Guided tour of Pompeii - Skip the line entrance

Pompei, Italy

From $87.51

Price varies by group size

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


Pompeii is one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites, but taking on the long lines and vast ruins can be daunting. With this guided tour, zip past the crowds with priority entrance and see the highlights in just hours. Stroll the ancient Roman streets to admire the remains of shops and houses, public baths, the brothel, and the forum and its temples with historical and architectural insights from your guide.
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Pompeii to save hours at the entrance
  • A guide to see the top sights in the sprawling ruins without getting lost
  • Commentary to explain the daily life and destruction of the city
  • Stop to take in the famous plaster casts of the volcano’s victims

What's Included

  • A two hour guided tour in the ruins of Pompeii
  • Entrance fees
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pompei
    80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

    Porta Marina Inferiore

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.
  • 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.

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Great Tour of Pompeii with Linda
Frances_D, Sep 2022
Linda Guadagnuolo was an exceptional guide. She has an archeological degree and made Pompeii come alive for us. Her explanations were excellent, and were enhanced by her sense of humor and personal charm. Her English is also excellent. I'm just sorry that we couldn't engage her for other tours during our stay on the Amalfi Coast. Next time! Many thanks, Linda, from the four of us!
Linda is a great guide
Benjamin_E, Jul 2022
We had a great time with Linda as our guide. She is knowledgeable and kind and deftly took us around the site.
Best Pompeii tour!
Kelsey_H, Jun 2022
Linda was so knowledgeable and informative! We had an amazing time and learned so much. We are very happy with our experience and highly recommend her as a guide
Worth every penny
Jesse_E, Apr 2022
Amazing place. I highly recommend getting a guide as there are so many things to see you will miss the most interesting things.
Best tour guide
Deborah_C, Jul 2021
Linda is an amazing tour guide. She made the tour fun and educational. She is very knowledgeable and a very nice person. She contacted us immediately after booking the tour and stayed in contact with us in the days leading up to the tour and the day of (we experienced a train delay and she was so understanding). I highly recommend touring Pompeii with Linda. You won't be disappointed. P.s., I had been to Pompeii twice before and this was the best tour by far.
Highlights of Pompeii
Simon_b, Aug 2020
Linda was knowledgeable about the Pompeii ruins, and fun. She spoke good English. It could have been better if she had obtained the admission tickets (appropriately reimbursed) but instead we had to purchase them in advance online. Recommended.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Thank you for your review. I want to clarify about the admission tickets : I can NEVER buy tickets during the COVID restrictions. However I sent you many emails to help you, to answer to all your requests ( day and time changing , private driver and much more) and to make your experience the best. I hope you appreciated it.
Laurie_B, Oct 2019
We really loved this private guided tour. Linda did a great job showing us around Pompeii in the rain and keeping us away from the crowds as much as possible. She even showed us where to catch the bus to Vesuvius after. Would definitely recommend!!
Private Tour to See the Hidden Gems of Pompeii
Roving07143214334, May 2019
Linda was our English-speaking guide, and she was superb! As a licensed tour guide, she is able to get into a faster queue and obtain the entrance tickets for us. The day got started and it was just my wife and I. We were lucky to get a private tour! Linda is informative and she wants her guests to see the most of Pompeii with the time available. We moved quickly around the massive cruise line and bus tours which often had 25-40 people in a single group. We covered a lot of ground and got to hear about all the mysteries of Pompeii without having to mess with a silly earpiece like the other cattle-call tours. Linda really enjoys sharing her knowledge and respects the historical artifacts with the need for proper conservation efforts to preserve this wonder for years to come. I would recommend this tour. At the end, Linda generously shared some other travel tips in the Naples/Pompeii/Amalfi areas. Much appreciated.
Guida preparatissima
Delio_C, Sep 2022
Tutto perfetto! Guida preparata e disponibile. La visita a pompei è stata eccezionale. Da ripetere sicuramente