A walk through after a great explanation on the outside so we could appreciate what we would experience, the radio transmitters remove the need to stand near your guide (ours Paulo was fantastic). With clear times / location to meet after 20 minutes of free exploration.
Spanish Steps Rating:
A walk from Hard Rock Cafe our start point was an introduction to Rome history before arriving at the top of the Spanish Steps. Through after a great explanation at the steps top we could appreciate what we would experience. With a steady progress to the bottom we then had clear times / location to meet after 20 minutes of free exploration.
St. Peter's Basilica Rating:
Amazing place in terms of its scale and decoration / adornments. It's a bit of a procession given the need to direct all the many tourists (of course that's ourselves) in a one way scheme around the Basillica. Again all the explanations were given ahead of going to the entrance and we had about 1 hour free before our final meeting point to head for our return coach to the ship.
St. Peter's Square Rating:
Before we arrived here our guide explained the route over the Bridge of Angels and the history of Vaticans establishment + points along the way that would afford good photo opportunities. Having the build up was useful and avllowed the talking to be spaced out and not be continuous.
Trevi Fountain Rating:
A confusing and chaotic place so always having the radio transmitter on helped us all know we were free to roam & take our time for photo opportunities and the mandatory coin throwing. We were warned about pickpockets but not so as to alarm or scare - just the need to sensible about having coins to hand and not start opening wallets & purses with 100's of euros / dollars showing.
A MAGICAL PLACE for revisiting on a more relaxed & quieter season.