Small Group Guided Tour of Pompeii top Highlights Led by an Archaelogist

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Skip the line Small Group Guided Tour of Pompeii top Highlights with local guide

From $63.01

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the wonders of Pompeii during this guided walking tour of one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites. Visit with a guide specialized in archaeology and art history to better understand the highlights of this ancient Roman city—which can be difficult to interpret to the untrained eye—and learn about the people who once used its gymnasium, theaters, restaurants, shops, baths, Lupanaria (brothel), Forum, and villas like the House of Menander.
  • Get the most out of your Pompeii visit with an expert archaeological guide
  • Skip the hassle of long wait times to enter with skip-the-line tickets
  • See the ancient city's highlights on foot in just a few hours
  • Enjoy the convenience of exploring the ruins with a small group

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Esedra
    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. Be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the starting time, in case of any delay the guide WILL NOT wait since it is a group tour and the entrance tickets are booked for that time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Tours of Pompeii with Lello & Co.

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Via dell’Abbondanza

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that the 5 pm tour last 2 hours.
  • This is not a ticket to the ruins, this is a guided tour confirmation, you can use it only with the guide
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, because you will be walking on the original ancient streets
  • If you are late or miss the tour there will be no refunds
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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463 reviews
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Best tour ever!!!!
wax4saleyahoocom, Sep 2023
This was the best tour we had on our Italy trip. Ello was the absolute best guide. His knowledge was above and beyond. He was so fun and entertaining that he kept everyone captivated. Without the guide we would not of known what we were looking at. Just awesome!!!!
Team Lello
Terry_G, Sep 2023
How much did we love Lello and his stories and insight on Pompeii? let me count the ways…. He made it enjoyable, without being overwhelming- Pompeii is a big place and I feel we got such a grasp on the city, it’s people, culture and tragedy thanks to our guide, who showed us everything from Gladiator graffiti, to how the acoustics worked in the colosseum. I have always dreamed of coming to see this place since I was 10 and Lello made it so educational, so interesting, and funny (cue the brothel stories). My husband and I enjoyed every second of it. Ask for Lello, archeologist, storyteller and guy who has has first hand knowledge of uncovering the secrets of Pompeii.
Such a different...
Karen_s, Sep 2023
Such a different prospective from an archeologist instead of a young student guide. Easy to understand and learn
Highly recommended!
Rebecca_T, Sep 2023
Lello gave the best tour I’ve ever had. He was informative and entertaining. Super knowledgeable and charismatic, Lello really knows the history of the buildings and people of ancient Pompeii. Simply fantastic!
Highly Recommend
James_D, Sep 2023
Loretta was a fantastic tour guide. Though I don’t think it’s normal, we were lucky enough to get a private tour with a very knowledgeable and entertaining woman. She was clearly very comfortable with the ruins and knew a ton of interesting information on the background of a lot of the grounds, the lore behind the remaining paintings and landmarks, as well as some great recommendations on what to do at the conclusion of the tour. I highly recommend this!
Our Pompei experience
Sharon_S, Sep 2023
What a great day and what an excellent tour! Our guide Lello wasn't just good, he was excellent in sharing his expertise and in telling the stories of those of Pompei. We felt as if we were witnessing life there prior to the horrible natural disaster that destroyed that city. Lello used humor as well as intellect to convey the Pompei experience and we left feeling as if we had gained tremendous knowledge and insight into the daily lives of those who lived there and into the events of the tragic days that made history. Thank you Lello!!!
An archeologist guided tour. Highly recommended.
Stephen_B, Sep 2023
Lello was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour covered all the highlights and gave us a historical perspective on life 2000 years ago. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Fantastic experience
Lynn_O, Aug 2023
Guide Lello was amazing. So knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned so much about Pompeii. It was a fantastic your.
Loved the tour. Wow it’s hot!
Adam_B, Aug 2023
Tour was quite good. Very knowledgeable and pleasant guide who answered lots of questions and found ways to engage the children. He made time to rest and was strategic about keeping us in the shade during a period of punishing heat. The Pompei site has changed a lot over the years. The excavated area is really huge now and a guided tour of some kind is essential.
Wonderful experience.
Tracy_F, Aug 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was obvious he loved sharing the history of Pompeii. We loved this tour! Highly recommend.
Fantastic tour, superb tour guide (his name was Lilo) 👍👍
Sara_S, Aug 2023
Absolutely wonderful tour! I learned so much about the history of this place, our tour archaeologist was superb! Thank you.
Must do tour!
Leena_M, Aug 2023
Exceptional tour! Lello made the stones come to life. Told us of the drama of life back then with fun stories!
Our tour guide Leillo was...
amanda_p, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Leillo was so informative! Would 10/10 recommend we learnt so much about the city of Pompeii, it wouldn’t have been an enjoyable trip to Pompeii without a guide. Worth every cent
Great tour, the guide was...
Agnes_T, Jul 2023
Great tour, the guide was really knowledgeable and passionate. Very interesting and he had a great sense of humor as well. Recommend!
Exceptional Tour With Lalo
Brenda_S, Jul 2023
Our guide Lalo was exceptional. His knowledge and passion for Pompeii made the tour not only highly educational, but also very entertaining. This tour was the highlight of our European excursions.
Gives you the attention you need for Pompeii
Jennifer_P, Jul 2023
Our guide was so patient, as it was hot in Pompeii and one of us was jetlagged and feeling sick on this tour. The guide was excellent. We passed some people he guided in an earlier tour in the morning, and they commented on how dedicated he was to be there giving a tour in the hot afternoon. I was very pleased with our tour, and it was just the three of us with the guide. I would use this tour operator again.
Passionate Tour Guide
Kimberly_S, Jul 2023
Lello was so passionate and knowledgeable about the entire site of Pompeii. He was funny and nicknamed my 10-year-old son his "little archeologist." My son even got to shake hands with the Italian prime minister who happened to be visiting Pompeii that day on official business. Overall, we had the best tour ever (I've been there 6 times previously.) I would highly recommend Lello as a tour guide.
Prepare yourself for the BEST!
Elijah_B, Jul 2023
Lello was a fantastic, knowledgeable, captivating, and charismatic guide! Give yourself plenty of time to experience and enjoy his tour because he will not disappoint. He only wants to show you the very best of Pompeii so prepare yourself! Listening to him recall his time as an archaeologist working at the site was especially rich in that it gave us an even deeper appreciation for the work that continues to go into the historic venture of uncovering Pompeii.
Excellent and fun learning about Pompei w Lello!
Carly_B, Jul 2023
My husband and I had been to Pompeii in our younger years and returned with our boys 16. & 18 years old. On our previous trip, we followed a self-guided tour out a book. This time, with Lello, we got so much more out of it. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about the history and context of the time of Vesuvius’ eruption and life in Pompei, he was incredibly charismatic, engaging each of the tour group members (there were 9 of us) and quite entertaining. We had not realized three hours had passed when we concluded the tour. We wanted more! Highly, highly recommend Lello!
Great visit with an excellent guide
V_V, Jul 2023
Great experience with an excellent guide. We spent 2,5 hours not only visiting Pompeii but learning about its history, curiosities, facts and even funny stories. The guide was amazing and you could really feel he loved the place. I would fully recommend this tour to anyone who wants to have a different experience in Pompeii.

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