We had a great time with our main guide and the driver. Positano was a blast and we would love to go back, the narrow streets and shops were amazing and the beach was beautiful. The drive along the coast was breath-taking, although Amalfi was not as interesting.
Our guide at Pompei was twice our age and twice as fast, we didn't have time to take pictures and keep up with him. But he was a local that lived in Pompei and his knowledge about the site was vast.
Our driver, Adam, was great at negotiating the ups, downs and narrow winding roads of the Amalfi Coast. Our guide, Valentina, was very charming, informative, and fun to be around. This option was great as it is more personal. We shared the tour with only one other couple, and we had a very nice time with them. The tour included several stops and the lunch location in Positano was great! If I had to say there was a downside, it was only the van itself. While very nice, the passenger seats face each other. It was great for conversation with the other couple, but not great for conversation with the guide as we were riding backwards. In addition to the conversation part, the riding backwards made it hard to see some of the sights, and unfortunately we did not take dramamine ahead of time, so some motion/car sickness did occur. SO, if you get a van that has that seating set up, be sure to take your dramamine. The person that got ill had never had motion or car sickness ever before, but with the steep inclines and winding roads overlooking steep cliffs, best be prepared. Taking that part away, the scenery is spectacular, and the trip was great!!
Completely worth it for the drive alone. If you're not planning to stay in Southern Italy, then this is the perfect way to see it in a day without the hassle/frustration of navigating through Italy traffic and windy roads. All of the tour guides were unbelievably knowledgeable, high-energy, and friendly. We learned so much and got a lot out of the day. It was great to start with the historical tour of Pompeii, and then relax a bit in the Amalfi area. Wear comfy shoes!
Jacqui-D United Kingdom
There are just not enough stars for this. This trip was totally out of this world. The driver Stephan, sorry if spelling wrong, and guide Valentina were totally awesome. Cheerful, friendly, patient, and extremely helpful.
This tour is a must, I would definitely go on this tour again.
Fantastic tour where we were picked up at our hotel in a comfortable minivan. There were 3 couples so a nice small group. Our driver handled the roads very well. Our guide was fabulous, I wish I wrote down her name, but she had a Phd. In human rights and was very knowledgeable in her history. It is a very long day but well worth it! Amazing scenery!! Pompeii is not to be missed. An older gentleman who is a specialist in the area took us through the ruins and hit all the highlights. We had to move somewhat quickly because this stop was on the way to the coast. Upon arriving in Positano we had a lovely lunch on the beach not included in the cost, delicious food. Unfortunately we didnt have much time to do any shopping or lingering because it is a long drive back to Rome. The roads are S curves so be sure to take Dramamine along if you are prone to motion sickness. Luckily everyone on our tour was fine! One of the highlights of our trip for sure, but it is a lot packed into one day. Picked up at our hotel at 645 am and dropped off about 8 at night.
This trip was the highlight of our vacation. Our guide, Valentina, was helpful and knowledgeable, and our driver was an expert on the busy, twisting roads. After spending the morning in Pompeii, we visited Positano and then Amalfi. My only regret is that we didn't have more time. It's possible to spend more than one day alone at Pompeii, and it would've been nice to have more time to walk around Positano....one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited.
It was a wonderful experience travelling to Pompeii and being given an excellent informative and entertaining tour by Hector our 70 year old guide. The driver and tour representative were likeable and lovely persons who tried to ensure we enjoyed the whole day. The Amalfi coast was spectacular though difficult roads and the driver was professional in managing the often tight and narrow roads. I would recommend the tour and experience to anyone visiting Rome.
The driver and the guild were very helpful. Their description of the history of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast was very interesting that even the girls aged 8 and 10 understood it... The tour guild also suggested to see the coast Amalfi from a boat and organized a boat to take them. They were very happy and the girls enjoyed themselves very much.. I highly recommend this tour with this tour guide.
It was only 3 of us on the trip, so we got very well taken care of. The driver and guide was really good. making sure we had time for lunch and stops for break. The Amalfi Coast was really worth the trip. Wish we had more time to shop around Portofino. But, will highly recommend small group tour to Amalfi Coast
Doing Pompeii in the morning and Positano/Amalfi in the afternoon makes for a perfect balance. This was one of our favorite tours!
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