Exclusive Private Pompeii Tour: Highlights of the City of the Dead
LivTours’ Exclusive Private Pompeii Tour is perfect if you are fascinated with the history of this amazing Ancient Roman province that was once destroyed by the explosion of nearby Mt Vesuvius. Pompeii is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most well preserved archaeological sites, and worth a visit for every Italy & history lover.
The city was a typical ancient Roman village founded 80 BC until a sudden eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD buried Pompeii under 6 meters of ash and wiped it off the map entirely for over a millennial. It was rediscovered in 1599 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. There site spans over 163 acres, with 42 acres still to be excavated – having a knowledgeable guide by your side is essential. Discover the story behind the life and times of this ancient port town and the modern-day excavations which have helped bring it back to life!
- Learn about how Mount Vesuvius destroyed an entire thriving population
- Enjoy exclusive LivTours direct skip-the-line access with no waiting on line
- Marvel at the incredible mosaics in lavish houses of prominent residents of Pompeii
- Learn from a LivTours expert guide, who is also a trained & active archaeologist
- Discover the incredible story behind the life and times of this ancient port town
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Your LivTours Private Pompeii Tour will start by meeting your private guide – be sure to share your interests and curiosities about the excavation site so that your guide can incorporate those into your tour. You will enjoy priority access into Pompeii, maximizing your time with your guide.
LivTours has carefully chosen a team of guides for your private Pompeii experience many of whom are archaeologists or part of the first excavation teams. As insiders, they can share with you some of the most amazing anecdotes, discoveries, and stories about Pompeii and its surroundings. Your tour starts with your guide sharing with you what a day in the life of a resident of Pompeii was like before the eruption; giving you an important link to life in ancient Roman.
The ancient Romans were the forerunners of craftsmanship and engineering and you will get to see this firsthand by visiting the Roman baths and town’s water system; including their sewage system construction, a system which is still studied today. At Pompeii’s heydey, many European citizens outside of the Roman Empire were still living in basic structures, making the amazing mosaics, murals, centrally heated public baths, and saunas seemingly well ahead of their time.
Stroll through the Pompeii Forum, the heartbeat of this once port trading town while your guide explains where residents lived, worked, and found their entertainment. As an active port town, Pompeii had its share of wealthy merchants who lavishly decorated their homes with frescos, mosaics, and used the latest architectural designs. Your guide will make sure you get to see the best of them, as well as the two most popular attractions – the House of Sallust and the House of Julia Felix, perfect examples of Pompeii residential strcutures.
By the end of your private tour, you will have a clear picture of what the streets looked like on that decisive day 2000 years ago when Mt Vesuvius unexpectedly erupted. Throughout your tour, your archaeological guide will help you understand the chaos that reigned on the streets with people and horses trying to flee along the stone-slabbed roads to no avail. LivTours Private Pompeii Tour gives you a unique look at a true archaeological gem, an extraordinarily preserved peek into ancient history.
UPGRADE YOUR TOUR BY ADDING A WINE TASTING & LUNCH AT A LOCAL VINEYARD
Make your day extra special by adding on a wine tasting and lunch at a family-owned Pompeii winery.
If you want to see a bit more of the area near Pompeii, why not add on a visit to a nearby family-run vineyard set in the Vesuvian hills. Your archaeological guide will leave you with your private chauffeur who will whisk you away to the vineyard. Starting as a winemaking hobby three generations ago, by the family’s grandfather, this vineyard is rooted in tradition and produces exceptional wines that somehow seem to capture the aromas of southern Italy in a glass. The generations that run it today are turning their grandfather’s dream into reality.
Upon arrival, you will be met by one of the vineyard guides and given a tour explaining the bio-dynamic techniques used in production, as well as some of the ancient Roman techniques that are employed in their current production, such as terracotta amphora containers. Get a glimpse of the wine cellar, the vineyards, and even an excavation site right on the property – this is Pompeii after all!
Wine and food always go together in Italy, after enjoying a wine tasting of three local wines, you will enjoy a light three-course meal. Enjoy the moment and revel in the stories, the landscape and, of course, the wine of this third-generation vineyard.
Once your tour, wine tasting, and lunch is done, your private chauffeur will take you back to the entrance of the Pompeii excavation site from which you started.
- Skip the line into Pompeii site
- Fully guided tour
- Pompeii theatre
- Forum of Pompeii
- Roman bath house
- House of Sallust
- House of Julia Felix
- Mt Vesuvius view
- Pompeii is an ongoing excavation site. The suggested itinerary might encounter some changes depending on the archaeologist’s daily duties.
- Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, change, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to Covid-19 safety regulations, museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable.
*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
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"We thoroughly enjoyed our Private Pompeii walking tour with Livitaly Tours. We did the private tour because we booked last minute but our experience with Livitaly is that their small group tour would have been just as good. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I had been to Pompeii once before years ago but I learned much more on this tour. We have taken multiple tours with Livitaly and all have been great. There is of course a lot of walking on this tour but worth the effort. One of the best ways to see and learn about the tragic end of this city and what life in ancient times would have been like."
Wayne - USA
Multimple tours with LivItaly
"My husband and I booked 4 private tours with LivItaly based on reviews we read and the service we received before we arrived. Each of the guides was excellent--Dario (Vatican), Ima (Pompeii), Mike (walking tour) and Giulia (Roman Forum and Colosseum). We learned so much from our short time in the area and were treated like royalty while making lovely new friends at the same time. We highly recommend this company."
Jules J. - USA
Unforgettable tour of Pompeii
"Everything about our first tour to Pompeii was great and it would not have been possible without the great guide we had. Thank you LivItaly for an experience of a lifetime!"
Petra - Germany
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