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Real Rome Tours

Via Leone IV 51-53, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 345 216 7194
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Ranked #45 of 747 activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Real Rome Tours is a small team of local guides, licensed and experienced in giving guided tours of Rome in English. Rather than work for tour... more » Owner description: Real Rome Tours is a small team of local guides, licensed and experienced in giving guided tours of Rome in English. Rather than work for tour operators, we formed this company in order to cut out the middleman and work directly with our customers, thereby avoiding the commissions that tour operators add to our tour fees.Although we are all licensed guides in Rome and the Vatican, we all have our own areas of expertise. We have archaeologists, art historians, and university lecturers among our ranks, and as our reputation has grown we continue to invite similarly-qualified guides to join us. Our philosophy is simple: We believe that tours should be fun as well as informative, so any guides seeking to join us must have an open and friendly disposition on tours, and be willing to assist our customers with any situation. A passion for Rome is mandatory. We also believe that our customers are best served in small groups. For this purpose, we strictly limit all of our group tours to only 12 people. This does not mean that we cannot cater for more than 12 people - if you have a private party and wish to stay together for an entire tour we can arrange for this - but for group tours we like to keep the groups small and intimate, so that you can engage with your guide and ask questions.Our fees are honest and reflect the small sizes of our groups. These are the fees that we would be paid from tour operators, but they add their own commissions on top so you will pay higher rates for the same service if booked through a tour operator. We include ticket prices in our tour fees where tickets are applicable, and we always skip the lines. Headsets are provided for groups of more than 5 people - if you are lucky enough to be in a group of 5 or less you will see that headsets are not required! Since our inception in 2008, we have received some great reviews on Tripadvisor, and we thank all of our previous customers, both for their repeat business and for recommending us to their family and friends. Our customer base and reputation have been growing steadily over the past few years, and we promise to continue to strive to deliver the perfect Rome experience for all our future guests.We hope to see you on one of our tours in 2014! « less
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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Real Rome tours is a gem for two main reasons: Our tour guide Andrea was knowledgeable, patient, professional, and calm. Our 8-hour tour was extremely well organized and enjoyable. We didn't feel overwhelmed with all the information. Andrea was great! Second reason Real Rome tours is awesome: we messed our schedule and missed our Vatican tour. Gerard was flexible and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great small group tour, if for nothing else but to not have to line up! Niccolo was our tour guide and he was amazing! Very knowledgable, gave us plenty of time at each site/attraction to take it all in and ask questions, funny, and stood in the shade and pointed out water fountains (trust me, you'll love him for this... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We met our guide, Andreas, at 8.30 by the Arch of Constantine and by 5pm had toured the coliseum, forum, Capitoline Hill, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Vatican. Quite a schedule! Our party of 3 were the only Brits in our group of 12 but all spoke English. Andreas worked very hard and with the heat and crowds, it was... More

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Sun City, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We did the Vatican Half Day and the Best of Rome tours. Both were great tours with excellent guides. Highly recommended. Efficient booking through web-site and easy to modify booking after we wanted to change one tour.

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great tour, nice experience. Lots of history and art. Tour guide a true professional and does an excellent job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This tour was one of the highlights of our tour of rome. Though it took some patience to get past all the illegal vendors, we found our location and were off to the Coluseum. Our tour guide's name was Nikola, and I don't have a single negative thing to say. He gave us a brief explanation of everything and seemed... More

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Manche, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Really well organised tours,top guide in Valerie full of great information helped make it a memorable break

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One of the key highlights of our holiday was partaking in The Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Tour - hosted by the very intellectual and knowledgeable Dario! The tour was well organised and exceeded our expectations. Dario's insight and knowledge about ancient Rome was outstanding and he was a very professional tour guide. We learnt so much and would recommend... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Experienced, knowledgeable tour guides enhanced the tour which was limited to 12 people. Great value!

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Gisborne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a way to see Rome. I did the Vatican Half Day Tour and the next day the Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour. Both Patrizia and Andrea were extremely knowledgable and delightful guides. The "skip the line" aspect of the tours was outstanding, this was so valuable as both days and both sites were extremely crowded and it was very... More

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