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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  14 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Fantastic trip! Comfortable minibus (so glad I wasn't in a large bus when going round tight corners on the Amalfi Coast road!), with an excellent and friendly guide, Rosanna, and driver Ernesto - we felt in safe hands with him. Would be good to go back and spend longer there but it was a great introduction to the spectacular scenery of the Amalfi coast and the fascinating history of Pompeii. Hotel pickups and drop-offs all worked smoothly, and although it was a long day, it was worth it - a real highlight of my holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Tour was everything we expected and more. Beauty of the Amalfi Coast was amazing! Tour guide, Alessandro was informative and knowledgeable. Also excellent driver. Guido (Spelling??) was excellent guide at Pompeii. We felt his knowledge of the history, geology and architecture was excellent. Outstanding tour and worth every penny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

We did the excursion on September 8, 2014 with three other couples and our tour guide/driver, Carlo. It was a long day driving, yet the scenery was breathtaking by the Amalfi Coast. We just wished to have been able to spend more time in Amalfi and Positano. (We had only one hour in Amalfi and two hours - basically for lunch - in Positano). However, we spend 2 hours visiting the Ruins of Pompei with our passionate and knowledgeable guide Gaetano (I think). It was well worth it and an incredible experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Perhaps my favourite tour in Italy- do not miss it. Could have spent longer in Pompeii but the actual trip along the coast is the absolute highlight. Positano and Amalfi were just beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Highly recommended if you have not seen Ephesus and Hadrian's Villa (for Pompeii), and Cinque Terre (for Amalfi Coast), and still recommended if you have (because there are differences).
Guide cum driver was very good and humorous (at Pompeii you have a local guide as well).
Amalfi Coast is as beautiful as the photos - it is a upmarket version of the more rustic Cinque Terre. Watch out for Sophia Loren's villa. You won't have enough time for a dip in the crystal clear waters, but if you are staying, do bring swimming attire. Lunch was fabulous but watch out for the "seafood soup" I ordered - it is a mountain of seafood (3 fish, langoustines, shrimp, mussels, clams and squid) - enough for 2 or 3 persons - way too much for lunch.
Pompeii is fascinating - they had proper toilets in Ancient Rome, heated bathhouses, etc. Having said that, Ephesus is much better preserved and intact, and Hadrian's Villa is not too dissimilar. However, the thing that stands out is the preservation of the plaster casts of the victims of the volcanic eruption that destroyed and preserved Pompeii - mostly slaves forced by their masters to stay behind to look after their property (one tell-tale sign of slavery is a belt, akin to wrist bands and collars, that they were made to wear), and a dog in its last throes. Our guide is a 50+ archetypal Italian gentleman with an impish sense of humour - his stories, jokes and interaction with us made the tour so enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

I liked this tour because of the small size of just 8 tourists, and so we ere given much attention during this tour. Our guide was awesome and he was the driver at the same time - the driving of course was also "unbelievable" since the streets were so narrow, winding and they let the big big buses go through them! we saw some sideview mirrors hit and lots of the cars with damaged bumpers, haha...we even saw an authentic Italian argument during a traffic confrontation between our driver and an English driver who did not seem to know how to maneuver the ridiculous streets...

But, the views were simply amazing!!!! I had my zoom camera while in the van and I was sitting in front and able to capture amazing sights. The driver would also stop at significan points so that I could take great pics.

In Amalfi, we went up to the church and took many pics of the area and the people visiting as well.

Lunch was at Positano, and our guide said that we have to reach the water to really appreciate Positano. So, we foloowed him down through the streets of many souvenir shops (where we later shopped), until the very end where the beach was :) There was a wonderful cafe which, though expensive, had great food and fast service. The food was awesome --- and the name of the place was Chef Black.

It was mid-afternoon by the time we were in Pompeii. We were met by our guide who was a third-generation guide in Pompeii (his father and grandfather were guides of the same area). So, when he was a young boy, he said he used to go with his father and saw much more paintings in Pompeii. Some are being lost due to time, and also being move to museums probably. He brought us through the dug-out streest of Pompeii once under tons of ashes. Most notabel were the brothels, which were pointed to by "phallic signs on the street walls".
I was expecting to see lots of the body casts, but we did not get to visit the museum where I believe those casts were. We only saw two "body casts", t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

GreAt tour!!!!!

Rose M
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

What an amazing tour. Max, our driver and guide was so friendly and informative, and boy can he drive that Coast road. He knew all the right spots for the pics we wanted. Our guide for Pompeii, Guitano, was outstanding. As a 3rd generation your guide there's nothing he couldn't answer for us. What a fabulous day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

A friendly and knowledgeable guide! A great tour to take in the sites and a guide of Pompeii is highly recommended and of excellent quality. The pick up and drop off hotel transport was very convenient given the long day!! The recommended lunch location had a great view but was a little pricey for what you got. Feel free to shop around for lunch, there is enough time to do so. Tour tour size made for a very personal experience. A must do tour!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Beautiful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Amazing, amazing amazing. Our tour guide was terrific. He even sang for us!! The day was long but worth it!! Seven of us in the van and we made some new friends which made it even nicer.
Pompeii tour guide was the best. He showed us all the important details and we enjoyed his third generation expertise!
I do think for the price that we paid that either lunch or at least entrance to Pompeii should be included. It cost us 25 euro in Positano just for gelato and water.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Amazing, amazing amazing. Our tour guide was terrific. He even sang for us!! The day was long but worth it!! Seven of us in the van and we made some new friends which made it even nicer.
Pompeii tour guide was the best. He showed us all the important details and we enjoyed his third generation expertise!
I do think for the price that we paid that either lunch or at least entrance to Pompeii should be included. It cost us 25 euro in Positano just for gelato and water.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was the best. The guide was very polite, always answered our numerous questions with humour. He gave a brief summary of the places we were passing through without boring us. The tour itinerary was just what we wanted, stopping briefly for photos and some info then going onto the next stop. The included guided tour of Pompeii was very helpful as we didn't wonder around aimlessly wondering what was what. Very happy all round.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

A fabulous tour... A very very long day though, nearly 16 hours. Reliable hotel pick up and drop off. Beautiful part of Italy and plenty of free time for pictures and sight seeing. Positano has amazing shopping! Gorgeous views the whole way and Pompeii was very humbling. Well worth the time and great tour!

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