Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist Guide

Pompei, Italy

From $138.66

Price varies by group size

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


Visit Pompeii with a private guide and explore the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological site. Once a thriving Roman town, Pompeii was buried beneath a blanket of volcanic rubble for centuries after the AD79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Pay your entrance fee direct, then head inside to learn all about it as you wander amid ancient streets and relics. Later, you'll soak up views of the infamous volcano from the bell tower of the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Rosary.
  • Private tour of Pompeii with an archaeologist guide
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a walking tour
  • Hear tales about Mt. Vesuvius and the eruption of AD79
  • See Pompeii highlights such as the Stabian Baths and Forum

What's Included

  • Guidance and assistance by an Archaeologist
  • Private Tour
  • Pompeii entrance ticket
  • Any kind of transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

End point

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

    Leaving the guide at the ruins of Pompeii. The guide will be happy to help you with useful information on how to get back to the accommodation or the closes train station.

What To Expect


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

House of the Vettii

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Casa del Fauno

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Termopolio di Vetuzio Placido

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Teatro Grande

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Via dell’Abbondanza

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Terme del Foro

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Granai del Foro

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We organize a specific itinerary for wheelchair users.
  • It is best to use closed shoes and not flip flops, since it can be difficult to walk through the ruins of Pompeii with opened shoes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

I suggest this tour for everyone that wants a short and intense insight into Pompeii’s most interesting facets.


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We loved our tour with Vincenzo !!!
Engelbert_F, May 2023
We enjoyed our guided tour with Vincenzo very much. He is very knowledgeable and passionate and you know immediately that he is a subject-matter expert in his field. I would highly recommend him for a guided tour
Informative and enjoyable tour of the ancient town
Sean_P, Mar 2023
Excellent insight into life in ancient Pompeii, including building techniques, art/design and social practices. We would have still enjoyed a self-guided visit here but the archaeologist’s commentary made it a much richer and memorable experience.
Wonderful tour, amazing guide
Christine_C, Dec 2022
A highlight of our trip to Italy, Pompeii is a must-see. And our guide, Giovanna, was the BEST! She was very informative, enthusiastic and seemed truly excited about showing us this amazing place. We couldn’t have covered as much ground or learned as much on our own. She also went above and beyond, waiting for us when our driver from Rome was running late. Thank you, Giovanna, for a first rate experience!
Teresa (our guide) is amazing!!
Craig_W, Nov 2022
Teresa was our guide and was EXCEPTIONAL!!! She is knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor and is full of insight about the history of the city.
Pompeii private tour
Lyra_P, Nov 2022
Our guide was amazing. She walked us through sections and told us stories I don’t think you’d know without her. Very knowledgeable and funny.
Unforgettable experience
WilliamH_B, Nov 2022
Vincenzo brought Pompei alive for us. We experienced the city through the lens of a pro who appreciated the culture, history, and daily life of the residents.
Very detailed tour of the site
Amy_C, Nov 2022
This was a great way to see Pompeii. It was a very detailed tour that helped us understand everything we were seeing. If you want to get the most out of your visit, I highly recommend this tour
Maria was fun and...
Naama_N, Oct 2022
Maria was fun and knowledgeable, we only had two hours and she helped us focus on the most important parts. We strongly recommend especially if you don’t have too much time.
Wonderful tour, fantastic guide.
Patrick_C, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful experience with Paola, who showed us around Pompeii with charm and enthusiasm. It was a pleasure to listen to her stories of the city, backed up by her deep knowledge on the subject. She was really helpful in connecting us with our transport and in smoothing over scheduling mix ups, mostly caused by us. I would unreservedly recommend her to any group.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Superb private tour with an archeologist
Stephen_L, Oct 2022
Theresa was a passionate and exceptional archeologist who guided us through the ruins. I would recommend her to anyone truly interested in the history of Pompei and the region.
Outstanding Guide.
Mark_C, Oct 2022
Our private guide was outstanding. Excellent knowledge and ability to communicate. He went above and beyond. Sorry I don’t remember his name. Pompeii ruins were excellent.
Must Go to Pompeii!!
semmer215, Sep 2022
Our archeologist guide Alessandro was excellent, knowledgeable and professional. She explained how her studies and expertise was vital for us to understand the way life was in Pompeii. It gave us a sense of their experience and how Pompeians must have lived. Alessandra was a very personable and passionate about Pompeii, don’t miss this!!
Wow - amazing.
Lisa_T, Aug 2022
Amazing one on one tour with someone who really knew he history of the place. Moved at a good pace and could answer any questions we had about anything. 2.5 hour tour felt like no time at all. Amazing experience - would do again!!! So much better than a group tour!
Must try experience if you want to see the special stuff
Patrick_V, Aug 2022
Our tour guid was lovely and made sure we saw all the things we had come there to see. She went out of her way to help us and point out the sights that we had missed on a previous visit.
Informative, Fun and Fantastico!
Joseph_H, Jul 2022
Mena was knowledgeable, patient and fun! We had a mixed group, and I was amazed at how well she balanced explaining the sights to the children and adults.
Best way to understand Pompeii!
Jessica_S, Jul 2022
Vincenzo was amazing and he brought Pompeii to life for us. His experience as an archaeologist at Pompeii and Herculeneum allowed him to explain what we were seeing in greater depth and he answered all of our questions. The tour was very personalized and worth every penny. Highly recommended!
Fabulous time with Giancarlo
Matt_M, Jul 2022
Our family of 4 had a fabulous time in Pompeii with Giancarlo! We went to the wrong gate, but Giancarlo came to meet us. I can’t believe how large and well preserved this site is. We enjoyed Pompeii far more than the coliseum. Book this tour. You won’t regret it.
Diego was an amazing tour...
Sergio_E, Jul 2022
Diego was an amazing tour guide. Highly recommend. Knowledgeable and kind. He made sure we enjoy the visit and answered all our questions.
Best Tour of Pompeii!
Andrea_A, Jul 2022
Roberta was an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgeable about all there is to know about Pompeii.
Informative and Engaging
Alisa_C, Jul 2022
Vincenzo was very knowledgeable and engaging. He was the perfect guide for our group and managed to keep all ages in our group engaged. I am recommending this tour to anyone I know who is thinking of going to Pompeii.

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