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Nice and well organized tour. Comfortable bus and excellent guide. Recommended!
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!
Lovely interesting day. Guides knowledgeable and could keep your attention. A bit longer in Pompeii would have been nice.
Excellent tour. Knowledgable staff, easy transfers, good lunch. Very enjoyable.
Fantastic tour with very good guides. It was a very hot day but that did not deter any enjoyment.
Coach very disappointing as air conditioning was very ineffective. Coach has also seen better days. Also very crowded. Some children were sick with no toilet on board.
This was by far the highlight of my trip to Rome. Words cannot describe how amazing is Pompeii. The tour guides were fantastic. I have spread the word of how good this tour is to friends and family's. Many Thanks
It was amazing!!! Both guides were really good (Pete and Geo), they gave us plenty of useful information about Rome also. We had a very nice experience.