Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome Italy by Tour Guide Dino M. (Guide #4122)


Anthony S.

United States
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Tour: #151706, Exclusive Custom Tour to the Capitoline Museums, Roman Forum and Palatine hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Dino was a fantastic guide. He was tireless and cared so deeply for the history that he bubbled over with enthusiasm. He came with a briefcase of supplental materials including an iPad with pictures that showed certain areas as historians think they were. We now have a great feel for the Forum and the Capitaline museum.

Gerald McCollam

United States
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Tour: #31341, The Hidden Rome - Off The Beaten Path Tour (4 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

Dino was fantastic! He met us at our front door on the Aventine Hill and guided us through the Aventine area, Circus Maximus, Palatine, Forum, Jewish Quarter and beyond. He was able to explain the significance of the area where we were staying with visits to the the Basilica S.S. Bonifacio e Alessio and the Basilica Santa Sabina. I would write much more but suffice it to say that our time in Rome was much grander with Dino's assistance early in the trip. I highly recommend Dino as a guide.

Robin Robie Lucero

United States
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Tour: #46858, Rome Shore Excursion for Cruise Visitors I- VIP full-day private tour (Ancient Rome + Vatican), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Wonderful tour!! We had limited time in Rome & Dino was able to complete all of our tour requests. He is very professional & knows the ends & outs of Rome without wasting valueable time. Thanks again for a great day in Rome.

Martin Katz

United States
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Tour: #46876, Exclusive Shore Excursion to Ancient Ostia, a great alternative to Pompei (6 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

Dino was wonderful in every way. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of everything Roman, both ancient & contemporary. He made sure we were comfortable at all times, could not have been more personable. We recommend him very highly.

Micheal Ayad

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3,5 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Again Dino was extremely professional and went out of his way to accommodate our family. We had a family member with limited mobility on this tour. Dino, got him a wheelchair to use at the Vatican museum to use through the tour then sat us at the Sistine Chapel and took the wheelchair back himself to allow us maximum time to enjoy the chapel. He is very knowledgeable and an excellent guide. This is our second time using his service and we will continue to ask for his help on our future Rome trips.

Micheal Ayad

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 21/18

Dino is fantastic. He is professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. This was our second trip engaging Dino's help and expertise and it was just as excellent as the first time. The tour was fantastic and covered the highlights of Ancient Rome without feeling rushed. We were all extremely satisfied. Thank Dino.

Rob Landgren

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Dino was one of the best guides we have ever had. He made the tour fun and had an extreme amount of knowledge of the subject. I had another tour of the Vatican years ago but this tour and guide was so much better and informative. He also loves his job and city and it shows in his tour. He also help us get back to the Metro and and made sure we were on the right station and train. When in Rome have Dino for a tour guide and you can't go wrong.

Richard Usher

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 10/18

Dino is very knowledgeable about the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Its a lot to cover in a tour, but he was able to adapt to focus on the areas on which we wanted to cover. He really likes to share his knowledge and was still enthusiastic on subjects he has probably covered many, many times.

Franco Montano

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

This tour was amazing! I absolutely loved Dino's tour. We really saw everything I wanted plus more. Dino was very nice, friendly and made sure everyone crossed the street safely. This could be somewhat of a challenge in Italy. He was very knowledgeable and had some surprises to really give you a good visualization of what you're looking at. Book this tour with Dino you will not regret it.

John Hipskind

United States
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Tour: #228055, VIP Private Rome By Night Tour (3 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

From the moment we started to the moment we finished, Dino was the consummate professional. He arrived early, provided information on the area we were staying in, and gave an amazingly interesting tour. He is great with families, keep things on schedule, and was always pointing out the interesting facts that kept all of us entertained and informed. Would go again!

Stephanie Voutselas

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Jennifer Scott

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Dino was great! He was very in tune to what my family needed at the time of this tour - my boys are 13/16 and were over touring, but Dino kept it short and sweet - he kept the tour moving. We spent most of our time at the Colosseum which is what we wanted to do :) this was a great tour for us and we thank you Dino!

Imran Ahmed

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

We had an amazing tour of Rome underground with Dino. His command of history is amazing , he showed us one of the most beautiful houses and temples from 1700-1800 years and last stop at Capuccin Church was very sobering and unique. He was amazing with our kids and help us understand with his pictorials of how all theses places looked like originally. Highly recommend Dino .

Catherine Varanka

United States
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Tour: #31341, The Hidden Rome - Off The Beaten Path Tour (4 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

Dino was prompt and deliberate in every aspect of this tour. He prepared for our comfort and well-being. The pace was easy yet utterly comprehensive as every aspect of the neighborhoods were illuminated: cultural trends, ancient structures, bridges, murals, gardens. Dino arranged a church visit to the significant Santa Maria recalling I'd hoped to light a memorial candle for a friend. Trastevere's diverse history relative to Rome's evolution came alive for us. He even planned for our walk back home.

Catherine Varanka

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

I'm sure I don't have the words that would adequately honor the experience my daughter and I had on Dino's tours. His encyclopedic knowledge of all things historical and contemporary in his beautiful Rome and the reverence he imparted for Vatican City was rivaled only by the love and passion through which he shared his itineraries. Well paced, yet dense. He suffused his narrations with documents and maps. EVERY moment with Dino was used to explore: artifacts, walls, floors, chambers, gardens, structures.

Kimberly Moore

United States
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Tour: #61497, Vatican and Colosseum Private Tour (5 hours and 30 minutes), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

Dino was a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed our tour. It is obvious he has a passion for history.

Jim Lewis

United States
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Tour: #61498, A True Roman Day, Discovering the "Great Beauty" of Rome (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

If you are in Rome, especially for the first time, you could not do anything better than to get a tour with Dino. We were there for 10 days and, by far, the highlight of our trip was the day and a half that we spent with Dino. He made it easy, educational, and most important, fun. He handled everything from the tickets to getting us across the street in an extremely fun and professional manner. We went to Florence for a day afterwards and all we could talk about was that we wished Dino was there.

Daniel Weissberg

Santa Ana, CA, United States
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Tour: #61514, VIP Day Excursion to Tivoli : Hadrian's Villa & Villa D'Este (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

My family really enjoyed the tour and found that Dino was extremely accommodating in regards to our needs. He and the driver went out of their way to add sites in Rome which we had yet to see. The lunch was perfect. Would strongly recommend Dino.

Edward R.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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.

Alka Farmer

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Dino made our trip to Rome perfect one. He brought visuals to help us understand better. He is so personable. He kept everyone entertained including us and my 14 and 9 year old. If I come back to Rome again, I would definitely do another tour with him.

Edward R.

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

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.

Kaiann Drance

United States
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Tour: #228055, VIP Private Rome By Night Tour (3 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Dino and our driver made this an incredible evening tour with facts, history, local information and lots of clear passion for the City of Rome and it's rich history. All of us enjoyed it very much and it will be a memorable and recommended part of our trip. Thank you!!

Anita B.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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

Lesa Skiles

United States
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Tour: #151706, Exclusive Custom Rome Walking Tour + Capitoline Museums, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

David Nicholds

Australia
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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.

Jocelynn Canizares

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Absolutely enjoyed the archaeological history behind each location. My boys of 18, 20, and 21 were engaged throughout the tour and also enjoyed the rich history of these places. I highly recommend taking this tour for anyone fascinated by archaeological history. Even if the tour is underground, there is still a fair amount of walking between locations, so prepare to bring lots of water especially if taking the tour in summer months.

James Goodwin

Canada
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Tour: #61498, A True Roman Day, Discovering the "Great Beauty" of Rome (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Tyler Finken

United States
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Tour: #228055, VIP Private Rome By Night Tour (3 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

This tour was by far our favorite part of our trip to Rome! Dino was incredibly personable and knowledgeable about every aspect of our trip. He and our driver, Andre, were at our hotel promptly at 9:15 and he had put thought into which sights would be best to see right at sunset. He was flexible and willing to show us an additional spot that we showed interest in... To top it all off, he was great at photography and took many great pictures of us to remember this wonderful tour and vacation!

Lilliamely King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #154552, Art & Wine: VIP Day Shore Excursion to the "Castelli Romani" (Alban Hills) (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Fantastic Tour! Our kids were celebrating their honeymoon. This was their second tour with Dino. Beautiful, Romantic and unique tour. Castelli Romani has a lot to offer. Dino was the perfect Guide to share the history, food and wine of this region. Highly recommend this tour if you want to get away from Rome for a day. Dino is full of information and loved to share his knowledge. Friendly, polite. Great sense of humor. The best of the best!

Lilliamely King

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

Suzanne Wagner

Italy
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

My son and I both enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide Dino was fantastic. I appreciated the time he took to interact with my son and tailor the tour to our interests.

Laura Moritz

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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.

Amy Lockard

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Great tour! Dino did an amazing job and made our whole experience wonderful! Thank you Dino!

Courtney Yeakel

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Dino is incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him.

Paula Stallard

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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

Fred Walker

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Gabriella Cabassi

Italy
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

I would have given more stars if at all possible. Dino is fantastic, I actually cannot wait to go back to Rome to contact him again for another tour. He is super knowledgeable, professional and very pleasant. We would totally recommend to contact him if you want to have an informative tour which is also filled with little, interesting details about the splendid Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Jeanie Milliken

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Dino guided our tour of Rome today! We were impressed by the wide variety of instructional materials he used such as pictures, charts and his tablet! We have taken many tours but this was the best as far as information given, timing and the way he moved us through a lot of attractions without hurrying! It was perfect! We highly recommend him.

Ann Cecilia Pifer

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/18

This was our second tour with Dino on this trip, and it was perhaps even more amazing than the first. He is so incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and good at sharing his knowledge with visitors. I can't imagine visiting these locations without this kind of expert guide.

Ann Cecilia Pifer

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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!

Laura O.

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Dino M. was outstanding! He is an excellent tour guide!! He was friendly, personable, and very pleasant. He eagerly shared his vast knowledge of Rome history, architecture, and art. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour of ancient Rome! We will share our great experience with Tours by Locals and especially Dino M. with our friends. Thank you, Laura

James Miller

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Wonderful tour with Dino! We went on the underground tour. Dino even customized it for us! One of the best guides we ever had! Learned a great deal and had fun...If I go back, we will be calling Dino for sure. I think this is a great website and highly recommend to anyone who wants a high quality tour.

Linda Rappold

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (6 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

This was the best tour on our entire European trip. Dino was fantastic, knowledgeable about the area, history and was able to navigate us around the colosseum and Vatican with ease. My husband is handicapped and he was still able to enjoy the colosseum with Dino's help. Unfortunately the Vatican has stairs which didn't work for my husband but Dino arranged for a cab to take him back to the hotel. He was so accommodating and maneuvered us through the vast complex with ease. I'd give him 10 stars!!

Susan F.

Omaha, NE, United States
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Tour: #157067, To ROME with Love - VIP Rome Shore Excursion for cruise visitors, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Our tour of Rome was great and Dino was a wonderful guide. He was extremely organized, knowledgeable and very personable. We only had one day in Rome while we were in port with our cruise ship and we were able to see so much of the city thanks to Dino!

Alice Moran

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

My husband and I had the pleasure of touring Rome with Dino. The tour included the Vatican, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Coliseum. We were both so impressed with Dino's knowledge, attention to detail, and unending energy and enthusiasm. Dino personalized the tour by offering breaks and rest stops as needed. He went well beyond expectations in providing us a most complete and upscale tour. I would recommend him to any friends visiting Rome. Alice & Tom

Annette Kelley

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Dino was friendly and very knowledgable. We learned so much about the art in the Vatican and the history of the papacy. Even though it was quite crowded he made our tour special by pointing out little details we would have missed on our own. Wish we had had more time for a even more, like the picture gallery. Highly recommend this tour and this guide.

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Martin Sanchez

Oakland, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #151706, [New Tour] "The Museum of the Museums"- Exclusive Tour to the World's oldest public museum: Capitoline Museums (2,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Outstanding tour of the first public museum. Dino was fantastic! Of all the museum's we've toured in Rome this was my favorite. Dino's extensive knowledge was obvious. You will not be disappointed.

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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!

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #228055, VIP Private Rome By Night Tour (3 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

This is was an excellent tour at the beginning of our stay. Dino met us at our hotel and we were driven around Rome at night to see all the main sites. The car was extremely clean and comfortable. Dino talked us through all the key sites we were visiting and took us to really good spots for photos. He also made good recommendations for places to eat during our stay and we ended up in the Temple of Gelato! A really good tour that covers a lot of ground but with plenty of stops to get out and take photos.

Cesar Alvarez

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

We did two tours with Dino while in Rome: Ancient Rome and Vatican Basic tours. Dino is a great tour guide as he is very knowledgeable about Rome and the Vatican. I liked his story telling about Rome. You could tell he really enjoys his work because his eyes would light up while telling us the stories. Not just dry facts. His magic bag of pictures and iPad really help convey information. He is patient and flexible. Because we visited during the holidays, he was good on trying to work around the crowds.

Kendra Kay

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Dino was an outstanding and highly knowledgeable guide. He provided fascinating commentary that engaged both adults and kids in our group. He knew exactly how to navigate the throngs, the best photo spots, and gave us adequate time to see the major attractions. It was a very high yield tour and he was also extremely warm and friendly to all.

Michelle White

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Dino was the perfect tour guide for our first trip to Rome! He was charming, professional and incredibly knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the city. Dino brought the ancient sites to life with interesting facts along the way. We covered a great deal of ground during our 3 hour walking tour, and kept us interested the entire time. He even took us to a few "secret" spots for great photo opportunities. If you're looking for an expert guide to ancient Rome, look no further than Dino!

Cesar Alvarez

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

We did two tours with Dino while in Rome: Ancient Rome and Vatican Basic tours. Dino is a great tour guide as he is very knowledgeable about Rome and the Vatican. I liked his story telling about Rome. You could tell he really enjoys his work because his eyes would light up while telling us the stories. Not just dry facts. His magic bag of pictures and iPad really help convey information. He is patient and flexible. Because we visited during the holidays, he was good on trying to work around the crowds.

Jenny Hunter

United States
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Tour: #61498, A True Roman Day, Discovering the "Great Beauty" of Rome (6 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

Dino was truly amazing! He made our day in Rome memorable in so many ways. Not only did he show us the major sites, but he also showed us some of his favorite spots and "secret" places to enjoy the beauty of the city from the side of someone that truly loves the history, culture, and sites of Rome. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny/entertaining, flexible, and gave us so many memories that we will have forever. You will not be disappointed! I wish we had more time with him over our trip.

Heather Stewart

grand forks, BC, Canada
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Dino was wonderful! He was very informative and fun. We were a group of 5 with 2 children and Dino made the tour fun and accessible for them. He carried with him a series of pictures to help their imagination and his English was excellent and his knowledge was extensive. He made the ruins come alive for us. His timing was superb as we arrived at places before the crowds got too big. We would highly recommend Dino for your tour.

Meredith Brace

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Our first time in Italy, and Dino, our guide in Rome, set the pace. He was a wealth of knowledge of all things Vatican and had a clear and complete answer for every question our group of six came up with. He was very professional, and delivered his proficiency of history with warmth and preciseness. Dino pointed things out within the museums that we would never have noticed, all with explanations to ensure our understanding. We hope to hire Dino on our next trip to Rome!

Shanker Vinayagamoorthy

Malaysia
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Bill Patterson

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Bill Patterson

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

Jeff Thompson

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

Extremely informative tour. Dino was great. His knowledge is impressive and he really made the history come alive. I would highly recommend.

Gary Smith

United States
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Tour: #61510, Off-Season special offer: A true-"winter" Roman half day - "La Dolce Vita" Tour private walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Dino was a knowledgeable and patient guide. When our half day tour was complete Dino asked what our highlight was and we each picked a specific site but in hindsight the highlight was Dino! Grazi!

Mandy Lloyd

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

Dino was AMAZING! Such a wealth of knowledge of Rome - ancient, middle ages and current. He was so pleasant and interesting. His passion was addicting. We even wondered if he ordered the great weather we had on our tour. Thank you Dino for making our day in Rome so great!

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #46876, ANCIENT OSTIA - Exclusive Archaeological Walking Tour, a great alternative to Pompei (4 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

This was our fourth tour with Dino. Every day he has added more information about Rome's history. With all of his tours he has a planned approach and usually has some kind of surprise near the end. He did the same with Ostia. It also turns out that Dino is very patient. We were fascinated with Ostia and he managed to give all the information and still give us time to wander. Our four tours with Dino were a great success.

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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.

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

This tour, again with Dino, was another example of his excellent knowledge of Rome's history. He knew exactly where to go and we wasted no time in a line. Dino knows what is of most interest to people and is a good at planning his time. He seems to enjoy his work and therefore his group enjoys their time with him. He took us to a delicious pizza place to eat before our next tour with him in the afternoon.

Justin Waples

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Outstanding tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Very well organized tour agenda. Highly recommended.

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #46864, Discovering the Borghese Gallery with a private guide (2,5 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Our tour of the Borghese Gallery was given by Dino. He was an excellent guide, familiar with the history of the art displayed in the gallery and very enthusiastic about imparting Rome's history. We were able to take advantage of the special Bernini exhibit. Dino was able to interest my 15 year old granddaughter.

Sushelle Uy

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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!

Tanya Simuni

United States
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Tour: #62724, Off-Season special offer: A true-"winter" Roman day - private Vatican Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 6/18

Dino was EXCELLENT. He was knowledgeble but not overwhelming, provided a good historical background, was easy to communicate with and had good English. The Tour of Vatican was special ! Highly recommend

Tanya Simuni

United States
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Tour: #61510, Off-Season special offer: A true-"winter" Ancient Rome-Jewish Ghetto custom walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 5/18

Dino was EXCELLENT. He was knowledgeble but not overwhelming, provided a good historical background, was easy to communicate with and had good English Highly recommend

Buffy Arbogast

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

We did two tours with Dino. Both were great and very informative. Highly recommend him for any tour in Rome.

Buffy Arbogast

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Dino was great. Very informative. We had a great time.

Gerry Lazar

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

Stephen Patton

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

Dino was very passionate and entertaining. One thing we didnt realize is that La Dolce Vita was a movie made in Rome. He mentioned this several times, but I think it was lost on us. Despite that, it was an informative and fun tour.

Neeti Shukla

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

Robert Dodson

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Delightful tour through Rome-there was something for everyone in the family, from history to gelato. Dino is a great tour guide...highly recommended!

Robert Dodson

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

Wonderful tour by a fantastic guide. Dino is experienced, knowledgeable, and engaging. He managed to keep my teenage children interested throughout the entire tour. Highly recommended, he's one of the best guides I've had.

Rhona Hoss

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Dino is the best! Our first time to Rome was perfect with Dino's personalized guided tour. We got to the front of the lines, had "clean" bathroom stops and ate at a local pizza place that was just divine! He was very attentive to a family member who had some walking difficulties. Thanks for letting us experience Rome through the lens of a true local!

Wood Phil

Jersey
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

Another unforgettable tour around the beauty of Rome by Dino. We could not have wished for a better guide for our first time in Rome. We'll be recommending everyone we know to allow Dino to guide them around his home city. Wonderful

Wood Phil

Jersey
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Dino's knowledge of Rome and Roman history must be unrivalled. He is the perfect tour guide. If you go on one of Dino's tour, your certainly will not be disappointed...looking forward to our second tour with him tomorrow!

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    view tour
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!

Robin Leinen

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

James Heacock

United States
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Tour: #46858, Rome Shore Excursion for Cruise Visitors- VIP full-day private tour (Ancient Rome + Vatican), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Wow. What a day! Never had such a complete, inclusive tour. Dino was great. He knows EVERYTHING about the Vatican and Rome. Day was over way too soon.

Lisa Vanderwoud

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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

Kimo Smigielski

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

SUPERB!!! Dino is one of THE best guides we have had in all of our travels. Dino is above and beyond any guide we have used though TripAdvisor and he is worth every cent. Do not think twice about booking him, he is a walking Wikipedia of Rome and showed us the best the city has to offer and gave us a ton of suggestions where to visit, eat and explore after our time with him. I can't stress this enough, book Dino's tours. There is no reason to choose anyone else. We did two tours with Dino and loved both.

Kimo Smigielski

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

SUPERB!!! Dino is one of THE best guides we have had in all of our travels. Dino is above and beyond any guide we have used though TripAdvisor and he is worth every cent. Do not think twice about booking him, he is a walking Wikipedia of Rome and showed us the best the city has to offer and gave us a ton of suggestions where to visit, eat and explore after our time with him. I can't stress this enough, book Dino's tours. There is no reason to choose anyone else. We did two tours with Dino and loved both.

Cristine Mase

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Very good tour guide. Very enthusiastic. Knows his stuff!

Jackson Lind

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
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.

Jeanne Quinn

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

We found Dino to be charming and friendly. Our tour of underground Rome was fascinating and extremely informative. Dino kept our attention through the entire tour with many insights and stories. He had a good sense of humor and was very flexible. There was a public transportation strike the day of our tour so cabs were scarce and we changed plans in the moment. Dino was able to adjust his plan on the spot. It was a terrific tour.

Paul Erickson

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

My adult dau and I had Dino for 3 Sep '17 tours in Rome - Ancient Roma, Tivoli, Vatican. We found him widely knowledgeable in the details of Roman history, art & culture. He's a dedicated (Phd) student and passionate teacher in his field. He is respectful of both his subjects and his clients. His hand held visual aids were (e.g. tablet) great additions and he used them effectively. He was energetic and timely. Only one negative: his accent was difficult to understand at times

Paul Erickson

United States
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Tour: #61514, VIP Day Excursion to Tivoli : Hadrian's Villa & Villa D'Este (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

See Vatican rating.

Paul Erickson

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (2,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

See Vatican rating.

Ellen Horak

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (2,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

Dino was very, very knowledgeable, affable, and considerate of our capacity to walk along ancient and uneven paths. His information was great but we wished later we'd had more time to quizz him about some details of history. He's a walking history book! Thanks, Dino, for a great tour.

Richard Street

Canada
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Tour: #46876, Ancient Ostia, a Pompei in proximity of Rome - Archaeological Private Walking Tour (4 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

Second tour with Dino. He is extremely well organized and thorough. Dino brought the ancient port of Ostia to life for us. I wish he would be available when we come back in June/18. Well done Dino!

Mary Hunt

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Dino was a terrific guide for the Vatican tour. We very much appreciated the personal attention. He gave us a terrific overview of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel before we entered including pictures and video on his iPad. Once inside the Chapel, he guided us to the best place to view the ceilings and made sure we did not miss any details. During the tour he pointed out many interesting details and photo angles, and explained the history of the Vatican and the Popes who contributed to the Museums.

Mario Picconi

United States
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Tour: #31341, The Hidden Rome - Off The Beaten Path Tour (4 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Dino was the best !!!

Mario Picconi

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Dino was very informative, well prepared and friendly

Mario Picconi

United States
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Tour: #46864, Discovering the Borghese Gallery with a private guide (2,5 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

very well prepared, enthusiastic and friendly

Jill Andree

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

What an incredible experience! Dino was perfect! So informative but never boring - fantastic personality and even gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and what to order! We will miss him we feel he is now our friend for life! Bellissimo!!!��

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Jill Andree

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

What an incredible experience! Dino was perfect! So informative but never boring - fantastic personality and even gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and what to order! We will miss him we feel he is now our friend for life! Bellissimo!!!��