, the bakery, the House of Menander, the theaters, the plaster casts and much more with the use of a tablet and multimedia material for children. The meeting point will be at the the main entrance of the Pompeii ruins which is called Porta Marina Superiore.

Naples: Transfer to/from Sorrento with Pompeii Guided Tour

4. 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.

Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

5. Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

The most famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius took place in the year 79 A.D. when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. With this tour, you'll see the city frozen in time in its last moment. Sorrento is situated on a terrace overlooking a splendid coastline offering a spectacular view of the Bay of Naples. Parks, villas, churches, picturesque narrow streets and resplendent weather have ensured a constant stream of visitors to the town throughout the year and over the centuries. Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast with wonderful views of picturesque medieval alleys. Don't miss the opportunity to see one of best archaeological sites in the world and see how the Romans lived before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Start with a pick-up at the cruise terminal of the port of Naples or any accommodation nearby. Transfer to Sorrento and have a walk downtown. See the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, the alleys of the old town. Transfer to Positano and take the time for a relaxing lunch on a see view restaurant serving genuine Italian dishes. Or walk downtown to the spectacular beach from where you can admire the terraced town and the cathedral of Saint Maria Assunta. After lunch, transfer to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour including the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (the main square), the curia (municipal buildings), the macellum (the butcher's market), the thermal baths, the termopolia (restaurants), the House of the Tragic Poet or the House of Melander, the bakery, the plaster casts of the victims, the Temples of Jupiter, Apollo and Venere, the lupanar (brothel) and the Fountain of the Abundance. Return back to the port of Naples.

Tour: Pompeii Ruins & Archaeological Museum in Naples

6. Tour: Pompeii Ruins & Archaeological Museum in Naples

Explore Pompeii, and immerse yourself in the details and stories of Roman society and daily life in the moments before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried everything under a deep layer of ash. Discover one of the largest and most important collections of ancient wonders in the world at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Meet your friendly, professional guide at a location of your choosing before traveling in comfort to Pompeii. Enjoy an immersive and informative guided tour around the key archaeological sites including the Marina Gate, Curia, Forum, and Thermal Baths. Marvel at the Temples of Jupiter, Apollo and Venus, and be moved by the haunting plaster casts of the eruption's victims. Journey back to Naples and pause for lunch at an excellent local pizzeria, before moving on to the National Archaeological Museum. Discover one of the world's greatest collection of classical artworks, artifacts and curiosities uncovered from around sites in the local area and around Italy. Reveal these objects' histories with the help of your professional guide. Finally, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Porta Marina, Pompeii, Italy

We did a two hour tour of Pompeii with Mikaele (I think)and he was fantastic. Very informative and passionate about Pompeii. We learnt so much about what happened and as we were restricted with time, we saw so much and he explained everything. I would recommend him to anyone.

Our tour guide (sorry can’t remember her name!) was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the excavation of Pompeii. She provided some history that helped us envision what life was really like for the people of Pompeii. Would highly recommend.

Archeologist was really fun to listen to and gave lots of details and interesting info. She made our tour delightful.

Benedicto was very knowledgeable and kept you engaged. Great experience

Great in-depth information and unique guide experience.