Rome: Museo Nazionale Romano and Terme di Diocleziano Tour
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 3 hours
After some initial uncertainty I decided to book the Roma pass rather than book our tickets individually. Initially the information given on the website is not very good so I wasn't entirely sure which things were and were not included, or even how it worked. However when we went to pick up the pass they explained that you then book onto your vatican ticket time we we booked for the following day. When you meet for your time, the guide takes you around to the Vatican entrance skipping the line and then you are in and left to see it by yourselves. However the guide never really explained this, rather he just guided us in, beeped our passes and that was that!! It would have been nice even if they had explained a little about the process! Overall the pass was brilliant and we saw more than we would have done without it. Didn't intend to use the hop on bus tour, but used it as transport to get around when we had walked so much already! Hightly recommended on balance.
This tour was perfect for me and my partner to do the morning before we left Rome for southern Italy. The museum wasn't crowded at all and allowed us to marvel and ask questions about all of the Roman National artifacts and collections. After the museum we went to the ancient baths that also had a display of multiple family sarcophagi that were very well preserved. We finished up with a scientific twist as we visited a church that was established that was on the foundation of the entrance to the ancient baths. On the floor of the church was a sundial that had been installed to more accurately track the passage of time. Our hotel was close enough to not require the transportation that was provided but could be a good perk for someone staying closer to the Vatican or other parts of the city. Without the cost of the taxi, it would probably be better priced. A major benefit is it is fairly close to the Colosseum and the train station.
Good for use in Vatican city and for seeing a few of the key Rome tourist places but two things about the bus. Firstly, the route needs to be bigger or run a second circuit. Secondly, the bus stops are really unclear when you are in the street looking for it. The staff on the buses are exceptionally friendly, polite and helpful. The 'inclusives' for site visits are good. Value for money? Probably.
Perfect for us, very helpfull. Still, I would find very useful a meeting point at Termini Station, where are all the connections for the city. Nevertheless, I think it was a good idea to take the offers.
Not enough time to visit all attractions we had planned to. Writing on map supplied too small, though practical to use as folds down easily.