Skip the Line Ancient Pompeii Private Tour for Kids by Children-Friendly Guide

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend a few hours exploring the ancient Roman city of Pompeii on this family-focused guided excursion. Enjoy skip-the-line access and experience this legendary city buried by Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. Learn about its history with a child-friendly guide—visual tools like pop-up books are included—visit important landmarks, and drink from ancient fountains.
  • Tour the legendary Roman city of Pompeii on a kid-friendly guided adventure
  • Learn Pompeii’s stories and marvel at its most important archaeological sites
  • Explore with a child-friendly guide while using pop-up books and other tools
  • Take advantage of skip-the-line access and take a stroll among ancient ruins

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Admission tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Coffee Shop Vittoria
    Via Mare, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    The guide will meet you at the entrance of Coffee shop Vittoria, next to the Hotel Vittoria, with a sign of your last name. The Coffee shop is even close to the entrance of the ruins named "Pompei Piazza Esedra/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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.

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Great unique and personalized experience!
Patricia_M, Mar 2023
The guide was incredibly flexible, knowledgeable and tailored the tour perfectly to meet our peek interests. She was VERY kid focused and also kept it very interesting and active for all of us. Would highly recommend!
Lello is the best!
Kim_M, Mar 2023
We had a family friendly tour for two families, with five kids age 9-14. Our guide, Lello, was so informative and kept the children and adults entertained. He led a 3 hour interactive tour, teaching the children and adults and injecting humor along the way. He would quiz us on what he taught us, but in a way that was fun. I’ve toured Pompeii once before without a guide and the experience wasn’t nearly as meaningful as spending it with someone who could bring the city to life with his words. Definitely take this tour!
Absolutely brilliant way to visit Pompeii (and to want to come back for more)
irina_s, Oct 2022
To anyone planning a trip to Pompeii - this is the way to do it! Our guide was Francesca. From the first minute we met her to the very last she completely captured our and our kids’ attention and imagination. Francesca is a wealth of knowledge (having done a classics degree and a fluent speaker of Ancient Greek and Latin) and very obviously has a passion for the ancient history and culture. She also has a fantastic ability to connect with kids which is crucial for the task that requires kids walking around for 2.5 hours listening to large amounts of new information. She was great, we all enjoyed the tour and learned a lot and the kids in particular absolutely loved it!
LancePatterson, Aug 2022
Our guide, Francesca was fantastic. She engaged with our son super well and kept us all in fact engaged!
Roberta gave the best Pompeii tour- awesome for both kids and adults!
Archana_B, Jul 2022
Roberta was the best guide we've ever had! The kids had a blast. We had a blast. The hours just flew by. We learned a lot. Roberta imparted a lot of knowledge, while still keeping it really fun and interesting. Of all the Viator tours (we did 4 in Italy), this was the best one!
Just fantastic for families with children!
Ruth_S, Jul 2022
Wow…so glad we booked this trip! Travelled with my mother and two children 8 and 11. Maria was engaging, inspiring and informative. She managed to capture and maintain my children’s interest throughout..it was also pitched perfectly for me! Felt very at ease to ask questions and enjoyed every minute. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maria and would love to rebook a tour with her in the future.
Wonderful experience and great for educating kids!
Jeremy_H, Jul 2022
Francesca was the absolute best tour guide we've had in Italy! She did a great job keeping our daughter engaged and us entertained. Do yourself a favor and request her!
Perfect in Pompeii
Dawn_S, Jun 2022
This tour was excellent. I can’t thank our guide Daniella enough for engaging our kids (10 and 12) and really bringing to life the city of Pompeii. She was articulate, extremely knowledgeable, and brought the Roman lifestyle to life in an amazing way. She kept our kids interested over more than two hours of information. She also had an IPad to show what each house would have looked like at the time, which was really impactful for our two. Thank you Daniella, for one of the best tours we experienced in Italy.
Very interesting tour - of favourite from our Roman holiday!
Amrita_V, Jun 2022
We did quite a few tours over our 5 day trip to Rome, and this was by far our favourite. We travelled down to Pompeii from Rome and the train was delayed so we were slightly late for the start of our tour. But the tour company was very easy to contact and we were able to arrange a delayed start time and found our guide easily. Our guide, Roberta, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information with us in a friendly and interesting way. We walked across Pompeii for hours in the afternoon heat in the middle of a heatwave, yet neither of my children (age 10&12) complained once, because they were so caught up in the information Roberta gave them and the "scavenger hunt" challenges she set them. One the way back from our holiday, days later, my children could still recall much of what they learned at Pompeii (which is not always the case from tours!). Pompeii is a great architectural site to visit, but I don't think we would have got anything like as much out of it without a guide like Roberta. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone going to Pompeii. Its well worth the cost. Its also worth it as a day trip from Rome as well - just be aware the site is about a 2/25 min walk from the train station and there aren't that many taxis in the town, so you need to plan time for this going and coming!
Magical Family Tour of Pompeii
BetsyAllen, May 2022
Magical tour of Pompeii with the best guide! He was knowledgeable, friendly, fun, and great with my 3 kids (6, 3, and 1 years old) … kept our oldest engaged and helped with the small ones. Totally worth every penny. LOVED our tour and highly recommend!!!!
Family Tour of Pompeii
Martin_T, Apr 2022
Roberta was an excellent guide. She brought Pompeii to life for my kids. The three hours flew by and all of my children (5,7,9 and 12) enjoyed the tour and retained a great deal of information. Her English was exceptional. I would recommend this tour to any family.
Best family tour of Pompeii
Bill_P, Oct 2021
We loved the Theatre, the villa that you could go inside, the farm, the marble chips, the Forum, and the guide. Lello was funny, explained plenty of detailed facts, he knew everyone, and we would gladly be guided by him again. Highly recommended (especially if you are kids like us)! Angelica (6) & Luca (9)
Funny and smart
Leah_M, Jul 2021
Leslie was great! We took our three children to Pompeii on a hot morning/afternoon. Lello was funny and smart and kept the kids entertained the whole time. He really made Pompeii come alive and we could begin to see what it was like to live there. We had three private tours on this holiday and while they were all excellent Lello was the best of the guides. I highly recommend him.
Maria_G, Jul 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept our kids active in the discussions. Very kind and funny. We had an excellent time seeing the city brought to life through his eyes.
Come rendere piacevole ai bimbi un'esperienza così "culturale"
Piervittorio_P, Aug 2022
Eravamo un pò preoccupati di far vivere un'esperienza così impegnativa a dei bimbi di 8 anni. La nostra guida Loretta è stata meravigliosa, è riuscita a renderli partecipi sia con il suo racconto così al loro livello sia con la splendida idea della caccia al tesoro (a premi, ma non vi dico quali ;) ) con la quali si sono sentiti davvero coinvolti. Leonardo e Massimiliano ricordano con piacere la bella giornata passata. Grazie!!
Ottima scelta per i bambini
NicoleKady_B, Jul 2022
La guida faceva domande ai bimbi e questo ha aiutato a tenere alta la loro attenzione, a farli partecipare attivamente e quindi a non annoiarsi e non ultimo a imparare cose interessanti che serviranno loro anche nel percorso scolastico. La nostra guida Loretta, trasudava cultura e conoscenza del territorio. La sua passione e rispetto per la storia e i tesori di Pompei non sono passati inosservati, ma al contrario, ci hanno contagiato.