It all began in 2004 by developing an innovative tour to take a small group of visitors on a walk around historic Rome and share stories that they would never hear otherwise,
such as the “dark” legends that ironically bring the Eternal City to life. Dark Rome grew rapidly to become one of the
largest tour companies in Italy.
Through strategic relationships, such as our official Vatican Museums partnership,
we are able to provide unique experiences for our guests, including no wait entry, early access to the Sistine Chapel, and access to highly-coveted areas of the Vatican Museums
that are normally closed to the public – benefits that competitors are not able to offer. Innovative high quality tours with unique customer benefits, stellar guides who deliver tours
in only one language (not multiple languages on the same tour), small group sizes, and world-class customer service are hallmarks of our brands and differentiate us in the marketplace.
In addition to English, many tours are now offered in Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Following on the success of Italy, the company launched tours in Paris a few years later. We invested heavily in our infrastructure, including a new technology platform and recruiting
leaders with the right skills and experience to scale our business globally.
In 2014, ten years after the company was originally founded, it was renamed to City Wonders. In addition to adding more product offerings throughout Italy, Vatican City,
and Paris, City Wonders expanded to London.
Our tours are sold to consumers via the web and through over 50 major travel distributors worldwide.
We will continue to innovate to deliver the best products and services available to our guests and distribution partners in every market that we serve, and to become their provider of choice.