Fabulous tour. Pompeii was never on my bucket list, however I would return in a heartbeat. Lunch with an Italian musician was a bonus.
Sorrento and the Isle of Capri certainly did not disappoint either. The hotel in Sorrento was very comfortable plus friendly staff and close to everything.
I would highly recommend this tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed out 3 Day Trip. It was everything we hoped it would be. We had just finished 7 days in Rome and ending our vacation on the coast was really amazing. The last day in Sorrento did not have anything planned, so we booked a private driver with another couple we met and felt this was excellent.
We were lucky to have two exceptional guides for this tour. The first whose name I forget took us through Pompeii and really brought the story of the city to life through his passion for the subject and his in-depth knowledge. The second guide, Sacha, was a logistics magician who ensured that we got to every attraction we had on the list despite the huge crowds jostling for transport at various locations. The highlights of the tour were the Blue Grotto and the chair lift to the top of Anacapri. The remainder of the tour was also well organised. Highly recommended.
This was an insanely complicated trip because there were folks doing day trip, 3, 5, and 7 day trips but they had it all sorted really well. The accommodations were top notch. The meals were pretty good. I would definitely do the trip again.
Highlight of our trip! Amazing tour with very professional guides and so well organized. Hotel was beautiful and food was top notch. We fell in love with Sorrento and looking forward to returning one day.
Overall, I felt like I got my moneys worth by booking this tour. Especially as a solo traveler with limited time.
Make sure the day before the tour, you have the front desk or guest relations of your hotel confirm your pickup like I did. I was picked up on time and went to the meeting point. We boarded the busses and made a quick photo stop in Naples and then went off to Pompeii. The tour guide for Pompeii was very bland but definitely provided the necessary information of the sight. Take pics, explore and take in what you can at this amazing place. After Pompeii and a lot of traffic, we arrived in Sorrento around 8:30pm that night.
The hotel I had was Hotel Michaelangelo and it was definitely an older hotel. It seems like the people who are doing the 1 night in Sorrento get the nicer hotels for some reason. The hotel was fine however and the food they have was good. No issues at all with the dinner. I chose to eat crepes and at random cafes for breakfast each day.
Day 2 we went to Capri/AnaCapri and I HIGHLY suggest doing the chairlift for 11 euro. The views at the top are absolutely breathtaking and you'll have some of the most memorable photos ever. The Blue Grotto was open when we got in the boat to head over, but then closed while in route. This is NOT the tour operators fault, as they try their absolute best to get everyone to see it. Instead, they took us on another boat ride to see the other grottos and get some nice photos from the water of the island of Capri.
The last day which is a free day, can be used for whatever you prefer. A lot of people used it to take the train/bus to the Amalfi Coast, but I hung out and relaxed around Sorrento for the day. Sorrento at night, especially in Piazza Tasso is very fun and vibrant. Tons of people on the streets and it's extremely safe for everyone. Later that day they picked me up to head back to Rome at the time expected. Then dropped me off at my hotel. Thanks for a great time!
this was perfect for us, really limited the fuss of travel to Sorrento. Pompeii tour was very good our guide was very good. sorrento and our superior hotel was very very nice location was great. I didnt like getting a food choice off of menu but the food happened to be excellent. the capri tour was very nice too,but we were loaded on boat to the grotto and then went out a short way and the driver turned around said the waters were not good to go. we were all dissapointed. especially that we didn't see that the waters looked bad, but then we aren't the coast guard! the other ride out was beautiful. I'm sure most tour groups don't go to grotto even if you weren't set up with this tour.
Everything was great. On schedule.. Maurizio and I believe his name was Jose not sure but he was our guide at Pompeii it was great, very informative. Loved the trip from beginning to end.
This tour was great! Loved just showing up, hoping on to the buses and just enjoying everything southern Italy has to offer! All of the guides were extremely nice and knowledgeable! Hotel was good, clean and a nice view!
I would highly recommend using the free time on the third day to see more of the Amalfi Coast. We took the local bus very easy to Positano and loved it!
The only thing we would change is the stop in Naples. It is really pointless. There was nothing to see but a dirty harbour...
This short tour was everything I expected, most enjoyable and to be recommended, especially if you have just a few days to see Italy south of Rome. We enjoyed a wide range of awesome sights, from the ruins of Pompeii to the gorgeous Mediterranean coastline from Sorrento to Amalfi and a day trip to Capri. The tour guides were fabulous, knew their history, were ideal personalities to inform and entertain us and the accommodation excellent.
This trip was the highlight of our vacation! The beauty of the Amalfi Coast is incomparable and Capri is charming. If you have time, take the Chair Lift at AnaCapri for the best view of your life. Wouldn't say you actually spend any time in Naples as it is a quick stop to see the pier. Pompeii is amazing but take VERY comfortable shoes, a hat and bottles of water as there is virtually no shade nor places to purchase water once you are in the ruins. WELL worth every penny! Also, we upgraded to stay at Imperial Tramantano and the staff, hotel, food and overall experience were beyond expectations. We loved it there and dream of returning!
Incredible! 100 recommend this tour - every part of it was organised and structured. Swapping the bus after Pompeii was the only downside, but that took 10 mins and they organised it well. We loved Sorrento and Capri and would visit again if we could! Loved this.
Well informed guide access to areas away from crowds no lining up to get in
Was an amazing tour for my family of 5. Well run, great tour guides and EXCEPTIONAL hotel, which was the Tramontano in Sorrento. The restaurant was world class and the restaurant staff were absolutely the best there is. Capri was absolutely breathtaking and Sorrento was simply the quaintest town we've visited with lots of nice shopping. Naples was a rather quick stop. Pompeii was amazing to see and hear about on our two hour walking tour. A lot of history there. It's been very hot while we've been here, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
I was very glad I took this side tour from Rome. Considering all that was included, the price was very reasonable. The bus drive down was not especially scenically spectacular other than the view of the Monastery at Monte Cassino. A superhighway in Italy isn't that different from one in the US. The spot selected for lunch was quite nice, the food was good and there were good clean facilities. The tour of Naples showed how beautiful the area by the sea is here. I found out later that the museum in Naples has a lot of Pompeii and Herculaneum artifacts. It would have been nice if that could have been included. Our Pompeii tour guide was very good and went at a reasonable pace for me at least. I hadn't realized how much of the site is still an active dig so a lot is not available to view. We saw examples of the businesses, houses and baths that the residents would have used which were very interesting. There is so much more of the town layout to see that you really need to visit here to get a concept of what Rome would have been like. I stayed in a hotel in Sorrento that had a breathtaking view and excellent meals. I enjoyed the trip to Capri and the Blue Grotto, but it was a bit too much of an expensive shopping opportunity. I took in the views instead. The only thing that disappointed me was that I thought a tour along the Amalfi coast was included rather than an extra. I spent the third day sitting on my hotel terrace catching up on my diary and having lunch by the pool. That was fine, too. Overall, this was an excellent experience.
I wanted a quick getaway from Rome and this tour fit the bill. It was very well organized, and the hotel in Sorrento was lovely, no need to upgrade. The scenery was gorgeous of course, and all the guides but one which I'll discuss in a moment were helpful and cheerful.
I was disappointed in the guide to Pompeii. She was hard to hear and understand and didn't seem to care at all. I asked her several questions and the answers were brusque at best. It was a shame, I wanted to learn about Pompeii and she was ..... A hindrance to put it politely. Still, the whole tour itself carrani was a good value and well done. I'd book something like this again.
Excellent tour. Hotel and room were great. Staff at Grand Hotel Vesuvio was very helpful. Food at the hotel was excellent. View from hotel balcony of the blue water and Mt. Vesuvio was the best. The hotel certainly was better than expected. Only down side was it was a little further away from city center, but we did not mind. Naples part of the tour is a waste of time.
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