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Itinerary

No matter how much research you have done, it will be not easy to visit the archaeological site by yourself. Pompeii is like a labyrinth and it’s very easy to get lost even with a map. So if you are planning to visit the ruins, the best way is to join a walking tour with an official tour guide.

The walking tour consists of a guided tour, shared with other participants (maximum of 25 people). The local English speaking guide will take you into the daily life of an average Roman town of 2000 years ago.

After meeting your guide, head into the ruins of Pompeii, as you listen to the engrossing narrative of how this once thriving city was destroyed in an instant from the massive amounts of volcanic ash and pumice that erupted from the nearby volcano. Walk through the Porta Marina, one of the city's original entrances as you learn how this place was rediscovered in 1748, and how it has been in a continual state of restoration ever since.

Highlights of the visit: the Forum, the baths, the temples of Apollo, Jupiter and Isis, the Lupanare (brothel), the frescoes and mosaics, the bakeries and of course the body casts.

Please note: This tour does not include entrance fees to the excavations.

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Overview
Due to its massive size, tackling Pompeii on your own can be very tricky, even if you have a map. This Pompeii archaeological site walking tour is led by a guide who knows the grounds well so you won’t get lost. Plus, your guide knows the fastest ways to see the most important areas and tells you historical facts as you walk.
Highlights
  • Prebook this Pompeii walking tour to guarantee your guided visit
  • A guide tells you about what daily life was like for an ancient Roman town
  • Pick from three tour times to best suit your sightseeing schedule
  • An easy-to-find meeting spot makes traveling convenient
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour, hard to find where to purchase tickets

We purchased our tickets online for a tour of Pompeii and when we arrived, we found out that the tickets were only for our tour guide. What we didn't know was that we had to purchase another ticket just to get inside. We were sent...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 6 days ago
A fantastic introduction to the ruins - well worth doing

As many have pointed out, Pompeii is very large and so it's worth having this 2 hour guided tour to get orientated. Ciro our guide was fantastic, showing us plenty of interesting highlights and recommending others once the tour was over, also allowing time for...More

Thank EdmundWard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great idea

Carmen, our guide, was both erudite and to the point -- nowhere near the cicerone-type of guide who dumbs everything down. She was also extremely helpful and pleasant. I also think a two hour tour is enough for one to get the basics and continue...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 6 July 2018
The guide lacked knowledge

I took the tour on 7th July 2018. Although the guide tried his level best to make the tour "funny" experience he failed to provide substantial historical information and anecdotes as the other guides. I even found myself listening to the explanation of another guide...More

6  Thank Apurva J
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Good overview of site

This is one of the cheapest ways to get a good overview of Pompei and a good feel for the site. The tour offers a reasonable guide and feel for the place. Showing you many of the things which you will want to see, but...More

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Now that you've got the tour tickets, you just report to the site office at the main entrance and they will slot you in with the next available tour guide. They are very skilful and can easily guide a group of even 40 people... More
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