Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

Pompeii, Sorento and Amalfi Coast
November 27, 2023
Great tour, great guide and bus driver. Pompeii was magnificent and our tour guide Max made the entire tour very interesting. He certainly had the attention of our group. Very knowledgeable and the pace was great. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Timmie Gillis
5 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
November 26, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. We also liked the van driver. They made a great team. The tours of Amalfi Coast and Pompeii were thorough. We wish we had more time in Sorrento to shop. It was way too short. Excellent tour overall.
Reviewer: Kevin Spriggs
5 Stars
November 17, 2023
The tour guide and driver were excellent! The tour size was perfect. I loved learning about the area and the views were spectacular. I highly recommend!
Reviewer: Jennifer Abraham
5 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento & Amalfi
October 31, 2023
Great trip. Small group & great guides. Especially at Pompeii. Guide did have problem with headsets getting returned at Pompeii which caused a time snag. But overall very good.
Reviewer: Jeanne Trent
5 Stars
Very good overall, depends on what you want to see
October 30, 2023
This was a good tour, but it tried to cover too much ground. The bus ride to the Amalfi coast was very scenic and enjoyable, but it was a long bus ride out, a u-turn ( no time to walk around), and a long bus ride back. The Pompeii tour was excellent. The guide (and his family) have been providing tours for years, and their knowledge was incredible. We only got to spend about 90 minutes in Pompeii, and could have easily spent 3 or four hours there. There is so much to see at all of the stops, it could have easily been two separate excursions and would have been equally enjoyable either way.
Reviewer: Bob McMullan
5 Stars
excursion review
October 01, 2023
Our trip to Pompeii ,Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast was fantastic, our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable, she even agreed to help us out with taking photos for us. Highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: lois livingston
4 Stars
Outstanding tour
October 01, 2023
The best of the best. Great tour of the coast, humorous and engaging. Pompeii was exceptional. Lots of history and pointing out things of interest.
Reviewer: Darlene Dierkes
5 Stars
Fun Tour!!
September 19, 2023
Our tour with Rosita (tour guide) and Alfredo (driver) was very informative and Rosita made it fun and memorable We had tour bus karaoke with Alfredo and he is the best tour bus driver in Napoli! :)
Reviewer: Eni H.
5 Stars
Tour excursion review
August 05, 2023
I wanted to commend our tour guide and driver during our Pompeii, sorrento and amalfi coast excursion on July 15, 2023. Luigi was very knowledgeable and flexible with our stops which I really appreciated. Everybody enjoyed the day. I will definitely recommend shore excursions and this tour to all my friends and family. Top notch all the way. Thank you for the positive experience!
Reviewer: Heather MacInnis
5 Stars
Great Day
August 02, 2023
Early start to this tour at 7:15am. We were on a small mini bus with 14 others. First we stopped along the Amalfi coast above Positano for some amazing views. Then it was on to Sorrento for some free time for coffee, food, shopping, etc. On the way back towards Pompeii we did get stuck in one of the tunnels for an accident, but the guide/driver were very good in planning the time and accounting for traffic. Pompeii was incredible. Francesco our guide was amazing, and kept everybody intrigued and engaged. He hit all the highlights. This tour was very good, would recommend.
Reviewer: Jenny D
5 Stars
Very good!
July 24, 2023
Great excursion. Fits in a lot of good moments in a short time. And we had a great guide in Stefano (if i remember his name right). Wish we had more time in Pompeii instead of lining up to get tickets.
Reviewer: Claes Hillblom
4 Stars
pompeii sorrento and almalfi coast
June 14, 2023
all these sights were fantastic. the scenery was beautiful and the guides were terrific and informative.
Reviewer: Kathleen Jackman
5 Stars
Wonderful Day
June 07, 2023
We could have been happier with our Excursion. Our tour guide was amazing, fun and we had a lot of fun with her for the day. It was a little cloudy but what an amazing wonderful day, our bus driver got us out of a potential line of traffic that would have stolen more than an hour of our time. Absolutely would recommend this to her
Reviewer: Sue Crossman
5 Stars
Beautiful Countryside
June 05, 2023
Solid full day drive through the countryside with stops for pictures and an excellent tour of Pompeii. We were one person shore of having ear phones that would have helped understanding our guides accent
Reviewer: Terrie Winkates
5 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
June 03, 2023
Loved this excursion. With only 14 people on this excursion, it was wonderful. The tour guide and the driver were awesome. A great memory of this beautiful area.
Reviewer: Denise Coraci
5 Stars
Pompeii to Amalfi
November 26, 2019
I am so glad that I booked this excursion versus taking a similar one through the cruise ship. The small group environment lends itself to a more personalized tour than what the cruise ship cattle call can offer. Our tour guide and driver, I've forgotten their names, were very attentive and had a great sense of humor. They provided a fantastic experience and were very knowledgeable. I will definitely book my future excursions through Shore Excursions Group!
Reviewer: Scott Matsuda
5 Stars
Gorgeous Drive
November 12, 2019
Glad I wasn't at the wheel! Views were fabulous. Pompei awesome, Almalfi coast staggeringly gorgeous, and cliffside lunch exceptional. Time to shop in Sorrento was a bonus. Knowledgeable tour guide was also personable!
Reviewer: Lance and Candy E Gidcumb
5 Stars
Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
November 12, 2019
The tour company was excellent and very accommodating. Our Mercedes van was clean an comfortable, and our guide was a native and knowledgeable. Both stops were on my bucket list, and my expectations were exceeded. The Amalfi Coast was breathtaking! We first stopped at a scenic overlook above Sorrento, and were able to snap many pictures of the gorgeous town and coast below. Then we wound through the coastal roads until we reached a small area with a produce stand and gift shop overlooking Amalfi. There we stopped for about a half hour, where we had the perfect vantage point for photos. Pompeii was our final stop, where we joined another group linked with our tour company, at which time we were handed off to a certified Pompeii guide, who led us through the ruins for almost two hours. She was extremely knowledgeable, and her English was very good. This tour was worth every penny!
Reviewer: Richard Prasnicki
5 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast Tour
October 29, 2019
Very busy 3 stop schedule, but ignoring the crowds a very enjoyable visit to these popular destinations. Tour guide at Pompeii found life difficult in being heard above competing parties. A special thank you to our two drivers especially Caesar who kept a very cool head on very busy roads.
Reviewer: Tony
5 Stars
The best tour
October 16, 2019
The only regret is we had to rush to see the Amalfi coast but our guide expertly drove us through the best views. Pompeii was unbelievable and our guide was superb. We could have spend several days on that tour. Wonderful
Reviewer: Elaine gorham
5 Stars
Beautiful day
October 08, 2019
Our tour guide Luca was very nice and gave us some great insight into Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. Our tour guide Rose at Pompeii was also great and super knowledgeable. We saw a ton in the 2 hours we were there. We had delicious fresh pasta in Sorrento and did some souvenir shopping on our own. We stopped at some great places by the Amalfi Coast for pictures! Note: You don’t actually going into the town of Positano, just stop before it and take spectacular pictures. Overall, it was a great day and we got to experience so much! (After returning to the pier, we even had a little time after to walk to a restaurant in Naples for a great Margherita pizza.)
Reviewer: Nicki
5 Stars
Amazing and Scenic trip
October 07, 2019
This tour was great. We met at 8:15 am, small private bus, 12-15 people. Our guide, Giusi (Like Juicy) was lovely! She spoke perfect English and gave us lots of good tidbits as we drove. She took us to our Pompeii guide, Mariana, who also spoke good English and knew everything about Pompeii. The tour of Pompeii was a bit rushed because we also had the scenic drive ahead of us. Pompeii is a HUGE city, so I am sure lots was missed. But for a 3 hr tour, we got a good feel for it. After Pompeii, we met up w/ Giusi for the drive up the coast. We stopped for lunch in Sorrento-We had about 2 hrs. Then back on the bus to drive up the Amalfi coast. We got out 2x for pics at scenic spots. Then we voted to stop at the Lemoncello factory. On the way back, Giusi serenaded us with a song about the Amalfi coast and her voice was amazing! The views were WOW. Everything we did was great. Returned to our boat on time. Aside from feeling rushed through Pompeii, this excursion was perfect.
Reviewer: Arianne
5 Stars
October 06, 2019
This was good as we got to see Pompeii and Sorrento thoroughly. The only downside was that the driver did not take us to the Amalfi Coast. We only saw it from a distance. We did not actually get to see the town of Amalfi close-up. We only saw it from the hillside. It would have been nice to explore the actual city near the coast.
Reviewer: Manouch Shariati
3 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
October 05, 2019
Excellent, unfortunately for some late arrival people, the bus was too small and they were very uncomfortable and complained all the time. Thank you for getting us back to the ship on time after all the excursions.
Reviewer: Beverley Arnold
5 Stars
Tour of Pompeii, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
September 25, 2019
Of all our excursions throughout the Oasis of the Seas cruise, this trip was at the top. Our driver (Giuseppe) was at the cruise pier waiting on us as advertised. He was very friendly and his love for his job showed throughout our time with him. Once we got to Pompeii, a young lady waiting for us at the ticket line that would be our guide through the city. She got our tickets very quickly which allowed us to avoid the lines. She was fantastic and provided a ton of knowledge during our tour. After this tour, she handed us back off to Giuseppe where we departed for Sorento and the Amalfi coast. We were ready for lunch at the Sorento stop, so we asked Giuseppe for recommendations. He walked us around to his regular eating place which happened to be overlooking the cliffs and sea. The view was postcard perfect. Per his recommendation, my wife and I got the seafood pasta and pizza. Wow!!! After Sorento, we headed out to the Amalfi coast then back to the ship. Great time!
Reviewer: Mike and Lauren Higdon
5 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento and Amalfi coast
September 10, 2019
Great tour - wish there had been time for seeing Amalfi coast. Pompeii tour was perfect and Sorrento was beautiful ( spend more time there on another trip).
Reviewer: Sue Will
4 Stars
Fantastic guide, skipping Pompeii next time
September 01, 2019
Our guide was Ariana, who was informative, funny, and gorgeous. She made this tour very special, especially for my 9 year old son, who she spoke and held hands with walking through Sorrento. We were disappointed with the guided tour of Pompeii which is given by another guide onsite, because it didn't include the tons of bodies frozen in time that we all hear about. All we saw was an archeological tour of the old city which is cool, but doesn't capture the horror of that day when Vesuvius blew its top. We saw 2.5 bodies in total, behind glass. The rest of the day was a treat though. Wonderful views along the coastlines and a great stop in Sorrento, where we had a delicious lunch. After that, a couple of scenic stops at overlooks of the Amalfi coast. Note that the tour does not actually go all the way to Positano, but you do get a view of it from one of the scenic overlooks. Again, Ariana and the driver were both wonderful and I would love to have them give us another tour any day.
Reviewer: Rody Kemple
4 Stars
Great experience
August 19, 2019
This tour was EXCELLENT!!! Luca was amazing. He was knowledgeable, super friendly and kept us engaged throughout the day with historic and entertaining facts. He was also very humorous and had us laughing throughout the tour. We were a large family group of 13 (ages 9 - 72) and he made us feel so welcomed. The mini bus we used was great. Spacious, very strong AC and easy to get in and out of. Our tour guide in Pompeii, Margareta, was awesome. she made Pompeii sound even more amazing by how she explained the history. This tour is an absolute MUST!!
Reviewer: E Cosco
5 Stars
Good small group experience
August 08, 2019
The coastal road allowed for lovely clear views and photo opportunities. Our driver, Luca, shared some of his own stories to give us a sense of local life. The van of 20 was a manageable size of group for our stops. Pompeii was compelling with an individual guide there. So much to see but we learned a lot! We didn't see all that was noted on the tour itinerary in Sorrento, but had free time to wander. Along a back street were some interesting 14th century buildings. Luca made a good recommendation for a local restaurant. A fair amount of time driving the coast road but it did give us a lovely day's outing.
Reviewer: Gary Grundman
4 Stars
Top points
July 20, 2019
One of the best days during our holiday. Our guide kept us entertained, laughing and learning. My kids had tons of fun. Highly recommend this one.
Reviewer: Marilette
5 Stars
July 18, 2019
The tour was excellent...great to be able to fit all of this in one day! Giuseppe and Gino were great.
Reviewer: Mindy Apple
5 Stars
Great experience.
June 25, 2019
Very enjoyable excursion. Very personable & friendly staff. Wonderful vistas.
Reviewer: Jerry
5 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
June 21, 2019
Great tour; morning in Pompeii with expedited entry, lunch in Sorrento, and then a leisurely drive around the Amalfi Coast. Could have used a bit more time in Sorrento.
Reviewer: Paul Tantalo
5 Stars
harriett swope
June 20, 2019
wonderful tour guide taking us thru pommpeii was great. antonio the bus tour guide was quite entertaining.
Reviewer: harriett swope
5 Stars
Awesome tour!
June 03, 2019
when we got off our boat, we were greeted by Gabriella and a sign with our name on it. I can not say enough about how informative and helpful she was through the day. It was a truly enjoyable experience from start to finish. We felt so comfortable, like we were with family. The sights were incredible! We didn't feel rushed at all, was very relaxed and Gabriella's bubbly personality made the day go by all to quickly! I would highly recommend this tour and our tour guide to anyone!
Reviewer: Anne Castro
5 Stars
I loved Nunzia and Alfredo, driver
May 28, 2019
I just wanted to say that I enjoyed my tour of these areas so very much! I had the most wonderful mediterranean cruise and I used shore excursions for 8 out of our 10 stops! This truly was one of my favorite stops and nunzia was an amazing tour guide! I would definitely do it again
Reviewer: Lorraine Jones
5 Stars
Needed for a first visit
May 27, 2019
If you take this excursion make sure you decide with the group to dine in Sorrento not in Pompeii. Enjoy Sorrento and spend more time in it.
4 Stars
Excellent Excursion
May 24, 2019
Tour guide for Pompeii was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We only spend about 2 hours at Pompeii and we regret that we didn't have more time there. The stop at bustling city of Sorrento for lunch was OK. Our driver gave us a good suggestion for where to eat. Our drive through the Amalfi coast was very scenic and we had adequate chances to take photos. Our last stop at the Limoncello shop was worthwhile. Overall, our driver was very entertaining, courteous, and skillful.
Reviewer: Kenneth E Reynolds
5 Stars
Small Bus Tour
May 22, 2019
Excellent guide and wonderul to see. I would highly recommend.
Reviewer: Christene Jones
5 Stars
May 17, 2019
This was such a great tour!!!!! Giuseppe was our driver and he was phenomenal. Not only an excellent safe driver, but the most charming funny guide we had our entire trip in the Mediterranean. He was kind, informative, and truly passionate about the places he took us! I can’t remember the guide we had in Pompeii, but she was AMAZING!!!! I almost cried when we had to leave her because of how great she was!! Aside from the great guides, Pompeii is a must see!!!!! The most fascinating of all the ancient ruins we visited. The Almafi coast is absolutely stunning and Sorrento is the cutest little town with amazing food and all the limoncello you could ask for! Please book this tour!!!
Reviewer: Alicia Wagner
5 Stars
Love this Excursion!
February 07, 2019
This excursion is for one who wants to learn about and see a variety of different parts of Italy in a day. Our guide through Pompeii was so informative and knew where to take us to avoid any other of the many tours going on during the same time. The history of the ruins was fascinating from the buildings to the roadways, all with a story. Next, we spent some time in Sorrento walking the streets and seeing and smelling numerous lemon trees. Driving up the Amalfi Coast was a treat of beautiful terrain. It reminded me of Cape Breton Island in Maritime Canada.
Reviewer: Lenore Greaves
5 Stars
excellent tour of Pompeii
December 06, 2018
Pompeii tour guide was very good, there is just so much to see and take in I could have spent 2 days there alone. The trip to Sorrento was OK, but basically dropped off to shop/eat then go for a drive down the highway to see the coast. I think if you are interested in the Pompeii it would be better to just take it, as the other two spots were not near as interesting. If you want to shop then I guess Sorrento would be fine. The tour guide/operator for the mini bus was fine but his english was so so and the speakers in the bus did not help.
Reviewer: Don McCauley
4 Stars
November 14, 2018 Tour
December 05, 2018
With our tour being one of the last in the season, some might think this tour may be somewhat of a let down. YOU WOULD BE WRONG! Our tour guides were fantastic! Gabriella and Valerio were FUN and Informative! From gridlock traffic, restaurant reservations, top notch Gelato advice, breathtaking cliffs, to personal dreams and desires, Gabriella and Valerio were open to ALL questions! Their willingness to share their lives and give detailed accounts to the locations we visited completely opened up the entire group of people on the tour. We didn’t get a lot of time to take in the views at Sorrento, but enough time to walk and shop as desired. If you get the opportunity to take this tour, I would advise requesting Gabriella and Valerio as your guides. They TRULY made this an experience to remember.
Reviewer: Jeff Staashelm
5 Stars
Excellent tour experience
November 05, 2018
Our tour guide was EXCELLENT. We had a small van that held 8 people ok it should the driver. He was very informative and spoke English well. We had a local guide walk us through the Roman ruins and he was super enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable.
Reviewer: K Louie
5 Stars
Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
October 28, 2018
Very good but would like more stops for pictures but realize this would be difficult considering the terrain.
Reviewer: Lena Bobier
4 Stars
The best!
October 26, 2018
What an experience! Our cruise ended up docking an hour and a half later than what we were supposed to and since my husband and I were debarking our cruise early, it took us even longer to get off the boat because guest service was AWFUL. I was so stressed by the time we got off because I was sure the excursion had left us behind. After looking around, Sal, that wonderful man was standing there with my name on a piece of paper. We were so lucky to be apart of Sal's group. There were 14 of us, what a fun trip this was. Our tour at Pompeii was short and sweet. Our drive around the amalfi coast and sorrento coast was amazing and thrilling! Thank you Sal! we also loved your singing no matter how wrong you sing the song! *heart eyes*
Reviewer: Shabrayia
5 Stars
Shore excursion from cruise port
October 21, 2018
One of the best excursions. Only 5 of us. Very personal. Would recommend this excursion to anyone.
Reviewer: Martin
5 Stars