Why Choose this Tour?
Want to discover Pompeii and explore first-hand what life was actually like 2,000
years ago? Then you can’t miss Pompeii, the city buried in Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in
79 A.D. Also unmissable is the Naples Archaeological Museum, where the countless
treasures of Pompeii – including some of the world’s finest ancient paintings,
sculptures, mosaics, and other surprises (even ancient erotic art!) wound up. With
stories and recreations, your enthusiastic, private guide brings it all to life.
Enjoy an expert guided tour of Pompeii archaeological site.
Wandering the ruins on your private Pompeii tour, your guide will regale you with
a detailed account of life here before, during, and after the eruption. You’ll see all
of the most popular sites, including the House of the Tragic Poet, with its famous
“Cave Canum” (“Beware of the Dog”) mosaic; the brothel; the suburban baths; and
the Roman Forum, with its beautiful basilica and Temple of Apollo. And that’s not to
forget the plaster casts of those killed in the eruption, the eerie and moving glimpses
of what it must have been like to experience Armageddon.
The real treat of our Pompeii tour, though, is the House of Mysteries. It’s
Pompeii’s most lavish and beautiful villa—but, again, hardly anyone visits! Don’t
miss out on this fascinating house from the 2nd century B.C., which still boasts
incredibly well preserved, colorful frescoes, including the highly controversial
painting of what is thought to be a girl’s initiation into marital life.
The best artifacts were removed from Pompeii – but you’ll see them too!
At Naples Archaeological Museum you’ll delve right into the juiciest details and
stories from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Using the museum’s world-renowned
collection as a starting point, your guide will recreate for you what being an ancient
Roman was really like. Some of these just might surprise you, like the “secret
cabinet,” a room of ancient erotic art and objects that used to be kept under lock and
key. (Depending on the age and comfort of the clients, visiting this room is at the
And that’s not to mention the fantastic art! Ever seen a detailed Roman painting
from 2,000 years ago? How about dozens and dozens of them, all incredibly
preserved and as colorful as if they were painted yesterday? That’s not to mention
the extraordinary mosaics, a collection that, after a long renovation, was only
just reopened to the public! You’ll see the famed “Alexander mosaic,” a much-
imitated mosaic featuring Alexander the Great and Darius. Or the Farnese sculpture
collection, including the “Farnese Bull,” the largest single sculpture ever recovered
from antiquity. It’ll take your breath away!
With your own private Pompeii tour guide, you won’t just see – you’ll
Hiring your own dedicated tour guide means you won’t have to compete for their
attention, nor will you ever struggle to hear or keep up. Our Pompeii guides are
carefully selected for their knowledge, friendliness and the storytelling abilities
that allow them to bring these sites to life for you. Ask all the questions you can
think of or venture a little off track – Ancient Rome is your oyster and our experts
are capable of answering any question you can throw at them. In fact, many of
our guides worked on the excavations here themselves, so they have first-hand
knowledge that can provide real insight.
With pre-reserved tickets to both Pompeii and the Naples Archaeological Museum,
we’ve removed all the hassle of traveling independently too, while train tickets
between the two sites and a guide to accompany you for your journey, mean you
won’t waste a precious moment.
Don’t just see Pompeii, explore it on our private Pompeii tours, bringing Ancient
Rome to life in front of your very eyes.
For details on how best to access Pompeii from Rome, Sorrento or Naples, see
Important Notes page.