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“2 Thumbs Up for Rome-in-Limo - Rome Tour!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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RomeInLimo Tours & Excursions
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Owner description: We specialize in tailor made personalized tours in Rome, and throughout Italy. We employ only professionals, which allows us to provide the utmost quality of experience for our clientele. Our company mandate centres on the satisfaction of our clients, as we aspire to only the highest standards of service. We believe that the best advertising is a happy client; one who will recommend us to their family and friends, and use our services again in the future. Our services: Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours, City Tours, Food Tours, Walking Tours, Shore Excursions, Wine Tours in Rome and throughout Italy. For your convenience and enjoyment we offer luxury sedans, vans, and mini-buses, accompanied by knowledgeable drivers who are eager to make your experience in Italy memorable. At your request, we provide licensed tour guides with exceptional knowledge of Italian culture, art, and historical sites.
Sacramento, California
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“2 Thumbs Up for Rome-in-Limo - Rome Tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

We were originally going to splurge and do the ship's excursion (Imperial Rome) which was $198 p/p. After doing a ton of research through Cruise Critic, we decided to book a private tour through Rome-in-Limo. I must have read 50 or more reviews about this company and honestly could not find one negative comment. Still, I was a bit skeptical… I emailed the company with a million questions. Jany was very responsive. I was quoted a price of 550 euros for an 8-person vehicle (this was discounted since we booked 2 tours with them). I joined our roll call to try and find other people on our trip who would like to participate in the tour with us. We found that a group of 8 gave us the best deal.

Rome-in-Limo does not take credit cards (their only downfall as far as I'm concerned), so you will need to pay in Euros. We found ATMs while in Barcelona and put the money aside for each tour in separate envelopes

Our driver was Mauro and spoke Italian English. At times it was a little difficult to understand him, so you really had to concentrate. He was full of Roman history on our drive into Rome (or as the Italian’s call it ‘Roma’). As we drove, Mauro explained everything we were seeing. It was almost information overload but there is so much history to see, and we had a short amount of time! I was astonished that he was able to talk as much as he did and drive as well as he did!

Our tickets for the Vatican were for 9:30 am, so that was our first stop. It was at this time that I realized the major benefits of touring with Rome-in-Limo. Not only did we have our own private driver to get us to and from everything but our driver also has VIP access for everything! We had booked a private tour guide to take us through the Vatican, which was 150 euros for our group of 8. I was very hesitant due to the price, but this money was well spent! Our guide was Cecelia and she was amazing and provided a wealth of information! The line at the Vatican was very long for people who had previously purchased a ticket! I can't even imagine how long the line was for people without one. Cecelia escorted us everywhere, answered questions for us, and explained things to us so that they were very interesting (even for those not interested in art!). We were able to see the entire museum, the Sistine chapel and St. Peter's Basilica just as scheduled.

Our next stop after the Vatican was the Coliseum. Jany had given us a link on pre-purchasing tickets, so this saved time. Mauro dropped us off as close as cars could get, and then walked us right to the entrance, bypassing the very long line to get in! He told us where to meet him in 40 minutes, which was plenty of time to walk around. It was EXTREMELY hot and very crowded so we were ready to get back into the van after the 40 minutes.

By the time we stopped for lunch, we were all famished and dehydrated! Another benefit of doing this tour is that they take you to a local restaurant for lunch with real authentic food. Mauro had made a reservation for the 8 of us and told them to serve quickly as we only had 45 minutes (still a lot on the menu to see).

Next we visited the Parthenon, the Trevi Fountain, and slowly drove by the Spanish Steps. Mauro taught us the proper way to throw our coins into the Trevi Fountain so hopefully it will bring us luck and someday we will return. After a very long day, Mauro drove us back to the ship. It was a very quiet drive. I think many of us dozed and took naps.

We were back to the ship in plenty of time (before 6:00 pm) and exhausted. We would definitely use them again!

Visited June 2012
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“Wonderful experience with RIL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is the second time we have used Rome in Limo. From the correspondence with Jany to our wonderful driver Nicola... it was the best !!! Nico (as we called him) was prompt, courteous, knowledgable and more than accomodating to our 2 1/2 day stay in Rome. We booked tours out of the city (to Assisi and Orvieto) and then the typical Vatican tour and sites around the city. He gave us wonderful recommendations for lunch and took us to special areas (less touristy) to take pictures and experience the history. He was very knowledgable about all the history of Italy...I recommend this company highly.... forget the 5 star... it should be 10 !!!!!!!

Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Well balanced tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Excellent tour for our group of three. We discussed the agenda and our guide adjusted the tour based on our interests. Very good balance of riding with his commentary in A/C limo, mixed with our ability to explore the key sites at stops along the way. Knew where to drop us off and pick us up - we spent very little time in lines anywhere. Knowledgeable, patient, courteous, occasionally humorous guide. We learned a ton about Rome and its history and ended the day tired but not totally drained.

Visited June 2012
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“A Must For Your Trip To Rome And The Amalfi Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Rome in Limo made our trip to Rome and the Almalfi Coast so relaxing and enjoyable. Our drivers, Carmine and Francesco, were both professional and knowledgeable. In Rome, we were able to see all the major attractions at our pace and still had time to for an nice lunch. Francesco was very knowledgeable about his city. Before we entered a site he would talk to us about its significance and how the best way to view it was. The Almafi Coast was gorgeous and Carmine is the driver to see this wonderful area with. He took us to a restaurant that sits on a cliff and overlooks Positano. Wonderful food. Herculenium was amazing and very interesting. We had a lot of fun with Carmine and as my children said "Carmine Rocks"!!

Visited June 2012
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“Vatican tour with Sarah”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

When we were looking for a private tour of the Vatican we did our research on Trip Advisor, and I must say they didn't let us down. RomeinLimo provided us with Sarah as our guide. Sarah was fantastic, she was incredibly knowledgeable, knew how to get us around all the crowds, and provided us with an outstanding tour, we couldn't have asked for more. Simply put - 'it was well worth the money and I would recommend them to anyone'. Sarah even went the extra mile for us - when we told her we weren't sure how we were going back to our hotel - she went out of her way and walked us tourists to the bus stopped - showed us how to get a ticket - and put us on the bus that took us directly to our hotel - now how's that for service. Thanks Sarah!

Visited June 2012
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