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Skip-the-line Exclusive Private Full-Day Complete Ancient Pompeii Guided Tour
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Skip-the-line Exclusive Private Full-Day Complete Ancient Pompeii Guided Tour

By Private Tours of Pompeii
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Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English, Italian
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  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Anfiteatro Romano
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
  • Entry/Admission - Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Casa del Menandro
  • Entry/Admission - Casa di Ottavio Quartione
  • Entry/Admission - Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch


Start:
  • Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
    The guide will meet you at the entrance of the Coffee shop Vittoria, in via Porta Marina inferiore.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 100535P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • 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
      Anfiteatro Romano
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Pompeii Archaeological Park
      Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
      See details
    • 3
      Forum
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 4
      Casa del Menandro
      Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 5
      Casa di Ottavio Quartione
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 6
      Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Private Tours of Pompeii
      1,314
      Pompeii, Campania, Italy
      Joined in August 2012
    • 523nataliek
      0 contributions
      Ok but lacking in information
      While the tour was good I felt our guide didn't share much information with us. She showed us around Pompeii and we did indeed get to see the most important parts of it which was good as it is very big and we might have missed them had we not had a guide but she didn't talk much at all about any history or the day to day lives of how people lived. I was hoping for some more history! Not just to be shown around with things pointed out. I might not have been as disappointed if the cost wasn't so much. Personally the small group tours we have done in the past have been much better so will be sticking to those in the future!
      Written November 21, 2023
    • divefan
      0 contributions
      Easy to understand guide with a wealth of information
      Having Italo as a private tour guide made the whole experience better. Then we had some control over what to see and when to stop for a rest, as opposed to the group tours we saw, many of which were packed into dense crowds. I found that Italo gave just the right amount of information, and kept us engaged. We toured both Pompeii (morning) and Herculaneum (afternoon). Of the two, I preferred Herculaneum, because it was not as hot, due to sea breezes, and the fact that the buildings were taller, affording more shade. The artwork and overall structure are better preserved in Herculaneum, because it was buried in mud, whereas Pompeii was incinerated, so that much of that site was destroyed. Note that Pompeii had very few places to sit for a rest, and water was not available once inside the park. Bring a hat.
      Written October 24, 2023
    • 668mja
      0 contributions
      Outstanding Tour
      Outstanding! The best tour of our entire trip! Best Tour Guide EVER. He made us feel like we had stepped into the actual time period. Amazing!
      Written September 11, 2023
    • wadetravel2016
      0 contributions
      Brilliant private Pompeii excursion with guide
      Flawless and friendly pickup from Naples in a very nice Mercedes driven by Francesco. Whisked across to Pompeii where we spent four fabulous hours with Italo. Italo (in perfect English ) have us a fascinating insight to various aspects of life, history and the structures of Pompeii. It was educational but fascinating, and he knew all the great spots to visit if you don't have days to be there. Pompeii is so extensive it would be easy enough to spend a couple of days looking around and not see all that was been excavated. A reminder it is often hot and thirsty viewing, and there are no supplies on offer inside the town walls, so take a day pack with water and snacks, sunscreen and a hat. We enjoyed spending the time with Italo (highly recommended) and on the way home Francesco detoured through some fascinating streets in Naples to show is some sights on the way home to the hotel Simply couldn't have been better! Mille Grazie!
      Written September 9, 2023
    • Adventurer745449
      0 contributions
      First rate experience
      Outstanding private tour! AMAZING. We did a private tour with our three teenage kids and we all loved it. Tour guide ( I think Rosanna? ) was absolutely fantastic. It was the perfect amount of time for us. I recommend the morning if possible- less crowds and a little cooler if you are there in the summer. Highly recommend!!
      Written August 6, 2023
    • Michael L
      0 contributions
      Greet tour
      Excellent driver. Very safe driving. Very comfortable vehicle. Timings all perfect. Would highly recommend. Could have spent more time at Vesuvius but we were tired
      Written August 6, 2023
    • R4984GKdaled
      0 contributions
      Private Tours of Pompeii with Rosanna - magnifico!
      Our family group of 15 had the pleasure and good fortune to have Rosanna as our guide for the half-day Pompeii tour in mid-July. As was mentioned in every review with Rosanna as their guide, she is indeed warm, extremely knowledgeable, and without a doubt absolutely passionate about what she does. We had 5 young people in our group spanning in age from 6 to 15 and she addressed each one of them ( as well as the adults) in some manner throughout the tour, with both warmth and humor. In fact, the 15 yr. old teenage young man commented while touring the Colosseum days later that their guide was “no Rosanna”! So much to see and as always, never enough time, but Rosanna certainly did her optimal best in sharing Pompeii with us … we can’t recommend this tour nor her highly enough. Grazie mille Rosanna da Hawaii e California ❤️🌴🌺!!
      Written July 30, 2023
    • patrickdE659IW
      0 contributions
      Worth every penny
      100% worth it. After doing some group tours in rome, it was very nice to have a private guide for my wife and I. Rosanna, our guide, was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and you could tell how much she loved Pompeii even after 35 years of leading tours. Getting to skip the line was also nice. We spent about 2 hours with our guide and she showed us her favorite parts of the site. She also gave us recommendations of things to explore on our own.
      Written July 15, 2023
    • yadkin
      0 contributions
      Fantastic Tour!
      Was a little nervous when we booked as there are so many options, but Private Tours of Pompeii was excellent every step of the way. It was very easy to reserve, with a reassuring confirmation. They picked us up at our hotel in Sant'Agnello in a really nice van with a very friendly driver who handed us off to an amazing tour guide. The guide was an Anthropologist at the University in Naples and was extremely knowledgeable about Pompeii. We had three small children in the group of 9 and he did a masterful job of keeping it interesting for the kids, while covering so much information for the adults. This was absolutely one of the highlights of our entire 10 day Italian vacation.
      Written July 6, 2023
    • Zachary R
      0 contributions
      Fabulous tours of Amalfi and Pompeii with the BEST guides!
      My family had an amazing day in June 2023. We took the high speed train from Rome to Naples (highly recommended!) and our driver, Guido, met us at the station. He was great! A local with in-depth knowledge of the area. He was very friends and interesting not to mention a very skilled driver. The roads to the Amalfi Coast are not easy but he did a fantastic job. We had lunch in Positano, then back to Pompeii where we met Rossana for the highlights tour. I wish we had left more time for Pompeii as it is truly as breathtaking as everyone says it is. Absolute 100% must do if you are in central Italy. Rossana is passionate and full of insight and we could not have asked for a better guide. She went out of her way to engage our two boys (ages 10 and 13) as well and is great with kids. Overall, this trip was a highlight of our time in Italy and I highly recommend this company. Ask for Guido and Rossana if you can, but I'm sure all their drivers and guides are great. Ciao!
      Written June 27, 2023
    • Alisa F
      0 contributions
      Amazing tour guide and driver!
      Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about Pompeii, especially because he worked as an archeologist there! He was very kind and knew little details about everything. Our driver, Quido, was also very kind and stopped to allow us to take photos at a Terrace. Overall, great experience!
      Written June 24, 2023
    • 136ChrisH136
      0 contributions
      Private Tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
      We had an outstanding tour of both Pompeii and Herculaneum. Our tour guide, Rossana, was the best! Her background in archelogy and familiarity with sites made the trip even better. I went with my 4 college age nephews and we all learned so much and had a great experience.
      Written June 11, 2023
    • 181jacki
      0 contributions
      Outstanding Pompeii Private Tour
      Our private guide, Itolo, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He brought Pompeii to life for us and made sure we saw the most important aspects of the site.
      Written May 24, 2023
    • RegisS58
      0 contributions
      Private tours of Pompeii, Vatican and Coliseum
      We worked with Maria on the Pompeii tour and realized that she could help us with private tours of the Vatican and Coliseum in Rome as well. She was incredibly helpful and made our bucket list vacation to Italy outstanding. My husband and I agree these private tours are a "Must Do"! Francesca's personalized tour of Pompeii was amazing with so many interesting tidbits about this massive site! Sara at the Vatican, and Claudia at the Coliseum, were also very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and knew exactly what to show us and how to skip the lines (and dodge the large tour groups) along the way. Fantastic!! The private tours are worth every cent with their personalized service--Francesca even led us to the best pizza in Naples as we were preparing to take a train back to Rome that evening. 10/10 is our rating, and we would rate higher if we could! They even arranged for private transportation from our VRBO on the Amalfi Coast to Pompeii (where the driver watched our luggage in the vehicle during our tour)! Maria (and Pompeii Tours) was very responsive via text/email from our 1st contact (before our trip) to the very the last tour we took. Scot & Shirley Mortier
      Written May 20, 2023
    • jonathanfZ3852NI
      0 contributions
      Must go see!
      Wow! We had the most amazing tour with Leelo! Leelo is an archeologist who is an expert on Pompei. His tour was absolutely fantastic!! The amount of detail and history that he was able to convey and articulate was off the charts! He was engaging and inviting.
      Written May 17, 2023
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    Daniel A
    Chicago, IL6 contributions
    Sep 2022 • Friends
    Pompeii is a wonder that would be difficult to fully appreciate on one's own, but Rossana (our passionate, engaging and warm tour guide) made our visit absolutely unforgettable. Rossana seemed to know everyone and warmly greeted at least 15 tour guides and park employees. It was obvious that she is well respected and well liked- a veritable rock star. Rosanna has been working at Pompeii for 33 years, but that has not diminshed her enthusiasm or keen interest in keeping up to date on the latest theories and discoveries. Rossana does not share her vast knowledge dryly, however. Instead, she makes the information relatable. In fact, over the 5 hours of our tour she continuously addressed each one of us by name to point out details that she knew would be of particular interest to each person. She had an amazing ability to help us visualize what life in ancient Pompeii was like and to show us that though times have changed, many aspects of life have not. As Rossana liked to say "People are people" and "There is nothing new under the sun." Rossana was also fantastic at steering us away from crowds as much as possible to make our visit more enjoyable. This was our second time having Rossana as our guide. The first time was 5 years ago, but she made such an impression that I searched high and low to find her again and specifically requested her. This visit was almost completely different from our first trip, but no less fascinating. As our tour ended, Rossana shared an Italian saying that roughly translates to "There are no two times without a third." We will definitely try to make that a reality and spend another incredible day with Rossana in Pompeii.
    Written September 30, 2022
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    Susan S
    2 contributions
    Aug 2022 • Family
    We did a private 2.5 hour trip with our 4 children ages 9-16 and our tour was wonderful! The pick up from our cruise ship was very helpful and driver dropped us off at a recommended restaurant at the end. Our tour guide was fantastic- very knowledgeable, friendly and energetic- knew all the right places to go to avoid the crowds and heat. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I just booked this online without any recommendations and couldn’t have been more pleased. THANK YOU!
    Written August 20, 2022
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    tegankeele
    Costa Mesa, CA5 contributions
    Sep 2022
    This was awesome! We went the full 5 hours (with a couple of short breaks). Guide was awesome and answered all of our questions. The site was pretty busy but he was good about navigating to avoid lines as much as possible. Highly recommended - definitely feels like we got our money’s worth.
    Written September 16, 2022
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    Carolyn R
    4 contributions
    Feb 2020
    Excellent experience top to bottom! Rossa was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and engaging. The site is well maintained and preserved. We chose the 5 hour private tour and wound up taking 3 hours with a detour to a fantastic Vinyard for lunch and wine tasting. Great way to complete the day. Without the guide, it would be hard to focus on all that is available. Rossa gave us the best of Pompeii tour and it was just the right amount of information.
    Written March 2, 2020
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    It's a pleasure reading your kind words about your tour with us!Hoping to see you soon in Italy! Best wishes
    Written July 2, 2020
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    Kimberly P
    Concord, NH9 contributions
    Feb 2020 • Friends
    I highly recommend using this tour company. Our experience with guide Rosa and driver Stephano were the highlight of our trip to Italy. We had door to door service in a luxury van from our Airbnb in Rome to Pompeii. We opted for the 5 hour guided tour and Rosa showed us the special spots in the ruins. Her stories and historical knowledge made the city come alive.
    We opted to end the trip early and Stephano took us for wine tasting in the Vesuvius National Park. The wines were paired to several courses of antipasti and pasta at Cantina del Vesuvio Winery. A treasure to enjoy.
    Written March 2, 2020
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    Thank you very much!We hope to have you again in italy for other tours :) Best wishes
    Written July 2, 2020
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    honeyimstarving
    3 contributions
    Aug 2019 • Couples
    We had an amazing time with Loredana in Pompeii! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. It was great that we were able to have an intimate tour like that. It was only my fiance and myself. Way better than the massive groups with 1 screaming tour guide. Highly recommend this company if you're looking for a wonderful experience.
    Written August 4, 2019
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    Thank you so much to leave your kind words here. We really appreciated it. Best wishes
    Written August 27, 2019
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    Jorge Santana
    5 contributions
    We like to go at our pace and private tours are what we like to do. Professor Salvatore was fantastic. We strongly recommend this service. (We enjoy our tour so much that we did not take lunch).

    Jorge Santana
    Written June 16, 2019
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    Dear Jorge, thank you very much for being our client and finding out the wonders of Pompeii archeological site with us! Best wishes
    Written June 28, 2019
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    Levannah
    Hendersonville, NC880 contributions
    May 2019 • Couples
    A visit to Pompeii was on our list for years, if not decades, and we did extensive research to find a suitable tour and guide. Our research paid off with this private tour and guide. My husband is very knowledgeable about Roman history and Pompeii and was extremely pleased with our tour - everything surpassed our expectations. If you want a tour that goes well beyond the typical, be sure to find one that meets your interests and needs. Based on our own interests, we can strongly recommend Private Tours of Pompeii. Thank you for a very memorable and informative day!
    Written June 13, 2019
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    Dear, really pleased not to have disappointed your expectations about Pompeii Tour! We hope you can have another chance to find out other tours with us! Best regards
    Written June 28, 2019
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    Robbie Williams
    Hue, Vietnam5 contributions
    Oct 2020 • Solo
    Due to covid there were virtually no other tourists. My guide and driver were fantastic and we were able to cover Pompeii & Herculaneum on the same day. Shame about the downpour when we were at Herculaneum but there are somethings beyond our control !!
    Written October 25, 2020
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    R Jones
    3 contributions
    Oct 2019
    Our guide Levio was great, he was charismatic, knowledgeable and passionate about Pompeii and ancient history and archeology in general. We booked him for the entire day but we fell foul of the flakey Circumvesuviana train which had an electrical problem and that meant that we were delayed by 30mins, this was no problem for Levio who kindly tacked on this lost time at the end of our day, excellent service. We had no idea how huge Pompeii was and having a personal guide was wonderful to condense the best bits. Watching other tours with much larger groups being herded around, I know it was money well spent. Recommend.
    Written November 3, 2019
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    We are happy your expectations have been satisfied! We have other wonderful sites to find out, we hope to see you again in Italy! Best wishes
    Written December 10, 2019
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