i am from Australia and I went on this tour in May 2013. It was great, highly recommended. I originally booked for Train Station pick up, but after seeing how hectic it is at the front of the station i changed to Hotel pickup the night before. My hotel concierge called the tour and spoke in Italian to ensure no confusion. We were picked up on time in a van. The tour of Pompeii was fabulous, i cant recommend it enough. We had a great guide (sorry cant remember her name) whose English was clear, she had a good sense of humour and her history was excellent. She kept the group moving well. I feel that the 2 hours spent in Pompeii was very thorough, we saw all the " well known" sites, and i think i would have been lost if i did it on my own. Lunch is included and decent - pizza or pasta and drink (including wine) . After lunch the group reshuffled for Vesuvius (as not everyone has booked for there). Winding roads to get up half way, then you walk. We were given 90 minutes to be up and back (the guide doesnt come) Unfortunately they dont tell you how long it takes to walk up the 1 km dirt, steep track, and there are no markers along the way, so we went as hard as we could and made it in 20 minutes ( nearly DYING). So you could walk it slowly and have enough time. The view is amazing, (breeze cool) and we found a lovely old Italian man who pointed out Pompeii from the top. Take good walking shoes, hat and water to both, and beware to use the toilet at Vesuvius you must buy something from the shop
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