Experience Rome with an Eye Opener Tour Guide
Explore the treasures of the Eternal Rome with a local certified guide.
We pride ourselves in introducing you to both the ancient splendors and the living Capital.
With a Rome Tour professional guide you can of course view the most iconic spots in group
sightseeing or friendly walking tours, but also discover the less beaten and the less known,
transforming your visit into an unforgettable experience, the guided tour of a lifetime!
- Sandro Pellegrini, Rome Tourist Guide
Most EOT Guides are Romans by birth. They know every single corner of
Rome, showing their love for it in the job they do, carried out with passion and skill. They will
become your friends even after a short period spent together. But they are also fully authorised,
having mastered historic and artistic knowledge and the appropriate language skills, before
gaining the longed for license through selective examination by the Rome Tourist Board..
Self-styled guides swarm all over the place... Yet this is our life, and we are here not just to help
you but to receive you and your family with open hearts in our best Roman tradition: smiling
at life's nuisances and giving all of ourselves in the hope of becoming your best friends.
-Gabriella Fiorucci, Guide and Tour Co-ordinator
... ROME, living, was the world's sole ornament
and dead, is now the world's sole monument
Spenser, The prey of Time, 1591
Welcome to this site and thank you for visiting us
We have been providing visitors with professional Tours for more then 15 years. We pride ourselves in introducing you to the real thing; being Romans ourselves, we will enrich your Rome activity by bringing to life all our history and cultural traditions. You will discover amazing works of art and absorb the vibrant life of our incredible city.
Please talk to us about what you would like to see or experience and we will suggest the best for you. We have our "Classic itineraries" that include most iconic spots and we can also tailor them to your requirements. You can book by e-mail or directly online depending on the kind of date (pre-fixed Schedule or not) or the kind of tour (Groups of 10 to 20, or Private tailored & up to 6 -see below: Our Rome Tours).
- Enjoy in-depth tours of all Rome & Vatican attractions, from St Peter to the Colosseum, from the Borghese Gallery to Villa Giulia Etruscan Museum, from the Sistine Chapel to Spanish Steps or Roman Forum, the Capitoline Museums, Appian Way or our special discovering Mosaics Tour.
- Visit traditional and historic sights near Rome, like Trastevere or Ancient Ostia, Hadrian's Villa or Tivoli Gardens.
- Are you keen for a slower paced tour or perhaps you would like to get off the beaten track to less known places?
- Passionate about art or a collector? Let us guide you to special antiques & workshops for mosaics, violins, ceramics, old prints or books.
- Experience the real Rome of today. We can arrange for memorable horse-buggy tours, attending Italian Opera, music concerts or social events.
- Want us to plan a special event for your trip. From wedding or anniversaries to musical evenings, from dinners to easy- going cooking classes, treasure hunts and folk shows.
- Children or elderly with special mobility requirements? Let us guide you in ways or to sites that cater for your needs.
Informative and fun, your tour will take you for a wonder through the little streets of Rome and its surroundings, visiting museums, nearby archaeological sites or hilltop villages and helping you discover the most praised as well as the hidden splendors.
Our Rome Tours are designed to suit you
As Roman licensed Tour Guides, we offer both GROUP TOURS and PRIVATE TOURS that are fairly and honestly priced. Being well established professionals, we can do it by working as a Team and looking for a warm and friendly contact with you, the tourist, without third party sellers:
GROUP TOURS - <<Our Tours Fixed date Tours >>
Our groups are kept small to enhance your enjoyment of the tour. Yet our prices are competitive, as entrance fees and headsets are also included in most of our tours. There are fixed weekly Schedules for Tours at an honest convenient deal, while the same itineraries are also available to book by e-mail on any date, as Classic Tours for individuals or families in smaller groups.
Plan and book ahead with our Scheduled Tours: open to all with a maximum group size of 20 these tours provide real value for money. Or choose a date and time that suit you best and visit in a group of people of up to 12. If you are interested in any of them, please click on Eye Opener Tours List for description or on Scheduled Tours to check availability.
PRIVATE TOURS - <<Tailored Tours EOT Classic Tours >>
We can Personalize a Tour to suit your requirements, and arrange it on request to cover unique sites according to your specific taste. Or one or more of our Classic Tours itineraries can be chosen if you like them or want to propose small changes or combine them, without being limited by the fixed dates of our Schedule or if you prefer a much smaller group of up to 6.
Simply customize any of our classic itineraries and make your activities in Rome as private as you wish, so you can deeply enjoy your own special stay: it's your "Roman Holiday"!
We are all eternal tourists in life, and our commitment to you as companions and guests is to offer an efficient, enjoyable and unforgettable experience of the Eternal City.
Your Eye Opener Team
Buongiorno, and a very warm welcome from Rome,
As native tour guides, we are delighted to offer you our services. We grew up in Rome, where after studying, working and travelling around the world and the United States we decided to become fully licenced tourist guides, many of us before 1992. There is nowhere on earth as great as Rome, with all its history, art, cultural and natural skyline. We are lucky and proud to show it to you, and after so many years we still keep our enthusiasm, explaining things with knowledge but from the heart, as if for the first time.
We are a team of professional tourist guides, all highly experienced and passionate about guided tours and walking tours in Rome. Our aim and hope is to transform each ordinary holiday into an extraordinary journey. Personally I see myself as an "eye opener" guide, and I am sure our tours will help you discover and appreciate the hidden treasures and vibrant life of this enchanting place, kind of the modern equivalent of a lifetime journey as was the XVIII century "Grand Tour" experience of our Eternal City.
Promoting a less invasive tourism, sometime slowly paced toward special focal points, sometime going to less beaten paths or less crowded places, we will help you grasp the most praised as well as the less known. As licensed guides with long-standig experience, we can suggest and help you plan the itinerary that matches your particular interest and taste. Then you will wander through Rome and its splendid surroundings, discovering Roman art, visiting museums or nearby archaeological sites and hilltop villages with our Guided Tours, which are not just informative and fun but can open your mind to the artistic, cultural and local way of seeing things, a honest accurate eye opener tourism:
Looking in-deapth from the inside - We are allowed to guide in all of Rome and the Vatican City, from the Sistine Chapel to Roman Forum, from St Peter to the Catacombs, from the Borghese Art Gallery to the Capitoline Museums, Villa Giulia Etruscan Museum or discovering Mosaics with our special tour. And we can also visit artistic or historic sights outside Rome, like Ancient Ostia, Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli Gardens or even discover the mysterious Etruscans in Tarquinia and Cerveteri.
Experiencing the local life - We can arrange for terrific horse-buggy tours, attending music concerts or Italian Opera, shopping for the art lover and collector (at special antiques for violins & music instruments, prints, books, or at workshops for ceramics or roman mosaics ). And as a team we can find the right person to help you with any kind of event, from dinners & folk shows to treasure hunts, from wedding or anniversaries to musical evenings or to easy-going cooking classes.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our passion for this wonderful city.
Gabriella Fiorucci, Owner and Tour Co-ordinator
Hope to see you soon...
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