The “Pompeii Tour from Rome with Almalfi Coast Drive” has three excellent elements, one mediocre element, and one abysmal element. The excellent elements are the ruins of Pompeii, the official guide that joins the group in Pompeii, and the time spent (including the restaurants you can walk to) in Sorrento (when the tour is taken during the winter, otherwise it will be Amalfi). The mediocre element is the amount of driving you’ll experience (with no scenery) and the somewhat uncomfortable bus you’ll be spending about 7 hours on. The worst, and I mean almost a dealbreaker element is where you stop for a quick breakfast on the way to Pompeii. You’ll be subjected to a complete tourist trap of a minimart with prepackaged food, no marked prices, and then an astronomical bill once you’ve stood in the long line and pick out what to order. Honestly, this reflects very poorly on Walks, Devour, and City Experiences because it feels like they are not looking out for their customers and instead, subjecting them to precisely what we are paying a lot of money to NOT experience. Would it really be that hard to stop a coffee shop instead of a truck stop? There are only about 8,000 caffès to choose from between Rome and Pompeii. Seriously, what a joke and a scam. Shame on you.
Verified · Ryan · Dec 22, 2023 · USA · Male · 35 to 44 years