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“Top-notch guide in Pompeii”

Private Tours of Pompeii
Ranked #2 of 46 Tours in Pompeii
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Owner description: We offer private tours of Pompeii with excellent English speaking guides. No lines, no large groups. Finding the best sites to see in Pompeii can be a challenge. Don't worry we'll take you to them!
High Point, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Top-notch guide in Pompeii”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

My wife and I wanted a top-notch guide for Pompeii, one with a degree in archeology, and we took a chance with Private Tours of Pompeii based on the excellent response from Louise, who handles all the arrangements and answered all our questions for Private Tours of Pompeii. She had our guide, Mr. Lello, meet us at the Pompeii-Scavi station and worked us in for a late 4pm start, even though it was his third tour of the day. You could not tell it however and he was animated and full of enthusiasm with interesting stories, history and facts for the full three hours. My wife had hurt her foot, and Mr. Lello arranged our tour for the least waling, without back-tracking. We felt sorry for those without guides walking around the vast streets looking lost, and even sorrier for the bus tours following some umbrella in the air! Excellent value for the money and well worth it. Scott -High Point, NC

Visited June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
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“Voted Best Tour By Our Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Pompeii was brought to life by the passionate, outgoing personality of our guide, Rossana! The 2.5 hr guided tour seemed like 5 mins! There is no doubt that Rossana knows everything about Pompeii. My entire family (husband, 20 year old daughter and 16 year old daughter) agreed that this was the best tour of our 12 day trip in Italy! All of our tours were really great so this is the ultimate compliment to Rossana! Along with her great love and knowledge of Pompeii she speaks good English and has a very strong voice so she was easy to hear and understand. Allora, Rossana!

Visited June 2014
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Hamilton NZ
2 reviews
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“Private tours of Pompeii”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had a fantastic day. Stefano our driver picked us up in Rome and drove us down tp Pompeii where we met our guide Rossana. She was fantastic friendly and very knowledgable. We had an 11yr old son and she was amazing with him. The lunch at a local Vineyard was great and the additional tour of Herculaneum was worth the visit. Both Stefano and Rossana made our day something to Remember always.

Visited May 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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2 reviews
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“Ilaria brings Pompeii to life!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We couldn't have asked for a better day than our excursion with our guide Ilaria of Private Tours! My husband and I departed from Naples and started before the crowds converged onto Pompeii. She dazzled us with details that really brought the tour to life, and brought together what could have been an exhausting, confusing collection of ruins (albeit spectacular) into something coherent, fascinating, and touching. By pointing out the details of how people lived--and died--our tour guide brought us a sense of intimacy and understanding of the site in ways that a guidebook could never do. Her passion, though, was Herculaneum--it's what she studies, lives, and breathes, and her expertise shows on the afternoon tour of the more compact, but equally awe-inspiring, ruins of this more overlooked site. I definitely would recommend touring Herculaneum with her. Tour it with Pompeii, or tour Herculaneum by itself. It was a long day, but we didn't notice--Ilaria is that good. Yes, they stop for a planned lunch at a vinyard that at first glance screams tourist trap--but it was a very pleasant experience, the wines were delicious, and the food simple, filling and, oh, actually very very good! This tour was simply the highlight of our trip that included Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi coast. Ottimo!

Visited May 2014
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Laindon, United Kingdom
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“"Pompeii and Herculaneum brought to life"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We travelled to Naples on a cruise ship. Researching we found 'Private Tours of Pompeii' we booked and were met at the port by Enzo who was in a smart comfortable VW Minibus. We then collected our guide an ex teacher who was very knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loved her job and Pompeii, she brought it to life, an unbelievable experience made fantastic by this guide. This was a once in a life-time trip made all the more special by this talented young lady. In all the whole day from the Polite careful smart driver, the quality transport and the wonderful guide was first class and a credit to Private Tours of Pompeii to whom we thank. We had a great day, the competition for these tour companies is vast, we found the best.

Visited May 2014
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