My husband and I had our tour guide, Mike, all to ourselves on a beautiful day in Krakow. The cycling was easy, nice and flat and though the cycles weren't the newest I've seen, they were comfortable and pleasant to ride. Mike was knowledgable, stopping every few minutes to give us info on various buildings and statues and other sights. We cycled along the river on the cycle paths, over a bridge, leaving the Old town behind us and heading into the ghetto and on to the Schindler factory. We stopped for lunch at a fascinating little restaurant in the old Jewish area, Kazimierz, before heading back into town. I was so glad we did this tour as it gave us a much better feel for where everything was and we wouldn't have learned anywhere near as much on our own. And it was so much more fun (and cheaper) than the electric tour cars that do some of the sights we visited. I would heartily recommend this to anyone visiting Krakow.
This was a fascinating tour, well organised and though the journey to and from Pompeii was long, the tour leaders kept us entertained all the way. They gave us historical facts about places we were passing as well as on Pompeii itself. We were worried that with such an early start- 7.30am-we wouldn't have time for breakfast but we stopped on the way down at a service area for a quick drink, something to eat and a loo break though it wasn't for very long. The guide in Pompeii was informative and friendly. The walk up Vesuvius was hard but well worth it when you got to the summit. You could see smoke coming from the crater and there was a smell of sulphur. But be warned, the toilets at the rest area where the buses take yous on the way up the volcano are filthy! i would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to go to Pompeii. The only downside was that the preserved dog I had wanted to see wasn't there-it's on a world tour at the moment!
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