Ruins of Pompeii

Pompeii Ruins tickets and tours

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UNESCO heritage listed since 1997, the ancient Roman city of Pompeii needs no introduction. Famously buried under a layer of volcanic ash and pumice, its detailed archaeological excavations offer an intimate look at Roman life - while also making for one hell of a cautionary tale about living next to a volcano.

Before almighty Vesuvius blew its top in 79 A.D, Pompeii was a rich commercial hub home to more than 10,000 inhabitants, with a dense network of residential buildings, shops and entertainment facilities that included an amphitheatre, multiple thermal spas and a brothel. While some of it still remains interred, most has been uncovered fantastically preserved.

Domenico Fontana accidentally discovered the lost city in 1594 while digging a tunnel, but it was only in 1748 that serious excavation began. Liquid plaster was used to take the place of organic material (including human bodies) creating emotionally fraught scenes. From the Forum, the centre of political and social life in the city, to muted frescoes and scrawled graffiti on the walls, you’ll find evidence of a complex modern culture along with poignant details that tell a very human story.

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Entrance tickets to the Ruins of Pompeii
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Entrance tickets to the Ruins of Pompeii

Buy your tickets to visit the perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii and to discover the history of a city stopped in time since 79AD!

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Ruins of Pompeii small group tour with a local guide
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Ruins of Pompeii small group tour with a local guide

Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on this small group tour with an expert guide. Delve into ancient life from 79 AD visiting private and public spaces.

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Private and personalised tour of Pompeii with a local guide
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Private and personalised tour of Pompeii with a local guide

Step into daily Roman life at the UNESCO site of Pompeii on this private tour. With a local guide, visit public and private spaces frozen in time since 79 AD.

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Pompeii Skip-The-Line Tickets with Audioguide
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Pompeii Skip-The-Line Tickets with Audioguide

Learn Pompeii's history and its last moments, and access the site to explore the city's remains.

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Pompeii Augmented Reality Tour with Entrance Ticket
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Pompeii Augmented Reality Tour with Entrance Ticket

Go back in time to explore Pompeii before the terrible eruption and experience augmented reality with special glasses.

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Pompeii self-guided audio tour
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Pompeii self-guided audio tour

Enjoy having your personal on-demand guide provided by this digital solution, explore the streets, houses and ruins that have been incredibly preserved for centuries and discover Pompeii's ruins at your own pace.

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Daily tour to Pompeii with transportation
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Daily tour to Pompeii with transportation

Book your daily tour to Pompeii with transportation with Musement. Choose your departure time and get your skip-the-line entrance ticket and round trip transportation from Naples to Pompeii.

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Pompeii guided tour for kids
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Pompeii guided tour for kids

Learn Pompeii's history in a fun and interactive way, while exploring the city ruins and listening to wonderful legends and stories from your guide!

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Pompeii, Sorrento And Positano Private Tour
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Pompeii, Sorrento And Positano Private Tour

Discover Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano during this private tour from Naples and immerse yourself in the magical southern Italian atmospheres.

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Discovering Pompei guided tour
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Discovering Pompei guided tour

Book your guided tour to discover Pompeii today and visit the ancient Roman city with an expert guide!

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Pompeii Ruins Day Trip From Rome with Hotel Pickup
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Pompeii Ruins Day Trip From Rome with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy full day tour of Pompeii and Naples departing from Rome. Discover the pearls of Italy declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Select Tour with Local Lunch
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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Select Tour with Local Lunch

A real history fest, this tour first takes you to Pompeii, which lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries. After a guided tour and a light lunch, you'll then visit the summit of Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano on Europe's mainland.

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Reviews Ruins of Pompeii

3/5
Bryn, 27 Jun 2024

“A lot of the locations did not have an audio recording (each section is defined by ran numerials then broken down again it was the individual broken down areas that were often missing - from my 3 hour tour I would say about a third of the locations did not have an English audio recording). It was quick to get in (although a was small when we went at 10am on a weekday in mid June) which was good and location easy ish to find (I would recommend using my three words location as a lot going on outsi”

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Susan, 11 Jun 2024
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John, 21 May 2024

“We enjoyed the experience of Pompeii. The problem was we were the first pick up at 7:30am after us there were 10 more pick ups around Sorrento taking a long time. We eventually arrived at Pompeii at 9:45 over two hours later. Our guide walked us around on a quick tour lasting 2 hours missing out a lot of the main parts of the Pompeii complex. Quick stop at the end for a toilet break and back on the coach back to Sorrento. Overall 4 hours travelling, 2 hours at Pompeii not good value for a tour”

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Robert, 24 Apr 2024

“Rushed, not specified not suitable for pushchairs, had to manhandle pushchair around thus we got left behind so missed quite alot, this spoilt it. Earpiece not upto the job.”

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