Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
We landed in Rome in the morning and couldn't get into our hotel room for awhile. We ended up walking around a while. Although we saw some great things, it was just a so-so experience. Later that day we decided to book this tour - even though it was going to many of the places we had just been to on our own. Well that's when we feel our Rome vacation really started. To see the sights without the history behind them is just not fufilling. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Though I was nervous that my husband would really struggle with the walking and the steps, she was always accommodating and he made it through fine. The night tour weather was so much more pleasant than during the day. Instead of always trying to seek out some shade, you could focus on the sights. I highly recommend this tour.
I learned a few things and saw a few things, which is what I expected. The guide (sorry, didn't catch her name) kept us all together and told us a few snippets of info about the various sights. There were a few quiet periods that could have perhaps been filled with more background info. The guide was also having to provide a Spanish commentary concurrent with the English one to cater for the one Spanish speaking guest. Also, the activity lasted two hours, not three as advertised.
This is the first time I have done anything like this. We had a driver and a guide and the driver's son. They were all attentive and looked after us well. We went to places we had not seen on our day tour. We stopped a number of times for a closer look at numerous places. Also gave us an opportunity to see so many places flood lit after dark. It was money well spent. I recommend it to anyone visiting Rome.
Elida was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and made the history of Rome interesting. This was my 4th visit to Rome and I am really happy we did the tour as I saw the main sights in the evening which was a great experience.
I would thoroughly recommend this tour as you get to see all the key sites of Rome and learn so much about the history or this amazing city. Andrada is a great guide, really entertaining, knowledgeable and very easy to listen to.