Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Pompei-Italy by Tour Guide Paolo G. (Guide #14348)


Molly Wallerius

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum day tour with an Archaeologist - Private Shore Excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 12/19

Paolo was an amazing guide. Our group was a well traveled one, and we all agreed Paolo was the best guide/tour we had ever had. He was super informative, fun and engaging. Visiting these sites with Paolo enhanced the experience 100 %. The restaurant he recommended for lunch was phenomenal. And our driver and van were great. If you're on the fence, just hire Paolo-you won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Molly for your feedback . Your comment is lovely It was a pleasure to share our time in Pompeii and Herculaneum I hope to see you again for another tour. Best regards Paolo

Mark Whitton

Canada
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii & Amalfi Coast day tour - Private Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

An outstanding tour, probably the highlight of our cruise. Paolo really communicated the significance of Pompei, how it happened, how people lived, how it is being excavated, and lots of other great info. The weather at Amalfi was not ideal but we got to see the highlights of this area. Lunch suggestion was fantastic. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mark for your feedback ! I'm sorry about the weather in Amalfi coast, unfortunately winter is coming in the area. I hope to see you again for another tour in the area. Do not hesitate to contact me again All the best Paolo

Daniel Ross

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum day tour with an Archaeologist - Private Shore Excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Paolo was an exceptional guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, friendly, sensitive and a brilliant communicator. We spent two amazing days with Paolo, the first in Pompeii/Herculaneum and the second in Paestum and feel extremely fortunate and grateful to have had him as our guide. We have been traveling all over the world for many years with many guides from Tours by Locals, and he may be the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot ! Your review means a lot to me.

John See

Australia
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum day tour with an Archaeologist - Private Shore Excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

This is one of the best tours I have ever been on. Paolo was very knowledgeable, personable and an excellent communicator. He brought Pompeii and Herculaneum to life. I don't believe there could be a better tour guide for these sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John for your feedback I hope to see you again! Best regards Paolo

Gary Blake

United States
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Tour: #208155, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento shore excursion for Gary Blake, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Once again Paolo helped make our trip to the Amalfi coast! He is knowledgeable, friendly and very easy going. He was on OUR agenda not his and therefore allowed us the input to see the things that were most important to us PLUS he knew us and knew what we liked and because of that we were able experience even more than we had imagined. Paolo is a MUST!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gary for your super feedback! It was a super huge pleasure to be your guide in the area I hope to see you again !

Rob Jenkins

Australia
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic Private Tour by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Paolo was fantastic, very passionate and knowledgeable in regards to Pompei. He provided us with a unique insight into the history & excavation of the site. This personal tour with an archeologist is a great way to get the most out of a Pompei visit. Highly recommended. Paolo made our experience one to remember. Rob Jenkins Australia 30 Sep 2019

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very muchg Rob. Looking forward to meeting you again..

Gary Blake

United States
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Tour: #208756, Herculaneum Classic Private tour by an Archaeologist by private transportation for Gary Blake, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Paolo is the best! He paints a picture of life in the city prior to the eruption with his descriptions and his knowledge is amazing. The tour is not only informative but he makes it enjoyable. We have used Paolo before and certainly will use him again any time we are in Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Gary. I'm looking forward to meet you again in the area ! We have still so much to explore !

James Stone

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum day tour with an Archaeologist - Private Shore Excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Terrific in every way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James...

Dimitra Tsagaris

Canada
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

My husband and my two young boys took this tour a week ago. It was fabulous. We were picked up from our port and driven by an excellent driver. Paolo our guide was amazing. He was passionate about the explanations he provided and was extremely knowledgeable. He interacted really well with our ten year olds and involved them and answered their questions. I would wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone interested in booking such a tour b

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback and review. It was a pleaseure to be your guide and I'm so glad you liked your staying in Pompeii and Herculaneum with me. Hope to see you again soon!

Judith Miller

Tucson, AZ, United States
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Tour: #208114, Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist - from Rome, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

Excellent, professional service by both the guide, Paolo, and our driver. Friendly, thoughtful and helpful in many ways. Paolo is extremely knowledgeable and gave us so much interesting insight into these ancient cities. Can't say enough wonderful things about our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Judith ! Hope to see you again!

Dora Charalambous

Australia
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Tour: #207841, Herculaneum & Vesuvius Shore Excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

A very well organised and informative tour of Herculaneum with Paolo, both in planning and on the day. I was able to see all the important buildings and learn a lot about how the people lived (and sadly died). I believe having the insights of a professional was definitely an advantage. Logistics were also very well managed. Andreas was on time and managed the Naples traffic and the long winding drive up to Vesuvius brilliantly. My thanks to the team, the tour definitely met my expectations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Dora for your great feedback It was a great pleasure to be your guide . I hope to see you again for another tour! Do not hesitate to write me ! Best regards Paolo

Lisa Schmidt

United States
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Tour: #208168, Pompeii and Sorrento day tour - Shore excursion for Lisa Scmidth, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

Paolo was a fantastic guide. You are lucky to get him! He is an archeologist by profession and is currently doing research on Pompeii and another city destroyed by the eruption. He engaged all 4 of my kids, including my 13-year old boy. He showed us things we never would have known had we been on our own. Even with the heat, he never slowed down! We had a fantastic tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Leona Yee

United States
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Tour: #208114, Pompeii & Herculaneum day trip from Rome with an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Paolo was both very knowledgable and a pleasure to spend the day with. He was able to bring the city to life for us. His communication skills were excellent. I would recommend him as a guide without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leona! Hope to see you again!

Kristin Pung

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic Private Tour by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Paolo was FANTASTIC! He was met us on time as arranged and was very engaging with our 2 kids (ages 9 and 11). He showed us details of the sight that we never would have found on our own (or with another guide). While we were w/him, another guide stopped him to state "your tours are always the best!" He's not only intimately knowledgeable about Pompeii, but also the other sights in the area - providing wonderful detail to life in the area at large during the time of the eruption. Would 100% recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kristin , your feedback is super! Have a great holiday! Best regards Paolo

Heather Sutphin

United States
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii & Amalfi Coast day tour - Private Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Paolo was so knowledgeable and engaging! We had a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Heather! Hope to see you again!

Christine Miller

United States
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Tour: Pompeii & Capri full day Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy
Date: May 28/19

Paulo was an excellent tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and provided interesting information regarding all of the places we visited. I would highly recommend any tour with Paulo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine. Lovely feedback it was a pleasure to be your guide

Russell C.

San Diego, CA, United States
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Tour: #208155, Amalfi Coast and Sorrento shore excursion from Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Paolo was a joy to have as our guide. He was very knowledgeable. His archaeological background was most helpful. When he started talking about artifacts, he would become so expressive. It rained most of the time yet we thought he did a great job of sharing the sites with us. The restaurant Paolo chose for lunch was superb. If there was one thing... Paolo suggested that the restaurant would probably offer us a free sample of limoncello. It would have been nice if he had facilitated that.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback sir! I appreciated

Steven Roth

Scarsdale, NY, United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum day tour with an Archaeologist - Private Shore Excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Paolo was fabulous. His knowledge of Pompeii specifically, and archeology and Roman architecture generally, are great, and his enthusiasm for his subjects infectious. We finished knowing so much more than we had when we started!

Marcus Loy

United States
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Tour: #207857, Pompeii & local Wine Tasting - Shore excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/19

Paolo is a great person and an excellent tour guide. The fact that he is an archaeologist and has worked on Pompeii and other sites really made the tour come to life! Paolo would pull us aside, away from the crowds, to point interesting features. We got so much out of the tour that we really left with an understanding of what the typical Pompeiian went through. Paolo also set up a great wine tasting and lunch and arranged for transportation to and from our hotel. We highly recommend Paolo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marcus! It was super to be your guide in Pompeii I hope to see you again! Best regards Paolo

Andrzej Patrosz

United States
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Tour: Pompeii walking tour in 2 hours with an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy
Date: Apr 18/19

Paolo is a super guide. He is friendly, articulate, has in depth knowledge of the Pompeii, neighboring ancient towns and the area around them. But most importantly Paolo has the passion for history and archaeology, and it is contagious! Our group of 10 included children, Paolo kept all of us engaged during our entire tour. Being an Archaeologist that works on local excavations and preservation projects, he gave us interesting details that otherwise would not be available. He was great with our kids a

Leslie Jabaily

United States
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Tour: #208114, Pompeii & Herculaneum day trip from Rome with an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

I have used Paolo's services twice. He is very knowledable and makes you feel like you are on an experience, not just a tour. A great guide.

Joy Akins

United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic Private Tour by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Our family enjoyed a really interesting and informative tour of Pompeii with Paolo. He was very engaging for adults and kids alike. In the middle of the tour, my 13-year-old leaned over and whispered, "He's really good!" Highly recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so Much Joy! and I really much appreciate your son's comment. So cute! It was a pleasure to be your guide in Pompeii . I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Paolo

Karen D.

IL, United States
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Tour: #208167, Pompeii Classic Private Tour by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

Outstanding guide for our visit to Pompeii. We were thrilled to have a tour with an archeologist who could relay findings he personally made at the site. Paolo was able to make Pompeii come alive for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Karen for your great feeback. It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Pompeii Best regards Paolo

Maureen Barclay

Canada
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Tour: Full day tour in Pompeii with an Archaeologist, Pompei, Italy
Date: Mar 1/19

Paolo was fantastic. He was great with the kids and the tour was very interesting and exciting. It was amazing to have a guide that has worked on the site; he was able to give colourful stories not only about the artefacts, but how they were discovered. Thanks Paolo for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much Maureen! I was honored to be your guide.

Martin H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: Food and wine tasting tour in Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Feb 8/19

Really interesting, friendly and knowledgable. Definitely recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback Martin! It was a huge pleasure to be your guide in Rome. I hope to see you again! All the best Paolo

Daniel Farmer

Australia
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Tour: Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Dec 17/18

My wife, I and our three teenage daughters just finished the vatican tour with Paolo. He was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. He encouraged questions and was able to answer everything we threw ar him . The time flew by and Paolo spent more time with us than we expected. We all would highly recommend Paolo to anyone as he was a superb guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daniel Thank you so much for your kidness and for your amazing feedback. It was a great pleasure to spend time together in Vatican. I hope to see you all for another tour! Best wishes Paolo

Deborah Kupperman

United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/18

Remarkable Tour. Most knowledgeable tour guide. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a vineyard at his recommendation.Could not have had a better day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Deborah for your great feedback and review. It was a great pleasure to be your guide I hope to see you again for another tour. All the best Paolo

Patricia R.

N Richland Hills, TX, United States
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Tour: #208126, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/18

Paolo is one of a kind. His first-hand experience with excavations in Pompeii makes him an outstanding expert to guide through the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Paolo also has the ability to relate the history of these sites to current lifestyles and conditions. His scholarly approach is brilliant. It was a special experience to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum with Paolo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Patricia, Thank you so much for you lovely review. I hope to see you again in Pompeii Best regards Paolo

Nancy Burger

United States
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

Our driver, Enrico, took us on a spectacular drive of the Amalfi coast. It's a must see. We stopped in several towns along the way to enjoy traditional pastries as well as the little shops-beautiful pottery/ceramics. It was a foggy day and our driver did a fantastic job of navigating the winding, narrow roads in zero visibility for a short portion of our drive. Pompeii was very enlightening. Our guide, Paolo, was very informative and his English was superb! He has to be the best guide in Pompeii!

Katie Steele

United States
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Tour: #207724, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast - Shore Excursion, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/18

Paolo made our trip to Pompeii an unforgettable experience! He is extremely knowledgeable about ancient Rome and the history of the eruption. The exciting part, however, was his passion for the archaeological aspect of the area. Being an archaeologist himself and currently working on a nearby site made our experience absolutely surreal. We learned so much about the city and with Paolo's help could transport ourselves into that time and see exactly what life was like. He is an excellent teacher!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful review I hope to see you again for another tour Best wishes Paolo


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