Private tour

Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: Tempio Travel Pompei

Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: Tempio Travel Pompei
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From US$ 205.37 per group up to 1

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Skip the long lines to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour of the most important archaeological site in Italy. Walk down ancient roads of the Greco-Roman city to experience life in an everyday Roman town before it was covered in volcanic ash.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, Italian, English
Private group


  • Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy with a private guide
  • Skip the long lines to tour the ruins of Pompeii
  • Walk down ancient Greco-Roman streets to experience an everyday city of the Roman Empire
Full description

Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour tour of the Greco-Roman city. Discover the city covered for 1,700 years by layers of ash and pumice from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Skip the line, and meet your guide, who will describe a flourishing civilization, brought to life by the excavations of the 1800s and 1900s. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans, and see how they lived, loved, worked and played. Among the highlights of the site are the Porta Marina (Sea Gate), one of the city’s original entrances, as well as the Forum, Main Square, and surrounding temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in the provincial town, of which 2,000 perished. Twenty feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city, freezing everyday artifacts for later prosperity. Among the most poignant sights are the plaster cast models taken from Pompeii citizens, and their pets.

  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • Access to Porta Marina
  • Visit to Forum
  • Visit to Main Square and surrounding buildings
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Entrance fee
  • Free parking
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Tempio Travel Agency, inside the Pompeii Ruins at the Circumvesuviana station. Look out for a car park Zeus, which is near the activity provider's office.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 573 reviews

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    Our guide was very kind and patient when there was a mix-up early on. She packed in so much information and made this interesting for my family which includes three teenagers. No time was wasted. This private tour made the best of the two hours we had to spend in Pompeii

    June 13, 2022

    Not our first time here, best way to visit Pompeii imo. Skip the line tickets aren’t really skip the line tickets. There is a line for the skip the line tickets, even at 09:00 when the gates open, but just around a 5 minutes wait. We booked the privat tour at opening of the gates to avoid the crowds. Around 10:00 it gets very busy and from 11:00 really crowded, so a 2 hour tour was precisely ok, also regarding the heat and the amount of information to take in. Take a picture of the central square when it’s still empty early morning! The tour guide was knowledgeable, professional and was good in taking us to the right highlights at the right time. One point of attention would be a more precise description of the meeting point: it’s upstairs in the trainstation further it was an overall nice experience for the entire family.

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    August 20, 2019

    Great feel for The key sites and history of Pompeii

    Our guide Alexandra really went out of her way to bring the history of Pompeii alive for our family which includes three teenagers. Very knowledgeable, she kept information at a manageable level and thanks to the tour e managed to see and appreciated so much more than we would have done on our own.

    July 23, 2019

    Product ID: 36105