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Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option

Badge of ExcellencePompei, Italy

From $206.31

per group (up to 10)

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


Go back in time two millennia on this intriguing guided walking tour of Pompeii. Meet your local guide at the entrance of the ancient archaeological site and get ready to explore the incredibly preserved Roman city, which has been frozen since Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Highlights include the Forum, a theater, a ‘fast food’ restaurant and even a brothel. Have children with you? Then choose the family tour, which comes complete with puzzles and maps to engage the little ones.
  • Guided tour of ancient Pompeii with a private guide
  • See the well-preserved highlights of this once thriving Roman city
  • View the streets, baths, temples and food shops, all locked in time
  • Discover Pompeii's fresco-coated brothel and one of its ancient theaters
  • Learn about daily life as it was and the city's destruction in AD 79
  • Choose the family tour option, with a fun map, games and clues to engage the kids
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide on both versions of this tour

What's Included

  • Blue Badge private guide
  • If family option is selected - Pompeii4kids Activities, Booklet and Map - for kids from 6 to 12 yrs
  • Pompeii ENTRY FEE NOT INCLUDED - € 16 per adult person (free under 18 yrs showing valid ID)
  • Pick up and Drop off not included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    In front of Cafè Hortus Pompeii, Piazza Porta Marina Superiore 1, Pompei. Your guide will hold a sign with your name written on it. Please be aware there are different entrances away from each other. Our gate is called "Porta Marina Superiore"

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

On August 24 in the year AD 79—nearly 2,000 years ago—the volcano Mt. Vesuvius began erupting. It blanked the nearby town of Pompeii, freezing the 20,000 denizens with its ash and molten lava, thus perfectly preserving this ancient Roman city. On this guided walking tour, you can see the best that the archaeological site has to offer.

Meet your guide and prepare to be dazzled by this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If there’s something in particular you’d like to see, tell your guide so he or she can tailor the tour to your liking. If not, there’s plenty of things to be wowed by.

See the city walls and the Porta Marina gate that was once the entryway to the harbor of Pompeii. Explore the ancient theater where performances were regularly given. Gawk at what once was a Roman version of a ‘fast food’ restaurant, where vast vases still stand that were used for storing food. Stop at the Forum and learn about the political system in Pompeii and what the Forum was used for. Walk down the basalt-laden streets and squares of the city.

See the blocks that provided stepping-stones across the often-flooded and sewage-filled streets; and view must-sees such as the Temple of Apollo, the Macellum market, and the public weighing scales.

And, intriguingly, see the casts of victims who were immediately frozen by the volcanic eruption. Stop by the thermal baths, a popular pastime in ancient Roman times. And even visit an old brothel, also a much-enjoyed proclivity among Roman men.

Your tour ends at the original starting point, when you say goodbye to your guide.

Family Tour: Have kids in tow? Opt for the family tour, which intrigues children, thanks to games, puzzles and a map designed specifically for children. Your guide also tailors the route in a way that is geared towards youngsters. It’s a truly engaging way for them to discover the city and learn about life here long ago. The family tour ends at the starting point when you bid farewell to your guide.

Pompeii Archaeological Park

Your personal knowledgeable guide will show the highlights of Pompeii: the Forum, the Bath-House, the shops and the streets, the fantastic private homes, and more! You are going to be introduced to the history of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried Pompeii 2000 years ago. You will take great pictures of colorful wall-paintings and floor-mosaics. You will enter daily life in ancient Pompeii and discover how advanced Romans were! If you have children from 6 to 11 years old, we recommend the additional family option. The Pompeii for kids tour will make it both an entertaining and learning experience for all the family. You will still visit all the highlights of Pompeii, but this option includes activities, games, a special map with stickers, and a specifically trained tour guide. Please be aware that admission fees are not included, however our certified guides have access to a fast-track line. In other words, we can buy tickets for you quickly on the spot.

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for children under 18 years
  • TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED. To avoid time loss we recommend to purchase your tickets on line. The best gate is Pompeii Porta Marina Superiore. If you do not buy tickets in advance there is not a problem, we will help you to get them on the spot.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Pompeii Tour with Family Tour Option?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Sabrina was lovely,...
Stacey_P, Oct 2022
Sabrina was lovely, informed and fantastic with our young children, aged 5 and 9. She made Pompeii come alive for our family. Thank you!
Amazing experience!
Susan_B, Sep 2022
The passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of our guide made us feel like we were in Pompili 2000 years ago. Others around us were trying to listen in.
Fabulous family tour of Pompei
sugzi123, Aug 2022
Highly recommend the family tour ask for Sabrina Cancello. She was outstanding kept the whole family captivated, all ages. She had games for the kids which they loved and had them really involved. Her knowledge was endless.
Fun family trip to Pompeii thanks to our guide
Donna_F, Aug 2022
We traveled with our 2 kids who are 7 and 9 years old. Our tour guide was so great that despite the sweltering heat our two kids were captivated by his stories. At the end, they thought our tour lasted only for half hour when in reality we were with our guide for over 3 hours!
Exceptional tour!
Santo_F, Aug 2022
Having a warm and knowledgeable guide who was great in engaging with 8,6,4 year olds. Walking the streets of this wonderful place, learning about the lifestyles of the populations made it all very real and amazing at the same time.
A memorable experience
Laura_K, Jul 2022
Viviana was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and her English was perfect. Our experience viewing Pompeii will last us a lifetime. I highly recommend using Viator as we have in the past for 5 tours. Never disappointed.
Pompeii with family and friends
Enid_T, Jul 2022
The private tour was amazing. Our tour guide Alfredo was very attentive to us and was able to show us a lot. He described everything we saw and put us in the time zone of the history of Pompeii. I would recommend this tour if you are interested in history. Definitely request Alfredo! Having a private tour was very worth it.
Viviana was fantastic ☺️😊 and manage to find a good shadow on that hot day. the shadows on that hot day in Pompei
Rudi_J, Jul 2022
We had children with us and the guide was fantastic to include them even if they did not understand English 👍 Our guides name was Viviana and she had all the time in the world answering our questions. Everybody was satisfied that day 🤗🤗
Great tour with great guide
Roman_P, Jul 2022
A wonderful tour. Our guide, Nandor was on time, professional and knowledgeable. While showing and explaining all of the main sites, he also knew how to avoid the crowds
Great Day!
Eliott_C, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! Knowledgeable, funny, and very nice! Pompei was exciting and fun! Great for all types of groups - family, couples, friends, solo, etc.
Pompeii comes to life!
Mark_D, Jun 2022
Our guide Natalia was amazing! She was waiting on time with our name displayed which was a great start. The tour was just right for the kids, not too long. The activities she had included a map to stick things on at the right time so the kids loved it. Natalia really brought Pompeii to life for us, giving us tips that you wouldn’t find unless you had a guide. I would recommend going as early as you can, we went at 11am and by the end it was really hot, not a problem but if I went again I would book at 9:30.
Fabrizio was an engaging...
Shira_M, Apr 2022
Fabrizio was an engaging and interesting guide who tailored the tour to our preferences. We were 2 parents and three teenagers, we all were delighted by the highlights of this fascinating place.
Perfect way to see Pompeii with kids
Amit_R, Apr 2022
Pompeii is an amazing place. Far bigger and more complex than I expected. Our guide, Guiseppe, was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and patient with our young kids (8 & 5). He even had games for them, which he used to keep our kids engaged. They still talk about our visit. Also, the “skip the line” tickets were a huge benefit—especially because we were traveling with kids.
Totally recommend this tour.
Cameron_B, Apr 2022
Excellent tour. Giusy was wonderful and so knowledgeable. She took the time to answer our questions and shared some cool insights. Great with the kids too.
unforgetable tour in pompeii with fabricio
uziel_l, Apr 2022
we had a wonderfull expierience in pompeii. our guide - fabricio - was very knowlegable and clear, and made us feel the history. the sight is amazing and fabricio made our visit unforgettable.
Very nice guide
Markus_S, Apr 2022
Very nice guide. Super interesting details and stories! Guide took care about what is interesting for Kids.
Excellent tour, highly recommended.
Mandie_C, Apr 2022
We were met by Federica, who immediately made us feel welcome. She was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Pompeii and made it fun and interactive for our children and us. She made sure we saw all the things we needed to see to understand what happened in the ancient city! We had an amazing tour with Federica, she was fascinating to talk and listen to.
absolutely stunning
Declan_R, Apr 2022
In my opinion the whole experience was great for the whole family. Natalie (our guide) was brilliant and interacted with the kids very well and made it very enjoyable for them. We were told nearly everything there was to know about Pompeii and we saw many historical artifacts.
Brett_H, Mar 2022
Natalia was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour for both adults and kids! We would highly recommend it to anyone!
Wonderful tour! My...
Shannon_P, Mar 2022
Wonderful tour! My entire family enjoyed the tour, which is saying a lot with two teenage boys. My youngest (13) said it was his favorite tour of the entire trip. Very knowledgeable guide - I would definitely recommend!