We started the morning by departing over 1.5 hours late from the cruise terminal due to traffic issues at the Port. This made heading to Sorrento and Positano highly challenging time wise. We ended up skipping going to Positano (only saw it from a vista view point), turning around and heading into Sorrento (only to have 20 mins for a quick stop before we had to leave), and then head to Pompeii.
Our driver tried to make the best of the situation. But you could tell he wasn’t happy about the traffic. He also spoke limited English which made the tour difficult.
The tour operator tried to make up for the poor experience in the morning by providing us with a complimentary walking guide at Pompeii. This guide was fantastic and made our two hours at Pompeii fabulous.
Our driver then gave us a quick 15 mins tour of Naples sights by car before heading back to the Port.
All in all, the tour operator really couldn’t have done anything different. Except maybe tell us upfront that the itinerary we had planned was possibly too challenging for the day. And while our driver really did try to provide a good experience, the lack of English made it difficult. In the end we used google translate app to help aid understanding.
A great afternoon at Pompeii saved the day.
Francesco was great, very informative and we enjoyed it. Private tour for just the 2 of us which was great. But, know that this is not a visit to the lighthouse, but merely a 300 meter climb up to where it is (it’s now a hotel) and views of the sea. We misread the tour and thought that it was a visit to the lighthouse and ability to go inside. I wish we had been able to go inside, we love lighthouses. The tour runs about 6 hours (give or take when your ship docks) and ends about 45 mins early. I would suggest maybe a city tour after driving back from the lighthouse for future guests.
The transfers to Oia and to Fira were perfect! Thanks!
Unfortunately the information provided was slightly misleading, we assumed that the meeting point was ten minutes walk from the cruise terminal. In fact it was more like a ten minute taxi journey from where our cruise terminated. In the end we arrived at the meeting point late, so missed the full tour
Wij hebben de excursie erg leuk gevonden. Maar ik wil jullie wel meegeven dat jullie duidelijk moeten melden waar het meetingpoint is, ook wanneer deze op het laatste moment gewijzigd is. Ons mailadres is bekend. Het was zeer lastig om de bus te vinden, die op een heel andere plaats stond dan jullie mij nog via whats app hadden doorgeven. En als het dan zo warm is en met een klein kindje...
After docking in Cannes we were picked up by our wonderful ,informative driver Philip !
The stunning vintage car was so comfortable for a family of 4 .We drove around Cannes,Nice,Monte Carlo and it was truly magical !
We would recommend this trip to everyone!