Rome (Civitavecchia) Rome on Your Own Excursion Reviews
Venture out on your own in Rome, a living museum with gorgeous artwork, amazing architecture and inspiring ancient sites -- yet alive and vibrant in a 21st-century way. It's an unforgettable city to visit and we'll warn you right now once you've experienced it you'll want to come back for more.
As we had been in Rome before we wanted to explore our favorites on our own. I suggest going on line to the ORP site and getting the skip the line tickets. This takes you right to the security check points so you don't have to waste hours in line trying to get into the Vatican museum or St. Peter's both of which are must sees. You also need to keep in mind that it can be 1-1/2 hours to get from the ship to St. Peter's Square if you are buying tickets which are timed. There is so much to see really suggest the Red Hop On Hop Off Bus tours! Money well spent.
good bus ride in , lots of information, stopped at the Colosseum and took pictures. Then we were left on our own to explore. Found the Trevi fountain which I wanted my grandaughter to see since her dad was there in 1984.
I am glad we went in 'off season'. Would hate to be there in the peak periods.
Not happy with the guide Katrina who pushed us into using an unknown hop on/off tour bus by lying about the other companies eg. Citysightseeing only have 3 buses when they have 17. If we had ignored her, we would have benefitted from a discount when in Florence the next day. She also gave everyone details about a particular restaurant but luckily a fellow passenger was previously duped by her and told us it was crap.
We weren't informed about the "Holy door" at the Vatican which skips the queues.
Took the Rome on your own tour - expensive but it takes the worry about travelling. (Some people who went on the train by themselves got delayed by 2 hours....glad we did not do that!)
Bus drops you off giving you plenty of time to see a few sights.
Tour we wanted had no English speaking guides available so had to do Rome on your own which was fine but expensive again. Rome was beautiful so made it all worth it. Did the 'Hop on, Hop off' bus which worked well.
Love our guide Guilo. He told us lots of info in the ride into Rome. We booked Vatican tickets way before we left. Ran over there and did that, then walked back, stopping at Trevi, Forum, Colessium. Great day but lots to see.
We ended up with one of the dancer/singer from the stage show who had as much noledge as us she was surposed to be p&o representitive on the trip overseeing apparently the coach that got the women who was the guide said she was useless and gave no information about rome at all.............
Expensive with cruise line but as this was our first time in med we were unsure how easy it would be to do on our own. Tour guide was very helpful and informative. If we were fortunate to be again would do it independently as everything well signposted. Only criticism we could have done with more time in Rome
Booked with cruising excursions.com.
All good. Just got a bus into the city. Book skip the line Colloseum tickets. there is time to go there and the forum. Then walk to Trevi fountain, pantheon and into Piazza Navona for lunch. Finally walk up to St peters square. We did all this from 9.30-3.30! Beware; many of the RCI excursions don't even go into the Coloseum!
We had booked another tour, which was cancelled. In this one, you get dropped at 3 spots to explore on your own. Not enough time to do any in depth, but then again, when all you have is a day, it's the best you can do/
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