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Real Rome Tours

Via Leone IV 51-53, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 345 216 7194
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Ranked #51 of 752 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We booked the 3.5 hour Colosseum underground with palatine hill and roman forum tour. We started the tour with Andrea who worked for Real Rome and visited Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. He was very knowledgable and brought us to the major attractions. The group had 12 people. We Skipped all the lines. The tour provided us with headsets so... More

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Toronto
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Used Real Rome Tours for our visit to the Coliseum. The first half of our tour was excellent. Our guide, Laura, guided us on the Palatine Hill. She had lots of information, and was able to answer all our questions. She spoke fluent English. The earphones worked well. At mid-day, we were passed over to a guide that worked for... More

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Las Vegas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We did the Rome in a Day tour and it was wonderful. We did the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, and a few other places in the morning and the Vatican in the afternoon. We had a group of 8 people plus our guide. It was very nice. The only thing that I didn't like is that I didn't understand... More

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

There are not enough adjectives out there that i can use to describe our experience with Real Rome Tours. From the very smooth and timely booking process ( and ours was very last minute.... 4 days in advance!) to the quality of the tour and guides everything was 1st Class. We did the Best of Rome Tour and the Vatican... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Our family of two adults and two teenage girls were kept engaged for the full tour of 3.5 hours by our guide, Claudia, we were a small group of 9. She gave an excellent insight into the history and workings of the Coliseum and the Forum. We were fortunate that it was not very crowded, to stand in the middle... More

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Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We booked 2 tours through real rome tours. Our first had to be canceled due to a very delayed flight. The staff communicated easily with us through phone and email to coordinate a small refund, which they were not obligated to do by the way. I was very appreciative. We then had our other tour through the Vatican with a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience. The guide we had Andreas was so knowledgeable. We really learned a lot ... the guide used several books to compare Rome as it once looked to Rome as it looks now. We saw so much. My only complaint was that I thought we did not get enough time at the Vatican due to lunch... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend Real Rome Tours to everyone. Loved both the Vatican City Tour and the Underground Coliseum Tour. Both guides were very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. My favorite Tour was the Underground Coliseum Tour. VERY Awesome !!!!!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Real Rome Tours came highly recommended and with our limited time in Rome, this tour was perfect in that it covered many of the major sights on our to do list. Our guide Andreas was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our tour group was also a good size consisting of around 13 people. The first half of the consisted of the... More

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My family of 5, including 3 teen daughters, took two tours with Real Rome Tours in July 2014. The Vatican tour was okay, not spectacular. We were there on an exceedingly hot day and the tour guide had a knack for picking the sunniest, hottest spots outside to stop and lecture. The guide was knowledgeable but not scintillating. Our guides... More

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