Rewind 2,000 years with this private 2-hour walking tour of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Meet your knowledgeable guide at the entrance, and explore the well-preserved highlights of this Roman city, all frozen in time since 79 AD. See the streets, shops and sites of the Forum; and view the brothel, an ancient theater and more. If you have children in tow, choose the family tour, with maps and puzzles to engage the kids. Enjoy the full attention of a private guide on this private tour.
Meet your private guide at the entrance to Pompeii and set off on your private walking tour of the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage site. As you stroll, learn how, on a summer’s day in 79 AD, Mt Vesuvius erupted, killing around 20,000 of the Roman city’s inhabitants with falling volcanic ash and burning pumice. Almost 2,000 years later, the ash-preserved relics of its buildings and streets provide a fascinating insight into Roman life.See the city walls and Porta Marina gate that once linked Pompeii to its harbor, and walk around the time-locked ruins to see the major sites. As this is a private tour, let your guide know any particular sites you want to see, so they can tailor your itinerary around you.Explore the center, known as the Forum, and listen spellbound to tales of long-ago city life as you pass the streets, squares and shells of houses and other buildings. See the blocks that provided stepping-stones across the often-flooded and sewage-filled streets; and view must-sees such as the Temple of Apollo, the Macellum market, and the public weighing scales. Also, inspect the relics of long-ago bakeries and ‘fast-food’ stops, where large vases in the stone counters were once filled with foods and drinks so residents could stop for snacks as they went about their daily business.See the casts of victims at the Forum, and view other relics, such as the thermal baths — where residents bathed and socialised — and the Lupanare, the brothel, still decorated with eye-popping frescoes.On your travels, you’ll also see one of Pompeii’s outdoor or indoor theaters, where crowds would have flocked to enjoy everything from gladiatorial contests to plays and recitals.Your 2-hour tour ends at the original starting point, when you say goodbye to your guide.Family Tour OptionPompeii isn’t just for adults, it’s also a great introduction to history for youngsters. So if you have the kids in tow, why not choose the family tour option? With this tour, you’ll meet a private guide at the entrance and see Pompeii’s highlights following an itinerary and route chosen by the kids.Let them act as guide, exploring and learning about the city using a fun map, clues, puzzles and games designed to bring Pompeii’s residents and streets back to colorful life. It’s a truly engaging way for them to discover the city and learn about life here long ago.After two hours, the family tour ends at the starting point when you bid farewell to your guide.