Step back in time at the vast archaeological site of Pompeii and get a taste of ancient Roman life, on this accessible tour.

Relax and enjoy your scenic ride to Pompeii, during which you’ll get exceptional views of the still-active volcano Mount Vesuvius – the same volcano that completely entombed Pompeii in volcanic ash in 79 AD.

When you arrive, you’ll be amazed at how things in this ancient city were frozen in time, giving us a rare peek into ancient daily life. The eruption was so quick that wine jars were found still sitting on wine shop counters. 

The incredible site is filled with elegant houses, elaborate villas, paved streets, artisans’ shops, taverns, cafés, brothels and bathhouses. And as you follow your informative guide around the excavated parts of this preserved city, on an accessible path, you will be enlightened with intriguing stories about Pompeii, its sad demise, and how we have learned so much about everyday life in the Greco-Roman world.

You’ll also see the infamous plaster casts of the volcano's victims, which are poignant reminders of the horrible events in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago.

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