Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries

Get a special look into the city preserved by volcanic ash

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Follow an expert archaeologist as you uncover a city ironically destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption. Skip the lines and also visit the Villa of Mysteries, containing exquisite yet peculiar frescoes dating back to before the catastrophe.

Tour Details
  • Skip the Line at Pompeii
  • Forum of Pompeii
  • Baths
  • Bakery
  • Cemetery
  • Plaster Casts
  • Villa of Mysteries

Skip the Line Pompeii Tickets

Because of its incredible history and archeological artifacts, Pompeii draws in quite a crowd. That’s why skipping the line is vital when visiting the area. With this tour, cruise past the lines and jump start your visit to one of the most intriguing sites in southern Italy.

A City Frozen in Time

The cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum became a distant memory in 79 A.D. when a fatal volcanic eruption swept through the region, destroying any trace of life or civilization. Or so they thought. Centuries later, archaeologists uncovered that the cause of this destruction was ironically the route of Pompeii’s preservation. They discovered that the eruption’s volcanic ash was able to freeze artifacts and even bodies from the natural disaster.

Today, we’re able to study these artifacts and understand what life in Pompeii was really like. On this guided tour, you’ll get to explore Pompeii’s arena, learn about the flourishing community from before the eruption, and even see preserved plaster casts of bodies in their exact positions from the disaster.

Villa of Mysteries

What makes this Pompeii tour so special? Most explorations will finish the tour after seeing the ruins of Pompeii. Not ours! After visiting the city’s main sites, like the Forum of Pompeii, the famous plaster casts and even the brothel, walk over to another highlight of our tour: the Villa of Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri.

Enter a villa that survived the volcanic eruption strikingly well. Though you’ll notice plenty of frescoes and other artifacts, you may be surprised to know what the artworks depict. Theories surrounding the villa state that the artwork portrays a Greco-Roman cult. Like its name, the true meaning of the villa and its artwork is still a bit of a mystery.

Arrivederci!

After your discovery of the ruins of Pompeii and Villa dei Misteri, it’s time to wave arrivederci to your group and guide. If you’d like to keep exploring the sites in Pompeii, feel free to continue a self-guided visit. If you’re looking to travel from Rome to Pompeii with luxury roundtrip transportation, check out our Day Trip from Rome to Pompeii.

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10/30/2019
Best tour we did!

We did lots of tours on our family vacation through Viator and other companies. Tour Guy was the best! Very interesting Pompeii tour and learned sooo much about the city. Had no idea how interesting this place was & can't wait to return!

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Barb P
10/22/2019
Incredible

I had no idea how cool Pompeii would be. My husband said he wanted to go there while we were traveling through the Amalfi Coast and I am so glad we ended up going. The bodies frozen from the eruption were insanely cool!!!

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Colleen B
10/4/2019
Pompeii ruins tour

Fantastic tour guide who showed us all of the highlights of Pompeii. The molds of the bodies were very cool to see and so interesting to hear about life before the eruption.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Bar Sgambati - right next to the train station

What to bring?

Since you will be walking around on your feet for the day, please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen if you are coming in the summertime.

Q:   What is included in the price?

A:   This tour includes a guided tour of Pompeii's archaeological site and skip the line Pompeii tickets.

Q:   Is lunch included*?

A:   Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.*

Q:   Will the tour still run if it rains?

A:   Absolutely, yes! We run our tours rain or shine. 

Q:  Is transportation from Rome included?

A: No, this tour is designed for those who would prefer to get to Pompeii by other means, or are already in the area. If you'd like a tour that includes transportation, check out our Day Trip from Rome to Pompeii.

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