Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome Italy by Tour Guide Manuela S. (Guide #23720)


Neil Rothstein

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour plus Colosseum and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

Seem to be many great options for guides in Rome but we're thrilled we worked with Manuela. We booked at the last minute and she set up a customized tour well suited for our family including our two daughters - 12 and 10. She's incredibly knowledgeable and has a wonderful disposition. Highly, highly recommend!

Cynthia Chin

United States
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Tour: #387923, Highlights of Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

If we could give her 10 stars, we would. Manuela was nothing short of awesome. ABSOLUTELY BOOK HER. Her tour was informative but really fun. She had fun facts and interesting stories that inspired our kids to ask her all sorts of questions about the various sites we were visiting. She spent several years in Australia as a young child which helped her master the English language later in life. Since we don't speak Italian, it was important for us to have a guide that spoke English well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Cynthia. Thank you for taking the time to share. Your family was amazing to be with. Hope you will be back one day. Grazie.

Michael Simmons

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

This is our second tour with Manuala and it was even better than the 5 star first tour. She provides easily understandable context for the rich history of the Vatican and all its art. My wife and 2 adult children all had great fun and learned much from our time with Manuela.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie to you and your family.

Michael Simmons

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 22/18

Manuela is a terrific guide. She was excited to share the history of Rome with my family and it was contagious. She was flexible, answered every crazy question and had great visual tools to help us understand. Her English was perfect. You can't go wrong with Manuela!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I am glad you all enjoyed your Colosseuma ad Ancient Rome tour, A presto I hope.

W Ingram

PALM HARBOR, FL, United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Manuela did an excellent job on our tour of the Vatican. She was very knowledgeable, informative, punctual, and adaptive considering we had 2 small children. I was impressed that she used an Ipad to add further to the richness of the history of not only the Vatican but Rome itself. I would definitely recommend her especially if you have children in your group due to her gentle and friendly nature. Thank you Manuela!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you and your family had a splendid time. Thank you for a grand review and when you will be back let me know. Grazie

Catalina Febo

Australia
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

Manuela was wonderful. We wanted a tour only of the Colosseum and she organised tickets to enter through the arena door. We had 4 children and she kept them engaged with interesting facts for 1.5 hours. We will highly recommend her and hope to do a tour with her again when we are back in Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catalina. I will be here if you want to discover more of my wonderful Roma. Grazie

Barbara Robinson

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Manuela is a great guide. My family of 8--- all ages were very impressed with her comments about the Vatican.

Cheryl Betz

United States
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Tour: Vatican & Colosseum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 12/18

PERFECTO!! BRAVO! Do this tour with Manuela! AMAZING!!! Couldn't imagine seeing ALL the sites, historical information, & spending our day touring Rome & Vatican City with anyone but Manuela! Her vast knowledge of the city & history makes the "First Tour of Venice" a MUST! Manuela met us at our hotel & off we went! Her friendliness & extensive knowledge of Rome history & it's icons made this a favorite tour! We dined at a authentic, family home cooked meal restaurant & shared stories (we felt like family)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Cheryl and Joseph. We did have a splendid day, laughter, culture, art, food. Thank you for your blasting review. Hope you will be back with your daughter and son in law. Grazie. Manuela

Chris Kosak

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Manuela was fantastic, knowledgeable, patient and professional. She met us on time exactly where she said she would. She was knowledgeable regarding the logistics of the museum, the lines, the tickets and the "personalities" of the guards and staff. She was extremely knowledgeable regarding the art, architecture, history and politics -- she really made this a truly wonderful experience for our family, spanning ages from 2-years old through 65-years old. Highly recommended!

Darin M.

Australia
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Manuela was most knowledgeable with an amazing memory for dates and people. The additional images and information were great to bring things Intomperspective. It was an enjoyable afternoon for the family and covered a lot of information in a short period. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille. I am very pleased you all enjoyed the tour, was a pleasure meeting you and your family and being your guide.

Jeanne Mark

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

BEST EVER TOUR GUIDE! Manuela is extremely professional, courteous, punctual and accommodating. She always had her client's best interest at hand. She was prepared with diagrams, drawings and an electronic notebook for visual learning. One of the reasons we chose her was because of her immediate feedback to our e-mail inquiries. As a bonus, she was so friendly! We would DEFINITELY recommend her! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jeanne. Thank you for your kind words. I really hope you will be back in Rome some day. Ciao,

Maryanne Morrissey

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

We loved our tour with Manuela!! She was wonderful - so much knowledge and information. An unforgettable experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these special words. I am so glad you enjoyed and had a comfortable time. Grazie

Brandi Blair

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Manuela was amazing! We were at the end of two weeks and frankly my 12yo daughter had had enough of tours, but Manuela won even her over. She was incredibly knowledgeable but presented it in an exciting accessible way using awesome visuals, even 3-D glasses. We felt like we were there watching the gladiators! We did 3 Tours by locals and hers was by far the best. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I too enjoyed my time with you and your family. Thank you for this amazing review :)

Wade Lamble

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Manuela was wonderful. It was an extremely crowded and hot day but she still made our tour a wonderful visit. Her knowledge was extensive and our entire family learned something from her. I highly recommend using her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie. Thank you for choosing me as your guide and for this great review.

Robert Cohenour

United States
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Tour: #387923, Highlights of Rome Private Tour and Vatican Museums, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

This tour with Manuela was one of the best of seven we planned for our European trip. We started at the Spanish Steps,the Pantheon,palaces,the Vatican Museum,the Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilic. She obtained "skip the line" tickets for us and got us through large crowds to the most interesting portions of the museum.Her narrative was most informative and engaging. She also arranged a really cool local lunch at a family Ristorante which was grand. Very worth the money bringing an in depth perspective.

Robyn Landow

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

We had the pleasure of having Manuela as our tour guide for two days in Rome, and she was absolutely amazing. Because Rome was our first stop in Italy, we basically compared all of our other guides to her because she was so good! Manuela's knowledge of history, art, and culture was quite impressive, and she is a pleasure to learn from. We only wished we could have packed her up and taken her with us on the rest of our vacation! Manuela is also great with restaurant recommendations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I appreciate you taking time to share. Hope to see you in Rome again. Manuela

Robyn Landow

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

We had the pleasure of having Manuela as our tour guide for two days in Rome, and she was absolutely amazing. Because Rome was our first stop in Italy, we basically compared all of our other guides to her because she was so good! Manuela's knowledge of history, art, and culture was quite impressive, and she is a pleasure to learn from. We only wished we could have packed her up and taken her with us on the rest of our vacation! Manuela is also great with restaurant recommendations.

Dana Slavik

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/18

I highly recommend Manuela for your Tours By Locals guide in Rome. Manuela took our family through the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Forum and engaged both adults and children while explaining the extraordinary monuments and fascinating culture of ancient Rome. Manuela's love of archaeology and history comes through during her tours and she gave us many interesting facts and insights every step of the way. Thank you for a wonderful experience Manuela!

Roger Muscedere

United States
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Tour: #387923, Highlights of Rome Private Tour and Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/18

Ian Draffan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #387923, Highlights of Rome Private Tour and Vatican Museums, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Perfect in every way. The tour exceeded all of our expectations and Manuela was the perfect tour guide. Knowledgeable and charming in every way. Our tour couldn't have been better

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you and help you visit my city.

Gary Barfoot

Canada
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Manuela was great with our group of 13 people of varying ages. She answered all our questions, gave very interesting information and even kept our teenagers engaged. Manuela spoke very good english as well!

Robert Wood

United States
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Tour: #387923, Highlights of Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Manuela was a delight. Extremely informative. Personable. Indefatigable! She would be an excellent choice for anyone exploring Rome. We were very pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Glad to hear giĆ¹ had a great time. Hope to see you again in Rome.

Carol Conti

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

Manuela was a 5 star guide....have been on many tours all over the world....she ranks right at the top!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this great review. I am so glad to read you enjoyed your time with me and hope you will be back to visit more. Grazie!

Sujatha Nigam

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Maneula was an excellent tourguide and host. She showed us so many interesting things with fascinating stories of the history behind what we were seeing. We never would have been able to appreciate all she showed us without her as our guide. In addition she was very attentive to structuring the tour around 2 bathroom breaks, which was really helpful! We would most highly recommend her and we would absolutely book with her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you kind words. I really enjoyed my time with you and your lively family. Kind regards. Manuela S.

Brent Rohling

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Manuela was great!! Our tour of the Colosseum and surrounding was extremely educational and unique. Her knowledge of the area far surpassed our expectations as she was able to easily answer any questions we threw her way! Manuela was very personable and her tour took us exploring all the areas in and around the Colosseum, I would highly recommend her to anyone who is visiting Rome for the first time!!

Brandon Green

DC, United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Wow, Manuela is a walking encyclopedia on everything Rome. We had her only for a few short hours and our only regret was not booking her for the entire day. Her English is excellent, very clear, and she's patient and very enjoyable to spend time with. I highly recommend Manuela.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for everything. I hope you will be back to see more. Kind regards. Manuela S.

Davdatt Patel

United States
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

highly recommend this tour guide and will look her up next time we are in Rome - she went above and beyond securing tickets when the time we were going to be able to tour were sold out. My sons enjoyed discussing with her the different museums within the vatican museum system.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I look forward to meeting you again.

Darbi Desch

Netherlands
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

I am having trouble finding words that describe how great Manuela is at her job. This was the only tour in my life that I honestly felt I paid too little for. Manuela was knowledgeable, patient, and prepared to make this an unforgettable experience for our family. She was able to entertain both our two toddlers and us with the aid of a tablet and several books, which brought her words to life. Because of that, this tour was the highlight of our trip and I would recommend Manuela to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to be with you and your family at the Colosseum. I really hope you will be back some day and we will meet again. Manuela

Josefa Mayer

Germany
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

The colosseum and ancient rome tour with Manuela has been a great start for us on our first full day in Rome. We found Manuela very easily at the meeting point. From then on we had three hours of very entertaining and informative sightseeing. We enjoyed the tour very much. ..Manuela was very well prepared with explanatory materials suitable to all ages in the group. Our guide Manuela was very engaged and really brought history to life for us. We will take home with us lots of wonderful impressions!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. A presto :) Manuela