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“A good tour to choose”
Review of Maximus Tours

Maximus Tours
Ranked #66 of 807 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Maximus Tours offers the best priced tours available online of the Vatican City and the City of Rome with professional, licensed and entertaining tour guides. We have been organizing tours here in Rome on a daily basis since 2002, the Maximus Tours website was a new venture launched at the start of 2008. At Maximus Tours, our carefully selected guides are here to share their knowledge and passion about art, archaeology, history and much more, which will all enrich your experience of the Eternal City.
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Knowledgable & friendly guide, good group size. Doesn't do the basilica however still plenty to see & if there wasn't a guide you'd be there forever!

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We went on the Maximus guided tour of the Vatican museums and St Peter's this week. Our guide, Lea, was first class. Her explanations were clear, interesting and comprehensive. Her breadth of knowledge - in archaeology, history, art, Roman culture in general, city transport - was outstanding to the extent that we feel she deserves the title of 'Renaissance woman of the 21st century'! In addition she showed flexibility during the tour, was generous with her time and remained bright and cheerful throughout the afternoon.

Couple from Lancashire UK

1  Thank Birkacre
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We booked two tours and were very impressed with both guides. There were only 12 people on the Vatican tour which avoided waiting for party members to keep up. The radio guides we were given made it very easy to hear the guide. We would not have been able to enjoy the tour as much if a guide hadn't been used.
The second tour of the Collosseum there were only the four of us on the tour. Once again our guide was excellent and we were very impressed with the detailed knowledge she had.
Next year when we return we will be using this company again

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We booked two tours through this company to get the discount. Both guides were excellent! Dani did a great job explaining the Forum and Colosseum, was funny and very personable. I believe we had (Cristina)? for the Vatican Hightlights tour... she was so knowledgeable about the Sistine Chapel and the highlights of the Vatican museum... please not, as this is a highlights tour, it does not continue on into St. Peter's Basilica. Also, the directions to the Colosseum tour given were confusing- on the directions they need to note which subway stop is nearest, not only list which subway stop *not* to get off on!

1  Thank Carrie R
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband, 12 yr old son and 9 yr old daughter were so excited to be going on this tour on the last afternoon of our holiday 1st November 2012. We turned up at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled departure time and met 2 other couples also waiting. After 10 mins one of the couples rang the office number quoted on the email booking - the phone was answered but then the person on the end of the line hung up. The other couple tried an emergency number quoted on their email booking form to no avail. We tried the UK office number but that just rang out. After waiting for 30 mins beyond the departure time we all decided to give up. The day was totally ruined as we could not find another guide. We went to the Coliseum ourselves but found huge queues and when we finally got in the headsets we hired were hopeless and by the time we had finished, we were too late for entry to the Roman Forum. We booked this tour through Vatican Tours, the confirmation email came from Maximus Tours yet payment was taken by Roman Candle Tours - no idea how this all works but would avoid them like the plague! We emailed them at the time but have still not had a response. Very, very disappointed.

8  Thank Louise M
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