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Real Rome Tours

Via Leone IV 51-53, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 345 216 7194
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Ranked #44 of 737 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Having visited Rome before, my brother & I wanted to do something different. We have seen the Colosseum before, but we wanted a more unique experience. We decided to book the VIP Underground Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour as the "underground access" to the Colosseum appealed to us. We were so glad that we made the reservation & early too!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You get what you pay for with the Real Rome Tours. They do exactly what they say they will do and they have excellent communication with you before you arrive. Their tour guides have great enthusiasm for their subjects and are highly educated as to the history you are witnessing. The young lady who gave our Vatican tour had three... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We certainly enjoyed Paola's company. She was knowledgeable, friendly and always felxible and attentive to our requests and needs. She made our day in Rome very enjoyable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I booked a Colosseum tour that included the underground section and the Roman forum. Initially I was hesitant to pay the price the were asking. It wasn't outrageously over priced, but it was a little more than I wanted to spend. It turned out to be worth every single penny. Our tour guide was Ferdinando and he... More

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband, 18-year old daughter and I did the VIP Underground Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour on July 17. There were only 11 people in our group which made the tour much more enjoyable. The meeting point was very easy to find. The tour guide, Ferdinando, was the best guide we've ever had. His explanations were excellent and informative. He... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family of five booked two tours with Real Rome Tours during our vacation to Rome. Both were wonderful. They are very organized and the tour guides are extremely knowledgeable. Both tours had less than 12 people so it was like having a private tour. We especially loved our tour guide Ariana. She made it fun for my kids ages... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We`ve got the "all in one" tour including coliseu, foro romano, Vatican, chapels, etc - all day long. Paola Molinaro was our tour guide and she was perfect. We kept a good pace, explanations were very good and we were able to skip some serious lines, such as the Vatican one.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The meeting point was very easy to find. The audio equipments were impeccable and comfortable. The explanation and the illustrations provided during the tour were excellent and informative. The extra mile that Ferdinando took to make the tour more informative, engaging and enjoyable were very much appreciated (I particularly applauded his effort of carrying a hefty book full of 3D... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable tour. My 3 children were impressed and inspired by our guide - Ferdinando. Highlight of our trip

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The South African professor of history and archaeology (whose name I wish I could recall) who led our tour was FANTASTIC! She quickly led us to the important spots in the Coliseum and gave us a detailed account of what our ancient ancestors did there. Fascinating! (We also jumped to the front of the line at the Coliseum ). We... More

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