Subject: Guido was a top notch tour guide with his excellent English.
Guido was a top notch tour guide with his excellent English and clear speaking in a very understandable way. With his history and archeology background he had all the answers. Old Rome came to life as he led us through Roman history. Getting in early and into the additional levels was excellent. His experience in the United States was very helpful since I am from the U.S.
John and Kay
The in-depth tour of the "Vatican Museums and St. Peter's" with John was excellent.
Regrettably I had misread the tour's start time and was a little startled to receive a polite phone call from Through Eternity Tours checking to see if we were running a little late. As it happened my wife and I had arrived quite early and were only just around the corner from the meeting point browsing in the local shops. We hurriedly got to the meeting point and were only about 2 minutes late but we felt bad about the mix up nonetheless. John was very agreeable upon our arrival. He graciously accepted our profuse apologies and asked us to think nothing more of it.
The walk and entry into the Vatican showed the need for and value in "avoiding the lines". Stunningly long queues and waiting times, all of which we happily avoided.
John was very careful to make sure our group was kept together and organised in the sea of people that were all attempting to storm the Vatican simultaneously. John was most caring and professional in attending to the group's varied "comfort needs".
The tour itself was great in spite of the size of the crowds and the poor attitude of some. John was very focussed on giving the group the best tour despite the trying conditions. I suppose this was just a regular day at the office for John but his demeanour, focus and professionalism impressed me greatly.
John's knowledge, insights and observations of the venues, artefacts, artworks and sights were detailed, extensive and most engaging. With so much to see it would have been so easy to miss so much were it not for John's expert eye and willingness to impart knowledge.
The Vatican and St Peter's are impressive, that's a given. These places are a "must see" for any visitor to Rome, but I think John's delivery of this tour made the experience much more pleasant, informative, educational and inspiring.
There were a few delays in the Vatican due to the large crowds which were obviously beyond John's control but John, unprompted, unilaterally decided to extended the tour to ensure everything was covered. Outstanding!
I would not hesitate to recommend this tour and John as a guide to anybody wanting to visit these "must see" Roman icons.
Thanks again for a great day.
-- Mike A
Subject: Nutshell ... Brilliant guide, brilliant tour, highly recommended.
My wife and I very much enjoyed our tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum with Michael.
Michael's energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and delivery were outstanding. His interactive approach with the tour participants really made us feel "connected" to the sights. Fantastic content delivery ... loved it.
If I only could retain 20% of the vast amount of information Michael imparted then I'm sure I'd be considered "an expert" by my friends and family.
It was quite a warm day for the time of year and Michael was very attentive to the varied "comfort needs" of the group including frequent, welcomed, water stops.
Michael's "getting on and about in Rome" tips were most helpful too.
Nutshell ... Brilliant guide, brilliant tour, highly recommended.
-- Mike A
Subject: My wife and I very much enjoyed our tour of "Rome at Twilight" with Thomas.
My wife and I very much enjoyed our tour of "Rome at Twilight" with Thomas, it was a great introduction to Rome on our first day in town.
Thomas was friendly, engaging, knowledgeable, interesting and thought provoking. He was willing to answer questions and expand his commentary when more detail was requested/necessary.
Thomas' delivery of the details, intricacies and motivations of the architecture, politics and social mores behind the sights was fabulous.
The time just flew by which, to me, is an indication of how enjoyable the tour and Thomas' presentation of it was.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour and Thomas for any newcomers to Rome.
-- Mike A
Subject: One could tell Arianna loves art and her job.
The Borghese Gallery (along with the Vatican) was a highlight of our trip. There is so much packed into it is hard to see and appreciate it all. Arianna did a great job pointing out the major pieces and explaining what makes them so special. We really liked how she had us view the statues in circular fashion to see how the artist would show different facets of a single event (almost like a video rather than just a picture). One could tell Arianna loves art and her job. She was a great tour guide.
Glen E. Martin
Subject: This was our first tour with Through Eternity and we were very very pleased.
This was our first tour with Through Eternity and we were very very pleased. Caterina pointed out all the best works and patiently explained the background and merits of each. There is so much to see, it was impossible to see it all but having Caterina guide us was so very helpful. She also looked out for my wife who has trouble walking long distances by giving her and the rest of us frequent opportunities to stop and rest. We will definitely use Through Eternity again when back in Rome.
Glen E. Martin
Subject: I enjoyed the tour very much and doubt anyone could have done a better job.
My wife was unable to join us so I had a private tour around Rome. Inger pointed out much more to me than just what had to do with Angels and Demons and helped me to see and understand more of the work Bernini and others did in Rome. I enjoyed the tour very much and doubt anyone could have done a better job. Thank Inger for me. She was great!
Glen E. Martin
Subject: We absolutely loved our tour with Cinzia.
We absolutely loved our tour with Cinzia. She was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and organized the tour perfectly. It was just the right of information at the right times. I felt like I was able to appreciate the Vatican in a way that I would never have otherwise been able to do otherwise.
I would certainly use this tour company again based on our wonderful tour with Cinzia, if we have the chance to return to Italy. I had heard about the company through friends who had recommended it, and will certainly recommend it to my friends as well.
Subject: All of our group thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and John was fantastic!
All of our group thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and John was fantastic!
He was very kind and knowledgable, helped us get the most out of our few hours, and accomodated the requirements of the babies on our tour.
Everyone was very very happy with the level of service and our early entrance which let us see the Sistine Chapel nearly empty.
Thanks for everything!
Subject: Maurizio brought Nero's Rome back to life for us!
This was our favorite tour! Maurizio brought Nero's Rome back to life for us with his archeolgical knowledge, animated style, and great sense of humor. The walk from Palatine Hill through the Forum immersed us in ancient Rome; standing at the edge of the arena we could imagine the games coming to life; and the underground tour was very sobering.
Thank you Maurizio!
Subject: Excellent tour...
Excellent tour, Guide was great!
Subject: Caterina was excellent..
Caterina was excellent. Great tour. This was our second tour with you, our first having been two years ago.
Bobby L. Freeman
Subject: Thanks for a great experience.
I liked our guide, she was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend your tour to others. Thanks for a great experience.
Subject: Katia exceeded our expectations.
Buon Giorno ~
The tour was wonderful.
As our Tour Guide, Katia exceeded our expectations. She was kind, professional in her demeanor and very knowledgable.
Thank you Through Eternity and thank you Katia - you helped make our visit to The Vatican a truly memorable one!
Subject: The tour was very good.
The tour was very good Thomas is very informed, knows a lot about Rome.