Complete Pompeii Experience: Skip the Line Tour & Archaeologist Guide

1244 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: 1244

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Fantastic day at Pompeii with our guide Francesco. He was so knowledgeable and informative, with a sense of humour, which made a very enjoyable tour. Definitely would use again
Verified · Julie · Sep 23, 2023 · United Kingdom · Female · 65 to 74 years
Our tour of Pompeii was greatly enhanced by the breadth of knowledge shown by our guide, Vincenzo. He was able to evoke the life of Pompeii and its people and culture, making links with contemporary life and providing extraordinary insights into the art and architecture. He was passionate and amusing, but also demonstrated respectful leadership amongst the hoards of other tourists. He found quiet places for us to talk in the shade while he answered all our questions. It is a remarkable site that deserves a skilled guide, Vicenzo gave us a wonderful, personal tour.
Verified · Peter · Sep 20, 2023 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years
Francisco our guide was excellent. Great sense of humour and very knowledgeable. Made the whole experience come alive.
Viator customer · Sep 19, 2023
Highly recommend this tour. We had Francesco as a guide. His knowledge of the site was amazing. The tour was informative and entertaining. Highlight of our trip so far.
Verified · Christianne · Sep 17, 2023 · Australia · Female · 55 to 64 years
I learnt a lot. I learnt about the Pompeiian way of life, the lifestyles of the wealthy, the slaves and the gladiators. I learnt about the volcanic eruption and why the devastating pyroclastic flow preserved Pompeii. I learnt about infrastructure, pipes, roads, columns and building materials. I learnt about the Roman empire, how they kept an open mind and adopted technologies, systems, culture, philosophy, commerce, art and religion.
Viator customer · Sep 17, 2023

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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