734 reviews of Pompeii Day Trip from Rome
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Reviewed by DAVID M, March 2013
Absolute must see, excellent day trip, well organised and brilliant guides. Could do with more than 2 hours in pompeii itself though as lots of places where missed on the tour.
Reviewed by joanna h, February 2013
a really great day. our guide roberto was very knowledgeable on not only pompeii but on the bus journey he gave us a lot of information on all things italian.
Reviewed by Jaime B, February 2013
Our tour guides Violet and Franchesa were excellent, helpful, and kind. I liked going to the museum first and then onto Pompeii. Also, the place that we had lunch was very good. We took several Dark Rome tours during our recent trip and each one was of very high quality.
Reviewed by Edward S, USA, February 2013
Tour Guide was great and the information that was provided was very interesting
Reviewed by jvergouw, February 2013
Fantastic trip and the highlight of our 1 week in Rome.
Pick-Up at Piazza del Popolo was very well organized and tour representatives (from DarkRome) were easily identified. Her name was Anna and she was absolutely great and knowledgable. Bus was not at Piazza del Popolo but a 5 minute walk.
Bus was a mini-coach bus. Very very clean and new and comfortable. After 1 1/2 hour there is a bus stop break at Monte Cassino (you can see the Cassino Abbey in the distance on top of a hill). Coffee (capucino), croissants could be purchased (both 2 euro each, cash only). They also have souvenirs but VERY expensive.
Next stop (1 1/2 hours) was Naples National Archelogical Museum (winter so could not go to Vesuvius). The museum was ok, they had the Farnese statues, the secret rooms (explit fresco's taken from Pompei's "red light" district), household items and mosaics from Pompei, but I liked the most the scale model of Pompei. We had a bit over an hour in the museum and that was just enough time.
Then to Pompei and had lunch at a Pompei Restaurant serving two types of pizza (they take your order on the bus and phone it in so minimum waiting time). You could choose between Pizza Bianca (cheese and proscioto) or Pizza Margherita (cheese, tomato sauce (mmmm) and basil). I had the Bianca and hubby the other one and I have to say Margherita is way better (general concensus of our tour group). There is a side salad and 1 free drink (pop, beer or wine). If you want another drink it is 3 euro.
Note that the tour is english only. We had Dutch, German, Mexican, French, USA and Canadian (us). However the tour guides will only speak english.The restaurant you will sit with fellow tour participants at a table for 4.
Then to Pompei where another, local, guide provided commentary (we had Enrico and he was great and very clear to understand (you also have little walkman's so it is easy to listen to the commentary). Tour was very good (2 hrs) and comprehensive but Pompei is VERY large and spreadout and you will only see a portion of it. Note that 1/3 is not excavated and they leave it preserved.
Around 4 pm you return to the bus and back to Rome, with same bus stop at Monte Cassino as in the morning. Bus arrived back at Piazza del Popolo (Flaminio metro) at 7:30 pm, perfectly on time.
Reviewed by Bernice W, February 2013
Both tour guides were wonderful, we loved them both. Very informed all aspects of tour.
Reviewed by Gregory C, February 2013
My daughter and I took the day tour to Pompeii from Rome at the end of January. We were very pleased with tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rome. The tour guide, Angelique, on the bus was just fantastic providing an excellent narrative about the surrounding country-side and information about what we were going to see at Pompeii. On the trip we stopped at a nice quick-break area with plenty of clean restrooms; lunch was just excellent, both the food and service were very good. I am not sure what some of the other reviewers were complaining about because our lunch was very good. Because we went in January, we visited the Museum in Naples rather than the trip to Mount Vesuvius, in my opinion the Museum was a much better venue and much more meaningful than a trip to the volcano. The Museum gave you the opportunity to see many of the relics retrieved from the city and gain a much better appreciation for what you were going to see at the actual site. We had a separate tour guide at Pompeii, who was also very good. Overall, we were very pleased with our day spent on this tour and would highly recommend it to others.
Reviewed by Mark R, February 2013
Our tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly. She answered all of our questions and made sure we were having a good time.
Reviewed by Kylie O, January 2013
Absolutely loved the tour. Our guide Sara was very informative and made the bus ride very enjoyable with sharing stories about the history of Italy. Pompeii was amazing and we had a fantastic day.
Reviewed by Michael R, January 2013
This trip was excellent. Our tour director was fantastic and kept us entertained the whole way to Pompeii with her history of Rome and Italian traditions. The Museum in Naples was well worth seeing and the tour of Pompeii was exceptional. We all agreed this tour was the highlight of our holiday.
Reviewed by Alycia H, January 2013
This was my absolute favorite tour of the trip! We had a great tour guide and a lot of fun!
Reviewed by Clarita M, January 2013
Excelent! Pleasant journey, very well trained guides!
Reviewed by Dr Mary M, January 2013
Our driver picked us up on time and we enjoyed the day. The guide was excellent and did not hurray us at all. A very professional experience overall with lots of stories and facts interwoven with just the right amount of free time. I can highly recommend this tour.