Amalfi Coast to Pompeii Guided Tour

Take a Journey Back in Time to the Lost City of Pompeii

Type: Shared tour (private options available)
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: Monday and Wednesday from 2nd April to 28th October
Special information: We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months.

 

Explore Pompeii's archaeological ruins with a cultural tour of the site alongside an expert guide

The ancient city of Pompeii is close to the Bay of Naples and is famous as an archaeological site of unrivalled significance as, in 79 AD, a long and catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius covered and destroyed Pompeii, killing over 2000 inhabitants. The city was covered in a thick layer of ash, which preserved the ruins and its inhabitants and it remained lost for 1500 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1599.

Today, the site is considered to be one of the few places where an ancient city has been preserved in detail, with everything from jars and tables to paintings and people frozen in time, yielding an unprecedented opportunity for you to see how the people lived 1500 years ago. This special day trip includes transport from your hotel on the Amalfi Coast (or a designated meeting point) to Pompeii and a two-hour guided tour of the site with a professional, multi-lingual guide.

 

Tour intinerary

On this tour, our guide will help you to discover the archaeological site at Pompeii and some of the aspects of everyday life in this ancient city. You'll be astonished by the number of villas, shops and public buildings that archaeologists have brought back to life through careful excavations. As a part of this Pompeii tour, you will have the chance to see:

  • the House of the Gladiators, the House of Julia Felix, the House of Loreius Tiburtinus, the House of Menander, the House of Sallust, the House of the Tragic Poet and the House of the Vetti
  • Eumachia
  • Lupanar
  • Macellum of Pompeii
  • Suburban Baths
  • the Temple of Isis

You can also visit the "Garden of the Fugitives" at the south-east side where plaster casts of several victims (sadly, including children) are on display where they originally fell.

This tour of Pompeii is truly a breath-taking and unique experience, and the perfect way to learn the history and culture of this enriching region of Italy. If you have booked an Amalfi Coast package holiday with and would like to book this Pompeii tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call your dedicated travel expert on 01223 637331 or Click here to send us an enquiry. Alternatively, if you are still arranging your Amalfi Coast holiday, why not browse our selection of packages by clicking here - we specialise in tailor-made holidays to the Amalfi Coast and offer a one-stop shop for all your Italy travel needs.