It was a great tour with a great guide. Rick was really knowledgeable and fun. It was a kinda a quick and didn't allow for as many pictures as I would have preferred. We had three accidents on the segways in our group, so definitely respect the segway. It's not a toy. Fortunately, nobody was hurt much, just a few bruises. It was a lot of fun, but needs more time for pictures.
The Sistine Chapel was closed and so we couldn't go there. That wasn't that big of a deal because it isn't their fault and it warns you about it. However, because the chapel was closed the tour also didn't do St. Peter's even though that was still open. They spent the entire time in the museum. The tour was not worth it at all given this fact. I would have been good if they had left the museum and went over to St. Peter's like the tour was supposed to include. Three hours of museum tour was too long, especially given that we stayed in the same area of the museum instead of going and seeing other parts of the museum. It would have been nice if they had done a better job of replace the Sistine Chapel with something else and then also still St. Peter's. I am not happy about this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
I thought that the Colosseum with Ancient Rome tour was absolutely worth it. Our guide was excellent and the sites were so great. I felt that this was by far the most efficient way to see all of that, and I also thought it was the most efficient way to gain in depth knowledge on the matter. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, easy to understand, and she kept it very interesting.
The Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour segment was only a three star tour. It was interesting and we saw some wonderful stuff. However, the tour ended in the middle of the city with no easy access to public transportation and the guide wasn't very helpful in providing directions back to the train station or bus. The guide also was over blowing the speaker and that made it difficult to understand what she was saying. I thought she was very friendly, but not up to the quality of the other two guides I have had. The sites seen on this tour were really great, but for me only the Pantheon was at all comparable to the majesty and grandeur seen on the Colosseum and Ancient Rome section of the tour.
This tour gets five stars because the Colosseum and Ancient Rome part of the tour was spectacular. But I only give the afternoon tour three stars. This tour was still by far the most efficient way to see Ancient Rome and anything else on the tour.
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