Discover the reasons why we have been home to the #1ranked Vatican Tour on TripAdvisor since 2011. Our commitment to quality and personal service is proven in the number of 5-stars among our over 3,580 reviews.
The secret is in the relationships we've formed with the best guides in Rome and the Vatican. We know exactly who'll be doing your tour, and that they'll offer you unparalleled insight through detail and story-telling.
Small group has become a relative term in the tour industry, but you'll get the real thing here. Our Vatican and Colosseum tours are 12 people max, and we offer many Rome tours at just 8. You'll never be a number with us!
Elaine and Mario surpassed our expectations. Each had wonderful personalities, and vast knowledge of the history of each area. They answered questions in incredible detail, and had a wonderful sense of humor, making our tours interesting and fun! It is very clear that both guides truly love what they do, and it shows through the excitement they share with their guests! Thank you!
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough! Our guide Marti was THAT good. It was totally immersive, and she really made you feel in the moment. I didn't realize the significance of being on the top tier of the Colosseum until I got up there, stunning view. Her knowledge of the Forum was equally enlightening. We would have missed a lot without her. Thank you Marti and What a Life Tours for your EXCELLENT experience.
Colosseum Under the Moon & Vatican Afternoon Tours
Had a wonderful time in Rome, and a lot was because of our tours with What A Life. We did the Colosseum at Night and the Vatican the next afternoon. Our guide Val was everything you would want in a guide, knowledgeable and passionate about Rome and its history and really gave us a sense of what it is like to live there and love everything about it. I can't recommend her and the people at What A Life highly enough!
Grant was the best. His knowledge of art and history is superb and he knows how to present the information splendidly. He addressed every group member on a 1 on 1 basis. I walked away with great satisfaction. Our greeter at the office made us feel welcome with a smile ,fresh coffee, bottled water, and a smooth check in. Best tour experience ever.
I can recommend this tour to anyone who has the slightest interest in history and archeology... Daniel and his knowledge seemed never ending. He was also very enthusiastic which made all the information very easy to take in. It couldn’t have been better.
Carlotta guided us through the Colosseum Underground, the Palatine Hill and the Forum with fascinating insights into the daily life of the Roman emperors and citizens. Her experience as an archeologist, her love of Roman history and her delightful manner made for an unforgettable tour and a real understating of this extraordinary place. A memorable day in Rome.
I highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to have an enjoyable and informative visit to the Vatican. From the moment we arrived at the office meeting point, we were warmly greeted by with refreshments and breakfast pastries... We then met our guide Grant. So knowledgeable and with a fantastic sense of humour, he really made the tour. We were able to see everything we needed to see and lots of wonderful things that we would have missed without such a knowledgeable guide.
Paulo was a fantastic tour guide and one of our favorite on our trip to Italy. This was our kids' favorite tour on our trip to Italy. Be one of the few to see the Colosseum underground where gladiators entered the stadium and animals were held. We also went to Palatine Hill and the Forum. Paulo had a great sense of humor, related to our kids and taught us a ton about Ancient Rome. Very impressed... this is a can't miss tour!
Absolutely amazing!!! We had the privilege of having Marcello as our tour guide and from the moment he introduced himself to the moment he said goodbye, it was the most amazing experience! He was well-spoken, informative, respectful, flexible, funny, easy-going... and the list goes on!
Colosseum Underground & Vatican Early Access Tours
These two tours were the highlights of our time in Italy. Michael and Mario were amazing! Their immense knowledge of the history of Rome made the Colosseum and Vatican made them come to life. Loved their humor, too!!! Wish I could give this more than 5 stars!!!