Sharing Tour of Pompeii
Remember that on the first Sunday of each month the entrance ticket to Pompeii is free and children up to 18 years of age always have the right to obtain the free entrance ticket to Pompeii, but must show a valid document on the day of the tour.
The guide will have personal access to purchase tickets.
- Private tour guide
What to expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Temple of Apollo, Pompeii Italy
is a Roman temple, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and recovered following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii.
Pass By: House of the Vettii, Vicolo dei Vetti, Pompeii Italy
The Casa dei Vettii is a Roman domus, buried during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and found following the archaeological excavations of ancient Pompeii: it represents one of the greatest examples of Roman art of the first century and is named after the name of the owners,
Pass By: Via Villa Dei Misteri 2 Approximately Two Blocks East of The Forum at The Intersection of Vico del Lupanare and Vico del Balcone Pensile, 80045 Pompeii Italy
The lupanari (from the Latin lupa = prostitute), were, during the whole Roman period, the places dedicated to the mercenary sexual pleasure, that is to say the real appointment houses, or brothels. Some are still visible in the ruins of ancient Pompeii  
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Our tour was cancelled last minute meaning that we were unable to book another as they were all fully booked.Our tour was cancelled last minute meaning that we were unable to book another as they were all fully booked.
In a word, the tour was "awesome." Marco was right on time waiting for us at our villa. He is a great driver and his welcoming personality made the journey to and from Pompei relaxed, informative and enjoyable. Paolo was a very knowledgable and accommodating guide -- we could have spent several...In a word, the tour was "awesome." Marco was right on time waiting for us at our villa. He is a great driver and his welcoming personality made the journey to and from Pompei relaxed, informative and enjoyable. Paolo was a very knowledgable and accommodating guide -- we could have spent several more hours learning from him. Together Marco and Paolo make an excellent team. My wife was not up for the trip but when we return to Italy we would be delighted to book another tour with Marco and Paolo and we would recommend them to friends and family.
My 12 year old son and I had the time to have a 2 hour tour of both sites across two consecutive days. Claudia was our guide both days providing a welcomed consistency. Claudia has family who live on the side of Vesuvius who can recall the latest eruption in the 40’s. This first hand knowledge an...My 12 year old son and I had the time to have a 2 hour tour of both sites across two consecutive days. Claudia was our guide both days providing a welcomed consistency. Claudia has family who live on the side of Vesuvius who can recall the latest eruption in the 40’s. This first hand knowledge and the fact she worked at the excavation site as student are priceless. Many guides of course memorize facts and figures for their tours which is understandable. The true interest and excitement about the sites came from our guide. Communication with Tours Pompei was quick and clear. Great choice.
Tours Pompeii did everything right. From ease of booking and emailing with Daria, Pompeii tour with Michele so informative and enjoyable, to spending the day with Gianluca driving us not only from Rome to Sorrento and back, but also taking us on a delightful Amalfi coast tour. We highly recommend...Tours Pompeii did everything right. From ease of booking and emailing with Daria, Pompeii tour with Michele so informative and enjoyable, to spending the day with Gianluca driving us not only from Rome to Sorrento and back, but also taking us on a delightful Amalfi coast tour. We highly recommend using Tours Pompei, you will be glad you did!
Myself and 5 friends stayed in Meta di Sorrento for 4 days in mid-May. As we were not in central Sorrento (and had no car), and we only had a handful of days, we were looking at the most efficient way to see all the sights we wanted. We were a group of 6 and we did the private day tour, covering...Myself and 5 friends stayed in Meta di Sorrento for 4 days in mid-May. As we were not in central Sorrento (and had no car), and we only had a handful of days, we were looking at the most efficient way to see all the sights we wanted. We were a group of 6 and we did the private day tour, covering Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii. We found the day to be absolutely brilliant, well-planned, comfortable, informative, and really enjoyable. I asked Daria a lot of questions in advance of booking the trip, as I wanted to ensure the price was worth it - it definitely was! Daria was amazingly helpful, answering emails at all times of day and even answering questions when I'd asked them before but I just wanted assurance or to double check. I had a number of random questions which she helped us with, including dietary requirements, our ever changing AirBnb address, and rules for flying drones. She was very patient and helpful. Thank you Daria! We were picked up from our holiday flat at 8am by our driver. He introduced himself and explained our day. I was aware beforehand that the itinerary of our activities might change, as the traffic can be so bad around the Gulf of Sorrento! And different attractions are busy at different times. On the whole, we were definitely taken on the most efficient route - we didn't wait in traffic at all, and at none of the 3 stops did we ever have to wait and queue (EXCEPT for the toilet at Herculaneum, but that's to be expected!). We did also have 'skip the queue' tickets included which I imagine helped. As we drove to our first stop - Vesuvius - our driver Elio explained the towns and sights along the way. He was very chatty and we enjoyed the conversation. Elio dropped us off at Vesuvius, after giving us our tickets - we climbed to the summit and back down in just over an hour and a half (I recommend walking boots). There are big walking sticks available if you want. We were a group of 6 in our late 20s. We arrived just as a large walking group were unloading from a coach. As we were ahead of them, we felt like we almost had the volcano to ourselves as I'm pretty sure we were the first onces there. Even though it was cloudy, this did mean we got some great photos. We were a bit late to meet Elio but he understood we were on holiday time so he did not mind. Next we drove to Herculaneum to meet our archeologist guide. I just want to mention quickly, for those of you concerned about such things, that there were toilet facilities at Vesuvius, Herculaneum, and Pompeii. They were all free. The ones at Vesuvius were a bit like park toilets, but what do you expect?? It took us maybe 5 minutes to warm to our guide Francisco, I suspect he thought we might be a bit young and make a lot of jokes, but I think once he understood we were really interested in the history of the ruins, we had a really good time together. He is an archaeologist and told us about the digs he had worked on in Pompeii and the digs they are still doing. He took us all around Herculaneum and explained its history, people who lived their, architecture, and he didn't mind when I asked about the differences in how it was destroyed compared to Pompeii (a bit morbid I suppose). He was a bit eccentric and funny but obviously he really enjoyed history and his job; we really thought he was great. After Herculaneum we went to Pompeii. Our driver offered if we wanted to have lunch and wine at a winery on Vesuvius. While it sounded lovely, we wanted as much time as possible at the ruins. We asked if we could just grab a quick bite to eat, so he took us to the cafe at the entrance to Pompeii, which was completely adequate, not too pricey, and an okay loo. We had Francisco again as our guide for Pompeii so he could show us how the two sites compared. He asked us a lot to draw our own comparisons between the two places, saying "stepping into Pompeii is like stepping into a time machine" and he was absolutely correct. Although we only had a few hours in Pompeii, Francisco took us on a very efficient tour of the highlights - including the 'Beware of the Dog' sign. When we got to the infamous brothel ruins, there was a long queue. Francisco explained that we could wait in the queue for 30 minutes, or we could see more of Pompeii. He explained what it was like inside, and that you only really get a quick minute to look, so we decided to not bother with the brothel. A member of our group had a very small criticism that we could have stopped for longer to take photos in Pompeii, however we did have a lot of sights to get around and I think that I am glad we were able to cover so much of it. My lasting memory of our guiide was how he told us about all the trees and flowers, often throughout the day he would pick a leaf and roll it in his fingers so we could smell the scent. It might sound a bit weird, but it was really interesting! We also had some great discussions around the displays of power, military and economic, and how this was shown in the buildings and trees. I really learned a lot. We had a quiet journey back with our driver, arriving back at about 6pm. Overall, this was easily the best day we had in Italy. A really enjoyable and efficient trip. It was lovely to have the luxury of a private tour and driver, and every one of our group really enjoyed it (and thanked me for arranging it too!) From all of us, a really big thank you to Daria, Elio, and Francisco for giving us a really super and inspirational day out!
Andrew our guide was absolutely the best guide we have ever experienced. He made our tour the highlight of our 10 day vacation. His passion for the history of Pompeii cannot be riveted. Ask for him if you ever go to Pompeii you will not be disappointed.Andrew our guide was absolutely the best guide we have ever experienced. He made our tour the highlight of our 10 day vacation. His passion for the history of Pompeii cannot be riveted. Ask for him if you ever go to Pompeii you will not be disappointed.