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Pompeii: Archaeological Park Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

1. Pompeii: Archaeological Park Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Skip the long ticket lines on this 2-hour guided tour and discover the remains of the Roman city. See ancient ruins, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, leaving the city buried under mountains of volcanic ash. Your guide will take you to see houses and everyday items that were still almost intact when the city was unearthed. Experience this everyday Roman town, almost like it was under the Roman Empire. Highlights include the Roman Amphitheater, small theater, and public gymnasium. See places where the Romans had their fun and held banquets, and discover frescoes frozen in time, and poignant casts of citizens and their pets.

Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

2. Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

Discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast, climb Mount Vesuvius, and see the excavation site at Pompeii, all on one tour! Drive along the coastal road and pass the picturesque towns that make Italy's Campania region unforgettable, then explore the ancient city of Pompeii. In Pompeii you’ll have the chance to explore one of Europe's most compelling excavation sites. This Roman city was lost for 1700 years, partially destroyed and buried under ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have a unique insight into ancient city life. After lunch depart for Mount Vesuvius. The minibus takes you 1000 meters up the volcano, then you’ll be escorted by a guide to the summit. From here enjoy have views over the southern part of the volcano and, during days with good visibility, the entire gulf of Naples. On the journey back, visit one of the most prestigious cameo and coral factories in the region to see the production of typical Italian carvings.

2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

3. 2-Hour Pompeii Happy Tour for Children

Make your own way to the meeting point by the entrance to Pompeii’s archaeological site in time for a 09:00, 12:00 or 14:00 tour (depending on tour option chosen). After meeting your guide, set out on a guided walking tour of the ancient Roman city and marvel over the remarkably preserved ruins. Learn how the city was buried by the 79 A.D. eruption of the nearby Mount Vesuvius volcano and see ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century B.C. Stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman site, hear stories of Roman life as you wander the forum and listen as your guide points out the Roman baths, the Termopolium Capuano and the House of the Tragic Poet. With a tour commentary specially tailored to engage younger participants, the whole family can get involved, and kids will enjoy learning fun trivia and taking part in the tour. Best of all, your skip-the-line access to the archeological site means that the children won’t get bored waiting in the long queues. At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to recommend nearby restaurants or assist with getting back to your hotel. 

Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

4. Pompeii & Virtual Museum Private 2-in-1 Kid's Tour

Take advantage of two private tours in one on this kid-approved exploration of Pompeii: tour the archeological site before going on a virtual tour of Pompeii's museum. See how the city was before and after being buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the archaeological site, then start walking through nearly 2,000-year-old streets. Following your archaeologist guide, delve into the history of this Roman city with a kid-friendly approach. See highlights such as the House of the Vettii, Forum Baths, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Tragic Poet, Amphitheater of Pompeii, and more. At the end of the tour of the archeological site, take part in a unique virtual tour to discover how Pompeii was before the eruption of 79 A.D. Kids will receive some gadgets at the end of the tour.

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins GUIDED small group tour

5. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins GUIDED small group tour

Uncover the secrets buried under the ash in Pompeii on a day trip to the archeological site from Naples. Make the transfers in comfortable and well-maintained van. Hear facinating commentary along the way. Hop aboard the van at a centrally-located meeting point in the city. Sit back and relax as you listen to commentary on the drive. Arrive at the archeological site of Pompeii where you can purchase tickets to the site. Join your small group, guided by an expert guide who will explain the history of Pompeii. Have time to explore the well-preserved streets and see the runs of markets, rich villas, theatres, bathhouses, and temples. Admire views of the ever-present Vesuvius standing ominously in the background. Relive the story of the city that was covered by the eruption in AD 79. Before or after your guided tour of Pompeii, immerse yourself in the new augmented reality museum, where you will experience an interactive tour showing you what Pompeii was like before the eruption. Learn about local life as you see sights like the House of the Vettii, the House of the Faun, and the Forum Baths. Return to the van at the designated time and ride back to your meeting point in Naples.

Naples: Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius Van Tour

6. Naples: Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius Van Tour

Travel back in time on a guided tour of the archeological site of Pompeii with this van tour from Naples. Follow your guide through the well-preserved ruins before making your way to the volcano that destroyed the city. Admire the natural beauty of Vesuvius before returning to Naples. Have the option to choose from a private or group tour. Purchese tickets for Pompeii and Vesuvius with the help of the tour supplier before arriving at the centrally-located meeting point. Listen to an audio guide or live commentary, depending on the size of your group. Arrive at the archeological site of Pompeii. Get lost in time as you discover ancient shops, houses, theatres, and buildings that were central to civic life, like the Forum. Walk down the stone streets and let your guide paint a picture of a time when Pompeii was busy with Romans. Continue to Vesuvius and enjoy the convenience of driving most of the way up the mountain. Stop a before you reach the summit and walk on a path up to the summit where you can peer into the crater. Take in sweeping views of bay of Naples as you make your ascent. Return to your meeting point in Naples a the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about House of the Tragic Poet

Great guide (Alessandra) who was engaged and funny, with great knowledge. Enjoyed both the trip to Pompeji and Vesuv and can only highly recommend this - such interesting amazing places!! Lunch at Pompeji, that was suggested by our guide, was really good as well combared to the price we payed (only 14 Euro for a 3 course menu!)! :-)

Daniela was an exceptional guide, the girls were passionate and not bored at all, we would have spent hours listening. Perfect organization, all as anticipated. It was an unforgettable afternoon.

Great value. All admissions were included. Great guide, nice clean bus, and everything was very smooth.

Amazing experience! Definitely recommend this trip to anyone traveling in the Amalfi area!

great day saw lots very informative guide and good coach and driver