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Approx. 10 hours including travel and break
A private car and driver will be waiting for you at your hotel in Rome to take you to Pompeii, where you will meet our guide and begin your Pompeii tour. At the end of your day trip you will be taken back to your hotel in Rome by car.
The tragedy of Pompeii
25 August 79 AD: it’s sunrise when Mount Vesuvius erupts and destroys Pompeii in the blink of an eye. The streets of Pompeii are filled with molten, ash and lava. Trees and buildings are buried for ever. Some people are lucky and manage to flee. Those left behind die where they fall, petrified for eternity.
A visit to Pompeii on a day trip from Rome is a chance to rediscover the doomed city, and the daily life of its people. Despite the devastation wrought by Vesuvius, we have still been left with countless poignant remnants - oil lamps, jewellery, furniture, statues of the gods, and even a lovers’ last kiss. As you walk through Pompeii on your private tour, you’ll hear the story of one of the greatest tragedies in history in the place where it actually happened.
To truly understand Pompeii, however, we must journey even further back in time - before the tragic events of 79 AD. On your day trip to Pompeii from Rome, you will explore the city with your personal guide, walking through the streets, villas, bars and baths that were once bustling with life. You’ll gain a deeper insight into the daily lives of the Pompeians, discovering another side to this fascinating chapter of Roman history.
Our private walking tour of Pompeii
The sprawling ruins of Pompeii can seem overwhelming, especially for a first-time visitor. Your personal guide, an expert on the history and archaeology of Pompeii, will help you to make sense of the city, taking you to the most famous temples and villas as well as some intriguing lesser-known sites.
During your Pompeii day trip from Rome you’ll learn about both public and private aspects of daily life in Pompeii, through your exploration of the city’s atmospheric ruins.
When you visit famous temples such as the Temple of Isis you’ll discover the secrets of Roman religion, including the nature of cults, superstitions and funerary rites. The ruins of the temples are impressive in themselves, but the explanations of your personal guide will enrich the experience, casting light on the mysteries of Roman religion. Other aspects of daily life in Pompeii will be explored on your private tour on visits to the bars, brothels and bathhouses of the city.
Many of Pompeii’s inhabitants were wealthy art-lovers, as you’ll discover when you explore the ruins of their opulent villas, vividly decorated with impressive wall frescoes. A visit to these evocative ruins gives us a fascinating glimpse of the lives and artistic tastes of their owners.
Your personal guide will discuss the different interpretations and possible meanings of the frescoes, giving you a deeper understanding of the Roman culture through its complex symbolism.
A car and private driver will meet you at your hotel in Rome
This is a walking tour through a large archeological site with uneven surfaces. We recommend comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water
Jun 30, 2019
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for Rome's inspiring cultural heritage. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!