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Real Rome Tours

Via Leone IV 51-53, 00192 Rome, Italy
+39 345 216 7194
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Ranked #48 of 761 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Real Rome Tours, well organised, and meeting area easy to find. Andrea was a wonderful Tour Guide, very knowledgable, happily answered any questions we had and very considerate (water stops, places to sit in the shade when showing certain sites) I did many tours in Rome, and the Colosseum Tour with Andrea was by far... More

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Hertfordshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend! Our Vatican tour was superb, everything ran perfectly and we had a super time. Valeria our guide was extremely knowledgeable and also really fun. She made it a really special experience.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I only had one day to spend and visit Rome. A single traveler, joined a small group of couples and a family. Good crowd and our guide Salvatore was very informative and came prepared. It was a good experience and well worth my one day. Real Rome team was very professional and made sure everyone was accounted for. I received... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tour was fantastic. I couldn't decide whether to pay the extra for the third tier and basement but we were so pleased we did. Nic made the tour interesting and fun and it was great that there were only 8 of us. Take a chocolate bar though as it is a lot of walking! We have already recommended this... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went on the Ancient Rome tour and Ferdinando Badagliacca was our guide. His passion for what he was teaching us was actually our favorite part of the tour. He gave us different perspectives on everything and gave just the right amount of information and the time flew by. I'm not sure how this would have been... More

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Lancashire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Booked all our trips with Real Rome Tours because it was convenient to book them with the same company, but SO glad we did! From the booking, the acknowledgement, the email updates, right through to the actual tours on the day, everything was perfectly organised. Thank you so much and will definitely use them again next time in Rome. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ended up doing two tours with Real Rome Tours and had Salvatore A. for both. We saw The Vatican first and the Colloseum underground (with Roman Forum) second. We cannot say enough about the great quality of our tours! We were tired from a long day of travel for our first tour and Sal made it wonderful. He pointed... More

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Kent, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

After talking to people about Rome before I went I knew that I wanted to book a tour for the Colosseum underground and top tier. This was the first tour that I have booked in Europe and it was amazing. Our tour guide was Heidi and she gave us a great tour of the Colosseum (underground and top tier) and... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic tour, we went as a family with teenagers and all thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to walk past all the queues and to have access to the underground and top tier of the Colosseum. Andrea was a very knowledgeable and engaging guide and very helpful with the practicalities of a full morning tour, I.e. toilet and water breaks.... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have been on many tours in Europe, but this one was by far the best for us. Our guide knew many details about the Forum and Coliseum that we never knew about. He was also very funny:) We had a great experience to say the least! Thank you Niccolo Patrick, Alex and Ashley

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