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Rome & Ideal Classic Tour

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Starts
Rome
Destinations
+8
Ends
Milan
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Highlights

  • See the best of Rome
  • Visit the Piazza del Duomo in Florence
  • Explore Venice by boat
  • Enjoy the panoramic Como Lake
Age range
3 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
30
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start in Rome and end in Milan! With the in-depth cultural tour Rome & Ideal Classic Tour, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Rome to Milan and through Rome, Italy and 9 other destinations in Italy. Rome & Ideal Classic Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • NA
    Written on September 14, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    The itinery seemed good in theory INITIALLY,but in practice and in time all was spoilt by extremely poor TOUR GUIDE(Patrizia) performance and some local guides in Rome & Florence.She omitted several visit locations and most local guides were rushed with very brief explanations and shorter than 3 hours duration(more like 2 hours).The local guide for Siena (Bernadette)was excellent and professional in all. Some important sites were totally omitted for example-Day 3-ASSISI St.Clare"s Church visit. Day7.LAKE COMO visit was totally bypassed also. Throughout the entire tour,she gave the tour bus DRIVER a very hard time interfering and arguing with his duties and routes to use.He knew and did his job very well under her constant and persistent arguments and pressure.He tried and kept calm.Both knew beforehand that myself and my wife are fluent in the Italian language and understood all.She made also a statement to him that she prefers larger groups as there is more interaction.There were only 9 persons in this tour and a smaller bus was used.There was unexpected delay due to mechanical breakdown in the public ferry service at LIDO Pier when we were leaving with tour bus the Venice Villa Mabapa hotel.Patricia found the courage to go to argue one to one about the delay with one of the Ferry Managers who was directing vehicle traffic.An incoming ferry was eventually used as replacement later.All passengers and most vehicles were transferred to another incoming ferry docked on another pier next to original pier.Original ferry was left stranded at the original pier. Visits to Padua & Milan were made with haste.There was to be a local guide for Milan for 3 hours on the last morning after breakfast.For some reason,the local person could not attend.Patrizia did the tour guide instead.She did a very rushed job in 2 hours and did not show us much of Milan. As the tour progressed from Day One,it became less and less enjoyable for all. Our overall impressions,observations and feelings indicate that most tour guides(including Patrizia) were very lazy and tried to avoid work whenever and wherever possible and shorten the burden &duration.They were not keen nor enthusiastic to be a professional service provider.It was a chore and the lesser they did in the shortest time,the happier they would become as it gave each more free time to themselves.They were not willing to give the tour participants just that little bit more in their service quality and quantity.Most (if not all) of the participants felt the same as me and my wife.We were all disappointed,let down and short changed for the prices paid and time spent.We would only praise the actual tour bus driver(name forgotten) and the local SIENA tour guide(Bernadette) as persons and as workers.Food in Meals was generally short changed in QUANTITY AND QUALITY(apart from Breakfasts). To Whoever Reads and Notes these above comments ! ! Please PASS this information on as worded to "MARIO"at GARTOURS as there are important and vital changes to be made for the benefit and survival of the GARTOURS business and its personnel.It is extremely important and necessary information to be acted upon urgently. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to disclose here our experience with one of your tour products named "Rome&Ideal Classic Tour" of 11th August,2018 to 18th August,2018.Gartour by Destination Italia Booking I.D:GAR 246528 We are looking forward to receiving as early as possible from both TOURRADAR and GARTOUR separate and independent comments and replies per Emails and/or telephone calls......Thanking you all in anticipation of your replies. If "MARIO" OF GARTOURS is not sufficiently fluent in the English Language-We can communicate directly in the ITALIAN Language. MILLE GRAZIE IN ANTICIPO,PER LA VOSTRA RISPOSTA Se per caso "MARIO" della Ditta GARTOURS non puo comunicare abbastanza bene nella lingua Inglese-possiamo comunicare direttamente nella Lingua ITALIANA
    Gartour by Destination Italia commented on this review
    Dear Nick, thanks for your precious feedback about the tour, it is very important to us. The Guide Patriza does not work for Gartour Destination Italia anymore and this is just the first step in quality improvement process of all our products. Hope to have you again on one of our tours. thanks again and best regards.
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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1 • SATURDAY: ROME * (pre-tour package)
  2. DAY 2 • SUNDAY: ROME * (pre-tour package)
  3. DAY 3 • MONDAY: ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE
  4. DAY 4 • TUESDAY: FLORENCE
  5. DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY: FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE
  6. DAY 6 • THURSDAY: VENICE
  7. DAY 7 • FRIDAY: VENICE - VERONA - SIRMIONE (Lake Garda) - LAKE COMO - MILAN 
  8. DAY 8 • SATURDAY: MILAN or ROME*

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
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    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
  • Transport

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Rome is the starting point and Milan is the endpoint.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 825 km.
  • Rome (Italy)
  • 130 km
  • Assisi (Italy)
  • 108 km
  • Siena (Italy)
  • 51 km
  • Florence (Italy)
  • 188 km
  • Padua (Italy)
  • 34 km
  • Venice (Italy)
  • 103 km
  • Verona (Italy)
  • 30 km
  • Sirmione (Italy)
  • 120 km
  • Lake Como (Italy)
  • 59 km
  • Milan (Italy)

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