Private Tour

Digs & Discoveries: Pompeii Private Tour with Naples Archaeological Museum

Art & History
Duration: 6 Hours
Languages: EN, ES, ZH

Enjoy an in-depth Pompeii private tour exploring all the best ruins and the world-famous death casts. Then visit Naples Archaeological Museum home to the most precious treasures uncovered during excavations. With your own dedicated guide, skip the line tickets, and private car service to Pompeii and back to the Museum in Naples, you’ll experience the very best at your own pace.

Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Art & History Lovers
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

Get a more rounded view of Pompeii by visiting the ruins themselves and their precious artifacts on this intimate experience. You’ll enjoy your Pompeii private tour with an expert guide then travel to the Naples Archaeological Museum by luxury car or minivan.


What you’ll find here will surprise and delight you (the adults-only room is particularly memorable). Having visited Pompeii already, you’ll have the context to understand the frescoes, artworks and everyday items you’ll find here – and since you’re traveling with your own private guide, you’ll get answers to any questions you may have!


Pompeii Private Tour at Glance

There are few sites in the world that offer as much insight into the past as Pompeii – a city frozen in time during a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. But did you know that many of the best artifacts discovered here were removed? We visit both the ruins and the artifacts on this Pompeii private tour, offering you a glimpse into the past.


After meeting your guide and driver at your accommodation in Naples, you will enjoy the short drive out to the archeological site of Pompeii. Taking advantage of this time, your guide will provide a historical narrative that will set up the context for viewing and understanding the city.


Our Pompeii private tour begins with a visit to the world-famous buried city via private car service, returning to Napoli to explore the Archaeological Museum. This important museum has one of best collections of Roman antiquities offering an even greater insight into life in Pompeii before the eruption!


Guided Pompeii Visit

Pompeii has preserved Roman-era layout offering a fascinating and detailed look into the daily life of its people. Since its unearthing in the late 18th century, Pompeii has remained one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy and is unparalleled in its preservation of an ancient city.


Upon arriving, we will move swiftly on to the ancient roads, allowing us to explore homes, stores, temples and public spaces which narrate the social, cultural and political themes present in Pompeii. We will pay special attention to the construction and decoration of residential and commercial buildings delving into the reality of this buried city.


Wandering the ruins on your private Pompeii tour, your guide will regale you with a detailed account of life here before, during and after the eruption bringing ancient Rome to life in front of your eyes. You’ll see all of the most popular sites including the House of the Tragic Poet with its famous “Cave Canum” (“Beware of the Dog”) mosaic; the suburban baths; and the Roman Forum, with its beautiful basilica and Temple of Apollo. And that’s not to forget the plaster casts of those killed in the eruption, the eerie and moving glimpses of what it must have been like to experience Armageddon.


Guided Naples Archaeological Museum Visit

The best artifacts including paintings and mosaics were removed from Pompeii but you’ll see them too! At Naples Archaeological Museum you’ll delve right into the juiciest details and stories from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Using the museum’s world-renowned collection as a starting point, your guide will recreate for you what being an ancient Roman was really like. Some of these just might surprise you, like the Secret Cabinet, a room of ancient erotic art and objects that used to be kept under lock and key. (Depending on the age and comfort of the clients, visiting this room is at your discretion!)


And that’s not to mention the fantastic art! Ever seen a detailed Roman painting from 2,000 years ago? How about dozens and dozens of them, all incredibly preserved and as colorful as if they were painted yesterday? That’s not to mention the extraordinary mosaics, a collection that, after a long renovation, was only just reopened to the public! You’ll see the famed “Alexander mosaic,” a much imitated mosaic featuring Alexander the Great and Darius. Or the Farnese sculpture collection, including the “Farnese Bull,” the largest single sculpture ever recovered from antiquity. It’ll take your breath away!


For adventurous families, we also offer a Private Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour from Naples.


  • Pompeii Archaeological Site
  • Naples Archaeological Museum, one of Italy's top archeology museums and a Naples must-see site

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Private driver
  • Private transportation in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle to Pompeii and back to the Archaeological Museum in Naples
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to Pompeii excavation site
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to Naples Archaeological Museum

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation from Naples Archaeological Museum to your accommodation in Naples
  • Meals & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

At your accommodation in Naples.

Important Information

  • This Pompeii Private Tour with Naples Archaeological Museum is available on request any day except Tuesdays, Jan 1, May 1, and Dec 25.

Good to Know

  • Pompeii is an ongoing excavation site. The itinerary might encounter some changes depending on the archaeologists’ daily duties.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, as you will walk upon ancient surfaces and uneven ground.
    There is very little shade in Pompeii, so during summer, expect high temperatures. Dress in layers. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat is suggested.
  • Note to parents with young children: Pompeii is an ancient site that is not stroller friendly. For young ones, consider a baby carrier.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this Pompeii Private Tour with Naples Archaeological Museum is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

How to Book Your Private Tour

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Tour FAQs

Who leads this full day Pompeii Private Tour?

Your Pompeii private tour will be led by a an expert local guide who specializes in archeology or classic history, and who possesses a deep knowledge of the various aspects of the site of Pompeii and Naples Archaeological Museum and their context within the Roman Empire.

Can you organize this Pompeii private tour from Sorrento?

Yes. We can arrange the car service from your accommodation in Sorrento (and anywhere in the Amalfi Coast). You will meet your guide directly at the archaeological site of Pompeii.

Will we be able to grab a quick lunch on the way to Naples?

Yes. You’ll have a little time after your Pompeii private tour to grab some lunch in Naples (at own expense) before visiting the Archaeological Museum.

We dock at Naples port. Can we do this Pompeii private tour?

Yes. Please mention this in your initial email inquiry and we will get back to you with a custom-designed tour proposal.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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