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Pompeii tours

Visit the Roman city from 2,000 years ago frozen in time on our trips to Pompeii. See views of the famous Mount Vesuvius and explore the famed ruins.

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What travelers are say about their trips to Pompeii

It was a Wonderful beautiful Adventure
11/04/21 by 2nd-time traveler Andre
Omg! 😃 I had an amazing time! I loved Gloria she was so helpful and amazing and loving I miss her so much already! looking forward to next year's cultural wonderful adventures with EF! 🙌🌍🙌
Italy & Greece
The perfect tour!! Italy and Greece were amazing!
11/04/21 by 1st-time traveler Ian
The Italy and Greece tour was jam packed and busy but…so worth it!! Gloria was the absolute best tour guide anyone could have asked for! We had many places seemingly to ourselves almost and could enjoy and take our time with everything and it was so nice!
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Visiting the ancient ruins of Pompeii, Italy

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., it destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii. Discover more about this famed city in Italy’s Campania region, where ruins tell the story of an ancient civilization.

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Travel tips for trips to Pompeii

How to plan a trip to Pompeii?

Italy is home to countless ancient ruins that draw travelers from around the world, and Pompeii is among its most popular. Many visitors spend a day exploring the ancient site while traveling around Italy. That’s exactly what travelers on our Naples, Sorrento & Rome tour can do. Not only will we arrange your visit to Pompeii, including entrance tickets, but we’ll plan your entire tour from start to finish.

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When is the best time of year to visit Pompeii?

The best time of the year to travel to Pompeii is during the off-season, between October and April, when crowds are lighter. Summer, between May and September, is busiest for Pompeii tours.

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What are the top attractions to see in Pompeii?

Pompeii is a massive site with lots to see. Here are a few can’t-miss highlights to explore when you visit Pompeii on tour.

  • House of the Vettii
  • House of the Faun
  • House of the Tragic Poet
  • Villa dei Misteri
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Temple of Isis
  • Garden of the Fugitives
  • Amphitheater of Pompeii

For details about each of these sites, check out what to see in the ancient city of Pompeii in a single day.

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What to pack for a tour in Pompeii?

Preparing to travel to Pompeii includes packing a few essential items that will keep you comfortable.

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Roads in Pompeii are dusty and uneven. A sturdy pair of shoes will help you keep your balance, and closed toes will help keep out dust and, if it rains, mud.
  • Sun protection. If you travel to Pompeii in the summer, pack a brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect your skin and eyes from the strong sun. Consider bringing a light-colored, long-sleeve shirt made from breathable materials, such as linen, to help simultaneously protect your skin and keep cool.
  • Lightweight layers. Travelers visiting Pompeii in cooler months should pack lightweight layers. In cooler months, bring a lightweight sweater and a light jacket.
  • Water. Pompeii tours typically involve a lot of walking outside, where it can be hot and sunny. Bring a reusable bottle filled with fresh water to stay cool and hydrated.
  • A camera. A good camera is a must for travelers on our trips to Pompeii who want to capture the site’s centuries-old ruins.  
  • A small backpack. A small, durable backpack will help travelers on tours in Pompeii keep their belongings within easy reach—and their hands free for all that picture taking.
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What to know before visiting Pompeii?

Here are a few helpful things to know before booking a Pompeii tour package.

  • Travelers who are interested in Pompeii vacations can visit the ancient site on several of our tours.
  • Archaeologists first began uncovering Pompeii in the mid-1700s. While excavation continues to this day due to the massive size of the site, much of the focus is now on the restoration and maintenance of structures that have been uncovered. With so many travelers visiting Pompeii to learn about its history firsthand, conservation of the ruins is a top priority, and travelers are asked to abide by rules and guidelines designed with that mission in mind.
  • After walking through the ruins and seeing the city from atop Mount Vesuvius, stop by the National Archaeological Museum in the heart of Naples. This museum houses a large collection of artifacts and art from both Pompeii and Herculaneum, the other city that was destroyed during the eruption of Vesuvius.

For more, check out staffer Courtney’s tips for visiting the ancient ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

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