Guiden var arrogant, trött och otrevlig. Först trodde vi att det var en kulturkrock mellan det svenska och italienska, eftersom detta var vår första kväll i Rom, men tyvärr var hon nog bara trött på att guida och ville att turen skulle ta slut så fort som möjligt. Guidningen skulle vara på engelska men blev mest på spanska, pg a en grupp spansk-amerikaner. Tror inte att den gav de amerikanska turisterna så mycket heller. Det blev hetsigt och informationsfattigt när hon skulle guida på två språk, varav mycket lite på engelska. Stoppen var korta och gick hela tiden ut på förmaningar att hålla tiden istället att berätta om vad vi såg. Turen avslutades med transfer till hotellet, för alla utom oss.Vi blev avsläppta en bra bit från hotellet för att det inte gick att köra buss dit. Det förstod vi fullständigt eftersom gatorna var trånga. Vi bad därför om anvisningar för hur vi skulle gå till hotellet, eftersom det var vår första kväll och det var mörkt. guiden skrek bara att det inte gick att åka buss och pekade åt fel håll. Slutade med att vi gick med hjälp av telefonens gps och med en dålig smak av turen. Hade varit bättre om det varit en förinspelad guidning i hörlurar på valfritt språk! Tur att övriga turer var toppen eftersom detta var ett klart bottennapp...
This was a very uninformative tour. The guide was a lovely gentleman that we enjoyed talking to about cooking and his family, but he only told us the size of the chariot fields. We were dropped at Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona with zero info or explanation, except for what time to meet back at bus. The lights were left on, so we couldn't see out or the bus drove by sights so quickly, without explanation, we missed them. Not worth the time or . You'd be better off with Google or a guidebook on your own.
We arrived ahead of time we checked in and the guide took us to the bus. The bus was very nice. We left about 5-10 minutes after it was to leave- 8 PM. The guide was showing us some things and in between trying to tell the driver where to go the driver kept arguing with the guide. You could tell the driver never did this before. The driver did not let the guide speak - we were missing out on many buildings, monuments and statues. We finally stopped to see 2 - at different fountains - Trivi and Navarro ?. Then because of the policy to drop off people at their hotels - really stupid - we had to drive around listening to the driver argue with the guide - passing many of the same things and then the driver went down a street he could not get through so he had to back the bus up about 3 blocks. The guide did let us off at the metro station - 11:45 PM 23:45 and we got home about 12:15 AM. Worst tour ever. I did feel sorry for the guide.
The driver and tour guide were excellent. I was disappointed with the tour. It was difficult to see the sights or take pictures from the bus as there was a reflection in the glass the whole trip. It would have been better in an open air bus. It was difficult to see the sights on this bus.
Like most people flying in from the U.S., we arrived mid-morning in Rome and were pretty jet-lagged. Not really feeling up to any high-energy touring at that point, we opted to rest during the afternoon and booked the Rome by Night tour on line only an hour or so before its departure. It suited us very well as it gave us an overview of the layout of the city and its major monuments, as well as a chance to see those attractions illuminated. The bus was very cool and comfortable in the summer heat, and our guide was friendly and competent. There was some walking at the two stops we made, if I recall correctly, but nothing in the over-exertion category. It was fine for my husband who has some balance issues. We also had a chance to take pictures in front of the Trevi Fountain, though be aware that it's extremely crowded on July nights, so you'll have to wait your turn to throw in the traditional coin. Overall, I would say that this is not the kind of tour that would wow you after several days in Rome, but it's a great low-key way to start your holiday.