Great day - good tour guide - nice lunch - good group size and freedom to explore - steep hike to rim but so worth it - only negative was our jeep driver who was going way too fast and blew a tire in a pot hole on the descent. We survived and enjoyed the day very much.
First class from the air conditioned coach, the 4X4 wheel drive quite exciting and the lunch was lovely and the wines perfect.
My only reqret that we did not have more time to enjoy each course of food and wine it felt rushed at the end which was a shame.
Pasquale our quide was very helpful and informated and there were a few older ones with us and he took great care with them to make sure they did not excert themselves too much the walk was nice and steady to the top.
This tour was amazing!
Two of us enjoyed this awesome tour August 2016! Vito was our tour guide and he was nice, humorous and shared great information about the area, the history and Mt. Vesuvius. Our pick-up location was a Sorrento bus area and it was a close 8 min walk from our Sorrento Lodgings. There was a little confusion at the bus stop, as there are several tour companies and various tours happening at the same time and no specific area for your bus. Since we got there early we asked around. You just have to look at each bus, most buses have a 8x12 sign with the tour names so you need to look for that and then ask around. Once Vito and our bus showed up we drove from Sorrento towards Mr. Vesuvius and Vito discussed the plan for the day as well as the history. We picked up our 4X4 and drove upwards awesome pics. At the base, we began our walk up to the crater. Vito lead the way at a brisk pace. He stopped twice to point out a couple of specific things. Most were able to keep up, although a few people stopped on their own to catch their breath. Definitely recommend good walking/hiking shoes... there were a few people in sandals who were able to hike it, but most complained afterwards as it was rocky/sandy and a steep climb. At the top, a guide from Mt. Vesuvius explained it's history and current state more in depth. Vito told us what time to reconvene at the base and we were given personal time to walk the crater, take pictures and for those interested shop at the 3 little hut shops. We enjoyed the 4X4 back down the mountain, then headed to the winery where we were given a tour of the vineyard and the machinery. We then had one of the best lunches of our 2 weeks in Italy. With lunch there was an appetizer, dessert and 4 wines. We were able to purchase wine as well. If you're looking for something to do in Italy that is adventurous, educational and includes a great Italian meal this is it!
The organisation was excellent and the guide Vito very knowledgeable. The 4x4 ride was good fun and it was well worth the walk to the top. It was a bit cloudy but we could still see a long way. The lunch and wine tasting were the perfect way to spend the afternoon. The staff at the vineyard were very accommodating of our food preferences. The wine was lovely - especially the riserva.
I really enjoyed this - I wish that this included Pompeii but hey! I truly loved the lunch and wine tasting that we had - the food was exceptionally delicious. Really recommend this, would do it again!
Great experience. Guide was well versed and gave us everything
Great trip! Great tour guide and value for money. The hike is quite tough but well worth it. The lunch and wine tasting were an excellent finish to a great day.
Very good tour. The hike wasn't too strenuous to the crater. The weather was clear for us, so the views at the top were great! My wife and I were pleased with the lunch and wines. Good variety. Loved the fresh spaghetti! I would recommend this tour.
A superb trip. Take suitable walking shoes and a walking pole if you are at all unsteady on your feet. The lunch at the vineyard was tasty and the wines very small tasters were quite pleasant.
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