Naples Pompeii Walking Tour Excursion Reviews
I think Pompeii was our favorite excursion, although we enjoyed all of them. It was simply amazing to walk around and see all of the history. We underestimated just how big Pompeii is and the 2ish hours that we had were simply not enough. If you want to see Pompeii, I'd highly recommend arranging your own tour and spend the day there.
Crowded, but were shown the highlights. Wear sneakers surfaces are uneven and walking difficult.
Good duration for doing it with children but one only visits a part of it. Too bad it was pouring.
Although visiting Pompeii was a wonderful learning experience, the port itself, is not nice and it's close surroundings are not visually pretty. I am sure there are probably nicer areas, but what we saw travelling from the port to Pompeii was not pretty. Be vary wary of the cab drivers. They are plain and simple thieves and liars. We were told that the train to and from Pompeii was really expensive and unsafe. He told us that he would take us for less money. We believed him, despite the fact that my research said otherwise. Follow your gut - and do not be out 120 Euro like we were.
Pompeii was really incredible, but the hardest walking of all of the places we went on this cruise. The ground is uneven so if you have walking difficulties be prepared. It's well worth seeing.
Value Package: Sorrento & Pompeii – Adult Only Departure
I was surprised by the sheer magnitude of this old city! Could easily have spent 2-3 more hours to get the scope of everything that happened in an ancient Roman city like this. Make sure you walk through the tiny bordello and see the painted tiles...
Part of Capri, and Sorrento excursion
Salerno The actual port in which we docked was Catania
Pompeii is one of those places you really feel you have to go and see. Think about resisting. Or go independently. We were one of about 20 coaches leaving the ship for Pompeii -with other variations tucked in. The entry and obligatory cameo factory was very crowded and over priced. Because we were in such a large group our guide spent most of her time explaining that we couldn't go and see the main bits of Pompeii because the group was too big and the site was too crowded. What we were able to see was fascinating. But we would have got a lot more out of it on our own.
OK actually this was Sorrento and Pompeii both. And it was Salerno not Naples. Sorrento was on my list since we live in Sorrento Florida. We loved going to the farm outside Sorrento, then exploring Sorrento on our own in the morning. And our tour of Pompeii was different than what we had done before. Yeah, this was probably my favorite port day of them all!
Nice and large. Very historical. Go see the Brothel
This was one of the ports we visited twice. We did the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii tours on our first stop and Capri Island tour on the second. For a great view of Capri and surrounding islands take the chair lift to the top and relax with a cappuccino and enjoy the view. Almalfi coast is spectacular but the bus ride is nothing compared to going up the mountain in Kotor.Pompeii is great for history buffs
Saw most of what we wanted to see.
We booked a combined Vesuvius/Pompeii tour through the cruiseline. This was one of the highlights of the trip and the honeymoon for me. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. I got the sense that he was a teacher or professor and did the tour-guiding on the side. Pompeii is one of a kind and not to be missed.
This tour makes you hungry to go back to school and learn all about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and what was going on in 79 A.D. in other parts of the world. The incredible artwork, mosaic tile floors, magnificent statuary, etc. really gives you an appreciation for how long our culture has existed. (And also makes you wonder if anything we are creating today will have the staying power that Pompeii does?)
Well worth a look at nice day out
Excellent tour however you need more then the time alloted to see the ruins. A lot of walking definately dress in very comfortable walking shoes. Definately worth the hike and heat.
The was a fabulous tour. Guide was very informative. Pompeii is a huge archeological site. You only cover a small section. Very interesting and well worth the visit.
Great experience with Elisa our guide. The farm visit in Sorrento was great and the Limoncello was amazing. We had a wonderful time even though time was cut short in Pompeii.
Far far too rushed and superficial.
Very easy by train or bus. Tram/train tickets are sold in front of ship, next to tram top. Leave the tram after the left corner; this is the station. Pompei Scavi is stop 18. Guides are available and useful. We were back before lunch.
From Versuvius we did Pompei. It was a hard walking day but worth it. When you leave Pompei the guide will take you to a restaurant where you will be charged 14 euros per person for a pizza, small ice cream and a drink. You will then be led back to the coach and onto the ship. It was my mistake I misunderstood and assumed we would be going back in Pompei. Had I realised ice cream sat in the sun would have been cheaper and more enjoyable.
Pompeii was amazing and our guide, Jose, was very knowledgeable.
Excellent guide. Very interesting. Lots of walking so not good for less abled. Definitely worth a visit. Would have liked more time to wander around but on a tight timescale.
Make sure you bring their currency as you cannot buy a ticket with a credit card or any other currency. We didn't find that out until we arrived at the gate and had to find a post office to exchange money then wait on a long line again.
We had a superb knowledgeable guide who kept us interested all the time. I have been before but found it just as fascinating.
When we booked our tour with Rome in Limo Tours, they suggested that we hire a Pompeii-specific guide to walk us through the ruins and explain what we were seeing. While not absolutely necessary, it was a good decision to do it that way. Armed with the proper guide books, I think doing it yourself is possible, but certainly would take more time than we'd allocated.
Our guide was waiting for us when we arrived at the parking area just outside of the entry gates to the Pompeii ruins. He rounded us all up, explained how we were going to progress through the venue and off we went. We saved a couple of Euros on entry tickets as he took our Grand-children ahead of us and through a different gate where they didn't have to pay. As the day progressed I realized the guide was worth every Euro cent that he cost. Very knowledgeable, sincere and patient with our questions, he made the experience pleasant, fun and educational. I'm sure he'd done the same dance hundreds of times before, but he never seemed to be bored with our incessant questioning. Also, knowing our limited time frame he steered us to the most important of the sites and those with the most interesting stories.
It's amazing how vast these digs are! I think the size of the original town was somewhere around 150 acres. The idea is to envision what it must have been like 2000 year ago! You are walking the same cobble-stoned streets and walking into the shops and homes of the people who lived there, all those many years ago. The House of Lucius Caecillus Jucundus, the House of the Faun, the Forum Baths, or the Temple of Jupiter. There's the Theatre, the Municipal Office, the Market Place, and the Gladiator's barracks. And, so many more. It's a bit eerie but fascinating at the same time.
Well worth the visit. The architecture and artifects were almost as if they were constructed yesterday.
great but we ran through it. It takes about a whole day at least not 2 hours.
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.
The port itself is the most depressing dirty and intimidating port ever... dreadful. Also lots of warnings about embarking into the city. We decided on Pompeii as somewhere I have always wanted to go to.The journey through Naples was equally depressing despite the guides efforts to convince us otherwise. I loved Pompeii, and would of preferred not being on the tour, as the guide took us round far too slowly for my liking , she was very knowledgeable, but some of her details were not necessary. I just wanted to know about Pompeii itself, not the history of Italy and its dynasties and what the emperor said to the empress on their night out...We wandered off keeping her within radio distance, and I did enjoy the trip, and glad I booked with the ship as I don t think I would of got off to travel through Naples otherwise.
Happy we took an excursion vs public bus or train.
Great service. Customizes tour and small very informative pompeii tour was the highlight of trip.