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City Wonders

#4 of 736 Tours in Rome
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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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Pompeii is well worth the time

Had a great tour of Pompeii and the museum in Naples with City Wonders. Our tour guide, Claudia, spoke perfect English. Also she was a lot of fun. The tour guide for Pompeii... read more

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yes, it was our fault, we were late. But for this company to be rude or have no compassion for for us being late is just bad for customer service. I am sure that we are not the only people that have been late or will be the last. To be in a strange city with thousands of other people... More 

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We went on several tours with City Wonders during our Honeymoon and had the most unhappy experience with them. We had a Colosseum, Roman Forum tour with them at 10am. We reached the meeting point at 10am but the co-ordinator was gone. We saw the group at the meeting point and they have just started their tour. The tour guide... More 

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Bergen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great tour of Pompeii and the museum in Naples with City Wonders. Our tour guide, Claudia, spoke perfect English. Also she was a lot of fun. The tour guide for Pompeii, Enzo, was very passionate about the ruins. Tour included a very nice lunch along the way. The tour from Rome is very long. It was about 13... More 

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We purchased the package of Colosseum and The Vatican. These were separate tours which we weren't aware of prior to arriving but they were both fantastic. Having Art/History Majors as your tour guides makes a truly amazing experience. Both our guides were brilliant and truly knew their content passionately. Would highly recommend this for anyone visiting Rome for a few... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is no better way to see the Colosseum and Vatican than City Wonders (skip-the-line) tours. I took a few tours with them, and the guides are brilliant, friendly and courteous. Don't waste precious time in line. Get the most out of the tour and definitely use this tour guide! And I went in January. Best time of the year... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you take a tour of the Vatican. Ask for Lindy with City Wonders Tours. She has a great knowledge of the museums, buildings, and history. While many can read about the many many things to see in the Museums, Lindy focused your attention to those things that are most important and allowed you to enjoy the experience of just... More 

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I had to write this review now as we have just had it yesterday. (12/01/2017) I am very pleased to say that everything went absolutely perfect since the very beginning of the day at 7:15 in Piazza del Popolo, where, while waiting for the whole group, Roberto started telling us many interesting and amazing facts about the piazza itself and... More 

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Tour booked for Papal audience this week. Communication from City Wonders via email was excellent. Directions given to early morning meeting point thorough and appreciated. Met by lovely staff and introduced to guide who promptly moved the group of about 20 through the Vatican security and into the auditorium. We were swiftly taken to a prime seating area three seats... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did two tours with this company. First is the Papal audience and we were so blessed to have my daughter touch the hand of the Pope. We are arms length with him and it was the highlight of our trip to Rome. Next tour was the Vatican and Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's tour. This was our second time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To get the most out of this experience, I highly recommend investing in this quality tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. You could tell that she loved her job. Well worth the money.

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