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Pompeii Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Embark on an in-depth guided exploration of Pompeii, where you'll encounter history through its streets, frescoes, and statues.


  • With your tickets, embark on a fascinating historical journey through Pompeii's archaeological site.

  • Alongside an expert history guide in the language of your choice, enjoy a walking tour to learn about the early Romans’ lifestyle.

  • Hidden for hundreds of years, the discovery of Pompeii made it one of the main attractions in the Campania Region.

  • Fun fact: Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash and pumice for nearly 1,700 years, preserving its buildings, artifacts, and even the casts of victims in their final moments.


  • 2 or 3-hour tour of Pompeii (as per option selected)

  • Skip-the-line entry to Pompeii

  • Expert English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese or Japanese-speaking guide (as per option selected)

  • Headsets

  • Small group up to 15 (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from Spain, France, United States and over 63 countries have loved this experience
Ugo Ghirardi



Apr, 2024

La nostra Guida turistica, Sasà, è stata eccezionale. Ci ha fatto rivivere il tempo di Pompei di epoca romana fino alla tragica eruzione. Una spiegazione colta, coinvolgente ed appassionante. Grazie
Carlo Bandirola



Apr, 2024

Visita estremamente interessante e valida soprattutto grazie alle spiegazioni tecniche fornite dal Sig.Francesco. Un grazie e un cordiale saluto alla Guida. Cordiali saluti Carlo Bandirola
Cheryl Kerry



Apr, 2024

Veronica tour guide was great but only had the tour for a tiny part of pompei & felt a lot of money for only a quarter experience
Mae Ellen Sengbusch



Apr, 2024

We absolutely loved our tour guide Sascha! He was excellent and was our favorite tour in all of our tourd in Italy and Greece. He made the tour fun and interesting for our two teen boys as well as ourselves.
Laura Cornwall



Apr, 2024

We were kept waiting for 15 minutes as 4 people were late but once we got started the tour was fantastic. The guide was wonderful and really bought the place to life. Would definitely recommend.

Ancient wonders

Pompeii is the stuff of legends, and has inspired countless documentaries, movies, and books! The city dates back nearly 2,000 years. An ancient site, the town was unearthed in 1748 AD after the infamous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. This tour is particularly beneficial because you can stroll past the famously long ticketing queues. You'll even have a dedicated guide for company, who will let you in on interesting anecdotes about the places and things you see.

Pompeii's hidden gems

Start exploring the buildings in Pompeii – from homes to bathhouses, and fast food stores to outdoor theatres. With ancient ruins and a skyline dominated by Mount Vesuvius, the visuals through this discovery are breathtaking. Admire the frescos and statues spread over the town. See the 25 street fountains, 4 public baths, and many business buildings, which paint an almost real picture of the town in its heyday.

Glimpse of Pompeii

Continue following your guide as they recreate the hustle and bustle of this once-busy port town. Discover what each building was used for, where families ate their meals, did laundry, and socialized – and where sailors went when they docked. You'll have headsets to be sure that you catch every word. By the end of this tour you will see how much you have in common with people who lived in the 1st century.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Bring along your sunscreen, hat, and water bottle.

What's not allowed

  • To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

  • Strict dress code: No discourteous clothing or shirtless attire is allowed inside Pompeii Archaeological Park.


  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.

  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for people with impaired mobility and cardiac issues.

Additional information

  • Please note: French and German-speaking guided tours require a minimum of 10 participants to confirm the booking. If this minimum is not met, the tour will be conducted in English. Kindly contact the reservations team to confirm the language option for your tour within 24 hours before departure.

  • While these tickets enable skipping entry lines, they do not exempt visitors from mandatory security checks at the archaeological site.

  • Some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures.

  • The tour operator reserves the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly or poses a threat to other guests or the staff.

  • The excavation fee for all first Sundays of the month is free.

  • Monolingual departure is only granted when the proper number of guests in a given language is reached.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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