Janice L United Kingdom
Bit of a chaotic start to the trip as we arrived on a Saturday and our trip was on a Monday morning, however we were told to ring 24 hours before as a last minute confirmation. Our kind staff member at the hotel rang and informed us the office was closed. He again rang first thing Monday morning and after much discussion he managed to confirm our booking. Whilst I would recommend the trip, I did feel it was too fast moving if you were elderly as we had a job to keep up with the guide. I understand there are so many visitors to Pompeii but in hindsight we should have gone for the day and not a half day. Having said all this I would still recommend the trip as we did see what we wanted to see and the pick up and drop off were ok.
This was a great tour our guide was very funny and extremely knowledgeable. The time passed so quickly I could have stayed for a couple of more hours. I wish I could remember our guides name because he was excellent.
Great tour guide with a good sense of humor...he did a wonderful job of taking us back in time and painting a picture for us of what everyday life was like in Pompeii. For us the half-day tour was just the right amount of time.
Our tour guide was fantastic. He blended a strong grasp of Pompeii's history with great side commentary and humor. If you want to get the most from your visit, you need to do this trip.
So glad we booked this excursion. The ruins of Pompeii were greater than expected but our guide did a great job taking us to the more interesting spots and had great stories about daily life in the city back then. Only advice is to give us more time at the end to soak in the sights at the center where the artifacts were stored and larger ruins were with the view of Mt. Vesuvius.
The tour was excellent. We would not normally have participated in a guided tour, but our guide was amazing and brought the whole experience to life.
Hot so 1/2 a Day was enough, very very informative, we loved it. Our taxi driver back to the Hotel took us on the back streets of Sorrento, it's a beautiful place.
We had a brilliant guide who was both passionate about history, very knowledgeable about Pompeii and very funny and entertaining. It was a very memorable visit to a wonderful place - ideal if you only want to spend a few hours for an introductory tour to the site.
Interesting visit to see Pompeii. Tour guide was knowledgeable.
Excellent tour - just the right length and guide was very knowledgeable.
Our guide was excellent she taught us a lot! It was incredibly hot so she thoughtfully found us shady areas to stand and talk. It was truly a beautiful place filled with so much interesting history. Our drivers were also great!
This was an excellent tour. Half day was just enough. Good guide
People told us not to bother with Pompeii because it would be too hot, however even in the extreme heat of this summer my husband and I LOVED this trip. Andre, our tour guide was excellent and had a great working knowledge of life in Pompeii. It was honestly one of the coolest things we did. Highly recommended!!
Amazing! What a fantastic time we had learning all about Pompeii. Would recommend to everyone.
Excellent tour and extremely informative
Our guide was extremely knowledgable
Half day tour was perfect in such hot weather
The pick and drop off by the bus worked very well - on time and in a small group. Meeting the guide and getting the audio equipment also worked well - it was incredibly busy and amongt the chaos the operators worked very smoothly. Andreas our guide was informative, audible, amusing and energetic.
It was very busy and very hot - not a surprise at Italy's most popular tourist attraction in July - so wear sensible shoes as there is a lot of walking and take a water bottle that can be filled at the original water points - and there are many.
Overall, a great way to see a truly amazing site - I was surprised at how intact it remained but then again it was covered and protected by ash for 1700 years. And great value.
Fantastic tour! I'm not normally a big tour group fan, but this was a smaller group about 19 people. The van picked us up at our hotel on time and saved us the worry of trying to figure out how to get to Pompeii and back. Our guide, Andrea I think that was his name was entertaining, spoke English very well and pointed out things my husband and I would have missed. Definitely recommend.
Wonderful tour. Great ride there, being picked up at the dock in Sorrento after riding the ferry from Isle of Capri. The driver was prompt, and had a sign with our name on it. The tour guide was very entertaining and kept us moving. Lots of walking on uneven ground, so wear comfortable shoes. Saw lots of cool stuff!