The Pompeii tour with Kids Tours of Rome is a fantastic private tour to show firsthand what is perhaps the most famous history lesson of Italy that kids learn in school. The volcanic eruption of AD 79 buried the ancient Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum. Nowadays, only about 2/3 of the total area of ancient Pompeii has been excavated and less than 1/3 of the excavated buildings are possible to visit. However, going on your own could still take an entire day to navigate and find all of the important sites that archeologists have preserved and studied. To get the most out of your visit, your guide will walk you down the ancient roads, show and explain to you about the ancient businesses and homes in the most efficient manner possible during your time. You may also visit the government center, see the theaters, and learn about the typical life of the people in Pompeii.
Besides being at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius, Pompei is also near the Amalfi Coast, famous for its iconic coastal winding drive through historic seaside villages perched on cliffs and down the hillside to small rocky beaches below. An option to add a coastal drive or a hike to the volcano are possible to make this family tour a full day excursion. Ask your tour coordinator for more details and a custom quote for transportation from your hotel if you want to do a combined excursion. The Tour of Pompeii for kids is something you should not miss if you are in Italy.
Pompeii is best seen with a local guide who knows the history there and can clearly explain everything you see. It is an exciting venue for families with children of all ages. Wait to see the reaction of your children when they hear the stories about volcanoes. Come discover this lost city with one of our family friendly guides for an unforgettable experience!
Book your Pompeii tour with kids now by contacting us for the times and dates available during your trip.
- Tickets are required for this tour. Your reservation specialist will provide the necessary information during the booking process.
- We require at least 24-hours notice to book this tour. During high season it is extremely difficult to locate available guides and may not be possible at the last moment. Two weeks or more ahead is recommended.
- The private walking tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
- Your guide speaks fluent English and is reserved only for your family.
- You are allowed to take photographs on this tour. Bring the selfie sticks on this one if you want, but please be courteous and aware of the crowds around you when taking photos.
- This tour continues regardless of the weather except in extreme and dangerous conditions. This tour is nearly all outdoors with a few shaded areas. It can be very hot during the summer months. Please bring appropriate protection from sun and rain as needed. Bottled water is recommended on hot days and can be refilled at various fountains.
- Transportation is not included in the tour fee, but it can be arranged separately. Inquire to your reservation specialist for the rates if you would like to add-on this option.
- This tour is not available on first Sundays and major holidays when the site is closed to the public.
The city of Pompeii is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. Over the past decade, it has been visited by approximately 3 million people a year. It is located 7 kilometers from Mount Vesuvius. Did you know that citizens of ancient city Pompeii did not know that Vesuvius actually was a volcano because it hadn’t erupted in 1,800 years? Before the epic eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD, it is believed that there was no word for a volcano. This word was named after the Roman god of fire and steel – Vulcan.
During the eruption, it is presumed that over 1.5 tons of lava were spewed per second from the crater. As a consequence of the eruption, the city of Pompeii was completely clogged with volcanic ash and smoke. It is estimated that this terrible event has taken thousands of lives. However, the smoke and ashes were the reason why many buildings in Pompeii were preserved so well and allowing us today to see how Pompeii actually looked like in the past.
It took almost 17 centuries for someone to find the ruins of Pompeii. In fact, the city was found accidentally when the King Charles III palace was built in 1748. Thanks to the excavations, we now know that the inhabitants of Pompeii dealt with fishing and trade and they were a very developed social and economic community. You can be sure that your children on our Pompeii tour will be enthralled to hear stories about the volcano and remarkable city of Pompeii.
The Mt. Vesuvius is 1,281 meters tall, and it is estimated that it is over 17,000 years old. The Vesuvius is one of the few active volcanoes throughout Europe. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it erupted as much as 14 times, however, there were no eruptions since 1944. There is no precise data, but a large number of experts claim that during its existence it erupted over 50 times.
Today, around 3 million people live extremely close to the Mount Vesuvius, which is more people living dangerously close to a volcano than anywhere else in the world. Take our Pompeii tour for kids and learn more about this fascinating attraction.