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“The perfect way to get to know Rome” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Driver Guide Service

Driver Guide Service
Ranked #9 of 756 Tours in Rome
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Owner description: WELCOME TO ITALY !Customized Tours shows you The Eternal City Of Rome like no one else. Our tours highlight the very best of Italy , We Cotumaze Tours Show you the Enternal City of Rome , Vatican museum , Florence , Naples , Amalfi Coast & Golf Cart Tours in Rome . Delicious wine tastings at select boutique wineries, factory tours and much more. With 20-plus years in the business, we know just which world class spots to show you for maximum enjoyment. Our enthusiastic guides are local experts who will delight you with their wit and knowledge. And no matter which of our affordable tours you choose, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, explore and even do a little shopping.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Brisbane, Australia
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“The perfect way to get to know Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

My extended family of 10, including a couple of teenagers and younger children met in Rome recently for only a few days. On the recommendation of friends in Australia we pre-booked a day tour of Rome with Ivano of Driver Guide Service. Right from the start Ivano was efficient and helpful. I had fast answers to my emailed questions, his prices were reasonable and he made valuable suggestions for our itinerary. We had 2 vehicles and guides and Ivano and Fabio picked us up, right on time, from our front door.

One of the things that made this such a great tour is the depth of knowledge and obvious passion Ivano and Fabio have for their city. We got historical context, anecdotes, tips and even 'then and now' iPad slides. We were discreetly driven right up to the various sights and able to get out and have a good look around. Their parking skills are quite something! At no time did we feel rushed or pressured and nor did we feel like tourists. We simply felt like we were getting a privileged insight into what makes Rome so special. The convenience of not having to negotiate public transport, long queues, maps and guidebooks for the day meant that we could just relax and enjoy what we saw.

Lunch was organised based on input from us. Good food and importantly, speedy service at a place not far from the Vatican. After lunch Ivano had arranged a specialist Vatican guide to take us through St Peters and the Vatican museum and Luca really knew his stuff. We were given just the right amount of background and information to give it all meaning without feeling overwhelmed.

It was a big day, but what a worthwhile day! And the litmus test..? Even the teenagers stayed interested the whole time.

Brisbane2012

Visited January 2012
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“Learn about Rome from the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

I have used this guide service in Rome twice, once in 2008 and again in 2011 with different family members. Both trips were part of our cruise and we used the private guide service rather than the shore excursions from this ship. I highly recommend them. They are prompt, they take you to where ever you want to go (or you can choose one of their predetermined tours). Their guides are very informative and speak excellent English. Both times the guides made an unplanned stop to fasinating points of interest that we would not have thought about going to. They take excellent care of you and are always making sure that you have the very best experience you can have. You won't be sorry if you use Ivano and his people!

Visited July 2011
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Lansing, Michigan
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“Took Three day trips to pompeii, Florence, and Assisi with Drive guide Services”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

I Can't say enough good things about our trip to Italy and our day trips with Ivano and Driver guide services. I will use this service again when we return to Rome. the Drivers were on time, very friendly fair and affordable , We were not rushed and learned many things about Italy I am sure we would not have with other tours.

Visited December 2011
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Assonet, Massachusetts
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“Claudio gave a wonderful full day tour of Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Ivano at Driver Guide Service (DGS) was very easy to work with to arrange the tour. He promptly replied to my emails and set up everything for us. When the day arrived Claudio, our guide and driver, arrived in a nice new van right on time. We then toured all over Rome, he even brought water for us. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. As we had 3 older children (19-26) with us he added a site or two he thought they would like, and we certainly did like them. He would explain to us what we would see at each stop and then stayed with the van while we visited the location at our own speed. He joined us if possible which added to the experience. I told him I would certainly miss him on our other days in Rome as knew how to get everywhere and how to invent parking spaces when we needed a stop.

At the Vatican he parked and came with us so we could skip the entrance line and benefit from his knowledge as we went through the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters.

At the end he even made a few calls for us as our international phone decided not to work.

I say to anyone who asks, "Don't visit Rome without a tour from DGS!" Thanks for making our Rome experience very exciting.

Visited December 2011
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Boise, Idaho
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“Wonderful experience. Excellent use of our limited time in Rome.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

My husband, children ages 10 and 13, and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with our guide Luca. He was personable, professional, and knowledgeable. It was clear that he loved his city and enjoyed sharing it with others. It was money well spent. We are returning to Italy this spring and plan to use this service again. This time in Venice. We did use some other tour service companies in other areas of the country and felt that the Driver Guide Service offered by far a superior experience.

DB
Boise, Id USA

Visited June 2011
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