From Naples: All-Inclusive Mount Vesuvius Half-Day Tour
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 4.5 hours
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To start with the one negative point, we didn't get off to a great start. We received an email saying to meet at the office for the tour centre, however our tour guide was nowhere to be seen. When trying to ring to see where the coach was, the lady actually hung up on me and didnt make an effort to communicate where she was. They then threatened to leave us and said the tour had to go! We managed to find them at traffic lights (at a completely different port to what the email said) and we jumped on half an hour late! I believe several other people were left at various hotels. On the plus side, the tour by Anna was actually great and all the tour staff were very nice (not rude as they seemed by phone). Pompei has so much history. The lunch is 3 courses (more than we expected!) and was lovely. Mount Vesuvius was an amazing experience and the views from the top are amazing. It's a shame we had a bad start to the tour, else I wouldve given 5 stars!
I took the option to meet the guide in Capri and pay for my own transport to Capri. I arrived early and the meeting spot is Il gabbiano bar at pier 23. I had tea and breakfast here and I highly recommend to do this if you arrive early into Capri and wait out the crowds from the ferry going up the funicular/cruise to grotto or meeting your tour. The guide was prompt and drove us up to anacapri where I had free time and the guide recommended places to see/things to do. Next was Capri centre. I didn't have lunch included but chose to head to a lovely cafe in Capri centre for lunch before joining the guide back to the harbour. the guide kindly called his contact and reserved me a ticket for the return trip back to Naples as it can get full. I'm glad I saw Capri with the guide as he was very helpful in providing guidance on where to go and what to see to maximise my time there and of course get me back to Naples. Very helpful.
Pompei was the morning activity with the whole group. The organisation was to slow and the group was to big. The english of the guide was very hard to understand. She had to explain in Italian and in english. Splitting up would be much better! Vesuvius in the afternoon was cancelled. Amalfi coast was beautiful. We had a small group with a guide who spoke only and perfect English !
We booked our day trip the day before and found it to be very good. The guide we had for Pompeii (possible hay named Stephania, sorry I can't remember!) was fantastic. She had lots of information to share and made the tour fun and interesting. The lunch provided great food and we had good timing between Pompeii and Vesuvius. Very happy we chose this company for our day trip.
This tour was amazing. We had two guides one for each site. Both were very knowledgeable and inclusive. Special mention to Pasquale who drove us up Mt Vesuvius for our trek to the top. Lunch was also superb.