Complete Pompeii Experience: Skip the Line Tour & Archaeologist Guide

1161 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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My wife, parents and I went on a guided tour of Pompeii. Our guide, Enzo, was absolutely fantastic and provided us with unique perspective into the history of this wonderful site. I highly recommend a Walks of Italy guided tour of Pompeii and you are in great hands if Enzo is your guide!
Lee · May 23, 2023 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
Loved our guide, really enjoyed our tour. BUT the lack of updates regarding meeting points is atrocious. In Pompei having to ring America because no one showed up to our meeting point on confirmation email. A different meeting point had been made. Not good. Glad we rang and got to new meeting point before tour started.
Lynel · May 21, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
Anna was so knowledgeable and told many interesting stories. She made Pompeii come to life. The best! Our group of 4 agreed it was the best tour we had ever been on and we all learned so much!!!
Giuseppe · May 21, 2023 · United States · Female · 75 or older years
Excellent tour with very well informed guide, nice small group and an overwhelming number of sites to see. I can’t imagine visiting Pompeii without a guide. One problem of note was the confusing information about where to meet our guide. Where to meet our guide needs to be much clearer (meeting is at entrance to Pompeii NOT at train station) and provide better identifying signs for guides.
Anne · May 21, 2023 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Anna was extremely knowledgeable and really brought the history to life. Really recommend booking with Walks!
Hannah · May 09, 2023 · United Kingdom · Female · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

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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