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6-10 day guided tour of Rome

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6-10 day guided tour of Rome

My wife and I would like to do an in-depth exploration of Rome--art, history, culture--but we don't want to deal with the issues of planning/tickets/reservations/hours/public transport on our own. (We're from the USA) Are there any small group tours of Rome that provide fairly intense coverage with a 6-10 day itinerary just for Rome? (OK if it originates in Rome, that would be fine--we could do air and hotel on our own.) If not, other suggestions for simplifying the planning and execution of such a trip would be appreciated. (We checked out the Road Scholar Rome trip and it came close--but seems to miss some of the key places and seems a bit rushed.) Any help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: 6-10 day guided tour of Rome

Try Insight Tours

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www.roadscholar.org/programs/search_res.asp…

Road Scholar was one of the first things that came to my mind. Am I correct in assuming you have considered both types of tours listed on the page linked above?

The only other thing I can think of is specialist tours, i.e., for people with particular interests. I have a friend interested in archeology and she has done many tours through a company called, I think, Archeological Tours, in New York. Most of these have been to exotic places in the Middle East and Asia. But I recall her mentioning a couple of years ago she had done a week or so in Rome doing in depth stuff on lesser-known archeological sites.

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Another thing you could consider is planning out what you want to do and researching and hiring good local guides. Also consider hiring a guide with a car to ease transport issues. Expensive probably, but maybe worth it depending on your priorities.

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You could probably join a small tour group every day of your stay and explore a different site and/or area every day. Take a look at Context (google these companies) which offers a wide variety of tours in Rome, all led by highly qualified docents. There are also other tour companies you can check out, eg Through Eternity and Rome Walks. I bet you could sign up for very interesting tours both within Rome and on the outskirts, eg Ostia Antica, utilizing these companies.

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We used Rome Walks on two trips to Rome. Our first trip we had a university student as a guide and she was wonderful. On our second trip we had a senior woman who had trouble getting the words in her brain to come out of her mouth. She was too old to be doing the tours for that reason, although she was physically able to do the tours. A lot of the university students do these tours, so I would just ask for one of them and I am sure you will be pleased.

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Don't know why this posted twice and it wouldn't just let me delete.

Edited: 20 August 2014, 14:38
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