Private tour

Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: Tempio Travel Pompei

Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: Tempio Travel Pompei

From US$ 219.55 per group up to 1

Skip the long lines to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour of the most important archaeological site in Italy. Walk down ancient roads of the Greco-Roman city to experience life in an everyday Roman town before it was covered in volcanic ash.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, Spanish, French, Italian, English
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  • Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy with a private guide
  • Skip the long lines to tour the ruins of Pompeii
  • Walk down ancient Greco-Roman streets to experience an everyday city of the Roman Empire
Full description

Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour tour of the Greco-Roman city. Discover the city covered for 1,700 years by layers of ash and pumice from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Skip the line, and meet your guide, who will describe a flourishing civilization, brought to life by the excavations of the 1800s and 1900s. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans, and see how they lived, loved, worked and played. Among the highlights of the site are the Porta Marina (Sea Gate), one of the city’s original entrances, as well as the Forum, Main Square, and surrounding temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in the provincial town, of which 2,000 perished. Twenty feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city, freezing everyday artifacts for later prosperity. Among the most poignant sights are the plaster cast models taken from Pompeii citizens, and their pets.

  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • Access to Porta Marina
  • Visit to Forum
  • Visit to Main Square and surrounding buildings
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Entrance fee
  • Free parking

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Tempio Travel Agency, inside the Pompeii Ruins at the Circumvesuviana station. Look out for a car park Zeus, which is near the activity provider's office. Your guide will be wearing a shirt with a Tempio Travel Pompei logo on it.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 589 reviews

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    Very convenient meeting our guide directly at the travel office at the Pompeii train station located at the entrance. We arrived much earlier than our scheduled tour and the coordinator at the Tiempi Travel quickly moved us up an hour to start our tour. Our English speaking guide was easy to understand and knew all the shortcuts to dodge the crowds that visit Pompeii on the first Sunday of the month when the admission is free. The office staff quickly responded to our emails and answered our questions prior to the tour. I wish I could recall the name of our lovely tour guide. (Perhaps Esme?) She was great. Our first visit to Pompeii and while it is too much to see in one visit we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.

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    October 9, 2022

    Excellent experience, thanks to Alexandra who accompanied us through the history of this beautiful city. It is totally worth doing a private tour to talk and discover each place little by little. Alejandra spoke excellent Spanish, she was very kind, friendly and with great knowledge of the subject. Thank you!!!

    September 20, 2022

    Daniela was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable and really helped us to get the most from our visit. She explained things clearly and gave us a great insight into life in Roman Pompeii. She also pointed out many things we would have otherwise missed. She was also good at making it interesting for our 12 year old.

    August 20, 2022

    Product ID: 36105