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I was fulfilling an ambition held for more than 50 years so it's no wonder that I thoroughly enjoyed the two excursions.
Our guide (Andreas?) for Pompeii was outstanding: he brought the place to life in a knowledgeable and humorous way interacting well with disparate elements in his audience.
The pizza lunch was enjoyable both because of the food and because of the opportunity it gave us to chat with other members of the group.
Vesuvius too was an enthralling experience.
Throughout the day the organisation of the groups/tours managed to be both 'Italian' and efficient.
Our tour was of high quality and well conducted. The guide was informative, clever and funny. Some guests were unable the tour due to a tragedy and our guide handled this very well at short notice. Lunch at the restaurant was well timed and delicious. Maybe a little longer than 1 hour and 10 minutes is needed for some people to get to the top of the volcano. I was almost there after taking it slowly and carefully and I needed to turn back. Another 20 minutes would have done. But well done tour. Especially the pick up points and very clear information.
Definitely a must, especially combining the two together as it's cheaper this way. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Lunch was at a typical noisy and colourful trattoria. The choice was pasta or pizza with your choice of beverage (including wine and beer). Ample time to eat, however, we felt a bit rushed going up mount Vesuvius and back...Although of course, they would not leave without us. Haha.
it was AWESOME! - the guide was knowledgable in telling the story of this history. i was impressed and glad i booked this tour. vesuvio was the best part...just wish we had clear skies and sun, boo!
the guide also made us feel safe, the driver was great, and i met some amazing people.
If you find yourself in Naples, I'd HIGHLY recommend an excursion outside of the city. This tour was the highlight of our trip. Where Napoli Centrale was squalor, the tour was redeeming. It was extremely informative, well-managed, and comprehensive. We were able to see the ruins of Pompeii, street-by-street, and climb Mt. Vesuvius without feeling rushed.
The price was quite fair, especially with transportation, meal and tickets included. The tour guide managed our small group in both English and Italian, and conveyed the history of the sites perfectly.
It's also worth mentioning: we were able to bypass the lines entirely, and were never left waiting. We were dropped off at our hotel feeling great about the tour choice. What more can be said?
The Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples was perfect. They found us waiting at the train station near the Star Hotel Napoli side. They took us to pompeii and vesuvius and lunch was amazing. The only issue we had that our initial tour guide that took us from Naples to Pompeii's accent was very difficult to follow. I could follow most of it to get an idea of what she was saying, this was the same for the two other travelers with me. However once we got to Pompeii there was a different tour guide who spoke perfect english and spoke through headsets so we could all hear him clearly. We didn't expect Pompeii to be sooo huge. You have to be quick in some areas with your camera included the body that is pyroclasted, and the brothel. You're rushed through it quick because its a small area where every goes through and you're rushed quick on those parts. The tourguide was very humourous and friendly. He even took our cameras and took pictures for everyone in the center of Pompeii who wanted it (free of course). During the trip another group spoke spanish only and he was able to switch off between giving us a tour in english and then speaking spanish to them. Mount Vesuvius was great as well. It was about a 25 minute walk to the top, and you're given about 1.5 hours. We had enough time to go to the top, take pictures, enjoy the view, but quickly buy souvenirs. The lunch was also very deliciuos with a choice of pizza or pasta. When they ask what you want to drink, ask for soda if you'd like or if they offer wine. We made the mistake of water thinking we'd have to pay for drinks, but it was included as well. Very great tour, couldn't have done it ourself with the bus ride up to the mountain. Very breathtaking.
Great guide at Pompeii. Great informative host on the small bus. Personalized service. Tasty lunch provided. A BIG walk to the crater. Found it a little scary but well worth it.
The tour of Pompeii was just fabulous; so interesting! The local guide was very knowledgeable and breathed life into everything, while effortlessly switching languages to suit the varied members of the group. The lunch was better than I was expecting, with the pizza big enough to satisy a teenager's appetite. Climbing to the top of Vesusius was a real highlight. It was a hot, steep, dusty walk, but so worth it. Loved it.
Terrific day!!!! Loved Pompei and Vesuvius!!!! The guide for Pompei was wonderful (Andrean). Very much appreciated the hotel pick up/drop off. However, would recommend asking the restaurant to improve its pizza....also would suggest that dessert be included in the lunch!
This was a really well organised tour, it was fantastic, as were the drivers, and the tour guide Andrea, who was extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend anyone to do a tour with Viator. Pompeii was a place I have wanted to visit for a long time, and doing the tour made it very special for me. Thank you.
One of the best tours I have been on. I highly recommend it for anyone staying in Naples.
This was one of our favorite tours. The tour guide was informative and funny, unfortunately Mt. Vesuvius was closed due to weather conditions. We were sad when it ended.