Archaeological site of Pompeii Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide
Excursions & day trips

Archaeological site of Pompeii Iconic Insiders small-group tour with a local guide

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the world-famous archeological 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 ampitheater on a small group
What to expect

Step back in time and uncover the intriguing history of Pompeii during a small-group tour of its vast archaeological area! This experience is part of Iconic Insiders, a selection of tours designed for first time visitors to uncover what matters and get oriented in a new city. Your destination insider is a licensed guide who will offer recommendations and highlight the most visually attractive places of the itinerary.

Once a prosperous and cultured Roman city, Pompeii remained buried under ashes after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD After centuries of excavations, the archaeological park has been brought back to life together with beautifully preserved buildings, objects, and works of art. Among the most visited sites in Italy, Pompeii offers unique insights about everyday life in ancient Rome during the 1st century and it provides some of the best examples of sumptuous Roman villas. During the tour, your guide will stop at the most interesting points to let you live the best experience inside the place, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Discover the Pompeians' private homes and the Roman city's most characteristic public places, including two theaters, the brothel, the spas, and a thermopolium. Walking along Via dell'Abbondanza, the busiest street in the city, you will learn about the place's past wealth while spotting the most popular shops. Visit the huge amphitheater, designed to accommodate up to 20,000 people, and admire the beautifully preserved frescoes and marble decorations that tell us more about life in Ancient Rome. Your guide will point out the typical electoral notices that you can see scattered throughout the city and you will have the opportunity to observe the plaster casts of the inhabitants as they were surprised by the volcanic eruption.

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COVID-19 information
The 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
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 2-hour small-group tour
    • Friendly and local guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Headset (for groups of more than 6 people)
    What's not included
    • Guided visit of Villa dei Misteri
    Reduced price
    • EU citizens (age 18-24)
    • Children (age 0-17)
    Where

    Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompeii NA, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Meet your destination insider at the ticket office of the Archaeological site of Pompeii.
    What to remember
    • 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
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Musement S.p.A.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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