In Rome, we used Italytours.eu and had them pick us up in a small van as we exited the ship saving us time from using the shuttle bus to the main bus staging area. Our driver Alexander was excellent in navigating the torturous streets and traffic, and managed to get us close to all sites. He provide commentary while driving and found us a nice quiet spot for us to have a reasonable lunch and do some additional sightseeing. We had skip the line tickets for the Coliseum and the Vatican, where we had an expert guide, Isabelle, who knew about all the works of art, even what the painter was thinking at the time.
We got to see all the major sights, with inside visits to the Coliseum and Vatican and even had a leisurely lunch.
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