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Vesuvius vs. Pompeii Tours
Ranked #32 of 189 Tours in Naples
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We booked this tour prior to our trip.. We were on a cruise w a stop in Naples and it was 7 of us traveling. It was well worth getting our private van with driver and English speaking guide for the day( Francesca). We went to Pompeii, climbed Vesuvius and then a little downtown Naples walking tour. Francesca Was awesome. She grew up in the area and was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned far more than we would have on our own or with an audio guide, plus it was less expensive by far than anything the cruise ship offered. It was great!

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

could not be happier with the excellent tour of Pompeii. Fiorella meet us at our B&B then took us to Pompeii she was so helpfull not only telling us everything we needed to know about Pompeii but alot of other information as well. We also went to Sorento which is beautiful wich she told us about and we would of not gone there otherwise. Thank you so much Fiorella and Vesuvius vs. Pompeii Tours for everything.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We arranged a tour for two of Pompeii prior to our departure from the US. Communication was good. Our guide Fiorella was knowledgeable, engaging and helpful. She met us promptly, provided an excellent overview of the site, and offered lots of helpful information for the rest of our stay in the Naples area.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We booked our tour via Al at www.vesuviusvspompeii.com and were assigned a private driver, van and tour guide. The guide was Francesca Siniscalchi. We started the 8 hour day by telling Francesca we wanted to change our plans. We decided to cut short our time at Pompeii and add Herculaneum. She spoke to the driver, developed a plan and made it happen. We had seen a Pompeii museum exhibit a few years ago, so felt we could modify accordingly.

Francesca was perfect at giving us the Pompeii experience we wanted in two hours, hiked with us to the peak of Vesuvius, picked an authentic place for the birth place of Pizza and gave an inspiring tour of Herculaneum. She was excited to give this last part, as few people ask to see Herculaneum. She knew all the important locations, explained each very well and knew how to make the trip efficient. What a wonderful and informative guide. Herculaneum is a much more well preserved version of Pompeii. The mosaics, paintings, etc. are much more stunning than Pompeii, but not nearly as big a site. Francesca did everything we wanted and more. What a pleasant day in the Naples area. We were lucky to have her and if you want a great guide, make sure Francesca gives you a tour. I give her a huge recommendation and Al did a good job in arranging for her to be our guide.

One item of note was that we arranged and paid for a Mercedes Van and driver. The car we got served our purpose, but the company did not give us the level of transportation we had reserved. We paid a premium for the vehicle and did not get what we paid for. It did not harm our day, but we hired this company, even though they were higher cost, because of the higher service.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

ancient Roman town buried with most of its inhabitants when Vesuvius erupted in AD79. Excavations still on going to uncover more of the town. Well worth a visit. In many ways it is better than ancient Rome itself as the excavations show how the streets were made, the shops etc. A must see for history buffs like me.

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