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Rome Free Tour

Address: Piazza di Spagna - Spanish steps square | In Front of the Column/Obelisk Near Mc Donald's, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Owner description: Rome Free Tour is the original tour created for the budget oriented traveler who wants to see the...
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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were led by a professional tour guide who gave us quite an education about Roman history and sites, including a lot about its architecture and artists, with a lot of laugh lines. As a professional, though, he was also firm about keeping us moving and adhering to the rules.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The guide Stefan was very knowledgeable and showed us the area which was good for an overview of where to go on the following days. Not so sure about the restaurant he recommended it was okay but not great.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My sister and I took two free tours with Colin, one to the Colosseum and one of the downtown core. We knew very little going in, but we learned a tonne of interesting facts on the tour. We were lucky to be the only people on the tour both times so we were able to ask as many questions as... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Went on this tour off the back of another free tour at Palatine Hill. Guide was a lad called Colin; I gather from chatting to him that this venture has changed hands recently, so the bulk of the negative reviews on here (relating to no-shows and superficiality) should be disregarded. The tour met outside McDonald's near the Spanish Steps and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband and I waited over a half hour for the tour to the Colosseum (10:45-11:20) and the guide never showed up. What a waste of time. We've done a few of these tours in Paris and Rome and this was the first to not show. Check out Discover Walks or The New Rome Free Tour, both were excellent! Check... More 

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Gio F, Proprietario at Rome Free Tour, responded to this review

Kelly, I'm really sorry for what happened. The problem was due to a guide that now doesn't work for us anymore. Hope to see you next time. Ciao Giorgio More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went on the free tour of the city centre at 2pm and the guide Maria was really interesting, 1 of the best guides ive had and ive been on many free tours. We also took a private tour of the vatican with the same company and that was wonderful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We and several other people were at the meeting point and our guide never showed up. We were on a limited schedule and wasted valuable time on this. Would not recommend.

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Gio F, Proprietario at Rome Free Tour, responded to this review

Dear Brian, I'm really sorry for what happened. The problem was due to a guide that now doesn't work for us anymore. Hope to see you next time. Ciao Giorgio More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nothing good to report about this tour. Worth mentioning we have done several Free Tours in many cities, so not that we ain't familiar with the Free Tour Format. There was just everything wrong about this one. - Difficult to locate the guide at the starting point (its not in front of the Spanish Steps, but infront of a McDonalds... More 

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Gio F, Proprietario at Rome Free Tour, responded to this review

Guys, I'm really sorry for what happened. The problem was due to a guide that now doesn't work for us anymore. Hope to see you next time. Ciao Giorgio More 

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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

We read other reviews & knew that this tour was likely to be a miss not a hit but chanced it anyway as we planned on seeing the Spanish Steps & the Colosseum. I would say not worth it as our lady's English was hard to understand & meant that even when she did stop to share some information we... More 

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Gio F, Proprietario at Rome Free Tour, responded to this review

Dear Mila, I'm really sorry for what happened. The problem was due to a guide that now doesn't work for us anymore. Hope to see you next time. Ciao Giorgio More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We've done walking tours in Vienna (1), Prague (2) and Rome (2). This particular tour was easily the worst! Firstly, it starts in an out of the way place, so it was not as easy to find as most other walking tours, which says to me that they know they are dodgy; secondly, it was very difficult to understand the... More 

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Gio F, Proprietario at Rome Free Tour, responded to this review

Dear Mialiam, I'm really sorry for what happened. The problem was due to a guide that now doesn't work for us anymore. Hope to see you next time. Ciao Giorgio More 

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