Pompeii Archaeological Site Walking Tour + Tickets with a real Archaeologist

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From $49.87

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


Due to its massive size, tackling Pompeii on your own can be very tricky, even if you have a map. This Pompeii archaeological site walking tour is led by a guide who knows the grounds well so you won’t get lost. Plus, your guide knows the fastest ways to see the most important areas and tells you historical facts as you walk.
  • Prebook this Pompeii walking tour to guarantee your guided visit
  • A guide tells you about what daily life was like for an ancient Roman town
  • Pick the tour time that best suit your sightseeing schedule
  • An easy-to-find meeting spot makes traveling convenient

What's Included

  • Guide
  • You can use the free parking of the Osteria Nonna Cherubina, located in Via Andolfi 46, 80045 Pompei
  • Entrance ticket to Pompeii Archaeological site
  • Headsets for listening to the guide (group with more than 16 pax)
  • Parking fee
  • Transport
  • Food or drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Villa dei Misteri, 1
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 1, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    Departure Point: Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri train station in Pompeii Address: Tempio Travel Infopoint, via Villa dei Misteri n.1, 80045, Pompei (NA) Directions: Tour departs from the Tempio Travel office next to Circumvesuviana train station, platform 1.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces on the ground, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Having heard that there were very few information signs, we were told it was best to take a tour.
189 reviews
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Daniel_K, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was very lively and knowledgeable, and though our trip was a short hours, he was very economical with our time, packing in a lot of sights and stories that really made the experience very much worth it!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Daniel, we really appreciate you enjoyed your tour. See you next time
Quick walk through
Deborah_R, Jul 2022
Single traveller. I love history! Having the guide was a great way to spend time in the huge area that is the Pompeii ruins. The guide was very fast on his feet and quick ran through some of the highlights of the area. It was appreciated, as it was a very hot and humid day but I did find that the group was required to run beside him. I didn't mind but there was a family that couldn't keep up due to their smaller children. The tour was easy to find (the office located at the top of the train station) and the guide was thoughtful to keep in the shade.
Less than ideal
Zachary_P, Jun 2022
We were expecting the tour guide to be more engaging and have more interesting commentary. The guide did not have a very positive attitude and it set the stage for a less than ideal experience.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dears, we are really sorry to read this. But our guide are really professional, so I think the problem is you did not like to stay in such a big group. Kind regards
Great tour!
Jonathan_W, Jun 2022
We had a great time on the tour! Appreciated that our guide helped find shady spots to stand. The audio guides were very helpful and it was easy meeting at the train station and walking up.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dears, thanks a lot for your note. We do our best to give clients beautiful experiences. See you next time. Kind regards
Worth it.
HoiLun_T, Mar 2022
Worth for a tour with a guide as it's hard to image how it was back in that time if you walk yourself. Our english guide speak good english and easy to make us understand. I still recommend you go for a walk after the tour.
A complete desapointment
Monica_T, Jul 2021
The tour was supposed to be 2h and it was less then 1h30! The guide only said what was each place which you could easily replace with an audio guide, I have the impression that we only saw about 1/4-1/3 of Pompei and it was definitely not worth the money.
Good tour
Renate_V, Aug 2020
Very nice guide, she knew a lot about pompeii and she showed us interesting places. We needed a tour at another time at the last minute and this was no problem.
Brent_C, Oct 2019
Excellent tour guide - Roberto Very knowledgeable and kept things non stressful and light as well as informative
Pompei 2 hour tour
Leo_V, Aug 2019
first time using VIATOR and experience was not good The tour was late because we had to wait for everyone to get tickets - better communication should have gone out to people for getting tickets AHEAD of time OR start the tour at 30 mins before to get tickets Was difficult to hear and understand tour guide due to accent
Excellent tour!
MK242019, Aug 2019
We took this tour with Estela a few days ago and it was great! The tour started 20 min late (though we don’t know if the company actually gives Viator the correct start time because we were the only ones there on time). Once we started we were on our way! Estela did a great job guiding us to the highlights of Pompeii and giving recommendations for places to check out afterwards. There isn’t much shade but she brought us to as many shady spots as possible. She was full of interesting facts. This is a great value for the price and is significantly cheaper than other advertised tours. Highly recommended!
2 hour tour
cgeorgio2, Aug 2019
Although the Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, his style of speech was slow and theatrical. We would have preferred to hear and learn more about the sites. There was much wasted time that could have been filled with more information.
Excellent tour guide
Florence_G, Jul 2019
Our tour guide was Michele, who has an excellent command of English (and French) and was great at answering questions from the group. Michele clearly has a deep knowledge of and interest in Pompei, as well as a sense of humour. Downsides were having a big group so to hear Michele you had to be near the front. Also buying the tickets was a little disorganised at the start.
Charlie_B, Jul 2019
Very interesting site. Tour gave an excellent flavour of Pompeii. Site is so large one could spend the day there.
Passport449391, Jul 2019
Our guide was AWESOME. Our group was big, but she managed to give us free time to look around and take pictures. She was knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. The tour did NOT last 2 hours, but we had free time to continue to wonder around.
Fantastic tour guide!
Shaun_T, May 2019
Info on where, and how to get to meeting point was less than vague. Once we found it, the tour itself was fantastic. Highly recommend
Great Pompeii tour guide
Brian_L, May 2019
Great tour guide, knowledge, took us away from crowds. Coolest place on earth. Feel like your back in time 2000+ years
A tour wasn't as necessary as we thought
Brittin O, Nov 2018
Having heard that there were very few information signs, we were told it was best to take a tour. To be honest, I would have rather had an audioguide or just done some research ahead of time to see what we most wanted to see. Luckily, when the tour was over we were able to explore some more. The tour was fine but there were quite a few people (~30?) and it was slow moving. However, the tour guide was knowledgeable and the tour is cheap so we didn't feel like we had wasted money.
We really enjoyed this tour! Our guide...
Antoinette S, Aug 2018
We really enjoyed this tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and relatively easy to understand, and he adjusted the tour in the inappropriate spots to not offend children on the tour. The company was very accommodating, after I'd inadvertently booked the tour for the wrong day. They made it very easy to change. Highly recommend!
Wonderful Day
Andrea_M, Jul 2018
The tour group was easy to find and the guide was great. I would recommend this tour, it gave great information and allowed time to really explore.
Didn't get there on time because the...
Mark L, Apr 2018
Didn't get there on time because the street directions are close to impossible to follow. The signage is almost non-existent and we ended up following parking signs that had us a 20 minute walk away. We finally were directed to the main entrance but I don't know where I would have actually parked.