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Pompeii Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

1. Pompeii Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

Get ready to explore the excavation site where, gradually over the last few centuries, the Ancient Roman town has been uncovered. Many of its landmarks are remarkably well-preserved after being buried by volcanic ash for nearly 2 millennia. On this walking tour, you will discover what everyday life was like for a Roman in the town and you will see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and even streets with shops displaying signs selling produce including wine. With the help of a professional guide, you will learn more about the history of this town and what happened on that day in 79 AD when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted.

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From the Amphitheater to the House of the Faun

2. From the Amphitheater to the House of the Faun

Let your archeological guide provide you with an in-depth look into what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius of in 79 AD. Gain insight into the day-to-day lives of Romans. Strat at the amphitheater and walk along the ancient main street via dell'Abbondanza. See buildings that were essential to civic life in Roman times, like the grand house of Octavius Quartio, the house and Thermopolium (restaurant) of Vetutius Placidus, and the Stabian Thermal bath. Visit the forum, the central point of life in Pompeii. Stroll to the large villa known as the House of the Faun. Listen to your guide tell you stories and facts from the past as you walk.

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Pompeii 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

3. Pompeii 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour guided tour, and travel back to the days of the Roman Empire. Meet your guide by the old Porta Marina Superiore for a tour of the western part of Pompeii, site of the most important public buildings, homes, and shops. Step into the shoes of the Roman citizens of Pompeii as you walk the same streets that they walked. Learn how the town was buried under molten ash and lava by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your guide will bring the Roman Republic to life for an intense experience as you discover remarkably intact structures and learn how the Romans lived both in public and private. Hear why UNESCO inscribed Pompeii and Herculaneum on the World Heritage Patrimony list for their "complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world." Discover highlights such as the Basilica (Court House), and Forum, center of political and social life during the Roman Empire. See the Lupanar (brothel), House of the Faun, Termopolium Capuano, and House of the Tragic Poet. Marvel at plaster casts of humans and animals at the moment of their death, and go to a bakery where you can still see the remains of the utensils, and even the food!

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Pompeii: Augmented Reality Tour

4. Pompeii: Augmented Reality Tour

Gear up in AR Glasses and enjoy a unique, innovative, and immersive augmented reality tour of the archaeological site of Pompeii. Step into a different time and see what Pompeii was like before it fell to ruins through the power of AR. Meet your tour leader and learn about the itinerary and how to easily use your AR glasses. All itineraries and reconstructions have been developed by a team of archaeologists and experts to show how life in Pompeii was before the eruption. Watch as your AR glasses create holograms that overlap the existing ruins, showing how the most significant temples, houses, squares, theaters, and buildings were before the eruption of 79 A.D. (augmented reality) compared to now (reality).

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From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

5. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

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Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

6. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

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Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

7. Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

After your scheduled pick-up at 08:15, begin a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Naples with stops at the city's cathedral to visit the Treasure Chapel and San Restituta Basilica. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to see the front of the Royal Palace and the majestic Neoclassical church of San Francesco di Paola. From there head to the Town Hall Square; home to the New Castle built by the French family of Anjou. Your tour of Naples ends on a terrace at Posillipo, giving use some of the best views over the entire city. From there drive to Pompeii, one of the world's most famous historic sites. Once at Pompeii, your tour guide will take you to this ancient city's most fascinating places like the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house and the Lupanare, burnt, covered, and preserved by volcanic ashes during the massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. After taking in the history of Pompeii, return to Naples, and get dropped off at your choice of destination at around 13:30.

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2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pompeii

8. 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pompeii

Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of Pompeii and experience life in an everyday Roman town, with your own personal guide. Tours can be tailored to your own interests and physical abilities, but aim to take in at least one site from each type of building. Walk along the original basalt road of volcanic rocks, looking down at hundreds of little white travertine spots used to reflect torch light. See big blocks of basalt emerging from the road, used by pedestrians to avoid getting wet when it rained. Explore the buildings of the Forum, such as the Temple of Apollo, Temple of the Emperor, and Macellum market. You will also see a display of human casts of the Pompeii residents caught by the volcano in the exact pose that they died. Discover the Roman equivalent of today’s fast-food restaurants, and see the bakeries of Pompeii, where carbonized loaves of bread where found during the excavations. Continue to the former Red Light District to see Roman frescoes of erotic images. And visit one of the city’s 3 theaters, either at the outdoor arena for public performances, the indoor theater for mime and poetry, and the outdoor theater for tragedies and comedies.

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From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Skip-the-Line Pompeii

9. From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Skip-the-Line Pompeii

From Naples you will transfer to Sorrento where you can explore the downtown area at your leisure. Get the chance to see the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, and the alleys of the old town. Afterwards, transfer to the Amalfi Coast to take some photos from the panoramic terraces of Positano. Begin your visit to Pompeii with skip-the-line admission to the ruins, where you'll see the FOrum, the brothel, and the house of Faun. Select the guided tour option on checkout to join a 2-hour guided tour of the ruins led by an archaeologist. If this option is not selected, you can explore these areas at your own pace.

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Naples: Half-Day Pompeii Tour

10. Naples: Half-Day Pompeii Tour

This tour starts from Naples 2 times a day, every day. Pickup will be provided from the main hotels of Naples' city center, as well as from scheduled meeting points. Following 30 minutes of traveling you will reach Pompeii where your archaeological guide will greet you at the parking lot to help you with the purchase of the tickets. Once inside, your guide will provide you with the most interesting facts about Pompeii. They will show you the most important places in the ruins such as the thermal baths, the frescoes of the Lupanare brothel, the Macellum with its “tabernae”, famous workshops, the Basilica, and the House of Faun. You will have the chance to take several photos during brief stops. In case of ongoing maintenance work of some villas or buildings for restoration, the guide will replace the visit with an alternative building. The tour inside the ruins lasts around 1.5 hours, and your exact route will depend on the crowds and weather conditions. At the end of your time in Pompeii, travel back to Naples where your tour will come to an end.

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What people are saying about Lupanare

Our experience was wonderful Francesco was amazing and very enthusiastic gave us a brief history on our way to Sorrento and Almafi Coast. He was patient gave us plenty of time to visit and explore the town made us feel very comfortable and welcome from a welcoming song to laughter. All together we a beautiful tour. Ana our archeologists at Pompeii was very knowledgeable and her passion towards Pompeii was nice to see. Love the history given about Pompeii and she cover the main points as she mention it’s a big site so not everything can be cover or seen but she makes sure we get to learn the main interest and informative point about the history of Pompeii. Thank you for our great and amazing experience.

Beautiful experience. Wonderful Pompeii but you need a professional guide like in our case Elisa very good. Vesuvius there are no words unique emotion there is a lot to walk uphill but it's worth it

The guides are great, friendly and knowledgeable. The organization is flawless. everything went as planned. Highly recommended.

Maria was a great guide. Her stories really brought Pompeii to life. Very enjoyable.

The guide Francesca is just superb! Would recommend!