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City Wonders

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Address: Piazza Barberini, 00100 Rome, Italy (Formerly Dark Rome Tours)
Phone Number: +39 06 8336 0561
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in...

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!

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums with St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel and Small-Group...
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

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Best of Florence Tour

We did the Best of Florence City Wonders Tour. You skip the line to the Academia where the famous David resides, which is awesome. Standing in lines to most attractions in Italy's... read more

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the Best of Florence City Wonders Tour. You skip the line to the Academia where the famous David resides, which is awesome. Standing in lines to most attractions in Italy's cities is just dumb. Do a small amount of planning, even if you're not in a tour, and skip the line. It's not that complicated. I'd rather spend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fun tour. My husband and I came to Rome as the final stop of our Honeymoon. This was our first tour in Rome, on our first night in the city. Louise (our tour guide) was so fun and very knowledgeable. We got to see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. All very beautiful.... More 

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It is very useful to book in advance with this tour to colosseum as there is always a long queue to get in there. It is worth the value as the guide Marco was knowledgeable and kind enough to look for shade as much as he could during the tour. He gave some extra tips too for tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius day tour was so much more than I expected with the two guides Manuele and Chiara pointing out places of interest and explaining the different regions as we travelled through them Providing us with general knowledge about each area Once at the Pompeii site an additional local guide with expert knowledge led us though the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived in Italy on a short notice vacation so nothing was planned. I searched for tours online and I'm glad I found such an excellent tour. I was told Lake Como was a must see, and it is. We were given a discount at certain places because of our tour connections. We were given a map of town, but... More 

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Estero, Florida
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We had Shannon as our tour guide and she did not disappoint. It was fun to go to the private rooms and see the things the crowds do not get to see. It was nice to not be in those crowds. This tour is a bit pricey, but worth it if you want to see the Vatican without the craziness... More 

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this tour is worth doing for the simple reason that our knowledgable guide was able to enhance our visit with information we would otherwise have missed out on. She was excellent (Tiffany) However, yes you do gain access before the general public, but there are thousands of other private tours taking place at the same time so the place is... More 

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This was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip to Italy. We booked a private Vatican tour and had Emanuela as a tour guide. She was extremely knowledgable and had a wonderful personality. We were able to skip around groups and lines and see much more than we would have either alone or in a larger group. Thanks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Illuminated Rome Night Tour with Wine and Appetizers the evening we first arrived in Rome. Mikaela was our tour guide and she was great. She has a wonderful personality, her English is very easy to understand, and she's funny. We really enjoyed our tour with her. However, there were a few minor things this company could update.... More 

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We had a brilliant day today in Capri with City Wonders. Neither of us are tour people but from start to finish this one was worth every penny. We have to see mainly because of Melanie our superb tour guide. Within 3 minutes she had learnt everyone's name 🙂 - whether it was her detailed and factual knowledge, sense of... More 

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