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Rome Illuminated Guided Tours

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Address: viale Trastevere, 00126 Rome, Italy
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Top-rated, engaging tours of the Vatican and beyond. We are a small team of...

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!

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Recently returned from ROME and booked the Vatican and Ancient Ruins tours. Rome Illuminated provided the best experience. They recommended alternative times to what we were... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2010
Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

Recently returned from ROME and booked the Vatican and Ancient Ruins tours. Rome Illuminated provided the best experience. They recommended alternative times to what we were originally planning which avoided long lines and huge crowds. A very helpful tip. The tours are limited to small groups which provides a huge advantange to other tours. The guides are very knowledgeable and... More 

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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2010

We booked the tour on the net , and the response to our queries on the same was very quick. At first i was a bit hesitant to do the illuminated tour in summer, as its still bright at 6 pm, but it turned out to be a Wonderful experience as the tour finished on the Spanish steps just as... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2010

My group of eleven had the great pleasure of touring Ancient Rome with Allison and the Vatican with Aleksandra. We couldn't have asked for more graceful, pleasant, informative guides. Both guides were fun and personable. We came away with a great sense of these sites, and our guides were so engaging and lovely that quite honestly, we wanted to keep... More 

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Usa, Japan
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

If you're going to see the Vatican whilst in Rome I really recommend getting a tour with Rome Illuniated. Had a great tour guide who spoke great English. We skipped the hour or two long lines that the average person not in a tour group has to wait to get in. She took us through out the vatican, stopping at... More 

Thank Bootsydan
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2010

After reading some of the reviews we booked the tour of the Vatican Museum with Alexandra, and the Ancient Rome tour with Evan. Both tour guides are knowledgeable, patient, considerate and personable. They gave us a very good overview of the highlights listed in the tour descriptions, and suggested other things to see on our own time after the tour... More 

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bradford, uk
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2010

we found this tour from a recommondation on tripadvisor and we weren't really sure what to expect, the tour guide we got was evan, and everything was perfect from the word go. we left a message on the site to say we would like a tour the next day and straight away we got a text to confirm time and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2010

This was our first visit to Rome and Evan and Aleksandra made it come alive for my wife and me. Evan has a scholars knowledge of Roman antiquities and a connoisseurs knowledge of the restaurants and, perhaps most importantly, the gelato emporiums. Our first evening, he took us on a “Roman Holiday” movie tour beginning at the Spanish Steps winding... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2010

This is the second time I have used Rome Illuminated. They created a tour for me that hit all the right spots. Very knowledgeable guides. All in all a very memorable experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2010

Evan at Rome Illuminating was really great! We spent a lot of money getting to Rome and we really felt that the extra money we paid for 2 days of Evan's time was smart money and well spent. It is exhausting to site-see in Rome, so it is very important to have someone lead you to the best things to... More 

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Patterson, New York
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Reviewed 22 April 2010

We had 2 separate private tours, one of Ancient Rome and one of the Vatican. Both were exceptional, the guides were both knowledgable, and were great with our children, ages 10 and 11. We really had a great trip in Rome as the guides enabled our kids to enjoy it as much as we did. I would recommend this any... More 

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