kmmordini

Report problem

My Profile

kmmordini

This member is not sharing any profile information publicly.

Sep022012

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Florence in One Day Sightseeing Trip from Rome

Rome, Italy

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

We had a wonderful tour guide on the bus from Rome to Florence that told us a lot of the history of more recent Italy and of Florence. I wish she had been our tour guide in Florence.

Although the city was lovely and the art and architecture were amazing, the tour guide we had assigned to us in Florence acted as if she really wanted to be elsewhere. She was a tad bored. Her art information was spot on, but some of her information on Italian traditions for the region were not. (My husband's family is from this area.)

This is the only tour I booked through Viator that was disappointing.

Sep012012

Tour/Activity

Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

I would really like to split this review in two. The Tour of the Colosseum, the forum and Palatine Hill was amazing - five stars. The walking tour of Rome not as good - maybe three stars.

Our guide for the Colosseum did a wonderful job of telling the histories and stories of the rise of the Roman empire in relation to that small section of Rome. He had a picture book that he used to show us what they believe the area once looked like. And, he had fun talking about the "Gladiator" movie and the information that wasn't correct in that movie.

On the walking tour, the guide had a defective microphone and kept cutting in and out (several people pointed this out). Also, Saturdays are far too crazy and crowed for this particular tour to work. People were getting jumbled in the crowd and I felt that this tour may work better on a less busy day.

The sites were good - just not so much great information as we got in the morning.

Aug312012

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Our tour was conducted by David from Dark Rome and he was fabulous. He gave a wonderful tour of the museums, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel that mixed history of the Catholic church with general history of Europe and Christianity.

He had a great sense of humor, spoke fabulous English and did a great job engaging his group of 20 during the tour. We covered a lot of ground and history in a short period of time.

I would highly recommend this tour through Dark Rome.

Aug222012

Tour/Activity

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Small Group Tour from Munich

Munich, Germany

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This is by far the most powerful tour we took during our trip to Europe. Ian was our guide and he was amazing.

He did a wonderful job telling the story of Dachau and the history of the rise of Nazi power while telling the stories of those held prisoner in the camp.

I think the people the just walk through or rent the audio guides are missing out on a powerful presentation of history as told by the guides on this particular tour.

Aug212012

Tour/Activity

Salzburg and Lake District Day Tour from Munich

Munich, Germany

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Athough this was a beautiful trip and a nice experience of Salzburg and Austria, I was very disappointed in our tour guide. On all of the other trips, we received a lot of information on the history of that particular tour and Bavaria. On this tour, very little.

We were told when we booked that there would be a tour in Salzburg covering Mozart and some of the Sound of Music sites. Not so. We were lead to the statue for a meeting point and left on our own for a couple of hours.

It's a beautiful city and I would have loved to received the history of the city we received on the Rothenburg and Castle tours. The Lakes district was beautiful, but we didn't get much history there either.

Aug192012

Tour/Activity

Romantic Road, Rothenburg and Harburg Day Tour from Munich

Munich, Germany

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was an excellent tour. We had a great tour guide named Ana that gave a wonderful mix of history and more general stories of Bavaria. The Harburg castle tour was very interesting and we enjoyed our afternoon exploring Rothenburg.

At one point, we got caught in a traffic jam for a hour. No problem, they extended tour so we got the full time in Rothenburg. I would highly recommend this tour.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message