Guided tour

Pompeii: 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

Pompeii: 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

From US$ 66.63 per person

Take the stress out of the baffling sights on offer at Pompeii on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the archaeological excavations. Get explanations of the many ruins from a trained archaeologist guide. See the remains of houses, baths, brothels, and more.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii with an expert archaeologist guide
  • Stroll down the well-preserved streets of the Roman Empire
  • Discover the remains of baths, villas, shops and even brothels
  • See an old Roman "supermarket"
  • Visit the Temple of Apollo
  • Walk along the city walls and get a panoramic view of Naples and Capri
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Exploring Pompeii on your own can be difficult and at times baffling. The vast site is one of the best preserved reminders of what life was like during the Roman Empire, and this especially designed “best of” tour unveils the "Buried City" to bring you closer to its amazing history and tragic end. Led by an official Pompeii tour guide, most of whom are trained archaeologists, you will wander the fully-preserved streets of Pompeii and visit the most interesting and emotional sights from a city that was buried under the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Skip the long lines to enter the ruins, and stroll past the remains of shops, temples, public baths, and houses that comprised the once thriving city. Hear fascinating stories about life in the Roman Republic, and see how ordinary people lived nearly 2,000 years ago. See the remains of Roman bakery where the food is still almost intact. Go to the Temple of Apollo and Roman Forum, along with an ancient supermarket and an old cemetery. Marvel at the eerie and heart-wrenching plaster casts of those caught in the eruption at the exact moment of their death. You can also go to one of the old brothels (if appropriate for your group), and stroll along the old city walls for panoramic views of Naples. Touring in a small group of no more than 15 people, you will never struggle to hear your guide and will have plenty of time to ask any questions you might have. The expert guides have dedicated their lives to the study of this city, and no one else is better qualifies to introduce you to this jewel of world heritage.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Pompeii
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the info/ticket kiosk on the left hand side of the Circumvesuviana train stop Villa dei Misteri.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the start time
  • No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after the tour starts
  • Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair or stroller-friendly
  • This activity is for small groups of no more than 15 people
  • From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. You can read more about it on the Italian Government website.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 119 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Sehr interessante, kurzweilige und informative Führung! Absolut empfehlenswert! Unser Guide Anna war einfach super - sie beschäftigt sich bereits seit über 20 Jahren mit Pompeji und konnte daher natürlich sämtliche Fragen ausführlich beantworten. Mir ihrer lebendigen und humorvollen Art kam definitiv keine Langeweile auf und wir wären am liebsten noch länger mit ihr unterwegs gewesen!

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September 29, 2020

I have already sent an email To walks of Italy ... Our guide Hilaria / Hilary Was amazing , knowledgable , enthusiastic and engaging . She gripped the group with her tales of ancient Pompeii and its people ... She included my 11 year old daughter whose birthday it was that day and it it extra special ..x

October 25, 2019

We booked this tour a little bit last minute, but so glad we did. Our guide was excellent and provided a lot of context for what we were seeing. Highly recommended!! The only thing to note is that the "Get Yooyr Guide" pin location on Google Earth is not the right meeting location

October 20, 2019

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