• USD ($)
  • English
iltxok2

Report problem

My Profile

iltxok2

This member is not sharing any profile information publicly.

Sep222012

Tour/Activity

Rome Departure Shuttle Transfer: Hotel to Airport

Rome, Italy

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

This was a horrific experience! The company insisted on picking us up at 6:30 a.m. for an 11:10 departure to the US despite intervention from our Italian hotel staff who thought the time was ridiculous, too. Arrived at the airport at 6:52 a.m. as no one else was picked up. Unbeknownst to us, the driver let us off at the wrong terminal. My husband is handicap due to a stroke and can't walk well - has a brace on his leg and uses a cane. After walking the entire length of the terminal, we found out we had to take a shuttle to ANOTHER terminal to get to the correct gate. I would give this company less than one star if I could.

Sep212012

Tour/Activity

Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

Rome, Italy

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

My husband is handicap - walks with a leg brace and cane due to a stroke. The "hostess" took off for the bus so fast we could not follow or keep up with her. We would not have known the location of the bus - several blocks away from the meeting location - if a lovely Australian mother and daughter had not looked out for us. There was no reading material "about the site" on the bus; they simply peddled a book about Pompeii which cost more on the bus than at the Pompeii book store. Tours are 10 Euros per person for a group; individual tours are 103 Euros. The information about this on the site is very misleading. I would give this tour less than one star if I could. The bus rattled so loudly, I thought it might fall apart any minute. The bus driver was rude - shouted at a toll gate and alarmed all the passengers. Never helped my husband on or off the bus with its steep stairs.

Sep202012

Tour/Activity

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I would give this more than 5 stars if I could! Our guide from Dark Rome Tours, Tiffany, was fabulous. I can't say enough good things about her. She spoke knowledgeably about things on the tour and made every aspect of the day enjoyable. On the way home, she walked the length of the bus and answered individual questions about the day as well as touring Rome and local customs. The towns we saw were very interesting, the Gregorian chants were something we'll never experience again, and the luncheon with its wine pairings was delicious! The next time I travel in Europe, I will look for Dark Rome Tours FIRST as they are also in some other major cities as well.

My Photos

  • The vineyards of Tuscany
  • Where we had lunch
  • The Tuscan grapes
  • Beautiful Tuscany
  • The Abbey

Sep192012

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small Group Walking Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was a Dark Rome Tour, and I wish I had know ahead of time how amazing the guides are for this company as I would have booked our entire trip with them. Luciana and Peter were our guides for this excursion, and they were knowledgeable and fun. I thought this outing might be boring, but it was incredibly fascinating! A church with designs entirely made out of skeleton bones, the catacomb maze, and a "four layer" church! You have to see it to believe it!

Sep182012

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was my first experience with a Dark Rome Tour, and Lindy made it a fabulous one! She was amazingly knowledgeable and made the history of the artwork and sculptures fascinating. After the gallery tour, Lindy walked us through the gardens once again talking to us (not lecturing but talking conversationally!) about the trees, buildings, sculptures, etc. found there. Did you know there is a Globe Theatre in the Borghese Gardens? At the conclusion of the tour, Lindy pleasantly walked a group of us to the Metro and made sure we got on the proper trains to go home. Talk about going above and beyond her duties! When I travel to Europe in the future, I will always check to see if Dark Rome Tours has guides there as the company has now expanded beyond the city of Rome.

Sep172012

Tour/Activity

Rome Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The actual tour of Rome was fine. However, the company provided earphones which we were to plug into a receptacle on the wall of the bus. The earphones were very fussy, and you had to turn them frequently or even hold them into the wall plug to make sure you could hear everything said on the audio tour. I'm not sure that was the fault of the earphones or the receptacle itself , but it made things awkward as the audio would often cut out.

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