Ruins of Pompeii Guided walking tour with Skip the line ticket

Pompeii, Italy
Ruins of Pompeii Guided walking tour with Skip the line ticket
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


The UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii is among the most important ancient sites in the world, but the long lines to enter and vast size can be daunting. Zip past the crowds and take in the highlights in just a few hours with this fast-track guided tour. Discover how the Romans once lived and marvel at the intact remains of streets, homes, shops, temples, and baths from 2,000 years ago.
  • Priority admission to the Pompeii archaeological site to skip the line
  • A guide for insights into the history and architecture of ancient Rome
  • Visit the Basilica, Civil Forum, Temple of Jupiter, and other main sights
  • Headsets to follow the guide's commentary in this busy outdoor site

What's Included

  • 2.30 -hours Guided tour of Pompeii
  • Skip-the-line admission fees to Pompeii ruins
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Official, licensed guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Camping Zeus
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 3, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    Please meet the guide at the car parking Zeus. The guide hols a customized flag with our logo on it. In case you cannot spot the guide, please call us immediately at the following number: +39 081 18857715

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tempio di Giove Capitolino

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Via dell’Abbondanza (Pass By)

Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pompeii Archaeological Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: From the 6th August to enter the ruins of Pompeii, as per law, it's required the Green Pass, so make sure to have all the documentation otherwise the access will be forbidden.
  • 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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Traveler Tips

As it was very warm and there were a lot of periods of standing around, this caused everyone to get really hot.


42 reviews
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Perfect guided tour
Sarah_H, Sep 2023
Max was lovely, knowledgeable and friendly. We were lucky to be in a smaller group of only 8 people. We would definitely recommend going later in the afternoon as we almost had the place to ourselves
Angela_B, Jun 2023
Such an amazing opportunity to have a personal guide at Pompeii. My husband wasn't sure about going there in the first place and this ended up being his favorite part of Italy.
Stephanie_N, Mar 2023
It was great. We wondered were the big head was and tour guide said they moved it back in the 90s. Not true my daughter went here in 2016 and saw it. So not sure why we were not shown. I was told the photos online were old and not updated. Not sure why they would advertise this if the statues were not there, as they said. But other than that was a great experience.
Terribly disappointed with tour
Libby_S, Aug 2022
After waiting to start 30 minutes after the start time we booked because the guide couldnt get his microphone to work we then waited in line for 70 minutes to enter even though we were supposed to “skip the line” and the guide was not an english speaker which i guess in the end it didnt matter that his microphone /headset system didnt work. Wished i had a better experience as i brought my daughter who only wanted to learn about pompeii.
A must see when in a neighborhood cities
Marilyn_C, May 2022
Very interesting ruins caused by Volcano’s eruption. Good information from our tour guide. We enjoyed this tour a lot.
Do not use a tour. Explore on your own.
Logan_P, Apr 2022
Please be aware Viator subs their tours out to third parties. This created an absolutely disasterious situation. We showed up on time and at the location we were told to. We walked up to each of the tour guides and tried to check in and each one of them told us we were not part of their group. We proceeded for the next 15 minutes to look everywhere for our tour guide and spoke with numerous individuals, none of which could help. We called the number we were advised to and nobody answered. We got online and left a message on the live chat. 5 minutes after that we finally received a phone call back and were told our guide was “stuck in traffic” which was clearly not true as soon after one of the original guides we first spoke to returned to get us and another couple that also couldn’t find their assigned group. Again, both parties spoke to this guide originally and we were both told we were not on their list. We were rushed up to the tour and given headsets, three of which did not work. The guides were unable to assist in getting the sets to work stating “ they always work”. The guides seemed stressed and put out to help. The ruins are miles wide and every tour guide keeps their group within 1/4 of the ruins which created long lines and crowds of people to see the “top” sites. We paid good money to “skip the line” to sit in line to see 4 main attractions. At one point waiting in line our tour guide told everyone in her group to stay by her. With 4 little kids, we were trying to listen to her request amongst hundreds of other people. Other people in our group sat and yelled at us for “cutting in line” as we were just doing what the guide stated. They then mocked us when we tried to keep our 4 young children with us when we approached one room where the guard stopped our kids and wouldn’t allow them in but we were already in. This tour may be perfect for people without children, but do NOT do a tour if you have kids. This is an amazing site that is a must see that has been ruined by the crowds and unorganized tours. They need to limit entrances to improve the overall experience. Guides also need to control their group. Yes, the tension was high on our end due to the safety of our children, but the rudeness allowed by other individuals in our party that only knew a fraction of the story made the experience terrible. We handed our headsets in and left the tour early. We explored on our own and avoided the crowds. It was a lot better experience on our own. The staff at the ruins themselves were also rude and unkind.
Large small group.
Jereme_L, Apr 2022
Small group was 26 people, although the guide handled well. Guide was extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We started 20 minutes late. The tour was significantly slowed down by the guide explaining in 2 languages. We had to leave the 2 hour tour after 2.5 hours to meet our ride back. It’s a good thing to get extra tour time but i wish i had the extra time to enjoy it.
An extraordinary Pompeii experience
Jeffrey_S, Oct 2021
Our guide, Giulia was exceptional in her knowledge and consideration of our group of four. We toured for two hours. Guilia was informative, interesting and answered the many questions we asked her. She provided an archeological and historical perspective on many aspects of the ruins and described how these translated into the story of life in Pompeii. Guilia's enthusiasm and love of what she does made our time with her a wonderful and meaningful memory of an incredible historical site.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Jeffrey, we're very happy that you explored the breathtaking archaeological area of Pompeii with us; travel memories are forever and we love being part of them ! Hope you'll return soon to our beautiful Sorrento to discover with us its treasures! Regards, Graziana
Very informative tour!
britlrod, Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Anarita, was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour exciting and enjoyable! We are happy we booked it!
Amazing city, slow tour guide
Samual_O, Jul 2019
What an amazing chance it was to check out this city, To walk back in time was simply amazing. The guide for this tour was very informative however as there is so much to see there was no chance of her getting to everything in the two hour time slot. We had to leave just over an hour into the tour as we had only seen three things in the city, knowing that there was much more to see and we were on a tight time frame we had no option but to leave. The guides tour could have been a bit quicker if she walked and talked. She also repeated herself a lot which was unnecessary. As it was very warm and there were a lot of periods of standing around, this caused everyone to get really hot. It was actually cooler walking. If you know anything about Pompeii just buy the skip the line ticket and don't bother with a tour.
A faire
Marie_l, Aug 2023
Très belle journée instructive , excellente guide qui nous a expliqué les fouilles, les découvertes et la vie des habitants de Pompei avant l’explosion du vesuve . Important d’appporter de l’eau et un chapeau pour se cacher soleil

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