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Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

1. Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

Transport yourself back to Roman times on a guided tour of Pompeii led by an archeologist. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site for 2 hours with the help of your expert guide, who will take you around the city preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Choose the experience you would like to have, with the choice of either a shared small-group tour or a private tour for your and your group alone. Skip the line when you enter the city at Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient city’s 7 gates. Walk the main streets and wander around the Forum, the old heart of the city and the center of public life. From here you can see Mount Vesuvius overlooking the city. Discover highlights such as the basilica (business and legal center), thermal baths, temples, bakery and great Theater of Pompeii. Listen to interesting anecdotes from your archeological guide, who will tell you about people who lived in Pompeii. Peek at plaster casts of those who were in the city at the time of the eruption. See well-maintained artworks, mosaics, and frescoes and travel back nearly 2000 years. Highlights include the House of the Vetti and the Lupanar Brothel. Find out how this famous brothel got its name and see its preserved stone beds and frescoes. Get great tips from your guide at the end of the tour about how to spend the rest of your day, or even choose to stay inside the archeological site longer to explore on your own. Get directions to the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, the local cathedral that is located close to the excavation site. You can also get directed to the Amphitheater and Orto dei Fuggiaschi.

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Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

2. Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

Walk through the ruins of Pompeii with your small group of maximum 20 people and explore this ancient city, buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn about one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world on this 2-hour walking tour led by an archaeologist and professional local guide. Visit where the most important public buildings, homes, and shops are located. You will see the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium, the main street, the Plaster Casts of the dead's, and the Theaters. At the end of the tour, the guide will give you great suggestions on how to spend the rest of the day in the modern city of Pompeii and can direct you towards the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is just a few steps from the Pompeii excavation exit.

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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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2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

4. 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

Your guide will focus on your needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, you will surely have the best Pompeii experience ever. This is a great family tour including the highlights of the ancient Pompeii: the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (main square) with market temples and municipal buildings, the Stabian Baths, the bakery, the House of Menander, the theaters, the plaster casts and much more with the use of a tablet and multimedia material for children. The meeting point will be at the the main entrance of the Pompeii ruins which is called Porta Marina Superiore.

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3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

5. 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

This tour consists of a marvelous walk around the ancient Roman city of Pompeii which was buried in the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this three-hour tour, you will see most of the important sights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a still-living town. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses. Highlights include Marina gate, the forum, the basilica, the temple of Jupiter, the Stabian baths, the house of Menander, the brothel, the theaters, the plaster casts of the victims, shops, fountains and more.

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From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

6. From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Positano (or vice versa) and ride in style in a Mercedes, driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off to Positano, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Positano. Along the way, stop at Pompeii for a private walking tour with an archaeological guide. You'll see most important public buildings, luxurious urban villas and shops, the Marina Gate, the Basilica (court house) and the Forum (main square). Then visit the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of the Faun, as well as the Termopolium Capuano (fast-food restaurant of the Romans). In addition, see the house of the Tragic Poet as well as the famous plaster casts.

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Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

7. Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour tour of the Greco-Roman city. Discover the city covered for 1,700 years by layers of ash and pumice from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Skip the line, and meet your guide, who will describe a flourishing civilization, brought to life by the excavations of the 1800s and 1900s. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans, and see how they lived, loved, worked and played. Among the highlights of the site are the Porta Marina (Sea Gate), one of the city’s original entrances, as well as the Forum, Main Square, and surrounding temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in the provincial town, of which 2,000 perished. Twenty feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city, freezing everyday artifacts for later prosperity. Among the most poignant sights are the plaster cast models taken from Pompeii citizens, and their pets.

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Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

8. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

This tour consists in a marvelous walk around of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this tour you'll be able to see all the major highlights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a town that is still alive. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses on a walking tour. Highlights include the Marina gate, the basilica, the forum, the forum baths, the lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the house of Tragic Poet and the plaster casts. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant, winery or pizzeria. Then go to Herculaneum for another private guided tour. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in four to five meters of ashes, a landslide of 20-meter deep mud buried Herculaneum.  Carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still preserved and the city will come to life with a two-hour tour by your guide. Highlights include the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more then 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the gymnasium, the house of the Dears and much more.

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From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

9. From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Amalfi-Ravello (or vice versa) and ride in style in a modern minivan driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off in the Amalfi-Ravello area, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Amalfi-Ravello. Along the way, stop at Pompeii for a private walking tour with an archaeological guide. You'll see most important public buildings, luxurious urban villas and shops, the Marina Gate, the Basilica (court house) and the Forum (main square). Then visit the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of the Faun, as well as the Termopolium Capuano (fast-food restaurant of the Romans). In addition, see the house of the Tragic Poet as well as the famous plaster casts.

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2-Hour Private Pompeii Walking Tour

10. 2-Hour Private Pompeii Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of Pompeii and experience what life was like in an everyday Roman town in 79 AD, 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. Start at Porta Marina, one of the best preserved city gates. 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 Pompeii residents that got killed by the erupting volcano, preserved in the exact pose they died in. Discover the Roman equivalent of today’s fast-food restaurants, and see the bakeries of Pompeii where carbonized loaves of bread where found during 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, or the outdoor theater for tragedies and comedies.

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What people are saying about Porta Marina, Pompeii, Italy

The tour is amazing. You will learn about how the Romans lived, their great inventions, you will be able to understand and see evidence from 2000 years ago. The tour lasts 2 hours, enough to visit the most important buildings. The Ancient City is huge and you will need more than one day to see it all. I recommend wear comfortable shoes because there’s a lot of walking.

Amazing small tour with a passionate and informative guide, Anna. If you have limited time, this is the way to get the most out of your visit and prioritize the sites.

Nello is an Italian archaeologist who speaks perfect French. the visit was very interesting, full of anecdotes and details.

Nice day with the guide Giulia who is very knowledgeable and passionate. Highly recommended

Excellent! Very nice, perfect French, and lots of anecdotes. Thank you !