Fantastic experience, great way to see lots in one day
It was a very full day but well worth it. Our driver Angelo was awesome, his English was excellent, and his driving was careful and amazing - he negotiated us through the crazy Naples peak hour traffic, and some very hairy situations involving coaches on hairpin bends on Mt Vesuvius! He personally walked us to where we had to go each time, and was able to get us in front of the line for most things which saved a lot of time. Pompeii was incredible, but we found the audio guide a bit confusing and feel like we missed out on a bit, even with the 2 1/2 hours we had. We hired a guide to take us around Herculaneum later in the day and that was completely worth it, we wished we'd taken up the offer of a guide for Pompeii too. The hike up Vesuvius was tough but not too long, and the views of the crater and the towns below were amazing. Angelo also booked our lunch at a restaurant on the mountain where the service was slow but the food was fantastic. A very worthwhile and interesting day.