Rome is an overwhelmingly beautiful city, with lots to offer. What was once the greatest civilizations in the Western world, today is the perfect example of a city that is contemporary, but has not forgotten its roots. To truly experience Rome and the Roman way of life, it is advised that one should go on a sightseeing tour. These are carefully curated to show you some of the best parts of city, especially if you're pressed for time.
There is a tour for everyone - if you love food, you can try out the Food Tours and Cooking Classes; if you're interested in seeing the city in its entirety, there's City Tours. If you want to explore the beautiful neighbouring regions in Italy, like Venice, Pomepii, or Florence, Day Trips are for you. Here, you can find some of the best tours in Rome:
This packed, half-day tour will take you on a journey to Ancient Rome. Start at Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome. Then, you will head to the Colosseum, the world's largest amphitheatre, where gladiators once fought. You will also get to see Roman Forum, which was once the political and social center of Ancient Rome. Walk along the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and discover the Temples of Vesta, Antonino, and Faustina.
• Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour
Through Hop On Hop Off (HOHO) tours, you can create your own itinerary and get from one landmark to another with convenience. An ideal way to see the entire city, HOHO tours help you save time and money. You can get off or get on any HOHO bus within along the bus route based on the validity f your ticket. In Rome, buses are available at a afrequency of 10-20 minutes, ensuring you do not waste time, or miss any sights. This gives you the freedom to explore the city at your own pace spending as much time as you want at any of the landmarks.
• Hop On Hop Off Panoramic Tour of Rome
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Explore the Eternal City with your guide, as you cycle through its bylanes. The tour starts at the Colosseum, where you meet your guide. From there, you cycle past the Imperial Forum, and arrive at the Piazza Venezia. Then, head to the Trevi Fountain, toss a coin into the fountain and make a wish, and then cycle on to the beautiful Spanish Steps. You then head on to the Pantheon, followed by the Piazza Navona. Finally, cross the River Tiber, and head to Trastevere and explore this stunning neighbourhood. On your way back, you also get to see the Jewish Ghetto.
• Eternal City Bike Tour
Meet your guide in Rome, before boarding an air-conditioned coach and heading off to Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws visitors from all over the world. Your certified Pompeii tour guide will transport you back to a time when Pompeii was a thriving city in the Roman Empire, until the fateful day when Mount Vesuvius erupted and left the city smothered in ash and poisonous fumes. You will also get to skip the line at the archeological site to walk through the ruins as your guide tells you anecdotes from a different time. After your visit to Pompeii you will head down to the Amalfi Coast, while your guide captivates your attention with stories about this tranquil and pleasant part of the country and about the next stop on your tour, the quaint town of Positano, situated on cliffs by the coast, where you are free to explore this picturesque town.
• Pompeii & Amalfi Full Day Tour from Rome
Museums & Sightseeing
No experience even comes close to this one - you will start your day with breakfast at the opulent Vatican Museums, surrounded by the beauty of the Pinecone Courtyard. Following the breakfast, you will go on a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before its doors open for the day, allowing you to take in the artistic wonders of the museums without worrying about crowds. You will see a number of classical sculptures and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, and Bernini, and even the famed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Then, you can head to the St. Peter's Basilica, where you will explore the magnificent art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance church.
• VIP Breakfast Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
When in Rome, you must do as the Romans do, and eat as the Romans eat. Your tour starts at Campo di Fiori, where you can try some delicious fresh fruit. Next, try what some locals call the 'best pizza in Rome' at one of the oldest bakeries in the city, before heading off for to a stunning Sicilian patisserie. You will also get to try some seriously amazing coffee, the traditional Roman Suppli, the richest chocolate you've ever tried, and some authentic gelato. But wait, tour's not over yet! Head on over to the Jewish district for some traditional Jewish Ricotta Pie. Finally, try a mouth-watering panini at a local cafe. Your tour ends on a high note with a Roman meat and cheese platter, leaving you extremely happy!
• Roman Food Tour
Your tour begins at one of the most well-preserved catacombs in all of Rome - the Catacomb of Santa Priscilla. Highly private, this catacomb dates back to over 150 years before Christianity was even legalized. Your expert guide will tell you all there is to known about the catacombs, but feel free to pick your guide's brains about anything you want to know about the catacombs! You will also get to see the Basilica of San Nicol, built in the tenth century.
Tuesday-Saturday: 2 PM
The tour lasts three hours
Meeting point: Piazza Barberini, 00187 Rome, Italy.
• Crypts, Bones & Catacombs
Explore Rome on the trendiest ride of the 21st century. This segway tour takes you through some of the best attractions and monuments in Rome. Start at the Largo di Torre Argentina, which houses four temples, and then zip to the Pantheon. Following this, you get to see the majestic St. Peter's Basilica, Ara Pacis, Augustus’ Altar of Peace, Piazza del Popolo, and then the Spanish steps. Ten minutes away is the Trevi Fountain, where you can toss in a acoin, and make a wish. You also get to see the iconic Colosseum, and the Circus Maximus, which was once used for chariot races in Ancient Rome.
• Glory of Rome Segway Tour
Hop aboard a high-speed train to get to Florence. Once you get to the city, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you will understand why. Credited as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, it is famed for its art and architecture throughout the world. You will get to see some of the most stunning squares throughout the city, like the Piazza della Signoria. You also get skip the line access to the Uffizi Gallery, and admire the frescoes and the works of artists like Giotto and Botticelli. You will then head to the Piazza Santa Croce, and enjoy a scrumptious Florentine meal, after which you return to Rome.
• Unesco Jewels: One-Day Tour of Florence by High-Speed Train
Discover two of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Rome - the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. Your tour guide will be an art historian or religion historian, and will explain to you everything you need to know about the history of the Jewish community in Rome. You will then head to Trastevere, one of Rome's most happening neighbourhoods. At the heart of this charming neighbourhood lies the Basilica di Santa Maria, a church from the 12th century, believed to be the oldest church devoted to the Virgin Mary, near the Piazza di Santa Maria.
• Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Private Walking Tour