View the remains of daily life in Pompeii at the meat and fish market, thermal baths and bakery
Visit the Temples of Venere and Jupiter
Interesting excavations including the brothel, Termopolium and the House of Vettii or Menander
Centre of Ancient Pompeii at the Forum and municipal buildings
Starts: Tours are available between 9:00am – 5:00pm (April – October) and 9:00am – 3:00pm (November – March). Please select your start time when you book or contact us if you would like an alternative start time.
Price: 2 hour tour €180
Maximum of 10 travellers per tour. If you have a larger group, please contact us and we can arrange a customised tour.
This tour is available with an English, Spanish, French, German or a Portuguese speaking guide. Please include which language you prefer when you book.
Meet your guide directly at Pompeii, outside the Marina Gate (Porta Marina Superiore) entrance
Catch a glimpse from a distance the incredible views of Mount Vesuvius
Visit the oldest and most surviving building in Pompeii - the Basilica of Pompeii
As you progress your exploration you'll visit many landmarks of Pompeii from the local thermal baths to religious monuments
Wander through the House of the Vettii and marvel at the dynamic paintings of the Roman Empire
For any visitor exploring Italy, the draw of Pompeii is hard to overlook. That’s because it’s simply one of the most important historical sites you can visit anywhere in the world. And our Pompeii Guided Tour will show you the very best of what the city has to offer. Supported by an expert local guide, you’ll get to wander these perfectly preserved streets and hear the fascinating stories behind the city’s famously tragic demise.
Looming in the distance is Mount Vesuvius, a towering volcano that in 79 AD erupted with such force that it plunged the city of Pompeii under a thick layer of ash. Having completed destroyed the city, Pompeii lay buried for 1700 years before the city was rediscovered in the 18th-century leading to a large-scale excavation. Having been hidden underground without moisture or air damaging the city’s remains, Pompeii remains remarkably intact for its age. Considered one of the great archaeological finds of modern history, it presents incredible insight into the lives of the Pompeiians and similar ancient cultures.
The tour begins at Pompeii’s main entrance known as the Marina Gate. We’ll quickly continue onwards into the Basilica, the oldest and most important surviving building found here. With many more Greco-Roman sites to explore, soon we’ll make our way into the Forum, the city’s main square that’s flanked by a series of ruins that were once municipal buildings. Then, it’s onto the Macellum of Pompeii, which was essentially the city’s commercial hub where citizens would have bought their bread, fish and meat.
As you move through the illustrious streets, you’ll get to visit a variety of places that the everyday townspeople of Pompeii would have visited regularly. From thermal baths to bakeries and religious monuments, there’s also the House of the Vettii, which features vibrant paintings emblematic of the Roman Empire. You’ll also get to tour Pompeii’s famous brothel known as Lupanar. This place features a series of erotic paintings that were considered too threatening for the public and locked away until the year 2000.
If you’re looking to experience the marvellous architecture and monuments of Pompeii, our Pompeii Guided Tour makes sure even the most enthusiastic of history buffs discovers something new about this must-visit ancient destination.
Local and licenced guide for a fully guided private tour
Pompeii tickets are not included in the price but can be added for an additional €15 per person. We strongly recommend adding these tickets at the time of booking to avoid delays in entering Pompeii for your tour.
Please meet the tour directly at Pompeii, outside the Marina Gate (Porta Marina Superiore) entrance. You will receive full instructions on your confirmation email once you have completed your booking.
This tour does not include transportation or accommodation pickup. If you require transportation from Naples or Amalfi Coast locations, please see our Private Pompeii Tour with Transport. If you require transportation from Rome, please see our Private Pompeii Tour from Rome.