This day trip from Rome is the perfect way to get out of the city for the day and catch a new, totally different slice of Italy while you're on holiday.
This was a great one day tour. The guides were very knowledgeable. We booked this to go to the Amalfi Coast but found the visit to Pompeii most interesting.
One of the highlights of our vacation! Victoria was an excellent guide and Franco, although scary at times, an excellent driver. Bring dramamine for the Amalfi Drive! Our guide at Pompeii was great and informative. On the way to Pompeii, our van had a flat tire. Franco noticed when we stopped for coffee and breakfast. By the time we had our coffee, the tire was changed to the temporary one and while we were visiting Pompeii, it was changed to a more durable one. It was seamless. Positano was incredible! We had an amazing lunch with lemoncello, wine and all of the local specialties overlooking the ocean, the artists and the mountain of homes. It was a long drive, but well worth the time invested. The van was comfortable and Victoria and Franco were very accommodating and helpful. We were one of two couples on the tour so we felt that we were very well attended to. Would highly recommend this tour!
we were supposed to have a semi-private tour in a van. but we ended with a private tour in a Mercedes because no one else booked. that was very nice. our driver spoke no English, but he got us there and back safe and sound. our guide was Gigi. he was really good and took very good care of us. In Pompeii he turned us over to the guide, but came along with us, even though he had been on the tour many times. We went to Positano and that was amazing!! rained off and on through the day, but that is how it was. Since we were by ourselves we asked to skip Amalfi. There was some traffic delays and the day was getting long, so we headed home to Rome. was a 14 hour day, but totally worth it.
I strongly recommend this tour. It is worth every penny. There was a total of 5 in our group and we had our own driver and tour guide. Pompeii is amazing, wow what geniuses the Italians were. The tour of the coast was breathtaking and our tour guide was just as excited maybe even more as us to be touring the area and towns. Definitely a place to stay if we return to Italy.
We had such an amazing day. The drive down was easy and our guide and driver made it fun. We stopped quickly at a pit stop loaded up on water and etc. It was very hot. Then we arrived in Pompeii where our tour guide introduced us to a great Pompeii guide. The attraction was amazing. We could not get over all the details no one would know if they did not have a guide. Then we went to the Amalfi Coast. We had an excellent lunch in Positano and our boys swam in the water and we did a little shopping. We then went to Amalfi. It was so so beautiful. We recommend this day trip if that is all you have, but if you can stay a couple days that is worth it as well!
This tour was so much fun! We didn't stay too long in any one place. The Amalfi coast and drive is definitely worth it. It is so beautiful. I would definitely recomend getting one of the lemon slushies outside of Pompeii. It was one of the highlights of my trip.
The trip was excellent. It turned out that it was just my husband and myself with a driver and a guide. We spent two hours in Pompeii with a local guide and then were taken to Positano on the Amalfi coast. It is a charming village that lives on tourism. We had lunch there and then continued to The town of Amalfi. Our driver was terrific. I'm glad we didn't have to drive ourselves on that winding road. the entire excursion was almost 12 hours.
'Semi Private' translated to PRIVATE for our tour. We ended up being the only ones in the tour and were picked up and driven to each location in a Mercedes Benz! In Pompeii we got our very own personal guide and walked through the site before the main crowds started to come in.
I definitely preferred Positano to Amalfi. More shops and more restaurants. We had lunch right on the beach - a bit pricy but worth it for the views. Got about an hour of free time in each town - would have preferred to have more time to explore in Positano but overall the tour was great!
Only thing to be aware of is the roads on the coast. They are EXTREMELY windy but the views are fantastic!
Pompeii was incredible. I learned so much, and the Amafi Coast is beautiful. I would have liked more time there.
The tour to Pompeii and the Amalfi coast was great -- we went on a small tour so there were only six of us in the van so that was nice. The tour guide in the van, however, did not provide us which a lot of information during the course of the trip, only spoke up when asked a direct question, and basically dropped us off in each location to go out on our own. So I'm not sure what the purpose of her being there was! The guide at Pompeii was absolutely wonderful -- extremely knowledgeable and humorous. I feel like we saw and learned more about Pompeii that we would have on another tour. The scenery in Positano and Amalfi were gorgeous -- I wish we would have had more time in each stop to explore, but it was a wonderful trip. Be warned though: this trip makes for a very long day so be prepared!
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