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Real Rome Tours

Address: Via Leone IV 51-53, 00192 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 345 216 7194
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Ranked #50 of 935 Activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Real Rome Tours is a small team of local guides, licensed and experienced in giving guided tours of...
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Our vacation to Italy allowed only 3 nights in Rome. To maximize our time, we decided to go with a private tour with Real Rome based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed! On Tuesday we took the Ancient Rome tour with Andrea. As you'll see in other reviews here, Andrea is simply amazing. I can't imagine how many times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We had very little time in Rome and wanted to see the highlights. Of course, why see the highlights without learning the history behind these beautiful sights? We were quite fortunate to book a tour with Real Rome Tours. Our guide, Andrea, was absolutely wonderful! He is knowledgeable on all of the sites we visited and actually made history interesting!... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I've been to Rome a couple times and always visited the sites on my own but this time I wanted to take it in with an expert guide. This tour proved to be a brilliant solution! Meeting at Constantine's Arch, we were given headsets which allowed us to hear the guide among the thousands of other tourists. From there, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fantastic!!! I only had 2 days in Rome and I spent one with day with Ferdinando and Real Rome Tours. From start to finish it was very well organized and a complete success. Ferdinando possesses a wealth of knowledge of Rome and all of the sites visited. Without a doubt, i would recommend him and Real Rome Tours.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed in Rome early Jan 2015 & spent an afternoon walking the ruins of the Colesseum & Forum with tour guide Andrea whose knowledge and passion was fantastic. He did a really good job and I would recommend Real Rome tours to anybody visiting Rome.....thanks again Andrea!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed in Rome for 4 nights in October & decided the best way to see the sights was with the help of tour company & we were so happy that we went with Real Rome Tours! Tour guides were very knowledgable & made the tour very enjoyable. I would highly recommend Real Rome Tours!

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Saratoga, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I had a very short time to spend in Rome so we had to make sure it was spent well. Real Rome Tours made that happen for us! Marle, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and adjusted the tour to match our interests. Without her, we would have missed so much of Rome. We were just getting... More 

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have recommended this tour to several friends traveling to Rome. Ferdinando was an AMAZING tour guide! He really brought the history or Rome to life. He had pictures to show you what things looked like at different times, very helpful when you are surrounded by ancient ruins that would otherwise not be as impactful. You MUST book this tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Booking the tour was confusing because we didn't receive confirmation about our tour till one month before the date. As well, we received an email that our tour had changed to a new time other than what we booked. Once there, the start of the tour was a bit confusing. We waited at the starting point, but no one arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The tour was exactly as described and the tour guides professionalism was 2nd to none - we had a fantastic time and learned loads about Rome and the various attractions visited - we felt the tour guides knowledge and experience were way above standard and was an absolute credit to the tour company - excellent experience and would highly recommend!

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