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I just have to say the local tour company that provides the tour was superb!! We were coming by train into Naples to catch the tour bus but we took the wrong train and missed the bus. The gentleman at the office helped coordinate a minivan to pick my family up and get us to Pompeii to catch up with the tour. He was patience and very helpful and I can't commend him enough for everything he did to get us on track with the tour. The tour was amazing and Andres (hopefully I got his name right), the tour guide, was informative and very funny. He made the tour enjoyable even though we were melting under the sun's heat. The climb up Vesuvius was great and had a wonderful view. I would highly recommend this tour, it's not one to miss.
POMPEII WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP TO ITALY, OUR GUIDE WAS TERRIFIC, (SORRY I FORGOT HIS NAME). HE MADE IT INTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE, HE SPOKE GREAT ENGLISH AND POPEII ITSELF IS A WONDERFUL TIME CAPSULE. IT WAS SOMINTERESTING AS HOW MANY MODERN DAY EXPRESSIONS AND ITEMS WERE INFLUENCED BY A CIVILISATION SO LONG AGO.
VESUVIUS WAS ALSO GOOD BUT OUR GUIDE FOR THIS PART OF THE TRIP WAS USLESS, TOLD US VERY LITTLE ABAOUT THE VOLCANO. THE CRATER WASN'T AS IMPRESSSIVE AS I HAD IMAGINED BUT STILL WORTH THE HIKE.
It was great and I would highly recommend taking the tour. Transportation is completely taken care of for you so that you don't have to worry about it. First you go to Pompeii where you walk around the ruins while your guide will give you the historical background of the city. Then you are dropped off more than halfway up Mt. Vesuvius from which you can hike up to the summit. The hike takes about 30-40 minutes to reach the summit but it is completely worth it. The view was breath taking and it was a great experience. It is great for all ages whether you are a child or an adult, I went with my parents and younger brother and we all had a great time!
We booked this trip to allow us to go to both Pompeii and Mt. Versuvius and we initially skeptical as we normally like to do things at our own pace but we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the whole trip and our tour guide was just excellent - really informative but also very humourous. We would highly recommend this tour.
Amazing trip! Very interesting, extremely well organised and the tour guide was great!
Saw many amazing sights and learned about the history of Pompeii and mt. Vesuvius. The tour guide knew the ins and outs of where to take the group and allowed plenty of time for pictures. The company provided all transportation and food. Would love to do it again.
Enjoyable tour with a great guide. His educational points of Pompeii were excellent. It was extremely foggy on Mt Vesuvius because of the elevation so although we climbed the mountain, we could only see 3 feet in front of us.
Very good tour,very informative,my daughter loved hiking up mt Vesuvius,would highly recommend this...................
A perfect, stress-free way to do a lot in one day! Tour guide was excellent!
EXCELLENT DAY! VERY WELL ORGANISED.FUNNY, FRIENDLY and VERY INFORMATIVE GUIDE. THE HEADSETS WERE GREAT.. DELICIOUS LUNCH! PERFECT and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EXCURSION.
Absolutely one of the best tours I have ever taken!! Our guide was unbelievably funny and knowledgable. No matter what question was thrown his way, he knew the answers. He made us laugh, learned quite a few new things and very personable.
First part of the trip was the tour of Pompeii. Couldn't have had a better day. Sunshine, not too hot, and a great group of people in the tour group. Spent a couple hours touring Pompeii but it definitely didn't seem like that long. Was sad for it to end. From there we walked across the street from Pompeii for our Pizza lunch. Great pizza!! I would definitely eat there again. Once lunch was over, we caught the van from Pompeii to Vesuvius with our guide.
A 20 min drive later and we are ready for the hike up! And when I say hike I mean HIKE! But it was absolutely worth it. The views are breathtaking, and it was definitely an accomplishment for me to make it to the top!!
I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!! Definitely worth the money spent. It wouldn't have been as fun for me if we had tried to do it on our own.
A really well organised trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Pompeii was enthralling and it was incredible to think you were literally walking through history. The steep walk up to Mt. Vesuvius took about 25 minutes and was totally worth it. The view of the Bay of Naples from the top was spectacular and seeing the crater was so good. I would highly recommend this tour.
We found the tour so interesting and Pompeii is a must if you are visiting Naples.
The climb up Mount Vesuvius is worth the 25 minute walk to enjoy the beautiful views.
Great Tour! The guided tour of Pompeii was very good (you need it as Pompeii is very large, would take you all day to just to have a quick look at all of it) For Mt Veruvius you need good flat shoes (trainers) as you have to walk the last 30 minutes and is step! But what a view when you get to the top! (volcano is still smoking inside) At the top is a few degrees les than the bottom, but was still warm mid May (some days can be cold) Pizza was nice too :-)
I absolutely loved this tour! Pompeii was captivating and incredibly well preserved. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very animated and the way he spoke about everything really solidified the information in our minds. The hike up Mt. Vesuvius was intense, as the incline was very steep, but totally worth it. The view of the Mediterranean Sea from the top was beautiful and it was cool to see the crater. I would highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic! Our tour guide has a lot of in depth knowledge of the ruins which he delivered to us clearly, dramatically and with a zany sense of humour. Very fun and informative!!! It does take a bit of patience and time to get around into the specific spots because of the density of other tourists all trying to get into the same place, but otherwise, it was a lot of fun!
The trip was amazing, educative and interesting, and above all very amusing due to our excellent guide Alberto, who did his best to tell us all about Pompeii and amuse us at the same time.
He deserves special revard from Viator.
A well organised trip. Our guide was very knowledgable and entertaining. A good day out all round.
Pompeii was so much bigger and fascinating than expected. Several times, however, our guide said that 200 Allied bombs during WWII were dropped on Pompeii which I don't think is historically accurate. Mt. Vesuvius was also great. We were there on a clear day so the views were spectacular.
The tour guide really made this tour, very knowledgable and funny, fantastic customer service!
We really enjoyed seeing this bit of history. It's amazing what they've been able to find. We had a great, sunny day to see this beautiful area. Being Geocachers, we had a lot of fun caching on our tour. We even were able to find a cache on top of Mt. Vesuvius. We were able to get back to our van as the rain began to fall at the end of the tour. Well worth the money to see! A good lunch is included.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. He encouraged questions and adjusted the tour to what we wanted to see, spending more time in some areas and less in others. He really made the history come alive. Unfortunately because of the weather the 2nd half of the tour, to Mt. Vesuvius, was canceled but the tour company was very responsive in providing a refund for that portion of the trip.