Naples Mt. Vesuvius Excursion Reviews
We were so happy to take the vesuvius and pompeii tour, we had not idea we would be allowed to climb the volcano up the very side of the crater and we did!! Smoke was coming out of volcano and its the most spectacular thing we ever saw. The climb is hard on the legs though, they hurt for a few days afterwards. Also if you have heart or breathing issues this might not be for you. The scenery is spectacular though and Worth the effort! Pompeii was majestic as we expected and nothing less. Guide gave a LOT of info, but honstely we could have spent an entire day in pompeii because there is sooo much to see.
This excursion was wonderful but I have to say.....what the hell happened to Naples. I was there a couple of decades ago and it was nice but now is full of garbage on many streets! Lots of plastic water bottles and garbage strewn on the side of the streets going up the mountain and throughout the bush. Then we went downtown after to Brandy's Pizza and some sidestreets were littered with garbage also and I don't know why!! The city needs to get volunteers to clean up if it is not in the budget for them to have city workers do it.
The views from the top of Vesuvius were extraordinary. This really is not to be missed, and the walk is not that hard if you are in any kind of reasonable physical shape. If you walk with a cane or similar this is probably not for you.
Thrilled I was able to get to the top of Vesuvius, hard work at my age 69. Hubby went ahead and I along with two other ladies from the ship set out together. First the 50 year old turned back then the 40 year old stopped, think they were really fed up of my moaning that I had to get to the top! But I did it, it's just a hole in the ground but has good views over Naples.
Worth visiting but a strenuous climb. Does not suit less abled. Again, very busy - would be better out of season.
Not enough time for both visits especially with the 1 hour detour to attempt to sell you overpriced crap. Group was too big in Pompeii for the guide to communicate with. I would recommend doing this one on your own and at your own pace.
Would have taken too long using a public bus or train, so we opted for an excursion. We were happy we did.