Excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgable and fun. Well organized.
Antonio was our driver and he was early to pick us up at the cruise port, no problems at all. Antonio was chatty and had good English, and he was able to keep us informed on our journeys and about the places we passed and visited. Obviously a chat about Italian Cars, the Alfa Spider in particular, we saw a few on the journey, and Antonio was also a fan of Wheeler Dealers, the Discovery Channel car show. The visits to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi were just about the right length for a taster visit. Lunch was in a nice place overlooking Positano and was well worth the trip up Mamma Mia hill. A quick stop overlooking Ravello was also a nice touch. Got back to the port in plenty of time to pick up the cruise, altogether a great day and felt was much more relaxed that what would have been like on the coach.
This was the first time we used Viator. We were They met us at the ship and our trip began. It was blowing up a storm but we got through the tour of Pompeii before the clouds opened up. Yes we got drenched but
we dried up at the restaurant they provided us with. The pizza was huge-it could have fed all four of us. Although it was raining, we did try to go up Mt. Vesuvius. Unfortunately, the guards had closed the gates because of lightning on the mountain. We made the most of the photo opp and the guide was very sorry-beyond his control. It was neat hearing the thunder on the mountain. A trip well worth booking for sure!
Excellent tour and our guide was wonderful. Very informative and attentive to everyone's needs. Would highly recommend this tour!
Guide met us at the pier as expected and there were only 8 guests in the group. Guide made the tour interesting and both he and the driver had a great sense of humour and local knowledge.
the trip was wheelchair accessible so I was able to get a good impression of Naples. I just wondered why the staff asked the Africian vendors to help me off and on the ramp rather than doing it themselves?
I thought the guide spent too much time venting his views concerning Christianity and he was hardly informative and lacked a professional edge. Pompei was a shallow experience and frankly disappointing for the price.
the tour picked up many peple at different locations and then separated us at Pompeii. that took time. The tours was 2 hrs which I felt was too long. then we had to wait when we got back to original spot for every one and go for lunch. the lunch was fair. we went to Sorrento and had 1/2 hr there. that was not enough. if we did not not spend so much time separating the groups at Pompeii,and the lunch we could have enjoyed Sorrento more.i did not feel it was worth over $200 for that trip.
The excursion was not as described on the website--instead of a minivan it was a big bus which collected people for 3 different excursions. Everyone went to Pompei so it was an unwieldy group of over 25 Made it tough to keep up with the guide, and earphones were not great. We had to wait in the hot sun for a group of 2 who had a private guide to join us before going to the restaurant.-- "a traditional Italian meal"-.--not quite as all we had was one dish(pizza) and a drink. In Sorrento we did not stroll on the beach --,just a walk through a street of shops. I think the price was outrageous for what we got
The Naples tour started with a small group and was interesting,although the driving was quite "jerky" and a little nauseating. Retutning to the minivan we were met with another group in the vehicle, which was a little worrying as we had been told to leave belongings in the van.Pompeii was very interesting, but the advice that it was not suitable for those with walking difficulties was not taken on and a few in the group struggled with the paving.At the finish or the Pompeii tour we were split into groups depending on where everyone was going. Overall the tour was good, however some information on what was going to happen through the day would have been helpful, eg. that other groups were joining, separating and so on. The Guides knew, but those on the tour were kept in the dark.
The views were stunning. We were disappointed that one of the vans was nice with good windows and the other was small with in-adequate windows. For a tour that is mainly a driving tour, in-adequate windows made the tour lacking for those in the small van. The restaurant near Amalfi had a very nice view and the food was good. The tour guides were satisfactory, but not outstanding. We all felt like we spent too much time in Sorrento and not nearly enough time in Positano, where we would have liked to stop, but only got a drive-by glimpse of the city we wanted to see the most.
Andrea was our guide. He was very knowledgeable.
The tour was different/less impressive than the other two tours we arranged through Viator. We were met at the Naples port by a driver who spoke little English, who drove us for about 15 minutes and then parked for another 20 minutes somewhere in Naples without the engine running and no air conditioning. I tried to ask him what we were waiting for, asked if we could get out where it was cooler, or if he could turn on the AC and he ignored my three different questions over the 20 minutes and the doors were locked by him so we could not get out. Eventually, another minibus showed up and they signalled us to get out of the first bus and get into the second bus. We eventually got to Pompeii, and spent several hours walking around the town. I was surprised by how much of the walls and buildings were still intact. One thing we were surprised by was the lack of the "body" casts in the city--we had seen much more in the travelling exhibit in Denver. After the tour was over, I referenced my travel guide (Lonely Planet) and saw where there a bunch of body casts in a garden further east from the small area we walked. They were the main thing we wanted to see, and we didn't even realize we were only being shown about one-third of Pompeii. I realize time was somewhat limited, but the garden with the body casts should have been at the top of the list to see, as well as the Great Amphitheater, which we were not shown, and should probably have been shown ahead of the Brothel's "menu" frescos that seemed to be a main focus of the tour--sort of high-schoolish.
One good thing about the tour company was that our friends had forgotten to book the tour until the morning of, and the company was kind enough (especially Andrea's help) to go ahead and fit my friends in and help them get back to the boat in time. They were especially nice to my friends--thanks Andrea!
This was an expensive day. The scenery was spectacular however we did not appreciate the suggested stops at some factory outlets. By stopping at the timber veneer factory we used time which would have been better spent seeing more of Sorrento. The lunch stop was in a picturesque area however was isolated and we would have preferred to have chosen our own eating area.
The tour guide was lots of fun and very knowledgable. It was really good value for the money.
the guide was very good. enjoyed the tour very much.
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