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“When in Rome...”
Review of When In Rome Tours

When In Rome Tours
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$96.70*
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2 in 1 - Skip-the-Lines Vatican and Colosseum Ticket
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$72.97*
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Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour
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$139.41*
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Full-Day Small Group Tour of Rome and Vatican
Ranked #11 of 219 Food & Drink in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: When In Rome Tours is a collective of like-minded tourism industry professionals, comprising company directors, two business managers, several admins, and dedicated support staff. Our Rome tour guides are fully licensed and have been leading Rome walks for many years in both English and native Spanish. Instead of working for a corporate tours provider on a commission basis, we have worked our way up over the years to become Rome's leading independently established tour operator. There are no middlemen, book a Rome or Vatican walking tour with us and you will tour WITH US. In this way, you get value for money with no extra costs at any stage. Our guides are experts in their chosen field, be they art historians or archaeologists. Our primary aim is to deliver education about Rome and the Vatican in an enjoyable way, so we take great care to ensure that our guides are as personable as they are professional. Small group tours of Rome work well for everyone and they are our focus. If, however, you wish to book a fully private and exclusive tour, we have many private Rome tour options for you to consider. As a fully licensed tour agency in Rome, we have to bear considerable operating costs as anyone working in Italy will tell you, so we are very proud to announce that our prices continue to be as competitive today as they always have been. In order to be fully transparent, tour costs on our website include all tickets and all local taxes - there is never anything else to pay over and above the prices we publish online. One of our many guarantees is "skip the Vatican line". The same also applies to our ancient Rome tours - "skip the Coliseum line". You will always enter venues in Rome before everyone else on a Rome or Vatican tour with When In Rome Tours. Our reputation in Rome is second to none, and we are sent recommendations every day. When In Rome Tours strives to offer the best possible tours of Rome and the Vatican, and we will continue to pursue even higher service standards in future.
Hobart, Australia
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“When in Rome...”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Don't hesitate to 'skip the lines' at the Vatican and take a tour with When in Rome Tours. Our guide was passionate and knowledgeable and made the history come to life. Thanks Chiara.

Visited October 2012
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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“Vatican guided tour”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and myself have just returned from a short break in Rome and the highlight of the trip was our guided tour of the Vatican museum and St Peters. Booking onto the tour cost us 45 euros each, which seemed quite expensive at first but we decided to do it after seeing the long queues across the square. Going in with a guide means you skip the queues. Our guide for the day was called luigi. He was very knowledgable and passionate about all the art and the two and a half hours just flew by. I would certainly recommend the guided tour with luigi! He was very friendly, he somehow seemed to remember all of our names and always made sure we all stuck together. I am sure if you decide to take this tour you will not be disappointed, especially if you manage to get luigi as your tour guide.

Visited October 2012
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hyderabad
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“Attraction in rome”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Its an old city. It has many good places for shopping. The guide was highly knowledgeable and excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Vatican tour”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

My family took this tour last September with When In Rome and with Chiara as our guide. That she was knowledgeable about the place was a given, but what we really appreiated was the interesting pieces of nuggets that you can't find in any guide books. She was deliciously entertaining and made another chruch and museum tour exciting. She memorized all our names so it can be more personal. We're the yellow family. It felt like she was a friend talking about her homeland. We strongly recommend this tour to everyone!

Visited September 2012
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Winter Park, Florida
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“Vatican Museum Tour”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

My wife and I toured the Vatican Museum with Kiara from When in Rome tours. Kiara was an excellent guide and highly knowledgeable on the artifacts in the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters. Kiara exceeded our expectations because she was highly knowledgeable on art history and Rome history as well. The tour took place on a crowded day (Monday) but it went along at a nice pace. Kiara even spent some additional time answering questions for others in our group about other sites to visit in Rome. We even recalled some of Kiara's comments when we toured Florence a few days later.
I would also recommend When in Rome Tours. The office is a little hard to find, but if you have a gps, you will be lead right to it. (We had one in our Ipad) The office staff was great. Even when a few issues came up they were handled quickly. (late arrival and missing ticket) If you get to the office to check in early, the market to the left of the entrance has fruit, snacks and even bottled water for .19 euro.
If you are considering a visit to the Vatican Museum, I would highly suggest When in Rome Tours. If Kiara is your guide, you will not be dissapointed!

Visited September 2012
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