About Substantia

About Substantia Travel & Tours

Substantia Travel & Tours is a business that seeks to build upon a wealth of experience and contacts developed over many years in the city, that is well suited to offer a professional and yet personal service to offer a hassle-free and smooth get-away experience. We have particular expertise organizing events for those visiting Rome including holiday breaks, grand sporting occasions, pilgrimages, rich educational programs, professional wedding services, and a host of other services to those looking for an unforgettable experience with a professional touch.

Mission Statement

Substantial Travel & Tours aims to offer a personal and yet professional range of services to all those wishing to experience the trip of a lifetime whether that be to those immersed in the depths of Christianity, those deep in love wishing to be married in the city of Rome-ance, those wishing to learn timeless lessons from the Eternal City or simply those wishing to get stuck into sport under the sun. With our long established contacts, we can ensure that whatever your reason for journeying with us, all of the hassle is taken out of your trip leaving you to simply enjoy new things.

At Substantial Travel & Tours we run a trustworthy and value for money service in good faith drawing on a wealth of many experiences and contacts to leave visitors with a memorable encounter with authenticity, tradition and values in order to enrich the lives of all involved.


When my good friend told me he was getting married in Tuscany, not only did I know for certain I’d be there I decided to take a long desired bucket list trip to Rome beforehand. My solo journey to Italian capital was adventurous, exciting and full of culture and history. This experience of the city was made possible by the support of Kevin at Substantia. Once I decided what I wanted to do and see, Kevin helped with accommodation, airport travel, guidance on travel around the city and train ticket advice for my journey onto Florence. As well as this he helped with tickets for tours of the sights I so wanted to see. This was all so helpful as a solo female traveller experiencing the city for the first time.

I packed in lots of sightseeing in three days, including Vatican City, St Peters Basilica, Vatican Museums and The Colosseum to name a few. Although I didn’t get to throw a coin over my shoulder at Trevi Fountain there is no doubt that I will be back to experience the beauty of this city again and I definitely will be doing this through Substantia. Thank you for all your help and support with what has become one of my most unforgettable travel journeys and now much loved cities in the world!

– Marcia

Just wanted to say a massive thanks for helping to make our 1st trip to Rome a very memorable one. 3 days most certainly was not enough to see such a fantastic city. The accommodation you chose was not only central but the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and excellent service. The hotel was so close to all the main attrattractions and very easy to get around, your advice on tours was spot on and skip the line saved us valuable time. Thank you also for your speedy response to all my queries, and our driver was great help, filling us in on popular spots as we drove along. We of course visited the wonderful Scholars, it lived up to your recommendation we had mighty craic and of course good food.
We most certainly will be back, as we spoke to a local lady living there all her life advised a life time is not enough for such a terrific place.
So a massive thank you, our anniversary trip was amazing, all thanks to you, we will be in touch for our return visit.

– Joan and Matthew Smith

Thank you Kevin for organising the hotel in such a great location.
Also thanks for the smooth transfers to and from the airport and the excellent restaurant recommendations.

– George Nicolaou, London.

We have been working with Kevin now for over 2 years and have nothing but praise for his trustworthiness, reliability and organisational skills. Kevin is thorough, accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending his services.

– Paul Encinias, Eternal City Tours, Rome.

Thank you so much Substantial Travel for organising our recent hockey tour to Rome. The tour went extremely well and the professional and efficient manner in which Substantia travel staff conducted themselves was commented on by many of our group. We will be using this company again. Many thanks.

– Mike Hannon , Swansea Hockey Club – Tour Captain.

Kevin and the team at Substantia Travel arranged our Gaelic football trip to Rome, Kevin was an excellent Travel Agent for us and considered our unique needs as he planned our itinerary. Every suggestion he made was excellent, as he considered our budget, time constraints, and personal likes and dislikes. I would definitely work with Kevin again as he made our trip easy and stress free. I would highly recommend Substantia Travel.

– P Reynolds, Secretary, Eire Og Gaelic Football Club.

Without doubt a very professional and friendly company! Planning for a large group to travel to Rome for a sporting event is never going to be an easy task but Kevin and his team planned every detail using their knowledge of the area to select suitable accommodation as well as planning the best way to travel around the city. The staff was extremely friendly, accommodating and proficient in responding to any queries. Kevin and all at Substantia Travel deserve special thanks for making our weekend in Rome so enjoyable and stress-free. We will be back!

– Aileen Brady, Holloway Gaels Ladies Gaelic Football Club.

When planning a holiday to Rome for myself and my wife, we got in touch with a company called Substantia Travel. From the outset they were extremely courteous and professional and made planning the entire trip very easy. They took care of everything for us. They looked after booking our accommodation, organizing our airport transfers and also booking and organizing all our days out to the tourist attractions such as the Vatican and the Colosseum. It made the entire experience so stress free and relaxed. The only thing we were left to do was decide which dates to book our flights and then go enjoy our holiday. I will certainly be using Substantia Travel when booking my next holiday and I would highly recommend them to anyone when planning their trip to Italy.

– Liam Kelly, Dublin Ireland.

I have recently returned from a fantastic weekend sightseeing trip to Rome. Kevin went over and above to ensure that we had a hassle free trip, arranging pick up at the airport [as it was lashing down when we arrive we were very happy to see Eddie our taxi driver] planning out our itinerary and arranging for our guided tour of the Vatican. Kevin enabled us to plan a wonderful weekend, we managed to fit so much into it, but for us the Tour Guide was worth her weight in gold. I would highly recommend Kevin and Substantia Travel when booking your visit to Rome. Planning our next trip already. Many thanks.

– Anne Nugent, London.

Substantia were nothing short of fantastic when helping my football club come over to Rome.  The assistance they gave us was brilliant and very helpful.  They thought of various things for us such as transport from airport to accommodation, how to get from accommodation to our football pitch we were playing on that weekend. It was really helpful to have someone offer advice especially when we were unknown to the area we were going in.  Substantia made planning our trip a lot easier and smoother. They were very keen to help us out in anyway and communication was very efficient. I would highly recommend the company’s services to others.

– Naomh Padraig, GAA Club.

Assistance received by Substantial Travel was second to none, no hardship if we had to change arrangements, it was taken all in their stride. Very knowledgeable, and will get you where you want to be.

– Paul & Marie Kelly

The Springwood Royals, an Australian touring team of veteran cricketers, recently toured to Rome in a group of 22. Kevin at Substantia Travel & Tours arranged our stay in Rome. He handled our accommodation, transfers and the organisation of a cricket game – all without a hitch. Kevin was always available with recommendations for tours, eateries and places to visit. He gave personal attention to the cricket match and met with us a number of times during our stay in Rome. I have no hesitation in recommending Substantia Travel & Tours for your next trip to Rome – be it a small or large group.

-Graham Martin
International Tour Manager – Springwood Royals.

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