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“14 Wonderful Days in Italy”
Review of Kritios Tours

Kritios Tours
Ranked #426 of 857 Tours in Rome
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Owner description: Rome is visited by more than 4 million people per year, which means mother tongue English speaking tour guides are getting harder to find. Brandi G is filling part of this void and satisfying clients one tour at a time with her distinct knowledge of Art history and history and her great sense of humor will please everyone. Brandi, and her team of professionals, has recently taken over her clients from Kritios Tours and all recommendations there after based in Rome, Italy. Pre-booking is recommended but not necessary. Make sure you book the right tour guide for your trip! Don't get stuck with a guide you don't understand or a guide that doesn't know the lay of the land. Call or email Brandi today!
Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I made our first trip to Italy in July 2013. We are both busy professionals with no time to plan a vacation but were in desparate need of a get away. Brandi Gribbins of Kritios Tours made our dream a reality. We simply booked the flight from SF to Rome, emailed her our preferences and she took care of the rest. We spent 5 days in Rome where she was our personal tour guide (Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica, Highlights of Rome, Ancient Rome). Brandi was an Art History major in college and was extremely knowledgable about the history and art of Italy which made our visit so enjoyable and interesting. She booked us a private apartment with a chef for the evening and made sure that our every comfort and detail was attended to. She chased up our lost luggage with the airline and even gave us a cell phone so we could stay in touch if needed when we were not on tour with her. Brandi personalized our tour by taking us to Tivoli (an impromtu extra!) with her husband (super sweet guy) on their day off. She is an amatuer photographer and gladly took photos of us so we didn't have to impose on strangers. The next leg of our journey was to Florence where Brandi arranged a Renaissance Walking Tour with our guide, Marina. We were to meet Marina at 9 AM and wouldn't you know it, Brandi called on the cell phone at 9 AM to make sure we had connected with Marina. Marina was fabulous and made the history of the city come alive for us. Our next stop was Pisa and then on to the island of Sardinia. Brandi knocked it out of the park with reservations at the wonderful Villa del Golfo & Spa. We spent a relaxing 5 days soaking up the sun and enjoying the aqua blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The food on Sardinia was like none other that we had experienced in Italy (local meats, cheeses, wine, olive oil and fish). At the end of our trip, Brandi met us at the airport in Rome, brought us the large bag of souvenirs that she stored for us so we didn't have to carry them during the last legs of our trip and she made sure we were tucked in at the airport Hilton prior to our trip home. I highly and without reservation recommend Brandi and the services of Kritios Tours.

Thank Donna K
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We used Brandi for three days of tours in Rome in early June. She was knowledgeable, flexible and most importantly fun! She knows all of the best times to see the sites and we did not have to wait in any lines which was much appreciated. She also provided excellent restaurant and shopping recommendations. We left Rome feeling as if we had really experienced Rome. I would recommend Brandi as a tour guide to anyone.

Thank JENNIFERandJOHN_13
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Did a Vatican tour with Jon. It was 3 hours and we covered a lot in that time. It was a really good small group tour (just the three of us) and we learnt a lot with Jon's excellent stories and observations. It was my second time in the Vatican and there is so much to see. I would highly recommend this tour group for the Vatican.

Thank Happyfatprick
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

This was our second tour with Brandi. We met her in October when she showed us (myself, husband and 15 year old daughter) around the Forum and Colosseum ( Flavian Amphitheatre) and the Palatine Hill. We have just returned from a flying visit to Rome with several relatives(12 of all ages!) keen to see the sights. We contacted Brandi on the Saturday and she was with us all of Sunday morning doing the same tour as we loved it so much first time round and knew the family would too. We weren't disappointed. Everyone thought it was great. Brandi knows her history and she makes it really interesting. Definitely recommend you contact her and arrange a tour!

Thank carol c
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

We did a private tour with Brandi of the Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palantine Hill and it was great! We called her in the morning and she got back to us immediately, we ended up doing the tour that afternoon. We didn't have any lines and seemed to find quiet areas to hear about the history. Her knowledge base on the subject is excellent which made her tour very entertaining. She is energetic and personable! We learned a lot about ancient Rome and really enjoyed it!

Thank dmacintyre187791
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