Naples, Sorrento & Rome

10 days
Uncover the incredible history of Pompeii, the legendary village frozen in time. Explore Italy’s breathtaking Amalfi Coast and the charming town of Positano. Then, board a ferry bound for Capri, the idyllic island in the Mediterranean, before ending your tour in legendary Rome. Whether it’s for Neapolitan pizza, stunning seascapes or ancient ruins, come hungry for all that this region has to offer.

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      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Tour group size: 18 - 35 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 1.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and sandy paths, with some hills and stairs.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Naples today.

Naples 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Italy

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Naples

  Included meals: Breakfast

This morning’s guided sightseeing tour introduces you to the highlights of Naples, a beautiful bayside city.

• Enjoy a panoramic tour with a scenic drive along the Naples waterfront

• Pass Castel dell’Ovo, the seaside castle on a peninsula in the Bay of Naples

• Visit the National Archaeological Museum and see relics of Roman history

Enjoy a free afternoon and evening or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - The Lost City of Herculaneum $45pp* Details

Part of the family of Lost Cities, Herculaneum was also glazed over by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. On this excursion, a guide will take you through the small city and all of its well-preserved wonders. Unlike Pompeii, the conditions in Herculaneum allowed for many buildings and artwork to remain intact. Examine the frescos and mosaics that decorated the homes of the wealthy, and the narrow streets that characterized the area. Before you leave, take some free time to shop.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $55)

Sorrento 4 nights Hotel info

Day 4: Sorrento via Caserta

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

En route to Sorrento, stop in the provincial capital of Caserta for a guided tour. 

• Visit the 18th-century Caserta Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site 

• Explore the palace gardens, which were inspired by the grounds of Versailles

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Pompeii

  Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to Pompeii, one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, for a guided tour of the ruins. You’ll discover how Roman citizens lived 2,000 years ago, before Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79.

Enjoy a free evening in Sorrento or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Rustic Italy: Farmhouse Dinner & Wine Tasting $109pp* Details

Take a short trip outside of Sorrento for a cultural experience at an agriturismo, or farm stay. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the lush gardens, cultivated fields and vegetation, typical of many Mediterranean regions. After touring the farm, savor an aperitif of prosecco, meant to stimulate the appetite. A four-course dinner will follow, complete with a wine tasting lead by an experienced sommelier. After an evening experiencing the Italian art of eating, return to Sorrento. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs March through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $119)

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Capri

  Included meals: Breakfast

Explore the picturesque island of Capri on today’s guided tour.

• Board a mini-cruise around the island to the cliff of Salto di Tiberio, the majestic caves of Grotta Bianca and Grotta del Corallo and Marina Piccola, the charming “little harbor” on the south side of the island (weather permitting—in inclement weather, instead enjoy a visit to Anacapri)

• Take the funicular to the upper town, where a local guide leads a walking tour of the Gardens of Augustus

Day 7: The Amalfi Coast

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the scenic Amalfi Coast, which offers magnificent views of the sea. 

• Drive along the coast, stopping at Amalfi Cathedral and at the Madonina viewpoint in Positano for a stunning view of the sea

• Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in Amalfi

• Continue along the coast to Vietri before returning to Sorrento

Enjoy a free evening in Sorrento or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Mozzarella Farm Tour $59pp* Details

Venture into the Italian countryside on today’s visit to a traditional southern Italian farm. Your host will teach you the secrets of making mozzarella, a staple of Italian cuisine. Then indulge in a homemade selection of specialties typical of the Campania region at an authentic farm dinner, capped off with a tasting of limoncello, a tart after-dinner liqueur made from the best lemons in southern Italy.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $69)

Rome 2 nights Hotel info

Day 8: Rome via Monte Cassino

  Included meals: Breakfast

On your way to the Italian capital, stop for a visit in Monte Cassino to explore the abbey on your own.

Enjoy a free evening in Rome or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $79pp* Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera’s best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun! Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from February through November.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Follow in the footsteps of the ancients with a guided tour of the Eternal City. 

• Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub 

• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, from which the Caesars ruled their vast empire 

• Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Venus and Roma

• Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own

Share a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers this evening.

Day 10: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to further explore the city of Rome.

Add Rome Starting from $299 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Only in Rome can you sip cappuccino at a cafe in front of the Pantheon, buy grapes at a centuries-old market, and have an audience with the pope—all in one morning. For a mix of spectacular art, grand history and exuberant street life, no other city comes close.

Rome 2 nights Hotel info

Day 10: Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs $65pp* Details

Descend into Rome’s ancient catacombs, where early Christians buried saints and popes alongside commoners. A local guide will lead you through burial chambers before your visit to St. Paul’s Basilica, one of the four most important basilicas of Rome, originally founded by Constantine the Great. The Basilica also houses the tomb of St. Paul. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the basilica. Also, this excursion involves extensive walking and may be inadvisable for claustrophobic travelers.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $75)

Day 11: Free day in Rome

  Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $99pp* Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you’ll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world’s most important Classical- and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, visit the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, you’ll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Day 12: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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  • Naples, Italy
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
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Passport & visa requirements

  • In order to enter Italy, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry. 
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.  

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 1.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and sandy paths, with some hills and stairs.  
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of ferries.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

Transportation & arrival information

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in Naples and depart from Rome. A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. 
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.
  • A mini-cruise in Capri is included in the price of your tour.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs. 
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. 
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted. 
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Clothing & packing tips

  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance. 
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Italy. 
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to My Account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.

Cuisine

  • The cuisine of Southern Italy is often what diners think of when imagining Italian flavors—pasta with tomato sauces, olives and olive oil, zucchini, veal and fish are all featured prominently on menus throughout the region. * Roman food is typically freshly prepared and varies depending on the season. Must-try bites include cacio e pepe (a simple dish of pasta, cheese and pepper) and supplí (a fried rice ball similar to Sicily's arancini).   * For more authentic meals, try local trattorias, small restaurants set away from the main piazzas. A typical Italian meal includes wines and the occasional beer, followed by a few sips of after-dinner drinks like grappa or limoncello

Electricity & air conditioning

  • Italy operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, F or L plugs with two or three small, round pins. 
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.  
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel. 
  • Your hotel may provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed. 

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply. 
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches. 
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.

Time zones

  • Italy is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). 
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.

Currency

  • You will use the euro on this tour. 
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. 
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed. 
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. 
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

Tipping

  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. 
  • Tips can only be paid in cash. 

Purchasing excursions on tour

  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour. 
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for optional excursions. 
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged. 
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

See what our travelers say about this tour—all reviews are authentic and unedited.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: OR

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Naples, Sorrent Amalfi Coast, Rome

Back from trip now a month. This was my first trip with a Tour, not my first time to Italy. I selected Go Ahead Tours as the itinerary for this trip was perfect for what I was seeking. I have been fortunate to have travelled a great deal in this life with friends or a spouse. This time I went solo as my spouse cannot travel. This was a great trip. I was sad it came to an end. The hotels were good, we had enough free time to do other activities not on the tour itinerary and the scheduled tours were exactly what I was seeking and well organized. Our Tour Director, Angela was the best!! I am planning to do another Italy tour with Go Ahead in 2018.

 

Hi Jeanette! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first tour! We understand the sad feeling that comes at the end of a trip, which is why we always try to focus on the next one. We're so glad you enjoyed the itinerary, as well as your Tour Director. We look forward to welcoming you on tour again in 2018!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | November 01, 2016

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 7/15/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Our tour director, Maria, was awesome!

My husband and I took the 10-day tour of the Amalfi Coast with some very nice strangers who quickly became our friends! Our tour director, Maria, went above and beyond her job description to see that everyone in our group had a wonderful time every day. The itinerary was packed full of fun and interesting trips and we had time to explore on our own. We particularly loved Sorrento where we spent four glorious nights. The farmhouse dinner was my favorite optional excursion! The only suggestion I would make would be to avoid traveling in July when the daytime temperatures are so hot!

 

Hi Donna! We’re happy to hear that you and your tour companions became fast friends on tour. We appreciate your feedback regarding your Tour Director, and we will be sure to share it with her. It’s wonderful to know that you enjoyed the itinerary and that you had enough time to explore on your own. We’re glad you loved Sorrento, and we can understand why! Thank you for your review, and we hope to welcome you on tour again.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 16, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/13/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

In Love with Italy

This was the most amazing trip. There were 19 of us, just the right number. It some amazing people. Sorrento was the best of all. I would love to go back there and just hangout and relax. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

 

Hi Shavonne! Thank you for your recommendation. We hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 29, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/19/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: ON

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Young at heart

All hotels, staff and service were great. Tour guides in Rome, Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento were very helpful. Food was excellent. Great places to see and enjoy - never a dull moment. Great group! Some problems with another Go Ahead group's rooming in Sorrento hotel, but Tour Director Francesco worked to sort everything out. For the adventurous type, extend your stay and rent a car. - Sylvia and Maurizio from Toronto.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Wonderful Tour

Great tour director and a wonderful tour. It far surpassed our expectations. Will use Go Ahead again!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director!!!

Maria went over and beyond her job description!! While my friend and I were on our way to the airport in the shuttle we realized we had left our carry on luggage back at the hotel! We were frantic, but Maria came to the rescue sending our luggage to the airport in a taxi. Whew!!! that was a close call!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing views, food, hotel and more!

I had an amazing time on this tour! The food was great, the hotels were really good and were in great locations, our fellow travels we so friendly and great company, and the views we saw while on tour took my breath away! Southern Italy is so wonderful, and the people are incredibly friendly. Also a special word must be said about our tour director Maria who was above and beyond great! Italy has always held a special place in my heart, but after touring parts of the south, I'm in love all over again. I would definitely recommend this tour and I am already looking into booking another tour with GoAhead!!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great value

Fun time. Our tour director, Carmen, was great. She kept our diverse group prompt and positive. There were lots of choices to suit everyone.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: MO

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Beautiful Coast of Italy

Naples, Sorrento, Rome, Capri, The Amalfi Coast, and our tour director, Carmen were ALL GREAT!!!!!!!!!! Herculaneum, Rustic Farm Tour, and Dinner with the Tenors were all GREAT optional trips. Carmen, our tour guide, made sure we got to go to the Dinner with the Tenors as two years ago that trip was canceled due to lack of participation. I would do it ALL over again. Our Hotel near Sorrento had a Beautiful view of the bay and Mt. Vesuvius This was my 4th tour with Go Ahead and I have always been pleased with everything. The Tour Guides ALWAYS go above and beyond to make the trip memorable and good for us! Carolyn from Missouri

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 5/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Travel Abroad Made So Easy by GoAhead

My husband and I just returned from Italy where we spent 10 glorious days in Italy -- Naples, Sorrento and Rome. I can't say enough good things about the service and value provided by GoAhead Tours. From the ease of booking online to the expert advice and guidance provided by our Tour Director Carmen our first trip to Europe has left a lasting impression. The hotels chosen by GoAhead were intimate, boutique styled hotels with plenty of charm offering lots of warm hospitality. The excursions and local guides were nothing less than superb - extremely knowledgeable on their subject matter with unsurpassed passion for their fields of expertise. We can't thank Carmen enough for her 'above and beyond' service. She is extraordinary and we think ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to be under her care for 10 awe-inspiring, educational and amazing days. Thank you again for your amazing service, Carmen! Peter & Kimberly

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 3/13/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: OK

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Perfect!

It is hard to review our trip in a few words! Perfect would describe our experience. We enjoyed every minute of our trip. The balance between free time and structured time was perfect! Our tour guide Maria was perfect!! Can not wait to book another Go Ahead trip!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/2/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

A Trip of a Lifetime!

This was my first Go Ahead experience. My best friend and I were looking for a reasonable outlet to travel and with some of the planning done for us! Our tour group was small -- about 13 people which in my opinion, was perfect. From the first night to the last, we became a little family. Everyone was incredibly friendly. There were couples, friends and people traveling alone! So it was quite the mix. Our tour guide Mary was nothing short of amazing. She was knowledgeable, kind, helpful and had quite the sense of humor!!! She made the trip so special for all of us. I loved her restaurant recommendations. Never disappointed. As for the tour... it was everything I expected and more. We saw and covered so much. It was a nice balance of things planned out vs. down time. I always felt safe with my group too. Of course trips encounter bumps, but our group bounced back in no time. The places we stopped at/the hotels we stayed at were great! I loved the views, the history and the hilarious tour guides! Only place (like others have mentioned) that I wouldn't necessarily go back to/but wasn't all that bad... was Napoli. Other than that, it was just lovely. And one of the highlights of the tour... the Mozzarella Farm Tour excursion. It's a must!!! Italy was like a dream that I never wanted to wake up from. I would recommend this tour AND this company 100%. Can't wait to go on my next tour :)

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 6/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: MD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Amazing Sights,Food and Tour Directot

This tour does not disappoint in the sights you see - some are so beautiful and in the food you eat - real italian food is nothing like we have in the USA. It's lighter and fresher and delicious ! We could not have had a better tour director who made the tour a lot of fun and went the extra mile several times for the group as a whole and passengers who had specific needs. He is definitely the best of the best ! The only reason I didn't give the tour 5 stars was the selection of hotels on the tour. They were all clean, all well located , all had friendly and helpful staffs, but the rooms got progressively smaller as the tour went on . The smallest was in Rome. I had a single room and the bed was smaller than a twin size bed , the closet was small and you couldn't have anything too long to put into it. The shower was like a telephone booth and you couldn't bend down if you dropped your soap. Even if the same hotels are used in the future, I would recommend this tour.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director

It was so comforting to see Antonio's smiling face waiting for us as we came through Customs at the Napoli Airport. Even more comforting was that the same friendly face was always there for us throughout the trip. Wonderful trip! Goahead was a great choice.

3 / 5

3 / 5

Tour Date: 3/20/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Overall a nice trip!

The tour was really good! Something I would change about the tour will be staying longer in the city of Naples, and having a guided tour of some of the many churches in this beautiful city. We were told by the Tour Director (reminded several times she was not our guide) not to leave the Main Street where the hotel was located because the city was dangerous! By the way, the local guide (who was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide) didn't share this opinion. We were fortunate to happen to run into some locals who wonderfully pointed us into the direction of the Cathedral of St. Genaro, a must see! Free time in the city of Naples, after being told is a dangerous place, isn't a great option for people not familiar with the area. Both guides in Pompeii and Capri were wonderful! They not only share their knowledge but also were fun. The lady in Rome left me disappointed, I expected more from my visit to the Coliseum. Another thing that it is a must to consider is the language spoken by all members of the tour. We had a lady who spoke only Spanish and she couldn't understand any of the information given by the guides since they were speaking only English, although all of them spoke Spanish. Every now and then they will remember and will exchange a couple of words with her. It will very helpful to be provided in each city with a map of interesting places to visit!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/10/2013

Number of Past Tours: 5

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Tour director

Will take another tour if Enrico is the leader.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/19/2013

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Outstanding Tour Director and Guides

Our Tour Director and guides were excellent. They were informative and entertaining. With all the beauty that is there in Southern Italy, visitors still need someone to point out the highlights, so a well informed director and guides are key to enjoying the experience.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/19/2013

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Southern Italy with Go Ahead

Southern Italy at it's finest. Every day sunshine and blue skies! Naples gets an unjustified "bad"reputation. The city appeared as safe as the rest of the major cities visited. The food specialties are outstanding, the city abounds with grand churches, and the Archeologic Museum is a not to be missed. Needed more time in Naples. The Amalfi Coast is as gorgeous in real life if not more awe inspiring than the photos. The bus ride along the high winding roads, high above the sea, with steep cliffs down to the sea is a thrill in itself. Don't miss the boat ride around the coast of Capri - a must. Our tour guide totally had her act together - pleasant, knowledgable, fluent in English and Italian, prompt, organized. She also got our group to everything on time and made the trip run very smoothly. Grazie mille. The local guides at each major stop delivered a wealth of knowledge. A trip of a lifetime. Where do we go next with Go Ahead?

3 / 5

3 / 5

Tour Date: 9/19/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: IL

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Somewhat disappointed with certain aspects of this tour.

I certainly don't want to read like one of those reviews where the person is clearly impossible to please, but I must state that there were things that happened that were certainly unexpected and disappointing. We enjoyed certain aspects of our tour to Italy, of course, but certain aspects of the handling of our trip and the tour director's detached attitude and mediocre efforts left us a little cold. First, our guide had no idea that our plane was late and that we missed our connection to Naples. We got herded by airport staff and bussed to the Naples airport, and when she finally appeared, she seemed to be completely unaware of how we got there. This was my first question mark on the first day of our trip. Whether the airline independently arranged a long bus ride instead of the short flight to Naples we paid for, or whether that decision was made in conjunction with GoAhead, I don't know, but it resulted in our losing a free afternoon in Naples, and was far below what I would have expected for the price we paid, and didn't exactly foster confidence for the rest of the week. Although Im not sure why a missed connection inboundwould cause the loss of our outgoing flight, I would have thought that Go Ahead Tours should have known about the problem we would encounter at the airport on our return home, and handled that problem well prior to having us dropped us off at the airport unwarned and left to fend for ourselves. It was also surprising and disappointing that our director chose not accompany us to the airport. She stated she had to take others in the group who had extended on a tour of something that day, but since we left for the airport at 6 a.m., she could have easily done both, and should have. Our guide, Rebecca, told us she had confirmed flights that morning, but the airline said they had changed the flight time the night before. Since our return flight had to be re-ticketed, a 10am flight turned into a 5pm flight, and since we had been dropped off and left, we had no choice but to spend the entire day in the Rome airport, waiting 11 hours to board a 9-hour flight. Two members of our group paid for a connecting flight from to Chicago to Springfield to get home, and were unable to take that flight, so that cost was totally lost for them, and they had to have someone drive to Chicago to take them back to Springfield (a 4 hour drive). Hopefully, the trip insurance we all took out will provide some measure of remedy for the connecting flights we lost out on, but it certainly wont cover our lost time and inconvenience.

3 / 5

3 / 5

Tour Date: 9/19/2013

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: MO

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Good Value

Being able to see this much of Italy was a really good value. My favorite part was the time we spent in Sorrento as the hotel was very good and the surrounding scenery is so beautiful to include the Isle of Capri and the Almalfi Coast. The tour director was fine but there were no warm and fuzzy vibes. She seemed impatient at times and I felt like I was being scolded if we did not understand any instructions the first time. The restaurant we went to for the welcome dinner in Naples was great. The sponsored dinner at the restarant in Sorrento was awful and the tour director agreed. The hotel in Rome was terrible. The rooms were tiny and I had the pleasure of being assigned a room in the basement. And, the street is too narrow so the tour bus could not drop us off in front of the hotel. We had to week 4-5 blocks to the hotel up narrow and hilly streets. I am in pretty good shape but this was not convenient. This hotel cause me to lower my overall rating of the tour.

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