AMALFI COAST: POMPEII & PIZZA - FAMILY HOLIDAY

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

There was so much variety on this trip so it is difficult to highlight just one moment.  However, it was fabulous to see the guides bringing the historic sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum to life for the children and at the end of one day to watch the children put together their own song for the guides and hotel staff in which they summarised their trip  highlights and interspersed this with historical facts they had learnt on the trip - it was priceless watching the children perform their song at our lunch stop on the Walk of the Gods!  Then there were the cookery lessons for the childen at the hotel - the children just got "stuck in" and loved helping to prepare the evening meal.

What did you think of your group leader?

We had more than one group leader during the week and each was superb - SO heplful, friendly and knowledgeable - hats off to Frank for stepping in at short notice and really getting stuck in!!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Just book the trip and enjoy - you will not be disappointed!  However, do factor in the additional cost of some activities such as the visit to Herculaneum (which we all agreed was a "must do" activity but not cheap), the boat trip around Capri and the visit to the Blue Grotto - these can add up but were worth the money.  Pack for all weathers!  We travelled in October  half term and ended up in shorts every day - the jumpers and umbrella never saw the light of day, though a fleece in the evenings when it got cooler was useful.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The hotel staff were superb and so welcoming - nothing was to much trouble for them.