Skip the Line
The magnificently preserved ruins of ancient Pompeii draw millions of visitors from around the world every year. This vast city is filled with detailed examples of daily life in the Roman World from bakeries with bread still in the ancient ovens, to beautifully preserved homes of wealthy citizens, and even an ancient brothel! With our enthusiastic, English-speaking private tour guide leading the way you will be able to discover this breathtaking site at your own pace and even tailor the tour to your interests.
Save time with High-Speed Trains
Visiting the ancient city of Pompeii is at the top of many travelers to do lists, however the long travel time deters many visitors. Today with Italy’s high-speed train system, however, it is easier and more comfortable to visit than ever before. You will start your half-day tour at the main train station in Rome where your dedicated City Wonders representative will provide you with train tickets and take care of all seating arrangements, allowing you to relax and enjoy the ride. Throughout your one-hour trip to Naples, you will be treated to Italy’s spectacular scenery in the comfort of an air-conditioned, high-speed train.
Once in Naples you will easily reach Pompeii in 30 mins by a local train, stopping just outside the excavation site. At the entrance to the ruins of Pompeii you will meet your official English-speaking guide who will breeze you past the long lines with our Skip the Line access. Once inside, be enchanted and mystified on a 2-hour guided tour into the past like no other.
Discovering Ancient Pompeii
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is considered one of the most fascinating archeological sites in the world, unparalleled to anything else. A haunting yet magical place where time has been captured for eternity. Through interactive, entertaining and educational commentary, your official expert guide will help you to understand how the Romans lived during those fruitful (and ultimately catastrophic) times.
Thanks to our exclusive Pompeii partnership, you will be given the unique opportunity to explore a recently-opened Domus (a home of a high-ranking ancient citizen), still decorated with frescoes of animals, powerful gods and lush landscapes. While exploring the well-preserved fossils and ruins that have been buried beneath volcanic ash for centuries you can take advantage of having a guide dedicated to you and your interests, giving a personal and intimate touch to your time in Pompeii.
Be Back in Rome for an Aperitivo
With your mind still reeling from the spectacular sites of Pompeii you will have a short break for lunch and souvenir shopping before making your way to the Naples train station to catch your train back to the Eternal City. Arriving back in Rome you will find the city winding down for the day, the perfect time for an aperitivo on a sunny Roman terrace while letting the memories of the day wash over you.