Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket.
Skip the lines to Pompeii and enjoy a 2-hour small group tour of Italy’s most important archaeological site. A guide will lead you down ancient roads…
Enjoy a combined day tour to Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of the Roman town it destroyed in 79 AD at Pompeii. Stand on the ridge of the crater and…
Explore the intact remains of the Roman town of Pompeii and climb the mountain that destroyed it. Gaze into the volcanic crater of Mt. Vesuvius, and…
Visit the ancient Roman town of Pompeii with a professional guide. Enjoy your time by walking around the little shops in Pompeii. Reach the top of…
Experience a two-hour guided tour of all the most important sites in the ancient ruins of Pompeii, in a small group setting with the aid of a…
Explore the intact remains of the Roman town of Pompeii and climb the mountain that destroyed it. Stare into the volcanic crater of Mt. Vesuvius, and…
Explore the ruins of ancient Pompeii on a half-day excursion from either Naples or Sorrento. Your guide will show you many of the well-preserved…
Spend a day in the Vesuvian area visiting the amazing archaeological site of Pompeii and the imposing Mount Vesuvius.
Top sights in Naples
In 79 AD, torrid volcanic ash and pumice raced down the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and smothered Pompeii to death. Since excavations began in the mid-18th century, the city has yielded a bounty of cultural treasures and insight into the life of the ancient world.
Built in 80 BC and considered the earliest of its kind in the world, this grand venue hosted gladiator games and seated up to 20,000 fans in three sections based on social class.
Considered Pompeii's oldest religous building, a replica of the bronze statue of the god of prophecy stands poised, as if holding a bow and arrow, amid a row of Corinthian columns.
Mount Vesuvius looms in the background of the temple dedicated to the Capitoline Triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Romans revered Jupiter as the most supreme of their deities.
It's one of the largest residences of Pompeii, housing the replica of the famed Alexander Mosaic, which depicts Alexander the Great battling Persian king Darius III.
This opulent abode with frescoes and mosaics takes its name not from its original owners, the Poppaeus family, but from the striking fresco portraying the Greek poet Menander.
After becoming freed slaves, the Vettii brothers spared no expense highlighting their nouveau-riche status, boasting exquisite frescoes and lustrous wall paintings.
Nine painted scenes on the walls of the Initiation Chamber reflect a bride's ceremonial passage into womanhood and the cult of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility.
Admission into ancient Pompeii costs €11, but it's free on the first Sunday of the month. It's not necessary to purchase tickets in advance online, and you can enter at one of three entrances: Villa dei Misteri, Porta Marina and the Anfiteatro. For those who want to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale and Stabia, a 3-day pass costs €20.
Pompeii is open from April to October from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM, and from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM from November to March.
The Circumvesuviana departs on the Naples-Sorrento train line every half hour and takes 30-40 minutes to arrive at Pompeii-Scavi - Villa dei Misteri station. The SITA bus operates Monday to Saturday only. It leaves from the Port of Naples and Naples Central Station and stops at Piazza Esedra in Pompeii (entrance to the site from here is at Porta Marina). If you're traveling by car, take the A3 highway (autostrada).
In southern Italy, spring and fall offer pleasant temperatures, while summer is quite toasty. Pompeii isn't small in area, and you should expect to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours exploring. It's best to bring a bottle of water, and don't forget to wear proper shoes and sunblock.
- When should I visit?Open April to October, 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM and November to March, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
- Is it expensive?Adult admission starts at just €11 and continues upwards with tour and transportation options.
- Will I need a guide?This site offers so much history, having a guide definitely enriches your visit.
- How to get thereTake the Circumvesuviana train to the Pompeii-Scavi-Villa dei Misteri station, or the SITA bus to the Piazza Esedra station.
- Additional information
- There is very little shade in this huge area, so make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.
- Once inside, concessions are limited, so plan ahead and get food in advance if you need to.
What people are saying about Pompeii
This tour was easy to book and good information for meeting points and times. There is a physical demand due to rough terrain and walking. Very manageable but something to be aware of. The tour guide was great, very informative and fun. Good driver too :) The rest stops were appreciated and the store had some unique items to purchase that were local products. Great value and worth your time.
Very interesting but you do need the audio assistance and/or guide to gain a full appreciation of the site and its secrets.
I researched this tour online for months, unsure how to do it as there were so many options and also many different (and often not so flattering) reviews. Get Your Guide tour reviews were the most appealing and now I understand why. It's so well organised! There was no HFrom the moment we met our guide at the square, until we exited the bus, Andrea Cahonghi, our guide was PERFECT! He was knowledgeable about the country, it's history, the culture, which he mixed with the right amount of humour to keep us all captivated (even my 3 young children). He explained everything but included some quiet time too. The lunch was lovely... it came with a nice explanation from Andrea which made it something more special to look too. The other guide we had in Pompei was TOO AMAZING!!!!! He had us all laughing and enjoying every bit of his presentation. It was brilliant! When we exited, I forgot my cell phone and Andrea ran after us to return it. I'M SO GLAD WE DID THIS TOUR.
We really enjoyed the small group set-up being 3 adults and 3 kids aged 10-11. Excellent tour and choice of highlights. Stefano speaks good English, has humour and interacts with the group and kids. We had a wonderful couple of hours in Pompeii, despite the scorching heat.
Well organised,great app and contact details. What made the tour was Paola her knowledge and passion for Pompei was amazing and great in a small group