Visit Pompeii Ancient Ruins: Private Half-Day Tour from Naples

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Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover the best preserved and most visited archaeological site in the world.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Discover 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 private tour.

On your private half-day tour, you will:

  • Enjoy hotel pick-up from your accommodation in Naples by your personal driver;
  • 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 housesapartments, 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.
  • Return to Naples with your personal driver who will drop you off in the city centre or at your hotel.

On this private tour, 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. 

Tour duration
4 hours

Type of tour
Walking Tour: including hotel pick-up & drop-off from Naples

Tickets included
- English-speaking tour guide
- Pompeii Archaeological Site skip-the-line tickets
- 2-hour Pompeii Guided Tour

Other inclusions
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off with a personal driver
- Food & drinks are not included

Suitable for
Family Friendly, Intellectually Curious

Attractions along this route:

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Due to painstakingly careful and slow restoration efforts, many of the ancient frescoes remain in fantastic condition.
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