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City Wonders

#4 of 735 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Piazza Barberini, 00100 Rome, Italy (Formerly Dark Rome Tours)
Phone Number:
+39 06 8336 0561
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in...

City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in Rome, the Vatican, Venice, Florence and Milan. We specialize in small, single language tours with Skip the Line Access at all major monuments and museums - making sure that you get the very best from every second of your vacation. As an Official Vatican Museums Partner, City Wonders offers No Wait Access at the Vatican Museums along with a number of exclusive and special-access tours. We also have special access to the Colosseum underground, third tier level and arena floor. As well as original walking tours, we offer a number of innovative day trips from Rome to Tuscany, Pompeii and Florence. In operation for over 10 years now, our focus on the little details, our excellent Customer Care team and our careful guide selection have made us one of the most popular tour operators in Rome - and we're still growing!

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USD 66.17*
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums with St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel and Small-Group...
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USD 54.24*
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
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USD 103.05*
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

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Colosseum underground tour

Our tour guide was fantastic, he was very clear and his knowledge was outstanding. He kept the tour fun and time flew by. The tour itself was just the right length of time and... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide was fantastic, he was very clear and his knowledge was outstanding. He kept the tour fun and time flew by. The tour itself was just the right length of time and took you to areas within the Colosseum that the general public weren't able to go.

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Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really well organised company. The tour was easy to find the meeting place, the guide, Elisabetta, spoke very fluent English and easy to understand, very entertaining and passionate about sharing the history. We really enjoyed the whole experience!

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When touring the St Peters and Sistine Chapel it is very easy to be overwhelmed and not understand the history or the details. Maria Letizia Helped me to stay focused was a Wonderful Tour Guide with whom I learned a great deal. Thank for your studies. Rick

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Schenectady, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide, Sarra, was quite lovely & tried to give it personality - but overall she offered a pretty bland listing of fact & story without much flavor to our group of ~25 on the 5 hour tour. The positive is that visitors do get access to different places (all levels of Colosseum) and someone to tell you what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was a group of 6 of us that booked 3 tours whilst staying in Rome. Our ages raged from 18 to 68. All of our party would recommend this tour company and their guides. The guides are efficient, friendly, professional and passionate about the history of the sites we visited. The tours we booked were: 1.Vatican group 3hrs; 2.Pompeii... More 

1 Thank Bobby A
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was great! The guide was very motivated and professional and showed us the most important things to see! Everything was well organized and on time. Would definitely recommend it!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, it was our fault, we were late. But for this company to be rude or have no compassion for for us being late is just bad for customer service. I am sure that we are not the only people that have been late or will be the last. To be in a strange city with thousands of other people... More 

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CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this review

Hello Jacqueline S, Thank you for reaching out to City Wonders. We are sorry to hear that you were late for your Colosseum reservation and subsequently missed our tour. We understand the great difficulty of finding your way in a foreign city and we try our best to communicate our meeting locations. In your case, we met very close to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on several tours with City Wonders during our Honeymoon and had the most unhappy experience with them. We had a Colosseum, Roman Forum tour with them at 10am. We reached the meeting point at 10am but the co-ordinator was gone. We saw the group at the meeting point and they have just started their tour. The tour guide... More 

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CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this review

Dear Happieland, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. Whilst we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Vatican Extended tour, we are deeply disappointed to read your comments about our Colosseum tour and we would like to sincerely apologise for all the inconvenience caused. According to our Terms and Conditions, outlined on your voucher, we invite all... More 

Bergen, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great tour of Pompeii and the museum in Naples with City Wonders. Our tour guide, Claudia, spoke perfect English. Also she was a lot of fun. The tour guide for Pompeii, Enzo, was very passionate about the ruins. Tour included a very nice lunch along the way. The tour from Rome is very long. It was about 13... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We purchased the package of Colosseum and The Vatican. These were separate tours which we weren't aware of prior to arriving but they were both fantastic. Having Art/History Majors as your tour guides makes a truly amazing experience. Both our guides were brilliant and truly knew their content passionately. Would highly recommend this for anyone visiting Rome for a few... More 

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