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Pompeii Archaeological Site Walking Tour

  • Prebook this Pompeii walking tour to guarantee your guided visit
  • A guide tells you about what daily life was like for an ancient Roman town
  • Pick from three tour times to best suit your sightseeing schedule
Pompeii Archaeological Site Walking Tour
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Due to its massive size, tackling Pompeii on your own can be very tricky, even if you have a map. This Pompeii archaeological site walking tour is led by a guide who knows the grounds well so you won’t get lost. Plus, your guide knows the fastest ways to see the most important areas and tells you historical facts as you walk.
What to Expect

No matter how much research you have done, it will be not easy to visit the archaeological site by yourself. Pompeii is like a labyrinth and it’s very easy to get lost even with a map. So if you are planning to visit the ruins, the best way is to join a walking tour with an official tour guide.

The walking tour consists of a guided tour, shared with other participants (maximum of 25 people). The local English speaking guide will take you into the daily life of an average Roman town of 2000 years ago.

After meeting your guide, head into the ruins of Pompeii, as you listen to the engrossing narrative of how this once thriving city was destroyed in an instant from the massive amounts of volcanic ash and pumice that erupted from the nearby volcano. Walk through the Porta Marina, one of the city's original entrances as you learn how this place was rediscovered in 1748, and how it has been in a continual state of restoration ever since.

Highlights of the visit: the Forum, the baths, the temples of Apollo, Jupiter and Isis, the Lupanare (brothel), the frescoes and mosaics, the bakeries and of course the body casts.

Please note: This tour does not include entrance fees to the excavations.

Reviews (56)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rosana is a great tour guide

Rosana was an amazing tour guide. We were fortunate that we were the only couple with her, so we basically got a private tour. You can tell that she loves her job and Pompeii. She was incredibly knowledgeable and answered all of our questions without...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lise R
Reviewed 5 November 2018
An unexpected pleasure to find such a great guide on the same day

Cinzia was very friendly and engaging, and extremely knowledgeable about the site. She very skillfully walked us around to some of the major sites, while avoiding larger tour groups.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott E
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Very moving

This was a great tour, lots of walking. The only thing I was disappointed in was that all the people etc that they had there before are gone. It's just the remains of the building walls & lots of pots & utensils. I wanted more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank b0bbie77
Reviewed 21 October 2018
Wonderful Pompeii ruins guide

On Oct.6th 2018, my wife and I had a wonderful guided tour from a woman named Marily. She was extremely knowledgeable, a passionate about her tour. Please give her a pat on the back. She invited anyone from our group to sing in the amphitheater...I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kris H
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Interesting site not on a hot day

The site is amazing and interesting . dont expect to cover it in one day I would recommend to choose ahead of time the sections you would like to visit . . try to choose aday or a time that the sun is not beaming...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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