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“Rome Car Tours”

Rudy's Touring Service - Driving & Walking Tours
Ranked #20 of 763 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.
Bossier City, Louisiana
1 review
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“Rome Car Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

I just returned from a trip to Roma where I brought my 84 year old mother for a once in a lifetime experience. For her group tours would not be possible. After searching for private tours I found Rome-Car-Tours and decided to use them. I could not have been more pleased. We scheduled three days of tours, the first day was the City, the second the Vatican and the third was the Amalfi coast. With Rudy we explored the city seeing and learning of sites such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Spanish (French) Steps just to name a few. Damiano lead us through the experience, beauty and history of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica ending in the Arms of St. Peter. With Sabino we explored the Amalfi coast and visited the city of Sorrento where we walked the streets and sat and viewed the beauty of the Mediterranean. We even saw a wedding. These three gentlemen were not only professional and knowledgeable but were most gracious and catered to our needs. We were treated like family and I now have three new friends. I highly recommend Rudy and his people. Rudy, Damiano and Sabino thank you all for the experience.

Vi ringrazio infinitamente

Visited May 2013
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Florence, Italy
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great, great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Our private tour with Rudi was great! All together it took around 6 hours and we learned so much. Rudy is extremly knowledgable guide. He knows so much of history and art and our time in Rome spent with Rudy we find a highlight of our trip in Rome. His English is perfect and he is one of the licenced guides in Rome. We went from Vatican to Colosseum. Highly recommended!

Visited April 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Rudy squired my whole family - 5 of us - around Rome on Saturday March 30 - the day before Easter. He was fantastic. Rudy is an excellent guide and knew how we could spend our time the best. Our day was efficient, filled with facts and sights, and ended up begin a great day. I highly recommend Rudy to anyone wishing to spend the day seeing Rome. Perhaps best of all, Rudy did exactly what he said he would do, when he said he would do it, and for precisely the agreed-upon amount.

Visited March 2013
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GARLAND, TEXAS
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Private Rome Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Rudy and his company FAR exceeded our expectations. We had booked this company to pick us up at the airport and deliver us to our Rome Apartment, then an Illuminated tour of Rome; the next day, an all day tour of Rome including the Vatican, the next day an all day tour to Ostia Antica, pick up from apt and delivery to ship and on return, pick up at ship and deliver to airport. Every single portion was completely on time. We had no trouble finding our driver, who by the way, was ALWAYS the most pleasant, courteous person to be found (thanks to Claudio)- Our tour of Rome and the Vatican with Rudy was absolutely the highlight of our entire trip - He is so very knowledgeable and such a delight. The history we learned was awe inspiring - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this company - Can't say enough good things about them. Would recommend them in a heartbeat - Money well spent.

Visited April 2013
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Boston
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“Well worth the cost, Sabino is fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We just got back from Italy for a week over the kids break. We had a house rented in Tuscany but one and a half days and one night in Rome before we got the house. In order to maximize our limited time in Rome we hired Rudy's Touring Service for a six hour tour for 6 people for 400 euro. Our party was myself, my wife, our two kids in 5th grade, and a couple who are our friends. The day our flight arrived in Rome we dropped the bags at the Marriott and walked around town a bit and got oriented. The next morning Sabino arrived on time to pick us up in his 8 passenger Mercedes. He spoke great, clear English (with Italian accent). We had about 6 hours to see sights before we had to leave town in order to arrive at our country house before dark. Our main priorities were set by the kids, they wanted to see the Colosseum and Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel/St Peter's. Sabino recommended walking around the outside of the Colosseum and not going inside to save time and money. I think that is an excellent idea but my son really wanted to go inside so we did. Despite the fact it was very early season, the line was long. Sabino, as a licensed private guide was able to get us past the line and we went right in. He said to take the time we needed and when we come out of the exit, just wave to him in the car which was parked on a hill across from the exit. We did just that, waved, he drove down picked us up and we were off. As we drove he gave us info about various sights in the city. He knew the best spot to see the forum, dropped us, we walked down and he would be waiting at the bottom to pick us up and we were off. Here lies the true value of a paid guide, it was so efficient to have a driver, guide, and scheduler all in one. Other tour companies may not have licensed guides as drivers and you would have to book a museum guide separately and the driver would hand you off. He dropped us at the Vatican, parked the car, met us and led us through the museum. His knowledge of art and sculpture was incredible yet when my kids eyes started to glaze over he adapted well and cut the details short. After Vatican City we only had about an hour to eat and get back to the hotel to pick up the bags a catch our pre arranged ride to the airport to get the car. An hour is not much time to eat in Italy but Sabino had us covered. He called a restaurant ahead and said the owner would be waiting at the door when we arrived. True to his word he dropped us off, the owner brought us in, and food arrived moments later. We never even had to order. It was one of the best meals we had all week. We got back to the hotel right on schedule. I would highly recommend this company if you are short on time, it definitely allowed us to get the most out of those 6 hours.

Visited April 2013
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