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City Wonders

#4 of 749 Tours in Rome
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Address: Piazza Barberini, 00100 Rome, Italy (Formerly Dark Rome Tours)
Phone Number:
+39 06 8336 0561
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in...

City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in Rome, the Vatican, Venice, Florence and Milan. We specialize in small, single language tours with Skip the Line Access at all major monuments and museums - making sure that you get the very best from every second of your vacation. As an Official Vatican Museums Partner, City Wonders offers No Wait Access at the Vatican Museums along with a number of exclusive and special-access tours. We also have special access to the Colosseum underground, third tier level and arena floor. As well as original walking tours, we offer a number of innovative day trips from Rome to Tuscany, Pompeii and Florence. In operation for over 10 years now, our focus on the little details, our excellent Customer Care team and our careful guide selection have made us one of the most popular tour operators in Rome - and we're still growing!

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Toured the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's with our guide,Silvia. She was an excellent guide and her knowledge was amazing. She was very caring about the welfare of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Toured the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's with our guide,Silvia. She was an excellent guide and her knowledge was amazing. She was very caring about the welfare of the group throughout. Highly recommend as there is so much to see that it would be difficult to cover everything yourself and Silvia was able to bring it all to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic tour, we had Massimo as our guide and he was just brilliant. Extremely informative but also great fun. Highly recommend.

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Brea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great personality. Enjoyed all her knowledgeable insights. Even told us where to catch the metro and recommendations for eating destinations.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very well organised tour. Damiano our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, he answered all our questions, we loved the cistine chapel. Thank you for a great tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent tour. Loads of historical information. Guides were both excellent and extremely knowledgeable. An expensive tour but worth it in our opinion

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This company has it right! They were very organized in some very hectic places. We booked 2 tours with them and both our tour guides, Sarah N. (Vatican tour) and Miclah (Colosseum tour) were very knowledgeable, friendly and thorough! Our groups consisted of about 20 were just fine since you are given head sets with ear buds so you do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the three hour Vatican City tour. The tour guide, Tiffany, was excellent! She was exceptionally knowledgable about the art and the rich history of the Vatican. Very friendly and sociable! Also went on the "Secrets and Mysteries of Rome by Night" tour with Marco (also goes by "Blitch"). Marco's personality, and the manner in which he presents the... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an amazing tour of the Vatican and the Sistine chapel with Gio on 15/2/17 high recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful day trip. I took it with my grand daughter (11 yrs) and she loved it. Especially the Pompeii part. After that we climbed the last third up onto Mt. Vesuvius. All the other stops we took were just great, including the pizza lunch. Our tour guides were Roberto and Amanda. We could not have any better... More 

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Highly recommend this tour. it was well priced and good value. The guide was really knowledgable about any question we had and was easy to follow. She took us to all the major sites within the vatican and gave us lots of extra information that made it really interesting and worthwhile. Much better than doing the vatican on your own.

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