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


Ali Hampton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

This was the second of two tours we took with Manuela, and again she was knowledgeable and entertaining. Her introduction to Michaelangelo and the Sistine Chapel was brilliant, and my daughter and I loved her extra materials and anecdotes. We came away with a wealth of knowledge, having seen and learnt things we would never have got from just going by ourselves, and having been thoroughly entertained in the process. We would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Wonderful to know that Michelangelo has another fan in Emily.

Mihai Carp

Belgium
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

A fabulous tour , Manuela was super and adapted her explanations to our three kids who - like us - left Rome full of wonderful impressions ! Five stars well deserved . We look forward to calling on Manuela again when next in the eternal city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille. Your children made my job very easy. Hope to meet you all in Rome once more. Manuela

Ali Hampton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

This was the first of two tours we took with Manuela. She organised our tickets, and took us through a special entrance away from the crowds. She was very knowledgeable and engaging, with lots of entertaining anecdotes and additional materials on her tablet to show to my daughter. She flexed the itinerary to match our specific interests, and gave us a thoroughly enjoyable tour. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille. Such great feedback, from the mother of a 15 year old lovely girl, on an historical Ancient Rome and Vatican tour is highly rewarding. Glad to know you had a great time. Hope to see you on Rome with the rest of the family. Best. Manuela

Xantha Berger

Netherlands
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Tour: #386284, Vatican Museums Highlights Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

Manuela was our fantastic guide for 2 days. We visited the Vatican and the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. She is very knowledgable, is a pleasure to listen to, speaks very good English and has a good sense of humour. She managed to keep our two teenage boys entertained throughout the tours, which is an accomplishment by itself!!! We felt very lucky we choose her and we would definitely recommend her to anyone!! Next time in Rome we hope to see more with Manuela by our side!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Xantha. Had a great time meeting you and showing you my wonderful Roma. Grazie.

Susan Jackman

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

We had the most wonderful morning with Manuela on her Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour. She was able to find special tickets for us that allowed us to stand on the Arena level which was really amazing. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastically shared with us her love of Roma. We highly recommend Manuela. Thank you for the special time you shared with us, Manuela.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille for this positive feedback. Very rewarding for me to know you had a great time. Hope to see you again in Rome for more adventures. Best. Manuela

James David Wagner

United States
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Tour: #387923, Highlights of Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Manuela did two different tours for us -- one day apart - she is an excellent guide - you will not be disappointed -- she based her tour - on our rate of participation -- there was never a rushed feeling. She was extremely patient and kind - to answer all questions asked.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cannot thank you enough for your kind words. Happy to know you all had a great time, it was a pleasure for me to show you my wonderful Roma. Grazie.

James David Wagner

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

Manuela was an excellent choice for a guide to Rome & The Vatican. Extremely knowledgeable - but you can get that from many guides - the thing that made this tour so wonderful - she is full of personality - she reads her quest well - and will take the tour at their pace - no rushing - everything is on the guest schedule - and ability to walk and enjoy. I would HIGHLY recommend Manuela for a private tour - or a small group - You will not be disappointed.

Rebecca Guarneschelli

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

Manuela was amazing! Her depth of knowledge was incredible- we learned so much during our time with her. Far exceeded expectations! Highly, highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille. If ever you will be back in Rome, be sure to let me know. My pleasure to be your guide. Arrivederci. Manuela

Paula Maggi

Australia
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Tour: #387923, Highlights of Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

Manuela was a warm, incredibly knowledgable and relaxed private tour guide that made our short visit to Roma so memorable. We were 3 friends with limited time in Rome so Manuela's 3 hour highlight walking tour is a 'must do' on your next visit to Rome. Thank you Manuela!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Paula thank you very much for your kind words. Hope you will be back. Ciao. Manuela

Mary Baisch

United States
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Tour: #386285, Colosseum Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Manuela is amazing! Her love of her job and sharing the history of the sights we saw was so evident in her enthusiasm. She drew us in to such an adventure by her knowledge. Every question we had was met with such a joy and willingness to share her knowledge. It was hard to say goodbye to her at the end of the tour. I would highly recommend her to everyone looking for the perfect tour and perfect day in Rome. Thank you Manuela from us all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Maria. You were all a great pleasure to be with. Hope you will be back one day soon. Arrivederci in Roma.

David Thomson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #394039, Best of Rome driving tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

I could not recommend Manuela more highly. She gave our group of 7 a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting tour of Rome. Not only was she an expert on her city but delivered her explanations in clear terms and also with some humour. Our 6 hour tour just seemed to pass so quickly and all members were full of compliments to her. And also Alexi , the driver, was most competent and polite. Regards - David Thomson.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your kind words. You had such a lovely party, I so enjoyed showing you my wonderful Roma. A presto.

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.

Bob Patev

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

Wonderful tour of Rome and Manuela was a great guide with lots of interesting facts and information. It was a great start to our visit to Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these kind words and for choosing me as your guide in Rome. Ciao

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