Great tour! We hiked up Vesuvius in the rain, not the best experience but what can you do about the weather? We weren't as prepared as we should have been for the rain and wind. Pompeii however was a great trip and our guide was a local who has lived there all his life. he was a wealth of information about the area and very interesting! Loved it!
This tour is amazing. It gives you a great insight to how the people lived at that time
One of the highlights of our trip was this tour. The coach driver was an absolute legend, the roads leading up to Vesuvius can't have been easy to navigate! Our tour guide through the ruins of Pompeii was very witty as well as really knowing his facts.
What a great trip! We had a beautiful day and wonderful guides. Chiara not sure of the spelling! and Roberto were marvelous. Knowledgeable, entertaining, and attentive. Our bus driver I believe it was Antonio did a super job of weaving us up the mountain and down. The walk up Vesuvius wasn't as challenging as I expected, which was good for my arthritic hip! The ruins were magnificent and our guide there was fun and informative. My only wish was that we'd had more time, particularly in the ruins. I feel like we got a lot of history in a short period, tho. Highly recommend this tour.
Amazing trip that we would highly recommend to climb Mount Vesuvius and tour Pompeii. The guides were wonderful, the day was well thought out, the lunch was typical but good, and the overall experience was breathtaking. The value was great for the cost. Remember to wear good walking shoes!
This was a delight. Our guides, Jon and Martha were bother fantastic. Climbing the mountain was hard but totally worth it! Make sure to go when the volcano is open - I think it would have been a bit underwhelming without that.
Great overall! Amanda and Marta were excellent guides, very knowledgeable and fun.
This is a long day of touring but it is a GREAT way to see Pompeii. We had great guides and saw and learned a lot. It was neat to be able to climb Mt Vesuvius. Having a guide take us through Pompeii really maximized our time and elevated the experience. The pizza lunch was clearly a tourist trap. It was a huge reception hall with hundreds of other tour buses. Not a very local dining experience. I still think it's an amazing to see Pompeii from Rome and I would recommend the tour.
No trip to the West coast of Rome would be complete without visiting the Tyrrhenian Sea coast, to tempt fate by climbing sleepy Vesuvius then to tread on the cobblestoned streets of ancient Pompeii as it's ill-fated inhabitants did nearly two millennia ago but now with a local archaeologist. Our tour guide for the day Roberto was knowledgeable and engaging and was a perfect fit. Although the obligatory lunch stop served very disappointing Neapolitan pizzas, worse still was finding a Starbucks inside Pompeii built on the site which had been the womens' bathhouse. If this is how we treat world heritage sites there is no hope. Putting these minor gripes aside, this full day trip into Campania was both exhilarating and informative made possible by our expert guides and driver.
This tour was definitely the highlight of my time in Rome. So glad we took it, just wished we took it at the beginning of the trip as we might have spared ourselves some bad experiences in the city. The guides/hosts were wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic, learned all sorts of things from them. And, of course Pompeii was absolutely incredible.
We had an amazing time in Pompei Vesuve. Well organized, our guide from City Wonders was instructive and funny. This tour is one of the highlight of our travel.
The local guide in Pompeii was excellent. The guide was knowledgable and was also skillful in moving us from one locale within the ruins to the next. Lunch was very good and despite the rain, I enjoyed the climb up Mt. Vesuvius.
Bob and Michele United States of ...
We had a wonderful time on this tour. The guide in Pompeii was excellent and we learned so much.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a great of making the tour fun
Sensational tour. Our guides were the best. Thanks so much Anna and Andy. Our driver was amazing thanks Antonio. Highly recommend this tour.
Luc D Canada
Andy, Anna and our driver Antonio made this full day tour most enjoyable. The weather was outstanding, which made the view from Mount Vesuvius very impressive. The visit of the ruins of Pompeii was something to see. This tour is worth doing and if you are to pick one tour, this should be the one.
Excellent trip! The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining everything and answering questions. It was also very well organized and it was a smooth transition from one place to another.
Love to hike! This is for you. Made it to top of volcano crater. Awesome view of Naples.A day walk in the ruins tops it off.
Highly recommend .
This was the most amazing day! Our guide was Roberto, delightful personality and geologist Geology rocks! from Naples. He had lived in US and delivered an excellent, informed and anecdotal commentary in perfect English and often had the 42 tourists in our coach laughing at his well timed humour. There was a three hour drive with a comfort break by the best coach driver ever, Rommel maybe wrong spelling. He negotiated the long winding road up and down Vesuvius with incredible skill. Our first stop was the active volcano Vesuvius and we were give nearly two hours to climb it, view the crater and the excellent views over Naples and to descend back to our coach. So enjoyable and exhausting for the less fit among us because the terrain is loose and uneven but well worth the effort. Then to Pompeii and due to Roberto's knowledgeable introduction and the detailed expertise of the local guide we walked and lived in the footsteps of the Ancient Romans. We learned of the uncovering of this wonder from the volcanic ash where it lay buried for centuries and could see first hand how the incredible engineering and building skills of Romans 2000 years ago have remained in practices today and . A Neopolitan pizza restaurant provided the included lunch with wine, totally delicious and sociable at round tables of six. Can't recommend it enough, 5 stars aren't enough.
More than expected. Guides Ahmed and Sara were absolutely fantastic. The gentleman guide at Pompeii was perfect. The coach was new and impressive. Overall was worth the price and will continue to use City Wonders in the future.
Our guide was amazing and this day trip was amazing, very authentic and recommend.
Great tour! The trip there and back is long, but they have a stop about halfway through at a rest station so you can use the bathroom and grab a cappuccino and snack. The tour guides were lively and very knowledgable. The walk through Pompeii was so cool and our local guide was willing to answer all of our questions. You get a nice lunch included in the tour price then it's time for the hike up Mt. Vesuvius. The hike is a little strenuous if you want to make it up to the top to see the crater, but the views from the lower levels are just as spectacular. My one issue with this tour is we were not allowed enough time at Vesuvius. We were given 1 hour and 15 mins to hike up and get back to the bus, but the tour guide said it takes about 45 mins to get up and 45 mins to get down... so that's a minimum of an hour and a half if you go up and immediately turn around to come back. We booked it up and had time for a few photos and to enjoy the view, but we definitely could have used more time on the mountain. Overall still a great tour and highly recommended!
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