The reviews on this site don't lie. Through Eternity offers the best, most detailed group tours out there. They are always between 12-16 people, which is a nice, manageable number. The tour guides are informative and passionate about the subject and are always willing to answer questions along the way.
We were in Rome for our Honeymoon in early July and with a week left before the trip I had not yet booked any tours. I looked at the reviews for Through Eternity and decided to give them a shot. I was surprised to receive a response e-mail from Adam at Through Eternity within 30 minutes of my initial inquiry. From that point on, we e-mailed back and forth over the next day or two to coordinate a schedule of tours. The process was flawless and Adam was extremely helpful. I was very impressed with how prompt he was in returning my messages.
We did three group tours with Through Eternity. I have put the guide's name in parenthesis:
-The Colosseum and Roman Forum (Rob)
-Underground Rome (Justin)
-The Vatican Museum & St. Peter's Basilica (Ian)
Each tour guide was wonderful and brought their own unique style to the tour. We were very happy with each tour and would do them all again in a heartbeat. I do have to give one warning, however. Make sure you map out and locate exactly where it is you'll be meeting up with your guide on the day of the tour. We were also supposed to take part in the Rome at Twilight tour on our second night in the city, but we were unable to find our guide at the base of the Spanish Steps. Through Eternity asks that clients pay at the end of the tour, so it wasn't a problem with money, but we were disappointed to miss the tour. I would never lower the rating because of this, because it was mostly our fault, but the guides do come to the site with only the littlest of signs bearing the logo of the company. Sometimes it can be hard to find the guide and it would be nice if they were a little more recognizable, especially at a crowded place like the Spanish Steps.
In addition to our group tours, we also scheduled a private, 7-hour tour of Florence. Our tour guide, Vinchenzo, was wonderful the entire day. For their private tours outside the city of Rome, Through Eternity works with local guides who know the city inside and out. Vinchenzo was so informative and helpful, it made our brief time in Florence one of the most memorable parts of the trip. Although the private tours are very pricey, they are worth the splurge for a special occasion.
Overall, Through Eternity has to be the best out there. Their guides are informative and helpful, and you are able to skip the lines at major attractions such as the Colosseum and the Vatican, which is also a plus. If we ever come back to Rome, we will definitely be booking the other tours that Through Eternity has to offer!!
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