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didn't expect to see the things I did . it was fascinating. hard to believe there was a city that big underground. thank goodness for that olive farmer!
Amazing trip! The tour guide was very informative and gave us lots of little details that we never would have known about on our own!
This tour left relatively early in the day, but was worth the early wake up! We had 2 guides for our trip as the group was huge, but we shared a bus. This meant we had 2 guides for the price of one as each would take their turn on the microphone and pass along information during the drive to Pompeii. The company the guides were Anna and Anna sorry if misspelled!. They were both fantastic. Once we got to Pompeii our local guide, Georgio again, sorry about spelling was also fantastic. It was a hot day walking through Pompeii, given the minimal shade, but it was still incredible. Great history, the ruins themselves amazing and haunting at the same time. We had lunch at a pizzeria in Naples - choice of 3 different pizzas with one drink on the house water, pop and even wine!. Next we headed off to mount Vesuvius. The drive up was tenuous, small roads with huge tour buses going up, and our driver did an amazing job. Once there, you had the choice to climb to the top - a steep climb of about 20-30 min, or hang out at a restaurant where the bus drops you. We hiked up, and although everyone in reviews mentions it, I thought I'd reiterate it is a harder climb than you think it will be. But definitely worth it. We were lucky with the weather as we were our entire vacation for once and had an amazing view of the region that the guides had only seen one other time that summer. It gets hot, humid and thus hazy usually so it isn't always so clear.
Overall a great tour, fantastic guides and a great driver. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to explore the history of Pompeii!
Our tour guides and the bus driver were fantastic! We took this day trip from Rome to Pompeii and got to do a walking tour of the city, eat a pizza lunch near Naples, and then head up Mt. Vesuvius. Wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen, and stay hydrated. Other than that, be prepared to learn a bunch and see a completely different region of Italy!
This tour is brilliant! Our tour guides for the day were Antabella and Lucca, who were fantastic. So knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this tour.
Our tour guide at Pompeii was brilliant as was seeing all the ruins.
Lunch was lovely and well organised.
The hike up Mt Vesuvius was steep but so worth it once you got the top!
I highly recommend this tour if your have a spare day in Rome and want to get out of the madness of the city!
The guide was very knowledgeable and funny, the sensory on the mountain was amazing and Pompeii was very interesting
Excellent trip Andy and Mel were great and kept us entertained on the bus well worthwhile and a great day!
Fantastic tour and knowledgeable guides. Robert gave incredible insight, not only into Pompeii but Rome, Catholicism and general history of the area. Highly recommend this and any City Wonders tour you can do, they run a tight operation and are extremely accommodating to their guests.
Climbing Vesuvius is a must do - well organized trip - Naples pizza restaurant was standard fare - you would think they would have their act together doing this daily for large tour group - Julio kept us entertained and was extremely informative -
Luca and Julio were the fantastic tour guides. Our tour guide at Pompeii was very friendly and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend this trip!
Great tour in two great locations. Tour guides are across the sites and provide you with informative and relevant information. English is spoken well by tour guides. A stop each way on the drive and the drive back which is needed.
Had a great time - the staff were extremely nice and knowledgable
top class trip. this will stay in my memory for ever. going up to the volcano was very special and pompeye is awsome. i would say this was the highlight of my stay in rome and i saw everything.
This was the best guided tour we had on our trip to the UK and to Rome. Even though it was a three hour ride to Pompeii, the drivers were very entertaining and informative that the ride did not seem that long at all. They explained a lot of stuff about Rome, Italy, Romans, Pompeii, Vesuvius, and the eruption. The amount of time at each place was perfect and we did not feel rushed at all. I would highly recommend doing this on your first full day in Rome as we learned so much about what else to see in Rome that we never considered before. We unfortunately did the tour on our last full day.
The trip was organized by a local tour company. Not a minute wasted. I was truly amazed by the efficiency. Everything was pre-booked and paid for. All we had to do was to show up and enjoy the tour. Our fantastic guide Luca spoke fluent English, was knowledgeable and entertaining. We were traveling as a family of four and if we did the same thing ourselfs, the cost would be only marginally lower but more strenuous.
This was money well spent.
Fantastic to be able to see Pompeii and Vesuvius in a single day without the hassle of driving and navigating. A must do activity if you have limited time.
The tour was well organized and our tour guide Bobby was great! Our guide through Pompeii Genaro was the highlight of the day. Genaro made the trip worth it! The weather, however, was not so cooperative but nothing could be done about that. I was disappoint we could not go to Mt. Vesuvius as planned but I understand why and was ok with our alternative plans of going to the museum.
Tour was great, we did the Mt Vesuvius climb in the morning, which was great - would've been too hot in the afternoon. Delicious Neapolitan pizza lunch, and expert guide at Pompeii. Excellent Aussie guide Andy for the day, who gave great travel/food/sight seeing tips for Rome and surrounds - very helpful.
My wife and I took the day trip to Pompeii from Rome and really enjoyed our time. The hike up Mt. Vesuvius was invigorating and had gorgeous views! Pompeii was fascinating and the tour guides were full of great information including recommendations on where to eat back in Rome!. It was well worth the time and money.
City Wonders were exceptional - the trip was very well organised, the guide Luc Bin was a pleasure to be with, he was very informative, extremely helpful and very enthusiastic and passionate about the history of Italy, even giving us a running commentary of the areas of interest in the regions we were travelling through whilst travelling down to Pompeii and on the way back. The guide in Pompeii was also very knowledgable and informative and a pleasure to be with and he gave us time to take pictures before moving on. Thank you Luc and team for a very memorable experience.
Great trip - great guides just beware that it is a very long day meet but at 7:30am and not back until 8pm. Loved the tour!