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“An incredible positive experience”
Review of Roman Candle Tours

Roman Candle Tours
Ranked #136 of 859 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Roman Candle Tours offer excellent and affordable guided tours around Rome and the Vatican City as well as Florence, Venice, Pompeii and other must see cites. All of our lively and enthusiastic staff have lived in Italy for several years and are well equipped with the knowledge and experience to reveal this fascinating nation. We are dedicated to sharing information with our guests about the rich history, mythology, legends and scandals that Italy has seen; and the amazing stories these cobbled streets and crumbled temples have to tell.
Reviewed 1 April 2014

I recently requested assistance from Roman Candle Tours during a quick trip to Rome. We had two days in the city and I asked for assistance to get the most out of our time there. Matthew was quick to respond offering options and calling me to personally understand the number of people in my party, when we actually arrived and how long we had to spend. There were four of us in total and Matthew made some excellent suggestions.

As the date approached, the weather was a bit unpredictable, so we contacted Matthew again who made suggestions to ensure we had a pleasant two days rather than one for our tour of the Vatican, the Colliseum and the other wonderful sights of Rome. Our tour guide was Shane who we loved the moment we met him.

Shane provided us with an unbelievably great two days of touring Rome. Shane was so knowledgeable, personable, and thorough in his explanation of the magnificent ruins of the city. We were so impressed with his understanding of ancient history. We were in awe. He is a wonderful person and again we enjoyed every minute of time we were with him. We left with such a great appreciation of Roman history. There is no way we would have understood the importance of each piece of art , structure, and historical time periods without the thorough explanation provided by Shane.

Thank you for a wonderful experience in Rome. It could not have been better.

Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We have taken Roman Candle Tours of the Vatican Museums and Ancient Rome several times over the years, initially by ourselves and then again with family and friends with whom we have traveled. Each time we have learned something new. Owner Matt is extremely helpful,
communicates quickly and provides a fine service. Guides Richard and Brian are marvelous and fountains of information! We had Tatiana guide us around the Vatican Museums 10/13 and found her to be lovely, knowledgeable and patient. We would and do highly recommend Roman Candle Tours. (Sure wish there were tours of Milan!)

1  Thank Jeanne M
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Both of our guides, Richard and Filipo brought ancient Rome to life with their knowledge and interesting anecdotes. We had signed up for semi-private tours of both the Vatican and Colosseum, and had a totally private tour as we were there in January--low season for travel and a wonderful time to see the city.
Both guides were right on time, and finding them at the meeting points was not a problem. (though it might have been more difficult were there crowds as they carry a folder for recognition rather then a sign)
Roman Candle is clearly high quality and well-organized, making it a pleasure to deal with.
Highly recommended.

1  Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Rome is wonderful but its made a more richer experience by taking a Roman Candle Tour. Let a 'local' give you the goss on all things ancient and if you need to all things modern Rome. Our guide Richard took us through the Roman Forum and onto the Colosseum. It was interesting but not too over the top and he answered our, all manner of questions, with enthusiasm.

Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Our family of 4, including two teenage boys, are so grateful to Vanessa for being our guide when we were in Rome, we will never forget her. I don't know if Vanessa is still there but when we called the tour company, we'd just had a bad experience with a different company so we were clear with them about what we were looking for. Not only were we looking for someone who could offer us very educational tours, one of our son's is autistic and so there were special needs to consider. They did a great job of matching us with the right guide. We took several trips with Vanessa. The Vatican. The Coliseum and other ruins within Rome. Ostia Antica. Hadrian's Villa... All of them wonderful. Vanessa did a great job of gauging what our level of education was early in our adventures. We homeschool and are history buffs and it wasn't our first trip to Rome so we already had a good foundation to start with. After establishing where to start, she filled our minds with a graduate degree's worth of knowledge of the history of Rome, while bringing to life the things we were looking at. As for the cost... When you consider the cost of college classes, these tours were a bargain. Imagine the expense of a semester of study abroad. Not only were our tours a bargain but our whole family got to enjoy them together. Not only did we enjoy every moment with our wonderful guide but we created memories that will last our family a lifetime. The tours were an unplanned expense for us but they were a once in a lifetime opportunity worth every penny. If you have the opportunity to travel to Rome, I highly recommend budgeting for several of these tours, especially if you are traveling with family or friends. At least try to do one. You will not regret it. Thank you Roman Candle Tours.

Thank RamblingRose42
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