Viktors RekteUnited States
There is a reason why Dino is so highly rated. He is the best. We did his Vatican Tour and I can't imagine that any living being could do a better job. He was not only accommodating and personable, but his knowledge of the Vatican is off the charts. Laura and I thank you again Dino.
Fallon HeddingsUnited States
Dino was great!! He is so knowledgeable and spent great time explaining every piece of the Vatican and every one of our questions as well. He even gave us a great dinner recommendation afterwards!! We booked a second tour with Dino and we can't wait!!
D.r. McCaleUnited States
This was the first of our two days with Dino and he exceeded all of our expectations! The Vatican is simply too huge and overwhelming to make it meaningful if you walk through on your own or read a guidebook. Dino provided context, history and stories that made it feel intimate and special. I simply can't imagine how we would've done it (and feel as happy and satisfied with our visit) without him. Well done and we are looking forward to tomorrow!
Lester DeanUnited States
Dino was fantastic. This was the best of our 7 tours. His knowledge of the Vatican was excellent. He had handouts for the Sistene Chapel and was constantly showing us extra information on his tablet. He even rode in our taxi back to our hotel because it was on a less known road so he could give the driver instructions. A wonderful experience at the Vatican.
Charles RossUnited States
Dino is a great. His knowledge of the artwork of the Vatican Museums is excellent, pointing out history and connections. He brought more visual aids than most guides. We visited on a crowded day. Dino knew the best viewpoints & skillfully guided us around the crowd. Dino customized the tour to our requests. We never felt rushed, even in the Sistine Chapel and when we stopped to pray in St. Peter's. His advance emails were prompt and detailed, with photos of our meeting point. We highly recommend Dino!
Kenneth CerneyUnited States
We spent two days with Dino- Private Vatican and Ancient Rome walking tour. Dino was so incredibly knowledge and passionate when providing a tour. He used hand held maps and IPad, which enhanced our learning experience. We felt like we had made a friend in Rome after our two days with Dino. If you are going to take a tour, Dino is by far the best!
Dino was very professional eg: arrived as arranged on time, dressed appropriately and was very knowledgeable of all that we saw and visited within The Vatican. Fluent in English and was very watchful of where we stepped for our personal safety, and ensured we were not held up within the majority of the crowds going through. A very pleasant experience for our first visit to the Holy City, we learned so much from his wealth of knowledge & would totally recommend Dino to anyone wanting to visit the Vatican.
Mary AgarwalUnited States
Dino, You were recommended to us by family members who had toured with you through the Vatican years ago. We are grateful to them and to you for the excellent tour. Your knowledge, enthusiasm and style made it appear that we were the only ones in a very crowded Vatican (our tour was day 1 after the Vatican had been closed for 2 holiday days). Afterwards, we all agreed we felt that your tour seemed so personable and educational. Thank You. We can't recommend you enough.
Kathleen HelalUnited States
This tour was the absolute highlight of our Rome visit! Dino went out of his way to accommodate our every need. My daughter was overheated the day before and he made sure to keep us in cool spots as we went along. Although it was crowded during the tour, he made it feel like a very private experience as he knew exactly where to place us to get the best views of the top attractions in both the Vatican Museums and in St. Peter's Basilica. He has extensive knowledge of each site. Excellent tour!!!
Edward PhilbinUnited States
We chose Dino because friends from the US had toured with him. I was raised Catholic and have waited all my life to see these sights which are so central to my heritage. Dino was fantastic, so knowledgeable, friendly and polite. It was 95 degrees and crowded the day we visited but Dino made the experience comfortable and personal. He even escorted us to a great restaurant for lunch afterwards. Our only regret is that we had to say goodbye to him. I see why he's the #1 guide on TBL last 2 yrs running.
Kimberly AlpuertoUnited States
Our Deluxe Vatican Tour with Dino was worth every penny. We skipped the line into the Vatican and covered all the key points of interest. Dino managed to find us every open window, fan, and air vent on the 100 degree day to keep us cool, while he pointed out the works of art and provided history, teaching us so much. Dino is a top notch guide and person and we will absolutely use him on our next visit to Rome and recommend him to others.
Judy BeliveauUnited States
Dino has vast knowledge, personal, punctual, knew the tips and tricks to avoid being stopped, took us to a great restaurant after the tour because we asked for a reservation. Amazing guide!!
Mary CaicedoUnited States
This tour with Dino was amazing!! There were 4 of us and he answered many questions before our trip and was an awesome guide. I would completely recommend him and recommend using Tours by Locals. I've visited the Vatican several times before and decided to use this tour option. So glad I did! All four of us were completely over-the-moon about Dino and the tour! Thanks for an incredible trip!!
Sharon OConnellUnited States
There is nothing like having a guide like Dino when you are viewing the Vatican. He is so knowledgeable about the Vatican, and you can tell how passionate he is about the information he is giving you. He sat our group down before the tour began, and explained what we would be seeing. He even brought handouts to guide us through the paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Not only did Dino give basic information, he went above and beyond, giving us more in-depth stories and anecdotes. Highly recommend!!
John ThorntonClearfield, UTAH, United States
I am sure there are lots of good tour guides in Rome, but if you want the "Best", then you want "Dino Margiotta." We had Dino for 2 tours in Rome, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private and Vatican Deluxe Private. He has not only an amazing knowledge of the history of the area (what, where, when and who), but also knows where are all the best photo angles are and will guide you to these spots. We loved our 2 days with Dino learning about Rome, I highly recommend him. He is simply the "BEST !!!"
Patricia LifrakUnited States
Julia RandallUnited States
Vatican Deluxe tour: Dino is an amazing guide: professional, courteous, personable and extraordinarily knowledgeable about the tour subject matter. He provides as much or as little information as you'd like to hear about and asks/answers questions enthusiastically. He's flexible if there are crowds and circles back to popular items of interest so you can see it all. He knows where to be for the best views, scenery, photos, as well as how to efficiently navigate crowds. I highly recommend Dino.
Laura SumnerUnited States
Dino was engaging, enthusiastic, educated, and attentive. Our time with him was equalivent to a semester of history. We gained an appreciarion for the art and the history of the Vatican that we could not have received on a group tour.
Susanna SuhUnited States
See my review of his Ancient Rome tour
Larry FlynnTerenure, DUBLIN, Ireland
Excellent-Dino has amazing knowledge. Really wonderful tour . I highly recommend him. Thanks Dino !
Carl NicholsUnited States
Four hour Vatican tour with Dino was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, entertaining and sensitive to our needs. He knew the best routes to move through the crowds to get the best views. He took the time to prep us the get the most if the visit to Sistine Chapel. Dino has an amazing "radio" voice. USE THIS GUIDE!
We toured the Vatican with Dino this morning. He is an excellent guide who shared many informative facts and fun anecdotes that made the tour very interesting for our party of four. This was money very well spent! Dino always took us to the location in each site where we would get the best experience and photos to keep as great memories.
Roger BeginGranby, QUÉBEC, Canada
The Vatican deluxe private tour was more than interesting with Dino as a guide. His knowledge the history is remarkable. Everything was made to accomodate us, party of six, and show us , even the little details, almost everything that has to be seen at The Vatican. It's money weel spent for that day.
Trevor KayeCambridge, MA, United States
Deep knowledge of papal and art history.
Brittany SimpsonUnited States
Dino was fabulous. This is my third visit to the Vatican and I learned new things on this tour. I would highly recommend booking Dino!
Edward R.United States
We couldn't have chosen a better tour guide than Dino. His knowledge is unsurpassed. He was prompt, pleasant, patient and well prepared. If considering a tour in Rome, book Dino early.
Anita B.United States
Dino was amazing. I requested 2 rooms off the usual track at the museum I really wanted to see and he took us there 1st. He was so much fun and so informative. With the crowds in the museum I knew I couldn't deal with a tour of 25 people .His private tour was just the thing for us a family of 5. ToursByLocals was easy to deal with and has lots of options. Would recommend to everyone
Great communication before the tour, punctual start, highly knowledgeable and gave thoughtful answers to all our questions. We recommend Dino warmly for this tour.
Lilliamely KingArlington, TX, United States
Dino is the Best! Our kids were celebrating their honeymoon in Italy. Dino is such a knowledgeable guide. So much information, engaging and friendly at the same time. This is a Must tour if you want a special, unique experience of The Vatican!!!
Laura MoritzUnited States
Dino was AMAZING- great historian, very kind and attentive and you could tell was truly excited about what he was talking about. We loved having him as our guide for the Vatican.