Just returning from a fabulous experience on Voyager of the Seas Med cruise
We used the Sorrentosilverstar for Pompeii Sorrento and Positano. We started off quite early in the Morning 8:00am but every minute of the day was worth. the first stop ( 2 hours) was at Pompeii ruins, where a private guide was waiting for us. We didn’t expect such a memorable experience round the Roman city where you just feel like back to 2000 years ago.
The satisfaction of having taken that tour continued when we moved on to Sorrento. The old town centre was just what we wanted for our free time shopping, the icing on the cake was our lunch in an old fisherman village. After a hair rising drive along the Amalfi coast we stopped at Positano, the most romantic place. We never wanted to leave!!!! www.sorrentosilverstar.com
We highly recommend this company!!!!
Just coming from the same med cruise, in Naples I used the same company, the highlight of our vacation was the Amalfi coast trip with our driver/guide Maximo.
Another vote for Sorrentosilverstar.
Charles thank you for your recommendation. We just got back from Naples on the Galaxy and had a wonderful tour with Luisa and Massimo. We went to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano. They were knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend sorrentosilverstar.
We used Royal's tour of Capri/Sorrento/Pompeii but you could probably find something online. Having never been I took no chances but were on board with plenty of people that used outside companies and had a fabulous time.
My family chose the below company for our tour of the Amalfi coast. We reserved by credit card but we only paid after the tour. Our driver was terrific (cannot recall his name) and met us exactly as planned. He got us back in plenty of time to leave Napoli. He made suggestions and ensured that we had a perfect day.
2 hours at Pompeii was enough for my wife and I. I am a history buff and if I had been by myself I might have wandered for several more hours but I know the wife couldn't handle that. What we did see satisfied me and I got to take a ton of pictures.
So I guess the answer depends on your level of interest. If you are a history teacher you might want to take tons of notes and draw some maps or something, which would take more time. But we didn't feel rushed at all and I'm guessing we were there about 2 hours.
Snoozeman - I think two hours is about right for pompeii. While it is much larger than I anticipated it isn't huge and all of it is not accessible to tourists.
At the entrance was a cameo factory and we got to shop for about a half hour and watch the cameos being carved. Amazing. I'm not a shopper and usually hate these sort of "opportunities' thrown into a tour but this was really interesting. I think too, we were waiting for our group to be called to enter the site since there were quite a few tour groups there that day.