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Republic Rome specialises in small-group experiences with a personal touch. If there's one thing we hate, it's boring tours - so expect excitement. If you’re looking to avoid lines at the Colosseum or Vatican, look no further. Or something a bit different? From our tasty Roman Food Tour to spooky Ghost Tour, we’ve got you covered. Experience the very best of Rome through the eyes of the locals.
Rome, Lazio, Italy
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JacquiCoulter
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Jan 2020
Bruce gave us a great tour. Very informative but relaxed. Started at the forum, saw too many things to list but included Trevi fountain, lovely church, Pantheon and finished off with a well deserved coffee
Written January 31, 2020
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Stay23637907628
Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad you enjoyed it!
Written February 5, 2020
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Jags_On_Tour
Ipswich, UK207 contributions
Oct 2019
We booked through 'Get Your Guide' but only when we turned up at meeting point was it clear this was provided by 'Enjoy Rome'. We booked in no problem and they have an office where you wait for your tour to begin.

Our guide Giulio - a Johnny Depp wannabe lookalike - led the English speaking tour. His english was very good but had a few stock phrases that after 3 hours you can grow tired of. 'I invite you to look at' was by far his favourite. Giulio was personable and made what could have been very dull, interesting.

Note that the tour only scratches the surface of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's and - as advised by Giulio - you will need to visit a number of times to see it all. However, this tour does set you up to be able to be self guided in future.

The tour 'skips the line' and that is very much needed! The queues to get in are immense. The tour also allows you to hop from Vatican Museum, to Sistine Chapel and to St Peter's in a way you cannot as a self guided visitor; thus shortening the visit time immensely.

A lot of time is spent giving background to the Vatican itself, Michelangelos paintings and the history of the Basilica but this is necessary; the queues inside are nearly as bad as outside!

The vast majority of people will take this tour simply to experience the Sistine Chapel, where silence must be observed. This is certainly worth the experience and use the Vatican Garden information in advance to understand what you are going to see.

The tour took three and a half hours and could have been longer but was. once again, a must visit on any trip to Rome.

Shopping around may get you the best deal on this tour (note we did all 3 parts and other tours may only be one or two elements).
Written October 14, 2019
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Donna A
Pocono Summit, PA529 contributions
My husband and I have been on a few food tours. Usually, it’s a crowded affair with at least 12 participants. It’s the first time that a food tour felt like we were meeting a new friend who is showing us his hometown and the places he loves to eat.

There were just the three of us- me, my husband, and sister-in-law. Instead of our guide, Bruce, spewing information after information, we had casual conversations about Roman food and culture, as well as sharing bits about life in the United States (home) and the UK (where Bruce is from).

Bruce led us mostly to places that both locals and tourists flock to. Roman food is generally simple, affordable, and tasty like pizza rosso. On this tour, we had a taste of Italian cured meats accompanied by red wine, 3 types of pizza, zuppli, 2 types of pasta dishes, gelato, Italian coffee, and pastry.

The place that left an impression is PaStation . With an English sounding name, one would easily brush it off as an inauthentic Italian pasta place. But their pasta Amatriciana is very good, and their Cacio e Pepe is better than the one we had in Trastevere. At the end of the tour, we were very full with barely enough space for coffee and pastry.

We had an enjoyable experience learning a bit about Roman food. Thank you, Bruce, and Roman Adventure! It was worth spending a few hours with you!!
Written February 16, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so glad you enjoyed it! It means the world to us!
Written February 20, 2020
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Karylo
6 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We signed up for a pizza and tiramisu making class were disappointed with how little class content there was. I suppose I should’ve been thrown off when the address on the ticket was different than the address that was confirmed with me on WhatsApp the night before.

When we arrived at the restaurant, the proprietors seemed confused as to why we were there. It seemed like they forgot or were not notified that there was a class today. After waiting for about an hour for the oven to warm up, we were shown very quickly what to put in the dough, and then again very quickly how to knead/shape the pizza. Then we put the toppings on. In total, the hands on and learning content lasted maybe 5 minutes. After the pizza cooked, we ate and were expecting to learn how to do the tiramisu. After about 45 mins of eating/chatting we were just given tiramisu. No educational content at all. It wasn’t even very good, so probably better that we didn’t learn from them.

This was a real letdown because we enjoy bringing home what we learned from locals. Other cooking classes I’ve done abroad have provided the recipes, etc as well. With this class I’d still have to look up a recipe and hope for the best because we were only told “flour, yeast, salt, water” which isn’t very helpful.

I will say the staff at the restaurant were very friendly and accommodating. It just seemed like Republic didn’t clearly notify the “instructors”/restaurant.
Written December 18, 2021
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Anna
Manchester, UK5 contributions
Feb 2020
Zenda (sorry if I spelt this wrong) was funny, friendly and full of facts, from the moment we were introduced we felt at ease with her, able to ask any questions, we were not rushed at any point and was delighted with our beverage stop.
The streets of Rome really are beautifull at dusk, at a stroll pace we got the opportunity to see and hear all about our surroundings, some which we would never have known were there as well as some hot spots on the map.
We would highly reccomend this tour....
Written February 10, 2020
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Stay23637907628
Thanks for taking the time to write this review. A satisfied customer is what makes our job the best job in the world!
Written February 11, 2020
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Rachel M
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was honestly the best two hours and the best value for money. Bruce was friendly and welcoming, giving us interesting snippets of Rome’s hidden gems. We were also treated to coffee at the end which was so enjoyable. The highlight of my trip and I would say that it is a MUST if you are traveling to Rome! Thanks Bruce and Ollie :)
Written January 13, 2020
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Stay23637907628
Thank you so much for sharing such a great experience! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. it means the world to us :-)
Written February 8, 2020
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Barbie_dumped_ken
Greater Manchester, UK35 contributions
Amazing tour, I would highly recommend, they guys were funny and informative. Will 100% book with them again :)
Written September 19, 2020
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954olig
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and I enjoyed our chat! See you next time :)
Written September 30, 2020
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GLW2
Gosport, UK139 contributions
My tour guide was Polly and I was extremely lucky to get a one on one tour with her. She is very knowledgeable and delivers it well, making the tour interesting and enjoyable, I got to see some hidden gems. Also gave me some good recommendations for places to eat
Written September 4, 2020
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954olig
Hello, thank you for your kind words. I will pass this on to Polly. I am glad you had a great time. And look forward to seeing you again.
Written September 30, 2020
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Jeannette C
Alpine32 contributions
Mar 2020
Sadly, we were unable to take the Walking Tour and will do so when the US allows us to travel to Italy. We were heartbroken when we had to cancel our trip; however, we were pleasantly surprised how accommodating the staff was about allowing us to have a credit toward the tour when we get to Italy. British Airways, our transportation company, and some hotels refused to give a credit or refund and some of the companies were rude and unprofessional when we contacted them. The Walking Tour groupis fabulous and kind and we can't to meet them.
Written March 13, 2020
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954olig
Thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure to help you. We are looking forward to welcome you on our tour when you will finally be able to travel! We can't wait to meet you!
Written September 3, 2020
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nigel b
4 contributions
Feb 2020
Wonderfully surprising tour around a pert of rome bustling in its early evening glory. Informative beyond expectation from such a young guide, who's humorous, gentle respectful nature enhanced the information through her story telling, factual revelations & historical knowledge of the buildings and artistry we viewed. placing chronologically alot of historical facts i knew but couldn't relate to as being accurate in time time line in my head, Ani was a guide of immense knowledge who captured the essence of the times and periods in history with an empathetic glance to how those times were harsh to live & survive through whilst giving reference to modern use and historical changes throughout. Very pleased to get a guided tour of places i had earmarked to see but hadn't planned actual guided tours of the highlights being the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, what a building that is!. As a chef i have to congratulate Ani on the recommendation of the spaghetiera who's chef cooked the best bowl of spaghetti i have ever tasted and the menu was as she suggested vast.
Written February 28, 2020
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954olig
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us and we agree, Ani is truly a gem to have on our team!
Written September 3, 2020
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