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Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide

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Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the fascinating ancient city of Pompeii with an expert guide on this guided tour. Walk through the cobblestone streets to see the ruins of the forum, bathhouse, individual homes, and even a brothel. Gain fascinating insight into the tragedy of the city from the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius from your knowledgable guide.
  • Walking tour of Pompeii excavations
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient Roman city with an expert guide
  • Learn about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that buried Pompeii and the surrounding area
  • Visit the main attractions of the city, including the forum, theater, and brothel
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Hotel Vittoria , Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

The guide will wait for you at the entrance of the Coffee shop Vittoria, close to Porta Marina Inferiore entrance. Be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the starting time, in case of any delay the guide WILL NOT wait since it is a group tour and the entrance tickets are booked for that time.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to the Pompeii excavation on your own (it's an easy trip from Naples or Sorrento on the Circumvesuviana train to the Pompei Scavi station). Meet your guide not far from the entrance to the Pompeii archaeological site. From there, follow your guide into the ancient city and travel back in time.

Learn about the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79 that buried Pompeii and preserved it. Walk on ancient Roman cobblestones, looking out for the ruts left by wagon wheels.

Visit the theater, where once there were lively performances of tragedy and comedy. See Pompeii's thermal bathhouse, where residents would go regularly to bathe, exercise, and gossip. Peek into the remains of local businesses, such as restaurants, bars, and shops selling food and clothing.

Walk through the forum, the heart of any ancient Roman city, to see the ruins of both temples and civic buildings. This is where priests and politicians spent their time, and where government and religion came together. Look at the barracks where Roman gladiators once trained and lived. Don't miss the rebuilt brothel, one of Pompeii's most popular attractions.

Pack a hat for summer sun, and wear comfortable shoes. You actually walk on lava rock.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
You will visit the highlight of the Ancient city of Pompeii, from the small theatres to the incredible baths; from the Gymnasium to the House of Menander, the Lupanare and many more! A trip into the ancient Roman habits and way of living!
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, because you will be walking on the original ancient streets
  • At the time of reservation please specify your mobile number inclusive of the country code in case of any emergency
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you are late or miss the tour there wil be no refunds
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide.

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  • "It was worth the extra money to have a small group tour as the bigger groups seemed quite rushed and less personal." See review
  • "Definitely do this tour over the headset tour - it's worth your time and money!" See review

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Fantastic
Barbara_b
, Jun 2022
The local expert brought the place to life and made the tour a memorable experience with his detailed knowledge and stories.
star-5
Pompeii with Excellent English & Fun Guide
Jose_R
, Jun 2022
Amazing overall tour and experience of Pompeii. By far one of the best historical tours I have experienced. Roxanna - the tour guide - was extremely knowledgeable about the site and history and was amicable and social making the tour all the more fun and enjoyable. Considering the size of the ruins, she did an excellent job providing a great highlight/overview of all of the significant sites in the ruins. Highly recommended for anyone in the region!
star-5
The whole tour took 3...
John_G
, Jun 2022
The whole tour took 3 hours but it flew by. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about archaeology He made it fun, interesting and informative.
star-5
Made the history come alive!
Jay_E
, Jun 2022
Lello was an amazing guide. Made the history come alive for our family. Really engaging with each person and had the ability to teach, not just spout facts. So worth it!
star-5
The BEST Way to Tour Pompeii - Rosanna is amazing!
jsfoster87
, Jun 2022
Words can't explain how INCREDIBLE this tour was. Our tour guide, Rosanna, is truly a gem. When we arrived at the meeting point, we found Rosanna holding a sign with our name so it was easy to find her. It was clear that Rosanna has spent significant time in the Pompeii site as every employee at the check-in desk knew (and loved) her. Our tour was a small group of 6 people, which was great. Rosanna brought the entire experience to life with her charisma, knowledge, and charm. As she took us through the site, she told us stories about the historic site and shared many stories about how the residents of Pompeii lived, where they worked, where they played, etc. We could almost see the town come to life again in our minds given how descriptive and emphatic Rosanna was. This was such a unique tour, and we could have spent several more hours with Rosanna learning more about this incredible place. We don't have kids, but if you do, Rosanna will keep them engaged the entire time too. You must book this tour! Well worth the money!
star-5
Amazing Pompeii
Anne_W
, Jun 2022
We reserved last minute for an impromptu visit to Pompeii… It turned out to be amazing!! Our guide, Marilu, was friendly and very knowledgeable, and spoke excellent English. Definitely worth every penny. Thanks, Marilu!
star-5
Laugh, Learn and Enjoy
pricealy
, Jun 2022
I loved our Tour. It was so fun. Our guide called us family from the beginning and was soooo knowledgeable, engaging, and funny. We laughed, we learned, we were shocked and we enjoyed. I would do this tour again, thats how good it was. So glad we booked this instead of a big tour. I don't think we would have learned 1/2 of what we did.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Personal experience...
Eric_H
, Jun 2022
Personal experience without the herds of people. Francesca was so enthusiastic and passionate about the tour and bringing Pompeii to live for our family. Our kids were completely engaged the entire time. Thank You.
star-5
Great Tour: very engaging and knowledgeable guide
David_H
, Jun 2022
Italo, our guide, set the Pompeii story in the context of Roman life and the history of Pompeii before AD 79. Really fascinating and the time flew by.
star-5
Best guided tour of Pompei
Soumendu_B
, May 2022
Lolla was very knowledgeable, with quite a sense of humor. He was the best! His grasp on the subject matter was impressive.
star-5
A wonderful Pompeii adventure
Niki_D
, May 2022
Ítalo was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and hilarious! Pompeii can be a bit intimidating due to its massive scale, but we were able to learn much of its history and how to recognize the different areas on this tour to explore on our own later. Highly recommended!
star-5
Enjoyable tour with a great guide.
Johnny_G
, May 2022
Historical and cultural context provided by Rosanna was fascinating. She was charming and possessed deep knowledge of Pompeii well before the Romans came. We highly recommend this 2.5 hour tour. In late May 2022, that’s long enough to explore in the bright sun.
star-5
Excellent guide brings Pompeii to life
Andrew_R
, May 2022
Lelo was an excellent, informative and knowledgable guide who really brought the ruins to life with lots of group participation. Wouldn't have been the same without him.
star-5
Great jam-packed small-group tour
Sara_H
, May 2022
Our tour guide Italo was great, 2.5h walking tour with loads of facts and history packed in. He hand-picked some interesting parts in the south western parts of the site to focus on. We stayed for a few hours longer to see the other parts for ourselves as per his recommendations. The group size was 10 people which was not too big so we could hear everything he said.
star-5
Great tour, excellent tour guide
Carlos_V
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Italo, was very professional, knowledgeable, considerate and friendly. One couple was running late and he made every effort for them to not miss it, but still maintained the length of the tour for the remaining 4 guests. He was knowledgeable, guided us thru major points and made the entire tour entertaining and educational. Pompeii was awesome, better than what I expected to see from all the documentaries we had seen in preparation for this experience. Truly recommend it, ask for Italo. Carlos & Tatiane V.
star-5
Best tour I've done in Italy!
Leilani_P
, May 2022
Everything about the tour was incredible! Our tour guide was very experienced, knowledgeable, funny and made our trip so amazing! It was of great value to see the highlights and learn so much from an expert!
star-5
Fantastic
Hitasha_R
, May 2022
It was great. We did the tour with our children (age 12 and 9) and the guide made sure they were entertained throughout. Highly recommended.
star-5
A nice extended tour of pompeii
David_K
, Apr 2022
This was a really in depth tour! Our tour guide Rossana was very knowledgeable of the city, answered every question I had, and made sure we got to see the fun parts like the brothel, bars, upper class house, and the gardens. I got to learn more about Pompeii than if I went on my own. For a first time visit to Pompeii, this tour is very much worth it!
star-5
Pompeii -First Encounter
Laura_M
, Apr 2022
Rossana was a great guide. She has deep knowledge and great love for what she does. We received a one of a kind tour experience. Grazie!!
star-5
Best tour guide ever!!
Ronald_R
, Apr 2022
Pompeii was beautiful, but what made the tour even better was our tour guide Rosanna. She brought this place to life! She had so much energy and such a pure genuine love for this place that truly shines through. We will definitely be booking again for our more in depth tour next time.
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