Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries

Special access to see the legendary city

4.9 / 5 See All 10 Reviews · 2.0h 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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2/18/2020
Very cool

We had a great tour guide, and the Villa of Mysteries was really beautiful.

2/11/2020
Super nice

Our tour guide was super informative and really smart. I had plenty of questions, but our tour guide had all the answers.

1/30/2020
Super Cool!

I've been fascinated by this city since I learned about it in middle school and this tour did not disappoint. It was amazing to see in person and the guide gave me tidbits I hadn't known which was super cool.

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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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