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eloma_h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Excellent trip we really impressed the information deliverd about Pompey. We enjoyed the trip very much.

geo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Guides we're excellent

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Brilliant trip, amazing sites, amazing experience and very knowledgable and enthusiastic tour guides who helps made the whole experience even more special.

Andrew M F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Great experience - very long day but wonderful insight into the history of the site and the surrounding area. Appropriate amount of narration on the bus, along with the tour by the local guide at Pompeii. It's impossible to see all of Pompeii in one day, but the highlights are definitely covered. The Vesuvius hike gives a beautiful view of the Bay of Naples, although the path has a lot of gravel if that is a concern. Lunch was at a large restaurant/catering hall that definitely caters to tour groups, but the service was efficient and the pizza was very good! Would definitely recommend to someone who wants to take a day tour to somewhere completely different!

Wendelle D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

I had ONE day to visit Pompeii and this trip gave me that and more Mt. Vesuvius. Great, friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. I would love to go back and spend more time in Pompeii. But, for a one day tour from Rome, this was terrific.

Philip C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Superb from start to finish. Great guides great sights and everything went smoothly.

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This tour was very interesting and informative, it was paced just right. The tour guides were very friendly, informative, helpful, humorous and knowledgeable, would highly recommend this tour, set the alarm clock and you won't be disappointed!

Gareth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Fantastic trip made all the more enjoyable by our three tour guides, Antonella, Rebecca and Bernadette, who were very informative and passionate about there roles.
My wife and my son were In agreement with me that this was probably the best day tour we have been on and I believe that was down to our tour guide hosts.
I must not forget our coach drive Antonio, who was a true professional and coped very well with the hazardous drive up the winding roads up Mount Versuvious, fully deserving of the round of applause he got whilst negotiating a tricky passing of another coach.
Fully recommend this tour if your visiting Rome, make a day out to Pompeii and Mount Versuvious top of your list of things to do.
Thanks again Gareth , Deborah and Mathew Davies family

isandweg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Be ready to walk and learn tons of information. We had an amazing tour guide: Sara. She shared information with us with regards to history of the region, history of Pompeii, Naples and of course, the Vesuvius. The bus driver, our personal gladiator - Antonio was admirable: maneuvering the big tour bus in those winding roads. We also had a local guide in Pompeii, very nice and also very knowledgeable. We had free time to take more pictures and explore a bit more within the ruins. In all, this was another great tour by City Wonders

Denise C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our guide was Peter City Wonders and he did an excellent job of leading the group. There was additional guide provided, who was an expert specifically on Pompeii, and that added to the learning. They both did a wonderful job - no communication barriers, interesting history and anecdotes.

Carla B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Totally awesome tour !!! Our tour guides Melanie and Andy were most informative , fun and helpful throughout the day.
Of our 17 day trip - 11 different tours- to Europe, this was one of our top favorites. The 20 min walk to the top of Mt Vesuvius along with the bus ride leading to the walk was breath taking !

Chris Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Tour guides were fabulous. Trip to the top of Mt Vesuvius was breathtaking need to be fairly fit though. Pompeii was spectacular - things I had read about all cam to life. Wonderful experience.

Patricia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Despite the long travel time from Rome to Pompeii on the bus, this was an extraordinary day. Our guide, Robert, was patient, energenic, extremely knowledgable and available for all questions from our group of 25. We had hoped to climb Mt. Vesuvius, but a rainy morning prevented our climb Instead, we visited an outstanding archeological museum We highly recommend this tour

Karen D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Fell in love with Dimitri. Very intelligent, caring and knowledgeable. He made this tour personal and fascinating. A wonderful experience overall

denis c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

our guide Roberto was EXCELLENT!, took time to provide loads of pertinent info as well as actually getting everyone samples of rock from Vesuvio- thats service!!.
Pompei is awesome-pack sunblock and water tough, the plase is massive!!
the bus trip from rome is approx 3 hours with a stop in the middle so lots of napping time etc but expect a full days outing-13 hours total.
lunch is good, authentic napoli pizza is provided as part and parcel.
thers a 20/30 min hike to the top of Vesuvio thats ls challenging but not killing tough.

well worth doing, its history you can see and touch

marcjusten

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

The tour guides Roberto and Luca were brilliant! Very informative, enthusiastic, so willing to share their wealth of knowledge on the history and trivia of Roma, Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius and everything we passed in between. They were also attentive to everyone's needs and comfort during the day.
The tour guide at Pompeii was also very informative, willing to answer any question, and keen to engage and interact with us tourists . The only criticism would be that it would have been nice to have had more free time after the guided tour at Pompeii. Half an hour is just not enough! I'd suggest 1.5hrs would have been great! But this is already a 13hr return tour from Roma, so it is hard to fit it all in!
The provided lunch was excellent, included your first drink beer, wine, soft drink, or water.
The walk to the Mt Vesuvius crater was terrific and very worthwhile. The outstanding views are not to be missed, so please do push through the steep climb, just wear suitable foot wear for the loose gravel surface. The time provided on Mt Vesuvius was of an appropriate duration. We had a broad range of ages teens to retirees and physical fitness in this tour group, and everyone made it to the top.
The tour coach / bus was comfortable and modern. The coach comfort stops were at a nice hotel and were of appropriate duration - not too long or short.
Overall, a five star tour! Highly recommended! The efforts of the tour guides Roberto and Luca certainly had a large part in it's success! I suggest requesting them by name!

AARON K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Awesome

Bryan R M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

An incredible experience, tour guides were great and everything was very well organised.

circle2us

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

It was a long day, but our two guides Andy and Melanie kept us entertained and informed. They even came through the bus on the way home to help each family with restaurants and taxis, and answering questions any questions about Rome. Pompeii tour was comprehensive and thorough. The climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius was icing on the cake. Walking Pompeii was not easy - lots of uneven walkways to negotiate and a certain level of fitness was necessary for both Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius. Pompeii had huge crowds which detracted from the experience.

Belynda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Great tour, thanks so much.

pljessup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Had a wonderful day/experience on this adventure. The guide was knowledgeable and willing to explain what/where we were traveling.

Anton H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Fascinating history

Alison B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Great trip, glad I did it, informative guide

Lynda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Don't miss this trip!
We were apprehensive as a long journey but it flew by with great stories from our guide Anna
Pompeii is a truly amazing site, much bigger than we imagined and our local guide made sure we got the best out of our visit

Sophia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This tour was totally worth it. You really miss the details of what you're looking at in Pompeii if it's not pointed out to you by the local guide. There's no English plaques to read. I booked the tour for Pompeii but the highlight of the trip was the hike up Mt. Vesuvius. It might be a bit challenging but we took it slow and steady and it was well worth the view and sense of accomplishment. It should be noted that the hard part of the hike is at the beginning and gets easier as you ascend.

Sara and Dmitry were very warm, friendly, and knowledgable guides. Dmitry talking about WWII in Italy was fascinating. Sara told a great story about Vesuvius' cable cars. You HAVE to try the fresh-squeezed orange juice at the pit-stop, no exaggeration, the best juice I've ever had in my life.

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