Subject: Guido Gave An Amazing Vatican Tour
Our family of four, including a 22 and a 24 year old, had an outstanding tour with Guido in late December. We chose the semi-private 5 1/2 hour Vatican tour with the early entrance to the Sistine Chapel. Luckily, it turned out it was just the 4 of us. Each of us agreed it was fabulous, and so worth the 7:30am start for the Sistine Chapel without the crowds. Although we had all visited before, it all felt new and fascinating. Guido was amazing with his extensive knowledge and clear narrative, taking time to answer questions and keeping us learning and interested through our entire tour.
We definitely recommend Through Eternity Tours and Guido, and look forward to signing up for more walking tours when we return to Rome.
Cindy, December 29th tour
Subject: Time flies when you are enjoying yourself with Thomas!
My husband and myself did a private tour of the Forum Romanum and Colosseum together with Thomas on Sunday 6 January. We are very happy with the experience in every way:
- We were picked up at the hotel spot on time and did a few interesting stops during our walk through the city center to the Forum
- Our guide was very knowledgeable and could answer our questions both related to historical facts and more recent Italian history. He also had quite a few interesting anecdotes to share. In short, we enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot
- "Time flies when you are enjoying yourself", and that was also the case on that Sunday. We thus ended up exceeding our agreed time frame, without us noticing or Thomas complaining about it
In short, next ime in Rome (and I hope that will be sooner rather than later), we will definitely contact you again.
Subject: Best Tour Ever with John Tinto at the Ancient City!
John, our guide was superb. He was extremely knowledgable, spoke well, had very interesting and detailed content. My husband and I really enjoyed the tour and it was one of the best we've been on.
Thank you for the wonderful experience,
Subject: New Year in Rome: Perfect, thanks to Katia and Ivana!
My family and I spent a week in Rome over the New Year's holiday. We had a marvelous time on our first trip to the Eternal City and filled a yearning to see some of the wonders of the world. I depended upon a recommendation from Ms. Patricia Ralko, who insisted that our trip would be enhanced immeasurably by booking a tour of the sites we absolutely wanted to see with Eternity Tours. We were not disappointed. Katia Di Lodovico spent the day with us on December 29th and with a few other tourists showing us through the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Our visit to the Basilica was thwarted by preparations for the Holy Day Mass preparations, but I must say, none of us felt we really missed much because of the professional presentations with Katia. She was very knowledgeable, organized, full of insightful anecdotes about the various periods and the art. We were very impressed not only of what we were seeing but with Ms. Di Lodovico's able descriptions. We would have missed an immense amount of detail without her and we appreciated her guidance.
Ivana Grimaldi spent New Year's Eve day with us and other tourists showing us through the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and helping us "see" the glory that was once there. We found her stories and lively narrative insightful and knowledgable and her demeanor delightful.
I would not hesitate recommending Katia, Ivana and Eternity Tours to anyone and would not think of going to Rome or any of the sites in Italy without checking with them for a tour.
Subject: Leonardo at the Vatican Was Fantastic!
It is a pleasure for me to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Vatican City with Through Eternity Tours. Leonardo was a fantastic tour guide. I cannot express enough at how impressed I was at his depth of knowledge. He was also warm and friendly in his demeanor. I felt like I made the most of my time in Vatican City, thanks to Leonardo and Through Eternity. I would definitely recommend the Vatican City tour to anyone who wishes to make the most out of their day at Vatican City.
Subject: Laura is an Excellent Vatican Guide!
Laura was an excellent guide – knowledgeable, friendly, efficient. She held the attention of adults as well as our two teenage daughters. We were very pleased with our tour and would recommend her to others.
St. Paul, Minnesota USA
Subject: Alessia and Luca at the Ancient City and Vatican: Terrific Experience!
Thanks for your request. We very much enjoyed our tour with Luca at the ancient city. He spoke excellent English. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge about the Forum and Colosseum and had numerous visual aids to support his teachings.
We were also extremely impressed with Alessia at the Vatican Museums and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Her English was also excellent and she delivered an enormous amount of knowledge during the tour. She was very passionate about her subject!
The tours were a terrific experience and we would definitely recommend Alessia and Luca to others.
Subject: Vatican with Cinzia: Incomparable, Excellent!
Our recent Vatican tour, and specifically our tour guide, Cinzia, was excellent. Cinzia brought the place to life with her deep knowledge of the history and the obvious passion she has for the art and architecture we saw. We had other tours in Rome during our visit, but none compared to our experience with Cinzia. Congratulations on having such a great asset on your team.
Subject: Essence of Rome with Francesca: Incredible!
It's only been 4 days since we got back from our trip to Europe and we miss it already! On top of the Ancient City and the Vatican, I personally fell in love with Rome. Love your city and Francesca made it even more special.
My group, a total of 8, unanimously agree Francesca was our best tour guide among wonderful tour guides (different tours we took in Europe) -- she tops our list. We were able to cover a lot of Rome within 1 day, and Francesca was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and never once did we feel we were being rushed (really important). We did kinda run out of time, I think, hence we had to have lunch at the Vatican City (food there, unfortunately, was our worst -- but we understand it was our best option to keep within time frame, so was not a problem. I think this might be a review for Vatican food --they can certainly do better!). Francesca was willing to walk with us back to our hotel (by Spanish Steps) and we were surprised that she continued to explain things to us. Again, we loved Francesca for her tireless energy and wonderful personality -- qualities that make a terrific guide. She really made our visit to Rome priceless.
I will provide positive feedback in TripAdvisor when I'm caught up with things at home, but wanted to let you know first that we were very satisfied and happy with our day with Francesca.
Thank you for everything, from pre-booking (quick, comprehensive emails) to actual booking (quick confirmations) to on-time, in-depth comprehensive tour.
Subject: From One Recommendation to Another! Leonardo was fabulous at the Vatican!
Leonardo was a wonderful guide and the tour exceeded our expectations. We have not been to Rome for 23 years and were surprised by the crowds in for the New Year holidays throughout the city. It was easy to follow Leonardo (thankfully he had an umbrella) and the headphones are wonderful. We will recommend this tour to our friends who are planning a trip in 2013. Eternity had been recommended to us from friends who did several tours with Eternity in the summer of 2012! Good work spreads good words!
Subject: Engaging and Flexible: Underground Tour
Tom was wonderful, very engaging with lots of insightful detail. He was also flexible and patient. I would recommend him, and the underground tour, to others happily.
Robert von Furth
Subject: Ancient City and Vatican: Great Pace and Guides
We were very happy with our tour with Michael Karris - we were able to see much of the tour with limited people which was well worth the cost and getting up early. Michael was very informative and answered all our questions - we enjoyed the tour. My son and I really also enjoyed the tour with Tom. It was informative and enjoyable. I really appreciated the pace and use of elevator at Colosseum. I would not hesitate to do another tour.
Subject: Essence of Rome with Ulla: Magnificent!
Our tour with Ulla was magnificent. Ulla is very knowledgeable which made our excursion both fascinating and fun. I highly recommend if, like us, you have limited time, that you do a tour with Through Eternity Tours.
Subject: Articulate and enthusiastic
Luca De Angelis was a delight. He was very articulate and enthusiastic. His personal experience at the site gave his information an additional sparkle. He was able to explain the archeological basis for the theories he proposed. The small group format lent itself well to his presentation style.
Thank you for the great time.
Sincerely, Judith Reid
Subject: Excellent Private Vatican Tour with Valeria
Valeria was great and we very much enjoyed our tour. I appreciated that she met us at out apartment and that she quickly tried to figure out what kind of tour we wanted - helpful with two teenagers. It is clear that she loves her city and gave us lots of other info and advice on our way to the tour and after. At the end, I wished that I had set up a similar tour of the Forum/Colosseum.
In addition to Valeria, I was very happy with the level of communication I received from the company upon booking the tour. It was very helpful. When you book something like this on line, it often feels like you have been taken. Good communication from the time of booking really helps to make it feel like everything is legitimate.
Happy New Year.