Pompeii - Classic Tour

Departure Date

01 Jan - 31 Dec

Duration

2 hours

Views

401

Maximum Seats

14

Price

€22

Price

from €22
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Pompeii Tour with an archeologist

Discover the ancient city of Pompeii on a 2-hour small-group tour led by an archeologist.

Come with Walkabout Tours on our classic Pompeii Walking Tour.

Skip the long ticket lines on this 2-hour tour, and discover Pompeii, the remains of the Roman city frozen in time by the volcanic eruption of 79 A.D: the volcanic ash preserved Pompeii’s buildings, streets, mosaics, and frescoes, making Pompeii a unique site.

Follow your licensend archaeologist-guide in a small group tour (max 12 people) to experience this everyday Roman town, almost like it was under the Roman Empire.

You’ll explore the best of Pompeii:

from the Roman Forum to the world-famous plaster casts of those killed in the eruption
from the Basilica to the Roman Bath, from the red light district, with the beautiful brothel Lupanare, to the Roman theatre (Teatro Grande) from some of the most beautiful domus (private houses) to the Gladiators’ school.

You will listen stories and fascinating anecdotes about what life was like before and during the eruption that will make your visit unforgettable.

If you have any questions about this tour, please contact us, otherwise, please find the rest of the tour’s details below.

Book now and get ready for an immersive, authentic Pompeii experience!

TOUR INFO

Meeting Point

Meet your guide at the ‘Porta Marina Superiore’ gate
(5 minutes walking from Circumvesuviana train station)

When

Everyday

Time

10:00 am

Language

English

 

Incredible Tour

Walking Tour
Semi-Private Tour
Licensed Guide
Unesco Heritage Site
Mandatory Booking

Tour table

  • Adult: 22€

  • Child (up to 8): Free

  • Entrance fee is not included: 16€ for adult, Free up to 18 (showing passport or ID), 2€ Reduced price for EU and Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein citizens aged between 18 and 24

  • This tour is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users due to uneven surfaces

  • The tour takes place in any weather condition, but in case of high water it can be cancelled and you will be entitled to a refund.

  • Licensed Archoligist-guide (English speaking)

  • 2-hour guided tour

  • Small group of 14 people or less

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

  • Entrance fee is not included: see price for more info about the cost

  • Hotel Pick Up: 30€ fron Naples or nearby. You can select it in the booking porcess.

  • Food and Drink

  • Gratuity/Tips

You may cancel your booking any time before the tour date by writing an email to [email protected]

By 48 hrs before: refund 100%
By 24 hrs before: refund 50%

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Tour Overview

Stop 1

Marina Gate

This gate provides access to the west of the city and it is the most impressive among the seven gates of Pompeii. The name derives from the fact that the exit road led to the sea. The layout with a barrel vault made of concrete, that is a mixture of mortar and stones, dates back to the Silla colony (80 BC).
Stop 2

Basilica

The Basilica, with its extension of 1,500 square metres, was the most sumptuous building of the Forum, and its space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice.
Stop 3

Forum

The Civil Forum is the core of daily life of the city and is the focal point of all the main public buildings for city administration and justice, business management, and trade activities such as markets, as well as the main places of citizen worship.
Stop 4

Lupanare (Red Light District

The brothel is named from lupa, a Latin word meaning 'prostitute'. Small paintings with erotic depictions on the walls of the central corridor informed customers of the activities that took place within the Lupanare.
Stop 5

Home of Leda and the Swan (Domus Romana)

The Domus of Leda and the swan (visible from outside) was found along Via del Vesuvio, during interventions to make the excavation fronts safe and reprofile. The house takes its name from the refined fresco found in a cubicle (bedroom).
Stop 6

Roman Bath

The Forum Baths are located behind the Temple
of Jupiter and date back to the
years immediately after the founding of the colony of veterans by General Silla (80 BC). Women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section presents an apodyterium (dressing room), used also as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths).
Stop 7

Roman Theatre

The Grand Theatre was built around the middle of the 2nd century BC by exploiting the natural slope of the hill for the construction of the auditorium. The staircase was separated into three areas with corridors, which were in turn divided into five sectors, and was based on a passage with a barrel vault.
Stop 8

Gladiator's School

Behind the scene of the Large Theatre there is a large quadrangle surrounded by 74 Doric grey tuff columns of Nocera used as a foyer, an area where the spectators could stop during the intervals of the theatre shows. After the earthquake of 62 AD the building changed its function and became a barracks for gladiators