Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour with an Archaeologist

Badge of ExcellencePompei, Italy

From $526.40

per group (up to 15)

Select Date and Travelers

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


Explore the two areas most devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, Pompeii and Herculaneum. This half-day tour explores the two archaeological sites where visitors can see the remains of the cities such as shops, the Forum, the courthouse, thermal baths, the Temple of Augustalium, and more. Spend hours at each site and learn about the daily life of the ancient Romans from your archaeologist guide.
  • Take a half-day tour and explore the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • See the remains that were buried under volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius
  • Learn about the daily lives of ancient Romans from your archaeologist guide
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with your own private tour guide

What's Included

  • Guidance and assistance by an Archaeologist guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private Tour
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum entrance tickets
  • Any kind of transportation to the sites
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Pompeii at the main entrance of Pompeii ruins called "Porta Marina Superiore".

End point

  • Archaeological Park of Herculaneum
    Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

    Inside ruins of Ercolano.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested
  • Comfortable shoes are required, NO flip flops
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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Good but formulaic.
hmj, May 2022
It was worth having a private guide as we saw more at our pace. Alessandra knew her stuff but was formulaic in delivery. She could perhaps have communicated more while walking in between stops as there were only 2 of us. The guide knew nothing about the guaranteed skipping of he queues which wasted time. We should have been advised to buy tickets for pompeii and herculaneum on the internet in advance. The meeting point was hard to find. Overall we enjoyed the tour and were glad we took it.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello Sir, thank you very much for your feedback, we are happy that you enjoyed your tour and we also appreciate your advice. We will take the opportunity to improve our service in the aspect that you pointed out to us!
Great day out!
Navigate28663582727, Jul 2019
We had Raffaele Romano as our guide who really brought history to life for us. Would recommend him as your guide.
This was the most amazing tour we...
Gina B, May 2018
This was the most amazing tour we have ever had,Paola was extraordinary. It was well worth the extra cost. He was patient and extremely knowledgeable. We spent over 7 hours with him. We definitely do it again.
Giancarlo was fantastic! All three...
MarthaK_K, Apr 2018
Giancarlo was fantastic! All three of the children 11,11,14 had a great time. He had so much patience with my daughter's questions. The adults loved the tour as well. We spent all of dinner taking about the tour and how it wouldn't have been as good without Giancarlo. We had four different tours during our vacation - This was the best! Having an Archaeologist as your guide definitely makes the difference. Since coming back to the States, I've told everyone about this tour and how it is a Must Do!