Skip-the-line Small-Group Pompeii Tour with Local Guide

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rome

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Guided tour of ancient Pompeii excavations led by a local expert and including all the highlights. The visit is led by a top-rated local guide. You will see the petrified bodies, the pleasure houses, the thermal baths, the forum and many other great sites.
History comes alive! on this 2.5-hour guided walking tour of Pompeii. In 79 AD this historic city fell victim to an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, and the thriving metropolis was no more. To visit to these world-renowned ruins is to experience life as it once was, on the shores of the Bay of Naples, in the early Empire.First, we will visit the Theatre to imagine comedies and tragedies that played out upon the stage. Next, it’s on to the ornate Thermal Baths, with their dressing rooms, baths, toilets and athletic fields. These early health clubs were truly ahead of their time. The streets of Pompeii were alive with purveyors of food, clothing and - slaves. We’ll visit wine cellars, restaurants and bars. We’ll compare prices and learn of rare vintage recipes as we imagine life in this bustling metropolis of old. We’ll admire the ancient barracks, domain of gladiators, and the infamous red light district. No trip to Pompeii would be complete without a stop in the Forum. The awe-inspiring domain of priests and temples, politicians and public buildings, this is where art, philosophy, theology and economics of Pompeian culture meld. Getting to Pompeii is easy. Located several kilometers south of Naples and 240 km south of Rome, it can be reached by train (Pompeii Scavi Station).There is no waiting in line for entrance to the historic ruins of Pompeii and you will have a top-rated local guide. Pack a hat for summer sun, and wear comfortable shoes. You will actually walk on lava rock.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off


  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide