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Pompeii Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

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With skip-the-line entry, explore key excavations of Pompeii, including the ancient amphitheater, accompanied by an archaeologist guide.

Highlights

  • Discover the Pompeii Archaeological Park with an expert archaeologist guide, with a skip-the-line entry ticket.

  • Walk through the ancient streets of Pompeii, and marvel at Mount Vesuvius while your guide recounts the dramatic history of this city.

  • Stroll along Via dell’Abbondanza to Teatro Grande, uncovering ancient artworks and Roman graffiti at Casa del Menandro along the way.

  • Marvel at the frescoes depicting the Nucerians-Pompeiians battle, and opt for an English, Spanish, Italian, French, or German-speaking guide, as per your comfort.

  • Fun fact: Pompeii's Amphitheater could hold up to 20,000 spectators, showcasing the scale of entertainment in ancient Rome.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour guided tour of Pompeii

  • Skip-the-line entry

  • English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French-speaking archaeologist guide (as per option selected)

  • Entry to Villa dei Misteri (optional)

  • Small group (optional)

  • Earphones for small groups (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from Spain, United States, France and over 36 countries have loved this experience
Teresa CUTHBERT

Teresa

5/5

Jul, 2024

I love the whole experience of Pompeii it was amazing. Our tour guide Julia was absolutely excellent she was really clear, interesting, knowledgeable, personable and friendly so glad we paid the extra.
René  van Meegdenburg

René

5/5

Jul, 2024

Great information about the whole of Pompeii and the period. Super friendly and knowledgeable. He always managed to find quiet corners with shade for the explanations in the crowded Pompeii.
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Ersin Percin

Ersin

5/5

Jul, 2024

We had booked an archaeologist and had no regrets. Can advise everyone to do at least the same. No disappointment, all very 👍🏻
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Enrico Lixia

Enrico

5/5

Jul, 2024

Paolo is an exceptional guide tour, very charismatic and willing to address all our questions on his knowledge of Pompei and archeology. Would definitely do it again :)
Nadine Wroblewski

Nadine

5/5

Jul, 2024

very detailed and entertaining explanations of the guide. Was an amazing experience to learn so much about Pompeii and Vesuv.

Through an archaeologist's lens

Take a 2-hour guided walk through Pompeii, an archaeological marvel, offering insights into daily life during the Roman Empire. Breeze past the queue with the skip-the-line ticket, and begin your expedition with an archaeologist guide through ancient streets and the bustling Forum, a central public space serving as the heart of civic, commercial, and social activities.

Learn about the city's history, including the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. This volcanic eruption buried the city under a thick layer of ash and pumice, preserving it remarkably well for centuries. Discover hidden secrets of attractions like the Basilica, the Thermopolium of Asellina, and the Stabian Baths, considered to be the oldest public baths in the city, constructed during the 2nd century BC.

Walk through Pompeii’s highlights

Stroll down the Via dell’Abbondanza to reach the Teatro Grande, Pompeii's foremost theatre, primarily hosting theatrical performances, musical events, and various public spectacles. Throughout the exploration, you'll have the opportunity to appreciate ancient Roman artworks. Have the opportunity to step into the culinary world of ancient Pompeii as you explore the Thermopilia, ancient Roman "fast-food" establishments that once served as communal gathering spaces for locals.

Get to see the erotic frescoes woven into the walls of Pompeii's ruins where your guide will provide a nuanced perspective on the sensual aspects of Pompeii's culture.

Visit Foro, a hub of ancient political activities where you can get a sense of political chatters that once existed in these ruins. End the tour at the 'Calchi dei Corpi,' plaster casts that preserve the final moments of victims during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

What to bring

  • Bring along comfortable shoes since this is a walking tour.

  • It is recommended to bring along sunscreen in summer.

What's not allowed

  • Due to venue restrictions, only small dogs on a leash can be brought inside the park. Guide dogs with a certificate are permitted.

  • Strict dress code: Modest clothing is recommended.

  • Keep in mind sharp metallic tools or objects are not allowed in this experience. Pack wisely!

Accessibility

  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair.

Additional information

  • The fee for the excavation sites of Pompeii is free for all first Sundays of the month.

  • Guides will adapt the route to accommodate opening/closing restrictions or restoration work, so the specific tour sites may vary.

  • Facilities: Cloakroom

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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