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Jessica R

Jessica R

United Kingdom

May262010

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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
This is a great way to see an amazing,overwhelming site!The museums are truly jaw dropping,and there is a lot to see,which is why it is great to have a guide who can point out the highlights.Our guide was Rachel,who was fantastic,great sense of humour,and made sure to learn all our names and address us personally.She gave us a great overview,and unless you are well read on the museums,you would miss so much! The artwork in the Sistine Chapel was explained beforehand,which was really helpful,as you would break your neck otherwise!The artowrk is worth the visit alone,it is truly awe-inspiring. I would highly recommend the morning visit,as it was not too busy,but by the time I left there was group after group coming in!Be aware that the tour ends inside,so you can stay and wander around yourself after the tour,which is nice to have the option. I would definitely recommend this tour,as it is a must see,and would be too much for most people on their own I feel.If you want to visit St Peter's I would advise to look into whether there are any appearances by the Pope that day,and to visit on another day if you have the time,arriving early.By the time I made it to Vatican Square,there were literally hundreds,if not a thousand people waiting in line to get in,and I just didn't have the time!But Vatican Square is also breath taking!

May252010

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Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
This is great if you want a comfortable ride to Pompeii,and want more time to do your own tour there.It is strictly an escorted coach ride though,and there were not any books to read on Pomeii,which I thought I read in the description.I took this tour though because I was booking last minute,and didn't want the hassle of figuring out the local trains!Also,I only wanted to explore Pompeii itself.This shuttle is great because you get 4 hours to look around.I didn't take a tour inside,as I wanted to choose which parts of the city I saw. Pompeii is a big site,so allow time to get around,and wear sunscreen,hat,glasses and have water.Lots of interesting parts,including things not indicated on the map! I would definitely recommend this if you want a hassle free ride,more time at the site,but be sure to hit the ground running!Pompeii really is a city,and you sure will want a gelato at the end of the day!

May242010

Tour/Activity

Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
My tour was with Valentina,and she was fantastic!Real life Roman and archaeologist!She had genuine passion for the city,history,and enthusiasm for us tourists! Make sure you have hat,sunglasses,sunscreen and water,as it is hot in the city and lots of walking! I would recommend this tour if you have only a short time in Rome,as you take in a lot of sights,and get lots of facts you would otherwise be trying to read oout of a guidebook.On the downside,you don't get a lot of time at sights other than the Colosseum,where the tour ended.I was a bit disappointed that we did not spend much time at Palatine Hill,especially as the entry is covered in conjunction with the Colosseum. But all in all,great way to see the city and get a lot of interesting facts as you go!

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