History is my passion so this day trip was heaven for me. Unfortunately the weather precluded a trip to the volcano and instead we went to a very interesting museum in Naples that holds many of the artifacts of Pompeii and surrounding areas. The museum employees however decided to close-off many of the exhibits we wanted to see probably on a whim. The Italian people are socialist-leaning and given a chance not to work or to go on strike they'll take it. Overall wonderful we had a great group leader on the bus and at Pompeii.
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Everything was awesome! First off, our tour guides, Sarah and Enzo, were very well organized and knowledgeable. They were great at keeping us informed throughout the day. They spoke excellent English and were very detailed in all of Italy's history and answering our questions. Alfredo, our awesome bus driver, drove 1.5 hrs to a rest stop in Cassino where we had 15 min to stretch our legs, use the toilets, and grab some coffee or snacks. Back on the bus for the next hour to Pompeii, our guides spoke to us about the history of Pompeii and what to expect when we arrive, which made the drive fly by. At Pompeii, we were split into 2 groups with 10-12 per group and we had excellent audio systems to hear our guide at all times. In addition to our tour guides, each group was provided a professional Pompeii historian guide to teach us about its history. The tour was fantastic! We had plenty of time to take photos and walk around on our own while still able to listen via audio systems and keep up with the group. Lunch was ok, not the best salad and pizza I've had, but pretty good for being included with the tour. TIP: Your first drink is included, each add'tl is 4 euro. Mt Vesuvius was an awesome experience! We had a little more than one hour to climb to the top and back. It took 20-30 min to reach the top at a moderate-to-slow pace stopping to rest and take photos along the way. It's pretty cool to be able to say you climbed an active volcano! On the way home, we stopped in Cassino for a break, then continued back to Rome. During our return, our guides conversed with everyone individually to ask if we had any questions/feedback about the tour or Italy in general, then answered everyone's questions out loud for everyone on the bus. There were a lot of helpful tips offered regarding places to eat, safety, etc. TIPS: Bring snacks for the ride. // There are plenty of chances to rest/nap on the bus. // Bus carries cold water for 1 euro
The guides, Melanie, Francesco, and Giorgio, were knowledgeable, lively, warm, and friendly. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. It was terrific!
Absolutely brilliant! A full on day but even the 3 hour coach journey was entertaining by our hosts Pete and John filling the time with fun and interesting facts about Italy! It was great to be able to do this in our time in Rome, it broke the days up and was 100 worth it- I would go again! Recommend to everyone!
The day trip tour to Pompeii was well organized and comfortable. Luca and Manuel were great guides. Alberto was a fantastic driver. The local guide at Pompeii, Enzo, was incredible! There was enough time at the comfort stops and information shared by the guides about Rome during our return was of value.
This was a tour my granddaughter and I booked and I think it was well worth the effort and money. The tour was conveniently arranged for pick up and drop off. The tour guides, Jonathan and Peter were amazing founts of information. Art, architecture, history and personal vignettes made the 3 hour trip down and back interesting and informative. Although I had been to Pompeii several times, I still found new insights with these two young men. Please take this trip, you will enjoy it!
Absolutely wonderful day trip to Vesuvius and Pompeii - first class service all the way! The guides, Lucca and Manuel were knowledgeable, entertaining and extremely helpful and the driver Alberto was skilled and very competent. The pizza lunch was very good and we had plently of time to observe and explore both Pompeii and Vesuvius. I would highly recommend this trip and will definitely be using this company for excursions again.
Very well organized Ana our tour guide was very nice and give us a lot of information about Rome, Naples and Italy, my family and I enjoyed and recommend the tour. Lunch was good.
This tour is a fantastic value. Pompeii and Vesuvius are must-see and are so impressive in person. Our guides Mara and Antonella were very knowledgable and made the lone bus ride enjoyable. Highly reccomend this tour!
informative and professional guider from Rome to Pompeii and at local Pompeii. it is the must program if you want to enjoy a tour with historical and local culture information.
This was an amazing trip. The guides provided useful information to make the trip more meaningful. From the rim of Mt Vesuvius we could look down into the crater and looking out we saw the spectacular view of the Bay of Naples and its city. After a nice lunch we preceeded to walk the city streets of Pompeii and imagine what life was like before 79AD when the city was destroyed by the eruption of the volcano. This was a full day including the bus ride from Rome and back. There was a break midway for a stretch and perhaps a cup of coffee/expresso. It was a very special day we shared with our two grandsons who enjoyed it as much as we did.
Luca was our guide and he was fantastic, loved the knowledge he had...the day trip was fantastic highly recommend it
This was such a great trip! Pompeii and Vesuvius weren't on our original itinerary, but our flights home were canceled so we booked this last minute, and we are so glad we did! Alessandra and Melanie were our hosts and they were just wonderful. They are a wealth of knowledge and funny also. They told us lots of stories in the bus and kept us entertained. It is a long day, but worth it! The hike is a bit strenuous, so I wouldn't recommend this trip if you aren't prepared for a hike.
This excursion was top notch. Our guide for the day Lucas was incredible. Highlight for the all was the hike to the top of Vesuvius! Prepare for a long day sight seeing and historical enlightenment!
Unbelievable trip, should not be overlooked. Our coach was very comfy, our hosts were incredibly friendly and their stories/facts very informative and fun to listen to. Pompeii itself was incredible but without our guide Roberto, we wouldn't of enjoyed it half as much. Thank you for a great trip, Cian and Niamh
The Rome Pompeii tour was awesome. Everything went as I had expected. The guides Jennifer, Peter, and Enzo at Pompeii, were all professional and I learned a lot about life in Pompeii. peter also told us interesting facts related to Italian life. As for the schedule, we were also on time all the time. I could recommend this tour to everyone interested in history and hiking. Thank you !
Definitely worthwhile - very knowledgeable guide, scenery on the way, a nice meal included. A long day but worth it and not too tiring. The museum in Naples was better than most of us expected, I thought, and Pompeii is awesome.
What a great trip! Monica and Robert were wonderful, knowledgeable, and fun! Ask for them! The tip to the Pompeii museum was a bit short but we would do it all over again! Does not disappoint!
Luca was an excellent guide. He went out of his way to accommodate our special requests. The whole tour was very well run and efficient, and we were so lucky to have Luca as our guide.