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David W United States of ...
This is a nice tour. Really the highlights are Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. There are a number of other things you visit briefly, and I thought it was nice to have someone to explain things.
the tour in the morning was really nice. with the half day tour at the colloseum the views were really goo as well as our tour guide being informative. the walk up and down was a bit tiring but it was worth the walk. good thing there was an elevator for those who have a hard time taking the steps. the afternoon trip with the pantheon and the trevi fountain was also nice. tho i felt rushed it was still informative. the gelato treat was also nice! i wish there were more time to take pictures but i guess since there were a lot of walking and other tourists to consider - the picture taking wasnt too enjoyable.
Rome is such a beautiful city, that you need a week, month or even an year to see all the sights and appreciate them. But if you are short on time, then this tour is definitely the one for you.
You start of in front of the Spanish Steps which are currently being restored and walk along the many side streets of Rome. Each one uncovering one or the other treasures of Rome. And when you have a guide like Francesca who patiently explains to you in detail about each site and also puts in a few anecdotes from her experiences in Rome, then it's a delightful tour.
Some of the places you see are the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon near to where we have a delightful gelato stop and finally ending at Piazza Novona. I have been on many tours of Rome but this one turned out to be the best. Was with my wife and friend who had come over from India. My friend really appreciated Francesca as her accent and explanations were very easy to follow. Kudos to her.
The Colosseum and Roman Forum was great. I actually could have spent the entire day at these 2 places. Our tour did not include the Colosseum underground in retrospect, I would have liked to have seen that too. If you are into the history of Ancient Rome and the Gladiator period, I would definitely do this tour. I rate this tour a 5.
The best part of the Walking Tour of Rome was going into the Pantheon. As far as the rest of the walk, it was something that you could do on your own just get a good map of the city, or you will get lost!!. I give this tour a 3.
We would recommend this tour to friends and family. It have a nice outline into the area's of Rome and provided a good starting point to area's we then explored further. More time in the Pantheon would be good.
SO glad I did this! Very informative and I got to see parts of the city I had not made it to yet. The Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and some delicious gelato too! Very reasonably priced and very informative, Vasco was a great guide!
It was a good tour to see some of the highlights of Rome! The tour guide was well experienced and knowledgable and we enjoyed the monuments we saw.
However the information on the website was a bit misleading as it didn and #39;t specify that the tour didn and #39;t go into the Imperial Forums or the Pantheon.
Doing what: Rome by Night Walking Tour
Gail United States of ...
Great! Had an adorable guide, Francesca. She had lots of info and this was such a great orientation to Rome. The gelato they gave us at the Plaza near the Pantheon was such a nice touch.
The skip-the-line tour of the colesseum led by Sarafina was fascinating. We saved hours by skipping the line and heading directly inside, and Sarafina had in-depth knowledge of how the building was constructed and used over time. She made history come alive for us. The headphones allowed us to hear everything she had to say. She was engaging and knowledgeable and interesting, and was able to answer our questions. She also took us to The Forum and Palatine Hill, and had insight into those ruins as well. She made suggestions about other things to see in the area after the tour. The afternoon tour led by Stella was also wonderful, and we toured the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and other saw beautiful works of art, architecture, and capped off the day with gelatto in a beautiful piazza. There was a nice break in between the two tours, with time to rest and have lunch, so while it was a full day of touring, it was an amazing day filled with beauty and fascinating history. We would highly recommend this tour! It was well worth the money to learn about the wonders we were seeing, rather than trying to do it on our own.
This tour was amazing. The guide was excellent and really knew his history and told some interesting stories. The colloseum did not dissapoint nor did the Forum. A great day but do wear comfy shoes and take water. The afternoon took in the Trevi fountain but the highlight was the Pantheon.
Great tour. Knowledge guide. Would have liked to have more time at the Pantheon.
Excellent tour, starting at the base of the Spanish steps currently under construction and making our way over to the Piazza Navona, thru the Trevi Fountain and other sites on the way. Our guide was terrific. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as it's a bit a of walking. The highlight was the Pantheon, which even though we'd seen before, we didn't appreciate the history and the superb architectural elements e.g. the dome ceiling that make it inexplicable how ancients were able to build it. We also couldn't get over the how, by design, the internal air circulation within the Pantheon prevents most rain from hitting the floor through the open hole in the top of the dome. Amazing!
best value tour we did, its a full days touring and you get your moneys worth of history and more. Serianna was informative, helpful and kept the attention throughout the Colosseum tour in the morning.
the palentine hill and forum are must see, see where it all happened in Imperial Rome!!
the afternoon tour with the spanish steps, trevi fountain and pantheon as the highlights is excellent also!.
i would note that lots of sunblock, water, energy snacks and good footwear are advisable- a certain level of fitness is advised otherwise you are gotta start wilting toward the end
recommend recommend recommend!!
This is a great tour if you are prepared for a lot of walking and a full day.
We enjoyed the morning tour which included The Colosseum and the Roman Forum - definitely a must see when in Rome. The afternoon tour was with Francesca who was a great guide and gave us lots of interesting information as we walked around the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and more.
Trevi fountain very disappointing due to it being restored. Pantheon amazing and I loved the Piazza Navona.
We booked this tour together and had two guides - Rafaella Colosseum/Forum and Sev Walking Tour. Our tour started with the Colosseum and Roman Forum - both excellent to see. The strange thing was that this was the day of Race for the Cure in Rome, so the streets were closed down and there were masses of walkers and runners. Rafaella did the best she could to try and get us through, but I would have recommended her to be more forceful! We waited about 30 minutes trying to get across the street. She provided fantastic knowledge in the Roman Forum, which was beautiful to see and it was well worth the money to have someone explain it to you. The Colosseum was something my husband and I agreed we could have probably done on our own, but it was included and we definitely learned more with a guide. Sev was our guide in the afternoon, and took us thorough the important sights, teaching us a lot about Roman history and pointing out things to look for on buildings elsewhere in Rome. Sev absolutely deserves the 5 rating! He explains things in a way that is very easy to understand and remember, and you can easily see his passion for the beauty of Roman architecture. The tour also included a gelato at a restaurant near the Pantheon, which was delicious. While it can be expensive to sit and have a drink near any major attraction, we came back to this place another day and had an aperol spritz. When in Rome, right?
Andrew United Kingdom
Brilliant tour guide, tour and timing. Guide was great and went through everything including the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona being incredibly friendly to one and all. Made the whole group become friendly and helped guide everyone with individual help to all on a fantastic tour!
Doing what: Rome by Night Walking Tour
This is a must do for Rome first timers! There are so many historical sites in the city that this becomes a convenient way to narrow it down to the key ones. Vasco and the Canadian girl were good! Although as a combo tour it could get exhausting. Too bad the Spanish Steps and Pantheon were closed
I booked this tour via viator. The tour around the colosseum is absolutely amazing. The meeting point was just above the metro station close to the colosseum.
My wife and I arrived extra early to have our pictures taken with the colosseum's exterior. Good thing we did so because we didn't have time to take pictures during the tour.
We skipped all of the long lines into the colosseum considering it was quite crowded during that day.
Our lady tour guide who is an archeologist was very knowledgeable as she described to us the historical facts about the colosseum and the gladiators that fought in it.
We started on the ground floor of the colosseum and then went on to the upper levels where there was a view of the entire interior of the colosseum.
After touring the colosseum we proceeded to The Roman Forum where the ruins were situated.
The tour guide slowly discussed and showed to us pictures of what the ruins looked like when the structures were in good condition before.
The ruins were truly amazing. Next up was the palatine hill where our tour ended.
The total duration of the tour was about 3 hrs with a couple of toilet breaks in the middle. Take note to wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking in uneven surfaces, uphill surfaces and a couple of flight of stairs.
Overall I liked this tour.
Tour guide Joana who facilitated the afternoon tour was absolutely amazing. Her sense of humor kept us on our toes. We covered plenty of places such as The Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, The Pantheon among others.
I really enjoyed the afternoon tour.
This wasn't a bad tour per se, but I did it having been in Rome a couple days already and since I was staying in the historical center, I had already seen all the sights on the tour, and I didn't feel like they gave me a lot of additional information for each of them. If you're just starting a Rome visit, this might not be bad, but otherwise I would recommend just walking to the various sites and getting the audio guide there pantheon or downloading a self-guided tour with info from the web.
Doing what: Classical Rome City Tour
Seeing the Pantheon was wonderful. The Trevi Fountain was undergoing restoration. We did not get the opportunity to throw a coin into the fountain. It rained heavily that day and we had to cut short the tour of the Piazza Navona.
I'll be rating the four tours separately.
Tour 1, rating 3/5. The walking tour was interesting. We got to see the Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Parliament buildings and Piazza Navana before travelling by bus to the Vatican. The guide was informative. What was disappointing was that the guide seemed to shut off after the Vatican in that she provided no information about any of the sights we passed on the way back to the office unless prompted.
Tour 2, rating 4/5. We got to do a walking tour of the Forum, Capitoline Hill, San Pietro and the Colloseum. This was the highlight of the four tours. The guide was great. It would have been better if he had used the headsets so we could all hear what he said. The other thing that could be improved is that people get dropped off at their hotels on the way back to the office which adds about 50 minutes to the trip. It's really annoying.
Tour 3, rating 0/5. This was a night tour of Rome. It was a rehash of the mornings tour although noe everything was dark. It was such a let down. At the end people got dropped off at their hotels which added 1 hour on to the tour. For those of us doing the 2 day tour this made the day really long. We didn't get back to the office until 11pm and we started the first tour at 8.30am.
Tour 4, 1/5. We travelled to Capri. After getting back so late we were asked to be at the office at 7.30am to leave. We did not leave to 8.30am. No explanation given. Alot of the day is spent travelling in the bus. Unfortunately the guide was not very good. In the whole day I would say she spent 15 minutes giving us information. She was really poor. The food at the restaurant was really bad. One of my friends nearly broke a tooth on some hard seafood and the pasta was overcooked. It had rained so we couldn't see the Blue Grotto. The highlight was that in our spare time of 1 hour we went up on the chair lift and the views were great. We didn't get time to stop and eat on the way back.
A really full day with 2 excellent guides in what seemed a very busy Rome.
The morning tour was very informative and the afternoon great fun. Ice cream at the Pantheon was a nice touch! Recommended
A very good introduction to the main attractions in Rome for first time visitors like us. We only had 2 precious days in Rome so this was a good way to see almost everything quickly. We had 2 guides, one for the morning part which introduced us to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill, and one for the afternoon tour which showed us the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, etc. Sadly, the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps were closed for cleaning but we still got to see them, although from a small distance. Our afternoon guide was excellent think her name was Eakatrina - not sure about the spelling. She was lively, bubbly and very knowledgeable and kept all of us interested and alert right up to the end. Highly recommend this for anyone who's visiting for the first time and wants a good overview of the major spots.
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