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Jul112014

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Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

Venice, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

An exemplary walking tour around Venice, our guide a true Venetian was very knowledgeable. The walk is of a good pace and covers a lot of the San Marco area. It starts at Saint Marks square and into the Basilica where she explains in detail all you are seeing.
The out into San Marco on foot over bridges and canals into the quieter less Tourist areas before returning to the tumult and jostling around Rialto bridge.
You the have free time, for us we returned to our hotel for a shower (the tour is hot work in the sun) and a sandwich before returning 2 1/2 hours later for the boat tour.
WE found the boat tiur to be perfect, we went around the grand canal, out into the lagoon , past the graveyard and Murano in a comfortable boat with the sun on your back and wind in your hair whilst the guide expertly points out the history of what you are seeing.

Two Lovely tours in one day, very impressed.

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  • riding the gondola
  • Canal Boat evening tour
  • On tour in Venezia!

Jul102014

Tour/Activity

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

How can you go to Venice without riding in a Gondola!
A nice experience, no 'guides' just jaunty, enthusiastic Gondoliers and the sights of Venice!

Sep092013

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

Very Highly recommended. The guide (Francesca?) was very pleasant, fumy and above extremely knowledgeable. It is a great credit to Dark Rome tours that their guides are very, very knowledgeable of their subjects and their passion for their subjects shines through.
Viators pre tour information, booking process, venue directions and ticketing process were all also exemplary.

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  • Captive Audience!

Sep082013

Tour/Activity

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Another very well organised Dark Rome Tour. The guides (Anna was ours) were again very informative and extremely knowledgeable of their subject.
Be warned though it is a Looong trip, very tiring, and climbing a volcano in Italian heat is no easy task.
One criticism, and its the only criticism i have of Dark Rome and that is the laid on Lunch in Naples. It was not good, very rushed, poor quality and the staff were impatient and non attentive, made us feel like schoolchildren on a field trip stopover at a motorway service station.
Apart from that, the trip was very enjoyable, but next time, i think i would do the museum in the morning and pompeii in the afternoon as the climb in the heat was energy draining.

My Photos

  • Excellent Guided Tour

Sep072013

Tour/Activity

Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Another superb tour from Dark Rome. This was our first of three and our guide was Christina, a very likeable and extremely knowledgeable lady. She walked us through the Forum and on to Palatine and then the Colosseum explaining every little thing surrounding the events and history of the ruins we were seeing, in an enjoyable and pleasant way.

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  • Christina (with Umbrella) guiding us through the Forum

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