Best of Pompeii - 2 hour Private Tour with Alex

Pompei, Italy

From $119.45

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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


One of Italy’s most storied archeological sites, Pompeii is home to preserved structures and artworks that aren’t always apparent to independent travelers. On this private tour, explore with a guide who helps you understand the history of the ancient city and what the remaining structures can tell us about ancient Roman political, religious, and social life. Visit the forum, main square, body castes, public baths, and other sites on request.
  • A private 2-hour tour of “the best of” Pompeii
  • Learn about ancient history and culture from your guide
  • Admission tickets available on request (own expense)
  • Visit the forum, body castes, baths, and other sites on request.

What's Included

  • Taxes
  • Entrance tickets to the site are not included: Euro 18 per adult, free under 18 years of age.
  • On request, entrance tickets can be bought in advance by your guide.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hortus Pompei, Restaurant & Garden Bar
    Piazza Esedra, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    You will meet your guide at the PORTA MARINA SUPERIORE entrance, at 50 metres on foot from the Circumvesuviana station Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri The guide will be holding a board with your surname.

End point

  • Via Villa dei Misteri, 1
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    The end point varies according to whether clients prefer to come out again with the guide or wish to stay in longer visiting the site.

What To Expect

Pompeii Archaeological Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Forum (Pass By)

Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Casa degli Amorini Dorati

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pompei Il Mosaico "cave Canem" (Pass By)

Thermopolium Regio VI, Insula VIII, 8

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Teatro Grande

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) (Pass By)

Orto dei Fuggiaschi

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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82 reviews
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Great Experience
Rob_B, May 2023
Pompeii was on my wish list for a long time so it was important to me to arrange for a top level private tour. Alex did not disappoint. He was super friendly, informative and unrushed. Thanks again Alex for a great experience.
Digging deeper in the ruins of Pompeii
charles_c, May 2023
Exceeded our high expectations. Despite a steady light rain, Alex gave the two of us a complete tour that included small details about subjects in which we expressed an interest. His presentation contextualized the ruins and the lives of the people who lived there. Alex leads the kind of tour that makes you want to return.
Pompeii day with Alex
Ronda_C, May 2023
We had a great time! Alex was full of knowledge and humor and made the Pompeii experience memorable and amazing. We will definitely tour with Alex again when we return.
Fantastic! Six stars!
Christian_P, Apr 2023
The tour guide, Alex, brought Pompeii to life! He pointed out the smallest things that made everything so real. He has been a “resident” of Pompeii since he was 11, he calls it “his city”.
Great experience!
noni306, Apr 2023
Absolutely amazing experience. Alex was informative and took us through places where there were no crowds so we could only focus on the brilliance of Pompeii and its interesting history. Highly highly recommend!
Excellent tour
Sreeram_N, Dec 2022
Alex was excellent. Very communicative from the time of booking the tour to the time the tour took place. Assisted with getting tickets ahead of time. Very knowledgeable and willing to adapt the tour and stops to the interests of those he is showing around.
Best Tour Guide in all of Pompeii!!!
Greg_L, Dec 2022
Alex was the absolute best tour guide you could ever ask for! We traveled to Italy with our four younger children and Alex had them engaged from the first second all the way through the 3 hour tour. Not only is he one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, his passion and love of history and Pompeii is evident from the first time you talk to him. Of you are thinking at all about using a tour guide, book Alex now! Multiple works at Pompeii told us we had the best tour guide in the city and I truly believe it. Thank you Alex for everything!!! We had a fantastic day with you.
Lifetime memories made even better by an excellent guide.
Su_R, Jul 2022
We have booked many private tours and Alex was by far an absolute standout. He made the experience incredibly special for us. He is very knowledgeable about this special place and exudes his love and awe of just how special Pompeii is. We would highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to get Alex for. Guide it will be even better.
Great tour of Pompeii
jennifer_g, Jun 2022
Alex was wonderful for our family of 5. I recommend him without any reservations. We all enjoyed our tour in Pompeii and found him to be a valuable resource and the most engaging of any of the tour guides we had in Italy.
Awesome Tour!
Rancy_F, Jun 2022
We had a great time with Alex! He was super helpful when our nav took us to the wrong location. Alex helped us find our way and put us at ease when we finally arrived. Alex is so knowledgable and enthusiastic about Herculaneum and Pompeii. Would highly recommend!
Best guide for Pompeii
travellorey, May 2022
We loved touring Pompeii with Alex! He was very interesting, very knowledgeable, very funny, and very considerate of our physical limitations. We highly recommend him!

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