Please meet your guide in the Parking Zeus 10 minutes before the tour.
Use your skip the line ticket to dodge the queue.
Take a guided tour of the ruins
Enjoy the rest of the tour with your friendly and informative tour guide.
Explore the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii, a city frozen in time. After Mount Vesuvius covered the city in a thick layer of volcanic ash in 79 AD, Pompeii remained forgotten for almost 17 centuries before it was finally discovered. Now you can explore the city’s ancient past on our skip-the-line guided walking tour.
Join your local professional guide as they take you through the events of that fateful day almost 2000 years ago. Hear about the lives of the inhabitants in the years before the eruption and visit the places that they would have frequented.
See the impressive architecture of Pompeii including that of the Forum, the square that would have been the centre of cultural, commercial, and political life in the city. Surrounded by colonnades, you can see impressive remains such as those of the Temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Vespasian and the market (or Macellum). Here you’ll get a taste of what everyday life in Pompeii was like.
Follow your guide to Teatro Grande and view the theatre that is built into the sloping grounds. In its prime, it could have seated 5,000 people as they poured in to watch whatever form of entertainment was being performed. If you get a chance, then climb to the top row and enjoy views over the city and toward Mount Vesuvius.
Find out about another popular pastime in Pompeii by visiting the brothels. Pompeii’s largest brothel is the Lupanar, a 10 roomed complex that features stone blocks that would have been topped by a mattress for a bed. Erotic images are painted across the walls and some suggest that these were both a menu of services and a tool to get customers ‘in the mood’.
In the eastern corner of Pompeii is the amphitheatre, the oldest surviving Roman amphitheatre dating to the year 80 BC. Hear about the forms of entertainment that were put on here and how up to 12,000 spectators could witness them at any one time.
One of the most poignant parts of your tour will be viewing the casts of the victims in the antiquarium and around the site. These models were made when archaeologists found spaces within the volcanic debris. They poured liquid plaster into them and once they had hardened, they revealed incredible casts of the victims of Pompeii.
The tour lasts approximately two hours and aims to give you an in-depth and fascinating insight into the city that Mount Vesuvius destroyed. Delve into the ancient past with us as we explore the incredible city of Pompeii.