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galaxysunshine March 23rd, 2011 04:52 PM

Rome Excurisons on RCCL -- Help
So little time but so much to see and do. We would like to see
  1. The Spanish Steps
    The Forum
    The Colosseum
    Trevi Fountain
    St Peters and the Sistine Chapel
    and eat a nice lunch

My problem -- I don't know if I am confident enough to try to conquer this list on my own with my two bff's in the world who couldn't find their way out of a paper bag in 6.5 hours. So, what do people recommend.

On our own -- 6.5 hours aprx.
A Taste of Rome 2.5 hours independent have to eat lunch on our own and rest of the time is spent at St Peters
Discovery Renaissance Rome -- Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, St Peters. Lunch on our own 1 1/4 at Piazza Navona and 45 free time at St Peters
Imperial Rome -- Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Lunch and St Peters. 30 minutes free time.
Rome, The Eternal City -- St Peters, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum, lunch provided

Anyone want to give their 2 cents?

kandajones March 24th, 2011 11:37 AM

Hi there, there are a couple of hop-on/hop-off bus operators in Rome covering nearly all the sights so you may want to take a look at them.

The main downsides are that they get very busy, and tourists aren't very good at queueing, so that & the fact that they run in quite a large loop means you should plan ahead & make sure you are back at the train/coach in plenty of time for the return journey to the ship.

We would normally look at their websites, download their maps & decide what we want to see, then work out the best way to get from each drop off point, i.e. can I walk past 3 or 4 sights & pick up the bus from that location instead of walking back to the point you were dropped at.
Once we know what we want to see, we try to make certain that we do the furthest sights first, so that we are getting closer & closer to the ship meeting point.

Hope that gives you some food for thought.

Alan & Katrina

galaxysunshine March 24th, 2011 08:01 PM

Thanks Alan
Why hadn't I thought about that option. DUH!

kandajones March 25th, 2011 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by galaxysunshine (Post 1362099)
Why hadn't I thought about that option. DUH!

But if you had I wouldn't have been able to help, then what would I do all day at work ;)


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