Positano (Amalfi) Pompeii Excursion Reviews

If you're in Positano, chances are you'll want to visit Pompeii, the ancient Italian city that was buried under ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Whether you're into archaeology or ancient history, you can't miss these ruins.
The drive along the Amalfi coast was gorgeous and a bit nerve wracking whipping along the cliff ...
Sail Date: October 2018
The drive along the Amalfi coast was gorgeous and a bit nerve wracking whipping along the cliff side roads. The two hours at Pompeii were only enough for a taste of the massive site but the tour guide did his best to hit as many highlights ... Read More
The drive along the Amalfi coast was gorgeous and a bit nerve wracking whipping along the cliff side roads. The two hours at Pompeii were only enough for a taste of the massive site but the tour guide did his best to hit as many highlights as possible. It was probably plenty if you weren't a history buff but we easily could have spent all day there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
beautiful tour, shopping was so-so.
Sail Date: October 2016
beautiful tour, shopping was so-so.
beautiful tour, shopping was so-so. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
WOW WOW WOW!!!
Sail Date: October 2016
WOW WOW WOW!!! I wanted more time. It's truly a standing city and not ruins. You can wander all day the streets and feel like you are wandering the city as it was. I NEED to make it make here for hours. We only got about 1.5 hours ... Read More
WOW WOW WOW!!! I wanted more time. It's truly a standing city and not ruins. You can wander all day the streets and feel like you are wandering the city as it was. I NEED to make it make here for hours. We only got about 1.5 hours with the tour (after driving and seeing the labs behind the scenes). I could never get enough of this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the Exploration of Pompeii.
Sail Date: October 2016
Took the Exploration of Pompeii. Very excellent guide,knowledgeable and humorous. . Very awesome tour of a very magical place.
Took the Exploration of Pompeii. Very excellent guide,knowledgeable and humorous. . Very awesome tour of a very magical place. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Wonderful history and tour guide excellent
Sail Date: September 2016
Wonderful history and tour guide excellent
Wonderful history and tour guide excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Too much to do in one day.
Sail Date: August 2016
Too much to do in one day. Since this was our first visit, we are very glad we went to Pompeii. After that, our tour took us to beautiful Sorrento where we had lunch. I wish we could have spent more time here. We then drove down the ... Read More
Too much to do in one day. Since this was our first visit, we are very glad we went to Pompeii. After that, our tour took us to beautiful Sorrento where we had lunch. I wish we could have spent more time here. We then drove down the Almalfi Coast a bit, and saw Positano from a vantage point. A long, but fabulous day. I would definitely recommend ItalyTours.eu. The price was good, only 11 of us on the tour, and the guide and driver were fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Motor launch to Amalfi then time to explore, then lunch and to Pompeii.
Sail Date: July 2016
Motor launch to Amalfi then time to explore, then lunch and to Pompeii. Really fantastic and knowledgable guide (Claudio) who told us a LOT about Pompeii. A wonderful experience.
Motor launch to Amalfi then time to explore, then lunch and to Pompeii. Really fantastic and knowledgable guide (Claudio) who told us a LOT about Pompeii. A wonderful experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Although the cruise line rated the excursion "moderate" for activity level we felt it was ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Although the cruise line rated the excursion "moderate" for activity level we felt it was strenuous, perhaps because it was extremely hot the day we were there. Ruins were comparable to other ruins of the same time period (I ... Read More
Although the cruise line rated the excursion "moderate" for activity level we felt it was strenuous, perhaps because it was extremely hot the day we were there. Ruins were comparable to other ruins of the same time period (I thought of Masada in Israel). We earned how cameos were made, at a shop at the base of Pompeii. Stop at a farm to learn how mozzarella and ricotta were made, with samples of both, with procuitto and wine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took the motor launch tour of the coast that also included Pompeii.
Sail Date: July 2016
We took the motor launch tour of the coast that also included Pompeii. Seeing the coast from the water was great. We docked and had about 90 minutes to tour the town and shop. Then it was off to lunch before heading to Pompeii. Again, ... Read More
We took the motor launch tour of the coast that also included Pompeii. Seeing the coast from the water was great. We docked and had about 90 minutes to tour the town and shop. Then it was off to lunch before heading to Pompeii. Again, the heat was quite intense while touring Pompeii but it’s one of those things you have to see to believe. There are public water fountains everywhere so be sure to pack a refillable water bottle for all of your excursions. In general, I find that the tour guides sometimes forget that tourists need bathroom breaks. You have to speak up and ask or they just keep moving – at the end of the day, they have a schedule to keep and have to get you back before the ship sails. We never felt rushed on any of our excursions. There was ample time to look around, take pictures, shop, etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We just walk around
Sail Date: July 2016
We just walk around
We just walk around Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were the first people in Pompei, took a tour all over the city, went through Ravello and drove ...
Sail Date: July 2016
We were the first people in Pompei, took a tour all over the city, went through Ravello and drove the whole Amalfi coast.
We were the first people in Pompei, took a tour all over the city, went through Ravello and drove the whole Amalfi coast. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Maybe 3/5 is a little mean as Pompeii was superb and worth the fee on it's own.
Sail Date: July 2016
Maybe 3/5 is a little mean as Pompeii was superb and worth the fee on it's own. Sorrento was lovely too - a nice seaside town with a buzz. What wasn't great was the constant herding of the tour group into irrelevant shops - ... Read More
Maybe 3/5 is a little mean as Pompeii was superb and worth the fee on it's own. Sorrento was lovely too - a nice seaside town with a buzz. What wasn't great was the constant herding of the tour group into irrelevant shops - wooden furniture, cameo brooches, olive oil producers. Boring and irrelevant. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We would have liked a little longer in Pompeii than was offered on the tour.
Sail Date: July 2016
We would have liked a little longer in Pompeii than was offered on the tour.
We would have liked a little longer in Pompeii than was offered on the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Pompeii was wonderful.
Sail Date: May 2016
Pompeii was wonderful. Warning..a lot of walking on uneven and rough road. But worth it. And most enjoyed with a very knowledgable guide.
Pompeii was wonderful. Warning..a lot of walking on uneven and rough road. But worth it. And most enjoyed with a very knowledgable guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We decide to visit Pompeii on our own using the ship's tour called Pompeii on your Own.
Sail Date: April 2016
We decide to visit Pompeii on our own using the ship's tour called Pompeii on your Own. I wish we had had more information about this tour. The transportation to Pompeii was fine, but when we got to Pompeii there were hoards of ... Read More
We decide to visit Pompeii on our own using the ship's tour called Pompeii on your Own. I wish we had had more information about this tour. The transportation to Pompeii was fine, but when we got to Pompeii there were hoards of visitors and we waited more than 1 hour just to buy tickets. Precious time wasted. We rushed through our visit, very underwhelming to say the least. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took the Pompeii on our Own, the transfer was fine but once we got to Pompeii we had to wait ...
Sail Date: April 2016
We took the Pompeii on our Own, the transfer was fine but once we got to Pompeii we had to wait over and hour just to buy entrance tickets. Lots of wasted time. I suggest you book a full tour with the cruise line. Lots of people and ... Read More
We took the Pompeii on our Own, the transfer was fine but once we got to Pompeii we had to wait over and hour just to buy entrance tickets. Lots of wasted time. I suggest you book a full tour with the cruise line. Lots of people and pandemonium. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Got to Amalfi very early in the morning when most of the shops were still closed.
Sail Date: October 2015
Got to Amalfi very early in the morning when most of the shops were still closed. There was not much to see or do because of this. The time was wasted waiting for the guide to come back for us since he had to park the van somewhere else. ... Read More
Got to Amalfi very early in the morning when most of the shops were still closed. There was not much to see or do because of this. The time was wasted waiting for the guide to come back for us since he had to park the van somewhere else. We did not have enough time I'm Pompeii to see everything. We felt like we were being rushed to make it back to the ship on time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This trip did not include the entrance fee.
Sail Date: August 2015
This trip did not include the entrance fee. Please be advised that children under 18yrs with an EU residency/passport get free entrance, anyone 18-24yrs get half price with proof of EU residency/passport. We booked Pompeii on your own so ... Read More
This trip did not include the entrance fee. Please be advised that children under 18yrs with an EU residency/passport get free entrance, anyone 18-24yrs get half price with proof of EU residency/passport. We booked Pompeii on your own so did not get a guide around the excavation. The map you are given by the ticket office is in Italian and is not of great use, so if you are not on a guided trip or do not pay for an independent guide, who are found at the entrance, then please consider getting a detailed guide book to take in with you. We did not and you cannot buy any maps or books once inside. Is a huge sight and impossible to get round in one day and a guide book would of been extremely helpful. We did eavesdrop on a couple of guides and asked the staff guarding certain areas for information but came away feeling we did not get the most out of the trip. It is fascinating and well worth the time. We went in the morning and as it is very open gets very hot, midday and afternoon must be unbearable in the peak of summer. Due to the uneven ground this trip is not suitable for pushchairs/strollers/wheelchairs or reduced mobility. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Too expensive, especially for a family of four.
Sail Date: August 2015
Too expensive, especially for a family of four. However, it was made a truly wonderful experience because we had the best guide you could wish for: Manuella. Entertainment on our coach was better than on the ship! Manuella should be on ... Read More
Too expensive, especially for a family of four. However, it was made a truly wonderful experience because we had the best guide you could wish for: Manuella. Entertainment on our coach was better than on the ship! Manuella should be on stage. The Amalfi coast is one of the most beautiful places I've been to. Bit scary on the coach, but the driver did a fantastic job. The lunch was pretty average (cheap wine). Didn't appreciate being hoarded into the coral jewellery shop. Pompeii was interesting, but would have been happy to cut the time there by half, but that's my personal experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were very thankful that our guide from Lovely Amalfi Tours was flexible enough to put in this ...
Sail Date: July 2015
We were very thankful that our guide from Lovely Amalfi Tours was flexible enough to put in this unexpected tour stop. We had only a small amount of time to visit, but all guests wanted to make the stop. Quite a surreal experience!
We were very thankful that our guide from Lovely Amalfi Tours was flexible enough to put in this unexpected tour stop. We had only a small amount of time to visit, but all guests wanted to make the stop. Quite a surreal experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent private tour, highly recommend!
Sail Date: July 2015
Excellent private tour, highly recommend!
Excellent private tour, highly recommend! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Got a 30 minute lecture outside the back gate and then walked up one street to the front gate and ...
Sail Date: June 2015
Got a 30 minute lecture outside the back gate and then walked up one street to the front gate and left. Barely saw anything. I've been to Pompeii before so I know how much we missed. And then he only gave us 20 minutes to use ... Read More
Got a 30 minute lecture outside the back gate and then walked up one street to the front gate and left. Barely saw anything. I've been to Pompeii before so I know how much we missed. And then he only gave us 20 minutes to use facilities and eat lunch. It was very crowded! Took 10 minutes just for the restroom. We had to inhale our lunch. Really frustrating! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our tour director was fantastic.
Sail Date: May 2015
Our tour director was fantastic. We loved him. He kind of took us to some "hidden gems" or off the beaten path as you might say. We were grateful to have him.
Our tour director was fantastic. We loved him. He kind of took us to some "hidden gems" or off the beaten path as you might say. We were grateful to have him. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises