My family and I loved this tour. It was very hot, so maybe starting an hour later would have been better. This really was a great tour; we felt like a behind the scenes tour as quiet streets and Rome don't seem to coexist. Our guide communicated with all participants well, had a great sense of humor while providing interesting historical facts. We had terrific views and vantage points overlooking the Forum, the Tiber, and we loved the peephole view of St. Peter's dome from the Knights of Malta. I would highly recommend this tour but be sure you have water with you!
Our guide was fabulous. He was an enthusiastic and dramatic storyteller himself. We got lots of additional history and knowledge of facts about the sites beyond the book, which was appreciated. The mid-tour break was good, the walk from the Pantheon to Castel San Angelo was a little long but interesting with a water break in the middle. We can't say enough good things about our guide, he was just fantastic!