No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Pompeii. This Epic small group tour with a local archeologist guide will unveil the wonders of a city immortalized by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.
Meet your guide as you step off the train at the station of Pompeii. Enjoy fast track entry as your local guide ushers you through the gates of the Pompeii archaeological park. Pompeii was a prosperous Roman city with origins going all the way back to the 9th century BC before it met it's tragic fate in October, AD 79 when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the entire surrounding area and population was engulfed with burning pyroclastic flow and covered in ash.
What you will see today in Pompeii are moments of terror frozen in time, death postures and ruins unchanged from almost two millennia ago. Your expert archaeologist guide will walk you down the long and ancient streets, whereabouts perfectly conserved ancient bakeries, shops, stalls, private and communal residences, public baths and even brothels remain. You will see plaster casts of the unfortunate Pompeiians who were immortalized on that tragic day.
As part of this tour you will visit the remarkable Roman amphitheatre, the oldest remaining theatre of the Roman era. Upon conclusion of the guided tour in Pompeii, you may remain inside the area for as long as you like.