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Pompeii Tickets & Tours

Explore the ruin's of Pompeii, a once thriving city and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose remains have been perfectly preserved under thick volcanic ash for millennia. With Pompeii tickets, enjoy skip-the-line entry, guided tours, and return transfers from Rome and Naples.

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Entry to Pompeii

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Pedro

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Visita guiada en un grupo de 7 personas con una guía muy competente y muy didáctia a la hora de explicar la historia de la ciudad y todos los detalles del estilo de vida de la gente de Pompeya y los acontecimientos que ocurrieron en el momento de la erupción del Vesuvio. Al ser un grupo tan redicido, estuvimos muy bien atendidos y seguimos la visita perfectamente en todo momento.
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Linder

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Great guided tour with Anna, who took us back in time to the Roman era, but also to the archaeological epic. After the tour, she gave us all the information we needed to continue our discovery of the site, which was just amazing.
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Très belle balade. La montée au mont Vésuve est plus agréable avec un bâton :wink: le site de Pompéi est plein de richesse architecturale sauf bémol c est que parfois le numéro ne correspond pas au numéro de l'audio guide , ce qui rends compliqué les explications du site. Je conseille de faire cette excursion:+1:
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Viele gute Informationen über Pompeji über den Audioguide...aber die Ausgrabungen sind sooooo weitläufig,das wir in 6std nicht einmal 1/3 geschafft haben. Wir werden wohl nächstes Jahr wieder kommen :wink:. Und dann ein 3 Tage Ticket mit Audioguide buchen.
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Lawrence

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The audio was extremely helpful in describing all that we saw. Plus, the extra details from the audio answered all of my questions in detail. Easy to use audio and a must for our experience.
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Hyemin

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My guide's name was Paolo and he was very nice guy. His knowledge about Greek and Roman history as well as Pompeii is truely rich. The main thing is that he explains everything really humorously and it makes me so easy to understand and feel how people lived in Pompeii. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour and Paolo! Enjoy your trip!
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Claudia

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Guía muy agradable y con gran conocimiento sobre la temática. La ruta fue amena y entretenida, aprendimos mucho de como vivían antes de la erupción.
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Nicolas

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It was a very nice experience. Our guide Diego was great, he provided a lot of information about how the people from Pompeii and Ercolano used to live. We really enjoyed.
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Pompeii Tickets & Tours Guide

A city preserved underneath the molten ashes of a volcanic eruption, Pompeii is now a thriving tourist destination. Let’s take a look at Pompeii tickets, tour highlights, and everything else you need to plan your visit. 
An entry ticket will grant you access to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ruins of Pompeii. With an audio guide, you will be able to experience  firsthand what it was like to live in an ancient Greco-Roman city. This ticket is ideal for those on a tight budget and with a burning desire to see the ruins.  

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  • Entrance Ticket to Pompeii
    Visit the historic ruins of Pompeii that date back to the third century BC with this ticket and explore the site at your own pace. 
  • Audioguide Service for Pompeii Tickets
    Combine your entry ticket with an audio guide service to help you understand the rich history embedded in the ruins. This audio guide comes with a map and is available in eight different languages.
  • Pompeii - Entrance Ticket with Audioguide
    You will be able to enter the archaeological site of the ruined city of Pompeii with these tickets. You will also be handed an audio guide that will help you navigate the ruins while informing you on interesting aspects of it.
Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts nearly 2.5 million visitors annually. The only way to avoid long queues at this popular destination is to opt for Pompeii priority access tickets. With these priority access tickets, you will enter through Porta Marina Superiore or Porta Marina Inferiore entrance, which has an exclusive priority access lane. These tickets will provide you access to all parts of the site and allow you to explore the ancient ruins.

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Pompeii Skip the Line Tickets with Audioguide
Visit Pompeii at your own convenience and discover the legendary city that was once buried in volcanic ash. Do so with a comprehensive audio guide that will provide you with an in-depth understanding of its ruins, from frescoes and temples to ancient artifacts.
Make the most of your visit to Pompeii with a guided tour. Allow your expert guide to show you all the important attractions and regale you with fascinating tidbits about the history of this iconic city. After all, Pompeii has a very interesting history, and the best way to understand it is through a professional guide.

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Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Pompeii
Skip the line at the entrance of Pompeii and make your way inside hassle-free. Then go on a guided tour with an expert tour guide and learn everything there is to know about the buried city.
The historic city of Pompeii is located at a distance of about 30 kilometers from Naples. While this is the perfect distance for a day trip, planning your commute between these two cities can prove to be difficult. To avoid this, your best bet is to opt for a day trip tour to Pompeii which comes with return transfers in comfortable AC coaches.

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This immersive small group tour will allow you to discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
On these guided tours, ascend to the top of Mount Vesuvius the (still live) volcano that flattened the city of Pompeii, burying it under 6 meters of ash in 79 AD. Opt for this ticket if you are interested in the volatile history and geology of the great mountain and scaling its formidable height.

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Mount Vesuvius Climb with Transport from Pompeii & Optional Guide
Go on a 3-hour climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius with an optional volcanological guide. Get entrance to the crater of the mountain and enjoy return transfers as well with this ticket.  
On a combo tour, don’t just limit yourself to one ruin. Along with Pompeii, explore the ruined city of Herculaneum as well, a city that perished under similar circumstances. Gain entrance to both these sites at reasonable prices and avail of discounts on your tickets.

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Combo (Save 5%): Hercolaneum & Pompeii entrances
Save 5% on entrance tickets to both, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Visit both sites on discounted prices and witness firsthand, an ancient Greco-Roman civilization frozen in time.

If you are on a budget 

Opt for entry tickets if you are on a budget. You might also want to get our discounted combo tickets that will grant you access to Pompeii as well as the Herculaneum ruins. 

If you are looking for an in-depth tour

You cannot go wrong with a guided tour of Pompeii. A site with such dense history requires an expert tour guide which is exactly what you will get when you opt for a guided tour.

If you are looking to explore more in Naples

Try our combo tickets to gain entrance to the Pompeii ruins as well as the Herculaneum ruins located just 16 km away. 

If you are looking for return transfers

Enjoy return transfers with Mount Vesuvius tickets. Be transported to and from the ruins after you return from climbing the mountain.

Discounts

Get up to a 5% discount on our combo tickets.

Cashback

Get up to 5% cashback on our collection of Pompeii tickets.

Free Entry

Reduced prices on tickets for children are available for some of our Pompeii tickets.

What are the opening hours of Pompeii?

Pompeii's opening hours are from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM from Monday to Friday, with final entry at 03:30 PM.

When is Pompeii closed?

Pompeii is closed to visitors on Saturday and Sunday, along with 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

How long does it take to tour Pompeii?

It will take at least a couple of days if you are looking for an immersive tour of Pompeii. However, it is possible to tour the highlights of the ruins within a day.

What is the best time of day to visit Pompeii?

It is recommended that you visit Pompeii in the morning as soon as it opens or in the afternoon. 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM marks the peak time, which is when most tour buses arrive. Therefore, it is best to avoid visiting Pompeii during this time period if you wish to avoid crowds.

What is the best time of the year to visit Pompeii?

The months from October to April make the best time of the year to visit Pompeii. Since these are the off-season months, you’ll face fewer crowds and can explore the ruins in peace.

Where is Pompeii located?

The Pompeii Archaeological Park can be found in Campania, Italy, about 23 km southeast of Naples, at the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius.

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How do I get to Pompeii?

Naples and Rome are the closest cities to Pompeii. You can reach Pompeii from both these cities via train, bus, and car.

How do I get to Pompeii by train?

If you are traveling to Pompeii from Rome, you can take a train to Naples Central station and then travel to Pompeii in the Circumvesuviana. On the other hand, if you are traveling to Pompeii from Naples, you can directly catch the Circumvesuviana network train and get down at Pompei Scavi.
Nearest Station: Pompei Scavi

Can I get to Pompeii by bus?

Yes. SITA will take you from Naples to Pompeii. However, whether you’re traveling from Rome or Naples, the most convenient and economical option is to take the train.

Is Pompeii wheelchair accessible?

Curators have taken significant efforts to make parts of the site wheelchair accessible. However, given that it is an excavated ruin, wheelchair accessibility is difficult in some parts of Pompeii. In other parts, nearly impossible. 

Is storage facility available at Pompeii?

If you are arriving with luggage, you can store it in the luggage storage facility at the Pompeii Scavi station.

Is photography permitted at Pompeii?

Videography and photography at Pompeii are allowed for personal use only.

Are outside food and drinks permitted inside Pompeii?

Yes, food and drinks from outside are allowed inside the archaeological site but consumption of them is allowed only in the permitted zones. 

What are my dining options at Pompeii?

There is a cafeteria inside Pompeii just behind the Forum. There are also stalls at the main entrance. 

Are return transfers included in my Pompeii tickets?

Return transfers are included in Mount Vesuvius tickets.

Is there a dress code to visit Pompeii?

There is quite a bit of walking involved while exploring the archaeological ruins of Pompeii. It is sunny as well. So make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing and footwear when you visit.
From beautiful Roman architecture and ancient frescoes to large villas and ancient brothels, there is much to explore at these mysterious ruins. Let’s take a look at their must-see highlights and find out what makes Pompeii one of the most popular attractions of the country.
House of Vettii
Located in the western sector of the Pompeii ruins, House of Vettii is a luxuriate villa that served as a resting place for wealthy merchants. This Roman townhouse is beautifully decorated with ancient wall paintings and water spouting statues. Most of these paintings are in the Pompeian Fourth style.
Villa dei Misteri
Villa dei Misteri or the Villa of the Mysteries is another Roman villa located in the outskirts of Pompeii. The highlight of this villa is one of its rooms that contains a string of frescoes that are said to depict a woman being initiated into a secret cult. Complete with a garden and terrace, Villa dei Misteri will make for an interesting visit.
Temple of Apollo
One of the oldest and most important structures of Pompeii, the Temple of Apollo dates as far back as 120 BC. It is a mix of both Greek and Italic architecture and is made up of 48 Ionic columns. Interestingly, the statue of Apollo and the bust of Diana seen in the temple today are copies of the original artifacts excavated at the site.
The House of the Tragic Poet
In the western sector of the ruins rests a small house decorated with ancient frescoes and beautiful adornments. Experts believe that this house once belonged to a prominent poet. Apart from Greek mythology, the mosaic floors also depict the painting of a group of people gathered backstage.
Forum of Pompeii
The center of all important activities, the Forum is a large rectangular open space located at the center of the Pompeii ruins. Apart from being the nucleus of all cultural and political activities, it also housed the marketplace and the bathhouses. The cross-shaped design of the courthouse was later adopted by churches across Europe.
House of the Faun
The House of the Faun derived its name from a statue that was found there. The Villa is large and houses many contemporary artworks, the most important ones being the Alexander Mosaic,that shows Alexander the Great fighting against Darius III of Persia.
When you are done viewing the mysterious wonders of Pompeii, you might want to check out these other attractions in and around Naples.

Herculaneum Ruins

The Herculaneum Ruins is another interesting archaeological park located at the western base of Mount Vesuvius in the Campania region of Italy. The ancient city, much like Pompeii was brought to ruin at the same time in 79 AD when the volcanic mountain exploded, and covered it in smoldering ash. Get unparalleled insight into life during ancient Roman times through its dated artifacts such as frescos, mosaics, sculptures, and even skeletons. Visit this site with Herculaneum Ruins tickets.

The Naples National Archaeological Museum

One of the most renowned museums in the country, it houses an impressive collection of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities, as well as art and artifacts from the Renaissance period to the contemporary period. Explore an array of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, coins, vases, and weapons from various ancient civilizations with Museo Archaelogico Nazionale di Napoli tickets.

Museo di Capodimonte

The Museo di Capodimonte is a renowned art gallery that holds a vast collection of artworks spanning hundreds of years of Italian art and culture. View masterpieces such as Botticelli's “Allegory of Spring”, Caravaggio's “Flagellation of Christ” and Raphael's “Madonna di Foligno” among many others with Museo di Capodimonte reserved entrance tickets.

Tours of Naples 

Over the centuries, Naples has inspired and captured the imagination of many writers, thinkers, and artists worldwide. Established in the first millennium BC, Naples is said to be one of the oldest urban settlements in the world known for its breathtaking beauty and rich history. With Naples tours, explore its renowned museums, monuments, and cathedrals in architectural styles that are commensurate with various ages and epochs that the city has witnessed.

Royal Palace of Caserta

Built in the 18th century under the aegis of King Charles Bourbon the third, the Royal Palace of Caserta, also known as the Reggia di Caserta, rivals palaces like those in Versailles and Madrid in beauty, construction, and immensity. With Royal Palace of Caserta tickets, you can Fawn over its exquisite marble interiors, its royal apartments and explore the vast Royal Park and courtyards.

Are Pompeii tickets available online?

Yes, guests can book their Pompeii tickets online now. They can choose their preferred time slot, which is available in 15-minute shifts.

What is the maximum group size for guided tours of Pompeii?

Guided tours in Pompeii will now comprise groups with a maximum of 10 members.

What are the different types of Pompeii tickets and tours?

Entry tickets, skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, Mount Vesuvius tickets, and combo tickets are available in our collection of tickets and tours of Pompeii. An entry ticket will grant you admission to the archaeological site, while skip-the-line tickets guarantee priority access. Combo tickets, on the other hand, will give you admission to two or more attractions in and around Naples. Take a guided tour with an expert tour guide for an in-depth understanding of Pompeii. You can also opt for Mount Vesuvius tickets and ascend the great mountain.

Is skip-the-line entry included in my Pompeii tickets?

Yes, skip-the-line entry is available in our skip-the-line tickets. With skip-the-line tickets, get priority entry into the archaeological site of Pompeii, bypassing waiting queues.

What do standard admission Pompeii tickets include?

A standard entry ticket will grant you admission to the archaeological park of Pompeii and does not include features such as skip-the-line entry and guided tours.  

Are discounts available on Pompeii tickets?

You will get discounts of up to 5% on the purchase of a combo ticket. 

Are guided Pompeii tours available?

Yes, they are available between 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM. The maximum group size for guided tours is 10 individuals.

What are Pompeii opening hours?

Pompeii is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM between Monday to Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday, along with 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

How many entrances does Pompeii have?

Pompeii has 3 entrances- The Porta Marina, Piazza Anfiteatro and the Piazza Esedra.

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