Why Choose this Tour?
You probably already know that Rome is a fantastic, beautiful, and multi-layered city. But, like any major city, it can also seem a little chaotic and confusing.
Particularly at first, and especially if you’re jet-lagged.
A warm welcome and a cold gelato – the perfect start.
Make sure you start your trip on the right foot (literally) with our Rome walking
tour. Enjoy a warm welcome and a free, refreshing gelato; get oriented; have all of
your questions answered (including recommendations on where to eat and what to
do); and get your first glimpse into the many layers of Rome, from ancient ruins to
monumental religious buildings and Renaissance masterpieces.
See all the most famous sights of Rome – in 2.5 hours!
Hello, postcard shots! See the picturesque side of Rome from the very start at the
Spanish Steps. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck fans will recognize this as the
spot where they bumped into each other in ‘A Roman Holiday’ – only the first in a
number of eerily familiar sites you’ll visit throughout the tour.
The Trevi Fountain is another, although “fountain” hardly covers it. This colossal
work is the pride of Rome, which explains why its citizens were so adamant that the
architect must be a Roman. We’ll pause here to toss in a coin (or three depending
on your intentions – do you want to return to Rome or find your soulmate?) before
enjoying a traditional Roman gelato.
The Area Sacra is a site often ignored by visitors, although you’ll never make that
mistake after hearing the bloody tale of how Caesar was killed here in 44 B.C. Then
it’s on to perhaps our favorite site in all of Rome – the Pantheon. A chill-inducing
sight, this building is 1,900 years old and still a marvel of engineering. Visiting in
the evening, we’ll find it so much more peaceful than usual, so your guide will have
space to unlock its incredible secrets – including how Raphael really came to be
We’ll finish up at the stunning Piazza Navona, a testament to Rome’s status as an
outdoor museum. Here you’ll find Bernini’s ‘Fountain of Four Rivers’, one of the
most beautiful sculptures in all of Rome. Chat with your guide about why the Nile is
pulling a hood over his head, where that obelisk came from, and why the piazza has
such a strange shape. The fountain was Bernini’s way of making amends with a pope
he angered – a fantastic story that your guide will be happy to tell you.
Small groups of 12 or fewer keep it casual.
Traveling in small groups of only 12 people or fewer, your twilight stroll will be
relaxed and intimate, your guide easy to hear and talk to. A good thing too, since
our guides are some of the best in the business, hand-picked for their knowledge
and enthusiasm. During your tour they’ll forget about dates and figures, focusing
instead on the stories and anecdotes behind the sites you visit – because we know
that its these funny (and often shocking) tales that make Rome so special, bringing
monuments and fountains to life.
Throughout your Rome walking tour, you’ll get all of your questions answered,
from where to get a great pizza to whether you should tip your cab driver. It’s your
chance to mine an insider for knowledge!