Guided tour

Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience

Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

Activity provider: Grand Tour Experience

From US$ 57.96 per person

Curious to see the ruins of Pompeii? What better way to do so than with a guided day trip with an archaeologist! Explore the cursed city and its beautiful ruins and go on a journey back in time.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Pompeii with a licensed guide and professional archaeologist
  • Learn how the city famous city of Pompeii
  • Skip the long lines at the ticket booth
Full description
Avoid the lines with your tickets which skip-the-line access. The cursed city of Pompeii once flourished with life, cultural awakenings, and a buzzing civilization. But when tragedy stroke and the Vesuvius erupted burning everything in its path, the city of Pompeii became remains and ruins perfectly preserved. On this historical 2-hour private day trip, you have a chance to take a trip back in time to explore the ancient city of Pompeii. Its ruins, history and your licensed guide await! Your historical journey starts in Pompeii’s entrance "Porta Marina Superiore" where you will meet with your licensed guide. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Wander through its streets and thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will make the city come back to life. The city of Pompeii once bustled with life and you can see that as you visit its theatre, the sacred area, and a brothel. What’s even more impressive is the plastered casts of some of the victims. Find out how the ashes and the techniques used to uncover the city helped to preserve the remains almost intact. You will have an expert by your side to answer all your questions.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The meeting point is outside Pompeii's Porta Marina Superiore entrance, which is just in front of the train station Pompei Scavi - Villa dei Misteri (Circumvesuviana). Your guide will hold a sign with the name of this tour "Pompei VIP."

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Swimwear
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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We had a wonderful tour with Italo! I arrived completely flustered after a day that had gone wrong for us and he responded with calm and kindness. My son and I joined and he was so interested in all of the information that Italo gave us. Hard to have an interested teenage boy with no PlayStation! Italo answered all questions with patience and respect. He made a 2 hour tour fly by! We would definitely recommend him. Excellent experience :)

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June 14, 2022

It has been a long-time desire to see the ruins at Pompei. We toured the site with Riccardo, and enjoyed every minute. Riccardo was incredibly knowledgeable, and presented information in a compelling manner. In his Italy guidebook, Rick Steves recommended Get Your Guide as a service for guided tours. We understand why. Our tour was very informative, and we were often transported through time to the ancient Roman city. Riccardo also offers tours of other locations, so if you’re flexible, request him through Get Your Guide.

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April 15, 2022

Such an amazing, knowledgeable tour! Had a bit of rain and got a bit wet but it was all part of a great experience (maybe pack an umbrella as they don’t sell them inside. Good for sun or rain!). We dropped luggage at the entry of the Pompeii site and all was good. Thanks again!

September 14, 2021

Product ID: 301893