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
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
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
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
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
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
Joni RenardNew Iberia, 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
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.
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
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
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
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
David DahnUnited States
Sergio packed as much into a day in Rome as he could. We saw in one day what it took us three days to figure out on our own. He clearly knew how to get around in Rome and was well informed on the history and significance of the monuments and other points of interest he shows us. The catacombs tour at the end was well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao David, thanks!! Hope to see you soon back here! All my best Sergio
Jennifer CaffeyUnited States
Sergio was an amazing guide. He was so knowledgeable and was very flexible. He listened to what we wanted and recommended the best areas to visit. We felt we really had an in depth view of Rome and saw places that we never even dreamed of. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting the most personal/ extensive tour of Rome. We would have loved to have him with us our entire trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jennifer, guests like you make my job a pleasure!! Thanks for your nice comments and evaluation. A big hug to all of you: tell Lance I was really impressed by his patience and resistance!! At his age I would never be quiet! Ciao, hope to meeting again all of you soon Sergio
Gerald ScottUnited States
Sergio is very knowledgeable and showed me all of the highlights of Rome in a day. The tour was just fantastic. Jerry Scott
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jerry, it was great being with you and sharing our passion for history and..opera!! Hope meeting you again soon All my best Ciao Sergio