We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Don't miss out!”

Rudy's Touring Service - Driving & Walking Tours
Ranked #21 of 824 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We used Rudy's tours for Rome and in Florence. We did not get Rudy but the tour in Rome was Claudio and he was super knowlegeable about the Vatican and got us in right away (we got ticket reservations online ahead of time to skip the line). He gave us a great tour there and then took us to the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps etc. He would drop us off and wait everywhere except the Vatican where he personally toured and guided us. He dropped us off for lunch on our own. We did meet Rudy at the Vatican where he was giving a tour also and he chatted with us a minute and asked us if we were happy with the tour which we were. In Florence we had Theresa who took us everywhere we wanted to go with time for lunch and shopping. We went to a great lunch place she suggested. The charges for the tour were far less than the cruise ship excursions and much more enjoyable-no waiting for people to get on or off buses and you get to customize the day to what you want to do. Definitely the way to go and we would use Rudy's again for sure!

Thank Barb L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (824)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

419 - 423 of 824 reviews

Reviewed June 27, 2013

We used Rudy's service to pick us from the Rome airport on the 9th and then to be taken to the port Civitavecchai to get on to our cruise on the Navigator of the Seas. Then we were picked up by the driver Sabino on the 16 th June from the port and taken around Rome for four hours. Sabino is a great guide and showed us everything that was possible in such a brief period.I had dreaded climbing at various places in Rome but Subino managed it all so I did minimal walking and climbing and saw all. Thank God it was Sunday and thank God it was Subino for a driver and guide and the extra luxurious air conditioned van. We later had lunch in a lovely place suggested by Subino. On the 19 th we were dropped at the airport by the most helpful driver George?( I am not sure I remember his name correctly). He helped us with loading the luggage on the trolley. Thank you Rudy and your team. The car and tour service may be expensive but I rather choose this service than any other service. Highly recommended by all of us in the group.

1  Thank manmohinikaul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Rudy took our family of 7 (with seniors, teens and in between) around Rome for a day. If you have only a day, Rudy is definitely the way to go. He drove us to famous Rome attractions while seamlessly weaving the history of Rome into each stop, with a surprise tidbit or experience in each site. He suggested that we forego entering the colosseum, saving us cost of tickets. We requested him to bring us to the Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, Basilica di San Clemente and the Jewish Quarters instead. Rudy facilitated everything, even pre-booking tickets to the Domus Romane. All-in-all, the Domus Romane and Basilica di San Clemente, together with Rudy, the best guide ever, made our 1 day in Rome quite magical!

Thank jean p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and two grandchildren toured Roma with Rudy on June 4th and we were all extremely pleased with Rudy's tour. We had already seen some of the more major attractions in Rome such as the Sistine Chapel, St Peters, Spanish steps, Coliseum. We were interested is seeing some of the more less visited places and Rudy fit our plans perfectly. Initially the rate of 450 Euros for the day seemed high, however, after experiencing the tour and comparing to the cost of land excursions off of the cruise ships, this was a bargain and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to really see Rome in a day. Rudy is very personable, knowledgeable and fun to be with. The private tour makes it so much more informative then a large group and the cost is comparable. If you plan to be in Rome definitely call Rudy.......

Thank Gary K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Recently, my wife and I were on a twelve day European cruise. We stopped at many beautiful ports in Spain, France, Croatia, and Italy. By far, the most enjoyable were in Florence, Rome, and Livorno, simply because we arranged excursions with Rudy prior to leaving Florida. Rudy showed us Rome for an entire day, Guido did the same in Florence, as did Franco in Livorno. We were in comfortable, new Mercedes automobiles each tour. Each guide was nothing short of wonderful. Each was in their home areas, as had their families for many generations. They all knew the interesting history everywhere we went, as well as their own personal insights. The three days were not only fascinating, but breathtakingly beautiful. We were treated like royalty by each of our guides. At no time did we feel like cattle being herded, as is always the case with the large bus tours. We were quite sad to be leaving Rudy, Guido, and Franco, as we felt like old friends after the three tours. We want to see all three again when we go back to Italy in the future. You will find the cost to be very fair for the degree of personal attention and total enjoyment you'll be receiving. Rudy and his staff are total professionals. We recommend them very highly.

Thank DonW780
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rudy's Touring Service - Driving & Walking Tours also viewed

 

Been to Rudy's Touring Service - Driving & Walking Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing