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Guide spent too much time talking about the aqueduct system and insignificant locations. It was dark before we even made it to the Pantheon. He was also difficult to hear.
Our first tour of the trip and it was amazing! What a guide and what a city - so beautiful. On the morning tour you will see all the highlights of Classical Rome and you'll walk mostly hopping on and off the bus twice. This is the way to do it if your time is limited and even if you are staying a month or a lifetime I would definitely recommend it. Just wandering the streets with a local who loves this place is fantastic. You will see the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon and all the important squares etc. and get a feel for classical, gorgeous, Rome. We took this tour on Boxing Day right after Christmas and I was very confused when I booked it because many comments referred to visits to the Vatican despite the fact that it was not mentioned in the description of this tour. We did enter Vatican City briefly on the tour but the museum, Basilica, and Sistine Chapel we closed because of the holiday. This was good for us because I think we got to spend more time in the city of Rome as I had hoped and we had a tour of the Vatican scheduled for later in the week. The Vatican portion of the tour is something that causes a bit of confusion but I assume this tour often gives you a bit of time in St. Peter's Basilica. In any case, bring your own set of earbuds just in case the ones they give you don't work properly and have a blast!!
We also took the Afternoon Ancient Tour Of Rome that you could add to this tour and it was the only tour I found a bit disappointing. Be aware you will not get to walk through the Roman Forum as I assumed we would. We enjoyed it however and did see the ruins of course but had little detailed explanation. You do have to wait as the guide buys tickets for the Coliseum but we were prepared for that as we had read reviews here. If time is limited add this part of the tour most definitely! A nighttime tour might be a bit better.
Doing what: Classical Rome City Tour
The morning tour to the Colosseum was fantastic, our guide was very informative and enthusiastic. We were a bit disappointed with the afternoon tour where we missed going into the Pantheon as the guide took a long time to get going and head over to the Pantheon, even though the group was waiting and ready to go. The tour also finished over half an hour early.
What a wonderful tour. We started just down the road from the Colosseum and ended up in the centre of Rome at Piazza Navona and visited all of the sights in between. The Colosseum, Roman Forum, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and much more. Our guide, Raffaellea Etna, was an absolute delight with and extensive knowledge of Roman history. A bit of walking but nothing too strenuous and it went over time but that was a bonus. Highly recommended, especially first time Rome visitors.
Doing what: Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour
Our guide was so knowledgeable. The depth of information she presented and the way she presented it was terrific. Also, having tried gelato in at least 15 different cities throughout Italy, I can say with all confidence that the gelato served in the piazza at the Pantheon was by far the best. all four of us agreed on this
good to have people explaining what you are seeing
impossible to get a picture next to the Trevi Fountain, too crowded
Pantheon inside is amazing!!!
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
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