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Rudy's Touring Service - Driving & Walking Tours
Ranked #20 of 778 Tours in Rome
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Owner description: Rudy is a driver/guide based in Rome.Rudy gives tours from the city of Rome as well as from the ports of Civitavecchia (Rome and surroundings), Naples (Amalfi Coast and Pompeii), Livorno (Florence and Tuscany).Rudy has a diploma in art and is also a fully licensed guide of Rome.He is also fully licensed to take people on excursions, shore excursions and trips anywhere.He has a great team of driver/guide.
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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“Cruise Ship- Crew Member Review”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been working on cruise ships for over 3 years and this is my second summer I spent in the Mediterranean, and this trip to Rome on August 19th 2012, with Rudy's Car Tours, was one of the best memories I have. My mother and Grandmother came to cruise with me and I wanted to do something special for them. A friend of mine had his parents cruising too, so we decided to do the tour together. Our tour guide was outside, near his new Mercedes van, waiting for us when we got off the ship. He was very personable and his English was easily understood. Now, I have been to Rome countless times as a perk of the Job, but this trip was much different. Not only did we see all of the Major Attractions Rome has to offer, our guide took us to places that you don't normally go on larger tours, places where tour buses don't fit. He was a fountain of knowledge, but didn't pile us down with too much talk. Another great thing was how close we were able to get to the attractions. My mother has difficulties walking, so this was perfect. We were literally dropped off right next to the Pantheon, Colosseum, and Trevi Fountain. He gave us the option of finding tickets to get inside the Colosseum, but we decided not to. Rudy wasn't our guide, but we saw him when we were in Rome and I talked to him on the phone while we were returning to the ship, and he was very involved and wanted to make sure our tour was great.

Just like every other person here, I have nothing but good things to say about Rudy's Car Tours. I have been on excursions offered by the ship before, but nothing compares to this tour. The value of the tour far passes it's cost, which makes it even better.

THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO SEE ROME IN A DAY!

Visited August 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
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61 reviews
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“What a wonderful experience with this tour company!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We were lucky enough to book Rudy's company in both Florence/Pisa and also Rome. What a wonderfully organized company. We had different guides in both places but both met us at the dock with new Mercedes vehicles and were able to give us informative tips and history on the locations we were seeing. Being semi-independant travellers, we were given plenty of time to walk around the areas that were important and also to have some shopping time in the wonderful market places.
I would thoroughly recommend these tours over the ship's selection as they are able to drive you to notable spots, are able to take you to local restaurants and to give you authentic Italian flavour during your wonderful vacation.

I look forward to going back to beautiful Italy and will definitely connect with Rudy again.

Visited November 2012
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Houston, Texas, USA
1 review
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“Great Tour”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Rudy's tour was great- he knows so much about the area and it is so nice to travel about in a comfortable vehicle. We would highly recommend his tour company.

Visited September 2012
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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“A Wonderful Day in Rome”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

We were 6 people traveling by cruise ship arriving at the port of Citavecchia on Nov. 3, 2012. We hired Rudy because of recommendations on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor and we were very happy that we did. Sabino met us at the pier in a Mercedes van. Because we were in a van, he was allowed out on the pier which was a great time saver. We didn't have to take the shuttle to the port entrance. We also returned tired and happy that way. So easy! Our gruop had 2 world travelers, 2 that had been to Rome, briefly, and 2 that had never been to Rome. So, we were a mixed group. In the morning, we wanted to see the important sites with as little walking as possible. We were able to get a great overview with many stops for photos. Then we had a wonderful lunch nearby the Vatican and were introduced to the lovely Valeria, our Vatican guide. We had made Vatican Museum/Sisitine Chapel ticket reservations on line and Valeria expertly guided us through the museum to our goal of seeing the Sistine Chapel. The museum, itself, would have to wait for another trip as that was a day in itself in our opinion. We enjoyed a visit to St. Peters and then we met by Sabino and headed back to the ship. Our goal was to see as much as we could of Rome in a day. And, we did that because of Sabino and Valeria. We wished we'd hired Rudy for Naples and Florence as well. When we come back, we will. Our only extra expenses were lunch and the Vatican tickets. Valeria, our Vatican guide, as included in Rudy's tour. All of us agreed we had a fabulous day!

Visited November 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Italy Day Touring”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We used Rudy's service for 3 separate cities in Italy, based on the 'Reviews' at Tripadvisor, and we were VERY Happy! At all three ports we were met by his people and they were GREAT as drivers and guides. They took us through most crowds to popular destinations and allowed us time to 'look-about',' walk-about' and yet were never far away! The mini-vans were new and clean and the routes taken were relatively less congested. Their English was almost as good as ours and better than my brother who 'grunts' alot.(LOL). The cost involved is a little high for 2 people but well suited for 4 and very reasonable for 6 people (3 couples). We actually got Rudy for Rome and with his knowledge it was like having a professor with our gang! Can't say enough about this guy and his staff- WOW!

Visited August 2012
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