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The Best of Pompeii Tour: Skip-the-Line!

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Key Highlights

  • Skip the line into one of the world’s greatest archeological sights
  • See the major Pompeii attractions like the temple of Apollo, a supermarket, the cemetery and a Roman basilica
  • View the death casts of people caught in the eruption
  • The tour is led by an archaeologist tour guide
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence
  • This small group tour with a maximum group size of 15 allows for a more intimate experience and interaction with the guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar 16 - 31 Mar 16: Wednesday & Sunday
    01 Apr 16 - 31 Oct 16: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    01 Nov 16 - 10 Jan 17: Tuesday & Saturday
    01 Mar 17 - 31 Mar 17: Sunday, Wednesday & Friday
    01 Apr 17 - 31 May 17: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday
    01 Jun 17- 30 Sep 17: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
    01 Oct 17- 31 Oct 17: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday


    2 hours 30 minutes

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: at 2:30pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: at 1:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Just outside the Tempio Travel ticket office located next to the Circumvesuviuana train stop Villa dei Misteri. When exiting the Circumvesuviana train stop Villa dei Misteri (with your back to the station), go to the left. Just around the corner you will see a ticket office. We meet just outside.

    Ending Point

    Near the entrance to Pompeii

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Visit Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was buried under the volcanic ash and pumice for centuries after the fierce Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

    This guided walking tour of Pompeii gives you skip-the-line access to the site and an official Pompeii guide takes you to the major Pompeii attractions. The guide will be a trained archaeologist who will narrate fascinating stories about the lives that the people of Pompeii used to lead.

    View the death casts of people caught in the eruption and stroll along the top of the city walls to enjoy panoramic views of Naples and Capri.


    You will meet your guide in front of the Tempio Travel ticket office outside Pompeii. Walk past the long queues and enter the site with your skip-the-line ticket.

    Visit the excavation site which was buried under volcanic debris for over 1600 years. Pompeii was a well-developed Roman city which had a huge amphitheatre that held gladiatorial fights, temples of worship, luxurious Roman villas decorated with brightly painted frescoes and marvelous mosaics and highly mechanised waterway systems.

    The guide will walk you through the shops, temples, public baths and houses that composed the thriving city, s/he will recount the fascinating stories of ancient life and how it was decimated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

    During the course of the tour, you will stop at the major Pompeii attractions such as the Roman bakery, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Forum, an ancient supermarket, and an old cemetery. See the daunting plastic death casts of people who were caught in the eruption. The guide might also take you to an ancient brothel.

    Next, you will stroll along the city walls offering panoramic views of Naples and Capri.

    After exploring the main parts of Pompeii, your tour will end at the entrance to the site.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Skip-the-line tickets to Pompeii
    • Expert, English-speaking Pompeii guide
    • Small group of maximum 15 people


    • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
    • Gratuities
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Reaching Pompeii by train from Rome:
    First, take a train from Rome (“Roma Termini”) to Naples (“Napoli Centrale”).

    We recommend taking the fastest train, Frecciarossa, which takes about one hour.

    Please reach meeting point 15 minute prior to the departure time.

    Once at the Napoli Centrale train station, take the Circumvesuviana train, which you can access directly from the Naples station. Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes.

    By train from Sorrento or Naples:
    Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes.

    Extra measures may be implemented due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering the venue. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. This is a small group tour and operates with a maximum 15 passengers per group.
  • Reviews
    • Extremely fun and informative....

      Tye Shavik