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Tour Rome with a local who can reveal its histories, secrets, and the best ways to see the biggest sights. Our Rome tours show you the wonders of the Eternal City, from ancient ruins to the awe-inspiring Vatican.
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Rome in a Half Day Guided Tour: Piazzas, Fountains, and Ancient Wonders

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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

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Baths of Caracalla Outdoor Walking Tour With Entry Ticket

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Ancient Rome Walking Tour

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The best way to see Rome

Rome is eternal, but your time here isn’t. We get that, so we’ve designed our Rome guided tours to combine the most efficient itineraries with the richest experiences. That way, you can make the most of your visit here in Rome.

Here’s what makes our Rome tours different.

  • Our express tours cover everything you can’t miss in just two hours.
  • Our Vatican Guided Tour lets you skip the line so you save time and see more.
  • Every tour guide is a local expert who can share tips on what to see next — just ask!

On our guided tours, you’ll learn how the city began over 2,500 years ago and discover what makes it timeless still today.

Rome is eternal, but your time here isn’t. We get that, so we’ve designed our Rome guided tours to combine the most efficient itineraries with the richest experiences. That way, you can make the most of your visit here in Rome.

Here’s what makes our Rome tours different.

  • Our express tours cover everything you can’t miss in just two hours.
  • Our Vatican Guided Tour lets you skip the line so you save time and see more.
  • Every tour guide is a local expert who can share tips on what to see next — just ask!

On our guided tours, you’ll learn how the city began over 2,500 years ago and discover what makes it timeless still today.

Living history

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the Colosseum. Marvel at the layers of history on display at the Roman Forum. See Michelangelo’s most famous creation inside the Sistine Chapel.

It’s more than checking off your bucket list. With a local guide to make each place come alive, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

What people are saying about our Rome tours

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A magnificient dive into the history of Rome from the antique to the medieval to the Renaissance to the modern times. I totally recommend it for people wishing to have a one day visit to Rome.
— Zied
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We loved our tour. Sarah, our guide, knew her stuff and was super kind. We learned all kinds of neat things and had a wonderful time.
— Rachael
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Great guide. He was very nice and always smiling and had a lot of stories. Good advice for some places to visit.
— David
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Great tour with small group at the perfect time. The sky was pink and orange at sunset. Absolutely beautiful spots with a very passionate guide. Chiara answered all our questions and told us many fun facts. Definitely would recommend!
— Giada
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A must in Rome! The whole tour was amazing. Our guide, Gabby, really knew a lot about the city and was very engaging.
— Sarah
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Excellent! Valerio, our guide, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to answer all of our questions. We learned so much! Really enjoyed this tour.
— Kate
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The best first day in Rome! Where do I begin? Our guide was absolutely amazing and so knowledgeable! She was also extremely funny and relaxed.
— Shauna
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Great experience! This walking tour was amazing!! Valeria was an extraordinary guide, super knowledgeable and I could feel her true passion for showing the history and culture of this magnificent city.
— Monica

Frequently asked questions about Rome 

What are the must-see landmarks in Rome?

Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world and for good reason. The historical center has more wonders than you could imagine, and it would take a very long time to see it all. If you have only a limited time in Rome, here is what you can’t possibly miss!

  • Take in the grandeur of the Colosseum, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A brief walk from there will lead you to the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, the vibrant center of Ancient Rome. If you’re a history enthusiast, this area will likely become your favorite part of the city.
  • Head to the Vatican district and discover St. Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the top of its dome and visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums. Conclude your visit with a trip to Castel Sant’Angelo for the perfect Instagram picture.
  • Take a stroll from Piazza Navona to the Spanish Steps, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. Remember to toss a coin into the fountain!
  • Get lost in the narrow alleys of the Trastevere neighborhood, where you can visit one of the many traditional restaurants to savor authentic Roman cuisine.

What are the best attractions in Rome for families?

Rome has numerous exciting surprises for families and young travelers to enjoy. A great first stop would be Villa Borghese, Rome’s most famous park. 

Inside the park, you’ll find the Bioparco, Rome’s local zoo, whose mission is the protection of endangered species. The little ones will have the chance to discover many animals and engage in different activities. You can also rent a bike to explore the park or a boat to have a relaxing time on the nearby pond.

Another great option for families is the Explora Museum. Situated near the central Piazza del Popolo, Explora is an interactive museum that offers children the opportunity to explore Rome through games and fun activities.

What are the best tours in Rome?

Rome offers surprises around every corner, and our tours are the perfect way to uncover them!

Our Rome highlights tour is the best choice to see most of the famous sights of Rome, such as the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

If Rome for you means the Roman Empire and magnificent ruins, then the Ancient Rome Walking Tour is the perfect one! You can admire the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and much more.

Lastly, a trip to Rome is incomplete without a visit to the charming Trastevere neighborhood. Join the Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour to explore the enchanting streets that have inspired Roman cinema, literature, and poetry.

When is the best time to visit Rome?

Rome has a typical Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal destination for most of the year. The best months to visit are October and May when the temperatures are mild and there are fewer crowds. Roman winters can be surprisingly warm and sunny, making the Italian capital an ideal place for a Christmas vacation.

Summers can be really hot, especially in July, but don’t worry — is there anything a scoop of Italian gelato can’t fix?

Where should I stay in Rome?

A convenient option for many travelers is the Termini neighborhood due to its proximity to the central train station. It’s easy to reach from the airport, and most of the main landmarks are within walking distance.

Another excellent option is the Vatican neighborhood, accessible via the A line of the metro, providing easy access to all destinations while offering a quieter environment than Termini.

If you prefer a more vibrant atmosphere with many bars and restaurants, Trastevere is the place to be. This former working-class neighborhood is now the most popular spot for Roman nightlife. Its beautiful streets will surely make your stay unforgettable.

What are the best annual events in Rome?

There are special events throughout the year in Rome, and the Christmas holiday season in December can be especially fun, but here are three you might not know about:

  • April 21 is Rome’s birthday, the legendary date of the foundation of Rome. The Roman city hall organizes several events every year to celebrate it in the best way. 
  • On May 1, which is Labor Day, Rome hosts a free music festival in front of the famous Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. The event is very popular in Rome and features participation from many Italian and international artists.
  • June 29 marks the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the patrons of Rome. The city celebrates with fireworks and elaborate shows.

What food is unique to Rome?

When in Rome, you can’t leave without trying its famous pasta! The main pasta dishes are carbonara, amatriciana and cacio e pepe. Carbonara is prepared with an egg sauce and guanciale (typical meat from Rome), while amatriciana is filled with tomato sauce and minced meat. If you’re a vegetarian, fear not, cacio e pepe is there for you. It’s amazing goat cheese and black pepper sauce that will make for the best pasta experience. 

And what about Roman street food? Go ahead and try supplì, a traditional rice ball filled with tomato sauce and mozzarella. In the Jewish quarter, you’ll find carciofi alla giudia, a Jewish-Roman recipe made of deep-fried artichokes. 

If you feel brave, you can try traditional meat dishes such as trippa alla romana (stewed stomachs) or coratella (animal organs such as liver and heart).

What should I do on my first trip to Rome?

On your first trip to Rome, your priority should be to check out the main sights. With our Rome Highlights Outdoor Walking Tour, you’ll have the chance to visit most of the historical center, so this is a great option for an overview.

Take an Ancient Rome Walking Tour to discover the ancient side of Rome and its incredible ruins. 

You should spend at least one day in the Vatican district, enjoying St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Have dinner in Trastevere and enjoy the view from Gianicolo Hill.

If you have time and want something out of the beaten path, head to the Ancient Appian Way for a walk in nature surrounded by ancient ruins. 

How much time should I spend in Rome?

Rome is a large city, and it takes some time to explore it fully. Ideally, you need a whole week to see most of the Roman landmarks. If you can’t stay so long, 4-5 days will be enough to see the essential highlights. 

What are the best transportation options in Rome?

The best way to get around Rome is either by taking the metro or by walking. The A and B metro lines cover most of the tourist spots, allowing you to visit many places in a short time. If you’re staying in the center, most attractions are within walking distance.

The local buses are frequently delayed or trapped in the well-known Roman traffic, so it’s best to avoid them if possible.

Where is the best shopping in Rome?

The most popular shopping destination in central Rome is Via del Corso. This historical street is home to Italian and international brands catering to all tastes. 

If you’re seeking the most famous Italian luxury brands, make your way to Via del Babuino. A short walk from Via del Corso, it’s sure to satisfy the fashion desires of any enthusiast.

Every Sunday morning, the traditional Porta Portese flea market takes place. Romans often joke that it’s possible to buy absolutely anything at Porta Portese, even the most peculiar things.

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