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2-hour Private Guided Tour of Pompeii

Pompei, Italy

From $211.60

per group (up to 8)

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


The ancient city of Pompeii is home to some of Italy’s most impressive Roman ruins and a private tour is the best way to maximize your time. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you explore the UNESCO-listed ruins, learn more about Roman life as you stroll around the Forum, and see the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater.
  • 2-hour private guided tour of Pompeii
  • Discover the ruins of ancient Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Take in highlights such as the Forum, Sanctuary of Venus, Roman Baths, and Porta Marina
  • Marvel at the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • You can use the free parking of the Osteria Nonna Cherubina, located in Via Andolfi 46, 80045 Pompei
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • entry fee for the archeological area

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Villa dei Misteri
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    TEMPIO TRAVEL AGENCY via villa dei misteri, 1 first floor of circumvesuviana train station of villa of mistery , guide will wait you holding a sign with your reservation name at the meeting point

End point

  • Pompei
    80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Ticket redemption point

Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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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136 reviews
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Amazing experience
Nick_D, Nov 2022
Valeria was a great guide for our trip to Pompeii. She gave a good introduction to the site, and showed us the highlights but best of all we’re the hidden gems we’d have missed without her. We really got an insight into life here in Roman times and all this during the most torrential rain, thank you!
Great tour guide
Pam_D, Oct 2022
Guide provided wonderful historical information. She elaborated on areas of interest for our group. Our guide was very personable and made the history come alive.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Pam, thanks a lot for your kind words. We really appreciate Best regards
Highly recommend
Michael_C, Sep 2022
This was an amazing experience for our group of 6. We were late arriving due to some issues with transportation, but they were very accommodating and understanding. Ciro did a wonderful job on the tour explaining everything, answering our questions, and giving recommendations. He was very personable and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dears, I really appreciate your kind words for our agency and for our Ciro. best regards
Amazing tour with Daniela in Pompeii
Shane_P, Sep 2022
Pompeii is incredible! I’ll start there. We really weren’t expecting to be so amazed but it’s an incredible place. Of all the Roman ruins this was the first time I got a real glimpse into their everyday lives. Much of that was due to our guide Daniela. She was amazing. She knew everything about every stone in Pompeii and also knew how to keep us away from the massive tour groups that are everywhere. Awesome experience!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Shane, thanks a lot for your note. We really appreciate and we will inform our Daniela about your beautiful words. Best regards and see you soon
Amanda_T, Jul 2022
Tour guide was amazing! Took us around the crowds, and was super knowledgeable! Highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Armand, thanks a lot for your note. See you soon :)
Great experience.
Thomas_O, Jul 2022
Terrific experience that really brought to life the experience in a really enjoyable way that I would never have had without our terrific guide.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Thomas, thanks a lot! See you soon for other tours!
Great tour!!
Stephen_J, Jun 2022
Our guide Emmanuela was fantastic. She splits time between archaeological digging and giving tours so she is very knowledgeable. Definitely do this tour at 9am before the crowds and heat peak at mid day. Also, I'd suggest getting there by train from Sorrento ( take ferry from Positano or naples to Sorrento). This will avoid an expensive taxi trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dears, thanks a lot We will inform Emanuela about your kind words. See you soon
Emanuela was a fantastic guide!
David_L, Jun 2022
Emanuela was such a wonderful guide. Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She clearly loves her work and sharing this magical place with visitors from around the world. I would highly recommend the guide service. Thank you for sharing Pompeii with us!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear David, thanks a lot for your beautiful words. We will inform Emanuela about your compliments. Kind regards
Alexandra was a great...
Per_Y, Apr 2022
Alexandra was a great guide for our private tour. Very knowledgeable and attentive. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Per, thank you so much for your nice words. We really appreciate it. Best wishes
Pompeii Private Tour
MaryAnn_A, Apr 2022
We really enjoyed touring amazing Pompeii with Daniela! She was extremely knowledgeable, engaging, professional, and just a pleasure to spend two hours with! The visual aids she has prepared on her tablet were helpful to visualize Pompeii the way it was. Thank you for your communication on what’s app and especially for explaining Italian culture!
Pompei is amazing & so was our guide Maria!
Teresa_H, Apr 2022
Our experience was fantastic. Maria was such a strong guide, stopped and explained about large structures as well as tiny details we never would have noticed. She answered a myriad of questions patiently. We would definitely recommend her!
Registration was very...
Elizabeth_C, Nov 2021
Registration was very easy. We shared the tour with another couple and had Emmanuela as our guide. FANTASTIC experience. Not only was Pompei far larger and fascinating than we'd known but Emmanuela was perfect. She shared her information clearly with many details and a bit of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Because of her information we were able to really appreciate what we saw in the 4 hours after the tour ended and we continued to explore. We would all highly recommend this tour!!!
Fantastic experience in empty Pompeii
Trevor_W, Sep 2021
We had a totally private tour with just my wife and 15-year-old son and I. It was an incredibly privileged time to visit because of Covid, if you are reading this in September or October 2021 and are considering it I suggest you do it immediately. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and intuitive and tailored the tour to our interests. We spent more time in places that we showed more interest in and less time in places that we had less interest in. We did 2 hours but sky is the limit. You could easily do a couple full days. Total recommend.
Miguel_V, Aug 2021
Excellent visit, DAlfonso our guide, show us Pompeya with enthusiasm, and knowloge of the history of the city and how the people live in that time.
No waiting, no wandering, get a tour that’s 100% tailored to you!
Rory_C, Jun 2019
Some places you visit and it doesn’t really matter if you just walk around, take the audio tour, get a group tour, or get a private guide. Pompeii is absolutely one where you MUST get a private guide! Our guide Alessandra was absolutely fantastic and her stories and fine details transported us back in time. Sure other people “visited” Pompeii that day, but we EXPERIENCED it as if we were citizens of the grand city leading up to that fateful day in 79 AD. This tour made the entire trip worthwhile! Btw - the big umbrella and water bottles we brought from town were essential too (it was very hot), just a tip!
Although this tour was good for an...
Krista B, Sep 2018
Although this tour was good for an overview of the site, I think you may be able to get as much or possibly more information from doing the audio guides instead. Unfortunately our guide had a very strong accent making her quite hard to understand and she went into too much detail on some things. All of us would've liked to have seen more of the site than we did - I'm not sure if the audio tour would've been better but in hindsight we would do this instead - at a minimum I'm sure the english on the audio tapes would be better and there would be no risk of getting a guide that you struggle to understand, and you can always fast forward on the tape if it's something you're not interested in hearing.
Our tour guide was amazing! She was...
Charlene Z, Aug 2018
Our tour guide was amazing! She was very knowledgable and we had a fun two hours with her!
Our tour guide was amazing! she was...
Eric F, Jan 2018
Our tour guide was amazing! she was tremendously positive, knowledgeable and she valued our time tremendously. she connected with my 16 and 13 year old so they could engage with Pompeii. Although it was a little pricey for four people, she was what made Pompeii come alive for us! She was so engaging we had people ask if they could join our tour :
Our guide Luca was outstanding. He...
Tom A, Sep 2017
Our guide Luca was outstanding. He provided detail about Pompeii that we hadn't gotten from a previous guided tour. We highly recommend this tour.
Nancy was a wonderful guide. She...
Ebbe S, Jun 2017
Nancy was a wonderful guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed our afternoon with her.