This has been by far the best tour I have ever made in my life, the reason being Gianluca. He really did set the bar high for other tour guides. He is knowledgeable, kind, courteous, witty and every positive adjective you can think of. The time flied so fast and we left with years and #39; worth of knowledge. If you wanted to see the coliseum and the roman Forms, then you would be out of your mind if you do not go with Gianluca.
Wow, what an amazing day. Our guide Luca was incredible, blending archeological research with historical account. Our tour started on Palatine Hill as the Colloseum lines were mixed resulting in long waits even for those with passes. All the better as we explored Palatine Hill at a leisurely pace with very few other tourists. Upon our return to the Colloseum, Luca's experience with the confusing line system resulted in a very short wait for entrance.
Luca's knowledge was expansive and his courtesy for our comfort knew no bounds. A wonderful introduction to Roman history by a guide who is obviously passionate about his work and was able to continue with impeccable English even after my own English brain began to melt in the July heat. Thank you Luca.
Having a private quide massively enhanced out experience in the ancient city. Our guide Luca explained architectural structures and their social functions amongst the ruins. He made the very hot day manageable and enjoyable.
Luca was extraordinary. Amazing depth of knowledge. His English is excellent. A wonderful guide. The Coliseum part of the tour is awesome. I remember visiting in the early 80's and the Coliseum was in real disrepair. The difference is stunning. Luca pointed out so many cool yet subtle things that would go by unseen if they were not pointed out by a guide.
The Forum part of the tour requires some moderate walking and stair-climbing but is quite doable. A real shame that everyone pillaged this incredible bit of history over the years.
In summary, Luca was great and if you can afford it, this is the only way to see Imperial Rome.
This was a wonderful experience. Our guide, Luca, was so knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and made our tour so very enjoyable. Altogether our tour was so very educational and exceptionally interesting.
We had a simply wonderful tour!!!!!! Highly recommended - a great guide who was knowledgable, witty and brought the forum to life,
We loved our tour with Isobella. She was very informative and friendly. We were a small group of 6 and we found this to be so much better than traipsing around with a much larger group. One of our group was not feeling the best and Isobella made accommodations for this. Highly recommend a small private tour and Isobella.
It's not fair to rate the entire tour as advertised. Near the beginning of the tour it poured like Ive never seen before but our tour guide was amazing. She found a way to keep us engaged and informed. We managed to see the Colosseum in and put of the rain, and a few places near by, then guided to a couple of beautiful churches that Im guessing were not on the tour officially, but we were enjoying the tour and information given but our tour guide, the rain was soon forgotten and the day was saved. Everything we saw was amazing and this is thanks to your tour guide. Thank-you.
This was a very special walking tour for our group of 4 and a real highlight of our trip to Italy. Laura was an outstanding, knowledgeable and passionate guide. We would never have seen all of the highlights of Palantine Hill and the forum without her local knowledge and expertise and it's a tour that we will remember forever. We were also able to skip the huge line at the Colosseum which was a bonus. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who wants a tailored tour with a local expert. Definitely worth it.
Private tours are definitely the way to go -obviously more expensive but worth it!
Our guide, Valerio, was knowledgable and enthusiastic. Excellent tour. He extended the tour to include the Capitoline Hill. Highly recommend.
Personal tour is really worth it. Learned more in this tour than a 3 credit course. Professional, educated guide. Highly recommend.
Kaye D Australia
Our guide was very knowledgable and willing to take us to places we wanted to see more of - having done the segway tour on the previous day. Skipping the long queue at the Colliseum was worth the money alone! Our guide recommended an excellent place for lunch afterwards and we felt she went out of her way to make our morning enjoyable and informative. She kept it all interesting - I would recommend anyone do this as we appeared to enjoy our tour much more than the people in the large groups of 15 or more we saw.
Private tour was amazing. It was just the guide, my husband and I. Vittioro was knowledgeable of the ruins and tour was at a good pace and did not feel rushed. Wonderful experience and would recommend this tour to anyone who prefers a one on one experience.
Jill G USA
This tour was fantastic. Our private guide really engaged my 9 year old son.
Cynthia S USA
Absolutely wonderful tour. So glad we had a guide as he explained what we saw and the history.
Patricia S Canada
Tour was great, tour guide was great. We got more out of the tour than we imagined.
Rita M Canada
We had an outstanding guide with detailed knowledge and great professionalism. The tour was fascinating, despite the intense heat. Thank you for making our trip memorable. It was worth every penny!
Karen G Canada
Our guide was outstanding and we loved the tour. Would highly recommend this tour when you are in Rome.
John Z USA
Private guide was very informative. Not rushed at all, well worth the money!
Anthony L United Kingdom
Brilliant, informative guide; my elderly relations had no problems as it was all done at their speed. Best trip on the holiday.
Richard A USA
Our guide was great! He was very knowledgeable and informative, and seemed to enjoy his job.