Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Elisa T. (Guide #28884)


Deanna Wong

Singapore
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Tour: Vatican Museums and its Hidden Gems, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Feb 20/20

Wonderful tour. We already had great full day walking tour of the main highlights of Rome with Elisa the day before and also booked her for a separate tour of the Vatican. The hidden gems tour included a private tour of the sculptures and Elisa was amazing and engaging throughout. Not an easy task when you have a 14 year old tagging along but our daughter was thoroughly enthralled! Elisa made the whole tour fun and interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille for your wonderful review! And thanks again for the great videos...I'll treasure the time spent together forever :) Looking forward to welcome you again in Rome!!! Your new friend Elisa :)

Deanna Wong

Singapore
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Tour: #535277, Colosseum+Arena Floor+Highlights Of Rome - Private City Walking Tour for Deanna Wong, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 19/20

We got more than what we expected. Elisa has an amazing understanding of Roman history only a true local would possess. We walked 20,491steps/15.4km in one day exploring the colosseum, its surrounding areas and all the main highlights, and possibly every piazza in Rome. Woven into this tour were colourful stories depicting Roman life from multiple points of view. She also changed the tour to include more eats when she realised we were foodies too! Our 14 year old daughter also enjoyed this immensely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great time I had!!! I enjoyed each step with you and we could have gone much more further if only we had the time... You made my days :) Great company, wonderful family, nice talks, good food...nothing more I could have asked for!!!

Amy Bertrand

United States
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, grazie mille for your 5 stars review! I really hope to welcome you in Rome again :)

Fred Hancock

United States
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Tour: Vatican Museums and its Hidden Gems, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Nov 9/19

So much to see here. Having guide access to bypass the ticket lines and see special sections was fabulous. We engaged Elisha for 3 tours in 3 days and she was the perfect guide for us. Enthusiastic and bright, she gave use a great tour. This was the first time we had hired our own guide and we would highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me also for your Vatican Museums Tour, I hope to welcome you in Rome for other experiences!

Fred Hancock

United States
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Tour: #429946, Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

We did not get great weather for our tour, but even thru the rain, Elisha gave a great tour and shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for ancient Rome. We had 3 days in Rome and Elisha gave us 3 morning tours and offered suggestions for what we could do in our afternoons. The best way to see Rome without having your nose in a tour book, taking in everything while listening and watching. It also keeps you free to take pictures and ask questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these words! It was a pleasure sharing my knowledge with you, we had a great time together. Time for pictures is necessary if you're touring in Rome :) I hope to tour again with you

Fred Hancock

United States
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Tour: #429909, Borghese Gallery Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Elisha was great! Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The timed entry only allows 2 hrs in the museum and without her experience, we would not have been able to get to as much as we did. Great museum enhanced by a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review! I'm so glad you liked the Borghese Gallery Museum, it is one of my favourite museums! I really enjoyed touring with you :)

Stephen McFarland

United States
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Tour: Vatican Museums and its Hidden Gems, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 18/19

Great experience. Our guide had lots of local and broad knowledge. Skip the lines is a real thing with them AND we had access to areas no other tours had. I would definitely use Tours By Locals again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stephen, I'm very glad to hear you appreciated the tour! The special areas of the Vatican Museums is a unique experience! Thank you for choosing me as your guide, it was a pleasure touring with you Elisa

Barbara Doka

United States
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Tour: Vatican Museums Hidden Gems & Highlights of Rome for Barbara Doka, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 19/19

Our guide Elisa is amazing!!! A few emails back and forth and Elisa created the perfect 1 day agenda we all enjoyed. We saw and learned so much in our 7 hours together. Private guided tour the whole day including Vatican City, skip the lines, all the highlights in Rome we asked to see, a driver and of course Gelato! We were a family of 6 adults and they are all still talking about how wonderful our day with Elisa was! We highly recommend our guide Elisa you will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao dear Barbara, I'm so touched by your review...GRAZIE GRAZIE GRAZIE MILLE!!! I enjoyed touring with all of you, I had a great time and I'll never forget you. I hope to see you again! A big hug from Italy

Lucinda Lord

United States
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Process was a wonderful experience, liked skipping the lines especially. Elisa took care of the taxi and he arrived timely. Tour guide gave lots of good information, patient with our questions. It's amazing how much she showed us in 3 hours, we got lots done and enjoyed everything. Elisa was good with our two boys (ages 16 and 12). Elisa communicated twice with me via email of ahead of time, it was nice to know everything was on track.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Luci, Thank you very much for your sweet feedback. It was such a pleasure to be your guide, and I loved touring with your boys. I hope to see you again! Arrivederci!

Osama Ramadan

Tampa, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #535277, Highlights of Rome and Colosseum Private Tour for Osama Ramadan, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

We could not have asked for a better person, guide and companion. Elisa was a breath fresh air to be around. Accommodating, pleasant, professional and very knowledgeable. She made our day easy and very enjoyable. We enjoyed her company. OUTSTANDING!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: GRAZIE MILLE Osama, it was such a pleasure to meet you and your family. I so enjoyed assisting in your planning before and during your stay. You have such a lovely family. Come back soon dear friends. All my best, Elisa.

Osama Ramadan

Tampa, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour for Osama Ramadan, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

We could not have asked for a better person, guide and companion. Elisa was a breath fresh air to be around. Accommodating, pleasant, professional and very knowledgeable. She made our day easy and very enjoyable. We enjoyed her company. OUTSTANDING!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I miss you all, I feel like you're part of my family! Osama, Dina, Nadine and Samy, you're in my heart. A big hug to all of you, Elisa.

Cara Chiarappa

United States
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Tour: #429946, Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Elisa was great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review! I really enjoyed touring with you!

Catherine Hansen

United States
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Tour: Special Full Day Rome Tour - for Cathrine Hansen, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 28/19

What a fabulous day in Rome! Elisa was so nice, friendly, and so informative. Her knowledge of Rome and the Vatican was incredible. We learned so much and had fun while doing so. She made everything so interesting! She is a wonderful guide and I highly recommend her. Thank you for such a wonderful day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Catherine! Grazie for your review. I also had a wonderful time with you and I hope to meet you again! Thanks also for your patience, I'm feeling better now :)

Albert Davis

United States
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Tour: #429946, Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Elisa was a great guide, very knowledgeable and understandable. She wisked us through the lines and made what was a very hot day comfortable and enjoyable. We highly recommend her. John and Noel Davis

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao John and Noel, Grazie for your kind words! I really had a nice time with you. Come back soon in Rome!

Leonie S.

Australia
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Vatican museums. Transport to the Vatican City was simple. Entering the museums was easy, breezing past long lines. Elisa provided information and context each step of the way. The museums and St Peter's are well worth visiting. Elisa is a wonderful tour guide who managed to provide an engaging tour with interesting and funny insights and anecdotes along the way. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonie, grazie mille for the nice review :) Touring in June can be hard, especially in busy sites as the Vatican Museums. But we made it and we had a great time together!!! I'm so glad you have a good memory of the tour, I really enjoyed your company and your attention to my explanations. Arrivederci!

Christopher Croot

United States
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Tour: Vatican Museums and its Hidden Gems, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 21/19

Elisa T. was a wonderful tour guide in Rome! We give her a 5 out of 5! She should be teaching at a University with her knowledge of history, humanities and political history. She spoke English extremely well and went out of her way to accommodate us, especially when my son was not feeling so well. We hope to visit Rome in December 2020; we will request her as our tour guide again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for leaving such a nice review on my profile! Grazie mille I hope to see you again in December 2020!!!

Deb Zapata

United States
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

Elisa was a wonderful tour guide. Very nice time touring the Vatican and St Peter Basilica in June 2019 with my sister Deb . She made the tour great Very knowledgeable and everything was right on time and convenient.She is the best. Loved her. Thank you for a wonderful time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And YOU are wonderful Guests!!! I really had a nice time touring with you. A big hug from Rome

Katherine Thiesse

United States
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

Elisa was delightful and very interesting and informative. My 22 and 25 year old children had a great introduction to the Vatican , Sistine chapel and museums without being completely overwhelmed. Skipping the very long lines was also a plus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Katherine, Thanks for your sweet review. I had a lovely time with you and your family. Hoping to meet you again!

Mary Calbone

United States
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Elisa was great! Very knowledgeable and engaging. We would definitely request her when we return! mc

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille!!! We had a great time together and I hope to have the chance to meet you again!

Sidney Horn

Canada
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Tour: #535277, Angels and Demons, The Path of the Illuminati Tour for Sidney Horn, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

I visited Rome with 2 teenagers. We took 3 separate tours with Elisa. We loved this one. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She enhanced our trip tremendously

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is one of my favourite tours, and having you as my guests made it very special. Grazie mille!

Sidney Horn

Canada
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 5/19

Wonderful tour given by a wonderful guide. She is knowledgeable and friendly. She truly enhanced our experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille!

Sidney Horn

Canada
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Tour: #429946, Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

Excellent tour given by a knowledgeable and friendly guide. I visited room with 2 teenagers. It enhanced their experience tremendously.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's very nice of you! Thanks for this beautiful review. It has been a pleasure to tour with you and your smart teenagers :) I hope to welcome you in Rome again one day!

David S.

United States
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Tour: #429946, Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 8/19

Elisa was incredibly accommodating and great to be around. She has extensive knowledge about the sites but was also very helpful in giving us a sense of real life in Italy/Rome. Elisa included ancient and recent history in our discussions. It was also fun for our family learning about each other and our lives. Picking us up at the hotel was very helpful and less stressful for our family. The actual tour was definitely everything we hoped for and a lifelong dream. Having a personal tour made our experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: GRAZIE MILLE DAVID! Your words are really touching. It's because of people like you that I love my job. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family and I'm happy you enjoyed touring with me. I look forward to see you again for your next Vacanze Romane!

Dina Cuff

United Kingdom
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Tour: #535671, Skip the line Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Elisa is charming and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Sistine Chaple, Vatican Museums and St Peters. Highly recommend booking skip the lines and collect from hotel. A perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dina, Time has passed since your stay in Rome...but still, I remember our tour with a big smile :D Grazie mille for your sweet review...YOU made my perfect day!!!

Tonita Moffatt-White

United Kingdom
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Tour: Sistine Chapel Express Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Nov 27/18

Alert, lively, accommodating, great personality. Elisa was perfect. A horrid wet day, she did not miss a beat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Tonita, despite the weather, we had a great time together and we enjoyed every moment of the tour! I really hope to see you again! A big hug to you and your family!

Al Walcroft

Canada
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Tour: #429946, Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Elisa was an excellent guide with limitless deep knowledge of all Rome history. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I did my best to resume many centuries of the Roman history in just few minutes...but thanks to your great immagintion your were able to see what I was describing you with my words. thanks for your nice comment about me!

Roseann P.

United States
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Tour: #429909, Borghese Gallery Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Elisa served as an amazingly informative and enjoyable tour guide. She was incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and very easy going. She was very punctual and waited patiently for us in our lobby. I would highly recommend anyone to hire her as their tour guide because she is well worth it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for this wonderful review. I m so happy you enjoyed the borghese gallery with me because it is my favourite museum of Rome and when I explain Bernini's statues or Caravaggio's paintings i try to transmit my passion about this genius and their works. I try to help my client read the emotions and the hidden messages of the most popular works of art....and you absorbed all!Thank for your attention.

Al Walcroft

Canada
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Tour: Sistine Chapel Express Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Sep 27/18

Elisa was an excellent guide with limitless deep knowledge of all Rome history. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I did my best to resume many centuries of the Roman history in just few minutes...but thanks to your great immagintion your were able to see what I was describing you with my words. thanks for your nice comment about me!

Mary Beth Edwards

United States
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Tour: #429946, Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

This was the second tour we had with Elisa. It was just as fabilous as the first We taylored our tour to add the Pantheon, which was amazing. After the tour of the Pantheon, we stopped for gelato at a local spot. We were really happy to have an energy bost before we set off on the main portion of our tour! Elisa's story telling about the Roman ruins and Coliseum really brought the tour to life. If you are in Rome, looking for a private tour I totally recommend taking a tour with Elisa!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to read that your enjoyed my explanations and that you appreciated my flexibility, as my object is to let my client finish the tour with a smile.... I always try to include in my itineraries coffee break, pizza taste or ice cream taste because good local food is part of the Italian culture! Thank you for your kind words and have a nice day.

Mary Beth Edwards

United States
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Tour: Sistine Chapel Express Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Sep 11/18

Elisa was absolutely awesome. She arrived at our hotel 15 min early. She explained what we were going to see during the taxi ride to the Sistine Chapel. When we arrived at Vatican City she ensured we made our way into the Vatican museum in an incredibly efficient manner. Once inside she gave us an overview of the Sistine Chapel on her iPad. The pictures really explained what we we're going to see. We were in the Chapel ahead of the crowds!! Elisa is a great story telller with a great sense of humor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao and grazie for touring with me! I appreciate the feedback you left me, and please let me know the next time you come to Rome so we can plan another tour. A presto! Elisa