Tours and Tickets

Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide provided by Private Tours of Pompeii

Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide

Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide
5
Book in advance
from
$176.22
per adult (price varies by group size)
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 100535P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Private Tours of Pompeii
  • Entry/Admission - Teatro Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Odeon - Teatro Piccolo
  • Entry/Admission - Via dell’Abbondanza
  • Entry/Admission - Terme del Foro
  • Entry/Admission - Lupanar
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy The guide will meet you at the entrance of the Coffee shop Vittoria, in via Porta Marina inferiore
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Private Tours of Pompeii
  • Entry/Admission - Teatro Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Odeon - Teatro Piccolo
  • Entry/Admission - Via dell’Abbondanza
  • Entry/Admission - Terme del Foro
  • Entry/Admission - Lupanar
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy The guide will meet you at the entrance of the Coffee shop Vittoria, in via Porta Marina inferiore
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Esedra
    Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
    The guide will meet you at the entrance of the Coffee shop Vittoria, in via Porta Marina inferiore
    See address & details
  • 1
    Private Tours of Pompeii
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Teatro Grande
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Odeon - Teatro Piccolo
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Via dell’Abbondanza
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Terme del Foro
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Lupanar
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
36 reviews
Excellent
36
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,548 contributions
Ciao Tours of Vancouver arranged for a driver - Roberto, in Naples who took us to Pompei where Michael, an Archeology Major but not an Archeologist, gave us the 2.5-3 hr tour of Pompei. We were there on 3/6/2020 so there were no crowds due to conovirus. When we arrived Michael met us at the entrance. Since this was a private tour, he took us to areas which he thought would be of interest. The Brothel was under construction and was closed. The Baths were closed due to the Coronavirus restriction - they did not have enough air movement. The first area we visited was the museum with the body cast (best preserved) we could not go in area, coronavirus, but could look through window. Michael explained how the cast were done and what the scientist did when he found them.
Michael, you could tell, loved Pompei and really enjoyed sharing his view. Since we were free styling, he wasn't handcuffed to seeing this and this and this but rather the highlights of what he thought we should see. It also helped that no one was there. Usually it is shoulder to shoulder. Why a private guide (for just us 2). The right private guide is licensed and an expert on the site. They don't read a script but know the place and can answer questions which you may have. Granted they may have heard the questions before but at least the Guide is knowledgeable about the site and can answer most questions. Because we were not rushed, got to see all in Pompei, we got the treat to see the Villa of Mysteries in which the wedding scene was just uncovered 1909 which was much later than most of Pompei. The paintings were gorgeous. Ciao Tours piced a great guide for us in Michael and the driver Robert worked great meeting us at the train station and bringing us to Pompei.
Written March 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Grg
1 contribution
The tour with Lino was just amazing!!!
He is truly outstanding not only as a tour guide but he is also a marvelous and utmost knowledgeable educator full of wisdom, humor, empathy and joy. It has been a real privilege discovering Pompei under his spell. We could not have wished for better time that unfortunately flew by at a blink of an eye...
Please give him our very best regards and deepest gratitude for the time we have been able to spend all together.
Written July 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Imke on tour
13 contributions
We booked a tour with Rossana as we read good reviews before and since we are a German-American family, we like the fact that she was able to speak both, German and English.
The tour went on for about 2 hours and Rossana was really great with the kids, especially as they were a little tired due to the heat. She always involved them into her tour, so they told me later how much they liked her and everything about Pompeji.
Rossana also explained a lot and had answers to all questions. I would highly recommend her. She also gave a little gift to all three kids at the end to have a memory of Pompeji. Thank you!
Written September 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris M
7 contributions
Just a quick note to say that this was a well paced, thoroughly interesting tour. Livio, our guide, studied archeology and wider regional and world history and this meant his answers were all based on broad understanding and given context. Thank you!
Written August 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jennifer G
2 contributions
Fantastic tour - so interesting, funny, fun and engaging! Our guide Lello had so many interesting facts and stories - really gave us a great sense of what Pompeii was all about. Over two hours on our feet and touring flew by because it was so much fun! We were also very appreciative of the pickup from the train from Rome and ride back - all easy and comfortable. Also, Ilaria was very communicative and nice to work with to book the tour and make all of the travel arrangements!
Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
privattoursofpompeii
Many thanks Jennifer!Hoping to see you soon in Pompeii for other tours! Best wishes
Written July 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MarkDTampa
Tampa, FL9 contributions
Pompeii was amazing and Lello, our tour guide, made it even better. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made the tour a pleasure. Skipping lines was nice too. So much to see. Could spend days there so having a great guide really made a difference. Our tour company was great too. Communication was easy and they accommodated a late change.
Written June 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ciaotso
Aalsgaarde, Denmark6 contributions
What amazing day we had to day. With Lello as a extremely fantastic guide we went back time and was visiting Pompeii. His knowledge and way to explain was over standing. It was unforgettable experience. Easy to book and professional taking care of the booking must of all safe. My best recommendation.
Written April 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FamTravelCurator
Vancouver, Canada108 contributions
A private tour is the way to go. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to Pompeii where our tour guide, Italo, met us and ushered us through the long ticket line up and our tour started immediately. We are glad we did the half day. It was exceptionally hot when we went and while it was interesting, any longer and I think our children (14 years old and 12 years old) would have been bored. Italo was a great tour guide - an excellent story teller and we liked that he was efficient with our time. For example, rather than stand in line to see the men's baths, we walked right in to the women's baths. And as much as he could, he would try and find a different angle or a quiet spot for us so he could explain what we were looking at.

Ilaria was very helpful and responded to my questions very quickly. Our driver was half an hour late to pick us up. While I appreciate that his vehicle had mechanical issues, we were not advised of this and only found out by calling Ilaria.

Despite this, we would recommend Private Tours of Pompeii.
Written August 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
privattoursofpompeii
Thanks for appreciating your tour with us.Every part of the team try to do the best to make enjoyable the experience with us. We hope to see you again in Italy to find out other fantastic places in other tours! Best wishes
Written August 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Zahra R
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
Family
I’m thoroughly impressed with this company. Ilaria was very efficient and responsive with our booking. She even organized a small cake for my daughter’s birthday that day! Marco picked us up at the train station and was super helpful with giving us tips and information. We had a lovely lunch at Bosco De Medici and then proceeded to our tour. Lelo was the best tour guide we’ve ever met. He was funny and engaging and full of passion for the ruins of Pompei. He created the most memorable experience for us. Thank you!
Written July 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
privattoursofpompeii
Hello, thank you really much for this review. We are really happy you had a great time during your tour in Pompeii! Your words are really important for us, the satisfaction of our customers is important! We hope you can have another fantastic day with our company in the future! Best wishes
Written July 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bkr01
Mountain Brook, AL31 contributions
We had a lovely side trip during our Roman holiday to Pompeii. We caught the Italian fast train (Frecciarossa) from Rome to Naples where we were met by a driver who took us to Pompeii and there we met our guide Italia (? sp). He was very good. His English was great and we enjoyed a tour of several sites in Pompeii. This was a private tour with just the two of us and the guide and that worked very well for us. We got around easily and were able to weave in and out of other larger tour groups so I believe we were able to see more than we would have in the same time on a larger tour.

Pompeii is pretty incredible. It's certainly unlike anything we've ever seen and well worth the trip down from Rome. We chose not to do the Vesuvius tour (it was around 90 degrees when we traveled) so I can't comment on that, but the Pompeii portion was a wonderful experience and this tour group made it even better.
Written September 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
privattoursofpompeii
Dear Barry, many thanks for your review. We are really happy you enjoyed the site and the tour with our guide Italo :) We hope you will have other chances to visit Pompeii and surroundings. Best wishes
Written September 26, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 33
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Private Tours of Pompeii
felixo854
felixo854
00
Fabulous Tour
Lello was a fabulous guide and we really made the most of our visit by taking this tour. Highly Recommended!
Delish30
Delish30
00
Hot but worthwhile
It is as extremely hot but Teresa made it all worthwhile. Teresa is a fantastic tour guide with so much knowledge a
LNP71
LNP71
00
Excellent private tour
We took a private tour that included 2 hrs in pompeii with a guide and a van + driver to sorrento. Excellent tour,
300florentd
300florentd
00
Smooth day tour from Rome to Pompeii
Very nice, knowledgeable and kid friendly guide. Nice driver from Rome. No logistical hiccups, no pricing surprises
W5362TMstaceyp
W5362TMstaceyp
00
Awesome tour of Pompeii with Italo!!!
Italo was a phenomenal guide! Informative, energetic, knowledgeable and well paced. We felt like we had a good unde
AmandaS4089
AmandaS4089
00
Brought Pompeii to life
Am so pleased we did this. Our trip to Pompeii could have consisted of us wondering around looking at lots of old b
GlobeTrotting558278
GlobeTrotting558278
00
What a Day!!
What a fabulous day in Pompeii & Herculaneum with the best guide ever - Lello! The rainy day did not stop our group
cdpanama
cdpanama
00
This tour is a must!
After having a guided tour, I can't visit these iconic sites without one anymore. It makes a huge difference. Italo
jknight78
jknight78
00
The greatest tour of our trip!
This was the best tour! Lelo was our guide and he knew everything about Pompeii! We had a 5 hour tour and could hav
269robbiew
269robbiew
00
Excellent but wet
Due to covid there were virtually no other tourists. My guide and driver were fantastic and we were able to cover
BianchiSmilla
BianchiSmilla
00
Great experience
Fantastic guide that had very good knowledge and pedagogisk skils. He took us around to the highlights and adjusted
47kimberlyp
47kimberlyp
00
Wonderful tour!
I highly recommend using this tour company. Our experience with guide Rosa and driver Stephano were the highlight o
carolynrV2089QE
carolynrV2089QE
00
Excellent experience top to bottom!
Excellent experience top to bottom! Rossa was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and engaging. The site is well mai
Jule5ky
Jule5ky
00
Really worthwhile 2 hour visit
Brilliant! Skipped any queues and had a 2 hour tour of the main sites which we then followed up with three hours of
karenlA3415GA
karenlA3415GA
00
Pompeii Guided Tour (5 Hours)
Wow. Pompeii is a must do when visiting Italy and has to be done with a guide. We booked a 5 hour tour with teenag
Frequently Asked Questions about Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide


Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide price starts from $179.28. Discover and book Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide on Tripadvisor

Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide on Tripadvisor

Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide is hosted by Private Tours of Pompeii. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Private Tours of Pompeii on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Fast Access Exclusive Private Ancient Pompeii Half Day Tour with Local Guide on Tripadvisor