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Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option

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Pompei, Italy

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Go back in time two millennia on this intriguing guided walking tour of Pompeii. Meet your local guide at the entrance of the ancient archaeological site and get ready to explore the incredibly preserved Roman city, which has been frozen since Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Highlights include the Forum, a theater, a ‘fast food’ restaurant and even a brothel. Have children with you? Then choose the family tour, which comes complete with puzzles and maps to engage the little ones.
  • Guided tour of ancient Pompeii with a private guide
  • See the well-preserved highlights of this once thriving Roman city
  • View the streets, baths, temples and food shops, all locked in time
  • Discover Pompeii's fresco-coated brothel and one of its ancient theaters
  • Learn about daily life as it was and the city's destruction in AD 79
  • Choose the family tour option, with a fun map, games and clues to engage the kids
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide on both versions of this tour
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If family option is selected - Pompeii4kids Activities, Booklet and Map - for kids from 6 to 12 yrs
Pompeii ENTRY FEE NOT INCLUDED - € 16 per adult person (free under 18 yrs showing valid ID)
Pick up and Drop off not included

Departure Point

Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
On August 24 in the year AD 79—nearly 2,000 years ago—the volcano Mt. Vesuvius began erupting. It blanked the nearby town of Pompeii, freezing the 20,000 denizens with its ash and molten lava, thus perfectly preserving this ancient Roman city. On this guided walking tour, you can see the best that the archaeological site has to offer.

Meet your guide and prepare to be dazzled by this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If there’s something in particular you’d like to see, tell your guide so he or she can tailor the tour to your liking. If not, there’s plenty of things to be wowed by.

See the city walls and the Porta Marina gate that was once the entryway to the harbor of Pompeii. Explore the ancient theater where performances were regularly given. Gawk at what once was a Roman version of a ‘fast food’ restaurant, where vast vases still stand that were used for storing food. Stop at the Forum and learn about the political system in Pompeii and what the Forum was used for. Walk down the basalt-laden streets and squares of the city.

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.

And, intriguingly, see the casts of victims who were immediately frozen by the volcanic eruption. Stop by the thermal baths, a popular pastime in ancient Roman times. And even visit an old brothel, also a much-enjoyed proclivity among Roman men.

Your tour ends at the original starting point, when you say goodbye to your guide.

Family Tour: Have kids in tow? Opt for the family tour, which intrigues children, thanks to games, puzzles and a map designed specifically for children. Your guide also tailors the route in a way that is geared towards youngsters. It’s a truly engaging way for them to discover the city and learn about life here long ago. The family tour ends at the starting point when you bid farewell to your guide.
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Your personal knowledgeable guide will show the highlights of Pompeii: the Forum, the Bath-House, the shops and the streets, the fantastic private homes, and more! You are going to be introduced to the history of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried Pompeii 2000 years ago. You will take great pictures of colorful wall-paintings and floor-mosaics. You will enter daily life in ancient Pompeii and discover how advanced Romans were! If you have children from 6 to 11 years old, we recommend the additional family option. The Pompeii for kids tour will make it both an entertaining and learning experience for all the family. You will still visit all the highlights of Pompeii, but this option includes activities, games, a special map with stickers, and a specifically trained tour guide. Please be aware that admission fees are not included, however our certified guides have access to a fast-track line. In other words, we can buy tickets for you quickly on the spot.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for children under 18 years
  • Please note that TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED, but we will have access on the spot to a fast-track line. In case you already bought your tickets on line, we will need to know which entrance you reserved. We recomend the gate called "Porta Marina Superiore"
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Leisure Italy

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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option?
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
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option?
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 Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option.

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  • "Super tour and really an advantage having a private tour." See review


77 Reviews
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Excellent tour
Melanie E
, Aug 2019
We had the family tour with Serena who really bought Pompeii to life for us. She really engaged our 2 boys aged 10 & 13. The really enjoyed the games and sticker rewards! Would highly recommend and worth every penny. Thanks so much Serena.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello Melanie, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to meet such a nice family as yours. Hope to meet you again in the future! Warm regards, Serena
Loved our tour of Pompeii! Really enjoyed this tour. Felt like two hours was perfect!!
Joanie M
, Jul 2019
We had a great experience and I hate I can’t remember our tour guides name. She was awesome. Very knowledgeable, gregarious and thorough! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi Joanie, we really appreciate the time you took to drop a commentary on your tour with us. This is important for us and it gives so much meaning to all the efforts we make to provide you with the best possible experience. Your guide was Flavia and I forwarded to her your message. Thank you again!
Spot on
, Jun 2019
Our guide met us on time and efficiently steered us through the maze of Pompeii wanderers. She kept us moving in the heat, finding a bit of shade when possible for extended explanations. She was knowledgeable and easy to understand. She made things interesting.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are glad to hear it was worth the money! thank you, Fabrizio
Worth doing the private tour!
Mallory M
, May 2019
We had only a few hours to stop in Pompeii and wanted to maximize our time. Elected to do the private tour and was well worth in. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and help guide us through things we wanted to see to maximize our experience. Well worth it.
Our trip to Pompei
, Feb 2019
Excellent visit of Pompeii. Well suited to young children and varied commentary for adults as well. Our guide Natasha was superb. We learnt a lot, and really appreciate her patience.
Amazing tour! Do it for sure.
, Jan 2019
So helpful to have a knowledgeable guide show you around. Saved so much time and let’s you enjoy the sites instead trying to figure everything out on your own. Highly recommend it.
Our tour was excellent. So amazing...
Susan A
, Aug 2018
Our tour was excellent. So amazing and educational. We had 2 kids with us and the tempo of the tour was perfect so that they didn't get bored. Our guide Paula Vitiello shown in the photo on the left with me and my daughter was delightful, knowledgeable and so friendly. She even recommended a great restaurant we could go to afterwards. Highly recommended
Giuseppe was great
, Jul 2018
Giuseppe was excellent and the 2 hour length of time was perfect. I was travelling with my husband and two children aged 14 and 11 and Giuseppe kept the kids interested despite the hot weather.
Best family tour in Italy
, Jul 2018
We did multiple family tours on this trip, in Venice, Rome and Amalfi, and this Pompeii tour was by far the best of all.
Well worth it
, Jul 2018
This is a tour to remember. Michael was our guide and very personable and passionate about Pompeii. He taught us so much. Thank you again Michael!

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