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“Roman Forum & Colosseum Tour”
Review of Icon Tours

Icon Tours
Ranked #386 of 962 Tours in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: SMALL GROUP & PRIVATE TOURS LED BY LIVELY EXPERTS Our original tours are led by scholars and authorized guides with academic qualifications and permission to skip lines at museums and monuments. A DIFFERENT KIND OF TOUR EXPERIENCE Perfect for travelers who don’t like standard, boring tours. Spending time with an icon guide is like visiting with a friend who is excited to share insider secrets and history. What makes our tours unforgettable We are a network of over 30 carefully selected scholars, professors, researchers, authors and licensed guides specializing in the study of art history, archeology, architecture, literature and other subjects. Many of the scholars who lead our original tours hold MA, or Ph.D. degrees, and are known for their vibrant and enthusiastic presentations, bringing each location into historic and relevant detail with personality. Our guides provide accurate information, dispelling legends and myths recited by countless guides, and answering questions with a depth of knowledge that only comes from scholars with academic qualifications. We are able to customize private tours to met the specific interests of our guests. Today we are recognized by travel writers, travel agents, and online travel sites for having some of the “Best Tour Guides in the World”.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My Fiancè and I took this tour today with Icon Tours. We couldn't speak highly enough of it and especially our guide Danni. She was fantastic, providing us with detailed and interesting knowledge while at the same time remaining fun and engaging. She was never overwhelming and gave people time to take in the sights. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would have no hesitation on recommending it to others looking for a comprehensive yet laid back tour of Rome's historical sights.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We have used this tour group for 8+ tours in Italy. The groups have ranged from age 9 to 70 and everyone enjoyed the tours and the guides. We had the opportunity to have Daniela as our tour guide in 2015 and agin in 2017! On our second trip we had additional family members and she did a great job expanding even more on the tour we had had previously! My daughter (a tween this most recent trip) was thrilled to have Daniela again.
Before the trip they provide very detailed meeting instructions and maps. They are highly responsive with any questions you may have. You will feel very confident using them.

I highly recommend this tour group - wish they were in every City we travel to!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Leslie Y
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

In early August 2017, we took an afternoon tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. This was our first time using ICON Tours and were impressed. There were four people in our group and we all had a great experience. There was a little confusion at the meeting point because several tour groups all meet at the same place so bring your printout. Our tour guide, Guissippe Iommazzo was absolutely amazing! He spoke perfect English and was very funny. He kept things interesting for us, but he also took his time explaining things. I recommend Guissippe very highly!

Women must have their shoulders and knees covered. We saw several people turned away because of this. Also, once you exit St. Peter's Basilica you will see the Swiss Guards. Don't waste your time waiting for a ceremonial "changing of the guards." It was pretty uneventful.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I own a small Italy consulting company. I have used Icon Tours for quite a few years and always receive rave reviews about them. The consistent high quality of their guides is always complemented. The website is easy to use and the process is very efficient from beginning to end. Don't hesitate, use this company for your tours in Italy and elsewhere.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mary Lee W
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is the second time I have booked Icon tours! Incredible value for the money, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guides. If you want a personal experience, Icon is the way to go!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank louo593
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