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Pompeii is a must see if you're in this part of Italy! The half day tour gives a glimpse into life long ago; if you go in the summer, 1/2 day morning is the best as it is a very hot, crowded open area and could be difficult to maneuver by afternoon.
Well, we must start by admitting that some of our friends said it is not something that we must do because it is just an old deserted city ruined by a volcano. I am so glad we don't always listed to our friends. We were so happy we did the tour. Pompeii, more than almost any other tour really hits your emotions. Just trying to imagine that at one moment there is a vibrant town, to the next, it is over. A very moving experience. Not to mention, walking down the old streets, with the stones worn in the places where the carriage wheels had passed by thousands of time, then passing by the homes where the elite lived, with art work still painted on the walls, to the row of shop after shop, and to the brothel that had signs carved into the walls and street showing the way. I will not describe what the signs were, but they were pretty liberal back then. Our guide was fantastic, so professional and knowledgeable. I am so sorry I cannot find where I wrote her name. Please Viator, look up her name and somehow add it to this review. We did the tour on the morning of Jun 19, leaving from Tasso Suites. This tour was a highlight and very moving. It should be a must. There is no justification for people saying this tour can be an option. Please do it. You will be happy and certainly feel as though you have just walked into history in a town that has stood still. Thanks!
Lots of walking , but worth the effort. Pompeii is fascinating!
good tour and guide. efficient pick up and comprehensive and interesting tour and guide. wish we had done the combined one with Herculaneum would be the only comment.
The tour guide was great and really friendly. Very interesting trip to pompei and a half day excursion was just enough time!thank you!
Nice trip, enough time in Pompeii. Things were a little disorganized in the morning, but that improved over the course of the day.
I think I would recommend someone make this trip on their own, using a tour book or Rick Steeves audio tour. Although it was informative and interesting, the group was larger than we wanted and the guide was a bit to chatty.
Be at the pick-up spot at 8am. That is what the voucher said. We were ALL there at 8 am, all except the bus. Now this pick up spot is a general spot for many tours. There were about 15 other tours that morning. ALL of those tours picked up and left on time. At 8:30 we called the company asking where the bus was, we were told the bus was coming. It did show up at 8:40. Now I don't know about you, but getting up early is not something I like to do on vacation. So, after getting up early and getting to spot on time, it certainly didn't sit well with me having to sit in a parking lot for 40 min.
They told us it was traffic. Well, all those other buses were able to make it on time. And the traffic is a problem in Sorrento, and since you do this daily you should schedule accordingly.
The trip was good once we got on the bus. Pompeii is awesome, but we should have explored more that 2 sections. We lost almost an hour waiting for a bus!
2 trips with this company 2 less than stellar experiences.
A lot of our precious tour time was dealing with delays: we left 25 mins late, didn't have enough headsets on board and then had to wait in line to purchase tix. Other tour groups walked right past us with tix in hand. The guide was fine, but we lost a lot of unnecessary time waiting. Disappointed
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