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Stuart Harvey - Private Day Tours

#112 of 1,729 Tours in Rome
Rome, Italy
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About Stuart Harvey - Private Day Tours
I am a private freelance Tourist Guide of Rome and the Vatican, fully qualified and licensed by the Provincia di Roma. My tours will unlock the mysteries of Ancient Rome and reveal the beauty and symbolism of the renaissance art of Michelangelo and Raphael. Don't follow the herd .... take a personalised tour with me.
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Bonnie S wrote a review 20 Jan
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Fabulous he's smart as a whip and a whole lot of fun. Adds so much value!! I've done both his in person Rome tours and his wonderful and oh so welcome virtual tours
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Anita W wrote a review May 2021
Rome, Italy5 contributions
Treat yourself to a private stroll around (specific parts of) Rome , Zooming with Mr. Harvey into the Galleria Borghese (! beyond all description!), a stretch of the Tiber, the Forum, etc..Well paced, with all the information an hour or so can contain, and delivered with just the amount of details (and light humour) that bounce you past the piece of marble you didn't know you wanted to meet: a column is a column is a column, after all, until it enters Mr Harvey's narrative.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Foureyes51 wrote a review May 2021
Bedford, United Kingdom15 contributions23 helpful votes
I took the Vatican Virtual Tour with Stuart. I’ve done it many times for real as a tour manager, but inevitably sometimes my attention has been diverted because of an emergency in the group or someone who needs my practical help. But I’ve listened to enough of them to know when I’m getting something quality, and this time on screen I did! Firstly because he told me things I hadn’t heard before and secondly because he explained better the things I had!!! Stuart is engaging, informative and from the moment he appears on your screen you know you’re in excellent hands. How do I know this for sure? Because as well as being a tour manager, I am also a fellow Blue Badge tourist guide in London where he also holds the same qualification. The training for that, tough as it is, has become a worldwide benchmark so I’m not surprised that following on gaining his qualification many years back as a tourist guide for Rome - which is just as exacting - he’s right up there with all the other wonderful tourist guides I’ve had in Rome. And I’ve had many over the years as a tour manager visiting a lot of the sites Stuart covers in his Virtual Tours. Naturally I’ve missed the Eternal City where I was lucky enough to live and work for two years as well as visiting with your groups, and am wondering, post Brexit, if my tour managing career will ever get back on track. So to walk virtually through those museums and into the Sistine Chapel once more - and without the exhausting hassle of the crowds on a hot, sweaty day - was just wonderful!!! Especially as I could see close up and in detail things that I only got a glimpse of as I fought the madding crowds - or mother-henned my tour groups!! I pray I’ll be back professionally, and just hope the next time - and for the first time - I will be working in the flesh with Stuart!! Now I’m off to book your Tiber Tour, so see you on screen again, my friend!!!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Frank S wrote a review May 2021
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It is clear that Stuart really appreciates the material, and that only adds to your enjoyment too. I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing his virtual tours while those have been a necessity, and I look forward to seeking him out next time I am able to visit Rome.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Terence D wrote a review May 2021
Eastbourne, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stuart has a great gift for clarity of presentation. He knows how to weave events and stories into a memorable narrative. I have been round the public squares and walked along the river with him and each time I would have been happy for the 90 minutes to have been longer! I have also toured with him in person in both Rome and London. There are many great guides but you cannot get better than Stuart. I am looking forward to the launching of his new tour of Ostia Antica later this year. Whether virtual or real, Stuart is more than value for money!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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