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Best of Pompeii - Private Tour provided by Alex Tour Pompeii

Best of Pompeii - Private Tour

Best of Pompeii - Private Tour
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Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Pompeii is a time machine, a travel back into the past. If we know how the Romans used to live...it is thanks to Pompeii. Mt Vesuvius eruption did bury the town but doing so it preserved the daily life of its inhabitants. We will be going into people's life just as if someone entered our house in 2000 years time!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Taxes
Exclusions
  • Entrance tickets. On request, tickets can be purchased in advance by the guide.
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Hortus Pompei, Restaurant & Garden Bar, Piazza Esedra, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy You will meet your guide at the PORTA MARINA SUPERIORE entrance, at 50 metres on foot from the Circumvesuviana station Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri The guide will be holding a board with your surname.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Taxes
Exclusions
  • Entrance tickets. On request, tickets can be purchased in advance by the guide.
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
Departure details
  • Hortus Pompei, Restaurant & Garden Bar, Piazza Esedra, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy You will meet your guide at the PORTA MARINA SUPERIORE entrance, at 50 metres on foot from the Circumvesuviana station Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri The guide will be holding a board with your surname.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Via Villa dei Misteri, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy The end point varies according to whether clients prefer to come out again with the guide or wish to stay in longer visiting the site.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 12, 2021
A note from Best of Pompeii - Private Tour
Mask must be weared only indoors.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hortus Pompei, Restaurant & Garden Bar
    Piazza Esedra, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
    You will meet your guide at the PORTA MARINA SUPERIORE entrance, at 50 metres on foot from the Circumvesuviana station Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri The guide will be holding a board with your surname.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Pompeii Archaeological Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    The visit will start from Porta Marina, the sea gate. After an introduction of the dynamics of the eruption and the historical background of the the ancient city, we shall visit the following highlights of the site: The Forum, that's to say the main square, the centre of political, economical, religious and social life. The body casts, people preserved in their last second of life. One of the the ancient public baths. A rich house which will be chosen according to the crowds (which i always try to avoid) and opening rotation or to your specific request. Shops and workshops Water system The Theatre
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  • You'll end at
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 1
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
    The end point varies according to whether clients prefer to come out again with the guide or wish to stay in longer visiting the site.
    See address & details
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Beth C
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Our favorite part of our tour of the Pompeii ruins was how detailed and enthusiastic Alessandro was, and he recommended the best time to tour the ruins based on temperature and the amount of people who would be there.
Alessandro provides such detailed, interesting information about the history of not only the ruins, but Pompeii as well. The information he shared was so incredible. We were in awe of his knowledge. He made the tour very personal, making analogies about architecture and infrastructure to our every day life, to share how incredibly forward thinking the Romans were.
Alesandro also offered a covid friendly tour, providing masks if needed and suggesting the least crowded times to go.
The word that comes to mind is INCREDIBLE! Alessandro is the best at what he does. Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate!
We would highly recommend this tour. You won't get a better experience than this!
Beth & Fran
Written July 13, 2021
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Christine
New York City, NY3 contributions
My boyfriend and I booked a tour with Alex through our hotel (Bosco de Medici). Alex was incredibly knowledge about the ruins and has an innate sense of how to structure the tour to fit the group. For us, he nailed it. We wanted to see as much as we could and were very happy to walk as much of the ancient city as possible. Alex has a great energy, he also provided us with some recommendations for where to eat after our tour and places to see while we were in Pompeii. We learned so much on our tour, that the next day while we were touring Vesuvio, someone thought my boyfriend was a tour guide! Overall 13/10, would highly recommend.
Written May 23, 2022
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Saffell
Washington DC, DC7 contributions
Alex is by far one of the most knowledgeable and personable guides I've ever had. We were lucky to have him to ourselves and he customized the tour to fit both our needs (2 year old son) and our interests. He stayed with us an extra hour at no additional charge and, if I could back in time, I would pay him double as a tip. He very clearly has a passion for Pompeii that is more than just the sum of his scholarly interest and his being a local of the city, he truly loves the history, the story, and sharing his passion with others. I cannot recommend his tour more highly than the max number of stars, but I wish that I could!
Written August 2, 2021
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Darcy J
21 contributions
Alex was SUCH a wonderful guide! First, his English is impeccable, due to having grown up in England. (This made it much easier for my 12 year old to follow than some other guides we've had.) Alex has clearly made a lifetime study of Pompeii, and though this was my second time here (and I am a historian) I felt I got so much more from this trip than I had before. He had insights and up-to-date knowledge on the archaeology of this lost city. Alex is also an excellent choice for anyone with kids or teens. My daughter absolutely adored him. He made the effort to connect with her, and his stories brought Pompeii alive for her in just the way I'd hoped. Three weeks later she's still talking about Pompeii and Alex. (He also took care to be safe during COVID.) I'd definitely pick him again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Alex.
Written July 25, 2021
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Exploring Europe
30 contributions
Alex was phenomenal! He is energetic, enthusiastic, and excited to teach you about Pompeii. He knows it inside and out, from every stone in the road, to every scratch on the wall, and all of the big stuff too! He kept my 12 and 14 year old engaged more than any guide we have ever had in the world. They asked repeatedly if we could book another tour with Alex (and they have never asked to book another educational tour before!). We even noticed some independent visitors listening in. There is no way we would have come close to enjoying Pompeii as much as we did had it not been for the tour with Alex. His attention to his guests is so personal that he even followed up with us the next day about something. You will not find a better Pompeii experience than with Alex.
Written February 26, 2022
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LoveTravel593384
19 contributions
Alex was recommended to us by our friends at the Bosco de Medici winery. It was instantly apparent that he has a great passion for Pompeii and a gift for sharing his knowledge. Our tour lasted about 2 hours but the time just flew by. From the moment we entered the city, Alex brought Pompeii to life. He pointed out seemingly mundane details that were amazing in their progressiveness for the time. He knew tiny details that helped to transport us back to the heyday of Pompeii. Brilliant colors still visible on the walls, mosaic tiles in amazing designs, ovens for baking bread, bath houses and my favorite, the amphitheater. He showed me the exact spot to stand and I could actually *feel* the sound come back to me. It was amazing.
Alex did a fantastic job of engaging our teenage sons as well. The boys also count our visit to Pompeii as one of their favorites. We are already planning a return trip and intend to spend more time in Pompeii, and will absolutely visit the ruins again with Alex.
Written June 29, 2020
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Patrick D
Modesto, California, United States50 contributions
This was my fourth tour of Pompeii and I was previewing guides for a eno/agro tourism group group that I will be bringing to the Amalfi Coast in 2023. Alex was superb with his insights and guidance in the ruins.

The next day, Alex facilitated an excellent driver and guide for me to see Positano and Amalfi.

In the future, I will trust him with all of my personal and professional group tour needs in Campania.
Written June 24, 2022
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Heather B
Mooresville, NC62 contributions
Absolutely worth every penny of the experience! We toured Pompeii in March 2019 and almost went unguided but something told me to book a guide and I am so thankful that we did!

I want to thank Alex for his exceptional knowledge, promptness, and friendliness. In our three hours Alex revealed Pompeii for us in best way possible! His knowledge of the city’s history and his passion for it truly came to life during our tour.

We learned so much about the history, the people, and the culture. Alex made sure to take us to the must see parts of Pompeii but was selective on the highlights! He took us off the beaten path to avoid the crowds and get the absolute most out of our trip. He speaks excellent English and speaks with such enthusiasm! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you book with Alex if you are planning a trip to Pompeii.

If you want to see Pompeii through a true local's perspective, book this tour. I promise you won't regret it! We felt like Alex became our extended family by the end of the tour. I just cannot say enough good things about him and this tour. Thank you for making our trip to Pompeii such an unforgettable experience. We had the trip of a lifetime! THANK YOU Alex!
Written June 28, 2020
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JimmieH
Gainesville, FL11 contributions
We booked our tour with Alex the night before and he helped us get to Pompeii and back with detailed information. He was there to greet us at the train station and since we were his only group that day, Alex was able to focus on what we wanted to see and answered all our questions. His details, pace and length of our tour was just right for our 11 and 13 year old kids. He also gave us a break in the middle for resting and the bathroom. We had a great time and enjoyed seeing and learning about Pompeii with Alex. I highly, highly recommend him.
Written February 13, 2020
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pringletina
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK34 contributions
We visited Pompeii while on a trip to the south of Italy and didn’t want to do big group tours. Our hotel recommended Alex and we weren’t disappointed we had a private tour for a couple of hours and Alex brought Pompeii to life, talking about the everyday life of the residents it was fun, factual and informative and we got to see some of the out off the way sites. So glad we did the tour and would highly recommend Alex if you visit. We will be booking with him again on our next trip
Written July 4, 2020
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We were looking at a tour of Pompeii but wanted it to be interesting for our 11 year old. Alex came highly recommen
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History Come Alive
We just spent the most amazing time with Alex who showed us Pompeii and Herculeum. His passion, knowledge, and ene
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Amazing Tour Guide, Especially for a Family w/Kids
Alex is a fantastic tour guide. We hired him for a private tour of Pompeii for our family, including our two kids w
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Brought the site to life
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Transported back in time !
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ALEX - what an amazing guide! Brought Pompeii to life.
Alex is such a fantastic tour guide. He loves his work, he is mad about Pompeii and his enthusiasm is infectious. W
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Truly outstanding with small kids!!
Wow! Alex was truly amazing. You can tell he is a father himself. We thought 2 hours would be a stretch with our
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Amazing tour of pompeii
Alex was full of knowledge and so interesting to listen to. He kept our whole group engaged with his enthusiasm.
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The best Pompeii guide for kids
Alex is as good as it gets. He has a deep knowledge and passion for Pompeii and its history, but wears it all so li
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Best tour we had in Italy!
After touring the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Vatican museums in child-friendly tours this was BY FAR the best (the
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Worth every penny!
We had such a wonderful tour with Alex! So energetic and kept the kids engaged all the time with so many interestin
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Four plus bambini
We had a wonderful tour with Alex! We did bring our stroller, and he took us on a more manageable route while makin
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