Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Claudia M. (Guide #21238)


Amber Bradley

United States
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Claudia was outstanding!!!! Her knowledge of Rome, personality, and humor was a perfect fit! She knew the answer to every question we asked and was fun to interact with! She mixed our tour with local flavors as well as the major sites everyone wants to see. I would absolutely recommend Claudia and will book another tour with her every chance we get!

Ranelle Hampy

United States
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour transportation included for Ranelle Hamphy, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Claudia was an excellent guide for our small group Vatican tour. There were six ladies in my group and we enjoyed the tour and learned so much. Claudia is very knowledgeable about Rome and the Vatican. She spent time with us prior to entering the different buildings to tell us some history and interesting facts about the artwork, etc. Much of what she told/show us we would never had seen on our own. We were so very happy with our choice!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your amazing feedback Ranelle I hope to see you again in Rome Best regards Claudia

Jennifer R.

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

We had such a wonderful day with Claudia. Rome is a whirlwind of endless architectural history built on top of even more endless architectural history. It would have been completely overwhelming to try to see it on our own, but Claudia guided us through it with style. The private car was so convenient, and Claudia was a pleasure to spend time with. We wouldn't hesitate to book with her again. Thank you Claudia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jennifer! It was a pleasure to meeting all of you!

Laura Ebinger

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Claudia was amazing. She greeted us at our apartment promptly at 9:30 and then drove us to Vatican City. On our drive she explained the layout of Rome. Claudia was incredibly knowledgeable. Our group consisted of age range between 8-62 years old and Claudia was able to tailor the information so that everyone in the group understood and was interested. She had a humorous way of explaining the artwork and history and I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in a fun and interesting tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao! Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback!! I am glad you liked your tour! Hope to see you again in Rome! Bests claudia

Carter Glass

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Claudia was an excellent tour guide -- very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the historical sites and artwork, very friendly, and very well-organized. She also had a great suggestion for a lunchtime break at a small restaurant used mainly by local folks. Claudia is very fluent in English, but during the locations with large crowds (such as the Vatican museums), it was somewhat difficult to hear all her information because of noise and her Italian accent. Great overall tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Patty Reddy

United States
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

What an educational experience of Rome?! Thank you to Claudia for a great historical tour of Rome. Claudia was able to pack in the highlights all into 8 hours which is difficult to do. Rome was my dad and my favorite city of our Mediterranean cruise. Marco, our driver, was particularly amazing. He spoke great English, was so kind and knowledgeable of the city and was so accommodating of our needs! We will definitely request Marco as our driver on our next trip to Rome! We shall return!

Robert Ozols

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Fred Roth

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Charming, knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to be with.

Barbara Robinson

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: Skip the line: Colosseum and Roman Forum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 12/18

Claudia is well prepared to guide any area of Rome. She has a book on the forum that shows before and after pictures-- don't miss. She is excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: tHANK YOU VERY MUCH"!

Ann Turk

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

We would have liked to give Claudia a 10 star rating; she is that good. She provided our group, seven people ages 13-72, with the best and most comprehensive tour of Rome possible. She was knowledgeable, professional, and personal. We were so lucky to have her. It is a day we will never forget.

Barbara Robinson

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #297078, The Underground Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Claudia is an expert guide, very knowledgeable and fun as well

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Laurie Labaska

United States
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

We did a full day tour with Claudia and Dino in Rome on 7/4/18. They were both amazing! I cant believe how much we got to see in only one day! they picked us up at the dock in Civitavecchia and we drove in a Mercedes into Rome. We got private guided tours of the Coliseum, Roman Forum ruins, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Rome is an amazing City and Claudia and Dino really gave us the star treatment! Highly recommend!!

Steven Baughman

United States
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Claudia was superb. Knowledgable and patient. One of our party needed a wheelchair and she knew the ins and outs required to make it a smooth visit. Very pleased.

Steven Barger

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

This is an excellent tour. Claudia showed us so much in a short time and was attentive to our needs, stopping to shop and grab an excellent meal away from the touristy spots. We only had 24 hours in Rome and she made the most of it! We really appreciated that there was no waiting in line - it was even better than "skip the line" for the Vatican and the Colosseum!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steven Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback ! I'm glad you had a great time in Rome I hope to see you again for another tour I'm at your disposal Best regards Claudia

Marcelle Matthews

United States
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

16 june 2018 we had the pleasure of a private Vatican tour with our Vatican certified guide, Claudia M. First experience with ToursByLocals. We were delighted by this company generally and with Claudia in particular, from the initial booking to follow-up emails with Claudia. She always responded promptly met us on time at the exact meeting place . She was recognized quickly by Vatican guards moving us easily on a crowded Sat. Very knowledgeable excellent English perfect tour! Highly recommend Claudia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback!!!! Hope to see you again in Rome! all the best Claudia

Michael Debowski

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

We had a wonderful tour with Claudia. She was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Rome and it's history. She was an expert in getting us through the lines at the Coliseum. Would highly recommend her and this tour if you want a full day in Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Michael. I'm glad that you have been a great experience! I hope see you again in Rome. Claudia

Donna Roggio

United States
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion for Donna Roggio, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Very informative Claudia has a true love for her job. Felt very rushed to much for a cruise ship day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna for you positive valuation. I Hope see you soon in Rome Claudia

Chester Zerlin

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Wonderful experience. Claudia was very knowledgeable and did a great job of changing our tour "on the fly" to make the best of a rainy day in Rome. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chester thank you so much for your positive and rewarding message. Hope see you again in Rome! Claudia

James G.

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James for your positive valuation! Claudia

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Charles Copeland

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Claudia was wonderful. She made the tour an interesting and informative experience and was very aware of our personal needs.

Robert Dunkelberger

United States
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Really enjoyed the private tour. Claudia was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide. She was very pleasant and patiently guided us through the tour. So glad we went with your Company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Robert for your positive feedback. I'm glad that you have been a great experience! I hope see you again in Rome. Claudia

Jack McElroy

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your positive valuation! Claudia

Julie Dool

Canada
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

We absolutely loved Claudia as our tour guide. She made us feel so special throughout the day. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Julie Thank you for your wonderful feedback, I also loved you as my tourist. It was a really pleasure to be your guide. Hope to see you soon again here in Rome. All the best Claudia

David Hampshire

United Kingdom
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Claudia is an excellent guide, knowledgeable and with a good ability to communicate. We were a group of 7 with 5 teenagers making a tour of Rome and the Vatican during Easter week with horrendous crowds. She managed the itinerary well, adapting to avoid the worst of the delays but still ensuring we saw the main sights. She took us to an excellent local restaurant for lunch, avoiding the tourists! I am happy to recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David. Thanks for your beautiful feedback. I'm glad you liked the tour. I do my best to give you a wonderful experience in Rome. Hope to see you soon again for a tour. Greetings Claudia

Terence Clarke

Australia
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Tour: #293415, Ostia Antica Walking Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Claudia is an excellent guide. Not only is she passionate and enthusiastic about her subject but she is deeply knowledgable. In a very real sense she made Ostia Antica come alive for us and we totally engaged. We would highly recommend Claudia, this tour and Tours by Locals. Communication was effective and Claudia eased the way for us through her careful attention to detail.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, you comment is very much appreciated!

James Webster

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

PERFETTO!!! We had an absolutely amazing day with Claudia and Roberto. We had a limited amount of days in Rome and wanted to see everything we could. This was definitely the trip to take. We saw all of the major landmarks, even some off the path requests. Claudia is so knowledgeable of the history and details. Nothing was rushed and Roberto was always right there waiting to take us to the next stop. Both were delightful people and we could not have asked for a better day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your very nice comment.

John Michals

United States
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Tour: #292353, Ancient Rome - Walking Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

I thought Claudia was knowledgeable and very detail oriented, moved us around well

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for your positive review. I am glad you had a good experience with me as your guide in Rome. Wish you a wonderful week. Best, Claudia

Jamie Wright

Australia
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 4/17

Claudia is an absolute joy to be with and her knowledge is amazing. We had a really great day touring Rome with her. She is personable, explains things in as much detail as you need and kept us on track all day without feeling rushed. We had a wonderful experience of Rome. Thanks Claudia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jamie Thank you for your positive review. I am really glad to see you enjoyed the tour with me and that you had a wonderful experience in Rome. Hope to hear from you again. Regards, Claudia

Ahmad Alfalasi

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

Very accommodating Very friendly Excellent knowledge by all means Definitely recommended as a tour guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

William Hawkins

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William!!!

Douglas Schiffer

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

Claudia made a day around Rome wonderful...we learned a lot!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thaks a lot Douglas..

Nora Marshall

United States
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

Claudia was awesome! She was funny and kept us so well-informed. We felt safe with her and learned so much. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Gregory Sicari

United States
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Tour: #291554, The best of Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

We did the Best of Rome tour with Claudia and it was excellent. Not only was Claudia a gracious host but her knowledge of the city and the history behind it is amazing. We really enjoyed our time with her, especially the traditional Roman lunch she arranged. She gave us great insight and information behind all the different monuments and places we toured. The 7 1/2 hours seemed like two. We truly enjoyed every minute of it. We are looking forward to our next visit and booking some more time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Greg! It has been a great pleasure to have a tour with you!

Deborah Tapley

United States
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Tour: #297078, The Underground Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Claudia was very informative, entertaining and provided a great tour. We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

David Wolkstein

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

Highly recommend, kept our interest throughout....very knowledgeable

David Wolkstein

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #292353, Ancient Rome - Walking Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

"THE BEST" Lots of information and made tour very interesting ...Recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Mark Paddy

United States
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Tour: #333626, Villa Borghese and Gallery Borghese walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

Claudia was well organized and explained each piece of art, giving it more meaning.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much

Matthew Pohl

United States
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

Our driver, Robert, who Claudia had arranged to pick us up at the port picked us up promptly in a nice BMW 5-series, which was wonderful to drive in during our tour. Robert was not overly talkative, but was always attentive throughout the day. We met Claudia near the Coliseum. We were craving coffee so she quickly took us to a nearby cafe to get some caffeine. The historical details she provided made the trip wonderful, and it was topped off with her taking us to a cafe with amazing pasta.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comments.

Katherine Downing

United States
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion for Katherine Downing, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

We love Claudia! She is an amazing, intelligent, insightful, delightful guide for all that is Rome. She has all of the local "secrets" from special places to visit (that the crowds visiting don't know about) to lunch spots on side streets with the most amazing Italian specialties. She kept our 15 year old enthralled through an 8 hour day from Piazza San Pietro across Rome to San Clemente. She is very much an expert and we learned so much. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Katherine for your review!

Deborah Tapley

United States
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

Very interesting tour but extremely crowded.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Ashley Jones

United States
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Tour: #291554, Rome full day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

This tour was absolutely amazing!! Claudia granted our every wish, and we had enough time to explore and enjoy every single site. What makes Claudia stand out from other guides? She's incredibly knowledgeable. Her extensive education has gifted her with so much insight. She can read Latin fluently! In addition, she took photos for us, , brought coins for us for the fountain, and just was so warm! Highly recommend if you are visiting Roma! Grazie mille, Claudia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ashley.

Michael Heim

United States
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Tour: #291554, Rome full day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

We only had one day in Rome and Claudia was able to navigate the city perfectly to show us as many sites as possible, highlighted by the Vatican and the Coliseum. She was passionate and engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Thank you Claudia for showing us your beautiful city. We hope to see you again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael!

Domenic Porporo

Canada
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Tour: #292353, Ancient Rome - Walking Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Excellent Tour! Claudia really knows her stuff

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Domenic, for your positive feedback! Hope see you again! Claudia

Carey D.

United States
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Carey D.

United States
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Tour: #292353, Ancient Rome - Walking Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/17

Claudia is a fantastic tour guide!! We booked two tours with her: Ancient Rome and the Vatican. Claudia is extremely knowledgeable, as well as very engaging and sweet. She took very good care of us, and by the end of the second day we felt as if we were saying goodbye to a friend. Thank you to Claudia for making our experience in Rome memorable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot.

Randall Black

United States
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Tour: #291554, Rome full day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Excellent tour. We did all the highlights of city of Rome, including skip the line colosseum Claudia was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and fun. She arranged driver and picked up and dropped off at hotel which made tour very easy. Had several things we wanted to see including pantheon, capotiline hill forum different squares and fountains and able to do all. She had several other things we didn't know about including surprise view from keyhole. Had gelato in town. Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Sallyann Gillick

United States
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Tour: #291554, Rome full day - Shore Excursion for Sallyann Gillick, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

Our tour with Claudia M. was wonderful! We arrived by ship and Claudia arranged car service to pick us up when we docked. We couldn't have had a better driver than Roberto. He showed us some sights on our way to meet Claudia. We arrived at the Coliseum where she whisked us through the crowds. We moved through all of the sights with ease and saw as many things on my extensive list as time would allow. She is extremely personable, knowledgable and passionate about her city and it shows. Will book again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!

Shannan Zister- Kasper

Canada
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Tour: #292441, Rome full day - Shore Excursion for Shannan Zister, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

Claudia was very knowledgable and accommodating for our large group (23 people of all age ranges). It was a jammed packed day trying to see the most amount of sites within a short time period.

Joey Wong

Hong Kong
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Tour: #292641, Classic Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

Friendly and knowledgeable. Took good care of us . She really knows all the " skip the line" ways to avoid the crowd.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!

Teresa Marine

Mexico
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Tour: #291554, Rome full day and Tivoli for Teresa Marine, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your rating!