i will be going to rome, venice, florence and palermo---what should i book in advance for these cities---i already sent in my request for the scavi-----please also tell me the steps needed to book your recommendations-ie: websites, phone numbers,email,etc........i have heard that i don't need a guided tour of the vatican-is this true? thanks!!!
I used Romewalks in 2005 and it was a marvelous experience.I rebooked 3 tours with them in October.I recommend them highly, and in fact, wherever we met Americans going to Roma, we urged them to book a tour with Romewalks and ask for Greg. He was fantastico!
We are planning to book tours through Viator
They seem to have tours for everywhere you're traveling.
My vote goes to Angel tours www.angletoursrome.com. You could do the Vatican on your own but I'd suggest a guide so you get the most out of it. It's pretty overwhelming otherwise. I'm not a tour person but I did the Vatican Angel tour and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Also about half the price of any of the other tours. This is because the guides are semi voluntary. They are all art history students or similar and really know their stuff.