On the bus to Rome, we had the option to upgrade to the Classical Rome and to purchase headphones. By upgrading we were able to listen to our guide, Ilenya's explanations clearly. The upgrade also included Ilenya's guided walking tour around the plaza surrounding the Trevi Fountain (i.e. the Pantheon). She also recommended a quick yummy pizza place. The ride on the bus to different locations was a nice break in between visiting the different sites. Ilenya was very knowledge and friendly. We were surprised that we were able to purchase skip the line tickets for St. Peter's Basilica on the bus. My family loved the tour and hope to visit Rome again.
We had wonderful guides with head phones connected to us so everything was always explained. Didn't miss a thing. Don't worry about your language it's taken care of. Lots of walking which we enjoy but suggest to have good comfortable walking shoes. It was worth every penny to see everything including the coliseum, no time to go in though no big deal. The Teave' Fountain lots of time to take pictures have a quick lunch 45mins. Next walk through the streets which we loved the cobble stone throughout then to the Pantheon building with the remarkable hole in the ceiling which was on purpose, great explanation with every detail. Next the Vatican no waiting in line. Just awesome to be there with the art and structure alone. Outdoor water taps are found here.to use. This adventure to Rome was the highlight of our trip as it took a good part of the day not to be missed. :)
St Peter's Basilica was nice (but it was hot). Coliseum time was short. Trevi fountain too crowded.
Reviewer: J Roller
The tour bus was easy to find after taking the free shuttle from the port. We upgraded to the Classical Rome tour on the bus in order to stay with the group and get the guided tour. It was well worth the money. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the pace was just right. The guide even alerted us to pick-pockets that were approaching the group. We saw the major sites and were dropped off at the ship, on time, at the end of the day.
Excellent. Fast paced and covers a lot of sites. Tour guide was great. I would recommend the guided tour because it is very busy and the meeting points were far away. Got back to the ship with 15 minutes of departure..I was so nervous but we made it. The only bad part was Two restroom breaks all day 9-6pm. That was hard.
Good guide but had language problem being American