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When In Rome Tours
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$97.38*
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2 in 1 Skip-the-Lines Vatican and Colosseum Ticket
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$73.48*
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Entire Vatican and Vatacombs: Heritage of Rome Tour
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$140.39*
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Full-Day Small Group Tour of Rome and Vatican
Ranked #11 of 221 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.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Chiara for the Coliseum tour and Luigi for the Vatican tour....they were terrific. Both were most knowledgeable and answered every question we asked. Both tours showed us everything and more than we had anticipated. They far exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend When In Rome Tours.

Visited May 2013
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“Luigi, very good guide from "when in Rome"”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a splendid tour in the vatican. Our guide Luigi coached us through a crowded museum, never lost a member of his group, showed us some nice specials and had a lot of humor! Prebooking is a must, if not, you won't have a guide and will be in line voor over an hour.

Visited May 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“Tour of the Vatican”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Two friend and I enjoyed a tour of the Vatican recently which we pre-booked with When in Rome Tours. It was very well organized and we had a wonderful guide called Chiara. There were only 17 in our group, a good number. The tour lasted over 3 hours and was really worth the money.

Visited May 2013
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“From Start to finish it's the real deal - Alessandra was just brilliant”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We did the Vatican and Basilica tour after bumping into them outside the Vatican. They got us straight thru in the right way (would've gone to the wrong 2 hour queue ourselves!) and whilst we were free to go our separate ways we stuck with the tour and boy were we glad we did. Our guide Alessandra had a warmth and a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm that kept us enthralled throughout the whole tour - allow a good 3 hours though. All up, a fantastic outcome from a chance encounter!

Visited May 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“The best tour ever!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We took the colosseum and ancient rome tour and we had guiliano as our guide. It was the best tour ever! Guiliano was professonal aj really knew what he was telling and showing us. He spoke very good english and we could have listened to him all day! Next time we go to Rome, we'll book him again!

Visited May 2013
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