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“If You're Short of Time You Can See Rome in a Day”
Review of When In Rome Tours

When In Rome Tours
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$96.61*
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2 in 1 - Skip-the-Lines Vatican and Colosseum Ticket
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$72.90*
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Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour
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$139.29*
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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.
Vancouver, B.C.
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“If You're Short of Time You Can See Rome in a Day”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This was a first trip to Italy for my friend and me and we were heading for Tuscany/Umbria to cook, but we decided that a day in Rome was a must. But a day was all we had!

Fortunately the staff at Culture Discovery Vacations recommended "When in Rome" tours to us. We chose a private "Rome In a Day" tour and were lucky enough to have Chiara as our guide. We did indeed see ALL of the highlights of Rome with this passionate and knowledgeable lady and although there were places where we would have liked to spend more time, the buffet of sights in Rome was enough to leave us sated for one day, but eager to return and sample more next time.

When in Rome did everything they promised and more! Thank you.

I heartily recommend When in

Visited October 2012
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“Four says in Rome”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We were in Rome for the first time. We had 4 days to experience it. To get the most out of the trip and to see as much as possible, we had already booked guided tours to Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, Forum Romano and Colosseum. We booked tours via the Internet at wheninrometours. We were lucky both days to be guided by Chiara. She was fantastic to tell us about what we saw. We felt that she was very keen and well informed. She had good humor and spoke easily understandable English. We left Rome a lot wiser. We highly recommend these tours and Chiara

Hans and Merete

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Sabrina- Friendly and knowledgeable!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We chose Maximus Tours as our first choice, but after arriving in Rome we got an email saying that we were the only people and they had to cancel our tour ( good job we had access to the Internet and could check the email ). They offered to transfer us over to When In Rome Tours and it could not have been a better move!! Our guide was Sabrina, she came in as we were waiting in the office, introduced herself and invited us to the group. This was very positive as we could feel that she was treating everyone personally, not as a group of people. Very smiley and positive, answered all of our questions, told us what we wouldn't be able to read in a guide book otherwise. Very knowledgeable and brief at the same time. She gave us hints and let us discover all the Vatican sights. We did want to book the Colosseum tour the next day, but we also wanted to see the pope on St.Peters square at midday, and the tour wouldn't have been finished by then. Would commend Sabrina greatly!

Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic Tour”
Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Chiara, was our very enthusiastic tour guide of the Vatican museums and the Sistene Chapel. A comprehensive look into a long and interesting history. We were all kept highly engaged and Chiara's passion and incredible knowledge made our money worthwhile spent. A fantastic day out and a job well done.

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“Excellent. Absolutely worth every penny”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The tour was so informative and detailed. Chiara was so passionate, clever, friendly, and knowledgable about Rome's history. Be sure that you ask her about where sells best ice cream in Rome. I truly recommend Chiara.

Visited February 2013
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