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We were picked up right off the gangplank and driven into the city of Rome. Mario, the driver was very polite and had a GPS that in formed him of roads with traffic problems. He also turned on some narratives of sights we were passing. We had hoped to get into the museum at the Vatican city. As we drove by we saw no lineups, so our driver dropped us off and told us to phone when we were done.We had been before but it was super crowded and we needed to pay extra to skip the line. Our driver got us there by 9:30 am and we were out in 2 hours. He took us everwhere we wanted to go. The Colliseum, Trevi fountain , Spanish steps the Pantheon, St. Peter's square and many more sights.Took us for an amazing panoramic view of all of Rome. When we were hungry he took us to his friends restaurant for lunch. We invited him to eat with us but he declined. The meal was most enjoyable and the pizza had the original buffalo cheese on it. He was very respectful and helpful. We even had time to pick up some amazing liqueurs, pistachio, cantaloupe, and peach. This was our son's first time in Rome and we wanted it to be as stress free as possible for him, as he has an illness. This was so worth the money and so much cheaper than what our cruise offered for the same experience. there was just 3 of us in a van with our own private 8 hour tour. The driver even offered to go a couple of hours longer , but we were tired and it just started to rain. It was a perfect day and we gave him a good trip. We could never have seen all we saw without a car and driver. Our other son and his another time with went into Rome by train, walked a whole bunch and went on a hop on hop off bus, went to the Vatican, took a cab back to the train station and barely made it back. It was very stressful for them. With a one day port stop, we highly recommend getting a car and driver. Thanks Mario.
This was not only one of the most educational, but most fun tours I have been on! We started the tour with several others, but they had made personal plans that conflicted with the tour and athough our tour guide did his best to be accommodating, they decided to go on their own. Lucky for us, as my sister and I were the only ones left! Our guide did a fantastic job showing us a wide variety of sights! He not only took us on the regular tour, but since there were only two of us, stopped at a restaurant and had the owner serve us small portions of many foods so we could taste a great variety! I also wanted a Harley shirt as a souvenir, and wanted to try gelato . Obviously these stops weren't part of the tour , but our guide went out of his way to take me both places! My sister and I both had a fantastic time on this tour, learning and laughing all day ! I can't say enough good things about our guide- he truly made this one of the highlights of our entire trip! I am just sorry that I have misplaced his name ! I would highly recommend !
We were picked up at the ship right on time and had an informative drive to Rome. Our tour guide asked what we wanted to see or do and he delivered plus more. What we really loved was that he took us to a few places that I've not seen mentioned in any tour books. I did not have that much interest in visiting Rome I know, I was crazy but came away breathless in awe over what a beautiful and dynamic city it is. I wish we could have found more cruise port tours like this.
I highly recommend this tour. We had the pleasure of having Claudio tour us around Rome. This was our first time to Rome and we were able to see all the highlights in one day with this personalized tour. He gave us the option to tell him where we wanted to go or have him make up our itinerary. We had him make up the itinerary and we could not have planned this trip any better. The 1 1/2 hour drive to Rome he gave us the history of Rome and the towns around it. We did the tour without the added tour guide and this was perfect for us since our driver was really knowledgable. I already have his information saved to give to my family when they travel to Rome.
My husband and I took this tour in November 2016 and we'd recommend it to anyone, first time visitors and returning travelers alike. Our driver, Claudio, was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable, and the car was clean and comfortable. We had been to Rome previously but had places we wanted to re-visit like the Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Trevi Fountain. But we also wanted to see several sites we'd missed in the pass like the Palatine Hill, Santa Maria Maggiore and the Pantheon. We saw all those sites and more. Claudio showed us many places in Rome we'd never have found on our own that added greatly to our overall knowledge of this wonderful city and our enjoyment of the day. Highly recommended!
Our tour of Rome was really great and our tour guide Livio was so knowledgeable about the history of Rome. He got us to as many of the main attractions we requested as you can fit in one day. He found a great place for us to have lunch with delicious authentic food. Livio was very accommodating and professional. He did a great job of keeping us on schedule to be back to our cruise by boarding time. Great value. This is the only way to see beautiful Rome in one day! Highly recommend.
I would definitely go with a private driver. Got to see much more of Rome than with an excursion.
Tour guide was the nicest man. Had drinks in his car, Bought us snacks and gave us a souvenir when we went back to the boat. Great day!
Fantastic tour. Great tour guide, excellent quality Mercedes mini bus. Everything was well timed and we had a full day seeing all of ancient Rome. Highly rated tour and for a fraction of the Cruise operators costs for similar trip.
Excellent service, friendly driver, who went above and beyond to ensure that we saw as much as possible on our day in Rome. Would highly recommend this tour.
Claudio was our guide and we absolutely loved him. He went above and beyond and took us to little hidden gems and off the beaten path spots. It was the best way to see Rome in a day. We highly recommend it.
This was the most fabulous way to see Rome in such a short time. Claudio is an excellent tour guide. He is knowledgeable, friendly and made great use of our time in Rome. Being on a private tour, we were able to get to places that the big tour busses could not and we were able to see things that were not on big tour itineraries, yet we saw all the fabulous sites of Rome. This was the only way to see Rome on such a tight time schedule.
Great day tour. thankyou to Santini our guide, for your fun personality and to try to fit in us as much as he could in our one day in Rome.
We had a private tour with Cruising Rome and Andrea was our guide.....I will say that this is the way to go. Andrea is the best! He had so much patience because I love taking pictures and with 3 cameras going I had plenty to focus on. Having been to Rome before I knew exactly where I wanted to go and we hit them all: Vatican City, Castel Sant'Angelo, Plaza Navonna, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum, Colleseum and throughout the city. Hands down awesome!!! A Highly recommend this tour and Andrea.
Excellent tour and Claudio is an excellent tour guide. Tivoli, Rome, Vatican, lunch at a Claudio recommended restaurant...all in a very nice Mercedes. Full day and recommended tour...pick what you want to see and where you want to go. Thanks again Claudio.
Our driver-guide, Laura, was super efficient at getting us around to see all of our top choices in Rome plus some more! She was friendly, informative/knowledgable, and also helped us get tour tickets to visit the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica the day of so we could avoid the long lines/crowds. She helped us see everything we wanted to see in Rome and we had a great time. Highly recommend.
A lot to see and experience! Starting from the Vatican and touring around all the must see places in Roma! David, our guide took us everywhere we wanted to go. He was quiet in the car and mostly relied on the prerecorded descriptions of what we were seeing. He suggested a great local place to eat
David our driver was EXCELLENT!!! The trip was as exactly as advertised with no problems at all. David accommodated our EVERY NEED This is a must trip for all from the seaport to your hotel. We saw all the major sights of Roma and it was at our pace and schedule. FANTASTIC TRIP
Our driver Andrea was awesome!! We got to see the Pope in Vatican City at St. Peter's square!!! Because the Pope was there, the Basilica was closed. Andrea took us back to the Basilica at the end of the day to try again. He went above and beyond to accommodate us and to enable us to see as much of Rome in one day as humanly possible. Great trip and would highly recommend!!
Our driver Lavio was AMAZING!!!! he gave us great recommendations, tons of info and helped us throughout , he even took us to have the best ice cream we tasted in all of our stay in Italy!
Super recommended if you are short on time, very flexible and you wont be absolutely exhausted like you are from the caddle tours you see all around those larger groups that follow a sign or flag while wearing headphones and look super tired loved it!
This tour was exactly what we hoped it would be. We saw everything on our list and our driver was extremely helpful.
Our driver on this tour was EDWARD and he was brilliant using the car we only took about 70 mins to get to Rome city centre giving us extra time to visit the sites compared to the buses.We married up this tour with the Colosseum and Roman forum private tour and this worked an absolute treat.
This was an excellent experience. My wife and I were met by our driver Claudio right outside the ship. He was very nice and helpful. I chose to do a private tour since I felt this would be the best way to see the parts of Rome that we were most interested in seeing. Claudio essentially let us pick the itinerary and provided his own inputs and experienced which were very helpful. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who is looking for an efficient and very comfortable way to see as much of Rome as I think is possible in 1 day.
A very enjoyable tour. Our driver Livio was punctual, courteous and very informative. The Mercedes vehicle was comfortable, spotlessly clean and well stocked. I wouldn't hesitate to use this company again for future private tours of Rome
Very nice tour with Mario, worked perfectly for our family of 6. Wouldn't do it any other way!
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