Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Rome, Lazio, Italy by Tour Guide Dino M.

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Trevor Kaye

Cambridge, MA, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 29/18

Deep knowledge of papal and art history.

Brittany Simpson

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 18/18

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
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 5/18

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
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 26/18

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

David Nicholds

Australia
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 23/18

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 King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 18/18

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 Moritz

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 12/18

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.

Paula Stallard

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 31/18

Dino was a superb guide. He was so knowlegable and personable our Vatican tour was delightful. We walked away from our tour so enlightened by the experience, we would recommend him to anyone seeking a full experience

Ann Cecilia Pifer

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 30/18

Dino was the most amazing tour guide EVER! Incredibly knowledgeable, prompt, courteous, patient with our many questions (he actually seemed to enjoy our curiosity. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 11/18

Dino is a fantastic guide and very passionate about his city. The Vatican queues are horrendous and it looks very confusing but Dino guided us through security having already pre purchased our tickets. The tour was amazing and informative for all - including our 14 year old. We had a good intro to the Sistine Chapel before entering so we knew what to look out for and where to stand for the best views. The museums are huge but Dino ensured we saw the main attractions and didn't get overwhelmed. Excellent!

Bill Patterson

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Mar 17/18

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Feb 19/18

We had a tour with Dino in the morning and then did the Vatican tour in the afternoon. He explained what we were to see and then went on to point out particular works of art and other fascinating items. He knew the names of the popes and what they did, also cardinals and emperors. And he made it all interesting.

Sushelle Uy

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Feb 15/18

Dino was really awesome! He did the tour at our own pace. He was very knowledgeable and was very attentive to our photo requests. He even gave us ideas on where the best photo spots are at as well as great places to eat at. Will definitely recommend him!!! Thanks Dino, we had a great time!

Mark C.

Saint Charles, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Nov 2/17

Dino was absolutely wonderful---so knowledgeable and thorough in his explanations. He made excellent use of visual aids to increase our understanding of the museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica. He was also very patient as we took many photographs during this thoughtful tour. His background in Vatican and art history was evident and enriched our experience. We highly recommend him to anyone wishing a similar tour. Thank you, Dino!

Lisa Vanderwoud

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 13/17

Dino was our guide for a half day walking tour of the Vatican. His background in history showed through in everything he said and did. He brought the Vatican Museums to life for us with his in-depth explanations of what we were seeing. The pace of the tour was good with just the right amount of walking. We would highly recommend ToursByLocals and Dino to anyone who wants to see the real Vatican in a half day tour. Sincerely Candy & Bob Sand Hickory, NC

Jackson Lind

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 3/17

Dino was excellent in knowledge, passion, and the ability to negotiate crowds in the museums, chapel and basilica. One can tell he loves his work.

Lilliamely King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Aug 24/17

Dino went far and beyond our expectations to show us Vatican City. From the museums to the Sistine Chapel and Basilica, Dino took the time to explain and answer questions. No lines, No time wasted! He was passionate and engaging. One of the best tours we have ever taken anywhere. Definitely the way to visit The Smallest Country in the World!

Pam Ferris

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 25/17

Dino was a great tour guide. He was so knowledgeable. He was very kind and made sure our tour of 4 could always see what he was describing. It was a wonderful tour.

Dewayne Green

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 7/17

Dino did a great job explaining what we were going to see prior to going on our tour. This very important we could then understand what we were seeing. I would highly recommend Dino.

Elizabeth Tidwell

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 3/17

Dino was a wonderful guide for our Vatican Deluxe tour. He communicated with me prior to the trip and made it possible for 2 people to join the tour after I had booked it. He handled every aspect of the tour in such a way that we felt relaxed and well-informed. His knowledge and advance preparation was extremely valuable in promoting our understanding. Dino was personable and very easy to understand. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Barry Berkov

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 24/17

Dino is a very knowledgeable, personable, and overall outstanding guide. His knowledge of history with regard to the Vatican and other topics is almost encyclopedic. Although he has a definite Italian accent, his English is fluent and very understandable. I recommend him highly.

Paul S.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 23/17

Dino is an exceptional guide. Movement through the crowds was effortless and stress free. The pace and route was modified for mobility limitations in our group. The commentary was informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.

Michael P.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 19/17

Dino was great at the Vatican. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and informative Would recommend him to anyone

Lisa Wood

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 13/17

Dino was absolutely amazing! Our family members ranged from 70 to 13 and everyone enjoyed the tour. Dino provided the history of the Vatican with such excitement as if we were the only tour he had ever given. We would recommend Dino and if we are ever back in Rome, we would use him again!

Mary Swint

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 9/17

Craig Tidwell

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 6/17

You won't find anyone better than Dino for the Vatican City tour. He is very kind and knowledgeable!! Will recommend him to all my friends

Greg Matke

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 5/17

I can not recommend Dino higher. We were extremely happy with the tour of the Vatican by Dino. He is a great guide and we hope we can have him give us other tours in the future. Thank you Dino

Dara Hensley

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 27/17

Dino presented well the history of the Vatican and moved us well--through heavy crowds--at the Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. He used his iPad nicely to show us maps, artwork, and the like, which aided perspective and understanding. As well, he oriented us helpfully in connection with the city and our hotel. Dino was professional, elegant, and charming; we are delighted to have him as our guide during our week in Rome!

Winston Watkins

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 22/17

Yes, we took 8 of Dino's tours over 8 days and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. Dino's knowledge of Rome's history and art is encyclopedic. Tours have a relatively fast pace and you cover the important sites more efficiently than you could possibly do on your own. Dino is pleasant, accommodating and speaks excellent English. And he knows where to find bathrooms and where you can have delicious, inexpensive meals. We recommend him without reservation.

Jim Gillespie

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 22/17

Dino was personable, informative, and couldn't have provided a better tour. Would highky recommend Dino to anyone considering a visit to the Vatican. We were a party of 6 people and he was very considerate of everyone. Jim Gillespie

W. Robert Smith

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 12/17

Kelvin Mobbs

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 4/17

Dino is very knowledgeable and has a lovely manner and comes across as being incredibly enthusiastic. He is focused on giving real value delivered with warmth and humour. Would not hesitate to recommend or re book.

Linda Suter-Gibson

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 2/17

Our tours with Dino have been the highlight of our trip to Rome! He is so knowledgeable and personable that the time flies by and you are left wanting more. We feel we learned more from him than in taking a full year history class and it was always interesting. He carried a tablet with him with extensive supplemental information, in addition to printed visual aids which enhanced our experience. We would not hesitate to recommend his tours to anyone visiting Rome. We only wish we had booked a 3rd tour.

John Schaefer

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 25/17

Dino was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about making sure my wife and I had a great time. I would highly recommend him.

Scott Jaspar

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 20/17

Dino was the best tour guide my wife and I have had. he knew everything! It was so nice to see the Vatican with such a knowledgeable guide. Thanks Dino!!! Scott & Carey Jaspar California, USA

Ronald Weber

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 20/17

Dino is simply the best! Highly recommend him.

Robert Miller

Anacortes, WA, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 6/17

Very knowledgeable, provided loads of information on the history of the Vatican, its builders, and inhabitants. A good four hours.

Jason Koch

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Mar 28/17

Dino was fantastic. An amazing knowledge that he shared with us. Taking us through a very complex and complicated maze and making it come alive to us and our children (12&14). We were lucky enough to spend time with Dino two days in a row. I would strongly recommend his expertise to anyone coming to Rome, and hoping to gain a piece of the city, it's history and culture. Dino is an amazing ambassador to his city. Grazie Mille.

Rachel Kurtyka

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Mar 14/17

Dino was absolute perfection! His level of knowledge was beyond our wildest dreams and his passion was palpable. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience - warm, friendly, and brilliant! Our tour of the Vatican will be a fabulous memory forever! Thank you, Dino!!

Kathleen Barnett

Canada
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Mar 10/17

Dino is an excellent tour guide, he is very well educated (PHD) and has an enormous amount of information which he is able to clearly communicate in English and help to understand all the arious layers of history stored in the Vatican and also Rome. I loved this fouth tour of the Vatican and found it to be the best ever! If you can he is well worth it!! Thank you Dino!! He is also kind and able to get through the throngs of people effeciently

Dave LaFortune

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Feb 21/17

Our tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's was made extra special by our very talented and knowledgeable tour guide, Dino. Dino's use of both picture's and his tablet provided valuable background information that made our experience truly come alive. I would have missed so much if I had not had Dino's expertise guide us through this magical experience. Thank you Dino for making our tour of the Vatican truly special. I highly recommend Tours By Locals and especially Dino!

Jennifer Chan

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jan 16/17

Tyler Eschbach

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jan 12/17

Great tour, expertly led. We accidentally booked the incorrect date, and Dino fixed it quickly and without any complications. We greatly appreciated his expertise and kindness when fixing our mistake.

Fran├žois Taschereau

Canada
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Dec 29/16

Dino was a fantastic guide for me and my family at the Vatican. My 21 and 20 years-old boys learned a lot from him, as my wife and I did. He is very knowledgeable and precise - there is no question he could not answer. He sets the stage very well for what we are about to see, and sensed easily what every member of my family was more interested in. I highly recommend him.

Margaret McCluskey

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 29/16

Dino is a gracious, deeply knowledgeable and passionate historian who is equally enthused about the gorgeous sights of Rome as we are as visitors. He went out of his way to accommodate our requests with great patience and warmth. We could not imagine a better guide or Roman experience!

Paul St Amant

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 20/16

Dino is very knowledgeable and passionate in Vatican history. We had a great time and he was very attentive with our group. We had a great tour. Would highly recommend.

Chitra Chandran

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 18/16

Dino gave us the most enjoyable and informative tour of the Vatican City, he exceeded our expectations many times over. Communication was easy prior to the tour, he was very responsive to all of our questions. During the tour, he gave us so much history and background for everything that we saw. I cannot imagine having done this tour without him, the details he gave us were perfect for setting the context for the complex cultural, political and historical aspects of the Vatican City. Highly recommend!

Ian Charman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 10/16

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Dino. If there is anything he does NOT know about the Vatican it is most certainly not worth knowing! His gave us so much value during the 4 hours - it was brilliant!!

Paul Draghi

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 10/16

Dino did a great job getting us through the Vatican and we got to see all of the highlights we were looking for and more. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the Vatican. He got us through everything with lots of extra time, but we never felt rushed. He took the time to make this feel like a very special visit just for us. I would highly recommend Dino.

Roger Freidline

Midland, TX, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour + St. Angel's Castle (6 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 27/16

Dino did an excellent job of explaining the most important sculptures, paintings, tapestries and maps. But most importantly he prepared us for the Cistine Chapel, where silence is required. He had a page for each of us that helped us see and identify various parts of Michelangelo's work. We combined the Vatican tour and the St Angel's Castle tour with a lunch break. It was all excellent. The pace was perfect and his knowledge is extensive.

Darlene Fenton

Canada
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 12/16

Dino was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable on the Vatican City. The tour was perfect, exactly what we were looking for with a good blend of history and religion. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable, Dino was very personable and helped us get back to our hotel by waking us to the Metro stop. I would recommend Dino for anyone wanting a private tour of the Vatican

Roger Applegate

Fairfax Station, VA, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 9/16

Dino was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, considerate of our needs and he had a great itinerary set up for the time we had available. We would highly recommend him and his services.

Michael Lennon

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 8/16

Dino has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Vatican City. The tour was perfect, exactly what we had hoped for. We saw all the major sites and some most tourists never see. The blend of history and religion along with the amazing sites made for a most memorable experience. In addition to being incredible knowledgeable, Dino was very personable and funny.

Priscilla Shube

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Aug 22/16

Very informative, Dino was very accommodating and knowledgable, patient with all of our questions. Vatican museums, Sistene chapel and especially St Peter's basilica were fantastic but would have been overwhelming without the expert guidance.

C. Suzanne Beaty

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Aug 6/16

Fantastic! Dino is absolutely the best guide to discover the beauty and history of Rome. He provides an incredible amount of information and is so helpful and patient and very enjoyable.

Adam Wetsman

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 29/16

Dino did a great job on the tour for me, my wife, and twin daughters. Keeping everyone's attention to all of the incredible sights at the Vatican is no easy task, yet Dino did so flawlessly. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

Angelo DiGaetano

Canada
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 14/16

We were a family of 11 and Dino did a great job of guiding us through the Vatican. He kept everyone interested and kept the day flowing . Before you knew it the day was over . I would highly recommend Dino .

Ameeta Kumar

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 5/16

Megan Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 7/16

Dino was amazing! His knowledge is superb and it's evident that he truly loves his job and enjoys sharing Rome with visitors. We were a party of 6 from age 14-76 and he took care to ensure each member was taken care of. I can't recommend him enough!

Ronni Ephraim

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 14/16

We could not have asked for a better tour or better guide than Dino. Dino is extremely knowledgeable and made our tour very very interesting. He navigated the crowds so well and made sure we saw all of the sites in Vatican City and throughout the museum. I would recommend this tour and Dino to everyone who is taking this tour.

William M.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 3/16

Dino had an incredible knowledge of the history of the Vatican and the important events associated with it. Amazed at how many questions he could answer. Nice guy and great guide

Mary Mock

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 20/16

Excellent and knowledgable guide. With out Dino we would have missed or overlooked the true gems of the Vatican.

James Cantwell

Australia
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jan 7/16

Patricia Cicala

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 31/15

Dino was Fabulous!! He was so very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.

Karl Shallenberger

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 20/15

Raymond Mathews

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 22/15

Dino provided us with valuable "behind the scenes" insight only an insider can provide. He obviously loves his work & shares his love of his city with his guests. We learned so much from Dino that we would never of learned on a regular tour. Thank you Dino, for a wonderful tour. We will recommend you every opportunity we get.

Beryl Mell

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 9/15

We thoroughly enjoyed our guide,Dino. I rank him and the tour a 5 plus.

Kelly Larkin

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 8/15

Dino is wonderful! He is brilliant and extremely knowledgeable. We cannot recommend his highly enough. He is a very pleasant and easy to get along with! Thank you Dino!

Sean Fornash

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 28/15

Katherine Toscana

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 22/15

Dino was extremely knowledgable in all matters of the Vatican. He gave us a wonderful in depth tour. I would highly recommend him.

Jan Brown

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (5 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Mar 20/15

A tour with Dino to Vatican City is highly recommended for anyone visiting Rome. The only problem is that the tour ends! Dino is incredibly knowledgable of the art in the museums, the Sistene Chapel and Basilica and the development of the Catholic Church in general., his knowledge is matched by his enthusiasm. Truly a delightful day. Dino purchased the tickets so we could skip the lines which is highly recommended. Dino made history come alive. We look forward to our next visit and next tour with

Robert H.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 21/14

Dino is a tremendous guide. He holds a PhD. in history and has unique experience with all of Roman history. He has studied in the Vatican library and knows the Vatican well. Highly recommended.

Gregory Granato

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 4/14

The tour with Dino was amazing, we truly appreciated his knowledge and his authentic enthusiasm . He expertly guided us through a very busy Vatican museum and made sure we saw all the sights. I could not imagine the experience without him.

Debbie Nelson

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 17/14

Wow! What an afternoon it was with Dino at the Vatican. His historical knowledge and expertise were incredible; after all his masters and PhD is in history which is one of the reasons I chose him for our guide for 2 days in Roma. He brought history to life in an entertaining and personable way and his passion for his Eternal City, Italy, and the Vatican was obvious. I would highly recommend Dino for any of his tours. Grazie mille Dino, you were fantastico! Bravo!!

Jocelyn Austria

Newtown, PA, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Aug 4/14

Dino was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable, patient and considerate. He is and asset to your services. We enjoyed our tour

Rusty Bascom

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 27/14

Dino greeted us at our hotel, provided a brief overview in English to the scheduled tour for the day, and then directed us a to a taxi to the Vatican City. The tour was for myself and my 16-year-old daughter. We bypassed the HUGE lines thanks to Dino and then went inside. He provided an informative summary on the Vatican's history before taking us through the highlights of the museums, through the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and outside. Very efficient, thorough, and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Bascom, THANK YOU a lot for your nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you! Dino

John Ziegler

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 6/14

We found Dino to be a most informative and effective guide. His knowledge of the treasures in the Vatican along with the history behind them was most interesting. Despite the crowds, he always got to optimal vantage points and always took the time necessary to explain what we were seeing and answer our questions. Purchasing tickets in advance enabled us to avoid extremely long lines. His English was very good. We would highly recommend hiring him as a guide.

Gil Hadar

Israel
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line! Explore the living heart of the Christendom, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 3/14

Dino is an excellent tour guide. He knows many aspects of the tour: historical, culture and artistic issues. I recommend Dino as a Rome tour guide

Pat P.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 25/14

We recently were given a tour by Dino of the Vatican, including the museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Dino was an excellent, knowledgeable,well prepared guide. There wasn't a question we asked that he couldn't answer. It was an extremely busy weekend in Rome due to the canonizations of two popes and having a private guide was so valuable. We were able to avoid the long lines and enjoy our visit with a wonderful guide.

David Jones

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Feb 24/14

Dino was terrific! He was very knowledgeable of the Vatican, Rome and the history of both. He was very personable and a lot of fun. We can recommend him highly.

Ann H.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Feb 18/14

Dino was excellent!

Brian Schwam

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Feb 6/14

Dino really knows his stuff! What a great tour. He really provided us with in depth information on the Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. Excellent tour.

Nena Taylor

Switzerland
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Dec 31/13

Dino was fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed his extensive knowledge through our journey of Vatican City. His professional presentation & guidance was outstanding. I would highly recommend Dino for any tour of Rome.

Fiona Woodrow

Australia
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Dec 27/13

Dino was brilliant. He was our best tour guide in Rome. He is a must! We loved our morning tour of the Vatican. Thank you.

John Glover

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Dec 23/13

Absolutely outstanding. The booking, coordination and meeting for our tour was seamless. Entry into the Vatican Museums was simple and went smoothly. Before we began, we spent a significant time discussing some Papal history and we're able to build new connections in our personal understanding; those connections were reinforced and expanded by what we experienced in our travels through the Museum galleries. We were very satisfied and plan to return for a tour of Rome's hidden treasures

Marlene Bankwitz

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Nov 25/13

Knowledgeable and passionate about art. Knew all there was to know on the Vatican art collections.

Ron Wilkinson

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Nov 6/13

Very helpful!

Richard Thompson

New Zealand
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 18/13

My wife and I had the Vatican tour with Dino today. This was an excellent tour. The items viewed during the tour of the Vatican Museum were outstanding whilst the tour of St Peter's was also not too be equaled. What made the tour complete and most pleasant was the professionalism and knowledge of our guide Dino. His command of the history of the Vatican and it's collections as well as of St Peter's enriched the experience beyond anything we could have hoped for.

Gary Brooks

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 14/13

Dino was prompt, well informed and very thorough in his preparation. We appreciated the extent to which he prepared us with information before actually beginning the site visits. I would certainly recommend him enthusiastically

Joshua Schwartz, PhD

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Oct 1/13

Dino was kind, flexible and knowledgeable. He did as promised and saved us a huge amount of time by purchasing everything in advance. He knows his facts, short cuts and was just a nice guy all around. We were very pleased with our days with him and wouldnt hesitate to recommend him!

Debra Gage

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 25/13

Dino was fantastic! Very knowledgable, friendly, prompt and professional. Will ask him to guide us again on our next visit to Rome.

Ralph Wittkopp

South Africa
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Aug 16/13

Line-up to get in to the museum without guide was 2 to 3 hours. Skipping the line was a huge benefit. The museum was very full but Dino managed to guide us through it in a way which also allowed to enjoy and understand the art we were seeing. He included our 8 year old son when explaining and made the visit really worth the while. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent guide!! Highly recommmended!

Annette Marquez

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Aug 8/13

We are still talking about our tours by Dino. I am so lucky we found this site with Dino. We never thought it was possible to do everything we wanted to do in 2 days but Dino did it and he definitely knows his stuff. We learned more and did more than others we talked to. There was so much to see and Dino explained everything to us even using photos to show us before and afters. Thanks for such a great tour, we will never forget our trip there.

Kevin K.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Aug 6/13

We were concerned during the first few moments with Dino as he had a fairly thick accent, but it took about 1 minute to get used to it and we understood every word he said. We aren't sure if there is anyone who knows more about the Vatican and its history, he knew EVERYTHING! He was the most respectful guide we saw when it came to respecting the rules and he made sure that we never breezed by something important, nor did we dwell on the less significant items when there was so much more to see.

Chris Ford

Australia
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 22/13

Dino made the tour extremely enjoyably and informative. His passion for the subject was infectious to all four of us, including a self confessed History hater. Dino certainly went above and beyond what we all expected from this tour to such an extent that we have already advised friends that intend traveling to Rome to use his services.

Magda Reyes

Miami, FL, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 16/13

This tour was fabulous! Dino is so knowledgeable and pleasing. Our whole family was fascinated with Dino, we had a wonderful time and the kids absorbed alot of information and thoroughly enjoyed Dino's interaction with them. We will never forget this fabulous tour, thanks to Dino.

Jeffrey P.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 17/13

Dino was prompt, friendly, and very informative on our Vatican Museums Tour. We were a party of 7 and everyone was thrilled. We would recommend him without reservations!

Mary Beth L.

Italy
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 14/13

Our group of 9 spent our 2nd day in Rome on a Vatican Tour with our Private Guide, Dino. What an amazing morning! Dino met us in our hotel lobby and rode with us to the Vatican. The lines were very long but Dino had a reservation for us and we went right in. We rented the headsets and I highly recommend them. We could hear Dino clearly and he has such a great knowledge of all the sights in the Vatican. We saw more in 3 hours with Dino than we would have seen in a full day on our own.

Maria Alma

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 10/13

Dino was on time, very formal, and knowable, highly recommend the Vatican Tour w Him!

Molly C.

Evanston, IL, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 3/13

My family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed and learned so very much from our tour operator, Dino. He is a scholar, extremely knowledgeable and turns the complicated history of the Vatican into a very engaging historical story. He consistently refers back to facts and brings the tourist up to date, so that one is not lost in facts, numbers, dates and more facts. Definitely would go on a tour with Dino again! Even my 16 year old grandson was fascinated! Superior Guide to Rome!