Pompeii Guided Tour with Ancient Roman Food and Wine Tasting

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Explore the ruins of Pompeii on this small-group tour that ends with a Roman banquet in the setting of a reconstructed restaurant. At Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site, see ancient archaeological sights such as the baths, theater, brothel, temples, fountains, bar, mill, and warehouses as you walk along the paved pathways, just as the people of Pompeii did before the city was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Afterward, you have the chance to dine like Caesar during a tasting banquet with local wines and food made from ancient Roman recipes. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to a private tour with just your party.
Your tour start in Pompeii by meeting your guide, who ensures you see the major sights of this vast archaeological complex to make the most of your visit. As you explore the many ruins, from the ancient baths to the brothel, your guide regales you with facts about Pompeii society, including the lifestyle of the citizens, their customs and traditions, and their food and cuisine. So much is known about the village because everything—people as well as buildings—was preserved for centuries under layers of volcanic ash from Mt. Vesuvius' eruption, providing historians with a wealth of facts about what life was like in ancient Roman times. At the end of your fascinating tour, enjoy a Roman banquet where you will taste food made using ancient recipes and, of course, enjoy some local wine. Sample menu (subject to change):Suckling pig with herbsGoat cheese mousse and figsHalf an amphora of spiced wine, honey, ginger pepperCold soup with barley and asparagus

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Food tasting

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from/to your hotel or cruise ship (transfers from hotel or cruise ship can be arranged after booking at an additional cost)

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Skip the line
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