4 independent reviews for Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples vacations

Reviews for Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples vacations

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review 18 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Undoubtedly Herculaneum and Pompeii - they were the reasons I booked this trip and I wasn't disappointed. Capri was amazing too.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

There is a lot of walking - some very strenuous - the Path of the Gods for instance is a long hike with lots of steep climbs and descents. We were not a walking group but a group of mixed abilities and some of our group would have chosen not to take the walk if the difficulty had been properly explained. This is not a restful vacation and there is very little down time.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think the vacation did benefit local people - the hotel we stayed in, our guide, the restaurants and the attractions we visited.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I would give it four stars out of five because when it was good it was outstandingly good - if Path of the Gods had been an option for a free day and something else was on offer I would have given it five stars.

review 7 May 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Scenery of the Amalfi Coast

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for crowds at popular sites and longish travel by coach on narrow winding roads.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Clearly provided employment in the local village and income for the various shops and cafes in the village.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good. Thoroughly enjoyable. Excellent service from the tour guides.

review 13 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Pompei was amazing although we didn't have nearly enough time to appreciate the site.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Very interesting and full vacation but not a relaxing vacation at all. Every day is very full.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


review 26 Jun 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Most exciting was definitely Walk of the Gods, from Bomerano where we stayed to Positano over 2000' down on the coast. Fantastic views surrounded by wildflowers and herbs, across precipitous slopes and finally descending steps through cacti gardens from Montpertuso. But I also have to say I was surpised by how attractive Naples was, with its very elegant seafront.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The combination of mountains and coast means that you can experience every sort of weather in one day. So apply sun cream first thing, dress in layers, and have an umbrella or pakamac in your pocket. When walking in the hills or up Vesuvius, think skiing - if you let anything slip it could quickly be lost forever, so I had my glasses on a chain and used the wriststrap on my camera, pinned on my sunhat, etc. Keep 50 cent coins handy for automated public toilets!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes! all our guides and drivers were local and tourism was the major source of income for them. Using a small minibus was much more environmentally-friendly than independent travel, and it reduced number of vehicles on twisty mountain roads. Itinerary was well thought out, eg using local ferries to return to base.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent, can't think why it didn't occur to me to visit this area before.

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