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Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

From US$ 223.18 per group up to 1

Skip the long lines to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour of the most important archaeological site in Italy. Walk down ancient roads of the Greco-Roman city to experience life in an everyday Roman town before it was covered in volcanic ash.

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy with a private guide
  • Skip the long lines to tour the ruins of Pompeii
  • Walk down ancient Greco-Roman streets to experience an everyday city of the Roman Empire
Full description
Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour tour of the Greco-Roman city, covered for 1,700 years by layers of ash and pumice, from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your guide will describe a flourishing civilization, brought to life by the excavations of the 1800s and 1900s. Follow in the footsteps of the citizens of the greatest empire the world has ever known, and see how they lived, loved, worked and played. Among the highlights of the site are the Porta Marina (Sea Gate), one of the city’s original entrances, as well as the Forum, Main Square, and surrounding temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in the provincial town, of which 2,000 perished. Twenty feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city, freezing everyday artifacts for later prosperity. Among the most poignant sights are the plaster cast models taken from Pompeii citizens, and their pets.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee (if booked after 31 January 2018)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Tempio Travel Agency, inside Pompeii Ruins Circumvesuviana train station (address: Via Villa dei Misteri n.1). There is a big parking area called "Zeus" near the office.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 553 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    Not our first time here, best way to visit Pompeii imo. Skip the line tickets aren’t really skip the line tickets. There is a line for the skip the line tickets, even at 09:00 when the gates open, but just around a 5 minutes wait. We booked the privat tour at opening of the gates to avoid the crowds. Around 10:00 it gets very busy and from 11:00 really crowded, so a 2 hour tour was precisely ok, also regarding the heat and the amount of information to take in. Take a picture of the central square when it’s still empty early morning! The tour guide was knowledgeable, professional and was good in taking us to the right highlights at the right time. One point of attention would be a more precise description of the meeting point: it’s upstairs in the trainstation further it was an overall nice experience for the entire family.

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    August 20, 2019

    Great feel for The key sites and history of Pompeii

    Our guide Alexandra really went out of her way to bring the history of Pompeii alive for our family which includes three teenagers. Very knowledgeable, she kept information at a manageable level and thanks to the tour e managed to see and appreciated so much more than we would have done on our own.

    July 23, 2019

    Fascinating tour that made history come to life.

    We enjoyed our afternoon with our guide so very much. She was extremely knowledgeable about all things Pompeii and told the story of what happened at Pompeii in a fascinating and interesting way. She answered all our questions and moved the tour along at a good pace. I would highly recommend this tour. Without it, Pompeii would still have been amazing but we would not hve understood what we were seeing nearly as much.

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    June 6, 2019

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