Pompeii from the afternoon to the sunset

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From $64.86

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


Skip the large tourist groups, and explore Pompeii on a small-group tour that’s capped at just 10 people. After using a skip-the-line Pompeii ticket to enter, you’ll explore in the late afternoon on a route that’s timed to finish around sunset, to discover life in the town as it was around 2,000 years ago. Even better: You’ll hear the history from a knowledgeable archaeologist guide.
  • Save time at the turnstiles with skip-the-line Pompeii admission
  • Check off Pompeii highlights like the thermal baths and theaters
  • Catch all the commentary with ease, exploring in a small group
  • Stay in the UNESCO-listed archaeological site until closing time

What's Included

  • Guided Tour Small Group
  • Entry ticket to Pompeii Site
  • skip the line
  • trasporto
  • parcheggio

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Meeting point Camping Zeus Parking

End point

  • Foro di Pompei
    Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    at the end of the guided tour, customers can stay inside the archaeological site until closing time

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
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Enjoy Pompeii

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.
  • 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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The Best Part of My Whole Trip to Italy
Sonya_J, Nov 2022
When I was a little girl I wanted to come to Pompeii and it has finally happened. Sasa was the most amazing guide. There was a moment where he held us up near the entrance to give us background and I wanted to run away and start exploring immediately but this would have been a mistake. I'm glad I stayed and listened because he made it real for us, I had far more insight into what I was seeing because of his information. Also, the late in the day tour was phenomenal. Not only was the light beautiful for photographs but the crowds had thinned out and there were moments that felt like we were the only ones there. Just one of my favorite travel experiences ever. And I'm a tour director and travel all over the world. Sasa, you were terrific and an enormous inspiration to me. I only hope I am as good a tour guide as you!
Perfect for history nerds!
Sarah_D, Oct 2022
Pompeii from the afternoon to the sunset was an excellent tour that really brought the ruins to life. With our wonderfully enthusiastic guide Franky, we learned lots about the lives of the people who once called this thriving town home. Ideal for people who prefer quieter tours as by this time there are far fewer visitors around.
Don't miss this tour of Pompeii!!
audreywitt, Oct 2022
This was one of the best tours in our 17 day stay in Italy. We were awestruck by the Pompeiian civilization and amazed by how much remained intact after the volcanic eruption. There was so much to see and learn. I think the late afternoon time slot was less crowded, we never felt pressed or stressed!
Mama Mia!
Kathleen_M, Sep 2022
Francesco was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and engaged with his group. He’s a lot of fun, has a great sense of humor and personality… “mama mia!!”
Beth_D, Sep 2022
Our guide, Sasa, absolutely brought Pompeii to vivid life on our sunset tour. Sasa was engaging, funny, serious and knowledgeable in a way that made me just want to know MORE. Take his tour!! Amazing!!
Good but lacked important details
Sabakat_S, Sep 2022
Most of the tour was ok, but he neglected something very important. The frozen bodies have mainly been removed from the site and placed in the antiquarium. We only found this at the end of the tour 5 mins to closing time for the buildings after we had to ask about them. For such an important part it should of been mentioned at the start of the tour
Response from Host, Sep 2022
In any tour we try to give to the visitors a complete idea of the Roman town of Pompeii that is 66 hectares and is the only one almost intact in the world. we are sorry if you came to see just the plaster cast that you identify as a “frozen bodies” and for sure our expert local guide showed you other plaster cast located in some other place around the ruins planned on our tour
Late afternoon, beat the crowds
JULIE_R, Sep 2022
The crowds were thinner in the afternoon. The afternoon timing on this is perfect. Great guide with expert knowledge and good English skills. Well paced. Be aware that many times of the year the site will close before actual sunset
Francesco the best tour guide ever
Malgorzata_D, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Francesco was the most knowledgeable tour guide during our entire trip of Italy. We were running about 10 minutes late and he was courteous enough to call us and see where we were at instead of just starting the tour without us, we really appreciated that. He was very nice, a very positive attitude, and extremely funny. Gives very excellent and informative tour of Pompeii as well he can answer any of your questions about Italian and Roman history down to specific people and their names. The man is a book of knowledge and highly recommend him and his tour.
A glimpse into a modern past
Blake_L, Jul 2022
Sasa was an amazing tour guide. You could tell he had a deep knowledge of and passion for Pompeii. It was great to learn about how the Pompeiians lived and also super cool to learn that Sasa comes from a line of Pompeii tour guides. Awesome experience!
Excellent tour
Shannon_G, Jun 2022
Excellent tour and guide. Very knowledgeable and well spoken English. Highly recommend you see this piece of history
Tour guide was excellent!...
Danielle_P, Jun 2022
Tour guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable, personable, funny and overall great experience!. Would highly recommend
Pompei is beautiful and...
Emily_G, May 2022
Pompei is beautiful and definitely worth the trip I’d you’re staying in Naples. Our guide, Melania, was amazing and very knowledgeable. We were part of a wonderful, small group. Recommend bringing snacks as the surrounding restaurants close up when the archeological site closes :)
Bellissima esperienza
Claudia_V, Aug 2022
Guida molto competente professionale e simpatico, non ci ha fatto sentire la stanchezza e ha raccontato e risposto alle nostre domande con entusiasmo.