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Real Rome Tours

Via Leone IV, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #51 of 661 activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My son and I took the Real Rome Colosseum/Forum tour in April 2014 and we both felt that it was an outstanding experience that provided not just the facts about what we were seeing but the historical context as well. [FYI - I am 49 and my son is 13 so you can see that the experience can appeal to... More

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had a really interesting and absorbing walking tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine chapel and St Peter's with our guide Sabrina. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour, and we were treated to a tailor-made experience. My 15 year old son and 13 year old daughter enjoyed it as much as I did.... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A group of 8 of us took two tours with Ferdinando. By far the two best tours we took on our trip. He is a wealth of knowledge and very interesting. The Colosseum tour was the highlight. Being able to go to the lower level and then up to the 3rd level was unbelievable. You will not regret taking a... More

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide, Ferdinando, was exceptional! We took the option of visiting the inside of the Coliseum, where we were treated to a true Italian expert on Roman archaeology's description of the structure, the history, the times, and the architecture; this was followed by an extremely informative and well paced tour of the main attractions of the city. Our group... More

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Colosseum Underground tour was fantastic! Dario was an excellent guide as he explained all of the little known details of the Colosseum! We were able to see the Colosseum from a different perspective than the rest of the visitors. Excellent tour and I would recommend. The Vatican Tour was amazing! Our tour guide, Nicola, was very easy going and... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our family concurs with the positive reviews of Real Rome tours. Ferdinando is an incredible guide and combines his extensive knowledge with interesting tidbits to keep ones attention. We're so glad that we booked both the Vatican and Colosseum tours for our family of four adults. There are plenty of photo opportunities, so don't forget your cameras and comfortable walking... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have so many wonderful things to say about our experience with Real Rome Tours. They really do stick to their word about only allowing a small amount of people per tour. Our guide was Ferdinando and he is amazing! He is so incredibly knowledgable. You are doing yourself a disservice if you do not book a tour with Real... More

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Algarve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous tour we took with Fernando! We chose this tour because it sounded, well - out of the box, and it was...Fernando collected the 3 of us at our hotel and he first asked if there was anywhere in particular we wished to see. As we just wanted to explore, Fernando decided our route and off we went.... More

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Mapleton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

One word-Ferdinando! He was the best! We have taken many tours in Europe, and the tour guide really makes or breaks the tour! Ferdinando was the best, he was so knowledgeable about the Roman Ruins and we were lucky enough to have him for the Vatican as well. One thing I really liked was the ear piece to hear him.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We booked two tours through Real Rome tours company and we were not disappointed, actually surprised as our guide Ferdinando was so passionate about archeology that it made history interesting. The tours were fun and memorable. I would highly recommend to use this company and not any other as we did try other companies, but found that this one was... More

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