I'm not into bus tours, but this one was well worth it! The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, everyone's language was spoken, the food was excellent, and the accommodations were amazing! Fabulous trip!
I enjoyed this tour very much. The transportation logistics worked smoothly. Our group was a manageable size. We were booked at a really nice hotel. Six meals were included in the tour price. The tour guides were knowledgeable. The highlights were the trip to Pompeii and Capri. The only disappointing part was skipping the walking tour of Naples. We were supposed to see the blue grotto but it was closed for the day because of the thunderstorm in the early mornig. Our guide arranged for us to take a speed boat to the mouth of the blue grotto. That was cool.
The tour was amazing, really good guides
Sad that the Blue Grotto was closed but enjoyed every moment. Only wish we had one more day. Hotel Capedimonti was wonderful.
Wonderful trip. Excellent accommodations. Tour guide through Pompeii was very knowledgable, accommodating. Guide to Capri was likewise w
Very good. Excellent. Would highly recommend.
A 5-star trip in a 3-day experience!
Hotels: We stayed in a great hotel with a view of all of Sorrento, one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in ever. Easy to walk around Sorrento but you will not want to leave your hotel if you have that nice a view.
Guides: Claudia and Ornello were our main guides they were very accommodating and helpful. We felt pampered! All the guides were good, even the Pompeii and Capri guides.
Experience: We went in April the week before Easter and saw the Black Procession, which was a unique experience. The Blue Grotto was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we went on a cloudy day. The tour of Pompeii was very cool and informative. Naples wasnt much to see but we were only there for an hour. Take the public transportation to Amalfi, it is worth a day trip in the afternoon. It would be nice if they helped you organize that more but it was worth doing for the afternoon on our own. Overall, we saw all the highlights in just 3 days and felt like we had ample free time to explore on our own.
Food: The food was DELICIOUS. Best food I have had in Italy.
We have done other Viators in Italy but THIS IS THE BEST ONE. We did the 5 day tour but the three day tour is better as you are treated like royalty seeing the most beautiful parts of Italy.
Tour is run through a local tour company. They pass you on from one local guide to the other but as long as you stick close and ask questions when you are confused you will be fine.
What an experience would highly recommend, just wish it had been longer.
This was our best part of our Paris/Rome trip! This 3-day Italy Trip went way beyond our expectations. We were in awe! Great guides, food, and scenery! Well worth it!
Overall the trip was wonderful. We were picked up at our hotel in Rome early morning and took the drive to the bay of Naples to get out stretch! Then on to Pompeii. The tour did include a beautiful lunch, however, it would have served everyone better to do the tour of Pompeii prior to the lunch as it was It was raining and hailing the entire afternoon. It was hard to walk around and keep up with our tour guide in the rain. She was going way to fast to keep up with and the rain was so bad you had to hop from stone to stone in some areas to get through it. They also left us hanging in the rain, after the tour, for over an hour waiting for the Carini tour bus to pick us up. That was very unorganized! The next few days were AMAZING!!! The hotel, which was an upgrade and well worth the small fee through Viator, included 2 breakfast's and 2 dinners. We stayed at the Grand Hotel Royal in Sorrento. It was GEORGOUS. We had a private balcany with an incredible view. The dinners were 5 courses with great service. Many pictures to share. The next day we went to Capri and AnaCapri via boat. That was beautiful as well. I would suggest taking the chair lift in Anacapri, however, beware if you are afraid of heights! I had no idea how high it was until I was already on it. The only way back down is to go all the way to the top and ride the lift back down.. You can see from the pictures what I mean.. They included a beautiful lunch here as well. We met some very interesting people and had plenty of free time at the end of they day to shop! The 3rd day we had the morning to explore on our own. We took a city bus to Positano. The bus dropped of off at the top instead of the town at the bottom. Nothing at the top except a few coffee shops and it was pretty cold. But the views were amazing. More pics of that. The bus ride back to Rome was not so great due to all the Easter traffic, instead of 3 hours, it was 6, but we made it back! This was a trip I would highly reccommend!!!
This is what Italy is all about!!! Best part of our 2week trip in Italy which included Venice, Florence and Rome. Upgrade to the Superior hotel and try to get the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori! Then upgrade to a Sea View room. Worth every Euro! Sunset over Capri and views of Naples the volcano and the harbor. Fabulous. Great tour guide in Capri -Sasha. He was great. Blue Lagoon was closed due to choppy water???? but the alternative boat cruise around the Isle was fantastic and better maybe. If I ever go back to Italy, it will be to Sorrento/Capri.
This tour worked out very well in spite of my belief I had booked a small group tour. We wished for more time in sienna which as great! Guides were helpful and efficient. Accommodation and food generally okay - lunches not great. Blue grotto incredible!! Wosh we had added extra time for amalfi.
A fabulous three day trip, to summarise a highlight is almost impossible but Pompeii was up there, the Island of Capri and the Blue Grotto was also high on the list, then a free day to tour the Amalfi Coast. We stayed at the Michelangelo hotel in Sorrento. This is a fabulous hotel but the night we stayed here the power kept failing all night and every time the power came back n again it switched TV on which of course would wake us up, No mention of this at check-out, not even a hint of an apology anyway, it did not detract from a wonderful three days with outstanding guides.
This was probably our favorite part of our entire trip... with the exception of seeing the Pope... Our trip was March 14-16th and even though the weather wasn't ideal, we were able to see the Blue Grotto... which closed right after our group went in... we were praying to my St. Christopher and Mary charms and it worked! For the money you cannot beat this deal, our tour guides both en route Francesca and in Pompeii Sergio were fantastic, especially Sergio, his knowledge of Pompeii was amazing, we learned so much, if we had walked on our own we never would have known what we were looking at... and there is a lot. Although we didn't spend the allotted time in Naples, it didn't take away from trip, our guide gave us a constant history of the City en route. We enjoyed the extra time in Pompeii and Sorrento. Because we were off season, all our meals were included and it was amazing from lunch after our Pompeii trip to dinner at our restaurant, which was the Michaelangelo. Both Capri and AnaCapri were amazing, do not miss, we were lucky to see the famed Blue Grotto and walk all around the island pretty much empty in March. Again, lunch was amazing, we met some great people from all over, did some shopping. Again, we were off season so many stores and attractions were closed and the weather wasn't ideal it's a trade off, but we were very pleased. Fantastic price for what is included
Wonderful! Had three amazing days on this tour. Loved every second!
It was wonderful having someone else drive and make all of the arrangements. We enjoyed our tour guides. l The only think I would have changed is to have the guide explain some things about the drive from Rome to Naples. He did mention the Appian way, but we would have liked more narrative along the way.
This tour was absolutely amazing - extremely professional and knowledgeable tour guides, fabulous hospitality from Hotel Michelangelo (their 3-course dinners are incredible)! So many highlights and memories - and excellent value for money!
Fabulous experience!!! Well organized, timely departures and good quality accomodations and meals. Ornella was a wonderful guide.
This tour i would highly recommend. Guides were great in Pompeii and Capri and the hotel was beautiful.
We thoroughly enjoyed this side trip from Rome! The accommodation was superb - meals were included and they were awesome! Nice balance of free time and guided tours. The tour guides changed with the different areas visited - all were very knowledgeable, and passionate about their area. The scenery was spectacular (of course!). We definitely recommend this tour!
This trip exceeded my expectations. The tours were great, the hotel was at a perfect location and absolutely beautiful.
We had a wonderful time. We'd been waiting many years to see Pompeii and can now tick it off our bucket list. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, had a sense of humour and made our day very worthwhile. We took the hotel upgrade in Sorrento and had a fabulous experience. Our room and the food seemed 5 star. The view beyond gorgeous.
Due to choppy seas we didn't see the Blue Grotto in Capri. The island was over crowded and unless you want to spend your time shopping, I would recommend giving Capri a pass. Our guide there was wonderful in every possible way.
My daughter was feeling very ill on the bus ride back to Rome and the bus driver and our guide were both warm and compassionate and made the drive as good as possible.
We would definitely use Viator Tours the next time we are in Italy.