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Address: viale Trastevere, 00126 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +393468739197
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Top-rated, engaging tours of the Vatican and beyond. We are a small...

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 excellent day in Rome

My wife and I and our three daughters (ages 18 to 26) were in Rome for a few days in August. Since it was our first trip to the city and we had limited time, we thought a guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I and our three daughters (ages 18 to 26) were in Rome for a few days in August. Since it was our first trip to the city and we had limited time, we thought a guide would help us make the most of our time there. At the same time, none of us were too keen on... More 

Thank tschwer99
Valdosta, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

3rd trip to Rome and was looking for something different. Evan just plain out did himself on this 3 hour evening and night tour. Everything from watching the sun go down over the city from Gianicolo Hill to Piazza Navona at night, it was absolutely great. So much new stuff to see and the view of St. Peter's Basilica and... More 

Thank Jan M
Albuquerque, NM
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105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Booked a private Vatican tour in advance with Lauren from Rome Illuminated. Everything was professionally handled and there were no surprises. The company was recommended to me by a friend who used to have her own tour company in Rome. Thanks Kathy! Our tour guide Mitra, was not one of the regular employees, but a contract guide. We could not... More 

Thank BLDTraveler
New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We took two tours with Rome Illuminated: Ancient Rome (Basilica San Clemente, Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum) and Vatican. Evan did a great job avoiding the lines and explaining the history behind the sites. He is very entertaining, knowledgeable and attentive. He even took the initiative to book a dinner at a popular restaurant right after tour. Lauren was extremely... More 

Thank No0njan
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Evan provided a fascinating tour of the Colosseum and Forum. He kept all of us (including 2 teenage boys) entertained with the history and lesser known stories about ancient Rome. Her was so personable! He also made recommendations of where to eat, and how to get there. Lauren was very helpful in getting everything set up beforehand. She was very... More 

Thank Karen S
Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We used Rome Illuminated to book 3 tours (Rome, Vatican and Florence) and to book our transfers to and from the airport. Evan, Lauren and Lea were terrific. Lauren was very patient in answering my questions and helping to set up the tours. She even sent me a list of their favorite restaurants. Evan was warm, energetic and knowledgeable and... More 

Thank Cathy0420
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We did two tours and transfers with Rome Illuminated, Lauren was most helpful and patient with all the bookings, Evan was fabulous as our guide of the major attractions and then the next day he took us on a food and wine tour eating some of the most fantastic food ever. Evan is American born but Italian at heart, and... More 

Thank RONA W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a very nice tour with Evan. He is fun! Gave us options on top of our options and it was great visiting Rome with a local. It felt as if we were hanging around with a friend.

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Vail, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were in Rome on June 6 while on a cruise. We only had one day to see Rome and Evan made it happen! It was the best tour of our entire cruise. Lauren was excellent in helping us book and plan the tour and Evan made Rome come alive. We were met at the ship by the driver, who... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Evan Firestone did a great job on our trip to Rome June 4-8. He worked with us prior to arrival to customize two tours, which were wonderful. The communication was great, too. Evan took the time to find out what we wanted to do, and then made several suggestions. His knowledge of local customs and history make his tours fantastic.... More 

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