Pompeii Guided Tours

Pompeii Guided Tours

Join our expert-led tours and uncover the secrets of this remarkable ancient city.

Nowhere in the world gives a deeper insight into Roman life than the dramatic seaside town of Pompeii and neighbouring Herculaneum. Before the cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius, these were thriving, lively towns – Pompeii was a trading town equipped with many bars, shops and brothels, while nearby Herculaneum was an affluent, elegant area.

All this came to an abrupt halt in the autumn of AD 79, when Vesuvius – which had done little more than rumble for years – erupted with incredible force. Two thousand years later, the sites of the Bay of Naples confront the modern visitor with a vivid, haunting immediacy like nothing else in the ancient world.

Visiting Pompeii is an unforgettable experience, and we believe that there’s no better way to explore it than in the company of an expert. We have a range of archaeological group tours on offer that will see you walk in the footsteps of senators, slaves and even gladiators, as our Guide Lecturers shed light on everything from the ordinary lives of everyday citizens to the new discoveries being unearthed here. Discover our tours.

Our Pompeii Departures

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Special access you won’t find elsewhere:

Choose our best-selling Pompeii, Herculaneum & Classical Campania tour and we’ll treat you to a selection of money-can’t-buy private access experiences. You’ll enjoy private access Cave of Sejanus (Grotta of Seiano) and the adjoining villa of Pausilypon with its dramatic coastal view.

Special access you won’t find elsewhere:

Travel in the company of an esteemed expert:

All our tours that include visits to Pompeii are led by expert Guide Lecturers. Our roster of experts ranges from published authors to a specialist in ancient glass, and from an archaeologist who has excavated in Pompeii, to a Roman Empire specialist with a particular interest in Roman coinage.

Travel in the company of an esteemed expert:

You’ll explore both Pompeii and Herculaneum:

Many tours that explore Pompeii don’t visit neighbouring Herculaneum, a once beautiful coastal city. Herculaneum was buried beneath 23 metres of pyroclastic flow that allowed it to be preserved in much greater detail than Pompeii and is so worth exploring that all our Pompeii tours also spend time there. This means you won’t have to choose one or the other or return home feeling as though you’ve missed out.

You’ll explore both Pompeii and Herculaneum:

New Discoveries in Pompeii

The Black Room

Stunning frescos uncovered in new excavations at Pompeii are said to be among the finest found in the ruins of the ancient site. Mythical Greek figures such as Helen of Troy are depicted on high black walls of a large banqueting hall.

The Blue Room

Excavations in Pompeii have uncovered a remarkable room with blue wall, seldom seen in Pompeian ruins. It has been suggested, the room, discovered in the Insula 10 are of Regio IX, served as a sacrarium, a space dedicated to pagan rituals and the preservation of sacred objects.

The frescos depict female figures representing the four seasons, agriculture, shepherding. The figures are adorned with crowns of flowers, flowing garments.

New Discoveries in Pompeii

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