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URGENTT HELP! Which Tours to join in Rome-Where to stay?

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1. Posted by IheartTrv9 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I am going to be in Rome for Christmas and all i have done so far is booked my plane tickets for my husband and 2 daughters. I have decided to use Presto Tours as my tour company based on my sister in laws experience with them and the reviews about their tour guides...but i don't know which tours to book.

The Vatican is a definite, but there is so much to see in Rome and i will only be booking 3 tours due to the special that Presto offers with a free tour after booking 2. (probably would have booked just 1 tour of the vatican and done the rest on my own). I would appreciate any quick advice on must sees in Rome and any recommended tours over others. What is the next best thing to see in rome after the Vatican?

I am also concerned safety in Rome with my two young daughters and I would like to stay in the safest area in Rome. I am real nervous :( about heading over to Europe for the first time since 1996.

Any recommendations on decent priced hotels in a safe location? What fun things are there to do for children (daughter 9 and 12).

What kind of fun things are there to do during Christmas in Rome?

I want to get this all over with as soon as possible as Christmas is coming up and i am sooo stressed.

2. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

rome has plenty to see, and I guess that most of it can be done by yourself, just walking around and taking public transport. I can't giv eu any advice on guided tours because I don't know rome that well, but also because I think that if you're able to get some information by yourself things can be visited in a better way and with no hurry.

About the hostel... you shouldn't be that nervous. Rome is a safe city, as safe as any other big city is.

3. Posted by IheartTrv9 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I haven't had time to write about my trip. Thank you for the replies-they were very helpful. Rome was a blast! My daughters loved it and everything went smooth. We ended up taking the Vatican City Tour, Colosseum + Ancient Rome Tour and Rome City Tour. (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Pantheon, Campo, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps) We did lots of walking-even on our own. Rome was amazing. My favorite was the Roman Forum. Thanks for the advice prior to the trip. I feel like i can give lots of advice now! Rome was very safe and the locals were friendly.

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

The only place where a tour is absolutely indispensable is the Forum Romanum, which is really just a boring pile of old rubble if you don't know the historical background.