The Best Of Pompeii Small-group Tour - Unveiling The Buried City

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Various times available depending on season.
  • Departure Details :
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Seeing Pompeii on your own can be confusing, so we have designed the 'Best of Pompeii Tour: Unveiling The Buried City' to bring you closer to the amazing history and tragic end of Pompeii than you could ever get on your own (or at least without a degree in archaeology). Led by an official Pompeii tour guide most of whom are trained archaeologists you will wander the well-preserved streets of Pompeii and visit the most interesting and heart-wrenching sights from the city that was lost under the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Arrive at Pompeiiandskip the lines meetone of our expert English-speaking guides. As you walkthrough the shops, temples, public baths, and houses that composed the thriving city, your guide willrecount the fascinating stories of ancient life and how it was decimated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

See how people lived nearly 2,000 years ago with stops at a Roman bakery, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Forum, an ancient supermarket, an old cemetery, and a theater. The tour will also visit the touching and eerie plaster death casts of a few of the unfortunate people caught in the eruption. If appropriate for the group, youll also step into an ancient brothel.

The walk is capped off with a stroll along the city walls offering panoramic views of Naples and Capri.

With a group of 15 people or fewer you wont ever struggle to hear your guide, and you will have plenty of time and access to ask all the questions youre going to have about ancient life in this incredibly well-preserved city. Our expert Pompeii guides have dedicated their lives to the study of this city and there are no better people to introduce you to this jewel of world heritage.

Sites Visited:
  • Plaster-cast remains of Pompeiis doomed inhabitants
  • Porta Marina
  • Temple of Apollo
  • The Roman Forum
  • Roman Baths
  • Roman Houses "Domus"
  • Pompeii's Main Street
  • Ancient "shops"
  • Brothel
  • Cemetery
  • Theatre
  • Panoramic View of Pompeii


Official Pompeii tour guide

Small groups of 15 people or fewer

Expert English-speaking guide

Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo



Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers on this tour.

Tour Only in English

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Nov-2019

    Was so lucky to do a tour with Ilaria, an actual archaeologist of the Pompeii excavation site! Including me there was only 5 people on the tour and she answered all our questions, no matter what it was about! She made Pompeii come to life with colorful stories and anecdotes about the people and businesses there and explained in very vivid detail their way of life. She also spoke about the Vesuvius eruption and why we have Pompeii today! An absolute must!! Thank you Ilaria, you were a highlight of my trip!!

  • 05-Nov-2019

    Our guide was very knowledgable and pick-up is right next to the train station in Pompeii. Convenient and enjoyable.

  • 31-Oct-2019

    We had an amazing visit to Pompeii!! This archeological wonder was brought to life by our exceptional guide, Francisco. With his background in archaeology, he was able to share the history and the insight of one who has worked on actual excavation. He willingly answered questions, as we visited various sites within the city. The town of Pompeii is huge, and having someone with experience, knowledge, and background will make the the visit so much more interesting and informative. We enjoyed it immensely. I would strongly recommend this tour if you plan to see Pompeii!

  • 23-Oct-2019

    There was also a family with teens on the tour. All went smoothly from the beginning. Francesca was entertaining and very knowledgeable showing us the highlights for 3 hours. Brava!

  • 18-Oct-2019

    Ilaria was a great guide. This was my 2nd trip to Pompeii, a 1st trip for my friends. We saw so much as Ilaria made great use of our time. I highly recommend this trip and Ilaria as a guide. Her archaeological background made her a fantastic resources of knowledge leading our tour.

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Our friendly guide spoke English well and was just wonderful. The site is amazing, of course, but she brought it to life.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    Pompeii is so huge with so much to see that the 2 hour tours just would not be enough. Even in 3 hours with an expert guide we only seemed to scratch the surface, but Hilary’s passion and authenticity brought everything to life. She truly loves this place. I had no idea we would see and learn so much. Totally incredible and a highlight of our 3 weeks touring Italy.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Myself and my partner booked ourselves onto this tour in September 2019. It was an afternoon slot (Starting at 2.30 am) which helped to avoid the rather hot temperatures during the mid day period.
    We traveled from Salerno to the Pompeii on the train and caught the 3 EURO shuttle immediately outside the station to the meeting point near the main entrance to Pompeii.
    Our guide was on hand to meet us, with radios to listen to the commentary as we toured.
    The guide was very friendly and spoke perfect English. The tour progresses at a steady pace, capturing the essential aspects of life in Pompeii and the tragedy that befell it. Questions were taken and answered informatively. There is a lot to take in around Pompeii however this tour will take you direct to the essential viewings. Great if you are short on time. Tour took around 3 hours, with plenty of walking. Overall this was a great informative tour and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. Certainly worth the money. Would highly recommend.

  • 06-Sep-2019

    This tour did not disappoint! There were 8 of us in total and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We had no trouble finding the meeting place - we just used Google maps and followed the instructions in our confirmation email. It was extremely hot weather and our guide tried to keep us in what little shade there was. It did not feel too crowded compared to say the Vatican tour. I would recommend this tour to others.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Average tour didnt live up to expectations. Not as comprehensive or incisive as we thought it would be

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