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Feb 29th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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looking for private transport and tour of pompeii from florence

HI, I Guess my topic title says it all. I am looking for a private tour from Florence to Pompeii and Mt Virsuvious, (sp?) Don't know if there is such a thing, but hoping. Thanks!
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Feb 29th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Florence to Pompeii is more than 300 miles . . .
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Feb 29th, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Are you planning on staying in Naples, Sorrento, or one of the towns on the Amalfi Coast? Florence is a long way from Pompeii!!
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Feb 29th, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Thanks! Didn't know!
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Feb 29th, 2012, 04:12 PM
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This is not typically done from Florence, since travel time approaches 5 hours in each direction, so 10 hours travel leaving very little time for touring. However, if you will be in Rome, there are a number of companies that offer Pompeii daytours.
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Feb 29th, 2012, 04:41 PM
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It is simply too far away. It is better to stay in Rome or Naples to get the most out of it. You will be so exhausted from the trip that it will all be a blur.
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Feb 29th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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I think from Rome is a much better idea. We've had fabulous experiences with Context Travel (http://www.contexttravel.com) and they do have trips from Rome (http://www.contexttravel.com/city/ro...sion-from-rome)

Hope this helps!
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Feb 29th, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Do you have a map of Italy. Strongly suggest you get one and study it before planning an y trip there.

Florence is way too far from florence to do Pompei as a day tip. It's even a very long day trip from rome - and recommend only to those that don't mind an exhasuting train trip.

A private trip from Florence would involve you staying at a hotel overnight there - and paying for the driver/guide's hotel and meals as well as the many hundreds of euros for the trip itself.

(I'm always surprised at people who request long-term private guides - and wonder if they are wealthy enough that they don;t mind spending $1000 a day or more for it - or they just don't have a clue as to the cost.)
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Mar 1st, 2012, 03:02 PM
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tbelgian, DO buy one guidebook for Italy. It will stand you in good stead and help your planning. Try Fodor's or Rick Steves.
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Apr 7th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Just want to thank those of you that responded to my question. We had a great time and mostly stayed in Florence. We took the high speed train to Rome one day. After reading the comments here, we decided that pompeii will have to wait for another trip. This was our first trip to Europe and definitely not our last. DH likes beach vacations, but this might have changed his mind. Thanks again!
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