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The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City

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The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City

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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Skip the lines to enter Pompeii on a 3-hour tour that take you through the ancient city that was decimated by the explosion of Mt Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the UNESCO World Heritage site to see the amazing ruins of ancient shops, temples, homes and more. Wrap up with a walk along the city walls for sweeping views of Naples and Capri. Your small-group tour is limited to 15 people in order to ensure a more personalized experience.
  • 3-hour small-group tour of Pompeii with skip-the-line tickets
  • Explore Pompeii with an informative guide who offers illuminating commentary on life in ancient Pompeii and the Mt Vesuvius eruption
  • See a Roman bakery, the preserved streets of Pompeii and more in this World Heritage-listed site
  • View Naples and Capri from the walls of Pompeii
  • Small group with a maximum of 15 people provides a more intimate experience
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Official Pompeii tour guide
Small groups of 15 people or fewer
Expert English-speaking guide
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

Via Villa dei Misteri, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

This tour meets by the info/ticket kiosk on the left hand-side of the Circumvesuviana train stop Villa dei Misteri, when exiting it. Just around the corner you will see a ticket office. We meet just outside.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers on this tour.
  • Tour Only in English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From August 6th 2021, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. More info on the Italian Government website
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City.
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What is the policy on sanitization during The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City.
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What is the maximum group size during The Best of Pompeii Small-group or Private Tour - Unveiling The Buried City?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Unless you are short on time or just aren't that interested in Pompeii, then you need at least 3 hours." See review
  • "It was an afternoon slot (Starting at 2.30 am) which helped to avoid the rather hot temperatures during the mid day period." See review
  • "I highly recommend this trip and Ilaria as a guide." See review

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star-5
Amazing 3-Hr Tour
alehandrocrux
, Nov 2019
Was so lucky to do a tour with Ilaria, an actual archaeologist of the Pompeii excavation site! Including me there was only 5 people on the tour and she answered all our questions, no matter what it was about! She made Pompeii come to life with colorful stories and anecdotes about the people and businesses there and explained in very vivid detail their way of life. She also spoke about the Vesuvius eruption and why we have Pompeii today! An absolute must!! Thank you Ilaria, you were a highlight of my trip!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello alehandrocrux, It is terrific to hear that you had such an amazing time with Ilaria - she truly is a pleasure to have as a guide! We are delighted that Pompeii was brought to life for you, as it is a fascinating place and not to be missed. We hope that you will choose us again for another fun walking tour soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
star-5
A three hour tour
Dalean C
, Nov 2019
Our guide was very knowledgable and pick-up is right next to the train station in Pompeii. Convenient and enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello Dalean C, Thank you for your recommendation of our Best of Pompeii tour, we are so glad that you enjoyed yourself while learning more about this archaeological marvel! We do our utmost to provide a smooth and enjoyable experience to all of our guests, and we appreciate that you have taken the time to provide us with your feedback. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
star-5
Archeological Wonder
julieD8339FG
, Oct 2019
We had an amazing visit to Pompeii!! This archeological wonder was brought to life by our exceptional guide, Francisco. With his background in archaeology, he was able to share the history and the insight of one who has worked on actual excavation. He willingly answered questions, as we visited various sites within the city. The town of Pompeii is huge, and having someone with experience, knowledge, and background will make the the visit so much more interesting and informative. We enjoyed it immensely. I would strongly recommend this tour if you plan to see Pompeii!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi julieD8339FG, I am happy to hear that our Best of Pompeii tour lived up to your expectations, and more! We love to impress our guests and work hard to ensure every aspect of their experience with us is smooth and enjoyable. Thank you for your recommendation - we hope to have you join us again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
star-5
Excellent guide Excellent tour
dudley618
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and still entertaining! He handled the delicate issues (brothel, bathrooms, etc) with good taste. The 3 hour tour seemed to go so quickly! We saw everything we hoped to see and learned a lot!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello dudley618, Thank you for your feedback from your recent Best of Pompeii Tour, we are very happy to hear that you found the experience to be so excellent. We want our guides to find the perfect balance between humour and tact on our tours, and so it is fantastic to know that you found this to be the case with your guide. We look forward to walking with you again on your next trip! Warm regards, The Walks Team
star-5
Best of Pompeii
canal825
, Oct 2019
There was also a family with teens on the tour. All went smoothly from the beginning. Francesca was entertaining and very knowledgeable showing us the highlights for 3 hours. Brava!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi canal825, Thank you for your review from your recent Best of Pompeii tour, we appreciate the feedback! Pompeii is definitely a unique destination that appeals to all age groups, and we are so proud to have created an itinerary that everyone can enjoy. Thank you for joining Take Walks for the experience, and we hope to see you on another tour very soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
star-5
Best tour of our trip
Glenda A
, Oct 2019
Ilaria was a great guide. This was my 2nd trip to Pompeii, a 1st trip for my friends. We saw so much as Ilaria made great use of our time. I highly recommend this trip and Ilaria as a guide. Her archaeological background made her a fantastic resources of knowledge leading our tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello Glenda A, Thank you so much for choosing Take Walks for your second experience of Pompeii! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience, and that this was the best tour of your trip! We genuinely love providing our guests with wonderful memories, and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again for you in the near future. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
star-5
Very well informed guide who answered everyone’s question thoroughly
Richard H
, Sep 2019
Our friendly guide spoke English well and was just wonderful. The site is amazing, of course, but she brought it to life.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello Richard H, Thank you Richard, for your kind review of our Best of Pompeii tour and our wonderful guide. We agree that it is the guide who makes or breaks a tour in a lot of the cases, so we go to great lengths to ensure that we hire only the best! We are so happy to hear that you had a fantastic time with us in Pompeii, thank you for choosing to walk with us. We look forward to walking with you again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
star-5
Awe struck
1Alison2
, Sep 2019
Pompeii is so huge with so much to see that the 2 hour tours just would not be enough. Even in 3 hours with an expert guide we only seemed to scratch the surface, but Hilary’s passion and authenticity brought everything to life. She truly loves this place. I had no idea we would see and learn so much. Totally incredible and a highlight of our 3 weeks touring Italy.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello 1Alison2, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we love to hear that our guests had a brilliant time with us. Especially if we have managed to surprise them with an even better time than expected. Pompeii is indeed a fantastic experience, and a must see in Italy. We are thrilled that you chose to see it with us! Thank you again for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Italy soon! All the best, The Walks Team
star-4
Informative guide of a Beautiful Piece of History
Philcarr24
, Sep 2019
Myself and my partner booked ourselves onto this tour in September 2019. It was an afternoon slot (Starting at 2.30 am) which helped to avoid the rather hot temperatures during the mid day period. We traveled from Salerno to the Pompeii on the train and caught the 3 EURO shuttle immediately outside the station to the meeting point near the main entrance to Pompeii. Our guide was on hand to meet us, with radios to listen to the commentary as we toured. The guide was very friendly and spoke perfect English. The tour progresses at a steady pace, capturing the essential aspects of life in Pompeii and the tragedy that befell it. Questions were taken and answered informatively. There is a lot to take in around Pompeii however this tour will take you direct to the essential viewings. Great if you are short on time. Tour took around 3 hours, with plenty of walking. Overall this was a great informative tour and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. Certainly worth the money. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello Philcarr24, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your tour and would highly recommend it to others. We strive to choose guides who are remarkably knowledgeable, passionate, extremely approachable and friendly, and we are delighted it shows. We hope your time in Italy was wonderful and that you will have the opportunity to return soon! All the best, The Walks Team
star-5
Well worth it!
mom22Saskatchewan
, Sep 2019
This tour did not disappoint! There were 8 of us in total and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We had no trouble finding the meeting place - we just used Google maps and followed the instructions in our confirmation email. It was extremely hot weather and our guide tried to keep us in what little shade there was. It did not feel too crowded compared to say the Vatican tour. I would recommend this tour to others.

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