We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with a Local Archaeology Expert Guide

Select Date and Travellers
From
US$ 66.94
Date
2 travellers
Options
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Pompeii excavation on your own (it's an easy trip from Naples or Sorrento on the Circumvesuviana train to the Pompei Scavi station). Meet your guide at the coffee shop in the Hotel Vittoria, not far from the entrance to the Pompeii archaeological site. From there, you'll follow your guide into the ancient city and travel back in time.

    Learn about the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD that buried Pompeii and preserved it. Walk on ancient Roman cobblestones, looking out for the ruts left by wagon wheels.

    Visit the theater, where once there were lively performances of tragedy and comedy. See Pompeii's thermal bathhouse, where residents would go regularly to bathe, exercise, and gossip. Peek into the remains of local businesses, such as restaurants, bars, and shops selling food and clothing.

    Walk through the forum, the heart of any ancient Roman city, to see the ruins of both temples and civic buildings. This is where priests and politicians spent their time, and where government and religion came together. Look at the barracks where Roman gladiators once trained and lived. Don't miss the rebuilt brothel, one of Pompeii's most popular attractions.

    Pack a hat for summer sun, and wear comfortable shoes. You will actually walk on lava rock.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Coffee Shop Vittoria, Via Mare, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Pompeii - Archaeological Area.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable shoes, because you will be walking on the original ancient streets
    • At the time of reservation please specify your mobile number inclusive of the country code in case of any emergency
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    147Reviews8Q&A
    Traveller rating
    • 31
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    Roxanne met us at the entry to the Pompeii site and was ready to show us around. She gave us little tidbits of history helped us to feel immersed in the site. As Pompeii is a massive archeological space with too much to see in a year, let alone a single morning, Roxanne
    Read more
    Rosanna was everything we hoped for when booking a small group tour: enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun. We learned so much about Pompeii whilst having a really great time and somehow she navigated the route so that it didn’t ever really feel crowded, despite there being so
    Read more
    Italo was a wonderful & knowledgeable guide. Pompeii is amazing and this tour was so interesting. It was the highlight of my trip. A small group tour is the way to go. Italo was funny and charming. A Must do!
    Read more
    Excellent tour and guide very informative. Enjoyed every minute of tour. Guide excellent. Made the whole experience come to life. Guide very knowledgeable
    Read more
    We absolutely loved this tour! I’m unfortunately blanking on our tour guides name as I write this but she was really awesome and I know she was from Sorrento. The group was only 4 people in size which made it perfect for questions and hearing the tour guide. We were amazed by
    Read more
    Previous
    Key Details
    • Duration: 2h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999