Villa of the Mysteries

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Villa of the Mysteries: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

    1. Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

    Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, an open-air museum frozen in time. See the ancient Roman settlement, preserved in spectacular detail, on a half-day tour with an official guide. Take the chance to explore Pompeii in an enjoyable way, directly from your hotel or accommodation in Sorrento. After pickup from your hotel, travel to the main entrance of Pompeii Park to meet your official guide. Spend 2 hours discovering the archaeological park with your guide, then enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the ruins on your own. Meet back at the vehicle for the return transfer to your accommodation, where your tour will end.

  • Pompeii: Archaeological Park Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    2. Pompeii: Archaeological Park Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    Skip the long ticket lines on this 2-hour tour, and discover the remains of the Roman city. See ancient ruins, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, leaving the city buried under mountains of volcanic ash. Your guide will take you to see houses and everyday items that were still almost intact when the city was unearthed. Experience this everyday Roman town, almost like it was under the Roman Empire. Highlights include the Roman Amphitheater, small theater, and public gymnasium. See places where the Romans had their fun and held banquets, and discover frescoes frozen in time, and poignant casts of citizens and their pets.

    It was well organized and the guide was knowledgeable. We had a great time, and it really helps to have a guide to show you the hilights of this huge place. After the tour you can continue exploring on your own.

  • Pompeii Reserved Entry Ticket

    3. Pompeii Reserved Entry Ticket

    Visit this Roman city with all its temples, theaters, homes, and public buildings. On the morning of August 24, AD 79, the Vesuvius eruption took Pompeii's 11,000 residents by surprise. The dramatic event killed the inhabitants and the city was buried beneath ash. This event created one of the most preserved archeological sites in the world today.  Explore well-known sites such as the amphitheater, the Villa of Mysteries as well as the houses of Vettii and Faun, amongst others.

    It's really worth going to Pompeii! However, the tickets onsite are sold for 16 EUR while I paid 22 EUR online. This is annoying. I went there on a Saturday that was supposed to be sold out (online), but they still sold tickets to visitors that did not have a reservation.

  • Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

    4. Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

    Skip the long lines and discover the remains of the Roman city. See ancient ruins, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, leaving the city buried under mountains of volcanic ash. Take advantage of an audio guide service to see houses and everyday items that are still almost intact. Experience this everyday Roman town, almost like it was under the Roman Empire.

    Don't bother buying any kind of ticket for pompeii other than the official italian ONLINE ticket. there is no 'fast track' 'skip the queue' tickets. the only people who can skip the queue are the ones with the actual online Tickets. Not the getyourguide or any other kind of voucher tickets. also stay away from the Ticket office at the trainstation. even tho there are signs that it deals with getyourguide tickets, it is not the official Pompeii ticket office and they just waste your time there.

  • From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

    5. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

    Travel back in time to the devastating day in 79 AD the brooding volcano of Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash.

    On arrival, follow your expert guide on a 2-hour tour through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years.

    Hear stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D.

    Savor a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés. Then, be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater.

    The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, bu...

    Visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius was an amazing and unforgettable experience without any doubt. Anyone who will go to Naples should visit those two places. Our tour guide Francesca, from the other hand, even though gave us all the infos that we needed to learn about Pompeii , was rude and not too easy to communicate especially in the beginning. It was our first time there we knew nothing about where to go or what to do and yet I wanted to ask a question and all I got back was to ignore me. So after that i didn't have much joy in listing to her. Another than that eveything was more than amazing!

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    6. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around th...

    Well organized tour and well priced. My only recommendation is to allow more time for Mt. Vesuvius. Having only one hour to climb and descend was not enough time for us to fully aprreciate it.

  • From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

    7. From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

    Experience how the ancient Romans lived at the site of the Pompeii ruins on this 6-hour combination tour. See the Forum, the Stabian Baths, a brothel, the House of the Faun, the House of the Tragic Poet and more. After visiting Pompeii, take a half-hour break before beginning the second part of the tour. Head off on a drive to the top of Mount Vesuvius through the natural beauty of pine forests and lush woods and bright yellow flowers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a walk with a volcanolgist guide who will tell you about the geological history of the volcano and its eruptions.

    The tour was amazing and our guide, Ale and driver Rosario were a wonderful dynamic duo, loved Pompeii and the view on Mt Vesuvius was breath taking

  • Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

    8. Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

    Book this half-day tour to see Pompeii's most intriguing features. Get picked up at your selected time slot (8:00 AM or 1:30 PM) from the designated pickup point, and then be driven to the famous Roman town, one of the world's most important archaeological sites. Choose to join a VIP small group tour (with only 8 people), a small group tour (with up to 18 people), or a regular group tour (with up to 40 other people). When you arrive, discover this perfectly-preserved Roman city with paved streets, luxurious villas, and glorious temples. Feel how Pompeii imparts a sense of ancient Romans' presence. Visit the thermal baths, theaters, forums, and the famous Vetti’s house and “Lupanare." See natural body casts, preserved by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. The visit lasts for about 2 hours. After taking in this incredible preserved town, head back to the drop-off point.

    Very well organised tour from start to finish. We had an excellent guide, Alexie? I believe. Would recommend.

  • Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

    9. Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

    You’ll be picked up at your designated point of departure and travel by comfortable minibus or van to Pompeii on this half-day excursion to explore the ancient ruins of this famous Roman town. Ever since the ancient Greeks settled the area in the 8th century B.C. the region around Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples attracted wealthy vacationers who came for the sun and the stunning scenery. By the turn of the first century A.D. the town of Pompeii, located about 5 miles from Mount Vesuvius, was a flourishing resort for Rome’s most distinguished citizens. Elegant houses and elaborate villas lined the paved streets. Tourists, townspeople and slaves bustled in and out of small factories and artisan shops, taverns and cafés and brothels and bathhouses. People gathered in the 20,000-seat arena and lounged in the open-air squares and marketplaces. Your tour guide will show you the most i...

    Great trip with very good guide. Only negative thing was the transport to Pompei, pick up was 10 min late and then at one hotel the driver waited for more than 20 minutes for passengers that did not show up in the end. I think it it is enough to wait for max 10 min.

  • From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    10. From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy a day on Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast and explore the archeological ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii on a full-day excursion from Naples. You’ll be picked up at your central Naples hotel or outside your cruise ship at the Port of Naples. Your first stop will be Pompeii, at one time a thriving Roman town and now an archaeological site. Buried under ash after the towering Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, the city was lost until the 1700s. Today, you can walk along the old Roman streets and see the houses, shops, bars, and even a brothel among the excavated ruins. As you drive along the Amalfi Coast, marvel at the spectacular scenery. Your driver will stop at a fantastic location overlooking Positano and its bay for the stunning views. From here you’ll continue on to Amalfi, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the clear blue waters.

    Great, got much more than I expected. Lunch was great with a beautiful view just a little late in the day so be sure to have a good breakfast

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What people are saying about Villa of the Mysteries

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 14,406 reviews

Really enjoyable and well run experience. Our tour guild Alisa I think that was her name was brilliant. From the moment we were collected to been dropped off felt really looked after. Lots of laugh and great information. Would 100% recommend this trip. From the Irish family of 3.

Wonderful trip, highly recommended! Everything was on time and smoothly organised. Pompeii is definitely a must see and in Positan we had an opportunity enjoy some stunning views! Safe drive through all serpantines!

Great trip,lots of information and very interesting. Learned lots that we did not find in our history books in school!

Awesome tour. Tour leader, local leader and driver were amazing. Worth the money

Very nice, exquisite staff. Definitely to be recommended.