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What a Life Tours

3,589 reviews
About What a Life Tours
In 2006 we began as a group of young and energetic Rome enthusiasts hoping to find a way to share our passion for this wonderful city with people from all over the world. We created a team made up of insider experts, savvy local guides and specialists in food, art and culture, developing what we believe is the most personal and authentic approach to tourism on the market. We’re all about enhancing the experience for you, the customer, because we used to be just like you – foreigners in this beautiful city, with high expectations on how we wanted to experience it. We genuinely want you to gain unforgettable, stress-free, local insight on your visit. So forget what you know about the typical commercial ‘tour guide’ with a raised umbrella and a rehearsed speech – let us show you the real heart of Italy and ensure you fall in love with this country, just as we have! - The What a Life Tours team
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Reviewed yesterday

We just returned from our first trip to Rome Italy. We were fortunate to be treated to a private tour of the Vatican as a retirement gift from colleagues. This was one of the main highlights of our visit to Italy. Mario was our tour...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Adventure600009
Reviewed 5 days ago

having this personalized tour brought the museum to life for my three boys, ages 14, 12 and 6. Without the tour, I'm sure they would have gotten bored quickly, but our tour guide, Elaine, kept them riveted for 3.5 hours, which is no small feat.More

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Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank hroitb
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Elaine has succeeded again! She impresses us daily and you are right, no easy feat to keep the little ones entertained but Elaine is so much fun to be around, she knows so well how to keep both adults and kids captivated. We are thrilled...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked 2 tours: underground Colosseum and top tier Colosseum. Both were fairly expensive. The tours were well organized, punctual and it was easy to find the guides. What we got for the money was disappointing. The underground tour was a bust. There wasn't much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the way to go see that Vatican. Carilotta was our guide for the tour, she was fantastic. Once we checked in for the tour we were greeted pastries and Italian coffee while we are preparing for the EARLY morning tour, which is the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Randy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend the morning enjoying and learning abt the Sistine Chapel from Elaine Adams, a wonderful English speaking guide. I had wanted this experience for years and it far exceeded my expectations. Elaine is very knowledgeable, not too serious and got us thru security and...More

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whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Elaine has a wonderful way of leading her guests around Rome, while giving you a full and comprehensive history lesson, she adds in plenty of merriment and juicy gossip. We firmly believe that our guests should experience not just the serious side of art and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the early tour as we had heard the Vatican can get busy. I would definitely recommend this tour, our guide Ana was excellent and knowledgeable and is very passionate about the subjects she is presenting. It's amazing place and around every corner there...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Navigator27815171158
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your 5-star review of your time spent with Ana inside the Vatican Museums. There is, as you state, art and sculptures at every angle and having an expert guide who has spent many seasons exploring the museums, is absolutely essential....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the dual tour and we could not be more pleased - both guides were above and beyond our expectations. When we arrived, we were greeted and promptly fed breakfast & coffee. Everyone was highly organized and very pleasant. We first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank _rvan8
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We could not have been happier when we saw your stunning review of the 2 in 1 Vatican and Colosseum Combo tour you booked with us! This is a relatively new itinerary we have started offering and it has become a real hit, the ideal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to take the tour with Martina and if I could provide a 6 star review I would. When I booked this there was suppose to be three of us in the group, but one of our friends couldn't travel last minute,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank AlArias01
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we too would give the marvellous Martina 6 stars - and some! She is an astonishingly gifted and personable guide and if we could have her with us 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we would be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect tour of the Vatican and ancient city. Reliable and perfectly located for the Vatican meeting spot. Well organized and would use again.More

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Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank BethJ6
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a 5-star review of your Early Vatican tour! Delighted you found our offices easy to find and hope you enjoyed our light breakfast before our expert guide lead you off to the entrance to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a lot of group tours while on our family trip to Italy. This one was the absolute best, mostly because Guiliano was the absolute best - warm, funny, informative, and completely focused on helping everyone in our group understand and enjoy the many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Maggie M
whatalifetours, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, what a smashing review and yes, we always recommend guests back a healthy dose of good humour and patience especially when touring during busy holiday periods but you hit jackpot getting Giuliano as your guide. While it is near impossible to avoid them fully,...More

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cmsheerin
16 July 2018|
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Response from whatalifetours | Property representative |
Dear cmsheerin, We do offer Vatican Tours all year around, please visit our website for more details and availability. Kind Regards, Maria
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Melanie C
9 June 2018|
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Response from whatalifetours | Property representative |
That's great, thank you Lorraine and Henk for helping out Melanie! I was just going to write you the title of the book, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Colosseum Underground Tour with Carlotta, have a great... More
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