Vatican City & Ancient Rome: One Day Combo Tour
- Duration: 6 hours
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The tours themselves were great! The company hosting the tours was...less great. We made sure to get there the 25 minutes early and thank god we did. They did not have our tour purchase on any list so they ended up upgrading us to a semi-private group for the Vatican (which was awesome!). Our guide was excellent but she didn't explain anything until we were already through security at the Vatican. Then, in the afternoon. we went to the Colosseum to meet at 1pm and no one was there. The summer hours state 1pm and winter hours 3pm. Well, we called and they said the tour started at 2pm. Very confusing. But our guide, once again, was fantastic and the Roman Forum portion was really fascinating. Recommend the tour but the company could do with some organization improvements!
Had a combined same day tour : with a beautiful, witty & fun Sicilian tour guide lady Linda (Cristina) at 8.30am in Vatican - the only one to visit Rafael Rooms as well & not crowded as usual; and with Massimo of Coliseum, Rome Forum, Paladine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona - both excellent , informative but also easy tours & guides! Highly recommended & cheaper & any other option. Quite intense to fit in one day but very doable, enough time in between for a lunch & getting to the other meeting point. Kids 8y.o. & 12y.o. survived & enjoyed!
Overall great experience, would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to do both tours in a day! We had two separate guides for the Vatican and Colosseum/Roman Forum but nothing Davide and Julio were amazing and very knowledgeable
They were extremely knowledge with facts, descriptions and relevant stories. Dino even stayed with us beyond the required time to make sure we saw all that was promised in the tour.
Lots of walking and stairs. You will learn TONS. Julio is hilarious (Coliseum). Elan was very insightful about Vatican Museums. Be prepared for large crowds.