Archaeological Tours Of Italy


We are pleased to present you our Rome, dine, wine and Pompeii tours. We have carefully thought up these two tours to take you, accompanied by one of our archaeologists, to the most beautiful archaeological and interesting locations. Rome or Caput Mundi as an icon needs little introduction, but if you have never visited, it will be our pleasure to make Rome’s past come alive for you.

As the titles of these tours state, we will not let you go home without having seen one of the world’s most interesting and important sites, Pompeii and the archaeological museum of Naples which holds many Greek and Roman artefacts from Pompei and Herculaneum.

Apart from showing and explaining you these amazing sites we will also take care of the eno-gastronomic aspect during your stay as we will lunch and dine in carefully selected restaurants and trattorias. Our company has a 10-year experience as online dining guide for high level restaurants in Rome and Italy. Depending on the season we will make sure to let you taste typical Italian or local delicacies.

Even on the non hiking tours we will dedicate on day to take you on an easy walk in the Latium countryside where you will walk in idyllic surroundings on an ancient forgotten Roman road to end up in an abandoned Roman city where we will have a picnic waiting at the forum of this ancient town.

You can choose between two lengths on the Rome, dine, wine and Pompeii tour. Either 6 days or 8 days. The 8-day tour will of course be a more extensive visit, but the 6-day tour is just as interesting!

Available Tours

6 Day Archelogical Tour
8 Day Archelogical Tour

Meet your tour guide

Your tour guide : Dr. Anastasia Zourou

Anastasia Zourou was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece where she studied and got her degree in Byzantine Archaeology. When she obtained an Erasmus scholarship she also studied in Italy at the “Tor Vergata University of Rome”.

During her time in Rome, Anastasia fell deeply in love with the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. At the end of her studies, she faced a difficult decision. Return to Thessaloniki or pursue her dreams in Rome? Ultimately, she chose to stay in Rome. The city had become her second home, and its ancient history beckoned her to explore further. Soon after here studies Anastasia found herself involved in various archaeological digs in and around Rome.  Anastasia is fluent in English, Italian and Greek.

Start & end Location

Rome International airport Leonardo da Vinci

Upon your arrival in Rome

You will picked up by us at the airport

Tour duration

6 or 8 days depending on Tour

Physical difficulty

Easy, short walks

Price Includes

A 4-star hotel accommodation
All dinners and lunches
An archaeologist as your tour guide
All entrance fees
All transportation during the tour

Price Excludes

Any Private Expenses


Italy is full of fantastic architecture, cultural highlights, and exquisite history that trying to discover it all yourself can be too much to organise. That’s why our carefully curated archaeological tours of Italy can ensure you don’t miss a thing and take you to significant places that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. If you enjoy learning about Roman history and have an eye for archaeology, you won’t want to miss out on our selection of superb archaeology tours here at Italian Adventures.

Our Immersive Archaeology Tours

As any keen amateur archaeologists know, Italy is a country full of cultural significance, rich with historical sights that are the envy of the world. If Italy’s history has always fascinated you, our archaeological tours of Italy provide an immersive experience that brings the past to life. Not only will you see the sights that Italy is most famous for, but you’ll also discover areas off the tourist trail that you have to see to believe. There is always something new to learn and discover on our tours, even if you’ve visited Italy before. Some notable stops of our archaeology tours include Rome, Pompeii, Naples, Vatican City, and much of the beautiful Latium countryside. They’ll be familiar places that tourists love, to areas that are less well-known but significant in archaeology.

We curate our archaeology tours to provide something for everyone, and not only will you experience Italy’s rich history through sight and detailed insights from our own archaeologists, but you’ll enjoy comfort and Italian cuisine throughout. We’ll take you to areas of Italy you may not have known existed as well as cover the fees to visit significant sights, archaeological museums, churches and more.

As our tours can span several days, getting plenty of rest and relaxation inbetween is needed, as well as plenty of energy from culinary delights along the way. Each of our archaeological tours of Italy includes accommodation, transport, and all meals, ensuring you receive a luxury experience that’s value for money. As mentioned, you’ll be joined by an archaeologist or art historian throughout the duration of your tour who will be your guide. This ensures our tours provide an unrivalled experience so that you can learn all about Italy’s wealth of archaeological significance from experts that know the subject inside and out. Any questions you have throughout your tour, they will be more than happy to answer and help make the trip personal for you.

Book Your Archaeological Tour of Italy Today

Ready to experience a tour full of history curated by expert archaeologists and art historians? We know that travelling without the knowledge of a guide can mean fumbling through guidebooks and potentially missing out on sights off the tourist trail. Let us take the hardwork away from travelling through Italy and experience an Italian tour like no other.

You’ll find full details of each archaeology tour we have available on this page, so all you have to do is choose the tour you want to know more about and you’ll see the full itinerary and tour description. We know you may have plenty of questions, so you’ll find many FAQs that should help answer many of them. If there is anything else you want to know, please contact us, or complete our online enquiry form below.

Not only do we provide superb archaeological tours of Italy, but we also provide curated art history tours if you want to discover more about Italy’s art history, or our hiking tours that will take you across the beautiful landscape of the Roman countryside. Browse and book today!

To enquire today, fill in the form on this page, or choose the tour you want to learn more about and click book now. We also have a selection of private tours as well as other small group tours you may be interested in.

6 Day Archelogical Tour
8 Day Archelogical Tour

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Ryan Withey and Andrea Brockman
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Being our second trip to Italy we had already spent a great deal of time at the "tourist" locations. This time around we wanted to make it more adventurous. We planned a hike through an old Etruscan forest, where we were able to explore various tombs (AWESOME!). This hike allowed us to explore a "hidden" (at least from tourists) part of Italy.
Linda & Ron Jackson
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The places we were taken to during the hikes were awesome. We never imagined that such places existed, and we would have never found them on our own. Linda and I still talk about the wonderful food we had while on the trip. Give our regards to your wonderful staff and thank them on our behalf.
Ashley and Pat Holt
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We loved it! We felt immediately welcome; everyone got along. I felt the social structure of the event really enhanced the experience and to be able to absorb these wonderful sites. All that with the gorgeous meals really made a holiday to remember! We will certainly be considering one of your other tours in a couple of years.
Debbie, David & Tyler Willse
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Thank you for the pictures. They are wonderful momentos of our trip to Rome. We had a great time during our visits in Rome and during the hike. Thank you so much for your time and we hope to see you again.
John & Alida Wardropper
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour seeing not only main attractions, but also sites off the beaten track that you would never otherwise see as a tourist. Our guide, Anastasia, made everything come alive and so interesting. Being part of a small group we never felt rushed and we were encouraged to ask as many questions as we wished. If you love history and archaeology we wholeheartedly recommend Italian Adventures as it takes this kind of tour to the next level and is well worth the cost. From our welcome and collection at the airport to our return, everything went so well. Oh, did we forget to mention the food and wine……..superb

Frequently asked questions

  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Accommodation in a historic 4* hotel in the centre of Rome
  • surrounded by the atmosphere of the dolce vita of Via Veneto.
  • Minibus travel throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees and tips
  • All excursions with expert guides
  • Tour includes all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Your accommodation is in a historic 4* hotel that is named after Queen Margaret of Savoy who, in the early 1900s, chose it for her Roman sojourns. The hotel is located in the centre of Rome surrounded by the atmosphere of the dolce vita of Via Veneto. When booking a double room you should clearly request either a double bed or twin beds, otherwise we’ll assume that either is acceptable.

Note: Depending on availability we reserve the right to change the hotel for another similar hotel without further notice.

Our company has a 10-year experience as online dining guide for high level restaurants in Rome and Italy. From this experience we have selected excellent restaurants we will visit to have lunch or dinner during our tour. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at least 30 days in advance of your trip.

Your safety is our biggest concern. Our tours have been carefully selected to be pleasant and never dangerous. All our guides have been trained to live by the “Safety First” rule while guiding. On each hike there will be at least one guide who has had First-Aid training.

Insurance is not included. Adequate business travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us. You must be satisfied that your business travel or other appropriate insurance fully covers all your requirements including pre-existing medical conditions, cancellation charges, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.

Apart from our guides, there will be up to a maximum of 12 other participants on each tour.

On our tours you will meet people from various parts of the world and therefore with different backgrounds, most will be in the 40-75 age range. The persons that book our tours are curious and probably well-read who want to explore history, archaeology, and the delicious food of Italy.

Our guides are all English-speaking professionals with years of experience in guiding groups to and through the areas where we will be going, and they all love to share their knowledge and experience with you.

It depends, there will always be one English speaking guide that accompanies you, but when we go out for walks in the countryside there will be two guides with the group.

We use air-conditioned luxury passenger vans or minibuses to get around. They are comfortable and there is room for your bags or backpacks.

The transfers in the vans will be around 10 to 15 minuts inside Rome, outside Rome the transfers could take from 20 minutes to an hour. If the itinerary includes Pompeii the transfer could take as long as 3 hours, but we might take the high speed train as an alternative in this case.

A typical Italian lunch or dinner consists of a first course il primo (pasta, rice or similar), a second course il secondo (meat or fish) served together with a side dish il contorno (vegetable or salad), fruit, dessert, and coffee. During our tours at lunch and dinner there will be a choice of two “primi’s”, two “secondi”, dessert, coffee and selected white and red wines and mineral water. Note: please let us know at the time of booking if you are allergic to some foods or if you have special dietary requirements.

Walking during the visits is inevitable, to see the main sites at Pompeii we will have to walk 5 km and at Hadrian’s Villa 4 km, During the day with the hike also around 4 Km. So that is 2,5 to 3 miles on the longest walks.

In all the hotels we have selected there is a Wi Fi network

The shops in Italy are open until 19.30 / 20.00 hrs., most of the time we will be back at our hotel in Rome by 18.00 hrs. to give you time to relax or to shop. If we are travelling by van, we can drop you off at shopping areas or commercial centres when they are not to far from our route.

We recommend you to bring a good pair of walking shoes, a small bag or backpack and a cap or hat for the sun and a rain jacket just in case. If you join us on a trip in spring or autumn pack raingear and a fleece to keep you warm. We advise people who wear spectacles to bring a spare pair just in case.

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Italian Adventures can organise hikes or tours for private groups or companies of eight people or more.  Please send an email to or call us at 0039-392-0360775

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