We are a family of five, including an 8 year old girl and two 5 year old boys. We booked the Roman Colosseum/Roman Forum Tour and the Vatican/Saint Peter's Basilica Tour through Rome Tours with Kids. Our guide was Maria for both Tours.
Before our tour, our contact was Camilla, who was always responsive to our questions via email. Through no fault of Rome Tours with Kids, there was a potential complication with our Colosseum Tour. Upon our arrival in Rome, I had email messages, voice mail messages and multiple messages sent to our hotel from Camilla describing the situation along with multiple alternative options to choose from. As it turned out, the anticipated strike by the workers at the Roman Forum did not occur as scheduled and our tour continued as scheduled without issue. I was impressed however, that Camilla was so proactive in informing us of the issue ahead of time, being so thorough in attempting to contact us, and proactively finding solutions to the potential problem.
As for our tour guide, Maria was outstanding! Our children are quite different from one another in regards to their areas of interests, their levels of knowledge about Roman history and their attention span in general. Maria was able to customize the tour to keep all three kids interested and engaged for the duration of both Tours! Even my wife and I remained captivated and learned a lot from the tours. Rome was a concern for my wife and I during the planning process. We weren't sure that our kids would find the art and history of Rome interesting or enjoyable. Our kids are usually more interested in beaches and pools than museums and churches. It is a credit to Maria that at the conclusion of our Italian vacation, all three kids ranked Rome as their favorite destination in Italy. This from kids who on the train to Rome from the Amalfi Coast asked if Rome's beaches were as nice as the one in Positano! Further testament to Maria's attributes as a guide, our kids continued to ask if Ms. Maria would be guiding us in the remaing cities we visited. Even my wife and I would wonder how much more we would have enjoyed and learned about the remaining sites and museums we visited had Maria been with us during the remainder of our holiday!
Maria even had some great restaurant recommendations in Rome!
In conclusion. We would not hesitate to book future Tours with Maria or recommend Maria's services to family or friends. Our only "complaint" is that Maria only offers Tours in Rome!