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  2. Campania
  3. Naples
  4. Pompeii

Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

Product ID: 161715
Experience a 2-hour guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Learn from a professional archaeologist guide in a small group of maximum 20 people. During summer, you can also opt for a night tour.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the best-preserved archaeological site in the world with an archaeologist
  • Walk through the ruins with your small group of up to 20 people
  • Save time with your skip-the-line access
  • Opt for a night tour during summer (optional)
Full description
Walk through the ruins of Pompeii with your small group of maximum 20 people and explore this ancient city, buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn about one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world on this 2-hour walking tour led by an archaeologist and professional local guide.

Visit the Western part of the town, where the most important public buildings, homes and shops are located. You will see the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium, the main street, the Plaster Casts of the dead's, and the Theaters.

At the end of the tour, the guide will give you great suggestions on how to spend the rest of the day in the modern city of Pompeii, and can direct you towards the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is just a few steps from the Pompeii excavation exit.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line admission fees to Pompeii ruins
  • Guidance and assistance for the entire duration of the tour by an archaeologist
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the main gate of Pompeii, Porta Marina Superiore, Via Villa dei Misteri 2. Your guide will wait by the gate, just in front of the bar-restaurant Hortus with a lot of lemons and oranges hanging outside. The guide will have a sign with the local partner's name written on it. The meeting point is just few steps away the Circumvesuviana train station Pompei-Villa dei Misteri.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1026 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Best tour and guide ever!!! My kids and I enjoyed every minute of it. The guide, an archaeologist, was so knowledgeable and kept the tour fun and engaging. My kids tell me that it was their best tour in Italy. The story of Pompeii is fascinating and you truly feel like going back in time.

February 27, 2020

We arrived from Sorrento with an hour to spare, due to train times and had a coffee at the restaurant opposite the meeting point. After leaving our small luggage (2 rucksacks) in the FREE storage area, we easily found our guide at the allotted meeting time. Michele spoke very good English, has an approachable and friendly manner, as well as wide breadth of archaeological knowledge about Pompeii. Some facts we were told were unique to the tour and wouldn't usually be heard through the audio guide (we encountered this on meeting up with friends who chose to do the latter rather than a tour). In the short time available (i.e. a day visit) the approx. two hour tour was fantastic! Michele took us to the main areas intertwining archaeological facts and findings when stopping to look. He also advised where to go after for the rest of the day. With entry included to the site, this tour was great value for money.

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January 30, 2020

The tour was well organised and the instructions were clear. Our guide, Daniela, was informative and very pleasant and kept the group moving at a pace that allowed us to see some of the most interesting features while not feeling rushed or overwhelmed in such a complex place. I thoroughly recommend this tour if you have only a half day.

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December 15, 2019

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Product ID: 161715