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Tour of Pompeii was interesting and about the right length with a knowledgeable guide. It would be a big site to find your way round on your own. Lunch was efficient and adequate. Walk up Vesuvius was quite difficult but well worth it as the views are spectacular with the crater (no lava but some steam) on one side and the Bay of Naples on the other. Tour made special arrangements to get us back to the ship in time despite Naples traffic.
Andrea was our guide and he was amazing. He made Pompeii come alive for us. We could feel the people, the animals, the hubbub of the vibrant city as if it were alive today. He was awesome! The hike was great too. Pretty rigorous but great view from the top!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, departing promptly from the port at Naples and meeting our guide at Pompeii. Andrea was very knowledgeable and his commentary of the site was both informative and amusing. After a pizza lunch we travelled to Mt Vesuvius, a journey of 45 minutes,during which the weather took a turn for the worse and on arrival at Mt Vesuvius a storm was imminent and therefore for safety reasons access to the mountain was closed, disappointing but unavoidable. Good value for money excursion.
Just the right amount of time spent in Pompeii. Andrea, our tour guide made the tour a lot of fun and kept all ages engaged. Highly recommend the Vesuvius climb. I was a little worried about the climb from reading other reviews about how difficult it was. My husband, myself, our three teenage daughters, and our 9 year old daughter all did it with no problem on a hot day. Yes, it's steep, but certainly walkable and you have plenty of time if you'd like to take it slow. The views into the crater and out to Naples are beautiful from up there. Lunch was provided at a tourist stop pizza place. The pizza was excellent and the service was friendly and accommodating. BRING A WATER BOTTLE!! You'll even have an opportunity to refill it inside Pompeii from a spring fed fountain.
Fantastic tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Full of interesting facts which were delivered with wit and humour from our tour guide. It's not every day you get to climb an active volcano or see the ruins of Pompeii! Once in a lifetime opportunity....do it!
Took our group of 6 on this shore excursion. I would never have learned so much about Roman life before the eruption of Vesuvius. Our guide Andreas brought this place to life again with his stories and running commentary, especially at the brothel and the bath house. The is a lot of walking and the reward was stopping for the most delicious pizza before we continued our bus ride up the mountain with lots of hairpin turns-look for some of the sculptures along this road. The parking lot is very close to the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, we did not get to climb to the top since a visitor had been struck by lightning the day before our tour and the path to the top was closed. However, it was still worth the trip for the beautiful views from near the top. Would highly recommend.
Really enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and also good fun. Would highly recommend.
We have used a lot of different tour companies but this company is my favoite so far. Our tour guide presented Pompeii by way of telling stories of everyday life. He was funny, entertaining, and had a wealth of knowledge. This was one of my favorite spots in Italy and should not be missed. Climbing Mt. Vesuvius was also a terrific experience. You need to be somewhat in shape or have lots of time but how often does one get to see inside a volcano? Do it!
It was great! Our guide blended humour and history. Made for a memorable visit.
Simply a fascinating experience of culture, history and delicious lunch! Our tour guide was the best of our entire tour. His humour, understanding of history and incredible knowledge made our day just made the trip come alive in a memorable way! Thanks for a great experience! We'll be back for more travels with Viator!
Fascinating! Our tour guide was wonderful, very informative, spoke clearly, and was a wealth of information.
Pompeii was amazing our tour guide was great with stories about the city and it's history! If you have trouble walking Pompeii would be very difficult for you because of the uneven terrain and marble and cobblestone. This tour involves a lot of walking and steps also long lines to go in some structures. Mt Vesuvious did not cooperate with us at all! It was pouring down rain and foggy!
Pattie J H
One of my favorite tours! So much history! Tour guide was amazing! Lunch was good as well.
We had been on a 16 day holiday and this was only the second tour that we booked with Viator. ( the rest were book thru the cruise line!) Viator was more economical then the ship, and all the tour guides were professional and truly love there job and were very knowledgable!! ( not like the ships tours). Our tour guide was Andre. Andre was wonderful. He was not only full of historical information but also very entertaining and comical!! Pompeii , is truly another world from years gone by and Andre was able to bring that history alive! Mt. Vesuvius, which was what I was truly looking forward to, was questionable . The weather was rainy off and on and foggy, other tour groups ( not Viator) were cancelled in the morning. We were one of the only few on the cruise ship who were able to experience this as planned!! Andre kept an eye on the weather and we went for it. ( after the most delicious pizza!!!) my husband who by this point in our very busy itinerary, was toured out.." This was by far the Best. We have to come back. And can we ask for Andre again?" Lol..thank you for the trip/ tour of a life time!!!!!!