Not a great start to the tour with the bus being over 30 minutes late, then sitting on bus while tour guides ran around talking to each other and not advising customers what was happening.
On the drive to Pompeii the driver did not speak we had no guide on our transport they all seemed to be sitting together on big bus.
Arrived Pompeii stood around wandering what was happening again nothing seemed organised. Finally got into Pompeii with a guide, would have preferred to have been left to wander on our on a been given a time to be back at bus. Only got to spend about a hour at Pompeii which was not long enough then rushed off to a local restaurant for lunch which I would have preferred to have missed and spent more time in Pompeii as that was the point of the tour. Again had to wait for bus to go to Herculaneum no communication from guides as to what was happening. Herculaneum was fantastic we just wandered off on our own, but again would have liked the guide to tell us what time the bus was leaving. Would not recommend this tour. Very very disappointed, especially when we had much better tours for the rest of our holiday with other tour operators.
Fantastic! Tour guide was knowledgeable, showed us all the wonderful parts of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The lunch was very good, waiters were excellent and made a fuss of my children. This was not rushed and we had 4 courses.
Would recommend this tour for families as well as individuals. much enjoyed
The two ladies acting as our guides ruined the experience. Neither one appeared to know what to do and they literally wasted over an hour as the group waited to enter Pompeii. We just sat or stood around before entering the gates. . . watching literally hundreds of other people enter the grounds. If I could, I would request my money back. Once inside Pompeii the guides continued to destroy the experience with dismal explanations of what we were observing. Pompeii was a frustrating trip and a complete waste of money.
Herculaneum, however, was delightful. The guide, a different lady, was knowledgeable and easy to understand and kept us moving at an easy pace. These ruins were well preserved and so different than Pompeii.
Stephania provided a great day rich in history! Pompeii was such a marvelous city before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Our guide is a wonderful historian and story teller bringing the ruins to life. Herculaneum is a must see-- this lesser known city is an active archeological site and a must see!