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Pompeii Small Group tour with an Archaeologist

Pompei, Italy
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From $44.44

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


Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii on this small-group tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the ruins and discover what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Follow your archaeologist guide around the western part of the town and see important buildings and structures such as the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, a brothel, some residential homes, and more.
  • Discover the ancient city of Pompeii on this small-group tour
  • Spend more time exploring the ruins with skip-the-line entry tickets
  • See key buildings like the Basilica, the Forum, and the thermal baths
  • Tours are available in several languages

What's Included

  • Guidance and assistance for the entire duration of the tour
  • Skip the line Pompeii ticket
  • Small Group (maximum 20 people per guide)
  • Licensed guide with archaeological background
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Archaeological Park of Pompeii
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    The meeting point is the main entrance of Pompeii ruins called Porta Marina Superiore in front of Bar with many hanging lemons called Hortus

End point

  • Pompei scavi
    80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

    The tour will finish inside the ruins.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour will be available all year around with rain or shine
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
  • Bring a small bottle of water
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • For under18 y.o. travelers, please bring your ID card/passport with you
  • not recommended for travelers with mobility issue or impairments, because of steps and ramps, little steep climb, please contact us and ask for a suitable private tour for your needs
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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

Remember to bring water on your guided tour and shoes to walk on uneven walks.
A guided tour is essential if you want to get the most from your visit.
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Paolo was a great guide....
Victor_L, Nov 2022
Paolo was a great guide. He was entertaining and had lots of interesting stories. He was also ready to answer any question. He clearly knew what he was talking about.
Our tour guide was...
Daniel_O, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging! She gave the best tour we had during our stay in Italy by far.
Pompei tour
ed_N, Nov 2022
We had Michael from arkos tour…. Very knowledgeable….. I have 2 small kids 7-9. They were entertained by the ruins and the lively descriptions. He Made the place come alive
Good tour of Pompeii
Nicola_D, Nov 2022
Interesting tour of some highlights of Pompeii. The tour guide, Antonia, was knowledgeable and there were headsets so we could hear her despite the group size. We didn't get to see all of Pompeii, but it was good to be introduced to it.
Informational and Fun!
Yalincan_A, Nov 2022
It was very informational and entertaining! I received many pointers about Pompei that I would've missed otherwise.
Pompeii is amazing
Kirsten_S, Nov 2022
Sergio was an amazing tour guide. The tour is a must have when visiting Pompeii. Sergio took the time to explain the archeological findings and had great stories and knowledge
Pompeii visit
Akeemo_M, Nov 2022
Excellent presentation even though the weather was not great . The order and the places visited was very good.
Great tour and guide, highly recommended
Sophia_T, Nov 2022
Paulo was a fantastic guide. He's actually a history/archaeology student now (not sure exactly which) and very knowledgeable about everything in Pompei. We had a lot of fun listening to all the stories and explanations of little things everywhere. I would definitely recommend the tour, otherwise you might not know what's going on in all the ruins.
Detailed and interesting info
DaleNicole_L, Nov 2022
The brothel had to me my favourite, so interesting! I also liked the marble set in the paved road to catch the moonlight. Very informative tour!
Nice walking tour
Brandon_W, Nov 2022
The walking tour was a nice way to see the main spots and gain information about Pompeii. The tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging
Recommend 100%
Catherine_I, Nov 2022
We had a great tour! Our tour guide Alfredo was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We learned so much more than if we had just done an audio tour. Well with it!
100% recommend
Mackenzie_E, Nov 2022
Tour was fantastic!! Our guide spoke great English and had a ton of knowledge about Pompeii, the history, and the ruins. She also answered a bunch of questions about specific ruins we saw on the tour.
Allen_L, Nov 2022
Julia was a great tour guide! She had so much knowledge and was very wonderful at explaining things. She took her time and was very open to all of the questions we had. I would recommend this tour for sure.
Fabulous guide. Made life...
Helaine_P, Nov 2022
Fabulous guide. Made life in Pompeii come “alive” for us! Helped that we had visited archeologic museum in Naples first. Best experience of our trip.
Brief tour of Pompei with 6yr old
Stephen_P, Nov 2022
Informative & fun. Level was just right to keep both adults & children (my 6yr old) interested. The 2&1/2 hrs was perfect, as we had to dash to get to Vesuvius… but you could easily spend all day on the site. Grazie Alessandra !
So glad we did this!
Kristin_C, Nov 2022
Fantastic tour. Really exceeded my expectations. My kids, 10 and 8, also enjoyed it. Our guide was Julia, who was wonderful, interesting and entertaining! It rained nearly our entire tour but was still great. My only recommendation would be if you want to wander around more, then to do a tour earlier than 2pm. Our tour finished around 4:15 and even though the park doesn’t close until 5pm (in November), the park employees were locking up certain areas such as the baths and the Orto.
Great guide.
Jaime_M, Nov 2022
Its a great way to get an initial understanding of Pompeii. Our guide "Michael" was so good, explaining calmly and clearly the history of this place. I wish I would had booked a longer one. I also enjoyed being able to stay after the tour in the ruins and explore a bit by myself.
Knowledgeable guide
Alex_D, Nov 2022
Very knowledgeable guide, I just loved exploring Pompeii with an archeologist who works there. It’s a huge site so it was good to also get tips on places to see after the tour ended.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi, happy you loved your tour!
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Donna_H, Nov 2022
Another tick off the Bucket List✔️ Pompeii is amazing and so was out tour. Very easy to find guide right at the entrance and Francesca our guide was very knowledgeable. Group a good size so good to interact with others. Would definitely recommend it. Came all the way from Australia to see Pompeii and wasn’t disappointed 🤗
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello, we are grateful that you have made such a long journey to come and discover our wonders!
Very entertaining “ a must see”
Mariana_B, Oct 2022
Our guide Teresa was amazing, very entertaining. A must see if you come to the area, you won’t be disappointed.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi, glad to hear this!