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Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option

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Overview

Go back in time two millennia on this intriguing guided walking tour of Pompeii. Meet your local guide at the entrance of the ancient archaeological site and get ready to explore the incredibly preserved Roman city, which has been frozen since Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Highlights include the Forum, a theater, a ‘fast food’ restaurant and even a brothel. Have children with you? Then choose the family tour, which comes complete with puzzles and maps to engage the little ones.
  • Guided tour of ancient Pompeii with a private guide
  • See the well-preserved highlights of this once thriving Roman city
  • View the streets, baths, temples and food shops, all locked in time
  • Discover Pompeii's fresco-coated brothel and one of its ancient theaters
  • Learn about daily life as it was and the city's destruction in AD 79
  • Choose the family tour option, with a fun map, games and clues to engage the kids
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide on both versions of this tour
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If family option is selected - Pompeii4kids Activities, Booklet and Map - for kids from 6 to 12 yrs
Pompeii ENTRY FEE NOT INCLUDED - € 16 per adult person (free under 18 yrs showing valid ID)
Pick up and Drop off not included

Departure Point

Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

In front of Cafè Hortus Pompeii, Piazza Porta Marina Superiore 1, Pompei. Your guide will hold a sign with your name written on it. Please be aware there are different entrances away from each other. Our gate is called "Porta Marina Superiore"

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
On August 24 in the year AD 79—nearly 2,000 years ago—the volcano Mt. Vesuvius began erupting. It blanked the nearby town of Pompeii, freezing the 20,000 denizens with its ash and molten lava, thus perfectly preserving this ancient Roman city. On this guided walking tour, you can see the best that the archaeological site has to offer.

Meet your guide and prepare to be dazzled by this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If there’s something in particular you’d like to see, tell your guide so he or she can tailor the tour to your liking. If not, there’s plenty of things to be wowed by.

See the city walls and the Porta Marina gate that was once the entryway to the harbor of Pompeii. Explore the ancient theater where performances were regularly given. Gawk at what once was a Roman version of a ‘fast food’ restaurant, where vast vases still stand that were used for storing food. Stop at the Forum and learn about the political system in Pompeii and what the Forum was used for. Walk down the basalt-laden streets and squares of the city.

See the blocks that provided stepping-stones across the often-flooded and sewage-filled streets; and view must-sees such as the Temple of Apollo, the Macellum market, and the public weighing scales.

And, intriguingly, see the casts of victims who were immediately frozen by the volcanic eruption. Stop by the thermal baths, a popular pastime in ancient Roman times. And even visit an old brothel, also a much-enjoyed proclivity among Roman men.

Your tour ends at the original starting point, when you say goodbye to your guide.

Family Tour: Have kids in tow? Opt for the family tour, which intrigues children, thanks to games, puzzles and a map designed specifically for children. Your guide also tailors the route in a way that is geared towards youngsters. It’s a truly engaging way for them to discover the city and learn about life here long ago. The family tour ends at the starting point when you bid farewell to your guide.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Your personal knowledgeable guide will show the highlights of Pompeii: the Forum, the Bath-House, the shops and the streets, the fantastic private homes, and more! You are going to be introduced to the history of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried Pompeii 2000 years ago. You will take great pictures of colorful wall-paintings and floor-mosaics. You will enter daily life in ancient Pompeii and discover how advanced Romans were! If you have children from 6 to 11 years old, we recommend the additional family option. The Pompeii for kids tour will make it both an entertaining and learning experience for all the family. You will still visit all the highlights of Pompeii, but this option includes activities, games, a special map with stickers, and a specifically trained tour guide. Please be aware that admission fees are not included, however our certified guides have access to a fast-track line. In other words, we can buy tickets for you quickly on the spot.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for children under 18 years
  • TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED. To avoid time loss we recommend to purchase your tickets on line. The best gate is Pompeii Porta Marina Superiore. If you do not buy tickets in advance there is not a problem, we will help you to get them on the spot.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Leisure Italy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option.

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Family Pompeii trip
Eric
, Sep 2021
Josephine ( spelling ? ) was fantastic. She catered to our 8 and 4 year old and baby excellently. She was engaging and made it fun for the kids. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Eric, This is Fabrizio from Leisure Italy. It's great to read that, I will let Giusy know. Thanks! Fabrizio
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Very nice experience in Pompei: Giusy is fantastic!
vincenzo_l
, Aug 2021
The guide herself (Giusy) has been simply perfect: emphatic, positive and interacting a lot with the children in order to make this event uforgettable for all of us. Schedule, precision, organization very good. Price vs duration a bit too high (200 euro for 2,5 hrs) but it was our decision to invest on a private family tour instead of a different solution so 5 stars are there!!!
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Excellent tour company
Ben_V
, Aug 2021
Excellent tour and a wonderful guide, Natasha. Pompeii is so much more than I expected. It’s very large and had running water. Many of the frescoes are well preserved (oddly, the best preserved seem to be in a house of ill repute!). The tour was a perfect length and while it was 40° the day we went, the guide still made it interesting and was vigilant about the heat.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you Ben, we are glad you all enjoied in spite of the heat. I will forward to Natasha your review. We appreciate Fabrizio
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Extraordinary tour
Jordi_Y
, Aug 2021
We had a pleasure evening with Paolo! He was a wonderful guide who even helped us a lot to arrive to Pomepi, as there are so many trains and different stations in Pompei. His knowledge of the ruins and histories were wonderful to better understand on a deep level Pompei and its history. At the end, he even helped us to plan a little bit more our trip for the last days and gave us some recommendations. Definitely will do another tour with him
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Jordi, we are really gald to read so. I will forward to Paolo your words. We appreciate thanks! Fabrizio
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Perfect… Thanks Fabrizio
Muriel_L
, Aug 2021
Fabrizio was an amazing guide. In fact, he is a passionate and he knows what he is talking about. In top of the great visit we had, he provided us very good adresses for our trip in Napoli and Amalfi coast. Thanks Fabrizio
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Ciao Muriel! It was my pleasure. Thanks Fabrizio
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Pompeii Tour
Paul_M
, Jul 2021
Fabrizio was awesome! Such a great tour! Everyone in our group had so a great and informative time!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks so much! See you again.... Fabrizio
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Amazing Tour !
Essam_Aghel
, Jul 2021
Giuseppe, ( leisure Italy) was our guide, an expert guide for sure, he was really pleasant and all positive, we went along with our 3 kids, he gave them a map and stickers to engage them about the locations and the residents of each area, It was 2 hrs plus that we didn't complain about, The kids learned and enjoyed, very educating, enriching, fun and what a day for sure, no doubt with our Giuseppe it would've been a workout. .. We surely would use him again !!
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Amazing tour with Guiseppe!!
Robin_S
, Jul 2021
Having been a teacher for over 30 years I know that conveying facts and making them interesting is exceedingly difficult. Our tour guide of Pompeii, Guiseppe, made it look easy. He took 8 people only mildly interested in Pompeii, fascinated us, and left us wanting more. He took, what was to us, meaningless rocks, and turned them into the living and breathing past. He made us feel like we were walking the streets 2000 years ago. He answered all our questions in a pleasant and enthusiastic manner and instilled in us such an appreciation of the work done in Pompeii. Guiseppe also went above and beyond. He responded to our texts in a very timely fashion. He helped us arrange transportation from our Airbnb to Pompeii and he found us a restaurant that met our needs. If we found ourselves in Italy again (and hopefully we one day will), we will not hesitate to utilize the services of Guiseppe!!
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Very knowledgeable
Angelique_H
, Jul 2021
Our guide, Giuseppe, was incredibly knowledgeable. We entered smoothly, he knew the answers to every question and even called our driver to meet us upon Leaving. Highly recommend. There is no way to get as much insider info and detail without a private guide.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Angelique, thank you very much for such a wonderful feedback! It was a privilege for me lead you in Pompeii. Hope that our paths will cross again for further explorations !! Take care, Giuseppe
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Amazing tour guide
Paul_B
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Fabrizio was amazing, he had knowledge, context, and great stories. He was also flexible and extremely friendly, highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Paul and family, we are very happy to read so. Thanks a lot! Fabrizio
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