Complete Pompeii Skip the Line Tour with Archaeologist Guide

Pompei, Italy

From $64.33

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Skip the lines to enter Pompeii on a 3-hour tour that take you through the ancient city that was decimated by the explosion of Mt Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the UNESCO World Heritage site to see the amazing ruins of ancient shops, temples, homes and more. Wrap up with a walk along the city walls for sweeping views of Naples and Capri. Your small-group tour is limited to 15 people in order to ensure a more personalized experience.
  • 3-hour small-group tour of Pompeii with skip-the-line tickets
  • Explore Pompeii with an informative guide who offers illuminating commentary on life in ancient Pompeii and the Mt Vesuvius eruption
  • See a Roman bakery, the preserved streets of Pompeii and more in this World Heritage-listed site
  • View Naples and Capri from the walls of Pompeii
  • Small group with a maximum of 15 people provides a more intimate experience

What's Included

  • Official Pompeii tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Headsets when needed
  • Pre-reserved entrance tickets to Pompeii
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Villa dei Misteri, 2
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    Pompeii Archaeological Park - Porta Marina Superiore Entrance Gate - Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA. Meet your Walks guide on the right side of the Porta Marina Superiore entrance (please note there are multiple entrances). Your guide will be holding a green sign.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • Pompeii Archaeological Park
    80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

    The tour ends inside the Pompeii Archeological Site.

What To Expect

Pompeii Archaeological Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Walks and Devour comply with all local government regulations; please refer to the government website in the country of your tour for the most up-to-date information.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Taking the train from Rome to Pompeii is fairly easy. Departure station: "Roma Termini", Arrival station: "Napoli Centrale".
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Unless you are short on time or just aren't that interested in Pompeii, then you need at least 3 hours.
It was an afternoon slot (Starting at 2.30 am) which helped to avoid the rather hot temperatures during the mid day period.
I highly recommend this trip and Ilaria as a guide.


127 reviews
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Christophe_S, May 2023
Very good, guide is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. You need good choose, longtime walking, big antic city.
Fabulous and educational
Julialynn, Apr 2023
Most importantly when you join this tour, make sure you are in the right place. There are a lot of meeting places and a lot of tourists were quite confused. Our tour guide was Enzo. How fabulous. He had so much knowledge and passion. I am very pleased I booked this tour, and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Very Informative. The...
Anne_M, Sep 2022
Very Informative. The guide took us the most significant sites within Pompeii. Highly recommend this tour.
Lovely tour with Sonia.
Gabriella_R, Jul 2022
Wonderful tour of Pompeii. Our guide, Sonia, was excellent. We ended up being in a very small group which was fortunate given the crowds. The only negative (that is beyond anyone's control) was the brutal heat. I'd love to go back in a cooler season.
Great tour
Tracie_M, Jul 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins and we enjoyed visiting the ruins of the large homes that were still standing.
A wonderful tour by an extremely friendly guide.
Megane_Q, Jul 2022
We enjoyed our guide’s expertise in the area, she was extremely knowledge and had plenty of witty remarks which was an amusing touch to her storytelling. She was friendly and made for a lovely guide. I would love to go back one day to spend more time being able to explore all the parts we didn’t have time for. My only wish would be that we could have covered more of Pompeii!
Fantastic tour
Wendy_D, Jun 2022
Paulo was a fantastic guide. Entertaining engaging passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about Pompeii. He made our tour very enjoyable and interesting and would thoroughly recommend this tour to everyone
Very interesting and informative tour!! Katrina did an excellent job!
DAVID_R, Jun 2022
The new villa recently uncovered that we were shown. The casts of people fleeing. The villas we toured and the many facts of life lived by the people in Pompeii.
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Michael_E, Jun 2022
Your app failed with obvious follow on consequences. Prior to adding anymore tours I want to await your process regarding complaint resolution.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Michael_, Thanks for your review. We are sorry if you had any issues throughout the booking process. Our customer care support team is always willing to assist our guests in any step of their booking and tour. Please contact us at feedback@walks.org. I can assure you we will sort out any issues you might have. Kind regards, Jhonas.
desaster, what a pity
Charles_E, May 2022
we came 15 min late and nobody could give us a help . The phone number we got was an american with comebox! A desaster. Is easy and safe to book with the local people🤬
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Charles, Thanks for taking your time to provide us a review. We are very sorry you missed your tour. In order to provide all of our clients a little bit of wiggle room, we meet 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time, as we know how challenging venturing a new city can be. As these are not private experiences but group tours, our staff has a very strict timeline to follow and must be courteous of the other guests’ schedules. We can sometimes allow a maximum of 5 minutes delay should we know beforehand someone is running late, but then we really must leave. We always go above and beyond to accommodate our clients but this is more difficult with certain sites as too long of a delay might cause the loss of a reservation. Furthermore, once we have left it is sometimes impossible to join due to guides turning off their phones when the tour starts. Our customer service phone number is provided on your voucher and our team is always happy to help our guests to get to their tours or finding other alternative as rescheduling the experience in case it's necessary. Again, we are terribly sorry you were not able to join us on this experience and hope you still enjoyed your holiday despite this situation. Warm Regards, Jhonas.
Great tour
Jesse_W, May 2022
Your was great. Pompeii was great. Hillary really knew her stuff. Overall a really great tour with a lot of info.
Highly recommended
Sharon_B, May 2022
A fascinating tour from a lovely knowledgeable guide, who made sure we saw all the main attractions but also pointed out interesting details we might not have noticed. She even gave me advice on places to visit whilst we were chatting before the tour started when I told her where we were planning to go the following day.
Wonderful, knowledgeable,...
mcclainck, Apr 2022
Wonderful, knowledgeable, expert tour guide. Thank you for a great experience. Would highly recommend.
Great visit to Pompeii!
Beth_L, Apr 2022
The tour provided by Paolo was very educational and we explored more places in Pompeii than expected. His tour was lighthearted and he was flexible in guiding us through Pompeii often selecting aspects based on the questions from the group. It was a full 3 hour tour!
Brilliant tour!
Alexandra_V, Apr 2022
I’ve dreamed about coming to Pompei for years, so I did a lot of research to find a tour that I knew I would love. Our tour guide Ilaria was a font of knowledge. She worked on the ruins of the city as an archaeologist, so was full of expert information. She was able to answer any questions we had. We learned so much from her that we would have missed if we just got the audio guide from the entrance. Fantastic - thank you Ilaria!
Opt for a tour guide
Sundas_A, Apr 2022
Francesco made our tour perfect. He had a mixed group of people and made the content accessible for all. He carefully adapted explanations for younger ears when necessary and gave us full detailed accounts of life in ancient Pompeii. He also pointed out original and reconstructed parts of the city and happily took photos for us. The tour itself is fascinating. It requires some stamina as it is three hours of constant walking but the city is big enough to keep you interested throughout. I would not recommend doing this without a guide.
Highly recommend!
Rodney_Z, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour! Our guide Paulo was amazing and was full of knowledge of Pompeii. Our tour last for 3 1/2 hours. I would highly recommend!
Amazing 3-Hr Tour
Rudy_C, Nov 2019
Was so lucky to do a tour with Ilaria, an actual archaeologist of the Pompeii excavation site! Including me there was only 5 people on the tour and she answered all our questions, no matter what it was about! She made Pompeii come to life with colorful stories and anecdotes about the people and businesses there and explained in very vivid detail their way of life. She also spoke about the Vesuvius eruption and why we have Pompeii today! An absolute must!! Thank you Ilaria, you were a highlight of my trip!!
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hello alehandrocrux, It is terrific to hear that you had such an amazing time with Ilaria - she truly is a pleasure to have as a guide! We are delighted that Pompeii was brought to life for you, as it is a fascinating place and not to be missed. We hope that you will choose us again for another fun walking tour soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
A three hour tour
Jennifer_C, Nov 2019
Our guide was very knowledgable and pick-up is right next to the train station in Pompeii. Convenient and enjoyable.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hello Dalean C, Thank you for your recommendation of our Best of Pompeii tour, we are so glad that you enjoyed yourself while learning more about this archaeological marvel! We do our utmost to provide a smooth and enjoyable experience to all of our guests, and we appreciate that you have taken the time to provide us with your feedback. Warmest regards, The Walks Team
Archeological Wonder
julieD8339FG, Oct 2019
We had an amazing visit to Pompeii!! This archeological wonder was brought to life by our exceptional guide, Francisco. With his background in archaeology, he was able to share the history and the insight of one who has worked on actual excavation. He willingly answered questions, as we visited various sites within the city. The town of Pompeii is huge, and having someone with experience, knowledge, and background will make the the visit so much more interesting and informative. We enjoyed it immensely. I would strongly recommend this tour if you plan to see Pompeii!
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Hi julieD8339FG, I am happy to hear that our Best of Pompeii tour lived up to your expectations, and more! We love to impress our guests and work hard to ensure every aspect of their experience with us is smooth and enjoyable. Thank you for your recommendation - we hope to have you join us again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team

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