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Chris P

Chris P

United Kingdom

Secondary school teacher.

Apr082014

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

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Easy to locate the meeting point above the colosseum metrostation. Put into tour groups, our guide was Maurisio or Morris, an exceptional guide who really knew his stuff (explained he was an archaeologist) and had a great sense of humour. Throughout the morning tour of the colosseum information was given at suitable points throughout the tour with loads of time given for photographs.
Once we had finished at the colosseum we walked over to the Roman Forumn, this was also fantastic (although in the hotter months of July or August I can imagine that it would become difficult to do as it's completely open to the sun).
Once the morning tour concluded we were very grateful to our guide Maurisio helping us out by taking us (partner and I) to a pizzeria which we would have never found.
The afternoon tour was again really easy to find the meeting point (Spagna metrostation) walk out to the palm trees and meet on the seats.
Our tour guide was Patricia who again excellent, she took us round: Spanish steps, trevi fountains, Pantheon. Loads of interesting information was given about the history of the area and attractions, which was great. Lots of opportunities for pictures as well as a drink and ice cream stop.

We highly recommend this tour.

Apr072014

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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It took us ages to find the stop points to get onto the bus at the colosseum, we couldn't find any sightseeing Roma employees until about ten minutes before the bus we eventually got on turned up.
Once on the bus was great and the auditory guide was fine to (English). The bus took us to all of the points of interest which was great.

Apr052013

Tour/Activity

Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Tour guide was very good, excellent at organising everyone to get them to the meeting points. Very knowledgeable and was able to use humour throughout the trip.

The bus from our hotel (Grand Prince New Takanawa) to meeting point (Hamamastcho Station) was easy and smoothly operated.

Transfers to Mount Fuji was comfortable on a nice bus.

The first stop was where lunch was available. We didn't chose to eat the Japanese meal available and went for the alacarte on offer, in all honesty it was not worth the money. But it wasn't awful or anything.

We then went onto Mt Fuji and due to the snow we could only get to phase four, the views were beautiful and it was a really nice experience being above the clouds.

We then went on from there to ride the boat on lake ashi which was really nice and offered lovely views of the volcanoe.

Once we were off the boat we went up the cable car to the top, which on a nice day would of been lovely but because of the fog we couldn't see further than 10m or so in front of us.

Once we had finished there we got back onto the bus and headed for the Shinkansen. Needless to say this was an amazing experience which got us back to our closest station Shinigawa in under 30 or so minutes.

All in all a fantastic trip, run very well and well worth the money.

Apr032013

Tour/Activity

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The Panoramic Tokyo day tour was a fantastic way of seeing all the major sites of Tokyo in one day.

The tour guide was excellent, incredibly knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and was very good at organising everyone in the group.

On the day we did our tour it rained and was windy but this took nothing away from a brilliant day.

The meal although was small (for me anyway) was very tastey (I had the beef).

The cruise on Tokyo bay was very nice on a big boat.

At the end of the day we were in Odaiba and we asked if we could make our own way back from there, which was fine. We were very grateful for the tour guide who had given us all the information needed for us to get home using the trains. Odaiba is really nice, with loads of shops, theme park and visitor attractions to see. Including a Statue of Liberty, rainbow bridge and views of Tokyo Tower.

All in all this trip was well worth the money, we definitely recommend it.

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