Pompeii with an archaeologist, the original

Pompei, Italy

Experience hosted by Luca

2 hours, Hosted in French, English and Italian
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Are you ready to experience Pompeii with real archaeologists, who really took part to excavations and even worked in the ruins of Pompeii?

I’m not an agency, neither a tour operator, so me or my colleagues will personally take you through the ruins.

We will visit the ancient Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the
eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. the best example of a city that will make you know the life of the Romans.
During the time spent together you will live with an archaeologist an unforgettable
Experience, exploring the most important and famous buildings: the
typical house with its decorations, the shops, the thermal baths, the
theater, the lupanare, the plaster casts etc..
This tour is recommended for families, but also for archaeology enthusiasts and photography lovers.
In summer the afternoon time is perfect to avoid the
heat and the crowds, to enjoy the charm of the magical sunlight.
I can offer private tours. If you need further information do not hesitate to contact me!!

10:00 am tour in French
10:30 am tour in English
11:00 am tour in Italian

IMPORTANT NOTE about the tickets: to visit Pompeii or Herculaneum on Saturday or Sunday you must buy the tickets ONLY on line and ONLY ONE DAY BEFORE on

Other things to note
The ticket is not included (€ 16 for adults; € 2 for Europeans from 18 to 24 years old; it's free for under 18).
Our tour is free for children under seven years old.
Are you ready to experience Pompeii with real archaeologists, who really took part to excavations and even worked in the ruins of Pompeii?

I’m not an agency, neither a tour operator, so me or my colleagues will personally take you through the ruins.

We will visit the ancient Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the
eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. the best example of a city that will make you know the life of the Romans…

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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My name is Luca and I am an archaeologist and official tourist guide of the Campania region.
I graduated from the Faculty of Letters in Naples and obtained a post-graduate degree in archeology from the Federico II University in Naples (one of the most prestigious in Italy).
As an archaeologist I took part in several excavation missions in Pompeii and also in other regions and Italian cities.
I started working as a guide in 2011 and, together with some of my archaeologist colleagues and official guides, we founded a small working group. With them I also shared university studies and research projects in Pompeii. Here we offer guided tours which aim to convey our passion for Pompeii and the archeology of our region.

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My name is Luca and I am an archaeologist and official tourist guide of the Campania region.
I graduated from the Faculty of Letters in Naples and obtained a post-graduate degree in archeology from the Federico II University in Naples (one of the most prestigious in Italy).
As an archaeologist I took part in several excavation missions in Pompeii and also in other regions and Italian cities.
I started working as a guide in 2011 and, together with some of my archaeologist colleague…
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From £22
/ person
Sun, 1 Aug
From £128 per group
09:30 - 11:30
Private groups only
From £128 per group
Sun, 1 Aug
£22 per person
14:00 - 16:00
This time is popular
£22 per person
Mon, 2 Aug
From £128 per group
09:30 - 11:30
Private groups only
From £128 per group

Where you'll be

A step back in time to discover the ancient city and to understand the ancient lifestyle of the Romans.
We will visit: the theaters, graffiti, a typical house with its decoration (mosaics and frescoes), the shops (the bakery and the typical restaurant), the baths, the lupanare with the erotic frescoes and the famous plaster casts of the victims.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 373 reviews.

Geraldine
July 2021
Bonne balade dans les ruines de Pompéi, cela vaut le coup d’avoir un guide qui vous raconte la vie de l’époque et qui décrypte des détails que l’on aurait sans doute pas vu seul . Bonne expérience
Judith
July 2021
Benedetto was our guide. He did an awesome job explaining and bringing the life of the people in antique Pompei closer to us. Definitely recommend this tour when you are visiting Pompei!
Maximilian
July 2021
It was a very pleasant and informative experience! Our guide Benedetto paid a lot of care to the wellbeing of the participants and answered questions extensively.
Laura
July 2021
We were on a tour with Benedetto, and it was truly amazing. It is much nicer than the other tour experiences because we have quite a small group and we were able to interact and talk to him, ask questions about Pompeii and its history. He always had a funny short story about the buildings or the engravings, it was very nice to hear those and learn about the little things of every day life in Pompeii too. The tour allows us to have the keys to understand the ruins and the archeological findings way better than if we were just on our own. Benedetto was very kind and thoughtful, giving us many insights as to the history of the place. His knowledge allowed us to imagine how the city could’ve been centuries and centuries ago. It was an overall amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to visit Pompeii! Laura (&Megane)
We were on a tour with Benedetto, and it was truly amazing. It is much nicer than the other tour experiences because we have quite a small group and we were able to interact and ta…
Romane
July 2021
Super expérience avec Luca ! Il a su nous captiver et nous transporter dans le temps du début à la fin de la visite ! Ces explications étaient très claires et il a répondu à toutes nos questions ! Nous recommandons Luca les yeux fermés. Si vous voulez que votre visite de Pompéi soit inoubliable, foncez !
Super expérience avec Luca ! Il a su nous captiver et nous transporter dans le temps du début à la fin de la visite ! Ces explications étaient très claires et il a répondu à toutes…
Garrett
July 2021
Benedetto was very knowledgeable. He was able to paint a picture of the life of the people of Pompeii before the eruption. He goes in depth when you ask questions and overall really is an expert at what he does.

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  • Sun, 1 Aug
    09:30 - 11:30
    Private groups only
    From £128 per group
  • Sun, 1 Aug
    14:00 - 16:00
    This time is popular
    £22 per person
  • Mon, 2 Aug
    09:30 - 11:30
    Private groups only
    From £128 per group
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    09:30 - 11:30
    Private groups only
    From £128 per group
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £22 per person
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    09:30 - 11:30
    Private groups only
    From £128 per group
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £22 per person
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    10:30 - 12:30
    £22 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Identity Card from under 18 to 24 years old

Comfortable shoes