Walks of Italy

  • City: Pompeii
  • 5hrs
  • Start Time: Flexible

Get a more rounded view of Pompeii by visiting the ruins themselves & their precious artifacts on this intimate tour. You’ll enjoy your Pompeii visit with an expert guide – a local archaeologist likely to have worked on excavations here themselves! – then travel to the Naples Archaeological Museum by train (tickets included) with your guide.

What you’ll find here will surprise and delight you (the adults-only room is particularly memorable). Having visited Pompeii already, you’ll have the context to understand the frescoes, artworks and everyday items you’ll find here – and since you’re traveling with your own private guide, you’ll get answers to any questions you may have!

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Sites visited

  • Plaster-cast remains of Pompeii's doomed inhabitants
  • Gladiator's barracks
  • Big Theater
  • Small Theater
  • Porta Marina
  • The Basilica
  • The Temple of Apollo
  • The Roman Forum
  • Pompeii's Main Street
  • Roman Bakery
  • Thermopolium (an ancient restaurant)
  • A Roman "home"
  • Thermal baths
  • A Roman brothel (Lupanare)
  • Building of Eumachia
  • Panoramic walk along the city walls, with views over the ancient port
  • Farnese sculpture collection
  • Mosaic collection
  • Secret Cabinet room (optional)
  • Bronzes from the Villa of the Papyri
  • Roman fresco collection

Included

  • Tickets to Pompeii & Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Train tickets from Pompeii to Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Dedicated expert tour guide throughout

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

All Pompeii excavation and Naples Archaeological Museum entrance fees are included in this tour. Transport from Pompeii to Naples, or vice versa, is also included. Transport from your base city to Pompeii or the museum, however, is notincluded. Please be aware that sites in the Pompeii excavation area, as well as collections or parts of collections in the Naples Archaeological Museum, can close to the public without any warning. If such a closure affects the normal tour route, your guide will substitute the site with another of approximate value.

What is the best way to reach the Pompeii archaeological site?

By private vehicle transfer:
The most comfortable, convenient and fast way to get to your tour on time! You can book a transfer service from Rome directly to the Pompeii archaeological site. The vehicle waits while you visit the site, then brings you back "home." See our transfers section for details.

By train from Rome:
First, take a train from Rome (“Roma Termini”) to Naples (“Napoli Centrale”). You can view train times, prices and book your tickets in advance on www.trenitalia.com. We recommend taking the fastest train, Frecciarossa, which takes 1hr, 10mins and costs, at the time of writing, €58 euros per person, each way, in first class, or €45 euros per person, each way, in second class. The slower trains cost less, but run less frequently and are less clean and less comfortable.

Once at the Napoli Centrale train station, take the Circumvesuviana train, which you can access directly from the Naples station. Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour and cost around €5 for a round-trip ticket, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes. For more information about the Circumvesuviana train schedule, please view this website.

By train from Sorrento or Naples:
Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour and cost around 5 euros for a round-trip ticket, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes. For more information about the Circumvesuviana train schedule, please view this website.

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