2 hour Pompeii Guided Walking Tour €45

Operates: Daily except Monday

Starts: 9:30am

Duration: 2 hours

Adults: €45

Children 3 – 12 years: €39 (infants under 3 years travel free)

This tour is available in English or Italian. Please select your preferred language when you book.

Guided tour of Pompeii excavations with a licenced local guide

Skip the line tickets at Pompeii

Free time to explore on your own at the end of the tour

Entrance tickets at Pompeii

Guided tour of Pompeii with a local guide

Please meet your guide in the Parking Zeus car park at least 10 minutes before the start of your tour. You will be sent full instructions in your confirmation once you have completed your booking.

2 hour Pompeii Guided Walking Tour €45

2 Hour Pompeii Guided Walking Tour Itinerary

Uncover the fascinating history of Pompeii and imagine the day to day life of its inhabitants on our 2 hour guided walking tour. Perfect for visitors staying locally, you will meet your guide at the entrance to Pompeii, where you will use your Skip the Line tickets to enter and start discovering the ruins left by the explosion of Vesuvius in 79AD. At the end of the tour, you are free to continue wandering on your own amongst the incredible excavations.

You’ll meet your fully-licenced guide close to the entrance of the ancient city. Skipping the long ticket lines that can form, you’ll be whisked straight through to roadways that are still finished with their original Roman surface. After an introduction into how Pompeii was lost and then rediscovered, you’ll begin your tour of the site.

Excavated over decades, some of the city lay under a blanket of ash and pumice stone six metres deep. Its sudden destruction by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the first century AD ensured the preservation of items normally lost to the passage of time.

You’ll pass by the ancient shops and snack bars of the Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii’s main street, from where it’s easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of ancient times. At one end you’ll find the magnificent forum, as impressive as any building that existed in Rome at the time. Here lies the immense basilica, the Temple of Jupiter, and the forum baths.

At the other end, you’ll be able to take in the Porta Sarno necropolis. And in between are a plethora of mesmerising structures, from the 5,000 seat ‘large theatre’, to the building now known as the House of Menander. This villa would have been owned by one of the city’s most important families and is packed with informative details, as your guide will help explain.