This holiday is a coach holiday.The first t wo days and the last two days will be spent on the coach.This only leaves five days to enjoy the excursions detailed in the description..and the key word to note here is the word"optional" which means if you do decide to take part rather than being marooned at the hotel inFuiggi,there will be an additional cost.For the two of us who did all the excursions it cost an additional 284euros.A point to remember when costing this tour.!!!Also as it is a coach holiday you can expect to be on the coach for 5/6 hours per day.From the hotel in Fuiggi to Rome..it's 2 to 3 hours each way depending on traffic.So remember this is a COACH holiday.The hotel can only be described as Basic and clean..5 star luxury it aint.!!! Otherwise Leger's operation is slick and efficient but would recommend a shorter haul,and watch out or enquire as to the cost of the"optionals" which can leave a dent in your budget !! In short this is a holiday of a lifetime >NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
My mum did this trip a few years ago, and agree with silverfox completely there is a LOT of coach travel for around 4 hours at the actual destination. Much better to plan your own trip using the train,
Just got back from this tour. First thing to remember is that this is a COACH holiday and an overnighter. We were fully aware of this and went ahead as my husband is unable to fly due to health reasons. You cannot fault Leger for all they do the husband and wife drivers were first class and Silver Service means you are never short of drinks and snacks and entertainment on the coach. However, you do spend any awful lot of time on the coach. The hotel is approx. 2 hours away from Rome up in the hillside. The "optional" excursions are an extra expenditure what Leger do is send you a sheet of the extra cost about a week before you depart so you know exactly what you have to pay out for. The excursions are good value for money although very structured. The day to Sorrento we had to get up at 5.30 to get there on time for the ferry to Capri. You are fast tracked into the Colesseum and Vatican which you have to do as they queues are massive. The Vatican day was an absolute circus. I can say I have seen the Sistene Chapel but I was inside with over 500 people - it was absolutely crazy. To do it with respect you will have to go out of season.
The hotel is very basic and the food portions very poor. We struggled to find anything nice to eat in Fiuggi in the evening - perhaps it was too early in the season. The evening meal costs 18 euros each and there is no choice - dessert was always a bowl of ice-cream. Breakfast was very slow and with a big party of 40+ and a deadline departure time each morning sometimes there wasnt enough time for breakfast. There are no tea/coffee facilities in the room but that is common in Italy. We did enjoy our holiday and saw everything we wanted to see and more but the overnight travel is not for the faint-hearted. Hope you find this review helpful
Train and ferry connections are so easy to use between these destinations, I would strongly encourage you to do it yourself and save money. It will also be a lot more enjoyable.
Capri can be reached from Sorrento by ferry.
The entrance to Pompeii is a stone's throw from the train station "Pompeii Scavi.".
You can download free iTunes podcasts for many of the sites in Rome, and also Pompeii.
Post separately on Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii to get more specific advice.Edited: 18 May 2012, 15:12
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