What is a Driver/Guide (DG) and a City Guide (Local Guide)? What do they do?English Speaking Driver (ESD) English Speaking Drivers (ESD) are all very experienced and used to hosting foreign tourists. They are all extremely familiar with the sights you will undoubtedly want to visit. If you have made a list of “must-sees” for any city you’ll want to visit, ESD’s will gladly take you wherever you may want to go. If by chance, however, you did not have the time or inclination to “do your homework” before traveling, the driver will design an itinerary that will include all the highlights. ESD’s will offer only very good information about the sights you will see. ESD’s speak very good English. City Guide (Local Guide) City Guides are those who are specialized and licensed to guide in one specific city or limited area. Local culture, history and traditions are so different from area to area – even from city to city – that no single guide can possibly become highly knowledgeable about a whole country or region. Therefore many local governments, especially in Europe, have chosen to assure the integrity of the local culture by licensing only those guides who have had a formal education and have proved to be knowledgeable and qualified to represent their area or city. Tours conducted by City Guides are often intense and detailed.
Are your prices per persons?Prices are per vehicle. Participants will share the cost between themselves, but will be your “homework” to find partners, I don’t do sharing service.
How we meet you?Airport: You’ll be met at the airport upon arrival of aircraft as you specified. After collecting your luggage and clearing customs, you’ll be routed to the public lounge where throngs of people wait for passengers to come out. Many people will be holding signs and also your driver will be there posting your name. That’s how you identify your driver. Make sure to have my phone number with you, you never know what can happen in a crowded and chaotic airport! Normally it takes about 40 minutes from the time when the plane lands until you actually get to the public lounge. If you see that it will take longer, for example if your luggage is lost or simply takes it a long time to come out, please call me from on the phone or ask the custom officer to let you come out for a second to tell your driver you’ll be late. We normally start getting restless after 45 minutes and we don’t wait any longer than two hours from planes landing time. From any Italian public or cell phone you just dial 3394999884, but if you carry a cell phone registered outside of Italy you also need to dial the country code +39 so the whole sequence should be: 00393394999884.Ship: You’ll find the car (van) parked right on the pier where your ship docks at the time you set. Jack the Driver will hold a sign with your name on. Hotel: It surely isn’t a problem to meet my clients at their hotel, though it’s easier if they’re staying in a small hotel rather than a big one. The concierges of the small hotels know each and everyone of their guests so when I go in and ask for my clients they have no problem addressing me to them. That doesn’t always work when my clients stay in a big hotel. In this case it’s a lot easier for the clients to spot me than it is for me to spot them. The big hotel always have some space outside the door where I can park my car (van) so when I get to the hotel first I go to the concierge and ask for my clients and he calls them in their room to announce me and I tell them that I’ll be waiting for them outside near the car, but if they’re not in their room and the concierge can’t find them I just go back outside and wait near the car.Train station: Arriving at the station, just as you come down from the train, you’ll see a person with a sign with your name right on the platform where the train pulls in. You should simply come down from your car and walk towards the head of the train until they see this person.
Our tours if you stay in RomeThere are fast trains who run every hour from Rome to Naples. If you book it in advance you can get better price. Once in Naples we can start our tour. in the sisebar on yout right there are several tour who you can choose. Otherwise we can make a planning your route with your preference
Will you be our guide in Pompeii? Pompeii guidesPompeii guiding – Driving guides are not permitted to conduct guided tours of Pompeii/Herculaneum and Museums in general and I really recommend you hire a local guide. They charge about 120 Euros for two hours tour, but they are worth it. The alternative is to hire an audio guide, but the person guide is more interesting and interactive.Guide We drive you around and show you places. We’ll be pointing out things while driving and explain what they are, stop at the places that require a visit and help you visit them. Many clients who come to Italy frequently, and have had other experiences with licensed guides and driving guides, told me that I have a very good acknowledgement of my country. I’ll be around to help you whenever you’ll need me, like if you go to a shop to buy something and the salesgirl there doesn’t speak English, or you want to order food at restaurant but the menu is only in Italian etc. etc. In other words, I can maybe tell you about Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Coast more than you want to hear about, but not necessarily will! But Amalfi Coast is not my only playground though, I can take you to Rome, Florence, Naples and its surroundings or anywhere else you’ll like to go. Often they hire me to go touring all-over Italy for one or two weeks. What I really enjoy is doing tours off the beaten path. Most people stay for only 2 or 3 days and that’s barely long enough to see the most famous places, the ones everybody knows and talks about. Sometimes instead I have customers who stay a little longer or have been in Italy before and do not need to go back to the classical sites. They give and they have a great time!