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Private Tours of Rome - Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum Tours
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Skip-the-lines Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour for Kids and Families
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Private Tour of Rome offers personally guided day tours in and around Rome and excellent tour guides. They will tell you those fascinating facts that are not in the guidebooks and will lead you to some of the most famous sights in the world.Their fluent English-speaking guides offer tours of the highest quality which are not only informative but entertaining as well. Visit the Vatica, the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon and much more with Tours of Roma.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Just returned from a 5 night stay in Rome and we (2 couples) had the good fortune to experience 2 private tours with the Private Tour of Rome tour company. Our first tour was with Cristiana for the tour of the Roman Forum/Emperor's Palace area. Cristiana was amazing and we had so much fun learning all about the history of the area with her. She has her Phd in archeology and had actually worked here digging out some of the ruins at the Forum. She taught us so much and could answer any questions we had. Our next tour was at the Vatican with Barbara and she was amazing also. She has her Phd in 16th century Roman art and we learned so much from her and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Ask yourself this - do you want to be 1 in amongst a group of 20 or 30 and just follow a flag around for 3 hours or do you really want to participate in the learning process? Price it out and I'm telling you it is worth every penny to get this tour company!!

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were fortunate to have Valentina as our guide through Ancient Rome and the Vatican. She provided great historical facts and made the entire day entertaining and relaxing. A long day of walking and taking in all of these sights could be overwhelming, but we thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to come back.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

First off, you are doing yourself a disservice if you travel all the way to Italy and don't spend the extra money for a professional guide for the important sites like the Vatican. These guys are the best for a reason and not that expensive considering what you get. Our guide Bruno was awesome and met us promptly at the meeting point. After a few questions to learn more about our background, we were off. Bruno was extremely knowledgeable about every detail throughout the tour and did a great job of mixing in things that are probably missed in the guidebooks. He also realized very quickly that our group was a bit competitive when it comes to answering historical questions so he made it fun by making the tour an interactive game. "For 2 points, who can answer this question?" We had a blast.

Bruno spent at least another hour with us than he had to and at the end, he directed us to one of his favorite pizza spots near St. Peter's Square.

Special tip: He also knew were all the hidden bathrooms were which came in handy along the way.

We tipped him about 15% on the total tour rate which he appreciated and we were happy to do it.

Do yourselves a favor and go with Private Tours of Rome.

3  Thank ScottsdaleAZ
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

This tour was definitely worth the price and more! Valentina was our tour guide and she was the best! Very educated, she provided so much history and was able to answer everything!

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had the good fortune to have Cristiana as our guide on a private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum on 14th April 2013. Cristiana gave us a brief introduction, showing us pictures on her iPad, prior to entering the Colosseum. She is an archeologist and gave us a very clear explanation of all the sites we visited.

It was very clear that Cristiana has a passion for this work. The Colosseum was extraordinary, and listening to Cristiana we felt the years roll back, and could visualise the activities that took place there, as spectators ourselves

Cristiana worked as an Archeologist in the Roman Forum for about 15 years and based her PhD thesis on her work there so she was able to give us a very special feel for this wonderful place.

This is the best tour we have ever taken, incredibly informative and good fun and we would highly recommend Cristiana as a guide. We would happily give her six stars, but that option is not available!
Thanks for a wonderful experience.

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