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Because there was 4 people in our group we decided to book a private van and driver to meet us at the port for our visit to Rome - Patrick met us at the port and it was a dreadful morning rain very heavy - Patrick quickly got us seated in the van and for the next 1-1/2 hrs he gave a consise history of the city -when we arrived he took us straight to a coffee bar close to the colosseum - he then took us to the ticket office - arranged to meet us after at a certain point - as it was still raining he arranged with his office tickets for the Vatican Museums/'Sistine Chapel - he took us to see all the major sites which we couldn't have covered otherwise - so a big thank you to Patrick who was very knowledgeable about everything and made sure we saw as much as we possibly could on such a very wet day - he was total gentleman and most helpful to 4 ladies 2 youngish 2 oldish!! - he certainly knows his city and it's history - i would certainly recommend a private car to a party of 4
Amazing, fabulous day in Rome with Luca as our driver. Very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Our group of seven had a great time exploring Rome in a very comfortable vehicle. We were able to customize our day based on what we wanted to see and then we let Luca take us to places he recommended seeing. We also enjoyed a great lunch at a quaint Italian restaurant per Luca's suggestion. I would highly recommend this day trip. Thanks for all the great memories.
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Our tour was fantastic. Our guide was waiting for us at our port and was extremely knowledgable about the city, where to go, what to see and how best to avoid the lines. In fact he even secured last minute tickets for us to get into the coliseum and walked us to the front of the line right into the arena. Five Stars and well worth the expense...which was fairly priced for two people!
Our friends who took the bus-based ship from the cruise ship received nothing like this more personalized 6-person with one guide trip.
Our driver Luca was excellent! He made sure we got to see everything in our allotted time. He even
took us to places we didn't know about. I would definitely recommend him.
Excellent tour. Luigi was a great tour guide. We had 2 young kids with us who also really enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend this tour as it allows you time to see the major highlights at your own pace.
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Our driver and tour guide, DAVID, was AMAZING!!!! David was punctual, friendly, funny, personable and a pleasure to spend the day with!!!! David was in contact with other tour guides and maximized our time by bypassing the attractions that had long waits to attractions with shorter to no lines and then at the end of the day we returned to the attractions that were previously busy to find no wait. His ability to get around Rome and to fill all of our time with sightseeing was remarkable and skilled. When we told David of our wish to have Gelato he took us to the best Gelato in Rome and even put on an apron and went behind the counter to help scoop. By the end of the day we felt that we had found a friend in David.
Great trip. Highly recommend! We got our 9 hours worth. Good value!! Took us to local place for lunch. It was great!!
Absolutely with out a doubt the way to go if you are trying to see Rome in a Day. First off our driver LUCA was amazing. Luca was waiting right in front of the gangway as we left the ship and was parked just steps away with a practically brand new luxury van. We had already purchased a Skip the Line to the Vatican for the morning and was hoping to see the Coliseum as well. Luca Politely asked if we would consider making some changes to our schedule so we could see all that wanted to see, We are so glad we listened to our friend Luca. Luca made all the arrangements at no added cost. We visited the Coliseum, the Parthenon, the Forum, Piazza Augusto, and the Vatican. Luca also managed a few other surprises as well, with bringing us to a very nice little restaurant for lunch and on our way back an amazing Gelato shop. Thank You Luca and Viator for making this a very memorable trip.
Perfect. Everything was perfect. Our driver, Luca, was on time, informative, fun, friendly, considerate, helpful, and on and on. He took us to wonderful places and told us about them. If I ever return to Rome for a day trip tour, I will book with Viator and ask for him. I will also recommend to anyone I know needing a trip. If we had it to do again, we would skip the other tours and spend the whole time with him
our tour guide was AMAZING!!!! A more made our day in Rome one to never forget! I have never in 30 years of traveling had an adventure like Amore provided. I was actually brought to tears by the places he showed us and the care and knowledge for his city! We can't wait to return. We will make sure to contact Amore!
This was probably the best tour of our entire trip! We did the private car so that we could try and get as much done as possible. Well we got everything done plus more. It all had to do with the best driver ever Luca! The tour with him was more than just someone driving us around to different locations. He had so much knowledge of Rome and all the history. He took us to some places that not a lot of people know about that didn't have the same kind of crowds. He even took us to his friend's restaurant when we wanted a light lunch before our tickets for the Vatican started. I loved the food and drinks we got there. Probably the best in Italy we had. All in all this was the best excursion of our entire trip and it's all thanks to Luca! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!
Our driver was a wealth of knowledge and spoke perfect English. He took us to all the places we wanted to see and some. Would highly recommend.
This was the highlight of our vacation. The driver was great and took us to all of the sights in one day. We got to see everything at our own pace and were taken to an incredible restaurant for lunch.
Loved the tour. Our guide took us to the best paces for viewing and made sure everything was perfect.
This tour is perfect for a shore excursion, its maybe because of our driver Carlo. He is like a tour guide too ,very knowledgeable. He was on time picking us up. We were able to see a lot of beautiful places of Civitavecchia for a day and back to our port on time. We went to Vatican first, we have the skip the line ticket pre-order from viator which he got it for us . We went inside the vatican museum,Sistine chapel , Basilica and out to St. Peter square where he was waiting for us and headed for lunch. We stop on Pantheon, Spanish steps, Trevi fountain, Piazza Navonna and Colosseum with our pre-order ticket from viator. We ended our day with a gelato. Because of our driver Carlo he make all of this possible for us to see. We are so lucky that we have him us our driver/tour guide. If we will do an excursion in Rome again we will request Carlo as our tour driver. I highly recommend this shore excursion and request for Carlo.
This was a great experience...our driver was Luca and he couldn't have been any better...he was waiting for us at the port and made us feel comfortable from the first minute. He took us where we wanted to go and gave us lots of information about Rome along the way. I had forgotten to print off my entrance tickets to the Vatican and so Luca took me to an Internet Point and came in with me to help me print it off. He drove us right to the door to the sights and even came with us at the Coliseum to collect our entrance tickets and show us where to go and helped us get through the security line up without a hassle. He was positive, energetic and we thoroughly enjoyed our day in Rome. This was an expensive day but I cannot imagine trying to do Rome without a private driver...worth every penny!
This tour exceeded our expectations. Amour was wonderful. We learned things we never knew about Rome. I've already recommended Viator to others.
Absolutely first class treatment and tour!
Our private Rome tour was fantastic. The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He drove us to the attractions and then to scenic views. He drove us to a square and pointed out the best of Roman pizza, coffee, and gelato in that square. We had a wonderful lunch.
This tour was the highlight of our trip. Gianfranco was waiting for us at the gang plank with a shiny, black Mercedes and we were whisked into Rome and dropped off in front of each attraction that was on OUR list.
Gianfranco had the Skip the Lines tickets pre-purchased so we walked right into the Coliseum and Vatican Museum. We saw everything on our list and many other attractions suggested by Gianfranco. This tour was a splurge, but worth every Euro spent!
I would give this 10 stars if possible.
If you want to see Rome in 1 day, this is the way to go. Luca was fantastic. Couldn't have been better.
Massimo was a wonderful guide. He was so knowledgable and accommodating. We had a wonderful day.
Alessandeo was a fantantastic host We were able to catch most sights in a limited time lunch was fun
an extra effort was made so a quick shop could get squeezed in We were picked up from our cruise boat
and delivered back in good time only regret so little time and so much to do will have to return.