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
  • 431 Reviews
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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 $29
/ person
From $174 per group
Private groups only
From $174 per group
$29 per person
$29 per person
From $174 per group
Private groups only
From $174 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 431 reviews.

John
October 2021
Our guide Benedetto was fantastic. His English was perfect and he brought everything to life. His tour of the city gave us such a good insight into the history of Pompeii and our tour was worth every penny.
Hanna
October 2021
Luca connais très bien le sujet et a rendu la visite captivante avec beau d’anecdote. Il me semble qu’un guide est indispensable pour la visite d’un tel site !
Martina
October 2021
La visita guidata al sito archeologico di Pompei è stata interessante e coinvolgente. La nostra guida, Benedetto, guida turistica accreditata (diffidare da chi non lo è) ci ha accompagnato alla scoperta di Pompei. Consiglio questo tour perché il Sito di per sé è molto grande e dispersivo e, grazie ad una guuda esperta, in meno tempo è possibile coglierne tutti gli aspetti salienti, scoprire curiosità e luoghi nascosti. Ringrazio ancora Benedetto per la sua disponibilità
Sarah
October 2021
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We learned so much about life in Pompeii from Benedetto and it really added to the experience hearing his expertise on the archaeological explorations of Pompeii. I will definitely recommend this tour to my family and friends visiting Pompeii in the future.
Marion
October 2021
Formidable visite en français ! Luca est un guide captivant, clair et très sympathique. Nous n'avons pas vu passer les deux heures de visite et aurions été partants pour deux heures de plus :)
Melissa
October 2021
Went on a private tour with Benedetto and it was fantastic. He’s knowledgeable and funny and it was the best way to spend a few hours having some fun and learning some things. 100% recommend.

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  • Wed, Oct 20
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Private groups only
    From $174 per group
  • Wed, Oct 20
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Thu, Oct 21
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Private groups only
    From $174 per group
  • Thu, Oct 21
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Fri, Oct 22
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Private groups only
    From $174 per group
  • Fri, Oct 22
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Sat, Oct 23
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Private groups only
    From $174 per group
  • Sat, Oct 23
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $29 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Identity Card from under 18 to 24 years old
Comfortable shoes
In summer a bottle of water and a hat

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.