Three days, four tours and three incrdible tour guides
14 November 2017
Four tours in our three days in Rome my husband and I took the Catacombs, Vatican City, Coliseum and Early Christian Women tours and just wish we had more stamina and time for some of the other tours we couldn't fit in. For us, our tour guides really made each experience memorable. Within five minutes of meeting Blitch for our catacombs tour we felt like we were with an old friend who wanted to share a special experience with us. His background in theology and personal life experiences helped bring the early Church and martyrdom choice into the present day and plight of many Christians throughout the world today. He was also very generous with his time being willing to stay after noon when we discovered, because of the Nov.1st holy day, St. Clement's crypt wouldn't open until then. We just couldn't stop talking so he graciously accepted our invitation to lunch and showed us a favorite restaurant with great food. We were lucky enough to have him for our last tour, Early Christian Women. Andrea's knowledge and love of art enriched our visit to the Vatican well beyond anything we would have experienced on our own and we really enjoyed his anecdotes about the famous artists whose work we were seeing. And James was a walking encyclopedia on our tour of the Coliseum and Palatine Hill. He talked about the Roman emperors as if he knew them all personally, but his knowledge and so deep and broad based, it was truly awe inspiring. We could have talked with him all day. Luckily for us, James was also willing to spend his lunch time with us so we could continue to discuss some of the broad themes in history that seem to be returning today. And lastly, we are very thankful to Tom who consistently helped us from our first thinking we might want to use Eternal City tours right up until the day before our Coliseum tour making sure the tour would go on. We can't say enough good things about Eternal City Tours. We're so glad we found them and didn't book with another tour group. We would never have gotten the personalized attention we received from Blitch, Andrea, James and Tom. Thank you and God bless and guide you all.
Reviewed by Mary - California
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