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About us


An award winning tour agency

City Lights Tours was created in 2013 as a small business aimed at providing quality tailored service to all visitors coming to Rome. Thanks to our passionate commitment, effort, and service, TripAdvisor inducted City Lights Tours into its elite “Hall of Fame” in 2019 after receiving its “Certificate of Excellence” for the last five years in a row. TripAdvisor grants this award every five years to only 0,1% of about 75,000 businesses worldwide.

We create all of our tours meticulously with the assistance of artists, historians, archaeologists, and other terminal degree experts. We believe that customized and personalized tours can make the difference in this era of mass tourism and can leave meaningful memories for one’s entire life.

City Lights Tours staff and guides are seasoned professionals, experienced explorers, and open-minded world travelers.

Why choose City Lights Tours?

Expert tour guides

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Guided Tours


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Happy customers


Meet our Founders


Sean Egan is co-owner and co-founder of City Lights Tours. Sean was born in Dublin, Ireland and decided to move to Rome many moons ago after having lived and travelled abroad for some years. Sean has never ceased discovering the immense beauty of Rome and other cities in Italy since the first day of his arrival. After working for several years with different tour operators and travel agencies in Rome in customer service, sales, marketing, and field operations management, Sean decided that he could do it better.

While learning about the cultural and historical treasures of Rome and Italy, he focused on achieving the best way of introducing them to visitors. Sean wanted to blend his own business acumen and pragmatic experience together with his love of Italy for first-time and seasoned visitors alike. Sean is an avid footballer and enthusiast.


Dr. Maja Ajdin, Ph.D. is co-owner and co-founder of City Lights Tours. Maja was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina and moved to Italy more than 20 years ago with the aim of completing her studies. She travelled extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.A. while accomplishing her initial goal and attempting to become more an explorer than a simple tourist. After working for many years in the diplomatic corps, Maja received her Ph.D. in Political Science and decided to combine the skills she learned and practiced together with the pioneering spirit that still enkindles her heart. Everyone can become an inquisitive explorer and not remain a mere traveling tourist.

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our guides

Excellence & Passion


City Lights Tours are proud of our fully licensed, professional English-speaking guides – experts in their field! Combine their passion with history and archaeology, with that of almost a fascination about storytelling, you will be dazzled by City Lights Tours Guides who will be completely at your disposal, and answering any questions you may have along your journey.