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Pompeii Archaeological Site Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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Pompeii Archaeological Site Walking Tour
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Overview
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 (51)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
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

Thank NavaN56
Reviewed 1 week ago
I recommend this tour

Very informative and fun tour. Our guide Marily was very knowledgeable, and very engaged with all participants.

Thank BackPacker616805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pompeii Archaeological Site Entrance Tickets and Walking Tour

To be sure Pompeii was in my itinerary I bought both the Entrance and Walking Tour tickets well in advance. The day before my trip I'm notified that my Entrance tickets have been cancelled! But not the antecedent Walking Tour. I could not cancel those...More

1  Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worth paying for an experienced guide

We didn't realise how little time we had to see this wonderful site - we will have to return. The best thing we did was to book a group guide for 2.5 hours to just show us some of the highlights with some background. The...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 29 August 2018
Quiet and very sombre,yet beautiful.

You have to see this site the beauty and magnificence of the statues and houses,where the soldiers lived ate and slept you will not be disappointed one of the best things we have ever witnessed.not to be missed.

Thank 777andrea
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Shilan J
3 October 2018|
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Response from EdmundWard | Reviewed this property |
We parked very close to the entrance just beyond the station in time for a 9 o'clock tour, so admittedly quite early, and there was no trouble finding a space.
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LauraS6460
3 August 2018|
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£19 I believe and yes you do have to purchase prior to the tour.
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annette e
26 June 2018|
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Response from Gazmend G | Reviewed this property |
Now that you've got the tour tickets, you just report to the site office at the main entrance and they will slot you in with the next available tour guide. They are very skilful and can easily guide a group of even 40 people... More
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