The Ultimate Ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Day Trip

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From $366.99

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the storied past of Pompeii and Herculaneum on a private 5-hour tour. Choose a start time that works for you, then swerve around the ticket line upon arrival. Listen as your guide provides entertaining commentary on daily life in the cities leading up to the catastrophic Mount Vesuvius eruption. Free from the impersonal atmosphere of a large group tour, you’re able to ask questions and engage with your guide at any point.
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Choose from four convenient start times
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Pompeii’s history
  • Skip the long entrance line to the site

What's Included

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • Tickets for Pompeii & Herculaneum included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Outside of the main entrance/exit of Pompeii.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Herculaneum Hotel & Maison

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Withlocals

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great trip to Pompeii
Orna_A, Oct 2022
The guide was very friendly knowledgeable and had multiple interesting stories and brought the period to life. Great sense of humor and relevant comparisons to life today. Would highly recommend Dario for any trip.
Terrific sites but disappointed by lack of organization on tickets and travel.
John_C, Jul 2021
The guide was excellent and knowledgeable and prepared to work at our pace and interests. Very disappointing was that we thought in buying a private tour, the least we would have expected was that the entrance tickets to both Pompeii and Herculaneum would have been pre-purchased and we would not have to join queues in the sun to buy our own tickets. Secondly, the transportation between Pompeii and Herculaneum should have been provided as part of the service. Again disappointing to have to get our own train tickets to get to Herculaneum and then return to our hotel in Pompeii. The travel from hotel and between sites should form part of the package for a private tour.
Pompeii and Herculaneum - a fantastic tour that you won't forget.
Elin, Feb 2020
We travelled to Pompeii and Herculaneum from Naples to enjoy this tour with Raffaele. We were met at the entrance where Raffaele took care of the tickets and asked us what we were most interested in seeing at Pompeii. His wealth of knowledge, having worked as an archeologist at Pompeii, was evident from the very beginning. His passion for the site, it's continual restoration and bringing history to life was fantastic. He shared his wealth of knowledge of Roman life and the events surrounding the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. After a short lunch break we travelled to Herculaneum where we enjoyed a further detailed tour with a range of highlights from beautiful atriums in Roman Villas to exquisite mosaics. This tour is a must if you want to truly understand the historical site and get the most out of your trip. Raffaele is undoubtedly the future of archeological sites of such importance and you're missing a trick if you don't book on this tour. We just wished we had booked on to his tour of Naples!
Breathtaking and Informative!
Nicholas_A, Jan 2020
Roberto was our tour guide to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Right off the bat I could tell that he was very knowledgeable and passionate about the sites. My fiance and I are both scientists and we both felt completely satisfied by his answers to the technical questions we asked from archaeology methodology, geology, history to even local flora. Was an amazing experience and would highly recommend this tour and guide!