Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour
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- Duration: 8 hours
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I'm not one who usually does overpriced tours but after reading many reviews I decided that this was the type of trip that warranted a guide, transport and local knowledge. I wasn't disappointed. Hugo was very informed, had an excellent command of English and seemed genuinely delighted to be hosting our tour. Coach pickup was precise, and we arrived at Pompeii 9:01. Our journey through the vast site was informative and enjoyable. Hugo was able to truly portray the events of the time and the pre and post history that accompanied the event. We were fortunate with the weather and light crowds due to Covid but nonetheless, Hugo was able to convey and show us a true sense of history on the tour. Vesuvius was likewise a wonderful experience. No opportunity for Hugo to accompany us but drop off and pick up was on spot and we arrived back in Sorrento fully appreciative if the whole day event. Would highly recommend the tour. Money well spent.
Our guide Mike (MICHELE), met us at the entrance to Pompeii. He was welcoming and explained exactly what we were going to expect for the afternoon. Immediately Mike was engaging and we were exciting to start the tour. We spent around 2 hours being guided around Pompeii and learning about it’s amazing history. Mike explained and showed us some truly amazing sights we felt very fortunate to learn and see. Throughout the tour, we were entertained and very well informed and we felt Mike went that little bit further. A truly amazing experience guided by an expert who is passionate about, Pompeii and it’s history. Thank you for a wonderful experience Mike...
Pick up was spot on time and the guide was very knowledgeable. Weather stayed fine despite threats of thunderstorm. Pompeii is a huge area so a guide is really essential. The Pompeii tour was 2 hours long which was a little tiring but there was a 1 hour break for lunch before rejoining the coach to go to Mount Vesuvius. The coach cannot go to the summit so there is a hike up a steep zig-zag path to the top. I could not manage that but my younger companion said the view from the top and into the crater was worth the effort.
We booked two days before the trip and got on no problem. The process was easy and I think reasonably priced too. We found the day to be well structured, there was an itinerary but at no point did we feel we were being rushed. Julia our guide was so informative and really easy to chat to which really added to the day. Our group had a coach for the day which was really comfortable and air conditioning throughout which was invaluable as it was getting quite hot outside. I would recommend this trip for sure.
The communication to know the location of where to pick us up was very good, although the Starhotel Terminus is in a very deprived area so watch your belongings. The drive to Vesuvius was pleasant and the driver was friendly. When we arrived we had to wait for 40minutes before entering the trail which was frustrating to better time management is needed here. The trail to the top was great and the views were incredible.