Pompeii Full-day Tour Including all Highlights and Newly Opened Houses

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From $303.75

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


For those interested in Ancient Rome, a visit to Pompeii is a must and this full-day tour takes in all the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the mighty Theatre; see the Forum, the Gladiators’ Barracks, and the Baths; then explore the recently opened Villas, including the magnificent Domus of Venus and House of Octavius Quartius.
  • Full-day tour of Pompeii, including the newly opened Villas
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Pompeii on a guided walking tour
  • Marvel at the ancient amphitheater, Forum, Roman Baths, and temples
  • Visit the newly opened Domus of Venus and House of Octavius Quartius
  • Enjoy flexible departure times and skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Hotel or port pickup can be arranged at an additional cost
  • This private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hotel Vittoria
    Piazza Esedra, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    The guide will wait for you at the entrance of the Coffee shop Vittoria, close to Porta Marina Inferiore entrance.

End point

  • Pompei
    80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

What To Expect

Make your own way to the Piazza Porta Marina in central Pompeii to meet your guide (unless hotel or port pickup has been arranged), and use your skip-the-line tickets to head straight inside the archeological site of Pompeii.

Follow your guide on a walking tour of the ancient Roman city, admiring ruins that date back to as early as the 7th century BC.

Learn how the city was buried by the AD79 eruption of the nearby Mt Vesuvius volcano as you admire the remarkably preserved Roman Baths, Termopolium Capuano, and House of the Tragic Poet; stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater; then hear stories of Roman life as you wander the Forum.

Next, head to the newly restored Villas or ‘Domus’, which were once home to rich aristocrats, and only opened to the public in March 2017. Stroll the magnificent ruins, stopping to admire the elaborate mosaics, beautifully restored frescoes, and gardens decorated with statues of mythical gods.

See the Domus of Venus with its colonnaded façade, striking courtyard, and renowned painting of the Birth of Venus, emerging from a seashell. Next, visit the House of Octavius Quartius, where the highlight is a painting of Narcissus; explore the House of the Fruit Trees, with its exquisite frescos, and stop by the House of Iulia Felix, which once served as a spa retreat.

After around five hours exploring Pompeii, your tour ends back at the starting point.


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Teatro Grande

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Odeon - Teatro Piccolo

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pompeii Archaeological Park

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tour will be customized by the tour guide based on your preferences and the houses opened at the time; Not all the houses are opened together at once but they rotate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.

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A tour of a lifetime with my guide Italo!
Jennifer_H, Apr 2022
There was a mix-up with my tour and I had no tour guide to meet me. Luckily Italo, another guide from Raphael Tours, warmly welcomed me into the private tour he was leading and continued with me when their 2 hour tour was finished. Italo was everything I could have asked for in a guide - considerate, incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating, able answer all of my in-depth questions and provide insightful information into the ruins and the history. Despite the rough beginnings - which is the reason I removed one start - the tour turned out to be everything I wanted it to be. Bravo and Grazie Mille, Italo! A tour of a lifetime.
Wonderful trip
chrisedinborough, Sep 2019
We had a wonderful day, guide was excellent and knowledgeable with up to date information. The tour was adapted to fit our interests and requirements.
Loved our tour
John_G, Jun 2019
Had a fantastic tour of Pompeii. Tour guide was one of the best we have had during our visit to Italy. Not only focused on the history of Pompeii but also pointed out things that made Pompeii unique from other historical sites. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Pompeii.
A very informative tour with a very...
lisa.bowestaylor, Aug 2018
A very informative tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Jadda not sure of spelling was amazing with her knowledge and made sure we understood before moving on. Everyone really enjoyed the tour.
This tour was fantastic!! Our tour...
Jason R, Apr 2018
This tour was fantastic!! Our tour guide, Veronica, was the best guide that we have ever had. She made the time fly by and involved our kids in the entire discussion. I would definitely recommend the five hour tour since I don’t think two hours would be enough time. Great experience!!
Wow we walked, listened and talked...
SJ R, Dec 2017
Wow we walked, listened and talked for an amazing five hours with Giada, our knowledgeable and energetic tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our private tours were the stand out experiences of our trip - and this was no exception. We were tired in the best possible way and profoundly impressed by Pompeii and our guide. We entered Pompeii with a decent knowledge of the site but without out guide providing context and direction.. literally.. we would not have enjoyed or valued our experience anywhere near the level we did.
An exceptional tour with the private...
dwwolgast, Nov 2017
An exceptional tour with the private guide, who knew the subject and took time to explain details to us. Obviously very knowledgeable and passionate on the subject.
What a wonderful tour! Our guide...
Bonnie_T, Oct 2017
What a wonderful tour! Our guide Fiorencia my apologies on the spelling was knowledgeable, attentive, and read our interests well. She adapted the tour and the stories to make the day relevant to us, which made it that much more special. She really knows Pompeii well and was able to give us details about the people who lived there and what it was like in the city and later when the eruption occurred. We learned quite a bit and the city became real rather than just an archaeological site. She was also considerate of our being tourists, helping us with future travel suggestions and taking time for restroom breaks and photo opportunities. Highly recommend!
Our guide was professional, very...
Autumn_T, Oct 2017
Our guide was professional, very knowledgeable, entertaining, and just overall wonderful. Extra effort was made to make the tour fit into our schedule. We saw all the highlights of Pompeii, had the sights and history explained in detail, and didn't waste time aimlessly wandering around on our own. Highly recommended. We'd do it again to see all the stuff we didn't have time for.
Our private tour of Pompei with our...
Michael_B, Sep 2017
Our private tour of Pompei with our guide Barbara was fantastic. While 5 hours seems long, it flew by as there is so much to see. Barbara was very knowledgeable about both the history and the sights of Pompei, which made the tour very informative. I could not imagine tackling Pompei without a guide. Barbara knew right where to take us, got into private sights and made sure we had priority where ever we were. Awesome tour! Highly recommended.
After spending this day with an...
Thomas A, Aug 2017
After spending this day with an expert guide, I can't imagine doing Pompeii without one. Our guide was fantastic and her detailed knowledge of the site and history made this ancient city come alive. We saw so much more than we would have if we had wandered around with a map and guidebook.
A WOW tour of Pompeii!!! Rossana is...
diannetravel, Aug 2017
A WOW tour of Pompeii!!! Rossana is so passionate, nice and extremely informative that is the perfect tour guide for Pompeii!!!
Our guide Fiorenza was amazing she...
Britney W, Jun 2017
Our guide Fiorenza was amazing she conducted an entertaining and altogether incredible tour over Pompeii. We were amazed by all of the frescos that she showed and explained to us and I personally loved learning about the different buildings.
I highly recommend the all day tour...
Peter O, Jun 2017
I highly recommend the all day tour, which is what we did. It's actually about 5 hours and worth every penny. This was the only way to see Pompeii, what an amazing place to visit. Our tour guide Margaretta spoke very good English and answered all of our questions with ease and sense. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, you will walk everywhere. Bring ample bottle water, as there is none available once inside the grounds. Don't worry about restrooms, there are several places to stop on the grounds and the facilities are VERY CLEAN. Enjoy your time there. Once again, it is an amazing place to visit and learn.
We had the most wonderful guide...
Rebecca R, May 2017
We had the most wonderful guide, Firenze. She had a good sense of humour, spoke excellent English, and knew the history of Pompeii inside out. I highly recommend the full-day 5 hour tour and we couldn't have asked for a better guide than Firenze.
Andrea Fiorello was our tour guide...
Jenn_G, May 2017
Andrea Fiorello was our tour guide. We wanted to say that it was the most wonderful experience. Andrea was kind, thoughtful, funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. He very obviously cared about the location. He taught us so much. He explained everything wonderfully and we had a perfect day.
Our tour guide Rosanna was the...
Lizetta_R, Apr 2017
Our tour guide Rosanna was the absolute best guide ever and my husband and I were so fortunate to have a private tour with her! She was so passionate about all the history of Pompeii and took us to see all the highlights of the place. Anytime I pointed something out she knew the answer to my question and explained everything in such detail about how the ancient Romans lived. She truly was such an amazing person and she shared her education with us which sounded very exciting! Our tour started at 9:00AM and she was with us until 2:00PM, we met her at the café right next door to the gates. Pompeii is very large so much bigger than we ever imagined, make sure you wear very comfortable walking sneakers/shoes, bring a water bottle with you and bring a hat because there really is no shade there. We came across 2 water fountains that are still in working order so you can fill up your bottles. At the end of the tour there is a café on the other side of the market place where you can get something to eat and drink and even a gelato and there's tables if you're lucky enough to find one. I completely recommend this tour to you and if are lucky enough to get Rosanna you will have a wonderful time with her and you'll learn so much of the ancient people of Pompeii just as we did!
A vreat day in po.peii witb antonio...
Howard D, Apr 2017
A vreat day in po.peii witb antonio of rapheal tours. Antonio talked us theough everything and with only the two of us he could spend the tine to bring po.peii to life while avoiding tbe big groups and squeezing into all the sites. An amazing day with an excellent guide
This was a great tour. Five hours...
Brian A, Mar 2017
This was a great tour. Five hours passed in a flash of fascination. Our guide, Fiorenza, kindly met us at the train station in Pompeii and then weaved our passage through this ancient city with a mixture of knowledge, humour and kindness. Her familiarity of Roman living, traditions, myths and architecture both past and present was astounding. We were lucky to view the city on a glorious day in early Spring when crowds were less encroaching. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and Fiorenza was an exemplary tour guide she made the day very special.
I scheduled a tour at the tail end...
Colleen H, Nov 2016
I scheduled a tour at the tail end of our trip to Italy. We had a great time and was well worth the money. My husband and I walked around with an archeologist exploring the ruins. We both came away with so much information and knowledge about how the people of Pompeii both lived and died as well as understanding geologically what was happening. Simply fascinating and a great way to end our trip to Italy. We also went by ourselves by train and bus to go up Mt. Vesuvius which was awesome. Next time we are in Italy we have to venture to the Archeological Museum in Naples - we didn't have enough time but our guide at Pompeii said this is a must see just be careful because Naples has a lot of crime/pick pockets and the taxi drivers are shady.
Giada, our guide, was outstanding...
Olivier V, Oct 2016
Giada, our guide, was outstanding! Full of accurate and precise information, motivated, fun and a great storyteller!! Thank you!
Wow! Our guide, Giada, was lovely...
Aaron_W, Oct 2016
Wow! Our guide, Giada, was lovely. Very knowledgeable and personable. Her help made Pompeii come alive and the private tour was so worth the money. Be sure to visit the archeological museum afterwards if only to see the mosaics--they are more intricate than you can imagine!
It was awesome. The cultural...
Aldo R, Sep 2016
It was awesome. The cultural anthropologist was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. If you are looking for a tour with in depth information about Pompeii take this our.
The tour was fantastic, and our...
Vincent P, Sep 2016
The tour was fantastic, and our guide Loretta was out of this world, she was so enthusiastic about the place and so very concerned about it's preservation. to top it off, what a voice she sang to us in the arena to show how the engineering back then gave an effect of surround sound, absolutely brilliant. This for me was the highlight of my vacation.
Even though the private tour was a...
Ian P, Sep 2016
Even though the private tour was a tad expensive, it was well worth it and our guide, Antonio, was brilliant. He knew his subject and delivered it with real passion and for the whole day. It was a delightful and insightful day. I would thoroughly recommend this tour if you are interested in the detail of the Roman civilization and if you are assigned Antonio, you will have a most enjoyable and entertaining day.

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