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Top-rated, engaging tours of the Vatican and beyond. We are a small team of passionate, expert guides and we all have one common goal: to help you make the most of your visit! Wherever you'd like us to take you, you'll avoid the lines and the...more
My husband and I took two tours with Rome Illuminated and both were fantastic.
Our first tour was the 5-hour Ancient Rome tour with Evan. WOW! We started the tour at 1330 on the day of our arrival in Rome. Although we were exhausted, Evan’s...More
My friend took this tour with Evan and highly recommended it, so we knew we should book it. Evan wasn't available, but Massimo gave us a great tour of the Vatican museums, St. Peters and Castle Sant Angelo. We did the Vatican Splendor option for...More
Evan & his team are completely committed to giving their clients a wonderful experience. We had our 10 year old daughter and were worried she may get bored of touring. Not a chance! Evan is a great storyteller & very knowledgeable about the history &...More
I booked my wife and daughter on an 8 hour tour of Rome on July 2nd as part of a cruise ship stop. They still can’t stop talking about the wonderful time they had. Amanda was amazing working with me to arrange the tour and...More
Our family (two parents plus three kids ages 3, 5, and 7) had a spectacular time on the evening tour with Evan. Evan was one of the best tour guides we had on our trip through Europe. He was great with the kids, but also...More
Let me start off by saying that I have traveled to 45 countries as of this review. I have worked with hundreds of tour guides and agencies. In my 25 years of travel, I have never worked with the company whose service was better than...More
We took total 10.5 hours tour with this company over two days..first day our guide was francesca...we did the vatican and dusk tour with her..she was such a darling...her way of presenting the history was outstanding...we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her...next day we did...More
After exhausting online searches for a private tour company in Rome for our expected return visit to Italy, I located Rome Illuminated Guided Tours in January. I received an immediate response from Amanda and just from that initial email response I knew I had found...More
I can't thank Evan enough! We booked a walking tour at dusk for the day we arrived in Rome. It was an excellent introduction to Rome! Evan is so personable and gave us some great tips. The tour brought us to many places and helped...More
My wife and I scheduled two tours with Rome Illuminated during our recent stay in Rome. First we did an Imperial Rome tour with Lucia that rooms us to the Forum and Colosseum. Lucia was very knowledgeable and was fun to be with as well;...More
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.