7 independent reviews for Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays

Reviews for Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays

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review 27 Jun 2019

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

Ravello and Positano were beautiful, my top areas we visited, i had thought it would be Sorrento and although it was gorgeous there too they just beat it!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't go with a fear of heights!! Some of the roads are pretty scary and The Path of the Gods was also absolutely amazing but also stomach turning! Turns out i have a bit of vertigo but i still managed it all and it was well worth all the scary moments so on second thoughts do go!!!!

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

Absolutely, we visited a lot of areas of interest, purchased tickets for gardens and churches, Pompeii and the like. Ate out at small restaurants quite a few of which were family run and had drinks in the smaller bars also so i definitely feel we contributed to the local economy. I would have liked to have recycled at our hotel and when out and about but the wasn't an option.

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

One of my top 3 holidays and i have travelled a fair bit. It was so well organised, jam packed with places to go all of which we loved, not disappointed with anywhere. We had just enough time to relax too so it was a great combination. Only a week later i want to go back and do the trip again!! Our guide was fantastic also, could not fault him, funny, knowledgeable and so proud of his country. He made the holiday that much better if at all possible.

review 19 Jun 2019

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

The Natural Beauty! stunning!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Good shoes!

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

Yes to benefit. I wasn't sure about reduced environmental impact or conservation.

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

I loved it! Good tour guide, accommodations and ease of travel. My only small complaint was the Pompeii guides took us on a long walk around to a remote part of village, then after entering past many newly discovered areas but by the time we got to the original interesting sites people were dropping out because of the heat, missing some of the best parts of Pompeii.

review 2 Apr 2019

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

The most exciting part was that I joined some tour mates to walk the rest of the Path of Gods till Positano, as the scheduled walk was half way of the Path and returned the same way after a BBQ lunch. The coastal views are simply spectacular.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

While we avoided the crowds of tourists in this time of the year (end of March), the flowers, the trees and the plants are yet in bloom.

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

I felt my holiday benefited local people as we based in a small town and stayed in a family-run hotel.

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

I would rate my holiday an enjoyable and pleasant one. I hope I could stay longer !

review 18 Jun 2018

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

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 travellers booking this holiday?

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 holiday and there is very little down time.

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

I think the holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday?

Scenery of the Amalfi Coast

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

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

3. Did you feel that your holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday?

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

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

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

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

Yes.

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


review 26 Jun 2014

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

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 travellers booking this holiday?

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 holiday 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 holiday overall?

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

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