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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  13 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

A long trip, 3 hrs each way (rest stops in route) and comfortable bus. Fantastic tour guides, both in their knowledge and personalities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was Amazing! The tour guides Sarah and Massimo were really funny and helpful and made the whole day amazing! Alberto the driver was incredible arount mt. Versuvio although the organisation at mt. Versuvio could be better in terms of access! Loved the day!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

My son and I loved this tour. Our guides were true professionals and very knowledgeable. They went out of their way to give us as much information as possible. They even explained the various kinds of authentic pizzas in the south, the best mozzarella, Lemoncello drink, tomatoes...
Climbing up the colcano was quiet an experience. Bring your old shoes with you, and be prepared for a steep, very steep walk. Think of it like a stress test, but with the option to stop at any time :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Fantastic day out. Mike out tour guide was very knowledgable and kept the tour lively and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was spectacular and one of my favorite things to do. Vesuvius and Pompeii were just unlike anything you could have seen anywhere else, highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The trip is not cheap, especially for a family of 4, and so expectations wereset high. Other reviews have, in my opinion, been fairly accurate. The trip itself is a no brainer - 2 world class sites although I would have been disappointed if poor weather had forced a cancellation of Vesuvius in favour of an extended visit to Pompeii (not a bad plan B but Vesuvius is after all 50% of the rationale for the trip), albeit of course no reflection of the operators. I have seen some criticism of the restaurant used for the lunchtime stop however I have no criticism. They are catering for coach loads and so it is a little fast-foodish however the quality of the Pizza (a fast-food!) was very high so no complaints from us. Daniel and Mel (our guides) were superb and incredibly knowledgeable, not just about the destination, but all things Rome. Both knew the right balance between sharing knowledge and useful info (especially as a means of making a long coach trip pass quickly) and letting us sleep! The comfort break stop at Cassino (same place on the way there and on the way back) was also pleasant especially for those partial to caffeine and, on the way back, a limoncello taster, albeit the proprietors would be well advised to keep the toilets cleaner than they were. According to the ladies these had deteriorated materially during the course of the day. In terms of logistics and organisation - both first class and would definitely use the company again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Sarah the guide was amazing! Very knowledgeable and well organized. The views from on top of Vesuvius are breath taking. The hike up isn't easy but well worth it. For someone who like history it's a incredible experience to go back in time 2000 years and visit Pompeii. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The tour was great! Robert and Mel gave us a lot of information throughout the drive to Pompeii! The guide at Pompeii was very interactive and made the entire tour very memorable! I would highly recommend this tour as a 1-day getaway from Rome! I only wish we would have had a chance to stop at Naples :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Mike and Sara did a great job on this tour. It was a great tour with great guides!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was a excellent tour. Definitely money well spent. The guide was great and the schedule was just the right pace. The climb, while exhausting was worth every minute! Would recommend this tour to anyone staying in Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

A great tour with helpful and informative guides. It's an easy way to get to and see Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius all in a day. The weather was kind to us so we had a great view at the top of the Volcano, well worth the 20 min hike. Pompeii was also definitely worth the visit, an amazing site and well preserved, and the local guide helped us understand the history behind it all, also keeping us entertained.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

had a great time it was very organized and guides were great local guide was very informative..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The guides were excellent! They knew all the answers without hesitation! They made sure we were all comfortable! Which made the day that much better!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was absolutely amazing. I was worried it would be a little expensive for what it was. But in the end, 130 euros per person was totally worth it. This included a 3-hour coach air-conditioned bus ride leaving at 730am from Rome (with one pit stop at midpoint) to Pompeii, during which our 2 tour guides fascinated us with constant information about Rome's history in general, and anything we asked. When arriving in Pompeii (which, in itself is an awe-inspiring experience) we met up with a specialized Pompeii tour guide who directed us through the ancient city. It's nice to have someone tell you what things used to be, and guide us so we don't get lost. We then went to Naples for lunch (best pizza!) and they taught us the history of how the pizza originated. We then headed toward Mt Vesuvius, where our tour guides continued to explain to us the tragedy of Pompeii. The hike up the Vesuvius was moderately difficult (an elderly or out-of-shape person might have a little trouble) as it was a constant 30 degree incline and took about 30min, but mostly just sandy (no rocky terrain). On the top the view was spectacular, and the idea of being near an active volcano was pretty cool. We then had the same 3 hour bus ride home with one pitt stop midway, and again the tour guides showered us with more information.

I felt we really got our money's worth: 2x 3-hour bus ride tours of info, 1-hour guided tour of pompeii, lunch included, and ticket to go up the vesuvius. Our tour guides (Roberto and Sarah) were absolutely incredible, I would request them if I could. Go for it!

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