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Desiree was our tour guide and she was EXCELLENT! The hike part gets a little steep and is sandy but you certainly don't have to be in tip top shape to do it, so don't let it scare you. The winery was amazing. The views were beautiful, the food was delicious and the wine was amazing.
This was a great trip, the hike up the mountain was awesome. Our guide was very informative!
Fabulous tour, Enjoyed Vesuvius the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The wine tasting and lunch was the icing on the cake, lovely food and plenty of it and lots of tasty wines, kept topping up the glasses. Great day out I would recommend to anyone.
Outstanding tour. Great restaurant, well organized, and great value.
My Wife and I throuroughly enjoyed this full day. Much of this was down to the professional guide who ensured that we made the most of this tour.
Great tour and great pictures! Loved it! Alberio sp? was wonderful, and very informative:
Great tour. Well organised. Tour guide Roberta was very good and friendly.
Loved the tour Alberio is quite a character. Made the tour very enjoyable.
The hike to the top of the crater was Great had plenty of time at top.
Winery tour and lunch was outstanding really was a great deal. Thanks Alberio and Viator
It's a long drive from Sorrento to Vesuvius but the bus was air conditioned, our guide Desiree was chatty and vivacious along the way and gave us lots of interesting information about the countryside we passed through. The 4x4 ride up most of the mountain was surprisingly comfortable but looking out of the window was sometimes NOT comfortable! Long way down. We managed the climb the rest of the way to the crater, a bit of a struggle at times, and the views from the top were well worth the climb. Amazing! We then went down again to a lovely winery at the foot of Vesuvius where we had a tour of the vines, some wine tasting and an absolutely gorgeous lunch. It all got a little hazy after that............ This was a great trip and I would highly recommend it - however not for anyone with mobility problems. Combining Vesuvius and then the lunch at the winery is a stroke of genius and we all had a lovely day. Luckily Desiree has obviously done this tour many times and knows that most people will sleep on the bus back to the hotel! Very good tour with a very good guide.
Giovanni was the best tour guide ever. Knowledgeable and fun. The hike was tough but so amazing. The tour and lunch was one of the best times of my whole trip. That food and wine. Highly recommend this tour.
This tour was great. We enjoyed climbing to the top of Mt Vesuvius. The views were great. The one thing to know is that you need to have good balance and should wear tennis shoes. The tour of the winery was good. The food and wine were both very good! Our tour guide Giovanni was excellent!!
Giovani was the best guide we had our whole trip! His knowledge and humour was awesome!
This is a wonderful experience. Our tour guide Giovani (?) was a hoot. not only did he give a great history of the area of Sorrento to Naples ,but he had a great sense of humor and I saw him go up to every single person on the trip and talk to them personally to make sure they were enjoying the trip and asked about them. The trip itself is an experience on its own. the ride to Naples is beautiful. the stop at the cantina is nice.(since there are no restrooms on Vesuvius) we learned how they made the wine that we would be tasting later. Then to the 4x4's.... OMG what a ride!!!! It is bumpy as anything and on roads you cant imagine made for travel. And that was half the fun of it. once at the parking lot near the top you got out paid an extra 10 euro (which they collected ahead of time allowing anyone who didn't want to go to the top the option of staying in the parking area) then a 20 min hike to the top as Giovani explained more about the area, Vesuvius, and Pompeii. Then we had 2 hours to walk around the crater. which is really cool. Smoke still coming out of the sides here and there. Then back down for the 4x4 trip back down the mountain. Then back to the Cantina for lunch and wine tasting. The wines are amazing and the food is delicious. then back on the bus to Sorrento with Giovani singing a few funny songs with our bus driver doing backup with the horn. It was one of the many highlights of our trip and I would DEFINITELY recommend this trip.
I have been waiting to write this review. This was one of our favorite tours on our entire Italy trip because of so many things. Mainly because of Gianni. We fell in love with him. My mother (the lady from Avellino) loved him. He was a great tour guide. We had so much fun. The walk up Vesuvius was breath taking. The food at the Vineyard was so delicious. But the singing in the bus on the way back to Sorrento was priceless. Then to make out trip better, we saw Gianni in Revello. What a treat!
Gianni, well try to find you next year. We will see you again. Thanks for the fun, Cheryl, Marie (mama), Patrick, and Ayrana
The highlight of our trip to Italy. Standing on the peak was breathtaking, the views amazing.
Our guide Gianni was friendly, happy and courteous throughout the tour and very knowledgeable on the history of the entire area of Sorrento.
The walk through the vines, lunch and wine testing capped off a perfect day.
Would recommend this tour to anyone considering visiting Sorrento/Mt Vesuvius
Fantastic day trip. Giovanni the tour guide was excellent lunch and the wine were very good.
Great tour, a little cloudy but the experience was good. Tour guide Gabby made the day one to remember.
Excellant trip, guide ( Sasa ) was very knowledgable, and enthusiaistic about the subject and history of the area. Well worth the journey top stand at the top of the volcano. We had a query over pick up location, and the company resolved it by picking us up outside Hotel which was a great help, all in all a great day... Many Thanks
I was really looking forward to this tour and it certainly did not disappoint. We were picked up at a central location in Sorrento, a 1 hour coach trip later and we found ourselves in the Mount Vesuvius national park. Then we boarded the adapted army truck 4x4 coaches which, yes, do mean a slightly bumpy journey, but I would hate to think just how bumpy it would be in regular transport. From there, the short 20-25 minute climb to the crater. Do not let this put you off! Regular trainers are perfectly suitable and our tour guide stopped every few minutes to let us catch our breath and point out different features of the landscape. The views are unparalleled to anything I have ever experienced. After spending some individual time to take photos you can then descend to the 'car park' and descend down the mountain on the 4x4s. The vineyard is located only a short 5/10 minute coach ride away and the 3 course menu supplied with the wines was certainly not tight on the portion sizes or the quality of the food. The hour coach journey back to Sorrento provides a good opportunity for a much needed nap! I would certainly recommend this tour to anybody.
Great tour, only thing that spoilt it was being picked up 40 minutes late! But all in all I would recommend the tour!
We enjoyed this tour. The company was good enough to pick us up closer to our town, en route, rather than us travelling 30 minutes to meet them. Our guide, Laura, was very knowledgable and paced the tour nicely.
It is a bit of a hike,on unlevelled ground and was slippery at times. You really need good footwear and in half decent shape to make it to the top. The 4x4 portion was rough. Bounced around a fair bit, but fun.
The lunch and wine tasting was delightful. Lots of flies tho. We did a brief tour of the winery and then headed back. It was a long day in the sun, but very beautiful once you make it to the top.