We went on this tour in early October and loved it. The guides were excellent. Very easy to understand and very helpful throughout the trip. They even spent time with us at the end to help answer questions, gather feedback and even give info on places to go in Rome. The tour of Pompeii was good although I would have preferred an extra hour. The tour guide was excellent throughout and provided good information. The lunch location was great. Close to the site, with great pizza napolitano and our choice of beer, wine or soft drinks. Mt. Vesuvious was gorgeous although it was a hike. They initially told us it wasn't that steep a climb. But I have to warn you that you do need to be in shape for it. In addition, we didn't get a lot of time to really enjoy the mountain. We had an hour to go up and then back down. However, it takes about a good 30 minutes to get up to the top and that's if you are moving at a good pace. Overall, I would highly recommend this tour. Compared to the other ones you get a great meal. You don't have to stop in Naples (which isn't that great). You don't get sucked into any tourist traps (we stopped at a reststop going there and back but it wasn't a hassle). And you get to see beautiful Mt. Vesuvius.