Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Pompei-Italy by Tour Guide Giancarlo R. (Guide #27319)


Walter Pesaresi

United States
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Tour: Pompeii ruins 2 hours Private Tour - led by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy
Date: Oct 9/19

Giancarlo was a Great Tour Guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and was able to adjust to our needs. We greatly appreciated the personal touches he was able to add to the information he provided. I would highly recommend Giancarlo if Pompeii is on your tour list.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback Walter. I hope to see you again

Pauline Champion

Canada
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Tour: #413481, Pompeii and Herculaneum full day tour led by an Archaeologist - Shore excursion, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

There is no better way of visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum than with Giancarlo whose expertise as an archeologist made the experience much more than a glossing over of historical details. This was my 3rd time in Pompeii and second in Herculaneum. I can attest to the fact that I learned far more about these amazing sites from Giancarlo than excursions booked through various cruise lines. It was a long day but Giancarlo arranged for my tour group to lunch at a great restaurant near Pompeii. Awesome day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Pauline! it was a huge pleasure and I'm happy you liked your tour! Hope to see you again!

Keith Brewer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #413481, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist for Keith Brewer, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Giancarlo was a superb guide. He was able to bring his technical knowledge as an archaeologist to us in an easily understandable way. He was great with our group of four children, keeping all of us engaged with his wealth of stories He gets 10 out of 10 from us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Keith !

Mark Owen

United Kingdom
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Tour: Pompeii, Oplontis and Herculaneum full day tour by train with an Archaeologist - skip the line, Pompei, Italy
Date: Jul 29/19

Giancarlo was a fantastic guide never ending stream of information over the full length of the tour yet also made sure we stuck to the highlights and kept all the party together

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!

Angel Au

Hong Kong
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Tour: #434536, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/19

Giancarlo gave us a lot of information about the history of Pompeii and Herculaneum. He was enthusiastic and helpful. We enjoyed the tours leading by him. My son got a lot of archeological facts, history and stories with him, great for a Year 9 students. Giancarlo, thank you very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Angel for your feedback. It was lovely to be your guide Hope to see you again Best regards Giancarlo

Barbara Ferrario

United States
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Tour: #413502, Pompeii Tour with an archaeologist - 2 hrs for Barbara Ferrario, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Very knowledgeable and informative guide. Giancarlo was very considerate of my family's needs. I would highly recommend Giancarlo. He was terrific! Barbara

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great feedback Barbara!

Matt Vish

United States
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Tour: #413507, Pompei , Sorrento and Positano day tour from Rome for Matt Vish, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

We had a great day visiting Pompeii and then Sorrento/Positano with Giancarlo and his driver David. Giancarlo was enthusiastic and showed us around Pompeii. Visiting Pompeii was one of our kids favorite activities of the trip and a lot of that had to do with Giancarlo's enthusiasm. David was our driver who picked us up promptly from our hotel and navigated the tight traffic of Sorrento/Positano like a pro. Thanks again for the great day guys!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Matt I hope to see you again in Pompeii! have a great holiday Best regards Giancarlo

Cheryl Tallman

United States
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Tour: Pompeii in 3 hours tour with an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy
Date: Jun 11/19

We completely enjoyed Pompeii with Giancarlo. He shared his wealth of knowledge with us and it made all the difference for our Pompeii experience. We saw many people wandering around with maps trying to figure out this enormous site. While were were learning how to tell shops from homes, fast food restaurants from bakeries and many interesting details that brought Pompeii to life. Giancarlo has a lot of enthusiasm for the excavation and the culture - it was simply fantastic!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cheryl! Hope to see you again from another tour !

Debbie Welcher

United States
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Tour: #434536, Pompeii & Herculaneum walking tour led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Excellent guide. Our whole family had a great day. It was a super hot day, and Giancarlo was patient with us, as he guided us through both towns. I highly recommend him. Take a tour of both Pompeii and Herculaneum! He is very well educated and it showed in his knowledge of the history of both towns.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Debbie It was a pleasure to be your guide

Mark Ruffley

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: Pompeii Classic Private Tour by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy
Date: Jun 5/19

Highly recommended. Extremely knowledgeable - not only about Pompeii but in ancient history in general. Very enthusiastic. Took his time and did not rush the tour. Brought Pompeii to life. A wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mark! It was a great pleasure to host you in Pompeii! Looking forward to meet you again!

Jeffrey Siegel

United States
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Tour: #413502, Pompeii Tour with an archaeologist - 2 hrs, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Giancarlo was an amazing guide. We spent about 3 hours touring Pompeii with my wife and 2 boys (17 and 20). He has an incredible amount of knowledge about the area and is very passionate about the subject as well. He made the tour fun and interesting and certainly brought the area to life for us. The experience in Pompeii would not have been close to the same without him. I highly, highly, recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jeffrey! It was a pleasure to be your guide Regards Giancarlo

Clare Ortmeier

United States
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Tour: #548872, Pompeii Tour - 3 hours -, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/19

I selected Giancarlo for our tour because he was an archaeologist. Giancarlo far surpassed all of our expectations with his knowledge and indepth explanations for the areas we covered on our tour. His passion for his work and his enthusiasmthe brought Pompeii to life for us and instilled in us a greater appreciation for the tragedy that occurred and life in Pompeii at the time of the eruption. Clare - United States

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback, super! It was a great pleasure to host you in Pompeii. Hope to see you again!

Brad Lippert

United States
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Tour: #413502, Pompeii Tour with an archaeologist - 2 hrs, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Pompeii was amazing, primarily because we booked Giancarlo to give us a personal tour. Most at this historic site were wandering aimlessly, trying to figure out where to go or what they were seeing. Not my family of 6. Giancarlo brought Pompeii to life for us. An archeologist with 10 years experience at Pompeii, Giancarlo was prompt, friendly, and focused on making our visit the best it could be. Please...do not visit Pompeii without hiring Giancarlo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brad! I'm so glad to made your visit so nice! All the best Giancarlo

Jay H.

Orinda, CA, United States
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Tour: #548872, Pompeii Tour - 3 hours -, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Giancarlo provided an excellent tour of Pompeii. Every minute of the tour was packed with information, and his descriptions were absolutely engaging. He painted a beautiful word picture of the city as it was and is, and kept us interested throughout the three hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful comment.

James Morrisroe

United Kingdom
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Tour: #413484, Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius day tour - Shore excursion, Sorrento, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Giancarlo was a wonderful host. He showed the major places of interest, captivating the whole family, including four children aged between 8 and 20 for three hours. His English was very good and his manner very kind and thoughtful. His driver Francisco was charming and recommended a wonderful restaurant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James :-)

Debbie Thorp

New Zealand
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Tour: #413502, Pompeii Tour with an archaeologist - 2 hrs, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 16/19

Giancarlo was an excellent guide, he made all the difference to our Pompeii visit. We learnt so much from him and he brought the history to life. His english was good and he clearly has a deep understanding of the history of the place, we would highly recommend him. Thank you Giancarlo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Debbie for your amazing feedback, you're so kind. I hope to see you again for another tour! I wish you all the best, keep in touch! Best regards Giancarlo

Meg Zalewski

United States
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Tour: Pompeii Tour - 3 hours -, Pompei, Italy
Date: Dec 28/18

Giancarlo was an outstanding guide. We were a 3 generation family touring Italy, Giancarlo provided so much insight, he has a great knowledge of Pompei. Our grandsons' ages 10 & 14 were fascinated and our daughter didn't want the tour to end. We totally enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend Giancarlo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Meg Thank you very much for your great feedback. Hope to see you soon for another tour Best regards Giancarlo

Kathleen Kahle

United States
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Tour: #413482, Amalfi Coast - Full day driving tour for Kathy Kahle, Napoli, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 4/18

We had a great day with our driver Francesco. He maneuvered the roads and traffic with ease. We had opportunities to stop at overlooks for photos, as well as free time in Sorrento and Amalfi to explore on our own. A delicious lunch in Ravello completed the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kathleen Thank you very much for your great feedback! Best wishes Giancarlo

Ross Wells

Canada
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Tour: #413502, Pompeii best tour led by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

A great tour of Pompeii. We have many friends who have visited Pompeii and some were unimpressed or found it to be a lesser event on their trip. A tour with Giancarlo allowed us to get so much more from the site. I would recommend Giancarlo without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hELLO Ross Thank you so much for your great feedback and kidness I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Giancarlo

Steven Kell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #413505, Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

An amazing few hours. Giancarlo Talks with such enthusiasm and always with a smile. He is such a wealth of knowledge. I cannot rate it high enough. Brilliant thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steven I was honored to be your guide. Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback Hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Giancarlo

Steven Kell

United Kingdom
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Tour: Pompeii Tour - 3 hours -, Pompei, Italy
Date: Oct 21/18

I have got to say this was absolutely fantastic Giancarlo Is so enthusiastic and knowledgable it is infectious. You come away smiling and chatting about just how good it was. We visited as my son was doing classics for gcse - a field trip! Giancarlo Looked st his syllabus and altered the tour to take it all in. It was never a rush and over ran - but as always he led with a smile. I cannot say enough good words. Really great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steven Thank you so much for your beautiful review. I'm very glad you liked your tour. Best regards Giancarlo

Ian Jefferys

United Kingdom
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum private walking tour, Pompei, Italy
Date: Sep 22/18

Giancarlo's knowledge and enthusiasm is infectious. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him. It isn't cheap, but it was well worth it if you want a greater insight. Fascinating places made more fascinating by Giancarlo's commentary. I would recommend Giancarlo without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ian Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback. I'm very glad you liked your day spent together I had a great time too. I hope to see you again Best regards Giancarlo

Carla Taylor

Australia
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Tour: #413481, Pompeii & Herculaneum shore excursion led by an Archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Our day with Giancarlo (and our driver Francesco) was BRILLIANT. It was a good thing we did the sites in the advertised order since the splendour of Herculaneum would have overshadowed what is so widely known as an archaeological / historical powerhouse at Pompeii. Giancarlo brought both ancient cities to life for us, his enthusiasm being utterly contagious. Having watched a lot of people stumbling around looking lost, I know for sure this is the only way to see the ancient wonders. Simply awesome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Carla Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback ! I'm glad you liked the tour and I'm honored of being your guide. I hope too see again for another tour! Best regards Giancarlo

Jacqueline Pettiford

United States
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Tour: #413503, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento full day excursion from Naples, Naples, Campania, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Absolutely a wonderful tour. Our guide had such humor and made the trip interesting and informative. We were together for 8 hours and the time flew. We were a group of 8 and had a great experience. Our guide for Pompeii was both knowledgeable and great also. A day well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback Jacqueline! Hope to see you again! Best regards Giancarlo

Karrie F.

humble, TX, United States
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Tour: #413502, Pompeii best tour led by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Giancarlo is very knowledgeable about Pompeii. Since he is an archeologist there, he knows the ins and outs of the city and was able to explain all of the ruins so we learned a lot. Our kids (13 & 10) also enjoyed the tour. We avoided the long lines and crowds. I would highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Karrie THank you for your beautiful words! I appreciate . I Hope to see you soon again for another tour! Best regards Giancarlo

Craig Morningstar

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum walking tour with an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy
Date: May 19/18

Had a great time and Giancarlo made the day very special. Enjoyed learning and he was very patient with our question. Overall...and amazing day! Thank you very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, Thank you so much for your rewarding message. I'm glad that you have been a great experience! I hope see you again in Pompeii Giancarlo

Jacqueline Pontello

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Herculaneum Shore excursion with an archaeologist, Naples, Campania, Italy
Date: May 16/18

A font of knowledge, with infectious enthusiasm for Pompeii and especially Herculeam. This was the tour of a lifetime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much :-)

Jocelyn J.

United Kingdom
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Tour: Herculaeum, Oplontis and Mount Vesuvius - Shore Excursion for Jocelyn James, Pompei, Italy
Date: May 13/18

Giancarlo is an excellent and charming guide and knowledgeable archaeologist who brought both Herculaneum and Oplontis alive for us. He was consistently willing to answer all our questions with knowledge and insight. We highly recommend Giancarlo as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice review..

Bernard Livesey

United Kingdom
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Tour: #413505, Herculaneum Classic tour led by an Archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Giancarlo guided us in the 'Classic Tour' of Herculaneum lasting 3 hours. He is an archaeologist with an obvious passion for, and extensive knowledge' of, his subject together with an attractive way of picking out, describing and explaining the remains which he showed us. He is an excellent guide who speaks excellent English. I strongly recommend him to anyone who wishes to come away from Herculaneum with a deep understanding (rather than a mere superficial touristic view) of the remains.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your fantastic comment!

Brandon Green

DC, United States
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Tour: #413502, Pompeii best tour led by an archaeologist, Pompei, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

If you're looking for a real expert on Pompeii, Giancarlo is a walking Google. Tremendous! And he was very patient and accommodating when we were 30 mins late due to traffic. Thank you Giancarlo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brandon! Thank you so much for your nice and curious compliment!!! No one has never called me "walking Google" before! I'm very honoured. Hope to see you soon for another tour! Have a great day All the best Giancarlo


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