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Private Tour: Pompeii Half-Day Trip from Naples

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    What to Expect
    On August 24 in the year 79 AD, nearly 2,000 years ago, the volcano Mt. Vesuvius began erupting. It blanketed the nearby town of Pompeii, freezing the 20,000 denizens with its ash and molten lava, thus perfectly preserving this ancient Roman city. On this half-day guided walking tour, you can see the best that the archeological site has to offer. 

    After your driver picks you up from your hotel in Naples, the railway station in Naples, or the Naples cruise terminal, enjoy the ride to Pompeii, roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) away. 

    Meet your guide at the entrance and prepare to be dazzled by this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the city walls and the Porta Marina gate that was once the entryway to the harbor of Pompeii. Explore the ancient theater where performances were regularly given. Gawk at what once was a Roman version of a ‘fast food’ restaurant, where vast vases still stand that were used for storing food. Stop at the Forum and learn about the political system in Pompeii and what the Forum was used for. Walk down the basalt-laden streets and squares of the city. 

    See the blocks that provided stepping-stones across the often-flooded and sewage-filled streets; and view must-sees such as the Temple of Apollo, the Macellum market, and the public weighing scales.

    And, intriguingly, see the casts of victims who were immediately frozen by the volcanic eruption. Stop by the thermal baths, a popular pastime in ancient Roman times. And even visit an old brothel, also a much-enjoyed proclivity among Roman men. 

    Transport-Only Option: If you prefer to explore the Pompeii ruins independently, the transport-only option offers private round-trip transportation from Naples and lets you spend time in Pompeii on your own. Your driver will wait for you while you wander around Pompeii for a couple of hours and then take you back to Naples. There is also an audio guide available (additional cost).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from your chosen pickup location: your Naples accommodation (hotel, b&b, airbnb - we can offer a meeting point nearby if we cannot reach you at your exact address), Naples Central Station or the Naples cruise terminal; please advise at time of booking under the "Special Requirements" section which one you prefer
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Private guide (if option selected)
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance Ticket to Pompeii Archaeological Site (15 euros per person)
    • Entry/Admission - Pompeii - Archaeological Area.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Price is shown per person, based on 11 adults per vehicle
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

    they let us wait for 45 minutes before the 2 hour tour started and another 45 minutes after it ended. waist of F time. the tour inside itself was ok, the guide was kind of lazy.

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    Reviewed December 14, 2017

    Definitely worth it!!! Pick up was super easy and on time by the Metro in Naples. Bus ride was pleasant and our guide to Pompeii was super nice. We got to Pompeii a little early and had time for a quick coffee. The tour was...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    5  Thank jenbaez08
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    August 14, 2019|
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    Response from Destination112155 |
    Did you go through the wheelchair accessible entrance and follow along the ramps?
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