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Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option

  • 2-hour guided tour of ancient Pompeii with a private guide
  • See the well-preserved highlights of this once thriving Roman city
  • View the streets, baths, temples and food shops, all locked in time
Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option
From US$36.41
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2-hour private tour of Pompeii (without family option)
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2-hour private tour of Pompeii for families
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Rewind 2,000 years with this private 2-hour walking tour of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Meet your knowledgeable guide at the entrance, and explore the well-preserved highlights of this Roman city, all frozen in time since 79 AD. See the streets, shops and sites of the Forum; and view the brothel, an ancient theater and more. If you have children in tow, choose the family tour, with maps and puzzles to engage the kids. Enjoy the full attention of a private guide on this private tour.
What to Expect
On August 24 in the year 79 AD, nearly 2,000 years ago, the volcano Mt. Vesuvius began erupting. It blanked the nearby town of Pompeii, freezing the 20,000 denizens with its ash and molten lava, thus perfectly preserving this ancient Roman city. With this 2-hour guided walking tour, you can see the best that the archaeological site has to offer.
Meet your guide at Cafè Hortus and prepare to be dazzled by this UNESCO World Heritage site. If there’s something in particular you’d like to see, tell your guide so he or she can tailor the tour to your liking. If not, there’s plenty of things to be wowed by.
See the city walls and the Porta Marina gate that was once the entryway to the harbor of Pompeii. Explore the ancient theater where performances were regularly given. Gawk at what once was a Roman version of a ‘fast food’ restaurant, where vast vases still stand that were used for storing food. Stop at the Forum and learn about the political system in Pompeii and what the Forum was used for. Walk down the basalt-laden streets and squares of the city.
See the blocks that provided stepping-stones across the often-flooded and sewage-filled streets; and view must-sees such as the Temple of Apollo, the Macellum market, and the public weighing scales.
And, intriguingly, see the casts of victims who were immediately frozen by the volcanic eruption. Stop by the thermal baths, a popular pastime in ancient Roman times. And even visit an old brothel, also a much-enjoyed proclivity among Roman men.
Your 2-hour tour ends at the original starting point, when you say goodbye to your guide.
Family Tour:Have kids in tow? Opt for the family tour, which will intrigue children, thanks to games, puzzles and a map designed specifically for children. Your guide will also tailor the route in a way that is geared for the youngsters. It’s a truly engaging way for them to discover the city and learn about life here long ago. After two hours, the family tour ends at the starting point when you bid farewell to your guide.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Time traveling back to 79 AD

First of all, our tour guide Fabrizzio was amazing. A thoughtful and knowledgeable local who has been giving Pompeii tours for 25 years. He walked us through a magical tour of Pompeii that enthralled our family. We know so much about this period in history...More

Thank davebork
Fabrizio B, Owner at Leisure Italy - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear David, Kay, Fiona and Thomas, it was my pleasure to meet you! I am glad to read that you had a great time in Pompeii, take care, Fabrizio

Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile
Family Tour of Pompeii

Highly recommend this tour of Pompeii for families with children. Perfect experience of Pompeii for our children ages 13, 9, and 4, and for us parents! Fabrizio has great passion for Pompeii and for sharing his knowledge. We are certain to reflect upon this experience...More

2  Thank cgjesso
Fabrizio B, Owner at Leisure Italy - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Dear Ceryl, this is Fabrizio from Sorrento, thansk so much for your time. I am glad you all had a good time! see you again, Fabrizio

Reviewed 9 November 2018
The Best Walking Tour of Pompei

We have been on waling tours of Pompei many times during the past six years. This tour was the best by far. Our guide was informative and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jim C
Fabrizio B, Owner at Leisure Italy - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Dear Jim, thannks for taking the time to share your experience. Come back! Fabrizio

Reviewed 29 October 2018
One of the highlights of our trip

We had a great experience with the private tour of Pompeii. It was just the 2 of us and we learned a lot without the hassle of following in a huge group. I recommend you dish out the extra cash for this one.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John P
Vincenzo C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Leisure Italy - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear John, we really appreciate the time you took to drop a commentary on your tour with us. This is important for us and it gives so much meaning to all the efforts we make to provide you with the best possible experience. Thank you...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Great tour and great tour guide!

We loved our time in Pompeii and our time with our tour guide, Lavinia. She was very knowledgeable and excited to share the history of Pompeii. It was if we were her students and she was the teacher ready to share and ready to educate....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kassandra H
Fabrizio_guide, Owner at Leisure Italy - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hi Kassandra, this is Fabrizio from Leisure Italy. We would like to thank you on behalf of Lavinia. The Pompeii for Kids tour is a big satisfaction for us all, we highly appreciate your words. Thanks a lot! Fabrizio Belleni

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20 January 2019|
Response from cgjesso | Reviewed this property |
There were 5 of us on tour. My apologies, but do not recall price per person. This should be listed on tour site.