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Pompeii Skip The Line Entry Tickets with Audio Guide

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  • Get skip-the-line tickets to the archeological site of Pompeii and discover the sites and places of this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your leisurely pace.
  • This self-guided tour allows you to plug out the rest of the world as you heed to your dedicated audio guide (available Italian, English, French, Spanish, and German) and walk through the remains and ruins of this beautifully preserved ancient city.
  • Travel back in time as you walk through the ruins, discovering ancient houses, bakeries and shops that once made the everyday life of the city’s inhabitants.
  • Your tickets are valid for the entire day, giving you the freedom to plan your itinerary according to your convenience.
  • Mandatory, starting from August 6, 2021: Participants over 12 years of age must present, together with the ID Card, their EU Green Pass or their own country document to prove one of the following: to have received full vaccination; to have received first vaccination at least 15 days ago; to have had COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months; to have a negative test made no more than 48 hours before the activity. Those who will not present the required documents, will not be entitled to any refund.
  • To redeem the audioguide, it is necessary to leave a document or a security deposit as a guarantee, which will be returned. Please show a valid ID with a photo along with the
    reservation if requested.
  • Please note, you are required to enter from Porta Marina Superiore or Porta Marina Inferiore to avoid queues and go through priority access. Entering via the other 2 gates at Pompeii may not necessarily allow you priority access.
  • Children aged 3-17 enjoy reduced prices and those aged 2 and below do not require a ticket.
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or refunded.

Pompeii Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

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Duration: 2 Hours
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  • Whizz past the notoriously long queues of Pompeii and set out on this exclusive 2-hour small-group guided tour.
  • Walkthrough the rubbles of Pompeii in the company of your charming guide and pick up fascinating secrets and stories about this historic land.
  • Make sure to notice the many statues and frescos sprinkled through the town, along with 4 public baths and 25 street fountains.
  • Stroll through the cobbled streets and imagine what life was like when the once-thriving town was up and running.
  • Enter the ancient shops and see the amazing theatre, thermal baths, and more, all set against Mt. Vesuvius as a backdrop.
  • Children aged 3-7yrs enjoy reduced prices and those aged 2yrs and below do not require a ticket.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48h before the schedule.

Pompeii Priority Access Tickets and Round Trip Transfers from Rome

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Duration: 12 Hours
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  • Enjoy priority access to the Pompeii excavations with this ticket and enjoy a day of sightseeing and learning.
  • With round-trip transfers from Rome, enjoy the view outside from the comfort of air-conditioned coaches and marvel at the beauty of it all.
  • Look out your windows as you pass by Naples and let the unique Neapolitan skyline sink in, with the fearful Mount Vesuvius in the background.
  • Pick up interesting facts and disheartening stories about the history of Pompeii as you make your way through the city.
  • Walk amidst the preserved ruins of the city, discover ancient houses, bakeries, and shops, and imagine what life was like before Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city.
  • Some sites on this trip require conservative dressing, so ensure that your knees, shoulders, and backs are covered for this trip.
  • Children's tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

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Duration: 12 Hours
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  • Gather in cozy groups of 25 members or less and set off to the magical town of Pompeii in an air-conditioned bus.
  • Listen to your English-speaking tour leader, who will weave fascinating tales and stories of Pompeii’s past and present.
  • Next up, cut through the ticketing queues and make your way to the mystical town of Pompeii as you walk through the half-buried city enveloped in ash and rubble.
  • Enjoy a 3-hour self-guided tour through Pompeii, letting you absorb its beauty and heartbreaking history at your own pace.
  • Next, visit the deadly volcano, Mt. Vesuvius that was responsible for wiping Pompeii off the world map.
  • Stand on the ridge of the crater of the mighty Mount Vesuvius and learn all about this terrifying volcano.
  • Your tour of Mount Vesuvius may get replaced with a visit to the city of Naples if bad weather impedes.
  • Ages 2-14 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hrs before the schedule.

The Ruins of Pompeii Reopens to the Public in 2021

On 25 January 2021, the ruins of Pompeii reopened to visitors following a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This move comes with various public safety guidelines that visitors need to familiarize themselves if they intend to visit Pompeii.

Updated Safety Measures and Rules at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii [2021]

  • Visitors can book their Pompeii tickets both online and at the physical ticket counter at the site. If tickets are booked online, guests can choose their preferred time slot to visit the ruins, available in 15-minute shifts. Up til 01:00 PM, 500 guests will be allowed in every 15 minutes; post that, 300 guests will be allowed in per shift.
  • Guests can now enter the site through only Piazza Anfiteatro and Piazza Esedra entrances
  • All visitors must wear a mask that completely covers their nose and mouth throughout the duration of their trip
  • For the purpose of social distancing, visitors must maintain a minimum of 1-meter distance from others while outdoors, and 1.5-meter distance while indoors. Furthermore, one-way pathways have also been demarcated to prevent crowd formation and specific signage is placed across the site to facilitate an even flow of guests. 
  • Each visitor will undergo a temperature check on arrival. Any individual whose temperature is higher than 37.5° C (99.5° F) will not be permitted into the premises.
  • Hand sanitizers are available at the entrance of the site, as well as outside washroom facilities
  • These are the guidelines for group visits: independent guests can travel in a group of maximum 5 members; guided tour groups will include a maximum of 10 guests. Guided tours are also now available between 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

Book Pompeii Tickets in 2021

Once upon a time, Pompeii was a vibrant blue-collar town until the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 covered it under a thick carpet of volcanic ash and reduced it to ruins and debris. Today, what is left of the ancient city of Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site and pulls millions of visitors yearly.

This archeological site, set on the coast of the Bay of Naples, is about 240 km from Rome and just about 25 km from Naples, making it an excellent day trip option. Moreover, coming so close to Pompeii and not visiting the Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius is an absolute crime! There’s plenty of historic sites to be visited and olden culture to be soaked in! Book your Pompeii tickets today to explore a gem of European history.

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Guided Tours

Due to the vast space it covers, exploring the ruins of Pompeii can feel overwhelming. The best solution is to opt for a guided tour of Pompeii. A professional, multi-lingual tour guide will accompany you along the way, guiding you towards all the main points of attraction and enlightening you with interesting trivia and history of the landmark.

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Priority Access

Owing to its popularity, the ruins of Pompeii are almost always crowded, particularly if you plan to visit during peak season. If you’re looking for a way to bypass the long waiting queues, your best bet would be to opt for priority access tickets. With these, you can avoid the long lines and get straight to the entrance without wasting time.

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Return Transfers

The closest city to Pompeii is Naples, located at about a 30 km distance. Planning your commute between the two regions can be quite a hassle. To avoid this, you can opt for tickets that include return transfers. In this way, you will be picked up and dropped back off to your hotel in an air-conditioned coach.  

Pompeii Tickets Discounts

EU nationals between 18-25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets, while those under 18 can enter for free, on submitting a valid ID.

Pompeii Tickets with Audio Guides

Pompeii skip the lines tickets also come with a dedicated audio guide option, which can be collected at the entrance. The audio-guides are available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, and Mandarin.

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Things to Do at the Ruins of Pompeii

While there's plenty to explore and discover in Pompeii, here is a list of things to do in Pompeii.

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What are Pompeii’s opening hours?

Pompeii's opening hours are from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM between Tuesday to Sunday, with final entry at 5:30 PM. The site is closed on Monday, along with 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

How long does take to complete a tour of Pompeii?

Ideally, it would take two days to complete an entire tour of the ruins; however, you can tour the major parts of the town within a day.

What is the best time to visit Pompeii?

The best time to visit Pompeii is during the off-season, between October to April, if you’re looking to avoid large crowds. 

What is the best way to get to Pompeii?

The closest cities to Pompeii are Rome and Naples. From these cities, the fastest and most economical way to get to Pompeii is by taking the train or opting for Pompeii tickets that include hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Can I take the train to get to Pompeii?

Yes. You can take a train from your location and get off at Stazione Trenitalia Pompei, the primary train station in Pompeii.

Which entrance do I use to enter Pompeii?

While there are three primary entrances to enter Pompeii, as of now, only the Piazza Anfiteatro and Piazza Esedra ones are in use.

Are audio guides available on a Pompeii tour?

With your skip-the-line Pompeii tickets, you get audio guides as well. You can choose from multiple language options like English, Spanish, German, Italian and French.

Is Pompeii wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, the ruins of Pompeii are wheelchair-accessible. Several pathways have been created to facilitate ease of movement.

Is storage facility available at Pompeii?

No. Large backpacks or suitcases are not permitted on the premises. A small baggage counter is available where you can check in personal belongings like coats, umbrellas, purses, etc.

Is photography allowed at Pompeii?

Yes. Photograph is permitted at Pompeii.

Rome to Pompeii

Plan a day trip from Rome to Pompeii. With your tickets, get skip-the-line access to bypass the long waiting lines and enjoy informative tours with a professional guide. Moreover, you also get return transfers with your tickets, allowing you to avoid the hassle of planning a commute. On a Rome to Pompeii day trip, you can also opt for combo offers that will take you on a tour of neighboring regions like the Amalfi Coast or the city of Naples. Additionally, you can opt for tickets that also provide access to Mount Vesuvius as part of the tour.

Naples to Pompeii

Plan a day trip from Naples to Pompeii. With your tickets, enjoy informative tours with a professional guide and return transfers, allowing you to avoid the hassle of planning your commute. On a Naples to Pompeii day trip, you can also opt for combo offers that will take you on a tour of neighboring regions like the Amalfi Coast or Capri. Additionally, you can opt for tickets that also provide access to Mount Vesuvius as part of the tour.

Things To Do Around Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius Tour
Royal Palace of Caserta
Naples City Tour
Capri Tour
Amalfi Coast
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The tragic story of Pompeii has been told and re-told over centuries of a bustling little town that was flattened under a blanket of volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted back in 79 AD. Today, not only can visitors explore the ruins of Pompeii, but they have the rare opportunity of visiting the infamous volcano as well! When you book a tour of Mount Vesuvius, you can actually trek right up to the crater and take a peak inside. Note that all Pompeii tickets do not include a tour of the volcano; you would have to specifically book tickets that include a tour of Mount Vesuvius.

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herculaneum tickets

When Mount Vesuvius erupted back in 79 AD, Pompeii wasn't the only town that was buried under volcanic ash -- its neighboring town, Herculaneum, was destroyed as well. When excavation began back in the 1700s, archaeologists were pleasantly surprised to find that most of the town was perfectly preserved. Ancient villas, wooden objects like roofs and doors, along with daily items like papyrus and even food was found to be in near-perfect condition. Book a tour of Herculaneum to gain an interesting insight into the lifestyle and culture of its people.

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royal palace of caserta tickets

The Royal Palace of Caserta is a stunning landmark located in Southern Italy, located just about 45 minutes from Pompeii. It was the official residence of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in the Kingdom of Naples, constructed on the orders of King Charles III to rival the Palace of Versailles. In 1997, it was marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the world's largest royal residences today. The palace is simply extraordinary, covering an area of approximately 235,000 m2 (2,529,519 sq. ft) and designed with classic Baroque architecture and influence. Its complex features a massive park with artificial fountains and several gardens; the palace's interiors include about 1,200 rooms spread across five floors, a large library and even a theatre.

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naples to pompeii

Located just about 30 minutes from the ruins of Pompeii, the city of Naples is sure to give you the ultimate Italian experience. Often overshadowed by popular cities like Rome, Florence and Venice, Naples however holds it own. Home to several historic castles, cathedrals and museums, there's plenty to explore in Naples. Soak in the ancient ruins, indulge in authentic Italian pizza, and explore its artistic side. Another major benefit of visiting Naples is that it is a great location to take day trips from, to regions like Pompeii, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, etc. Book Pompeii tours that include a visit to the city of Naples and make the most of your Italian experience.

tour of capri

The little island of Capri is famed for its picturesque landscape, sparkling blue ocean and vast expanse of lush greenery. It is the ideal day trip destination, often frequented by top celebrities as well. A major attraction in Italy is the Faraglioni; these are three massive limestone rock formations situated between the ocean. You can take a relaxing boat tour out to view them, or even swim out and get a close-up look. Another thing to not miss out on is the food! Indulge in fresh pizzas, delicious gelato and more. When in Capri, make sure to visit the less-visited but equally beautiful little town of Anacapri and explore the quaint lanes, shop till you drop and enjoy nature walks.

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amalfi coast tour

Few places define the magnificent Italian landscape like the Amalfi Coast. Spread across only 30 miles, the coast is dotted with colorful little houses, massive trees and towering mountains, and of course, the glittering blue-green ocean. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast comprises several beautiful little municipalities like Scala and Amalfi. While at the Amalfi Coast, indulge in some limoncello liqueur, explore ancient cathedrals and churches, stroll along the bustling piazzas, and lounge by the stunning beaches.

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Pompeii Tickets FAQs

Is it safe to visit Pompeii post-Coronavirus in 2021?

Pompeii reopened to the public in 2021 following a closure due to the pandemic. For the safety of its visitors, Pompeii now accepts online reservations and has administered several health measures in place.

What are the public safety measures at Pompeii in 2021?

Since Pompeii's reopening, various safety guidelines have been implemented. Guests can now book their tickets online. The use of face masks is mandatory for visitors, and they will undergo temperature checks at the entrance. Social distancing must also be strictly maintained, and hand sanitizers are also available at various points of the site.

Are Pompeii tickets available online in 2021?

Yes, you can now book your Pompeii tickets online. Guests can choose their preferred time slot and will be allowed in every 15 minutes.

What is the maximum group size for guided tours?

Guided tour groups can now accommodate a maximum of 10 individuals.

What are Pompeii opening hours in 2021?

Pompeii is open from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM between Tuesday to Sunday, with final entry at 5:30 PM. The site is closed on Monday, along with 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

How do I enter Pompeii?

Pompeii can be accessed via Piazza Esedra or Piazza Anfiteatro.

Are the ruins of Pompeii wheelchair-accessible?

Yes. Various pathways have been constructed to ensure ease of movement. Differently-abled visitors can enter Pompeii through Piazza Anfiteatro entrance.