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Tour Guides for Italy - small group tours, private guides

Pauline Kenny

Taking one or two tours during a trip to Italy can enhance your travel experience - learn about the area from someone who lives there. Arrange tours ahead of time, when you are planning your trip.

Small group tours are more personalized and fun than those large crowds you see following someone holding up an umbrella (so everyone can follow the tour guide). You can even arrange a private tour where you tell the guide what you want to see and they arrange the day for you.

If you have never traveled to Italy before, but do not want to do an arranged package tour where you travel with the same group for the whole trip, consider doing an independent trip, but "supplementing" by arranging several day tours. If it is your first time in Rome and you are there for four nights, you could arrange two half day tours and spend the rest of the time exploring yourself (using your guidebook as your tour guide). If you are having a week in the Tuscany countryside, spend one day with a guide to see some of the wineries, historic sites or towns you may not find on your own.

See our list of Classified Listings below for some interesting companies offering tours in many parts of Italy. Get a tour of a major city (Rome, Florence, Venice), or of a smaller city (Assisi, Siena, Perugia) or do a countryside tour (Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast). Also see our Car Services page - these companies frequently offer tours.

If you are considering a tour guide, do a search on the the message board to see if someone has reviewed the guide.

Slow Travel Classifieds - Tour Guides

Custom Tours in Tuscany: www.customtoursintuscany.com
Unique tours in Tuscany - walking tours, hill towns, winery tours, gardens, etc. (see the classified)

3 Millennia Tours: www.threemillennia.com
English Walking Tours Of Rome (see the classified)

Capritime Tours, Inc.: www.capritime.com
Luxury boats & walking tours in Capri, along the Amalfi Coast, the Bay of Naples & throughout Italy (see the classified)

Romecabs: www.romecabs.com
Tours,off the beaten path wine-olive oil tasting,Rome and countryside at its best (see the classified)

Walks inside Italy: www.walksinsideitaly.com/italytraveladvis.html
Small group tours of Venice, Florence & Rome with expert insider guides (see the classified)

Benvenuto Limos & Tours: www.benvenutolimos.com
Specialized in transfers & tours of Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Rome & Florence (see the classified)

ITALIAN TOURIST GUIDE 4U: www.umbriatourguide.com
Your private tourist guide to travel Italy like a local (see the classified)

EternalTourist: www.eternaltourist.com
Private Guided Small Group Tours Rome, Vatican with Experienced Licensed Guide (see the classified)

Walks inside Florence: www.walksinsideflorence.com
Walks inside Florence (see the classified)

Romaround: www.romaround.com
High quality private tours in Rome, Florence and Venice (see the classified)

Tuscan Travellers: www.tuscantravellers.com
Specialized for Tuscany and Italy, personal guided tours, car services, shore excursions (see the classified)

SORRENTO LIMOUSINE SERVICE: www.sorrentolimousineservice.com/
PRIVATE TOURS AND TRANSFERS TO SORRENTO, THE AMALFI COAST, POMPEII AND NAPLES (see the classified)

Walks in Venice: www.walksinvenice.co.uk
Venice: Private Tours for Discerning Travellers (see the classified)

POMPEIIN - PRIVATE TOURS: www.pompeiin.com
PRIVATE WALKING TOURS AND SHORE EXCURSIONS IN POMPEII HERCULANEUM AMALFI COAST CAPRI NAPLES SORRENTO (see the classified)

Family Friendly Italy: www.familyfriendlyitaly.com
Customized itineraries for families seeking an authentic Italian experience (see the classified)

Journeys to Italy: www.journeystoitaly.com/
Discover Italy with private and semi-private guided tours that the whole family can enjoy! (see the classified)

Slow Travel Classifieds - Walking Tours

Hedonistic Hiking: www.hedonistichiking.com
Fully inclusive, high quality small group guided walking holidays in Italy. (see the classified)

Walks inside Italy: www.walksinsideitaly.com/italytraveladvis.html
Small group and private tours of Venice, Florence & Rome with insider guides (see the classified)

Walks inside Rome: www.walksinsiderome.com
Private and small group guided tours of Rome and the Vatican (see the classified)

Romaround: www.romaround.com
High Quality Private Tours in Rome, Florence and Venice (see the classified)

Resources

Trip Planning - Car Services: Car service companies frequently offer private tours.

www.italiaconnoi.it: Official list of all professional guides and tour assistants in Italy. (Jan 2005, site not working)

Trip Planning - Tour guides in Italy: Read about the licensing of tour guides in Italy.

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