Rebecca StovallATLANTA, GEORGIA, United States
Sergio is adorable. Very knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, and just fit right in like one of our family members. He took us to the best gelato in Rome and is a very kind man. I was traveling with my mother, my aunt and family friend and we had a great tour. I highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Rebecca, thanks for all your nice words! It has been my pleasure being with the four of you! Hope to meeting you again All my best Sergio
Irene EffUnited States
We hired Segio as a guide for our 22 person group.Sergio is a charming, affable, knowledgeable, and experienced guide. However, our experience with Sergio was only fair.The information he provided was on a very cursory level. Sergio seemed to be rushing to finish the tour. His information was generally academic and without the many entertaining and true stories to bring the attractions to life.Our experience is that Sergio is someone who can direct you to the attractions but leaves you wanting much more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No comment: the long list of my other evaluations and reviews, my professional History talks for me better then any other possible response.
Chris GerenserUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris thanks for your evaluation I’ll never forget the end of our Rome by night walking tour: you were tired, remember? and wrote you want to cancel. But later you changed your mind and we did the walking tour and even made it to Piazza del Popolo where we enjoyed beautiful fire works All my best Sergio
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.
Thomas DannekerUnited States
Our 4 hour tour with Sergio through the archeological museum, forum and colosseum was wonderful. The weather was hot and we got a little crabby but Sergio was very upbeat and a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot of the history of the places we toured. Thank you Sergio! Sue and Tom and family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Sue, ciao Tom thanks for your nice words It was a pleasure being your guide All my best Sergio
Maryanne MorrisseyUnited States
We had a wonderful walk with Sergio! I saw a side of Rome that I never knew existed and I loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao, thanks, my pleasure being with you All my best Sergio
Rene C.United States
We had a very nice tour with Sergio. He was able to make adjustments to accommodate our needs. He was very good in scaling his information to keep my children engaged. He was knowledgeable about all of the locations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rene, thanks Hope meeting all of you again All my best Sergio
Kathy GibsonUnited States
**Fabulous tour - Sergio & driver, Simon, were awesome - we could not have asked for more! One of the best tours of our vacation! Simon met us as we got off our cruise ship, we picked up Sergio and spent the day touring Rome before they dropped us off at our hotel. Sergio is very knowledgeable and interesting and I would very highly recommend him. Simon knows how to navigate the streets of Rome and find a parking place near any venue - what a talent! He even took us to his girlfriend's gelato shop!**
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys, I'll report Simone your nice words: thank you very much! All my best Sergio
Ilana WestermanUnited States
Sergio was a pleasant guide and provided us with good background knowledge on everything he showed us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, thanks All my best Sergio
Fred HarrellUnited States
Sergio is easy going, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun to stroll around the historic sites with and soak up his vast amount of knowledge. We (wife and I) thoroughly enjoyed his tour. Great for early on in your Rome vacation to get yourself oriented to Rome. He is really super and we highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Fred, ciao Pirelli (haha..!!) it was very nice being with two nice and interested travelers! All my best for a beautiful vacation Ciao Sergio
David HarveyUnited States
Sergio's tour exceeded any expectations I could possibly have had. He met us at the train station, starting with the jasmine walk, past the wall of the Vatican, to a hill with stunning views for espresso, entering onto the Piazza Navona from a narrow side street, quickly to the Vatican, gelato on the way, where we skipped the long lines, lunch there, then gently guiding our family of 11 through many wonders and beauties of the Vatican -- all this with never seeming to hurry or sweat. Bello Sergio. Grazie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao David lot of fun and pleasure with your large family Hope to meeting you again soon Ciao All my best Sergio
Sally BreauxDenver, CO, United States
Sergio was recommended by friends who used his services. We were very pleased with the tour. Besides being quite knowledgeable, his tour was well organized & the information presented in a manner which was easily absorbed. He is also pleasure to spend time with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Sally grazie A big hug to all of you Best Sergio
Susan CushingUnited States
Sergio was an excellent tour guide! He gave us hands-on excellent, VIP quality service and we couldn't be any happier. He was kind, understanding and respectful of our specific needs & concerns. He was always on time and stayed later than he had to and went way beyond the call of duty. If we ever have the opportunity we would definitely request Sergio again and recommend him to anyone who is coming here to Italy. Thanks to him we were able to see Rome through the eyes of history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Susan, ciao Curt thanks for your nice words but sincerely time flew with the two of you and it was a great pleasure sharing my love for Rome with you Always remember there is a lot more to see in Rome, around Rome and in the south of Italy Hope seeing you again soon All my best Sergio
Nicholas NicholsUnited States
Sergio was outstanding. Extensive knowledge combined with friendly personality. He was also great at periodically highlighting things our younger kids would find interesting. The tour covered so many sites with plenty of time at each. Lastly Sergio found a great spot for lunch. If you have a family with you, I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicholas, thanks Was lot of fun being with you and the kids: hope we can meet again and visit some other sites: Ostia Antica, Tivoli etc A big hug to all of you Ciao Sergio
Samantha McKayUnited Kingdom
Sergio looked after us from start to finish. He arranged in advance where to meet and even sent a photo so we knew who to look for. He then drove us to Tivoli where we had a lovely and relaxing day (even though we walked miles) visiting Caracella Baths, Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este. In fact this was my daughter's favourite tour which was mainly due to the way Sergio engaged with her and the beautiful gardens and waterfalls visited. Sergio tailored the day completely for us..including pizza for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao thanks! Was a very pleasant day for me as well!! Tell Ellie to come study history in Rome!! I look forward to meeting you again soon All my best Sergio
Jennifer MagidsonUnited States
Sergio was the perfect guide. We could not have found a better one even if we created one ourselves! He was so knowledgeable, so friendly and good-natured, and so amenable, I can't say enough good things about him. A million times GRAZIE, Sergio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer thank you so much for such a nice evaluation Hope seeing you again soon All my best Sergio
Ross YuenHong Kong
Sergio was extremely timely in responding to our our enquiries even before we appointed him as our guide. He is very humours and knowledgable in the history of Romans. He is physically fit. Despite having literally walked with us for some 8 hours, he was still full of energy and patient in answering our questions along the trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ross, thanks for your nice words As I told you it has been a great pleasure for me sharing some lovely time with all of you Hope to seeing you again soon All my best Sergio
Ross YuenHong Kong
Sergio was extremely timely in responding to our our enquiries even before we appointed him as our guide. He is very humours and knowledgable in the history of Romans. He is physically fit. Despite having literally walked with us for some 8 hours, he was still full of energy and patient in answering our questions along the trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ross, thanks for your nice words As I told you it has been a great pleasure for me sharing some lovely time with all of you All my best Sergio
Carol HallUnited States
My husband and I are so thankful we made the decision to schedule tours while in Rome and we were happy to find Tours by Locals. Our guild Sergio was the perfect choice. Sergio help us make the most of our three days in Rome. We felt like celebrities with skip the line, reservations and Sergio's know how. We were able to see the places on the top of our list, plus Sergio showed and told us about much more. He want above and beyond in driving us in his car in comfort and style! Thank you Sergio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Carol, hi Earl my pleasure being with you!! Thanks for your nice words! Earl: my wife just came back from Poland (was very cold there..!) and now she has fever, etc etc!! Hope seeing you again soon All my best Sergio
Jeff KingWestfield, MA, United States
My highest recommendation goes to Sergio! When you spend time with him, you feel like you're spending the day with a member of the family, rather than just a guide. His knowledge of history, art, and culture are matched only by the warmth of his personality and the quality of his hospitality. We spent two days with Sergio, seeing the best of Rome and the Umbrian countryside. We wish it could have been two weeks! Sergio is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jeff, as I wrote you the pleasure was mine to be with such a nice family! Give them a big hug and keep in touch! Tell Jordan he can always count on my assistance should he decide to improve business with Italy!! Ciao for now All my best Sergio
Norman LehrerUnited States
Sergio was great. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we had some bad weather but he made the most of it by being flexible and driving us to some sites instead of walking. Highly recommend him to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Norman, thanks. You are right: the weather didn’t help very much but anyway it was nice being with all of you All my best Sergio
A really excellent tour. Sergio was a charming and considerate guide with great local knowledge. We visited far more churches than we thought we would and many other interesting stops along the way. Sergio allowed for a group member with arthritis and was very patient with our excessive photo taking. At the end he insisted on seeing us on to the correct bus for our return. A highly recommended tour. This would be a very useful tour to do early in a trip to Rome, with time later to revisit the highlights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Paul, thanks for your nice words. Keep in touch if you need any further info while in Rome All my best to all of you Happy New Year Sergio
James MurphyUnited States
A perfect day in Rome! Sergio was, indeed, our "Local Expert." Picking us up at the port, he then allowed us to drop our bags at our hotel and then guided us through a lovely and relaxing visit to the out of the way sights we wished to see. Having been to Rome many times, getting to see Castelgrandolfo, a catacomb, the old Appian Way and the Aqueduct Park were a real treat. Lunch in a quaint local restaurant was also perfect. We highly recommend Sergio when in Rome. Jim and Caroline Murphy, CO, USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jim, ciao Caroline grazie, thanks for your nice and welcome evaluation I as well had a great time with you two Hope to meeting you soon again, may be to go see the Ancient Port of Ostia All my best Sergio
Brian TomanUnited States
We hired Sergio Grom for a private one day tour of Rome. Based on his recommendations and our desire to learn more about the history of Rome, he customized the tour perfectly. Not only did we see the ancient ruins, we received an in depth history of Rome. And, he took us to a fantastic coffee bar and the best gelato shop. We would definitely hire Sergio again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian, grazie mille! (Thank you very much!). My pleasure being your guide. Hope we can do it again discovering some of the many other beauties of Rome Ciao Sergio
Michelle S.Little Elm, TX, United States
Sergio is an outstanding guide and we would not hesitate recommending him to others. Having been to Rome a couple times before, we had seen all the "highlights." He was able to take us to some lesser known sites as well as make a stop for a local lunch away from all the touristy spots. The next time we travel to Rome we will certainly use him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Michelle, grazie! Hope this next time comes soon! All my best Sergio
Karen ThomasUnited States
Sergio really knows the history as well as the countryside. He was very good at customizing our tour to suit our interests and abilities. We. Would give him six stars if possible
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, ciao Rocky thanks for your nice words Hope to seeing you again soon All my best Sergio
Martha GillilandUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Martha, ciao Robin thanks Hope to meeting you again soon and do some other "crazy" ridings All my best Sergio
Leslie SojkaUnited States
We spent many hours with Sergio as guide, chauffeur, and translator. He tactfully explored the politics of modern Italy, described the organization of Rome as a city both past and present, and was happy to talk about a wide range of topics, from classical music to architecture. He brought us to a small winery east of the city proper, where he knew the owners and the staff, and never tired nor lost his sense of good cheer. We would recommend him to anyone hoping to understand what it means to be Roman.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Leslie, thanks for your nice words I look forward to having news about your upcoming very interesting book All my best Sergio
Mark EvansUnited States
Our guide (Sergio) far exceeded our expectations. A gentleman and a scholar. We had terrible rain and he still cheerfully conducted us to all the key places around the center of Ancient Rome. His guidance in the archaelogical museum was also amazingly instructive. You can do no better than Sergio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, thanks Yes, as we said: an experience we won't forget..! Swimming in the Roman Forum... It looks like the title of a future movie! Anyway it was a great pleasure guiding the two of you and sharing our passion for history and art All my best Sergio
Vicki WallaceUnited States
Our tour with Sergio Grom was great. He was very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and suggested ones we had not thought of. He was willing to go anywhere and our driver got us very close to the sites which saved us walking time, allowing us more time to walk the site grounds more thoroughly. Sergio also gave us information about the best ways to buy tickets for sites and restaurant recommendations. It was well worth the money and would definitely book with Sergio again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Vicki, hi Bill thanks I had a very pleasant time with you Happy to read you enjoyed as well Hope to seeing you again soon All my best Sergio
Ohood AlroumiUnited Arab Emirates
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Miss Alroumi, thanks for your nice evaluation I do really hope to meeting you again here in Rome, may be in a less hot time of the year..:-) All my best Sergio
We spent 2 & 1/2 days with Sergio - he was perfectly wonderful! Sergio was patient and kind (my 81 yr old mother traveled with us; she walked slowly, with a cane); he even talked to guards on her behalf to achieve easier passage in some places). He is intelligent, knowledgeable (quite a Historian!), speaks English very well), has impressive driving skills on these Italian roads, has a great sense of humor. and was prompt and reliable all 3 days. What more could you ask for in a guide? Thank you, Sergio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Milena ciao Ken, hi Giulia it was MY great pleasure being with all of you! Really hope to meeting you soon again All my best Sergio
Patrick PalmaUnited States
A nice tour, learning the 'main attractions' of this wonderful city. Sergio, thanks for everything, your city of Rome is amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Patrick, thanks. Yes, you are right: Rome is unique! Come back visiting us! All my best Sergio
Mark NeumannOwings Mills, MD, United States
We had a one day layover and wanted to see as much of Rome as we could in about 5 hours. A difficult task but Sergio was up to it. He is incredibly knowledgeable and accomodating. Thanks for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mark thanks Let's meet for a longer time..and for sales..:-) Best Sergio
Derek P.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Derek, thanks Best Regards Sergio
Edward D.Los Altos, CA., United States
Not very patient, kept walking in front of us without explaining much.
Diane McMurryUnited States
Sergio was prompt, personable and a wealth of knowledge about Rome. He personalized the tour for us and allowed us to experience a combination of ancient Rome as well as a feel for the city today. His guidance was immeasurable in a city as vast as Rome. Thank you, Sergio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Diane, thank you! All my best Hope to meet you again soon Keep in touch Sergio
Anna W.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anna thank you for your nice evaluation!! Hope to meeting you again soon All my best Sergio
James PattersonUnited States
Sergio, (aka, the Professor) was absolutely fantastic. His knowledge of the history of the sites and the city added color, insight and intrigue to the experience that would have been completely missed without an experienced guide. I am in my late 60's, had just come off a 6 day tour of the Normandy beaches which made my feet swollen and sore. Sergio took special care to tailor my tour with taxi transportation and rest stops to make sure I got the most out of the experience within my limitations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jim, thanks again! My pleasure! Come back visiting Rome Ciao Regards Sergio
James PattersonUnited States
Sergio (aka, the Professor) was absolutely fantastic. His knowledge of the history of the sites and the city added color, insight and intrigue to the experience that would have been completely missed without an experienced guide. I am in my late 60's, had just come off a 6 day tour of the Normandy beaches and all that walking had my feet swollen and sore. Sergio took special care to tailor my tour with taxi transportation and rest stops to make sure I got the very most out of it within my limitations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, my great pleasure being with you! Thanks for your nice comments: come back, there's a lot more to see around Rome All my best Sergio
Scott L MasonUnited States
Sergio was the best guide we had on our tour of Italy. We had many great guides on the trip but Sergio was by far the best. He was extremely knowledgeable and flexible. His 30 years of experience shine in his demeanor. We would recommend him for any tour he was available for.
Lisa L.New York, NY, United States
Walking around Rome with Sergio was our very own version of Roman Holiday. We only had a day and a half in Rome and we wanted to make the most of it. So glad we found Sergio, who was so knowledgeable on all things Roman, from local culture, to history, architecture, and politics... By the end of the evening, we felt like we were walking around town with an old friend. THANK YOU Sergio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa, nice people nice time with you All my best Thanks Ciao Sergio
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Having been in Rome before, we had Sergio plan sites in Rome that we previosly had missed. We had an outstanding day at the Forum, & two sites of the National Archelogical Museum: Baths of Diocietian & the Palazzo Massimo. Sergio's insight & ability to get us around Rome in an efficient manner meant that we saw more and understood more than we ever expected. In addition to the three central sites, our walking tour had many other stops. We had a great day with a real professional. We'll use Sergio again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Michelle, grazie, thank you It has been nice visiting these sites with you All my best Hope, as you said, to meet you again soon Ciao Sergio
Yvonne YeoUnited Kingdom
Sergio was an excellent guide, stopping at places for the best photo shots, walking around areas you might otherwise miss if by yourselves and taking us to good coffee stops and clean toilets. He was very informative without information overload, we really enjoyed our tour. He was very punctual and we had a great day in Rome with him. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Yvonne, thanks Nice people nice tour..:-) All my best Sergio
Richard BrennenUnited States
Sergio is a very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide. Best of Italy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Richard thanks. It was a pleasure to guide you and your nice family Hope to meeting you again soon All my best Sergio
David ThomasUnited States
We have booked through toursbylocals multiple times. This was our 3rd trip with Sergio. This time we wanted to see the countryside and some of the Etruscan sites outside of Rome. This was a great itinerary. Really enjoyed the Etruscan museum in Orvieto, the Valley of Aqueducts, and the Italian countryside in spring. Sergio is a wonderful guide; has great understanding and knowledge of history, wide range of interests, and is an attentive host. We have thoroughly enjoyed our excursions with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao David, grazie!! When do we meet for a fourth tour? :-) All my best Sergio
Phillip McDivittUnited States
We had a fantastic day with Sergio. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Roman and Italian history. He brought what we saw to life. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phillip, thanks. It was a real great pleasure sharing my passion for History with all of you. I really hope Logan will continue with his interests: tell him to keep in touch if he has questions All my best Sergio
Cindy Winnjohnson city, TENNESSEE, United States
My daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous walking tour with Sergio. We saw all of the highlights in Rome as well as great local snacks including the best gelato as we toured. He knows all of the shortcuts and beautiful views to help you navigate all of the sites. I highly recommend a day with Sergio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Cindy ciao Elisabeth thanks for your nice words. It was a pleasure for me guiding you two: hope to meeting you again soon All my best Sergio
Jennifer HenryUnited States
Sergio have us a wonderful, thoughtful custom tour full of insight and history. Plus an amazing park along the way for our 3 year old. Wish we were staying in Rome longer to take advantage of all his great recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jennifer, Bruce and Logan, my pleasure being with you! Glad you enjoyed! Hope seeing you soon again: lot more to discover.. All my best Sergio
Sergio was an excellent guide! The only way to see Rome like a true Roman! By scooter! Some in our group were anxious about riding through the Rome traffic and on the other side of the road, however Sergio put us all at ease. With the use of helmet intercom, Sergio communicated in advance the next turn or the next manoeuvre. He considered our groups interest in modern history and tailored a tour around that. We got to see parts of Rome outside of the tourist traps. This was excellent.Thank you Sergio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Marion,grazie! As I told you: I've been very proud of you! Driving a scooter on the Old Roman Appian Way!! Climbing on a side-walk like a real roman driver!! Veeeery goood indeed!! It has been my pleasure showing you the not-so-well knowned areas of my beautiful and chaotic city! Ciao! Hope to see you again soon All my best Sergio
Tucker GuerryUnited States
Sergio was a wonderful and personable guide who went the extra mile to show us many of the sites of Rome. He tailored to tour to my 13 and 15 year olds, and also provided a great restaurant recommendation as we ended the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Tucker, Hi Guerry family, thanks, so nice showing you my city All my best Sergio
Kristin CollinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristin thanks.. It was a great pleasure guiding you and all your friends from my scooter..! You guys were such a good and interested drivers and passengers I could concentrate on the pleasure of showing you my city.. All my best Ciao Sergio
James GreerUnited States
Sergio was fabulous,very knowledgeable of Rome and the surrounding areas. He was very friendly and understanding of our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jim, Hi Dorothy, thanks! It was a great pleasure for me being with the two of you! All my best Sergio
Jennifer ArchieUnited States
Knowledgeable, flexible, warm, and outgoing. Knows all the best places. Just loved it. Save your gelato reward for Sergios choice of destination. Memorably fantastically delicious!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jennifer, grazie, thanks. I enjoyed my time with you All my best Sergio
Tamari WilliamsUnited States
Our group of 3 used Sergio to help us tour Rome as an excursion from our cruise ship docked in Civitavecchia on October 28th. Communication before the tour with Sergio was amazing. Due to a schedule change with our cruise and some bad weather the night before we arrived, we had less time in Rome than we had anticipated. But, because of Sergio, we were able to maximize our time and still see so much of Rome. When in Rome, be sure to book Sergio (a true Roman) to be your guide - you won't regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Tamari, thanks. I hope next time we'll have a more relaxed walk..!! All my best to all of you Ciao Sergio Ps did I tell you that most probably Ciao come from the venetian "sciavo" which means:" your servant "? :-)
Teresa RerichaUnited States
Despite rainy weather, our group really enjoyed our tour of Rome with Sergio! He was personable, interesting, and knowledgeable! We recommend both Sergio and ToursByLocals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Theresa, grazie, thank you. It was a pleasant day for me as well with you and your friends Hope meeting you again soon All my best Sergio
Sergio was a terrific guide. So knowledgeable about Roman history. He was waiting for us at the shuttle drop off and guided us through Rome so that we could see all the highlights in one day. I was so glad we did Rome this way as opposed to in a large group. Sergio was able to offer us choices about what to see and tailor our time and route.. He set us up ahead of time with skip the line tickets for the Sistine chapel so that we could end our day here and make it back in time. A true professional!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Julie, thank you so much for your nice words about our day together I do really hope to meet you again for another nice experience All my best Sergio
Thank you Sergio for an amazing customised tour that took us through a truly interesting mix of Historical, Cultural and Retail precincts. A VERY informative and educational tour presented in a very relaxed and friendly format, paced to our abilities and interests. We could not have asked for a better introduction to Rome. Memories that will stay with us forever, thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, thanks, it's so nice reading that you enjoyed our time togheter. It was a great pleasure for me as well All my best Sergio
David ColarchikUnited States
Sergio was great! He took his time to ask us what we wanted and what we were interested in. He covered all the main sites we wanted to see and man, he knows his history. I'd highly recommend him. P.S. I also recommend you try his favorite Gelato shop, it was the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys, thanks for your nice comments. As I said: in good company time flies, so it was a pleasure being with you two. Enjoy the rest of your visits here All my best Sergio
A wonderful and very accomodating guide with great knowledge and passion for his city.Sergio on being told of my interest in books ensured that our tour included the great Angelica Library in Rome,introduced us to Rome's best coffee,her other great historical sights and patiently answered all my questions about modern and historical Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Prudence, thanks for your nice comments: it was my great pleasure to share my passions with another passionate lover of History and books. Hope seeing you again soon All my best Sergio
James R.United States
Great guide; Sergio knows everything about Rome and we saw a lot. Also, the arrangements he made to meet us at our ship were outstanding, making this part of our tour much easier. In hindsight, having spent a day in Rome, we should have taken 2 or 3 days as there is much to see and a great deal of walking; we did not fully appreciate this when booking this tour. The listed itinerary noted a walking tour in the city center but did not define the length or amount of time tone spent on this portion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, thank you for your nice evaluation. For what your remark about the amount of walking I understand and sympathize, but the itinerary says "half day by car and half day walking".. Being a tour of 10 hours a minimum of 3 or 4 hours walking should be expected.. I also bought you bus tickets to reduce the lenght of the walking but there are parts of Rome which there is no other way seeing them. Hope to meet you and your wife again soon. All my best Sergio
Steve DierkerUnited States
Sergio did a great job his knowledge of Rome was great. Dealing with traffic, crowds was a great help. His knowledge of Rome's history was great would highly recommend Sergio. The Dierker family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, ciao Steve, thanks. It was a great pleasure to me being with you and sharing my passion for History with a passionate historian. A big hug to all of you All my best Sergio
Kristine ThelenUnited States
We did not see any fountains and only 1 square, the Vatican square.I rescheduled the time as the guide had requested a later time. I had requested to see churches on a list I had, but we waited for the rain for 45 minutes, then walked through an underground passageway used by bus drivers for another 30 minutes, traveled up to an overlook of Rome, that I had previously seen where the guide had to have a coffee and rest for another 10 minutes, NOT WHAT I PAID FOR!VERY DISAPOINTING AND A WASTE OF MONEY!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kristine, the weather was very bad! You should thank me for using a car and not charging you for this! We had seen the forum on our previous tour that is why I proposed (and you accepted!) to go see the EUR, an area that is very nice on night time! You should just say: no, I want to go back to the Forum! But you did not: why? We drove for about three hours wherever there were nice places to see on night time! Sorry if did not like! Wasn't exciting enough? Again sorry but..I did my best to please you!
We loved our private tour of Rome with Sergio. It was a highlight of our Italy vacation. Sergio has so much knowledge of Rome and its history, and it was a pleasure spending the day with him. The combination of half-day driving and half-day walking tour was perfect. What we saw and learned on the tour exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend this tour with Sergio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Terry, grazie! Thank you! It was my great pleasure sharing my beloved Roma with you two Hope we can meet again soon Ciao All my best Sergio
Carrie S.United States
Serge was perfecto and very informative! Knows his history, and knows good food for lunch too. It was very helpful that he was able to direct us through the Vatican Museum while in the car from Civatavecchia to Rome (along with great historical facts abou the area) because we had a "Skip the Line" audio tour. He told us what not to miss, where things were as we would walk in the door, how to navigate through the crowd as we would come in, etc.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Carrie, ciao Diane, thanks for your nice comments All my best Sergio
Kristine ThelenUnited States
Sergio picked me up in his car, rather than walking due to possible rain, of which we only had a few minutes of spritzing! He drove me out of Rome to see a Mussolini building lit up, had NO interest in seeing that building! I wanted to see the Roman Forum, etc. lit up! Waste of time and money!!!!!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kristine, I am very surprised!By the vatican started raining, yes: my fault? To skip the rain and reach the other churches you wanted to see I took you through a parking: what's the problem? We went up the Gianicolo Hill and you said you were very happy about watching the amazing view. My coffee lasted maximum 3 minutes!I am really sorry but also really surprised! We started at 2:00 pm and this tour (the tour you bought!) lasts 3 and a half hours: could we see all Rome? No way! I did my best to please you
Dani BcharaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ok: a group of young men celebrating the bachelor party of one of them. I arrive,they start saying they are tired, not want to see anything, invite me to drink wine and sit in they apartment!Finally we start walking and: most of them sending texts messages on their phone. They asked me to go where they could have drinks and fun, so, showing them as much as possible,I took them to Campo dei Fiori where they set for 30 minutes.Then to the archeological area, not very interested. Thanks for three stars only!
Best tour! Sergio knows his Rome. Don't hesitate to take a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Viola, grazie.. Hope you don't mind if I pass copy the nice comments you sent me: "Hello and thank you for your tour. We loved the day with you and were so impressed with your knowledge. I would and have already recommended friends to go on a tour with you when they are in Rome. Thank you for a wonderful, inspiring tour in Rome."
Joni RenardYoungsville, LA, United States
The tour was not quite as described nor was he willing to change the tour to fit our needs. We assumed the tour "Best of Rome" would have included the Vatican tour and the Coliseum tour. He was not prepared to show either of these. The tour consisted of driving and pointing out landmarks, and even the small amount of time we walked .... he was very distant with no explanation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: They didn't read the Itinerary they "assumed" they could do whatever.Were disappointed from the start because in Rome center(as per the itinerary)we had to walk.Also disappointed because they wanted to shop inside the Sistine Chapel & this require a reservation(they were surprised I couldn't lead them inside/skip the line).That is not something just anyone can do,it has to be reserved & wasn't included.They weren't interested in my explanations,I felt like I spoke to the air
Barbara WahrmundUnited States
We loved Sergio. He made our trip so enjoyable. He was so knowledgeable and he structured the tour to suit our particular problems and wants.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Barbara, thanks for your nice comments and for your patience with posting them..!! All my best Ciao Sergio
Great Tour. Saw in 4 hours all the highlights of Rome. Sergio was very knowledgeable. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao, thank you All my best Sergio
Alejandro CastilloUnited States
Sergio has a vast knowledge about Rome and its history. We enjoyed having him as our tour guide. There was a problem with transportation to Rome, that he couldn't resolve, but it was an annoyance. Even tough he refunded the money we were to use for transport, we would have preferred to have a vehicle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alejandro, thanks for your comments. I apologize about the inconvenience but as you said there was little I could do about having a Minivan for one day in July: they rent them only by the week.
Thomas FrancomanoUnited States
Sergio was our guide on our summer trip to Rome. We were a group of five: three teenagers and two adults. He was able to keep the attention of ALL of us (even the teens!). This was because of his extensive knowledge of Rome and its rich history as well his "user friendliness" that is, the ease with which we were able to interact with him. His command of the English language was excellent. We look forward to our return to the "Eternal City!"
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Tommaso, grazie. It was very nice and pleasant being with all of you. Hope we can spent some more time together soon All my best Sergio
Scott NoyesUnited States
We had a great time in Rome with Sergio as our guide. He was always explaining the history of Rome to us. He picked out a great spot for us to have lunch and relax a bit before finishing the tour. I wish we had more time to see more of Rome. If your going to Rome book a tour with Sergio you will not regret it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Scott, all my best to all the nice Noyes family Thanks for you very welcome evaluation and comments Hope to seeing you soon again Hugs Sergio
Anna Maria WoodUnited States
Sergio, a true Roman, impressed us with his knowledge of the whole city and its roman ruins. The walking tour was very comprehensive. Unfortunately, that day was exceedingly hot and a bit taxing for some of our seniors. We could not show our true enthusiasm and appreciation of his efforts, but we recommend Sergio to anyone keen on the history of Rome. Sergio is an encyclopedia to be challenged. We thank him as well with providing us with a van and driver to pick us (8) up at the airport at 1:00 am.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Anna Maria, thanks for your nice words and yes, you are right: july it is very hot..!! Hope to meeting you again soon..:-) All my best Hugs Sergio
Kristine O'BannonUnited States
Sergio communicated via email to answer questions prior to us booking to make sure we booked the right tour for our likes. We did Rome at night tour. He was right on time. We were a group of three with a teenager. He is very knowledgable and kept it interesting even for the teen. Gave us great tips on Rome. Excellent history of the sights. We walked for about four hours seeing many many sights. He took us to the best gelato spot in Rome which was a real bonus. We highly recommend Sergio as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Kristine grazie, thank you. You and your family made the tour a pleasure.. Andrea was so nice not to complain because she was tired..!! I do really hope to meeting you again soon!! Hugs Sergio
Kate GerardHahndorf, SA, Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Just to be precise: I had accepted this tour just because one of my colleagues had to cancell his availability. I was there on time, I guided this lady traveller with my usual mix of knowledge, humour Etc.. Most probably she felt I was kind of a second choice.. Sorry she did not like it but I am hundred per cent sure I could not give her more then what I usually give to other travellers that evaluate my Tours with five stars.. Sincerely I wonder what I should have done to please more this traveller!!!??
David S.United States
Fantastic tour at ideal time to see the city thanks to knowledgable, personable Sergio. The earlier you do this in your trip, the more familiar you'll feel from then on with Rome. Top recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, thanks. Nice sharing a common passion for old movies with you. When I left you I met a driver friend of mine he had just dropped off Harvey Keitel to a restaurant in the same square.. All my Best and keep in touch Ciao Sergio
Dottie StowellUnited States
The lights of the Forum, and Trevi fountain were amazing. Such a beautiful city at night. A must take tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks: you are right..: Rome by night is amazing!!
Dottie StowellUnited States
What a beautiful day! So many fountains, churches,coffee cafe and gelato stops filled our walking tour. We had a wonderful day with so many memories to take home with us. Thank you Sergio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mine as well was a great time with all of you!! Hugs!!
Dottie StowellUnited States
Sergio did a wonderful job showing us around Rome. He took us to see all the things we wanted to see and more along the way. He's a GREAT driver and makes you feel comfortable from the beginning of the tour. He knows the history of Rome very well and is very excited to share it with you. If your on limited time and want to see the best of Rome take this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dottie, Ron, Michelle: what can I say? Thank you!! And for sure: my great pleasure being with you!! I have a feeling we'll meet again somewhere somehow..!! Hope this happens soon!! Hugs Sergio
Bernadette PriceUnited States
Sergio: Thank you so much for protecting us while we were in your hands. You took very good care of us. It is not easy to take 5 folks from USA and navigate public transportation, but you did it and you are 5 star all around. We loved it. Thank you so much.............................
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Bernadette, thanks.. What a great and exciting day..!! Hope to seeing you back soon All the best Sergio
Constance RenouardUnited States
Sergio was a fantastic guide. We had a wonderful time walking around Rome with him. He did a good job tailoring our walk based on what we had seen and what we wanted to see. He also was patient and kind to our 5 (very tired) children. Sergio is quite the historian. He told interesting stories and made our trip very memorable, educational and fun. He also has a great stop in mind for ice team at the end of our walk. Thank you Sergio! Sincerely, The Renouard Family from Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Constance, thanks for your nice comment about our walk in Rome: yours is such a nice family that was very easy for me to enjoy your company.. All my best wishes to all Renouard family (and football team..) Ciao Sergio
Leslie McgavranUnited States
Sergio- personal tour Rome- no agenda, nothing was planned... Sunday morning start, Wow! what a day From flea markets to the history of the word "candidate", to Frigidarium gelato, to the rose Garden, Sergio knows much more than Rome, he knows how to create a story and makes you a protagonist in your own Roman play for a day- a story to treasure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Leslie ciao Greg..thanks for the nice evaluation and comments.. I also had a great time with you..!! I am sending you the caps as soon as I can get to the post office.. Hugs and kisses Ciao Sergio
Joey DuReeUnited States
What a great tour!!! Walked all over Rome, saw all the sights and learned so much from our very knowledgeable guide!! Thank you Sergio!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joey, it has been my pleasure to show you some of the misteries of the Old Young Lady.. All my best Hope meeting you soon again Sergio
Arnold FoxUnited States
Sergio was very organized. He met us exactly as planned and worked to accommodate the various interests/needs of the 8 people in our group (Not an easy task!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Arnold, thanks. As you said: it wasn't easy but..we made it!! Hope to meet you again soon All my best Sergio
Robert CannonUnited States
We began very early this morning at 6:30 on our archaeological tour of Rome. It was well worth while seeing the city before it filled with residents and tourists. Although we had a good knowledge of Roman history, we saw places we would not have found on our own. Sergio's encyclopedic knowledge of the history made the tour a wonderful and edifying experience. Outstanding in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Robert (Lynn), it was my great pleasure to guide such a nice and prepared couple..:-) Hope to have another opportunity to see other parts of Rome and her outskirts.. All my best Sergio
Sergio was a wonderful guide - it was like taking a walk around Rome with a good friend. We learnt a lot about ancient and contemporary Rome. Sergio showed us the main sights in a new light and we are much more educated now. It was a lovely afternoon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rochelle, thanks. It was such a nice time walking and talking with the two of you!! Hope to seeing you again All my best Sergio
Michael CarnevaleUnited States
Very informed and engaging, it was a pleasure, and he brought us to the best place for lunch!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Michele, how are you? Thanks for your nice comments: it was a nice day for me as well being with you and your family All my best Sergio
Jean BurnsUnited States
This was our second tour with Sergio in 6 months, he is truely a gem. Thanks so much for such a wonderful time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Gina, grazie.. Here we say: there's no two without a three.. Hope meeting you again soon All my best Sergio
Anthony BoeUnited States
Sergio helped make our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Tony, ciao Gloria, grazie, thanks! My pleasure being with the two of you. All my best, Sergio
Anthony BoeUnited States
Nice tour by a guide with great knowledge of Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Tony, ciao Gloria, grazie, thanks! All my best, Sergio
Sergio is one in a million: he comes with complete sincerity of purpose, lots of warmth and a genuine love for his city that he shares with his clients. I was privileged to have shared a wonderful, memorable tour of Rome with him. He is super fit, never tired, always cheerful, full of knowledge of Rome. Doesn't care how long it takes to show you what you want to see. Great photoghapher and a thorough gentleman. A rare and precious gem. The best guide I have had to date in all my extensive global travels.
Steven SchwartzUnited States
A wonderful alternative to a packaged bus tour. Sergio gave us a good feel for Rome, its history, and people. You'll need a good pair of walking shoes and lots of energy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Steven, thanks So Glad you enjoyed All my best Sergio
Cindy JohnsonUnited States
Sergio was very knowledgable, fun, flexible and a delight. Would highly recommend him. We will definitely book Sergio again when returning to Rome! Thank you Sergio!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Cindy!! It was a very nice day! Ciao, a big hug to all the team. All my best Sergio
Joan SchulzUnited States
Sergio is very knowledgeable we learned so much about Roman history and enjoyed every minute. We highly recommend him. we would book a tour with him again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Joan thanks! It was a pleasure sharing my passion for History with the two of you Keep in touch! All my best Sergio
Michelle CoatsUnited States
Michele HanksDallas, TEXAS, United States
Sergio was wonderful. Extremely accommodating. Very knowledgeable. Would give him 10 stars if possible
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jim that is very nice, thanks. All my best to you and Michelle.. Ciao Sergio
Our guide Sergio from Tours by Locals was excellent. He told us so much about the areas we visited, and also answered our questions about Italy in general. Sergio took us first to Orvieto which is a neat and well maintained hilltop village. Then we drove to Bagnoregio which was simply amazing.It is a small village perched on top of a hill that is slowly eroding - quite a sight to behold. We finished off the tour in Bomarzo which is a park of monsters and other shapes carved out of rock - not that great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Linda, thanks. For what extra money for gasoline is concerned you are right, it was mentioned in the section named "extras" because when I published the tour I thought it better to leave the itinerary open: if gasoline is included then the itinerary cannot be changed.. But yes, you are right: as soon as I have time I will include those costs in the final price of the tour.. All my best Sergio
Judy BatesUnited States
Sergio was very knowledgeable and very attentive. We both have walking difficulties and he made sure we saw nearly all parts of the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Judy, thanks. Great time with you!! All my best Sergio
Andrew WashburnUnited States
Sergio was fantastic! Extremely knowledgable and a joy to be with. We took 3 teenagers on the tour and Sergio was able to keep them interested (especially with stops to a local pizza restaurant and gelato bar). He provided deep history of Rome and took us to sites that were off the beaten path. It gave us a real inside look at a wonderful city. I would recommend Sergio to anyone looking to spend the day with a pleasant and knowledgeable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Andrew, grazie! All my best Sergio