Kim United States of ...
This was exactly the tour we were looking for to visit the highlights of Pompeii and Vesuvius! We arrived at Naples Centrale train station from Rome and with a quick easy phone call we were able to determine the exact meeting location for this day trip. Our guide on the bus to Pompeii was Manuela and she was very friendly and knowledgeable. Once at Pompeii our guide was Elisa and she was also phenomenal. She was very knowledgeable about the site and she kept the group moving along, but at a decent enough speed so we could take it all in and take photos along the way. We had a group lunch of pizza and a beverage at a nearby restaurant included in the price. Very basic. After lunch we headed to Mt Vesuvius. We had just enough time to climb to the top and down again before we had to meet the bus. But still enough time to enjoy and take photos... and even drink a glass of the local wine on top! A very worthwhile day trip!
Great Trip and Very efficient. The walk to the top of the Crater is strenuous and should only be performed if in shape. But the view is breath taking and must. The guide in the Pompeii was very knowledgeable and I didn't realize how large Pompeii could be. I would be lost without a guide. Glad we took this tour and would highly recommend it to everyone.
It was a fantastic excursion. I loved every minute of it and both tour guides were phenomenal in presenting the information and taking care of our needs. Sylvie has a great energy and a wonderful spirit, and was very accommodating to my dairy allergy when the pizza lunch, included in the ticket price, arrived. I had an amazing personalized pizza just for me, so delicious. The tour guide for the Pompeii trip was also amazing, and I had a wonderful day visiting these two ancient historical sites. Also, I love Sylvie, she is the best!
Great tour, just as what is described. We got a nice explanation of the Pompeii and then really a good exercice in the Vesuvius. For elder people, it would be a bit tough to climb the mountain, but it is worth it to see the crater.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Pompeii and the hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius. Our guide, Maria, was exceptionally well organized and informed. She made history come alive for us. Pompeii is quite a large archeological site and worth having a modern Roman explain life in ancient Rome. We were well taken care of with pick up and drop off and pizza at lunch.
The pick up point at Naples Station was a bit vague, but it turned out ok. The guide hunted around until she found all the people that she was meant to pick up. The whole tour was run well despite the huge amount of people everywhere. Pompeii was vast, and 2 hours only gives you time for the highlights, but knowing this in advance, it was nice to leave it all in someone else's hands and just enjoy the experience. Vesuvius was amazing. Only an hour to get to the top and back, and you have to be reasonably fit to be able to march up and walk to the opposite end of the crater and back with a bit of time to take photos. But it was the highlight of my holiday and I am so happy to have done it.
Amazing guided tour through Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. I must say though make sure the shoes you are wearing are comfortable and you have no issues with getting a little dusty from the ankle down mostly. If you are second guessing this one based on the climb up the Mountain, I will say Don't, unless you are handicap or have some medical issue which prevents you. We saw people of all ages making the climb, each at their own pace obviously. Once at the top it is a must see sight.
Really pleased with this tour, hotel pick up at 10.15 was 15 mins early, Pompeii highlights tour was very informative and Maria our guide was very funny and made it very interesting, lunch was surprisingly good, choice of margarita pizza or spaghetti with tomato sauce and Parmesan, with choice of beer, juice, water or pop. Then off to Vesuvius where we hiked one mile, 30 mins to the crater, strong walking shoes recommended, quite strenuous but worth the effort, superb views of Naples and the Bay, and the crater. Only down side was we didn't feel we had enough time at the summit to take it in, we had around 20 mins to take our photos and look round then 20 mins to get back down to the coach. We would have liked to have an extra half an hour at least to walk the whole length of the crater's edge and return to the hotel an hour later than we did. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Fantastic from beginning to end. The lunch was excellent too.
Joydeep Das United Kingdom
Worth the money and do both famous attractions in a day, the tour of Pompeii was ideal within 2 hours of the allocated time and the tour guide was very well versed with all the sights and sounds. Vesuvius was largely DIY but the bus does takes you to the entrance and the ticket fees is inclusive so saves you the hassle. Quite recommended when in Naples. Dont forget to wear proper shoes and clothing since it gets very hectic and the heat up on the Vesuvius.
You will not be disappointed with Elisa's tour of Pompeii! She brought the ancient site to life in story with fantastically accessible humour. We compared notes with other language groups and they said that all they could hear was us laughing. She managed the group exceedingly well, while you were not made to feel like a number. A very slick and genuine tour. Elisa should be an attraction of Pompeii, she is really that good!
An excellently planned tour. Due to airport strikes we had to reschedule at the last minute, and bring our luggage on the tour. Throughout it, the company was very accommodating. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining, and we had a wonderful day!
Both of our tour guides through Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius were excellent. I would definitely recommend this tour to other guests.
My tour guide was very knowledgable and the trip was great! Be sure to pack water for Mt. Vesuvius. They provide pizza midway through the trip, though it is nothing special, don't expect amazing food. Other than that, I highly recommend this trip!
This trip was great. We had considered doing Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius by ourselves, but this trip was such good value I'm glad we chose this one. We were picked up straight from our hotel and taken to Pompeii - which obviously already takes out much of the hassle. We went on a Sunday morning around Easter time, and it was rammed. It didn't spoil the experience but timing might be good to think about in advance, if that's not for you. Gino and Manuela were great tour guides - friendly and good fun, they kept everyone together and painted a brilliant picture of what we were seeing - the history and everyday life of the place, made it all really come to life.
The only small thing i would have preferred is some more free time to explore Pompeii.
But saying that, I think a tour guide is almost essential to appreciate all that you're seeing.
We began the day by being picked up at our hotel in Naples in a group of about 7 and headed to Pompeii where we were met by our wonderfully knowledgeable guide, Maria who also had a great sense of humour. We spent around 2 hours being guided around the ruins. What a fascinating experience. Without having a guide, we would not have gained as much insight into the historic content that Pompeii holds. We learnt so much in this short time and found the whole experience fabulous. We then were taken for a lunch of pizza and a drink. From there, we boarded the minivan for our trip to Vesuvius. Just a quick point, there are no toilet facilities at Vesuvius so do use the conveniences when you stop for lunch. There are plenty of refreshment stalls at Vesuvius, make sure you take enough water for your 30 minute climb! We were given an hour and fifteen minutes to climb up and down which was ample time. It was interesting to see the steam coming out of part of the crater. This made us feel that although having been told the volcano is active, this was our proof. It was an unforgettable experience and one we were glad to have been able to enjoy. It was back to the hotel then for a well deserved lie down! All in all, a fantastic day, but not too tiring. There was just enough to do within the time. I would not hesitate in recommending this excursion.
This tour was wonderful. Both sites are worth a visit, and we had an excellent guide for the day, as well as another excellent guide for the tour in Pompeii.
Our guide was Maria and she was amazing, the whole tour was amazing. I have always been a lover of the Pompeii mystery and I learned so much on this tour, and didn't realize how huge the grounds of Pompeii really are. You really could spend two days here exploring! My daughter of ten whom is mature for her age was able to keep up not be bored at all and climb Mt. Vesuvius with no problems, I would recommend shoes with good grip on them and ones you don't mind getting dirty for this trip. Also I am deathly scared of heights like won't even go on a Ferris wheel scared but I was able to make it to the top and look over the railing with no issues. Perhaps due to it amazing heavenly view. This is a must see and do sight for anyone staying in Rome or Naples.
A fantastic tour of Pompeii! Our tour guide Elisa was interactive, fun, passionate about her history and had a great sense of humour! She chatted with all of us, and dived into the history straight away. It was a very fun 3 hours spent. And the tour included a drink and pizza for lunch, before we headed off to Vesuvius.
Just one word of advice - be prepared with comfortable shoes! If you want to hike to see the crater, it is a steep, yet straightforward climb. Make sure you wear sneakers or any other comfy shoes. Stay hydrated too. You will realise that despite the climb, the view is worth it. I'd go with this tour company any time, they're amazing!
Cracking day out - Very informative 3 hours spent at Pompeii - Elisa - Our guide around Pompeii was very knowledgeable and had a cracking sense of humour which made the tour fun! The hike up Vesuvius was great, fantastic views of Naples and the surrounding areas, make sure you have a decent set of walking shoes! Whilst the hike it straight forward you'll need a set of comfy shoes!
We had a fantastic time ! Really pleased that we saw Pompeii the tour guide really made it and was very knowledgeable also great going up Vesuvius.