Elena Mari Private tour guide in Rome - Italy

Elena Mari

Guide profile:

Ciao! I'm Elena and I'm a professional Tour Guide in Rome.

I graduated in foreign languages in Rome and I studied English, Russian and Spanish.

During my studies I lived abroad: Moscow (Russia) and Cadiz (Spain). While I was at university I started working with tourists: I worked for almost 10 years as a Tour Leader for the biggest cruise companies. After getting the license as a Tour Guide I started working immediately with different Tour Operators.

I really like my job, because I can meet lots of people from all over the world!

Book a tour with me if you want a very enjoyable tour and you will see Rome not like a tourist, but like a Roman!

Some of my tours are walking tours: the ones that need transportation can be done or by private car /van / bus or by public transportation / taxi.

Half Day tours can last 3/4 hours.

Full Day tour can last 6/8 hours.

Contact me for any question, all my tours can be modified according to your preferences.


Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Jackie T.

We had an absolutely fantastic time with Elena! We spent a day and a half together. One of our group has some trouble with mobility and Elena carefully tailored our days such that they were as easy as possible, and yet we never felt like we sacrificed on sites. She arranged a driver for us for the second day, and he was amazingly attentive. We saw all of the "main" sites and were taken on a delightful tasting tour in the Trastevere area. She was the perfect guide for a fabulous visit to Rome!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Civitavecchia port daily Tour

Vatican City Tour

Ancient Rome Tour

Highlights of Rome

Tasting Tour

Trastevere District & Jewish Ghetto Tour

Market Tour in Rome

Combo Tours

Transportation by tour guide:

Private transportation can be arranged upon request.

Walking tours available.

Public transportation available.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

COMBO TOURS / FULL DAY TOURS IN ROME Price Per Group 360.00 Euro
HIGHLIGHTS OF ROME Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
MARKET TOUR Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
PANORAMIC DRIVE IN ROME - private car included Price Per Group 100.00 Euro
TRASTEVERE & THE JEWISH GHETTO Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
VATICAN CITY TOUR Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
WALKING AND TASTING TOUR Price Per Group 180.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Civitavecchia Port daily tour

Rome sightseeing tours

Rome city tours personalized

Rome travel tours for your needs

Rome tour guide general services

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Jackie T. 06 Jun 2019

We had an absolutely fantastic time with Elena! We spent a day and a half together. One of our group has some trouble with mobility and Elena carefully tailored our days such that they were as easy as possible, and yet we never felt like we sacrificed on sites. She arranged a driver for us for the second day, and he was amazingly attentive. We saw all of the "main" sites and were taken on a delightful tasting tour in the Trastevere area. She was the perfect guide for a fabulous visit to Rome!

5 stars Tina B. 01 Jun 2019

Elena was an absolute fountain of knowledge & such a wonderful guide. I would strongly recommend her to any person traveling to Rome & wishing to learn more about this beautiful city. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Rome and learned so much about the history and culture from Elena. What a pleasurable experience we had. She certainly knows what she is talking about and is great fun too! Thank you

5 stars Kendra J. 12 Mar 2019

Elena!!! The best decision I made was too look for a tour guide. After reading the Viator reviews I was praying that she would be available for our 2019 spring break vacation. Elena gave great guidance on planning the tours. Keeping in contact with her was easy via email and whats app. My son truly enjoyed having her guide us through Rome. If traveling to Rome, I highly recommend reaching out to Elena!

5 stars Tanoy B. 12 Jan 2019

Elena was an excellent guide. We had a day in hand to visit Rome, which sounds like crazy, and she helped us to make an awesome day trip. She always on time, very attentive to our choices. We enjoyed every second with her. It seemed like we were walking through the time of Roman civilization when she was telling us the history of Rome. She was always prompt to response during and before our tour. My 11 years daughter asked thousands of questions but she never shows exasperation. She helped us to catch the bus and taxi. The service was top of the notch. She helped us to have an unforgettable experience.

We have tossed coins to Trevi fountain to revisit the ancient city and cannot think Rome without our beautiful guide Elena.

5 stars karlie K. 30 Dec 2018

Elena was the ultimate hostess in Rome. Her and her selected driver Phillipo were just the best. She is an expert in her trade. We did "not the ordinary" Rome tour as we had been there recently. She created our itinerary which could not have been more perfect for us. Our restaurant choice was the best in Rome! She is diverse in her knowledge. You will not go wrong with her as your choice regardless of what you want to see. If you are on a cruise she is from the Port town and P/U is EASY

5 stars Marcy L. 11 Aug 2018

I don’t even know where to begin. From start to finish she was amazing-she helped me arrange a ride from the airport and met me at my hotel. When I arrived I had an issue with my eye and she even took me to the pharmacy! Talk about above and beyond! Elena was EXTREMELY knowledgeable, friendly & knew all the “hidden gems” of Rome. Spending the day with her was like hanging out with one of your girlfriends, just a blast! I cannot recommend her enough, just outstanding!

5 stars Demyan Z. 08 Aug 2018

We spent the day with Elena going to the Vatican and the Colosseum and Elena was great. She showed us lots of Rome in between also. She arranged all of the tickets and not only were we able to skip the lines, but she knew how to get around the skip the line lines too. We had 2 kids with us too and she kept them very entertained also Elena told us a lot of the History also and showed us all of the highlights. I would definitely recommend her. We had a great time

5 stars Lynne B. 23 Apr 2018

We had a wonderful morning with Elena who was very knowledgeable and informative. A pleasure to spend time with. What a wonderful experience

5 stars Lynne B. 22 Apr 2018

We had a wonderful tour with Elena who was very knowledgeable.

5 stars James C. 18 Apr 2018

Elena was absolutely a perfect pick as a tour guide. One of my biggest concerns is the ability of a guide to communicate in English. Elena has excellent writing and speaking skills. She is punctual, very informative and fun to be with. She gave a great tour and Is flexible with her tour, allowing for breaks and does not rush her tour. She was worth every penny we paid. We finished the tour knowing far more than we would have had we relied on a tour book.

5 stars Emad A. 29 Mar 2018

Elena is a very knowledgeable tour guide with an outstanding pleasant personality. My wife, my daughter and I felt as if we knew her for a long time. She is super organized. She picked us from the hotel, well prepared with all the needed tickets and passes for every day. She took us through very long lines where we could have waited hours, she explained in details everything we looked at or passed by. She had all the answers. Her beautiful smile coupled with her professional character are top.

5 stars David S. 14 Oct 2017

Excellent tour. Elena was very organized a gave us a wealth of historical and geographical information that helped us to understand exactly what we were seeing. I would recommend hiring Elena to anyone seeking a wonderful experience in Roma or Vatican.

5 stars Christine B. 06 Oct 2017

Elena was a wonderful guide. We had limited time to tour Rome, and Elena helped us to make the most of it. She was on time, very attentive to our wishes, and made our visit worry free. We had to get to the airport for a mid-afternoon flight, and she was even able to help us in that regard by coordinating our tour driver to take us on to the airport after our tour. (Our driver -- provided by Elena -- was also excellent.) Thanks for sharing your extensive knowledge of Rome, Elena!

5 stars Richard N. 16 Sep 2017

Elena Maria was unbelievably accommodating to our group. We continually challenged her to meet our very demanding schedules and she met the challenge with grace and humor. When we are next in Rome we hope that we can get Elena to show us the sights (and provide the insights) to the things we missed on this trip.

5 stars Shobhit S. 25 Jul 2017

We found Elena very knowledgeable as tour guide and great as person. She showed us all around in Rome and Vatican also over 2 days. She was very punctual and was never rushing her during tours. She was patient with kids and shared all the historic details about main attractions. She even helped us buy tickets of attractions when we had issues with online purchases. She also recommended good Pizza place for lunch too. Overall excellent experience with Elena and we highly recommend her.

5 stars MARIA E. C. 19 Jun 2017

Elena fue encantadora, nos dio un tour de 3 horas por el Vaticano y sus museos, fue muy amena, contesto todas nuestras preguntas, si regresamos alguna vez a Roma la volvería a contratar y definitivamente la recomiendo

5 stars Mark W. 18 Jun 2017

Elena was such a wonderful tour guide of Rome. We had so much fun with her. I think she had as much fun with us, which made the tour so comfortable and informative.To see so much in 4 hours and not feel rushed is a credit to her ability as a tour guide. She was so warm and friendly that we feel like we now have family in Rome and will always keep in touch.

5 stars Josue M. 09 Jun 2017

Elena is an amazing Tourist Advisor with an extensive knowledge of Italy’s culture and history. When she speaks of the history of Rome there is always passion, fire behind her words, this is a person who loves what she does. She is very helpful and approachable when asking questions. She took the time to explain Rome’s history to my father in Spanish. I would overhear other Guides speak of the history of Rome and all were missing the spark that she has. Elena is the best Tourist Advisor #1.

5 stars Leslie A. 14 May 2017

You've hit the jackpot if you hire Elena!! She is a wonderful, knowledgable and very personable guide. We recently hired her for a second time to take me and my college age sons on a Rome secret food, panoramic, Vatican and Colosseum tours. In addition to being a terrific guide she also recommended excellent restaurants and helped us with some other logistical issues. We had a wonderful experience with her and now have a great new friend in Rome!

5 stars jerry L. 08 May 2017

Our tour with Elena was terrific. She and I planned the itinerary and she worked its implementation perfectly. Rome can be a difficult city to tour, but with a professional like Elena it becomes much easier. Elena speaks perfect English which made the experience even better. I would recommend Elena without any hesitation.

5 stars Joycette A. 08 Apr 2017

Excellent! She answered all our questions, was very open and accommodating, and very genuine.

5 stars Anne H. 07 Apr 2017

Elena was wonderful! She was very helpful and accommodating on short notice. My daughter was in Rome for a quick visit, and Elena helped her see the highlights, taking care of any tickets and helping me with travel arrangement recommendations. My daughter had a fabulous time, and said Elena was super friendly and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her for your next trip to Rome!

5 stars Patricia S. 11 Jan 2017

Elena is a wonderful tour guide! She really made the difference during our staying in Rome. We had a pre cruise tour before boarding our ship.

Elena gave us a great tour in Rome, we really enjoyed it! She helped us with the transfer from the airport, everything was perfectly organised, the driver was nice, his car was very comfortable, clean and we felt like VIPs in his Mercedes.

Elena was always ready to answer our mails and she also gave us her private number. Super recommended! Thanks Elena

5 stars Larisa L. 28 Jun 2016

We absolutely loved our guide Elena. She was very knowledgeable and willing to share this knowledge with us.

Her recommendations were fantastic.

The itinerary was:

Vatican museums

Sistine chapel

Basilica St. Peter

Panoramic: st Angel castle, Tiber river, Jewish ghetto, sacred area of largo Argentina, piazza Venezia with Vittorio Emanuele

Trevi fountain

Considering that it was only a shore excursion with restricted time, we feel it was a fantastic tour. Highly recommended guide

5 stars Bob B. 09 Mar 2016

Elena is a wonderful Tour Guide!

We did a shore excursion from Civitavechia port. Elena was directly at the pier as we got off the ship.We went to Rome by public train, it worked perfectly but next time I would pay for a private bus: a better way to explore Rome!

The tour was awesome! Elena is a young tour guide, very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor. She told us everything about the places we saw and gave us good suggestions about food: I had the best gelato of my life!Recommended!

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