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Guide made the day. She was very knowledgeable. Great day trip! The place we stopped at on the way had an issue with their toilets. Tour of the ruins was great. Would have liked a heads up on the visit to the brothel. We had out 12 year old grand daughters with us and there was no way out. Not something we wanted them hearing about. The place we stopped for lunch was basic. Versuvius was great! Would recommend this tour!
A few glitches that could not be helped but the driver and two tour leaders handled it professionally and always were there to help or explain
Tour leader at Pompeii was very knowledgable and made the tour fun and exciting
The tour group meeting location was easy to find, the tour guide in Pompeii was informative and well versed on the history of the area. The timing of activities was perfect for what we were seeking, with sufficient time to view the sites, but not so long that it became excessive. The hike up Vesuvius was steep, but the view at the top was well worth the effort.
This was a great tour that allowed us to see many attractions in Italy in a short time, and relieved us of the hassle of arranging our own transportation and hotels if we had tried to plan it all ourselves. Our tour guide, Alessandro was OUTSTANDING. He was affable, entertaining, extremely helpful, and very well organized. When we arrived at our hotels, he had the room assignments already arranged and personally handed out the keys right as we arrived. It was nice to have some meals included at the hotels, although my only negative comment is that sometimes the hotel staff didn't appear to be prepared for us at meal time and we were missing some basic things. Overall we loved the tour.
I think the highlight of this tour were both our tour leaders Gio and Roberto! They worked really well as a pair and we really enjoyed all the stories they shared. They were also very helpful in providing general Rome information like places to eat and off the beaten track sites to visit. The coach was a tad tight as we had quite a few "extra large" guests and as a result, was a little uncomfortable but nonetheless, the overall tour was still 5-star! Kudos to Dark Rome for investing in great guides, including the local guides at Pompei.
Excellent day trip from Rome. The Dark Rome guides were very knowledgeable and shared interesting stories during the bus rides. The local guide was also fantastic. I really like the use of headphones that it seems most tours have these days, no crowding around the guide straining to hear. Pompeii itself was great, and with the guide showing you things you'd miss on your own, and providing explanations, it made the experience. Would liked to have had maybe an hour to wander around (we got 15 minutes), but it was a long day as it was. The bus ride made it very relaxing and worry free.
The tour guides were great, full of history and made the trip even more enjoyable. This is a trip definitely worth taking!
Amazing tour! Our guide Roberto was fantastic! Although long the day was not too rushed. Must do day trip from Rome!
Fantastic tour. Well organised. Tour guides helpful, knowledgeable and made for a great day, filling us in with interesting info about the area and the local history - made the coach journey fly by. Would definitely recommend this tour - the tour guides made sure we saw the important bits and brought Pompeii to life.
I feel very happy to recommend this trip - my husband and I took our two sons aged 16 and 13. Our guides for the day - Sarah and Violette were really very good. It was a long journey - set out from Rome at 7.30am back about 8.30pm and without them the bus journey could have a bit arduous - as it was they made it an interesting part of the day with info and stories about the areas that we were travelling through as well as what to expect when we arrived in Pompeii. They were very approachable and nothing was too much trouble. They even set aside time on the return journey to come down the coach and ask everyone individually if they had any questions about Rome that they needed help with - e.g. where to eat, public transport - anything - we felt that this was beyond the call of duty (after all it had been a long day for them as well) and much appreciated by everyone. Pompeii itself was well worth the visit - our guide Enrico was very knowledgeable and found shade for everyone on a very hot day! Our meal stop was enjoyable - I was pleasantly surprised, the cafe was spacious, very clean and the food (we all had the Margerita pizza) was really very nice. We did not have to wait long before being served as we had pre ordered our choices on the bus prior to arriving thanks to Violette and Sarah. Vesuvius was wonderful - we really enjoyed being able to climb up and enjoy the view - our sons were particularly pleased with this part of the day, the climb is quite steep but if you are reasonably fit and take it slowly then it shouldn't cause any problems and you have plenty of time at the top for pictures etc. Just a point - the gifts at the top and more expensive then at the bottom - for the same things. The trip itself was very well organised - left when it said, arrived when it said and did all the bits in between at a good pace - ensuring that everyone was looked after - thank you Sarah, Violette, Enrico and Viator!