Why pay € 50 to 100 per person for a city tour in Rome, Italy to join a group of 25?
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Some Frequently asked questions on Rome private guides
If you still want to solve some doubts before contacting us, here are some common questions we receive from our contacts:
Private tours and excursions have a price that varies based on the number of participants. This is because there are fixed costs (guide and/or driver), and “per person” costs, like entrance tickets (usually, children under 18 have a discount or don’t pay tickets) and other services that may be included (lunch, wine tasting, gelato etc).
For walking tours: in Florence, which is a small city, we are happy to provide hotel pick-up for free, if the hotel is in the city centre. In Rome, most of the times this is not possible because of the distances – we can provide private taxi services with luxury Mercedes cars/vans, but the service is not free.
Why should you hire a Rome private guide for your tours?
Hiring a Rome guide for private tours is an expensive choice, but there is a reason to pay € 95/hour for these great professionals. They will make your holiday unforgettable!
Rome is a city dense of history and art. If you choose Rome, Italy for your holiday, you certainly want to see the beautiful palaces, museums and works of art that the Eternal City has to offer.
You have many ways to do so:
- you can settle for touring yourself, maybe buying a Rome guide book. This is the cheapest way, but certainly won’t give you a lot of insight on the city;
- you can join a group tour: this way you will have a tour guide that will tell you something about the history of the city, but it won’t be very interactive: the tourist guide will have to respect a strict schedule, and cannot answer to all the questions;
- you can, finally, hire a private guide of Rome, and this is the right choice. Let’s see why.
The advantages of a private Rome tour guide
By hiring private Rome tour guides, you will have a professional who knows everything about the city at your disposal for the hours you decide to pay for. You will have your Rome personal guide providing suggestions on how to spend your time in the city, not only explaining history and arts like a teacher. Here is a list of advantages you will get for hiring private Rome guides:
- you can plan the itinerary of any tour to fit your preferences;
- you can modify the tour on the spot;
- you can ask any question;
- you can decide the pace of the tour;
- you can get suggestions on how to spend your free time and where to go for shopping, get directions, know where to eat delicious food, what not to miss and what to avoid.
In other words, you will have a highly qualified person working for you and you only.
Why hire Rome private guides on Guidaly?
We selected what we think are the best Rome private guides. They all have years of experience, speak fluent English and know everything about the city. So who selects the best guides? The answer is very simple: other guides. Guidaly is a website made by guides for guides.
Our standards are very high: all our Rome private guides have an appropriate background, studied for years and passed the exam to become licensed tour guides of Rome. They all love their city and make a mission out of their job: making you feel like Rome is the best city in the world and making you feel at home. They’re satisfied when you wish to come back as soon as possible.
Considering our customers come mostly from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, and how many come back again after some months, they are doing a great job!
Hire a friend
Many of our customers become friends with our private guides and they continue to exchange messages and calls even after months or years. We had countless customers asking us to serve their friends, asking questions about the city even months or years after being here, asking for the recipe of that delicious food they ate in Italy and even asking us to buy and ship typical products.
And that’s because the private service provided by our Rome guides doesn’t run out with the tour: they are always available to speak about arts, history, food and anything else related to this beautiful city. They really don’t work for money; they work for the mission of improving the knowledge and fame of Rome worldwide.
The price of hiring private tour guides in Rome
The price, if you decide to hire a personal tour guide of Rome with Guidaly, is 95 Eur/hour*.
The advantage being this is a fixed price, for up to 8 participants. This means that it can be expensive for a couple, or for a small family of 3, but for 4-5 persons the tour will cost like a group tour, with the big advantage of being private, while for parties of more than 5, it even becomes less expensive than a group tour.
We also serve private large groups: if you are visiting Rome in a party of 9 or more, we will organize a private experience that will cost you (per person) less than a group tour with other people. How? Let’s discover our secret.
*to the price for the guide, you must add the cost of tickets (per person).
Our prices are fair thanks to the fact we don’t use any middle-man. The tourism sector is filled with wholesalers, middle-men and retailers: they underpay the guides, but given how many people have to take a cut of the revenue, the price for the final customer is way higher.
By booking a tour on Guidaly, you directly pay your Rome private guide. No middle-men, no fees: directly from the tour provider to the customer. The private guide gets more than if she worked for an agency and the customers pay less: everybody happy.
Think of it for a second: in the end, a city tour is great when the guide is great: the role of agencies in organizing tours is way overrated, especially when it comes to a walking city tour with admission to one or more museums. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do a good job: what it takes is a nice, knowledgeable guide.
Do we deserve your attention?
Our private guides of Rome deserve their price, that’s for sure: we never had a negative feedback by a customer, and rest assured that we, as any other entity providing tours in Italy, had our fair share of issues.
Here in Italy, most of the attractions are State properties, managed by the ministry of Cultural Heritage, and all the people working in museums are public employees. Things are poorly managed, strikes happen frequently and they are not announced but a few hours before they happen, causing many disruptions.
It’s a jungle, and you need an expert scout to “survive”. That’s another great advantage of our Rome private guides: they know how to manage these situations, and you will thank us for your choice, if one of these situations happens to you.
Our guides, thanks to their knowledge, can always find pleasant alternatives and your day won’t go wasted, that’s for sure. Luckily, Rome has so many beautiful things to see and interesting things to do that you will never run out of options, provided you hired a Rome guide, private for your party.
That’s why they are worth any penny. On the other hand, if you opt for a group tour, in case of issues this will just be cancelled: yes, you will be refunded, but you will waste one day of your short holiday.
Contact us now. We look forward to organize your perfect Rome private tour!