This tour was a waste of money. We seen very little of Rome by night, the coach driver drove so quickly past each site. There were two guides and three languages to translate, it became monotonus. I felt sorry for the Japenese visitors as by the time he got around to translating we had past the sites! The dinner was bland and of poor quality. There was only 6 of us in a huge restaurant, when our coach arrived back we were then hurried out of the restaurant, we were barely finished eating. The best thing of the evening was the singers who entertained us at dinner. Others were dropped of at their hotels, we were pointed to a street and told we would find our hotel two blocks away. Dont waste your time on this tour!
AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC..... you really MUST take this tour and make sure that you have ROBERT as your tour guide, he is outstanding. If you think like my husband that this tour is all about the book then think again. Robert is a font of information on the history of each and every place we visit, yes, it is based around the book but your mind will be blown away with all the twists and turns that it takes and what is fiction or reality, and no one could portray it better than Robert. He is the best guide we have ever had in many many years of travelling.The churches we visit will astound you and take your breath away, make sure you bring your camera or camcorder. Robert will point out things to you that you normally would pass by and never notice, we just didnt want it to end and we would go as far as doing it all over again. The tour lasts from 9.30 to appox 2.30 with a coffee break. Wear sensible flat shoes as there is a lot of walking and many steps to go up and down. Just get on and book it you will not be disappointed just make sure that Robert is your tour guide.
This was a really good tour. We opted for the full day. The Churches, Galleries, and sites were amazing. The tour guides were very informative and knowledgeable. the headsets the guides give you for your chosen language are very clear so you never miss out on anything. The guides bring you in so you are never caught up in long queues.
What did let down the full day tour for us was the lunch, it was a cheap and basic, we were given 45 mins to eat and had to remind the waiter of this several times as the service was slow, needless to say we had to take our dessert with us to eat on the coach!. I suggest you do this trip in two halfs and exclude the lunch. You are not given access to the Sante Croce Cathedral you only see the facade.
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