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Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 4,724 reviews

Tour Content was very good but Guide (Antonio) needs to work on skills

Overall tour content was very good and organization was excellent. Venues visited are exceptional and make the tour worthwhile. We missed the other larger coaches going to the Catacombs by going there first. Our group beat the rush at that venue. Very nicely done. Guide at Catacombs very knowledgeable and excited about her job. We had 2 French ladies on our tour that needed French translations which our guide (Antonio) provided very nicely. However, he didn't outline to the group very well that he would need to provide narration in English and then in French. A man from Miami, Florida become upset with Antonio giving 'too much' explanation in French. Thought guide was spending more time in French when he should concentrate on the 95% of the group that spoke English. Antonio should have given the English details and asked the English to move to 'next spot' while he outlined details in French. Keep English busy while doing providing French. Organizational skills need some work.

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Great way to get around and see sights but not always reliable

I did a complete round trip which took about 1 hour 40. Then stopped at a couple stops. Wish I’d stopped at each one looked around then went to next. Did night tour but first bus was full so couldn’t go on. Waited over hour for last bus and again was full and could only allow a few on. People in queue kicked off and the police were called. They did however get another bus for the rest of the queue. Glad I stuck it out tho as Rome at night is so beautiful - again did a full round trip in lights. In the morning I caught a bus to go to my Colosseum tour but it waited at bus stop for 20 mins so I missed my tour time. Check the bus is going straight away as pointless sitting on it going nowhere!

Great , regular service. Would recommend.

Great service, but please be aware that for the Vatican and Trevi Fountain for example, the bus drops you in the area rather than right at the exact place. I expected that we would see these places just from the bus. Having said that, I would still use this service again, it was great to hop on a bus after a long hot day, and there is still lots of amazing things to see. As well as the bus driver there was a member of staff on board, I found them to be really helpful and welcoming.

Excellent staff across the company, routing needs to improve

Good for use in Vatican city and for seeing a few of the key Rome tourist places but two things about the bus. Firstly, the route needs to be bigger or run a second circuit. Secondly, the bus stops are really unclear when you are in the street looking for it. The staff on the buses are exceptionally friendly, polite and helpful. The 'inclusives' for site visits are good. Value for money? Probably.

Need a better way to identify those who paid.

Overall it was good I did not like the pressure of keeping up with the receipt to show each time I boarded a bus. Tourists are constantly making purchases along the route and accumulating receipts which can be thrown out by mistake.

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