Quo Vadis Roma Tour
City Tours • Cultural Tours • Night Tours • Bus Tours • Day Trips
Read more
About
The construction of the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire was started by Vespasian in 72 AD. This building was planned to change the relationship between power and people from then on: entertainment and distraction offered to the populace for free. It was used for gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving ferocious and exotic animals. The capacity is estimated around 70.000 people;
Rome, Lazio, Italy

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours and Tickets by Quo Vadis Roma Tour
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
77 reviews
Excellent
53
Very good
12
Average
7
Poor
2
Terrible
3

MorkandMindy47
Montreal, Canada43 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
We were lucky to find this small tour company through our rental apartment owner in Rome. We asked her to recommend some travel companies and she brought us right to them, although they were in walking distance of our apartment and the Vatican, we would have wandered aimlessly on our own! Quo Vadis takes small groups, both days we were about 6-8 people in total. Our guide, Guilio, was an archaeologist and he really knew his stuff! At the Vatican, he told us it would take 3 months to see everything, therefore he selected his choice of highlights, explaining the history, time sequences, and lots of little tidbits which made it so interesting. Actually, without this tour, it would have taken us 4 hours to get into the Vatican. As it was, we just walked in. Interesting tidbit, the Pope loves to speak to the people, and when he chooses to do so, the Vatican is shut down! Our tour operator was lamenting about this, and sure enough, he was speaking the morning we wanted to go, but she knew and booked for later in the day. We did wander over and take a look at him and the throngs of people. It was something to see, very moving, even for a non-Catholic like me!
Luckily, when we were heading back the next day for the Coliseum tour, we ran into Guilio as we were taking a wrong turn, and we were fortunate to have him as our guide at the Coliseum as well. Once the tour was over, Guilio was willing to spend more time showing us other local sights, with no pressure and no charge. Just a decent young man, unfortunately, we were all too exhausted to take advantage of this! Quo Vadis also provided us with transportation to the airport when our vacation was over. I would highly recommend them, and their prices were excellent as well.
Written October 12, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AnnetteLouise
3 contributions
Oct 2019
Not having read the reservation thoroughly we were surprised to pay for entry to the museum and chapel. Why would we need a guided tour if we did not have the entry... However, after having waited an hour for the tour to begin we had a great experience with Gabriel. He knew a lot about the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. All in all the tour lasted for almost 4 hours.
Written October 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laurie Maves Guglielmi
Sarasota, FL67 contributions
Maggie was our tour guide through this service and I would highly recommend for navigating the Vatican Museums and we’ll as the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Efficient, friendly and super knowledgeable I would book this tour again for family and friends.
Written September 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RobnLondon
London, UK71 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We were really looking forward to this tour which I had booked in advance through Trip Advisor.
We reported to the Quo Vadis office where we met a lovely woman called Francesca who took payment for the Vatican admission and walked us to the nearby place where we could shortly expect to meet our guide. Francesca was very warm, helpful. knowledgeable and friendly and had also taken the trouble the previous day to contact us offering a tour earlier in the day which would have been at a quieter time, unfortunately we were not able to be available for that so proceeded with the 12.00 tour I had booked.
As we waited for the guide we met and chatted with some other people on the tour and felt excited. When the guide arrived we didn't hear him introduce himself. His focus was on telling us in a brisk stern tone what he was and was not responsible for. It felt an odd slightly disrespectful way for him to start off. I think a lighter friendlier approach would have been more effective and made us feel happier.
When he asked if there were any questions my girlfriend asked him what his name was? He told us it was Alfredo and unnecessarily added, in what felt to be an irritated tone, that he had already given his name several times.
When we entered the Vatican it was immediately obvious that this would be a very challenging environment for any guide to hold a party together (our party comprised 21 people). Whereas the other guides we saw used flags on poles to ensure they were visible to their tour parties, Alfredo didn't use one, perhaps thinking his relatively tall stature made it unnecessary. Consequently I found it difficult to keep sight of him and much of my mental focus was on keeping him in sight rather than on taking in some of the amazing artworks most of which we rushed by.
We only stopped for Alfredo to talk about a small number of what he picked out as the more influential works. Whereas I could hear other guides sounding friendly and passionate explaining these works, Alfredo sometimes sounded formulaic and perfunctory.
He did take a few minutes to explain a little of the story of Michelangelo's works in the Sistine Chapel which was much appreciated but even this was at such a brisk pace that I found it hard to keep up. Alfredo did invite questions but his manner was such that if felt as though he didn't actually want to take questions.
What he said most often throughout the tour was that we would be evicted if we took photos in the Sistine Chapel. Mentioning this perhaps twice would have been simply helpful but by the fourth mention I was starting to feel like he considered me to be an errant child.
It was very obvious that being a guide on a Vatican Tour is a very challenging job and I wondered whether perhaps our guide was having a bad day? If so perhaps he would have been better letting us know so that we could make allowances for this and feel some empathy with him. But instead it felt like he didn't value us, I would have appreciated more warmth and a more friendly tone from him.
The place was as we had expected bountiful, but this tour left us feeling short-changed. We felt we would have enjoyed the visit more had we been there without a guide and would have also saved £45 for the two of us.
Written May 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marija R
2 contributions
The information about the price is not accurate. We were not aware that the ticket for the Vatican is not included in the price and that we would need to pay additional 21 euros per person for it. When I talked to the sales person about it she was aware of the problem but didn't really care about it.
Written December 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cassie W
Gloucestershire27 contributions
We met Francesca at the office of the tour guides. She took our payment and then took us for a short walk to where the tour would begin. Francesca was so friendly and funny and full of information on the short walk.
Our actual tour guide was called Deborah and despite the fact that we were in a rather large group (27 of us) she did a fantastic job of keeping us together and ensuring that we could all hear her and she took the time to answer each and every question that we all came up with.

Highly recommended
Written October 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sheetalrk20
4 contributions
The good part is that they do very small tours which makes it lot more fun and easy to understand the place. The team was very professional. The guide, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten was really good though strangely she left with a hurried good bye, giving us no chance to thank her. The only difficulty we had was to find the tour office from the metro station esp since it was raining a lot. Will certainly recommend a trip with them
Written September 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vera M
Oregon5 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
At 8:15 a.m. we met at the Quo Vadis office with a small group of fellow tourists and our guide, Ricardo. After introductions all around and then an introduction on what to expect by the tour company operator, Francesca. we set out at 8:30 to walk just a few short blocks to the Vatican Museum. Although there were hundreds of people in various groups and lines, we had only a short wait to enter the museum and begin our tour. Ricardo got each of us an earphone so we could hear him even if we weren’t standing close to him, and we set out. There were hundreds of people and it’s a huge museum, so I can't imagine enjoying it without a guide like Ricardo. He gave us background and prepared us for every room, pointing out examples of things he’d described, and making the art and history very interesting. We were very grateful to be wearing comfortable shoes but we were even more grateful that Ricardo was our guide. Quo Vadis Tours was excellent value and treated us very well.
Written September 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Corey J
1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Solo
Made the trip to the Vatican on June 28th, 2018. We were not told in advance that because of the holiday planned for the 29th that there would be a massive line. This was not a skip the line entrance. As there were others who were able to pass much faster than us, we were in line for roughly an hour prior to entering vatican city. We were told that that wait, even for guided tours, was caused by the holiday but the idea of "skip the line" was not close to reality.

The tour was of roughly 30 people. Guide was nice and knowledgeable and spoke well in English. The disappointing part was because of the long wait, the tour was rushed, as St-Peter's was closed early because of the holiday the next day. She mentioned "Highlights" multiple times to be understood it would not be a thorough guided tour.

And even though I had booked with Quo Vadis tours, I was part of a "Maya tours" group, which I don't know if that has any impact. Needless to say, the tour was satisfactory but keep in mind the "skip the lines" part may be BS.
Written July 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

yosuapraditya9
2 contributions
Jan 2020
We are really glad about the tour service due to the knowledge of the tour guide. Francesca is really professional when telling the story of the Vatican. I know that the service is not included with the Vatican ticket, but we are really satisfied and enjoy during the tour. Francesca is very kind to us, especially to my mother. Thus, I really recommend for those who want to have a small-group tour and bring the family.
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 66

Quo Vadis Roma Tour (Rome) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go