Real Rome Tours is a small team of local guides, licensed and experienced in giving guided tours of Rome in English. Rather than work for tour operators, we formed this company in order to cut out the middleman and work directly with our customers, thereby avoiding the commissions that tour operators add to our tour fees.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Rome holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Real Rome Tours and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Although we are all licensed guides in Rome and the Vatican, we all have our own areas of expertise. We have archaeologists, art historians, and university lecturers among our ranks, and as our reputation has grown we continue to invite similarly-qualified guides to join us.
Our philosophy is simple: We believe that tours should be fun as well as informative, so any guides seeking to join us must have an open and friendly disposition on tours, and be willing to assist our customers with any situation. A passion for Rome is mandatory.
We also believe that our customers are best served in small groups. For this purpose, we strictly limit all of our group tours to only 12 people. This does not mean that we cannot cater for more than 12 people - if you have a private party and wish to stay together for an entire tour we can arrange for this - but for group tours we like to keep the groups small and intimate, so that you can engage with your guide and ask questions.
Our fees are honest and reflect the small sizes of our groups. These are the fees that we would be paid from tour operators, but they add their own commissions on top so you will pay higher rates for the same service if booked through a tour operator. We include ticket prices in our tour fees where tickets are applicable, and we always skip the lines. Headsets are provided for groups of more than 5 people - if you are lucky enough to be in a group of 5 or less you will see that headsets are not required!
Since our inception in 2008, we have received some great reviews on Tripadvisor, and we thank all of our previous customers, both for their repeat business and for recommending us to their family and friends. Our customer base and reputation have been growing steadily over the past few years, and we promise to continue to strive to deliver the perfect Rome experience for all our future guests.
We hope to see you on one of our tours in 2014!
Real Rome Tours reviews
I was arranging a large group tour coming in on a cruise in May and then moved to September. We were all very excited for a land tour in Rome and I was very happy to have found Real Rome Tours and... more »
Fantastic well informed guide, behind the scenes of the Colosseum. A fun morning in a wonderful city. more »
Our guide Ferdinando was not only very professional with excellent knowledge of the museums, but also very engaging and pleasant. The tour ended up being private; we were a group of four friends and even though two of them had limited English skills, he was respectful and patient to allow for some clarification. Furthermore, he managed our group well, considering our different levels of interest in various areas. Ferdinando's expertise and passion were clearly demonstrated: he was wise in prioritizing sections of the museums, as well as maximizing our time providing an excellent introduction and a detalied explanation of the Conclave proceedings as we waited to enter. Obviously, it will take many more hours to see it all, but Ferdinando was crucial in the way we experienced the museums by providing not only facts, but insights which made it come alive. LOOK NO FURTHER: The immensity of the museums is worth a guided visit to make the most out of this experience.
By far the most educational tour of our Europe trip. The gentleman leading the tour was oozing with historical information. The only thing I regret was not being able to retain everything that this guy was saying! We got an in depth tour of the most 'must see' spots of Rome. I wish I could have dragged our tour guide all over Europe to talk about the historical significance of that area. I highly recommend this to all looking to get a real look into Rome's history.
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