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kleinjk Oct 15th, 2004 06:42 AM

Tours in Rome
We definitely want to take a guided tour of the Vatican and the Ancient Rome area. We are considering Enjoy Rome or Through Eternity Tours. I like Through Eternity better but am wondering if they are too intense. Meaning too overwhelming...too long etc. Any thoughts?

Lorac1127 Oct 15th, 2004 11:57 AM

We took a Scala Reale tour of the Vatican and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I do, however, remember that there have been several discussions on Enjoy Rome and Through Eternity here. Do a search on those tours and you should get some helpful information.

nicegirl512 Oct 15th, 2004 12:42 PM

I did the Enjoy Rome evening tour, it was mostly ancient sites but also Trevi fountain. It was just what I was looking for at the end of a day of sightseeing, moderate pace, hit the highlights, interesting and educational but not too intense (though we were tired by the time it ended around 9:30). The price is certainly attractive. I'd recommend this as part of a day of sightseeing, but if you are looking for something to be the bulk of your sightseeing experience that day I might go with a more in depth tour company.

mhillsupt Oct 17th, 2004 08:38 AM

Try Roman Odyssey Tours. Affordable, informative tours by a former theological student from New Orleans and his group.

flycatcher06 Oct 17th, 2004 10:32 AM

Hi there, We just used Roman Promenades and the woman we had was wonderful!

massagediva Oct 17th, 2004 03:11 PM

I also recommend Scala Reale. The docents are art historians and architects and the tours are incredible.You can find them at

AKNIC Oct 17th, 2004 08:52 PM


Another vote for Scale Reale tours.
They are the best. Enjoy!

Ann41 Oct 18th, 2004 01:30 AM

Scala Reale decided to rip me off my charging my credit card in US$. This particularly annoyed me as I live in the UK and they had my UK address.

DianeP Oct 18th, 2004 05:05 AM

We used Through Eternity Tours during our visit in Sept this year. It was a wonderful experience although a long day. Andrew was our tour guide and I would highly recommend this tour company. Very professional and informative.
Enjoy Rome

massagediva Oct 18th, 2004 05:36 AM

To Ann41
Perhaps they made a mistake?I've made one or two in my life.How did they handle it when you contacted them?

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