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What a Life Tours

Whether you have family roots here or just want to soak in the alluring mystique and history of Rome, no other Italian tour operator can make the city come alive the way we can. When you choose our tours by locals in Italy, you get the most authentic encounter possible. Take in Rome’s world-famous art, architecture, culture, and cuisine the way they were meant to be experienced with one of the leading Rome tour guide companies.

No matter who you are; history buff,
art lover, family with young kids,
we have a tour for you…

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What a Life Tours?

#1 Trusted

What a Life Tours is proud to be a top rated Vatican Tour company on TripAdvisor. We have 8240 reviews (and counting!) and 98% of our customers awarded us the maximum 5-star rating. Our commitment to quality shows in the number of the excellent feedback we are receiving. Thank you!

Only the Best

We go through rigorous assessments to secure Italy’s best tour guides for our customers. All our guides are mother-tongue professionals and fully licensed by the Vatican and Colosseum. We know each guide personally, and that they’ll offer you the amazing insight each tour deserves.

Officially Small

Book with one of the best tour companies in Rome, Italy, because we offer a range of different types of tours. Travel the area in a small group or receive a private tour. There’s something for everyone, and no matter what destination you have in mind, you will experience it to the fullest.

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What our Customers say…

tours of the colosseum

Great Vatican Tour!

Francesca was excellent, everything we could wish for. Impressive knowledge, great sense of humour, perfect organisation, thoughtful and caring about each of our diverse group, and btw excellent English. The visit was comprehensive, well planned, the right length and good value for money”

Best Tour Company ever!

Fab tour with Patrick. He took us round the sights, made recommendations or where to go and made our tour very interesting. Oh – don’t forget the Gelato. Patrick took us to an awsome place & dipped his hand into his own pocket to buy us some. Nice one Patrick & Thanks”

Skip-the-line Colosseum Tour

Manuela was an amazing tour guide. She truly knew the history inside and out – you could tell she was very passionate about it as well. We learned SO much about the history of the colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palestine Hill. She catered to our needs perfectly – highly recommend Manuela as your tour guide!”

Great Tour Guide!

This tour allowed us to understand the progression of the gallery and why specific pieces were selected. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was great to have a small group where we could ask questions and understand the art in more detail that just a basic audio tour or individual viewing”.

Highly recommended!!

My wife and I can not begin to express our gratitude to Marcello and What a Life Tours for making our day in Rome so special. Marcello was great and is obviously very passionate about his job and the history of Rome. We were so very impressed and would recommend him to any of your future customers. We also were very impressed with our driver Valentino. What a Life Tours definitely has a good thing going and clearly has to be the best tour group in Rome!