Explore the Ancient City of Pompeii Ruins: Small Group TourGroup Tour
Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in a small group tour, and discover the best preserved and most visited archaeological site in the world.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Small, intimate groups with a professional guide
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English-speaking tour guide - Pompeii Archaeological Site skip-the-line tickets - Small group tour of up to 20 people
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
- Food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at the Pompeii ruins main entrance called PORTA MARINA SUPERIORE holding a Travel Curious sign
What makes this tour special
Explore the ancient city of Pompeii, whose ruins lie in the shadow of the Vesuvius, and discover one of the most fascinating and visited archaeological sites in the world on this small group tour.
On your tour, you will:
Meet your expert private guide at the entrance to the archaeological site of Pompeii, the most famously well-preserved city of the ancient world;
Enjoy a fully guided 2-hour private tour of the ruins of Pompeii, ancient Rome's port town and holiday destination;
Walk around the amphitheatre and learn about the theatrical shows and gladiatorial fights;
See the houses, apartments, and businesses of the local Pompeiians, and learn about daily life in this important Roman port town;
Admire many mosaics and frescos, amazingly well-preserved thanks to the volcanic ash and lava, see depictions of myths and gods and goddesses, some paintings of food, and even some political graffiti;
Walk down ancient cobbled streets, where carriage wheel marks are still visible, visit the bakery and the fast food joints;
Wander through the opulent bathhouses and see the magnificent town square with a spectacular view towards Vesuvius;
See the incredibly moving plaster casts of the people and animals that were killed during the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in August 79 A.D;
Hear exactly what happened that fateful day, about the massive volcanic eruption, the ash cloud and lava flows, and eyewitness accounts.
You'll meet your local private guide and join a group of up to 20 people where you will learn about the infamous eruption of Vesuvius that would bury the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum – preserving them for two thousand years in lava, ash and rubble. Pompeii was a popular seaside resort for many well-to-do Romans and a thriving port town full of trade.
Walk the streets of this Ancient Roman city with your guide who will tell you all about the history of Pompeii and the way of life of those who lived here. Visit the bathhouses, the Forum, the fast food shops, the villas of the rich, the apartments of the less well off, see political graffiti, admire colourful frescoes and mosaics, spot the wheel and hoof marks gauged into the cobbled streets, and temples of this ancient civilisation.
It is exciting, humbling, and moving to see the plaster casts of the people and animals who tragically lost their lives in the eruption; your expert guide will tell you all the known details of everything that happened on that fateful August day in 79 AD, as well as the extensive work that has gone into the excavations and preservation of the city.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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