Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Definitely worth the drive on the bus. The bus company picks you up at your hotel and drops you back off after the tour. It is an all day tour but they provide you a very filling lunch and a nice restaurant. Your rest stops are at tourist stops where they try to sell you locally made items/jewelry but you don't need to buy anything. The tour in Pompeii has a decent amount of walking but it is manageable for all ages. The quick stop in Naples is nice. You only drive through Naples and you see some great spots but if we had more time I wish we could have walked around in Naples.Reviewed by: Joel T, February 2014
It’s a bit long. I could have done without the visit to the shop outside of Pompeii where they etch shells – which added a good hour to the trip. However the guide that took us through Pompeii was excellent! Naples was also fascinating.Reviewed by: Jay K, March 2014
Tour was less time than advertised. Guide was okay but made some inappropriate comments, considering children were present on tour, about various of Pompeii highlights. Naples tour was seen from bus on return from Pompeii and provided a pickup for other customers at the port.Reviewed by: Marie B, February 2014
It was a fun tour, and our guides were knowledgeable. However, I was under the impression during booking that it was an English only tour, but on the coach, the guide gave information in four languages. During our tour of the actual ruins, our small group of two made up of eight English speakers and two German speakers. Yet, our local guide spoke German about 75% of the time! as he seemed more interested in flirting with one of the German ladies than in giving us information about the ruins. I still managed to learn about Pompeii, but less than I had hoped.Reviewed by: Ronelle Q, February 2014
All of the reviews are positive so we thought it would be a great day trip from Rome. Sadly for us, this was the furthest assumption from reality that could have possible been. Of course, the company didn't do anything malicious, but it was seriously the worst tour I have ever been on. To start, although the tour says they will pick you up, they refused. So we woke up early to trek on over to their office instead. A guide showed up to say 'welcome' and then subsequently 'bienvenidos'. So, it turned out the entire tour was in both english and spanish, and nobody told us this would be the case. Trying to ignore these two shortcomings, we were then transported to Naples, and the guide told us maybe (at most) two interesting facts along the way. We then picked up a local guide who was also next to useless. He was quite friendly, but didn't relay much history about anything. In fact we never set foot outside the bus for our entire tour of Naples, not that it mattered because we didn't learn about anything of note anyhow. Ignoring the guides, I hoped that we would still have an alright day when the driver dropped us off at a cameo factory in the middle of nowhere to spend THIRTY MINUTES in the store. We then made our way over to Pompeii where we had our lunch. We were paraded on in to a small restaurant where the tour company had already paid for lunch (not drinks). I think dirt would have been more appetizing. I was told I was getting roast beef and I'm pretty sure I either ate turkey or rubber. Finally after lunch, we got to the ruins, where the guides handed out headsets so we could listen to the them on a microphone. This was the best part because I was able to NOT listen and simply enjoy my surroundings. Unfortunately, instead of seeing only the highlights on Pompeii, I felt like we spent days there and left feeling bored. I'm very happy I got to see Pompeii, but I would have much rather walked.Reviewed by: Sterling H, February 2014