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“Rome the perfect City”

Share a Shore Excursion in Italy
Ranked #1 of 31 Tours in Civitavecchia
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Owner description: Will provide you with professional service in our private vehicles with English speaking drivers. Our booking process is self explanatory and easy to use; find an excursion that you like, either join an existing group that has been booked, or start your own group. You will be assisted by our professional staff from the moment you contact us until the end of your tour.We look forward to providing you with a first class service, and a fun and memorable tour at affordable prices.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Could not agree more with sache302 as we were part of their share excursion tour. It was an excellent tour and Big Luca was fantastic. Enjoyed everything about it especially the restaurant he took us to and the delicious ice cream. Would thoroughly recommend. as goodThe guide we had was good too and told us all we needed to know.

Thank serean
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Superb tour of Rome and the Vatican with no lines!!! They even arranged for a private guide in the Vatican. We were able to see everything and really enjoyed the interesting and humorous stories of our amazing driver "Big Luca" who also recommended the delicious restaurant where we had an authentic Italian lunch followed by the best gelato in Rome! We highly recommend Share a Shore Excursion in Italy!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We could never have experienced all that we did in Rome without the coordination of Share a Shore Italy and the storytelling and expert advice of their driver/ guide Gian Marco. He met us and another fun family of 3 as we stepped off the gangway of the Norwegian Spirit and swept us away into the countryside between the port and Rome. He introduced himself and asked about us, and with that he began customizing our tour. Had great discussions to and from Rome about the countryside, Italy and Italians, the new Pope, archaeology, the Italian Navy, and each others' travels far and wide that made the 90 minute drive each way seem far shorter.

One key point the Gian Marco seized upon was my mothers' interest in St. Paul. Before entering Rome he stopped at St. Paul's Cathedral. While he wasn't able to accompany us into the Cathedral he fully explained the history and architecture and symbolism and suggested how we might make the most of a short visit. Clearly he was expert in the place. Inside, we found peace, privacy, and faith. Though not Catholic, my mom was overcome as she lit a candle and said a prayer. Our first experience in Rome thus became the highlight of our entire cruise for my mother. It was as if she had accomplished a pilgrimage that she had not anticipated. It was serendipitous for as Gian Marco explained with humour- The Sistine Chapel and St Peters would be so crowed that we could faint and be carried along to the exit by the press of those around us. (Even with another guide that Share a Shore arranged for the Vatican visit, it was as he suggested... St Peters and the Vatican were a disappointment purely because of the unregulated crowds.)

Continuing into Rome Gian Marco stopped at the monastery of the Knights of Malta to have us look through a keyhole into a garden who's treed walkway framed the dome of St. Peters at the end. He explained how that section which attracted the Knights who ministered to the poor by being the poorest in classical Rome had since become one of the most affluent areas.

Next came the Colosseum for which Share a Shore had arranged skip the line tickets. Gian Marco explained everything, then dropped us off to wait for him to lead us through the crowds to make sure we were able to get into the place as intended. Given the crowds- we'd have been lost without him, but thanks to him we enjoyed our time in the stadium of gladiators. Next up- the Pantheon and the Church of Santa Maria with its early Michaelangelo sculpture with time for a quick lunch from a Panini shop on the Piazza Rotonda. In-between stops Gian Marco pointed out much more- as in Rome it seemed that around every corner there was more to see from every chapter in the history of the Eternal City.

Given our appointment with a guide at the Vatican we opted to skip the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. In hindsight we'd have probably skipped the Vatican... We learned that the crowds are always huge and that in fact what we experienced was maybe even less crowded than usual.

Finally, for a fond arrivederci, he drove us up Gianicolo Hill for an amazing look back out over the whole city.

We will be back. Gian Marco's pride in his country, his knowledge of Rome, his expert driving, and his great way with our whole crew from a 2nd grader on up to a grandmother left us wanting to spend more time in Rome. It was also clear that Share a Shore is a great company to work with and work for...

The Frankmanns- Visited on June 25th, 2013

2  Thank pfrankmann
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our family of three joined a "Share a Shore Excursion" with another family of five during a recent cruise with NCL "Spirit". Until then we had done the shore excursions organised by the ship. We were really impressed with "Share a Shore Excursion" from the moment we registered – they replied to all emails promptly and in clear English, followed up on all questions/queries and were efficient and organised.

Our driver/guide Gianmarco was brilliant – full of information (cultural, historical, political) and with a great sense of humor. He was genuinely interested in getting up to/from each location safely with the least amount of fuss and was always waiting for us exactly where he said he's been and ON TIME. He knew all the 'secret' back ways to avoid much of the ubiquitous Rome traffic and even his "toilet stops" were away from the crowds (and clean too!!)
We thoroughly enjoyed our amazing, although necessarily rushed, "taster platter" of Rome (St Paul's Basilica on the outskirts on town, the Coliseum and Forum, St Peter's Square, The Vatican (with a private guide and skipping the ticket queues), a drive past the Spanish Steps, a special stop at the Knights Templar monastery to peek through the keyhole and much more. Traffic and time restraints meant we, as a group, decided to give the Trevi Fountain a miss, but we made it back to the ship on time – all impressed, happy and excited about our day in Rome.

Highly recommend SASExcurion as an alternative to the ship excursions if you prefer a smaller group.

And Gianmarco -- you're a STAR!!!!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We scheduled our city tour of Rome with Share a Shore Excursion and we were quite happy with our day. We always make a point to use private tours rather than the over-priced tours offered by the cruise ship. Our driver, Gian Marco, was waiting for us on the dock outside of our cruise ship. We had a brand-new Mercedes van for 8 people. Our driver was able to navigate the streets of Rome with ease. We were able to complete our itinerary with time to spare. The smaller van enabled us to get closer to attractions for drop-off/pick-up. I would not hesitate to use Share a Shore Excursions in the future.

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