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Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

1. 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 & 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.

Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

3. Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

Avoid the lines with your tickets which skip-the-line access. The cursed city of Pompeii once flourished with life, cultural awakenings, and a buzzing civilization. But when tragedy stroke and the Vesuvius erupted burning everything in its path, the city of Pompeii became remains and ruins perfectly preserved. On this historical 2-hour private day trip, you have a chance to take a trip back in time to explore the ancient city of Pompeii. Its ruins, history and your licensed guide await! Your historical journey starts in Pompeii’s entrance "Porta Marina Superiore" where you will meet with your licensed guide. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Wander through its streets and thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will make the city come back to life. The city of Pompeii once bustled with life and you can see that as you visit its theatre, the sacred area, and a brothel. What’s even more impressive is the plastered casts of some of the victims. Find out how the ashes and the techniques used to uncover the city helped to preserve the remains almost intact. You will have an expert by your side to answer all your questions.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

4. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

Torre Annunziata: Oplontis Villa Poppaea (Roman Villa) Tour

5. Torre Annunziata: Oplontis Villa Poppaea (Roman Villa) Tour

The Oplontis villa is located within the modern city of Torre Annunziata, about 3 kilometers from ancient Pompeii. It's named Villa Poppaea, after Emperor Nero's wife, thanks to a graffiti that bears that name. You'll explore this huge villa, with about 90 rooms, which was built along the coast of Campania and preserves the most extraordinary frescoes found in the Vesuvian area. Your guided tour starts from the northern garden, continues to the spa area and in all the southern areas with striking frescoes in Second Style and Third Style of ancient Roman painting. A long portico leads to the patronal and servile atrium, and nearby you can see some perfectly preserved latrines! You'll pass through a wide and long corridor to the eastern peristyle surrounded by finely decorated rooms, with a huge swimming pool at the center, which was surrounded by bronze and marble statues. Your licensed guide will show you the structure of the villa, and its many gardens, halls, corridors, an inner spa district, the triclinium communicating with the kitchen, rest areas, bathrooms for men and women, servant areas, a peristyle with fountain, and a huge 70-meter swimming pool overlooked by representative rooms frescoed with paintings that probably merged with planted plant elements. When you explore, look out for the refined and sumptuous pictorial decorations scattered throughout the villa. The most significant frescoes are those of the Tuscan-style Atrium, including the famous wicker basket with figs and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

6. Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

Explore the beautiful ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on a private 5-hour tour with a licensed guide. This experience will take you on a trip back in time where you’ll see how these two towns were affected by the Vesuvius eruption in their own ways. Thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will bring the cities back to life. If you feel like changing the route a bit, that's no problem—everything can be customized. Your historical journey starts at the Pompeii’s train station where your guide will wait for you. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Feel the history as you visit the theater, the sacred area, and a brothel with signs and symbols all around. See the preservation techniques in all its splendor with the plastered casts of some of the victims. Herculaneum offers a different sight to its visitors. Here, you have a panoramic view of the city and its ruins and remains due to how different the eruption and ashes reached the town. See the contrasts between these two cursed cities and how different they were affected by the eruption. While in Pompeii you see more of the public areas, in Herculaneum you have an intimate look into the lives of the people that used to live here. Check out an ancient shore, a private house, a bakery, and more.

From Naples: Private City Escape to the Amalfi Coast

7. From Naples: Private City Escape to the Amalfi Coast

Step outside Naples and admire the views as you drive to the beautiful Amalfi Coast on a private day trip. Make stops along the way to visit classic spots like the Positano, Villa Oplonti, and Amalfi. Get a fuller, more extensive experience by exploring the country you are visiting and discovering beautiful cultural gems. It's not your typical day trip. All you have to do is sit back enjoy the ride. Your knowledgeable guide will get you all the interesting insights and stories from a local perspective.

Boscoreale: Antiquarium & Villa Regina Private Tour

8. Boscoreale: Antiquarium & Villa Regina Private Tour

Boscoreale Antiquarium is only 3 kilometers from Pompeii. Opened in 1991, it presents artifacts from the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae, Terzigno and Boscoreale. There are findings of the local flora and fauna, a collection of objects from the ancient agricultural life, food such as the typical carbonized loafs of bread, cosmetics and health remedies. Tourists and researchers that have the chance to visit this extraordinary site will be able to better understand daily life at the time before the 79 A.D. eruption in the Vesuvian area. ‘Human Beings and the Environment in the Vesuvian Territory’ is the title suggested by the Antiquarium that refers to a didactic exposition showing findings, plaster casts, images and impressive reconstructions of how things were during Roman times made thanks to the support of modern technologies. Next to the Antiquarium, you will find Villa Regina, a typical Roman farming settlement specialized in winemaking with the presence of a number of rooms for pressing the grapes and numerous dolia, large terracotta containers used to ferment and conserve the wine.

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What people are saying about Torre Annunziata

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 973 reviews

Vincezo is a superstar and a comedian in desguise! We are so glad that we were with him the whole day in Pompei and Herculaneum, learnt so much about the history, architecture, art and traditions from him. You rock Vincezo!

Meeting point clear. Small group of 8-10 people. The guide told many interesting and fun things. She was also interested in us and very open to questions. Seen everything in Pompeii that is of interest, and that in 2 hours.

Excellent tour guide with deep information on both sites, and the driver and othee staff members were very understanding and explained meeting points clearly.

Great tour! Michael was very informative and in depth at both sights. Pick up and drop off with Francesco also above and beyond! We definitely recommend .

The greatest Capitan in Capri… Antonio!!! What a great experience, super fun! Thank you for memories that will last forever.