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“Best part of our Rome Experience!”

Rome Illuminated Guided Tours
Ranked #176 of 836 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Top-rated, engaging tours of the Vatican and beyond. We are a small team of passionate, expert guides and we all have one common goal: to help you make the most of your visit! Wherever you'd like us to take you, you'll avoid the lines and the crowds, you'll be engaged and inspired, you'll relax, laugh and learn. We know you're here on vacation and our tours are designed with that in mind. Whether you join us for a planned tour or a custom-tailored outing, we will turn your visit into an extraordinary experience!
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had friends recommend Rome Illuminated and we are SO glad we took their advice! We toured the Vatican with Paula (pronounce Powlah) and she was wonderful, explained so much interesting historical information but didn't bore us either. Great personality! Our other tour was for Underground Rome. Before meeting Evan, we had lunch at a wonderful restaurant (La Propoganda) as recommended by Lauren, then explored the Catacombs and other underground sites and learned fascinating history about how the city was built. Evan is charming and the consummate professional, knows Rome inside and out! There were 5 in our group and the private tours we took were perfect! Memories to last a lifetime!

Thank bien4
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Booked 2 private tours. Day 1 was the Complete Vatican tour with Vincenzo. Day 2 was the Colosseum along with several other underground sites of ancient Rome with Evan. Had a private car on the 2nd day.

Absolutely recommended. Had a great time with both guides.

Plusses:
+ Knowledgeable guides that entertain all questions
+ Not afraid to bring you to relatively unknown sites about Rome just to illustrate certain points
+ Great response times and info through email, leading up to the tour
+ Having a car let us see sites that were further apart
+ Tailored to your preferences
+ Great restaurant recommendations

Minuses:
- We had to deliberately lose an umbrella because we exited a different part of the Vatican from where we entered!
- Slightly pricey, but worth it!

2  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

In June my teen daughter and I had a wonderful day in Rome with the help of Rome Illuminated and our fabulous guide Evan. Evan was great at giving us the history and extra information on the sites we wanted to see, making it enjoyable for my teen and me. Lauren the other member of Rome Illuminated’s team spent many weeks emailing and helping plan the day. She had all the arrangements and tickets scheduled to perfection. We had to pack a lot into a day and Rome Illuminated delivered. It was the best way to see Rome for my daughter who had never been and for my 3rd visit as well.

2  Thank 2amcm
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband and I are repeat customers having had a full day tour of Rome with our 2 teen boys back in 2004. This year we booked 2 days with Evan and we as delighted with the tours and his expertise as we were the first time.

We always use Evan for our restaurant recommendations and we always and they go from great restaurants to outstanding restaurants.

Thank Cotraveler2011
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We could not recommend these folks more highly. We arranged our tour with Rome Illuminated on-line, and they were quick to respond by email and kept us informed on all details of our tour so there were no glitches on prices, where and how to meet the tour guide, methods of payment(credit cards no problem), etc.

We had travel issues and had to juggle our tour time and itinerary and they rolled with it beautifully.

Our tour guide, Julia, (with a degree in Italian art and literature!), was informative, entertaining, witty and cute as a bug. She gave us a delightful
4 1/2 hours of sightseeing, and we came away with a tremendous appreciation of Roman history, art and architecture. At the end of our tour Julia recommended a very nice restaurant - so local that no one could rub two words of English together but we got by quite nicely and the food was very good. Rome Illuminated gets an A+ from the Nelsons of Miami!

Thank garyjane89
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