This was a fantastic day out...even in the middle of a thunder storm! Very interesting, excellent guide, good lunch and more Roman history than you can shake a stick at...brilliant!
Definitely the best way to appreciate the archaeology of both sites without feeling part of the 'herd'. Took the tour just out of season to avoid the worst crowds.
Davinia M United Kingdom
Fantastic tour given by Anto, she was very knowledgable and able to answer all the questions we raised. She kept everyones attention with interesting stories and anecdotes throughout the day.
The time given in each location was great, just enough to get a feel for the place and visit some of the key sites. Lunch was good though I'd happily have eaten a sandwich and enjoyed a little more time in Pompeii, there is so much to see, but appreciate no all visitors are able to walk in the heat for more than a couple of hours.
Our guide was terrific
Definitely recommend this trip if you are on a short break away. It provides the traveller with a concise and comprehensive comparison between Pompeii and Herculaneum - with a slightly rushed and average lunch in between. Our tour guide Luciana was absolutely wonderful, her English was fantastic and her historical knowledge fascinating, there wasn't a question we posed she couldn't answer. We dodged the crowds but at no detriment to the tour. Brilliant.
This tour is really the perfect way to see both Pompeii and Herculaneum, and it would be difficult to suggest improvements. The balance of timing is perfect between travel, time at the two sites and lunch. To get the most out of the visits, a little prior research or a good guide is essential. Sara was a very knowledgeable tour guide, and went beyond the norm. This added a lot, and we are extremely grateful to her and the organisers. Sara's English language is really excellent, and the use of radio receivers to hear her commentary/directions amidst the background noise is very advantageous.
The weather is hot and the schedule is about the limit for children. Passports are required to provide confirmation of age for children, to give free entry.
Good strong footware and supply of water are recommended.
Tour was outstanding and our tour guide was excellent!
Tour guide Lucia was great and added a lot to our experience. Lunch was pretty mediocre but nice to have it and a break on a hot day. Nice experience overall
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