The Best of Pompeii Tour: Unveiling the Buried City

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Location: Pompei
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Skip the line into one of the world’s greatest archeological sights.
- Wander the fully-preserved streets of Pompeii, the thriving port city frozen in time when it was engulfed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
- Visit the most interesting parts of the city with an expert guide to tell you the facts and stories that bring the ruins to life.
- View the death casts of people caught in the eruption.
- Peek into the everyday life of the ancient city including: a bakery, the temple of Apollo, a supermarket, the cemetery, the old port, a Roman basilica, the ‘Cave Canem’ home of the Tragic Poet, public baths, and maybe even a brothel (if suitable for the group).
- Stroll along the top of the city walls and enjoy panoramic views of Naples and Capri.
- Enjoy an intimate group of 15 people or fewer lead by an official expert Pompeii guide.
Summary
Seeing Pompeii on your own can be difficult and baffling, so we have designed our Best of Pompeii Tour: Unveiling The Buried City to bring you closer to the amazing history and tragic end of Pompeii than you could ever get on your own (or at least without a degree in archaeology). Led by an official Pompeii tour guide – most of whom are trained archaeologists – you will wander the fully-preserved streets of Pompeii and visit the most interested and heart-wrenching sights from the city that was lost under the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. 
Description
Your day starts with a visit of Pompeii. When we arrive in Pompeii, we’ll skip the lines and be met by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. As they walk you through the shops, temples, public baths, and houses that composed the thriving city, they’ll recount the fascinating stories of ancient life and how it was decimated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. See how people lived nearly 2,000 years ago with stops at a Roman bakery, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Forum, an ancient supermarket, and an old cemetery. The tour will also visit the touching and and eerie plaster death casts of unfortunate people caught in the eruption and. If appropriate for the group you’ll also step into an ancient brothel. The walk is capped off with a stroll along the city walls offering panoramic views of Naples and Capri. 

With a group of 15 people or fewer you won’t ever struggle to hear your guide and you will have plenty of time and access to ask all the questions you’re going to have about ancient life in this incredibly preserved city. Our expert Pompeii guides have dedicated their lives to the study of this city and there are no better people to introduce you to this jewel of world heritage.


Commentary English: Guide
Included Pre-reserved entrance tickets to Pompeii
Official Pompeii tour guide
Small groups of 15 people or fewer
Headsets when needed
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour, we advise clients to contact Walks Customer Service Team to make further arrangements.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Sunscreen is recommended during the summer months.
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-16
Product End Date 2021-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 10:30 AM Departure - Daily (except: 04 Apr 2021, 01 May 2021, 02 May 2021, 06 Jun 2021, 04 Jul 2021, 01 Aug 2021, 05 Sep 2021, 03 Oct 2021)
October 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 2:30 PM Departure - Not running
May 01, 2021 June 30, 2021 2:30 PM Departure - Daily ( except 01 May 2021, 02 May 2021, 06 Jun 2021)
July 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 2:30 PM Departure - Not running

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7487067, 14.4788629
Address: Circumvesuviana train stop Villa dei Misteri, Via Villa dei Misteri, 5, Pompei, NA, 80045, IT
Directions: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Via+Villa+dei+Misteri,+5,+80045+Pompei+NA,+Italy/@40.7487067,14.4788629,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0xa281bec6e90484a3!2sVilla+dei+Misteri!3m1!1s0x133bbcb16ad9b003:0x6bdac915ddef8e6
Notes: BY PRIVATE VEHICLE TRANSFER: The most comfortable, convenient and fast way to get to your tour on time! You can book a transfer service from Rome directly to the Pompeii archaeological site. The vehicle waits while you visit the site, then brings you back "home." See our transfers section for details. REACHING POMPEII BY TRAIN FROM ROME: First, take a train from Rome (“Roma Termini”) to Naples (“Napoli Centrale”). You can view train times, prices and book your tickets in advance onwww.trenitalia.com. We recommend taking the fastest train, Frecciarossa, which takes about one hour. Once at the Napoli Centrale train station, take the Circumvesuviana train, which you can access directly from the Naples station. Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes. For more information about the Circumvesuviana train schedule, please visit: http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en/Orari. REACHING POMPEII BY TRAIN FROM SORRENTO OR NAPLES: Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes. For more information about the Circumvesuviana train schedule, please visit: http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en/Orari.
Start Location Notes Circumvesuviana train stop Villa dei Misteri, Via Villa dei Misteri, 5, Pompei, NA, 80045, IT
End Location Address Pompeii Archaeological Park, Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, Pompeii, NA, 80045, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.7482435, 14.4798859
Address: Pompeii Archaeological Park, Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, Pompeii, NA, 80045, IT
Notes:
Start Location Notes Circumvesuviana train stop Villa dei Misteri, Via Villa dei Misteri, 5, Pompei, NA, 80045, IT
End Location Address Pompeii Archaeological Park, Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, Pompeii, NA, 80045, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €59.00 Available on request
Child 02-14 years €49.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Is Pompeii accessible to people in wheelchairs?

The streets of Pompeii have never been repaved or smoothed over so much of the city is nearly impossible to navigate for those with mobility impairments.

Can I bring a bag with me into Pompeii?

Small bags and purses are allowed inside Pompeii. However, any large backpacks or luggage will have to be left outside.

Is there a parking close to the Pompeii site?

For parking near the Best of Pompeii Tour meeting point, we typically suggest Camping Zeus, a guarded parking area. The address is Via Villa dei Misteri, 3, 80045 Pompei . From here, you can easily reach our meeting point on foot only 50 meters away. As an alternative, you may also consider parking at the Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri Station of the Circumvesuviana commuter rail system.

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