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Review of Real Rome Tours

Real Rome Tours
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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica Ticket
Ranked #17 of 836 Tours in Rome
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Owner description: Special Offer for TripAdvisor members! Enter the promotion code TRIPADVISOR-RRT on our booking page and receive a 10% discount on any of our walking tours. Real Rome Tours is a small team of local guides, licensed and experienced in giving guided tours of Rome and the Vatican in English. Although all of our guides are licensed tour guides in Rome and the Vatican, they each have our own areas of expertise. We have archaeologists, art historians, and university lecturers among our ranks, and as our reputation has grown we continue to invite similarly-qualified guides to join us. Our philosophy is simple: We believe that tours should be fun as well as informative. We also believe that our customers are best served in small groups. For this purpose, we strictly limit our semi-private tours to only 13 people. Our fees are honest and reflect the small sizes of our groups. We include ticket prices in our tour fees where tickets are applicable, and we always skip the lines. Headsets are provided so you can walk around and still hear your live guide. Our customer base and reputation have been growing steadily over the past few years, and we promise to continue to strive to deliver the perfect Rome experience for all our future guests. We hope to see you on one of our tours in 2016!
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Well worth the cost, tour guides were fantastic, both in current and historical implications of the site.

2  Thank ElysianPaul
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RealRome, Manager at Real Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Hello ElysianPaul

Thank you very much for your review.

I am very glad that you enjoyed your tours with us, and that you found us to be good value for money.

Thanks once again for your kind review, it really is very much appreciated, and is a great help to other visitors, as well as ourselves. I hope that we will see you in Rome again in the near future.

Warm regards

Gerard.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Memorable - Knowledgeable - well-spoken - well prepared - - took two tours; both with great results - definitely recommend.

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RealRome, Manager at Real Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Hello Sensei

Thank you for your review.

I am very glad that you enjoyed both of your tours with us.

I do hope that we will see you, your family and your friends in Italy again in the future. Certain tours are recommended for first-time visitors – tours of the Vatican, the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain etc – but on your second visit you will want to expand your knowledge of Italy’s history, as well as your sightseeing, so get in touch if you are returning and we can make recommendations based on your personal interests on the best places to visit that are “off the beaten track”.

We also now operate in Florence as well, so get in touch please if you are thinking of making that your next destination in Italy, and we will give you an excellent price on tours there.

Thanks once again for your kind review, it really is very much appreciated, and is a great help to other visitors, as well as ourselves.

Warm regards
Gerard.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

The experience right from online booking to the actual Vatican day was uniformally excellent. Our guide, Titziana, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very mindful of our needs. She really made our day! 

3  Thank Arthavid
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RealRome, Manager at Real Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Hello Arthavid

Thank you very much for your review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your tour with us, and that you enjoyed the personal attention that we always strive to give all of our clients.

I do hope that we will see you, your family and your friends in Italy again in the future.

Thanks once again for your kind review, it really is very much appreciated, and is a great help to other visitors, as well as ourselves.

Warm regards
Gerard.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I found Real Rome Tours based on previous reviews I had seen on Trip Advisor and needless to say the prior reviews were right on. My wife and I took three Tours in Rome as well as two tours in Florence on our recent trip to Italy. Each and every guide we had was extremely professional, knowledgeable and very outgoing. Gerard and his staff greatly enhanced our trip with these excellent tours. We also enjoyed the small group sizes on all of the tours which added to the enjoyment. I would definitely recommend Real Rome Tours to anyone to make your trip more enjoyable and provide much more knowledge of what you are experiencing. A great thank you to Gerard and all of the tour guides who helped in making our trip so much better.

1  Thank Alan A
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RealRome, Manager at Real Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Hello Alan A

Thank you very much for your review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your tours with us. It is especially gratifying that you enjoyed the small group element of our tours, which is something we are deeply committed to and very proud of.

I do hope that we will see you, your family and your friends in Italy again in the future. If you are planning a trip in the future, or if you have family or colleagues who are coming to Italy, please keep an eye on our website and/or our facebook page, as we have big plans for 2013 and beyond! These updates to our services will be posted shortly on both websites.

Thanks once again for your kind review, it really is very much appreciated, and is a great help to other visitors, as well as ourselves.

Warm regards
Gerard.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We took a private Rome in a Day tour in November 2012 and had such a great time. We paid the extra fee to go private, and after seeing tours with 20-40 people following around a non-English speaking guide with a microphone, I realize it was worth every penny. Richie is INCREDIBLY knowledgeable and has a true love for the city. If you want to knock out all of the best sightseeing in one full day, this is absolutely the way to do it. Make sure you book your tour early in your trip so you know what parts of the city you may want to visit again on your own. We skipped the lines and got to see the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps....I would absolutely recommend taking this tour for those who enjoy walking and getting an insider's look at the city.

3  Thank shilliano
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RealRome, Manager at Real Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Hello Shilliano

Thank you very much for your review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your tour with us, and that you found us to be great value for money.

I do hope that we will see you, your family and your friends in Italy again in the future. If you are planning a trip in the future, or if you have family or colleagues who are coming to Italy, please keep an eye on our website and/or our facebook page, as we have big plans for 2013 and beyond! These updates to our services will be posted shortly on both websites.

Thanks once again for your kind review, it really is very much appreciated, and is a great help to other visitors, as well as ourselves.

Warm regards
Gerard.

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