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  1. Italy
  2. Campania
  3. Torre Annunziata
  4. Villa of the Mysteries

Pompeii and Villa of the Mysteries: Private Tour

Product ID: 224625
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Take advantage of skip-the-line access to Pompeii, one of the most popular attractions in Italy. Allow an expert guide to reveal the secrets of the Villa of the Mysteries which features frescoes depicting a young woman’s ritual initiation.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a rare tour of the Villa of the Mysteries
  • Learn about the secrets of ancient mystery cults
  • See the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Pompeii
Full description
Experience a day in the life of an ancient Roman town on this private tour of Pompeii and the Villa of the Mysteries. Completely buried in ash following a disastrous eruption in 79 AD, Pompeii was remarkably well-preserved over the centuries and today offers a detailed snapshot of Roman culture, politics, language, and lifestyle.

Join a knowledgeable guide for a tour that will lead you from the theaters where Pompeii's upper classes gathered to the city's main streets where its businesses thrived and average citizens lived. Almost hear the swords clash in the amphitheater. Learn about the city's civic life in the bath houses and temples of the Roman Forum and view the evocative plaster casts of those who died here.

After you've had your fill of Pompeii, journey to the outskirts of the ancient city where the Villa of the Mysteries is located. Learn about the strange practices of Greco-Roman mystery cults and see some beautiful art in the process. Admire exquisite frescoes showing a young woman’s challenging initiation into a cult, some of the only surviving specimens of ancient Roman painting.
Includes
  • Admission fees
  • Priority (skip-the-line) entry
  • Four Hour private tour with professional guide
  • Headsets (when your group exceeds six people)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

meeting point: Via Villa dei Misteri 1 in front of the ticket office of the Circumvesuviana station (named Pompei Scavi) and hold a sign with the logo of Roma Experience.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Due to uneven surfaces this tour does not accommodate wheelchairs or people with limited mobility
• The sites visited in this tour are outdoors so make sure to take weather appropriate precautions (sunscreen, water, umbrella, etc.)
• Strollers may be inhibited by cobblestones
• This tour requires a moderate level of fitness
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before your tour starts
• Remember to bring along a valid picture ID or passport (copy allowed) and a copy of your booking confirmation/voucher either on your mobile device or in print
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Roma Experience Tours

Product ID: 224625