Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome
Reviewed by: Edward K, January 2015
Beautiful, comfortable bus; Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide; Great lunch- perfect combination!
Absolutely amazing tour that we would highly recommend. The complimentary van pickup from our hotel arrived promptly and took us to our bus for the day. Once on the bus, our tour guide, Cristina, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You make a brief rest stop before heading into Naples. Naples is very run down, and the bus spends just the right amount of time driving by the sights. You then have plenty of time to take beautiful pictures over the Bay of Naples.
From there, you proceed to a coral art museum. Admittedly, this felt unnecessary and more of a tourist trap. We used it as a bathroom break before proceeding to the new town of Pompeii for lunch.
The lunch exceeded all of our expectations. The first course included unlimited pasta, followed by a choice of either beef or fish, along with mini Italian pastries for desert, bread, and a sampling of pizza.
After, we finally made our way to the ancient city of Pompeii. Our local tour guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and friendly. You receive headsets so you can hear her easily. Pompeii could easily take a full day, but our tour guide did a great job condensing it into one afternoon.
The bus is extremely comfortable and modern. It makes the journey quite easy. At the end of the day, the bus will drop you off near your hotel.
Tip: Sit on the left side for amazing views of Mt. Vesuvius as you drive down the highway! Also, be considerate: Don't take too long at the rest stops and make the whole group wait on you as happened on our bus.
Reviewed by: Filiz Y, January 2015
I really enjoyed the pace and coverage of the tour aspecially with wireless headsets in Pompei .. Great tour guides and you could wonder independently within a 100 m of the guide. Very timely hotel pickup as well.. Tough to fit so much into one day on your own.
Reviewed by: Sarah T, December 2014
I loved our guide and the entire day was well organized and well rounded with activities for everyone to enjoy. Loved my day trip and it was my favorite part of my trip to Italy!
Reviewed by: Winston B, December 2014
Great day out of Rome.
Reviewed by: Angelica W, December 2014
Reviewed by: Paul S, December 2014
Naples was disappointing because we went through the older rusty port district and much of the city's historical sites are under renovation.
However the stop at the cameo factory helped make up for it.
Pompeii was amazing.
Bus was packed (November), tour guide knowledgeable, and restaurant was perfect.
Reviewed by: Kenneth H, December 2014
A great trip which manages to do much in one day. Our guides were top rated and the quality of the transportation services was also very good. I wish we had more time in Naples but the highlight of the da was the tour in Pompeii. It was very memorable