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City Wonders

Rome, Italy (Formerly Dark Rome Tours)
+39 06 8336 0561
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Ranked #30 of 743 activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in Rome, the Vatican, Venice, Florence and Milan. We specialize in small, single... more » Owner description: City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in Rome, the Vatican, Venice, Florence and Milan. We specialize in small, single language tours with Skip the Line Access at all major monuments and museums - making sure that you get the very best from every second of your vacation. As an Official Vatican Museums Partner, City Wonders offers No Wait Access at the Vatican Museums along with a number of exclusive and special-access tours. We also have special access to the Colosseum underground, third tier level and arena floor. As well as original walking tours, we offer a number of innovative day trips from Rome to Tuscany, Pompeii and Florence. In operation for over 10 years now, our focus on the little details, our excellent Customer Care team and our careful guide selection have made us one of the most popular tour operators in Rome - and we're still growing! « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I have to say I was concerned about a 13 hour tour on a bus. I was taken aback by the two tour guides on the bus who covered many areas of Roman history and helped to wile away the time. The Pompeii tour was spectacular in the sites and the accompanying tour information. The Mt. Vesuvius climb gave us... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My family and I did the Vatican City half day tour in July as we didn't want to wait 2 hours in the line for the Vatican Museum & St Peters Basilica. Our guide was very knowledgable and gave us a lot of interesting facts about the Vatican. The company is very efficient and well organised. I would definitely recommend... More

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Toronto
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Barbara our tour guide was great. She shed so much light on all aspects of the Vatican and combined her anthropology background to enlighten us to other nuances of the Vatican. She took the time to explain all the key areas and provided just enough information to keep everyone engaged. In addition, her enthusiasm never waned and she was able... More

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Berwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great tour with Rachel. Her enthusiasm for the stories behind the history, art & religion of the Vatican was infectious & meant that the Vatican museums were as amazing as the Sistine.

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Brantford, Canada
2 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

An amazing experience! The wines of Italy were incredible (and from all over the country), but the food pairings are what did it for us! Would definitely recommend this.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took the extended Colosseum tour with Emma and couldn't have been more happy with the tour we received. Emma did a great job of answering all our questions and explaining all aspects of ancient Roman life. We would highly recommend taking the skip the line tour with extended access as it is the only tour that gets you access... More

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Temperance, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent all-day tour. Expect a great deal of walking and climbing-particularly when climbing to the top of Vesuvius. Be sure to take comfortable shoes and depending on the time of year, a jacket or sweater may be appropriate. Lunch was great and the guides were very knowledgeable about all of the areas visited

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Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Natalia was a wonderful guide. She was very friendly and engaging. She definitely knew her information also. It was very warm the day we took our tour and there was a young girl and an elderly lady on our tour. Natalia was very conscious of their limitations, and was very caring. I would recommend her and this tour to anyone!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The two girls on the bus were great, but sadly I think I learned more about Roman culture on that bus ride than I did at either of the site visits. Our tour guide at Pompeii was reasonably knowledgable, but seemed distracted by her phone and keeping us out of high traffic areas. I missed pivotal sites ( including the... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This month (July 2014), my wife and I took City Wonders' guided "Colosseum Underground Experience: Extended Colosseum Tour with Underground, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome." It was wonderful! It is, of course, a huge advantage for anyone taking a City Wonders tour that you get to skip the enormous lines of people waiting to get into iconic sights. This was... More

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