Do this because
Visit the world-famous archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert guide at your disposal
Take the best shoots of the well-preserved frescoes and marble decorations of ancient homes
Walk into private houses and explore public buildings like the amphitheatre on a small group
Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Italy and its people
What to expect
Both haunting and fascinating in equal measure, Pompeii is arguably the most famous Roman ruin in the world. More than a moment frozen in time, it’s a window into the past. Discover all the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a tour with an in-the-know local. Maria, one of our expert guides, says, ‘I’ll show you elegant villas decorated with brilliant frescoes and precious mosaics, and help you get a feel for life lived in ancient Pompeii.’
Buried under volcanic ash by the 79 AD eruption of Mt Vesuvius – which still looms large in the distance – Pompeii brings to life ancient Rome. And with an expert guide by your side, you won’t miss a thing. ‘I’m a born and bred local who grew up in a village on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius. Since gaining my degree in history and art, I’ve helped out on archaeological excavations at the site and absolutely fallen in love with the place,’ says Maria.
You’ll tread the cobbled streets and have it all brought to life by tales of Pompeii life in the age of Rome. Maria says, ‘the stories here will transport you to a distant world, one that would’ve been lost if it weren’t for the eruption.’ All the major highlights here are covered – the forum, thermal baths, gymnasium and the market piazzas. You can still see frescoes on the walls of the homes of the Roman elite. Walking through its ruins is like leafing through the pages of a living history book.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
2-hour small-group tour
Friendly and local guide
Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)
What's not included
Guided visit of Villa dei Misteri
Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompeii NA, Italy
Meet your destination insider at the ticket office of the Archaeological site of Pompeii.
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- You will visit in a small group of up to 16 people. The small-group size gives you a personalized experience away from the crowds
- Taking into account that public transport is not entirely efficient and that your voucher will need to be exchanged with the ticket, please leave early enough to reach the site at least 30 minutes before the beginning of the tour. It is not guaranteed that any late arrivals will be waited for
- Child (age 4-17) tickets can only be purchased together with a Standard price ticket