Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries

Special access to see the legendary city

Travel Flexibly 4.9 / 5 See All 18 Reviews · 2.00h 18 max · Pompeii, Italy

Imagine what it would be like to visit an ancient city that has almost completely been preserved 2,000 years later due to a volcanic eruption that destroyed and ironically preserved the city. Join The Tour Guy for this amazing adventure back in time.

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

Can you imagine a city frozen in time? Do you want to see firsthand how life was in the first century Roman Empire? Are you looking for the perfect activity while staying in Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast? Join us for an incredible tour of Pompeii, the city preserved by the same eruption that destroyed it in 79 AD. This 2 hour tour of Pompeii includes: 

  • Skip the Line Pompeii Tickets

  • An expert English-speaking guide

  • Access to the Villa of Mysteries

Skip the Line Pompeii Tickets

As one of the most intriguing sites in southern Italy, Pompeii can get pretty crowded. Luckily for you, we offer skip the line tickets with an expert archaeologist guide to lead you through the incredible ruins of the city. Meet your guide at the designated meeting spot on your voucher and off you go.

A City Frozen in Time

In 79 A.D. the flourishing city of Pompeii was changed forever due to a catastrophic volcanic eruption. The city, defined by its large amphitheater, artisan community and even brothels, was destroyed in an instant by the wrath of Mount Vesuvius. Despite what you may think, the volcanic eruption may have destroyed the city, but also preserved it.

Almost 2,000 years later, a team of archaeologists discovered artifacts and even bodies frozen by the tragic eruption’s volcanic ash. Follow your guide to explore the remnants left behind by the catastrophe, giving life to the lost city. You will understand what life was like before, during and after the timeless disaster.

Villa of Mysteries

After your guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii, head over to Villa di Misteri. You'll be hard-pressed to find a Pompeii tour that also visits the Villa of Mysteries. Why? We like to call this ancient house a hidden gem of the area. As archeological and historical experts, it's our mission to take you to some of Pompeii's untouched phenomena.

Once you arrive at the villa, you'll notice that it survived the 79 A.D. eruption shockingly well. Your guide will point out the frescoes that had been buried underneath volcanic ash for years. You might be surprised to find out exactly what the frescoes are thought to depict! 

Arrivederci!

After your guided tour, it’s time to say arrivederci to your group and guide. Feel free to keep exploring the ruins on your own, though! While this tour does not include transportation to and from Rome, you can easily join our Day Trip from Rome to Pompeii, which does offer luxury transportation to Pompeii.

What you get with this tour
English-Speaking Guide
Skip the Line
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21 April 2022
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Raymond Boetger

First, the good stuff. I definitely recommend going with a tour guide, and I would still use theromanguy. We saw a lot of great sites and there was a lot of information that I never would have learned without our guide. We were in a small group which was perfect as well. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negatives as well. We bought the tour with the expectation to see Pompei and the house of mysteries. We never saw the house of mysteries. It never came up at any point, which I was very surprised about. We started the tour about 15 minutes early. Our guide called us 30 minutes before the tour started and asked us where we were, as if we were late. Luckily, we were nearby and still started early. Even with this, we did not see many of the spots listed on the tour, which was honestly disappointing. That being said, the tour was still great, and our good was pretty good. He was a little harsh with people who were not on the tour, but still very nice and knowledgeable for us. He called us all family and treated us that way as well. We have done 2 other tours with the Roman guys (Trastevere food tour and Rome in a day tour) and loved both of those tours (5/5 stars, no complaints.). I highly recommend the Roman guys. Hopefully we just ran short of time for some reason.

03 January 2022
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Reviewed by
Cindy Moran-Aguirre

So informative
01 January 2022
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Reviewed by
Amy Garrity

This is a must! There is so much that could be missed without the very knowledgeable tour guide. We loved it so much!!

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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.

Is transportation from Rome included?

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.

Will the tour still run if it rains?

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

Is lunch included*?

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

What is included in the price?

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

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.

Where to meet?

Bar Sgambati - right next to the train station

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