Pompeii Guided Walking Tour with Included Entrance at Pompeii Ruins

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From $46.84

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


A guided walking tour of the archaeological site of Pompeii introduces you to the history and remnants of the ancient Roman city, which was buried in volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You'll learn how the residents were frozen in time, unaware of the danger, and see ruins such as the Forum, Thermal Baths, and preserved frescoes.
  • Skip the ticket line at Pompeii by booking in advance
  • Learn about the ancient city and its destruction from a guide
  • Gain more insight into the archaeological ruins than you would on your own
  • See one of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

What's Included

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entrance Ticket to Pompeii Archaeological Site (16 euros)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Esedra, 10
    Piazza Esedra, 10, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    Pick up point will be at 10:50am in the garden of the Hotel Vittoria, right outside the coral shop called CELLINI. We will be there with a sign with the customer's name on it.

Start time

10:50 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • All those booking the "Child" fare must show a valid ID or Passport at the Ticket Office, otherwise they could be asked to pay the full Adult fare
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Lead Traveler's document ID picture required (tour purpose only)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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

Wear a hat if it is hot there is no shade anywhere their.
hours simply isn't long enough to do the site justice so allow yourselves more time and take heed of Elissa's tips on what to see during the rest of your visit alone.
54 reviews
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Very interesting place to visit
Zoran_M, Mar 2023
It is an amazing site definitely worth visiting. You can get a sense of how people were living there.
Excellent Tour Guide
Gerri_N, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed the tour. Would definitely use aviator again.
Great experience
Nicolas_M, Sep 2022
Our tour guide Maria was great. Funny, engaging and informative. Couldn’t have asked for better and she was great at handling time, would recommend!
Pompii tour
Robert_D, Sep 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic I we really enjoyed it ,will reccomend to family and friends
great tour
Leslie_R, Jun 2022
Our tour guide did a great job of keeping everyone together and entertained in the midst of the heat and crowds. A lot of info packed into 2 hours- perfect!
Funny and friendly tour...
waifai_k, May 2022
Funny and friendly tour guide. Abit rush but it’s alright given a big area to cover in just two hours.
Great tour!
Stacy_S, Mar 2022
Our guide Ellisa was fabulous. She was knowledgeable, kind, and funny. This was an excellent way to be introduced to Pompeii. The ruins came to life. Highly recommend.
lack of respect
Miguel_G, Jan 2022
I would have rated 5 stars EXCEPT that the guide was criticizing the Catholic Church every two sentences "Everything in the old world and in the new world was to blame on this religion" . I am not an exceptional believer but it is a lack of respect to many visitors of any religion. Very shameful situation.
Awesome Pompeii
Alejandro_C, Nov 2021
The Pompeii tour was awesome as was our tour guide. She was very helpful and friendly. I would have loved to spend more time there.
Highly recommend
Kris_H, Oct 2021
Francesca was our guide and she did a great job! She has a sly sense of humor and made the tour really fun. She did a great job of pointing out obscure facts and bringing Pompeii to life.
Great tour by Maria
Heidi_P, Jul 2021
Our guide, Maria, did a great job showing us the most important and interesting things about Pompeii. She was very engaging and entertaining and answered all of our questions. Joining the group and finding where the tour started was a bit confusing but once we found our guide we were good to go! Definitely bring a hat, water, and lightweight clothing if you go in summer. There is very little shade!
Insightful, fun and good value for money
Colin_P, Jan 2020
Elissa was excellent! Very knowledgeable and friendly, with just the right mix of facts and interesting anecdotes. Who knew that the width of a donkey's backside was a key measurement in launching a space shuttle?! 2 hours simply isn't long enough to do the site justice so allow yourselves more time and take heed of Elissa's tips on what to see during the rest of your visit alone.
A short visit to Pompeii
Unda Z, Nov 2019
The guide was quite knowledgeable and the information given was interesting. However it seemed that she's is completely against answering any questions and seemed a bit condescending (maybe just her way of speaking). It's also quite hard to find the group and the guide. We stood exactly in the meeting spot, but still had to call and ask where the rest of the group is. Only then someone came to pick us up. Also if you're taking only the Pompeii tour (without Vesuvius and/or Naples), we would recommend staying a bit longer in the archeological park and walk around on your own, because the guided tour is quite short and a bit rushed and there are so many other things to see.
Disappointing - not worth the money. Distracted mediocre guide.
Yoram H, Oct 2019
Started late by 30 minutes. Maria, the guide, had good english but was tired and distracted. The tour was mediocre. Not worth the money.
Worst tour ever. Big ripoff
Stephen D, Oct 2019
Guide did not introduce himself. No radio test. Spoke too fast and impossible to understand. Raced from one spot until we were blocked by other groups. Did not speak while we walked. Spoke more to other tour guides than too our group. We got to one spot and he told us this was the longest road in Pompeii. Thats it. We raced down a hill and he told us to turn in our radios and someone would would speak to us in English. There was only a man who collected the radios. Our 2 hour tour lasted 85 minutes. The group found ourselves outside the gates. No artifacts. No free time to walk on our own. We had unknowingly exited the site. 4 of my family had never had a guided tour before. They where shocked that i paid for this total lack of service. Viator should be ashamed to have this company listed. Viator ripped me off.
Great Tour
Jodie L, Oct 2019
This guided tour made seeing, learning about and navigating the streets of Pompeii so much easier than had we tried to do it on our own. The guide provided headsets that allowed us to clearly hear her as she spoke. The tour was worth every penny!
Great day in Pompeii!
Rachael_W, Oct 2019
We spent a fabulous morning exploring the ruins of Pompeii. Our guide Elisa was full of historical facts & fun anecdotes, lending an upbeat and lively energy to our group. The site is so large you'd easily get lost & have little context to what you're viewing without a guide - can't go wrong with this tour!
Linda_P, Sep 2019
I had to cancel the day before the tour - do to back problems - lost my refund but my son went and husband went they said it was great
Great day
Elizabeth_C, Sep 2019
Went i september and it was hot. Make sure you wear good wzlking shoes as the roads are uneven and up and down. Wear a hat if it is hot there is no shade anywhere their. I was there for 5 hours and it was incredable.
Amazing site to see
Joyce_V, Sep 2019
Three years ago I went without a guide.....missed so many things getting lost. This is 170 acres of stone streets that look alike. Book through Viator, no waiting, breaks are built into tour, there is no waiting in huge lines, as an American, ALL my tours were booked at home before I left....