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Rome Illuminated Guided Tours

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Address: viale Trastevere, 00126 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +393468739197
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Description: Top-rated, engaging tours of the Vatican and beyond. We are a small team...
Top-rated, engaging tours of the Vatican and beyond. We are a small team of passionate, expert guides and we all have one common goal: to help you make the most of your visit! Wherever you'd like us to take you, you'll avoid the lines and the crowds, you'll be engaged and inspired, you'll relax, laugh and learn. We know you're here on vacation and our tours are designed with that in mind. Whether you join us for a planned tour or a custom-tailored outing, we will turn your visit into an extraordinary experience!
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An insider's look at Rome

We had the great pleasure of taking a walking food and market tour with Evan on our recent trip to Rome, and it was one of the highlights of our visit. We were welcomed at a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had the great pleasure of taking a walking food and market tour with Evan on our recent trip to Rome, and it was one of the highlights of our visit. We were welcomed at a hand-picked selection of fabulous, off-the-beaten-track restaurants, cafes, food vendors and markets -- all while learning about and enjoying the history, architecture of the city.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our family (16 years to 75 years) had a fabulous afternoon with Evan in the area around Forum Romanum (plus plus). Having been to Rome many times before, we were not sure we really needed a guide, but this was definitely worth it. The whole place came alive in a totally different way than if we had just walked around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

In our 40+ years of travel we have never had a better tour experience. Lauren was friendly, courteous and efficient in the preparation of our tours and Evan was punctual, knowledgeable and genuinely enthusiastic about the subject matter of each day's tour. Evan also went above and beyond his duties as a guide to assist and advise us on other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A huge thank you to Evan at Rome Illuminated who helped us see all the highlights of the Vatican on a very tight schedule. We'd not realized that the Vatican would be closed on the Friday when we were scheduled to be in Rome. Evan managed to get us tickets and guide us through the Vatican museum, the Sistine Chapel... More 

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were referred to ROme Illuminated by a friend, and so we contacted them to plan a tour of the city to make sure we would see everything we wanted in a busy Easter week. We settled for a night tour and a 6 hour tour. Evan was our guide, and he knows the city very well. He has lived... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our review of "Rome Illuminated" is long overdue, but it's better late than never ... and ... I just could not pass on the opportunity to share our experience with others. It’s been more than six months since we’ve returned from our vacation but to this day we are still talking about the awesome European holiday we had and Rome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Rome Illuminated was recommended to us by our sister-in-law. We were certainly glad we took her advice! We had about three days in Rome and wanted to make the most of our stay. We corresponded with Lauren by email for several months prior to our arrival. She was very helpful and made several recommendations for our trip including where to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We booked two tours with Rome Illuminated and thoroughly enjoyed both. Our Rome at Dusk walking tour was delightful and informative. As recommended, it was a good tour at the beginning of our stay in Rome as it hit some of the highlights and provided some overview of history and development. It was fun walking through the old, narrow streets... More 

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Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We took the tour of the Vatican and St. Peter's basilica and the Sistine Chapel about a week ago with our guide Alexandra (?) not sure of the spelling - but she was a real delight. We had a wonderful time. Alexandra was very charming and clever, knew the art and how the various works of genius related to others... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Four of us were in Rome at the end of a biking tour of the Puglia region of Italy. Our biking company, VBT, put us in touch with Rome Illuminated. We corresponded with Lauren prior to our trip. She was extremely warm, helpful and willing to tailor our tour to our particular interests. She even made dinner reservations for a... More 

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