Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

If you are traveling with your family and friends and want to explore Pompeii in a more private way, booking this small group tour can be the best option for you.

It is a 2-hour guided tour of the Pompeii archaeological site led by an archaeologist, allowing for a more intimate and immersive experience.

Skip-the-line tickets are included, enabling you to bypass the often long queues at the entrance.

You’ll meet your archaeologist guide at the Porta Marina Superiore entrance and head directly inside the ruins of Pompeii.

Also, you can choose from a small group tour or a more private experience. 

Ticket Highlights: 

  • During the tour, you’ll explore the highlights of the ancient Roman city that was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

  • Key sites you’ll see include the Forum, the Lupanar (brothel), the Thermopolium (fast food restaurant), the Amphitheater, and more.

  • Your archaeologist guide will provide expert commentary on Pompeii’s history, architecture, and daily life, bringing the ruins to life.

  • The tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, as the terrain is mostly flat and well-maintained.

  • Visit sights such as the Great Theatre and Forum and enjoy conserved frescoes, artwork, and mosaics up close.

✅What’s Included:

  • Guided tour by an archaeologist
  • Tickets to Pompeii include headsets for guided tours (available for groups of 16 or more).
  • Following the trip, you will have the freedom to explore the archaeological site on your own.

❌ Exclusion

  • Luggage storage 
  • Wheelchair accessibility

Ticket Price:

Group Tour

Visitors’s Age Ticket Price
Adult ticket (18+ years)€57
Youth ticket (12 to 17 years)€43
Child ticket (4 to 11 years)€14
Infant ticket (up to 3 years)Free

Private Tour 

Visitors’s Age Ticket Price
Adult ticket (18+ years)€325
Youth ticket (12 to 17 years)€15
Child ticket (4 to 11 years)€15
Infant ticket (up to 3 years)Free

Meeting Point

Your guide will meet you at the “Porta Marina Superiore” entrance gate. It is located in front of Hortus Restaurant & Garden Bar. 

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Shared group and private options do not always provide the same languages. Please check all the languages of interest to locate your favorite option type.
  • There may be minor changes in the itinerary owing to congestion or a temporary closure.
  • A free cloakroom service is offered near the Porta Marina Superiore entrance (subject to availability).
  • Due to the steps, ramps, and small, steep ascent, this tour is not suggested for tourists with mobility concerns or disabilities.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs weighing more than 5 kg are not permitted on the property.
  • Large backpacks, bags, umbrellas, and other bulky goods (maximum dimensions of 30 x 30 x 15 cm) are not allowed on the site.

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