Our guide was an archaeologist who did a wonderful job at both Pompeii and Hurculaneum. He has a great style in bringing the history in contemporary terms that helped the info really stick with you, and used good humor at times to help with that. In Herculaneum there were only six of us in the tour group with him so it was very personalized. Extremely professional and informative, and he tolerated some of us lagging to take pictures of this amazing history. Thanks.
Nanya United States of ...
Wonderful day. Great guides!!
Pompeii by itself is a must - bigger than the Roman forum with more to see and with a tour guide who knows the ins and outs it's both fun and educational. With Herculaneum it completes the whole tour package - smaller site but more detail and definitely get more intimate with how the Roman's lived.
always wanted to do this . the guide was great . Lunch was included , great choices , The visit to the cameo I thought was a bit rushed . I could have bought heaps more . Lots of walking so strong shoes , but I managed and I had climbed Mt Versuvus the day before .
Watch your wallet, got robbed 2 days later in Florence
This tour was amazing!
An excellent trip notwithstanding torrential rain in Herculaneum. Our guide Stephania was genuinely omniscient and very personable to boot. Fascinating but too short !
This is a great tour, highly recommended. Even through a little rain Pompeii is amazing! We've been to many ancient sites and this is right up with the best of them. The tour takes about 2 hours and delivers all the most important things to see. Lots of the group weren't going on to Herculaneum which is a pity. Although only 20 of Herculaneum has been uncovered it is an incredible example of a Roman holiday city. Just fabulous, don't do one without the other.
All day tour to both places is well worth it. Starting at Pompeii, we were able to go into a coral sales room. There are some really beautiful pieces of jewelry here and a wide price range so there is something for everyone. Next Pompeii was toured. You really have to use your imagination for a lot of the ruins. Of the two locations, this is the largest but most destroyed by Vesuvius. The brothel area was most interesting as well as the sauna room and how it was heated. Lunch was provided and the choices were delicious. Herculaneum was our next stop and while it is much smaller, it is far more preserved. Again, our guide was fabulous and knew not just the history but the interesting stories that went with it. I think we enjoyed Herculaneum more since we could actually see how the people lived at that time. Great tour.
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