Private Tour

Private Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour from Naples

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

Explore the legendary sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum and learn about their tragic story on this private Pompeii and Herculaneum tour from Naples. With personalized attention from own your dedicated guide, skip the line entry, and comfortable transportation throughout the day, this immersive experience offers the opportunity to enjoy two acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Sites at your own pace.

Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Art & History Lovers
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What to Expect

Uncover the superlative power of Mt. Vesuvius while exploring Pompeii and Herculaneum, villages that were destroyed in the violent eruption of A.D. 79. The small seaside town of Herculaneum was preserved by mudflows while Pompeii, the larger of the two cities, was covered by ash. The resulting preservation of these two cities is unlike anything else in the world. You will encounter a history lesson like no other today!


Set out with your private car and guide on a full day discovery of two of the most important archaeological sites in all of Italy. Get a glimpse into everyday life in the Roman era exploring the two ill-fated towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Marvel at the grid-like streets, bordered with bars, shops and public baths, and see everything from mosaics to furniture to frescoes in elegant villas.


Meet your personal driver and expert guide at your accommodation in Naples and begin your history journey towards the extraordinary ruins of Herculaneum. This ancient city was a holiday getaway for Rome’s elite until the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. On the way, your guide will entertain you with captivating stories behind the lives of these Roman patricians.


Walk through history in the ancient city of Herculaneum. Visit homes of wealthy Romans while hearing stories that will capture your imagination. Smaller than the commercial port town of Pompeii but better preserved, in some places Herculaneum is as if the locals had just left. Though Pompeii is more widely known, this exquisitely preserved site offers a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the early Roman Empire.


You will then take a break for lunch before continuing on to the nearby city of Pompeii. This awe-inspiring site will take you back in time to the moment when life here came to a fiery end. See the best of the archaeological area together with the plaster casts of some of Pompeii’s residents on a journey that will ignite your imagination.


Walk among the stone-slabbed streets where Pompeian villagers and aristocrats alike once went about their daily activities. Your guide recreates for you the final days of Pompeii explaining what each building was for, where families ate their meals, did laundry and socialized – and where sailors went when they docked.


Explore their homes, including villas which have only recently reopened to the public, and admire the brightly painted frescoes and marvelous mosaics. Your guide will bring these relics back to life through rich, entertaining and educating stories and captivating commentary. Your private tour will end with transportation back to your accommodation.


  • Pompeii’s Main Street
  • Plaster casts at Pompeii
  • Pompeii Domus just newly opened to the public
  • Amphitheater at Pompeii
  • Roman Forum at Pompeii
  • Roman baths at Pompeii
  • Roman houses at Pompeii
  • Roman shops at Pompeii
  • House of Neptune and Amphitrite at Herculaneum
  • Lanarius Shop at Herculaneum
  • Hall of the Augustals at Herculaneum
  • Cucumas shop at Herculaneum
  • House of the Mosaic Atrium
  • Palaestra at Herculaneum
  • Terrace of M. Nonius Balbus at Herculaneum
  • Sacred Area at Herculaneum
  • Barrel Arches at Herculaneum

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Private driver
  • Private transportation in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Combo tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to Pompeii & Herculaneum excavation sites

What Is Not Included

  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

At your accommodation in Naples.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except on Wednesdays,  Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Labour Day.

Good to Know

  • For a smooth operation, this itinerary may operate in reverse.
  • Pompeii & Herculaneum are an ongoing excavation sites. 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.
  • Once inside Pompeii and Herculaneum, concessions are limited so plan to bring snacks in advance if you need to.
  • There is very little shade in these huge archaeological areas, so during summer, expect high temperatures. Dress in layers. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat is suggested.
  • Note to parents with young children: Pompeii and Herculaneum are ancient sites that are not stroller friendly. For young ones, consider a baby carrier.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

I will have luggage with me on the day of the tour. What are my options?

You can keep the luggage inside the private vehicle. The driver doesn't leave the vehicle unattended.

Do we stop for lunch?

Yes, a stop between visits to enjoy lunch is included in the itinerary but the cost of the meal is not included.

I am traveling on a cruise. Do you pick up from the port?

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

We’re staying in Sorrento can we still do the tour?

This Pompeii and Herculaneum tour is designed as a day trip from Naples. However, since it’s a private tour, we can arrange for pick up and drop off in Sorrento. Please request this in your initial email inquiry and we will get back to you with a custom-designed tour proposal.

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