About Us: 20 Years of Inspiring Travel
Through Eternity tours was born from one overriding conviction: there is no more life-affirming experience in the world than travel. But we also know that making the most of the opportunities travel can offer isn’t always easy. After taking one disappointing tour too many, Connecticut native and Rome adoptee Rob Allyn was convinced that there was room for improvement, and resolved to make it his mission to offer visitors to Italy a richer, more satisfying experience than anything else out there. And so one fateful day in 1999, Through Eternity came into being.
20 years later, and we’re still going strong! Drawing on the experience of the past two decades, Through Eternity has become a world leader in culturally engaged travel to Italy, and we’re proud that our tours have been recommended by Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer and Forbes Magazine amongst others. Boasting a crack team of professional guides and global travel experts, our philosophy combines in-depth local knowledge with friendly English speaking customer support to create uniquely engaging and user-friendly cultural experiences. Travel, you might say, is in our blood.
Why Choose Through Eternity?
As the years have gone by our offerings have increased. From in-depth tours of the Vatican Museums to insider visits to the Colosseum's underground, from specialist itineraries revealing the hidden wonders of underground Rome to the extraordinary world of Caravaggio, we truly believe that there’s something for everyone in our carefully crafted tours. Our collaborations with first-rate expert guides in Florence have meant that our tours there have grown from strength to strength too, whilst 2019 also marked our expansion to the wonderful world of Venice.
But whilst a lot has changed as we've grown over the past 20 years, some things have remained the same. Never forgetting what inspired us to get into the travel field in the first place, we still value local expertise and sustainable travel: in stark contrast to the excesses of mass tourism, we’ve stayed true to our values and always keep our group sizes extremely small. Our tours began as simple excursions offered for curious friends, and that sense of intimacy is something we wouldn’t trade for the world – when you choose to travel with Through Eternity, you’re amongst friends.
Why We're Called Through Eternity
In Rome, time moves to its own unique rhythm. A dizzying cascade of histories surround you as you walk down its streets and across its squares, memories and stories of the many people and pasts that have shaped the city over the last two thousand years. History here isn’t some static thing, the dull facts and figures told in books or recounted in chronicles. No, this is history as it lives and breathes, echoing down the centuries. For us, exploring Rome’s amazing urban palimpsest is like embarking on a never-ending voyage of discovery – a journey, in short, through eternity. And so it was 20 years ago that our company was born, with the mission to being that journey vividly to life. We hope you’ll join us to write the next chapter!