Guided tour

Complete Pompeii Skip the Line Tour with Archaeologist Guide

Activity provider: Walks of Italy
Guided tour

Complete Pompeii Skip the Line Tour with Archaeologist Guide

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

From US$ 63.97 per person

Take the stress out of deciphering Pompeii on a guided tour of the excavations. Explore more of the ancient site than on any other tour with a trained archaeologist.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore Pompeii’s ruins with an expert archaeologist.
  • See more of Pompeii than on any other tour with a small group of max 15 people.
  • Stroll the best-preserved streets of the Roman Empire.
  • Discover the remains of baths, villas, shops & brothels.
  • Visit the Temple of Apollo, an Ancient "supermarket," & the House of the Vettii.
Full description
Exploring Pompeii on your own can be difficult and at times baffling. The vast site is one of the best-preserved reminders of what life was like during the Roman Empire. This specially designed tour unveils the Buried City to bring you closer to its amazing history and tragic end. Led by an official Pompeii tour guide and trained archaeologist, you’ll wander the fully preserved streets of Pompeii. Visit the most interesting and emotional sights from a city that was buried under the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Go beyond the best-known locations to get an in-depth look at life in Pompeii. Skip the long lines to enter the ruins and stroll past the remains of shops, temples, public baths, and houses that comprised the once-thriving city. Hear fascinating stories about life in the Roman Republic and see how ordinary people lived nearly 2,000 years ago. See the remains of a Roman bakery where the food is still almost intact, the Temple of Apollo and the Roman Forum, and even an ancient supermarket and an old cemetery. Marvel at the eerie and heart-wrenching plaster casts of those caught in the eruption at the exact moment of their death. An undisputable highlight of your Pompeii tour will be the House of the Vettii, a fascinating private home that was recently reopened to the public following restoration works. Wander through its spacious atrium and courtyard and be transported 2,000 years back in time as you gaze upon the stunningly preserved decor. You’ll also go to one of the old brothels (if appropriate for your group) and stroll along the old city walls for panoramic views of Naples. Touring in a small group, you will never struggle to hear your guide and will have plenty of time to ask any questions you might have. These expert archaeologists have dedicated their lives to the study of this city, and no one else is better qualified to introduce you to this jewel of world heritage.
  • Pre-reserved entrance tickets to Pompeii
  • Official Pompeii tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Headsets when needed
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your Walks guide on the right side of the Porta Marina Superiore entrance. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. Please note that there are a few different entrances to the Pompeii ruins. If you are coming by train from Naples or Sorrento, you will exit the train station and walk about 50 meters to Porta Marina Superiore. If you are coming by taxi, please ask to be dropped off at the upper entrance rather than the lower ticket turnstiles.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information.
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based on 121 reviews

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Sehr interessante, kurzweilige und informative Führung! Absolut empfehlenswert! Unser Guide Anna war einfach super - sie beschäftigt sich bereits seit über 20 Jahren mit Pompeji und konnte daher natürlich sämtliche Fragen ausführlich beantworten. Mir ihrer lebendigen und humorvollen Art kam definitiv keine Langeweile auf und wir wären am liebsten noch länger mit ihr unterwegs gewesen!

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March 31, 2023

I have already sent an email To walks of Italy ... Our guide Hilaria / Hilary Was amazing , knowledgable , enthusiastic and engaging . She gripped the group with her tales of ancient Pompeii and its people ... She included my 11 year old daughter whose birthday it was that day and it it extra special ..x

March 31, 2023

We booked this tour a little bit last minute, but so glad we did. Our guide was excellent and provided a lot of context for what we were seeing. Highly recommended!! The only thing to note is that the "Get Yooyr Guide" pin location on Google Earth is not the right meeting location

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 55647