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Guided Tours of Rome, Italy and Europe on the footsteps of the Grand Tour Travelers

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The Grand Tour offers different type of tours, walks and activities to enjoy Rome and Italy’s infinite cultural and historical heritage. We are offering you the unique experience of “The Grand Tour”, a lived experience of art and culture, off the beaten tracks and away from the crowds and the mass tourism routes. Please prepare yourself for a relaxed, educational, and exciting discovering of Rome and Italy with our guided commented itineraries for private and small groups.

We offer a wide range o personalized tours and excursions, private guides and private driving and walking tours as well as shared, small group activities, where you can meet like minded travelers and share unique travelling experiences.

Our guides concentrate on the explanation of the meaning and the facts which are “behind” history and culture, and also on the commentaries made by the Poets and the Artists in the past, giving you the elements to understand and enjoy what you are visiting.

Our tours are designed for a culturally curious traveler, not necessary highly educated, but for sure interested in a deeper understanding. At the same time they are easy and not exhausting, which makes them the perfect choice for families, aged travelers and people with special needs. Finally our tours are not for the rush-here-rush-there tourist, but for travelers which ask for a bit more from their experience of Rome and Italy





In the past “Grand Tour” was the name of the journey that the European noblemen and rich bourgeois took to Italy, to discover its ancient beauty and its incomparable richness of arts and culture. It was more than a simple tour or a passing fashion, it became a fundamental moment in the cultural training of every cultivated European.


Today The Grand Tour aims at promoting the knowledge of the Italian naturalistic and cultural heritage in the mood of the travellers of that age.


To this end, we put at your disposal highly trained guides that will make you discover in an involving way the artistic beauties of our country in a new light. Besides, they will make you discover the less known treasures usually ignored by mass tourism. We organize theme itineraries – “tailored” on demand -, private guided tours to monuments and museums, attendance to traditional events, and much more.

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“There is certainly no place in the world where a man may travel with greater Pleasure and Advantage than in Italy. One finds something more particular in the face of the country and more astonishing in the works of nature, than can be met with any other part of Europe. It is the great school of Music and Painting, and contains in it all the noblest Productions of Statuary and Architecture, both Ancient and Modern ….There is scarce any part of the Nation that is not Famous in History, nor so much as a Mountain or River that has not been the scene of some extraordinary Action.”

Joseph Addison, 1745



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by Evelyn Hazzard on

Mario! I cannot say enough superlative things about him. Read the other reviews. I agree with all of them! I only booked Mario for a day & a half in Rome. Big mistake! The day with Mario was the very best we had on our entire trip!! How I wish I had just said, 'Mario, we'd like to go to Rome & Florence & we have a week, can you help us?'! Somehow Mario knows everyone to get you excellent transportation, knows all the ins & outs of the ticket system so you get in everywhere with absolutely NO lining up (how does he do it?!), and he's also kind & funny & attentive to OUR feelings & interests! I know he sounds unbelievable, but to me, Mario is the best guide I have EVER had the pleasure to know. If we ever return to Italy, it will be because I'd love to go on a trip planned completely by this wonderful lad! Thank you Mario. I so appreciate the days you shared with us. We will return to Italy, just to see where you take us!

by michael mcintosh on
The Best Planned Trip Ever!

Mario and his team of guides made our 10 day trip through Italy phenomenal!!! Although I had been to Italy several times, this trip was like going there for the first time all over again. I was initially hesitant to repeat a lot of the standard tourist venues, but traveling with 6 others who had never been to Italy made that crucial. Mario devised tours and events that were outstanding, fresh, insightful and overall FUN!. Every guide we had was like family and such a pleasure to tour with. Additionally, we stepped out on a limb and had Mario plan all of our meals..the best food we could have NEVER picked on our own!!! It will be hard for us to go on vacation again without the Mario and Grand Tour experience. We are already talking about another trip to Italy and letting Mario plan it for us!