Complete Pompeii Experience: Skip the Line Tour & Archaeologist Guide

1350 reviews

3 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Take a guided stroll through the magnificently preserved streets and structures of Pompeii with an expert archaeologist as your guide.
  • Skip the line into the ancient site with pre-reserved tickets, giving you more time to explore and less time waiting to get in.
  • See the locations that provide an authentic glimpse of life in Pompeii: the Roman Forum, a theater, ancient “fast food” restaurants, a bakery, and so much more.
  • Step into the breathtaking House of the Vettii, a sprawling Roman home that serves as a fascinating example of the aesthetics of the time.
  • Explore in a small group of just 15 guests maximum for a more relaxing experience—and for unparalleled access to your guide.
  • Sites Visited
  • Plaster death casts
  • Porta Marina
  • The Roman Forum
  • Roman Baths
  • Roman Houses
  • Pompeii's Main Street
  • Ancient shops
  • Brothel
  • Ancient theater
  • House of the Vettii
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip the Line Pompeii tickets
  • Official Pompeii tour guide
  • Small groups of max 15 people
  • Headsets

Travel back in time with a Pompeii archaeologist and see more of the Buried City than on any other guided tour.

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Total Customer Reviews: 1350

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We did the 3 hour tour of Pompeii. Illyria was our guide and she was excellent! As an archeologist, she brought in depth knowledge to the site with charm and humour. She brought us to her favourite spots, resulting in a fascinating tour we could never have had on our own. The group was small which is ideal for a place like Pompeii. Highly recommend this City Walks tour!
Verified · Penny · Apr 14, 2024 · Canada · Female · 55 to 64 years
Ilaria brought Pompeii to life! I had been to Pompeii once before and thought it was impressive. However, seeing it again with an archeologist as my guide, I was able to learn so much more! Ilaria was able to go into much depth about the meanings and uses behind the art and locations. She described the life of the people in a way we could see clearly. She was personable, engaging and has a wonderful sense of humor. I am so glad I booked this experience!
Verified · Lisa · Apr 08, 2024 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
Enzo was informative and kind. The site was explained in a pleasant fashion and was the right length. Great tour!
Verified · Cynthia · Apr 02, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Francesca G was a great guide and we had a wonderful experience!
Verified · Blair · Mar 27, 2024 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 years
The your was super fascinating and our tour guide perfectly troke the balance between informative and humorous. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history of Pompeii.
Verified · Marc · Jan 07, 2024 · Singapore · Male · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompeii. Meet your guide on the right hand side of the Porta Marina Superiore Entrance Gate for the Pompeii Archaeological Park. They 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.          

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Is Pompeii accessible to people in wheelchairs?
The streets of Pompeii have never been repaved or smoothed over so much of the city is nearly impossible to navigate for those with mobility impairments. If you use a wheelchair there is a special route for you, so please contact our customer service department for details.
Can I bring a bag into Pompeii with me?
Only small bags are allowed into Pompeii. Larger bags or backpacks will have to be left in the luggage lockers in the train station. Tripods are also not allowed.

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