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Best of VFR. What tickets do we need to purchase.

My wife and I are going on the Best of Venice, Florence and Rome tour in October. Do we need to purchase tickets to the attractions that are a part of the tour? If not, when will we get them?

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1160 posts

No need to buy if part of a covered tour attraction! tickets will be part of your tour cost. Your guide will give them to you when entering the attraction.

Posted by
7096 posts

Anything ( tickets for sites and attractions) that are 'included' in the tour will be passed out to you at the attraction ( museum or whatever)

Do we need to purchase tickets to the attractions that are a part of the tour?

No, you paid for them in the price of the tour.

What's Included

All tours and admissions — at no extra cost — covering at least 19 group sightseeing events • Venice backstreets walking tour • St. Mark's Square and Basilica • Venice lagoon excursion • Accademia art museum • Renaissance Florence walking tour • Florence's Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo's David) • Uffizi Gallery • Florence backstreets walking tour • Cooking class and lunch • Palazzo Davanzati • Umbrian wine-tasting lunch • Rome orientation • Roman Forum • Colosseum • Church of San Clemente • Pantheon • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel • St. Peter's Basilica • Evening walk through Rome including Trevi Fountain…and more>

more info here----https://www.ricksteves.com/tours/italy/venice-florence-rome

look at the "Whats Included" tab

Posted by
12090 posts

Joe covered you off on what happens for the scheduled parts of the tour but you'll also have some free time to sightsee on your own. Some popular attractions not included in the tour may need advance tickets - such as the excellent Galleria Borghese in Rome - so doing some research about the cities you'll be visiting is highly advised. Then you'll be able to get a leg up on tickets, if desired. plus have some background under your belt about the interesting places you'll be seeing! :O)

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On my many RS tours I would say about half the time I actually got a physical ticket from the guide, the other half it was “follow me!” And we were in. You’ll appreciate this all the more when you see the long lines for admission. I agree the Galleria Borghese in Rome is worth your time if nothing else for the fabulous Bernini sculptures. Admission is timed so if you’re late you won’t get in. And you only have 2 hours once in. The snack bar is very good. This place https://www.palazzovalentini.it/domus-romane/index-en.html is near Trajans column and was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome this summer. You walk on glass floors to view the excavations below accompanied by a multi-media presentation. You can buy tickets on line, just be sure they are for the English tours. Takes about 90 minutes.