- City: Rome
- Duration: 3hrs 30mins
- Start Time: 8:45 AM
Explore those hidden sites locals reserve for visiting friends, discovering secret histories and traditions you’d never hear otherwise. We’ll take you on a whirlwind adventure through Rome and further afield for a half-day tour you won’t forget.
Discover an unexpected side of Rome at the Jewish Ghetto and so-called ‘Jewish Colosseum’; walk a section of the ancient Roman Appian Way; see the Aqueducts; witness the best panoramic views in Rome (including the Janiculum Hill where if you are lucky you will get to see the daily cannon fire) & much more!
We have a lot of land to cover, from the almost-rural Appian Way to the top of Janiculum Hill, so we’ve arranged for the most comfortable, air-con transport in Rome. We’ve kept groups small (15 or fewer) so your experience is intimate & you’ll be led by an expert local.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
EXPLORE OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH ROME, DISCOVERING ITS HIDDEN GEMS.
The Rome driving tour starts in a fascinating little corner of Rome usually ignored by visitors – the Jewish Ghetto. We'll walk through the Ghetto on foot and learn in fascinating history. You'll also see the Teatro Marcello (a.k.a. “The Jewish Colosseum”), an authentic hidden gem of ancient Roman architecture, and get restaurant recommendations from your local guide.
TRAVEL TO AREAS NOT USUALLY ACCESSIBLE TO INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS.
This driving tour covers a lot of ground, so for your next stop you'll hop in a private, air-conditioned minibus and head out to Ancient Rome’s greatest thoroughfare – the Appian Way (a.k.a. Via Appia Antica).
This ancient road is where Spartacus and 6,000 of his followers were crucified, where war veterans lined up to pay homage to Emperor Augustus, and where St. Peter had a vision of Christ as he left Rome in 64 A.D. You’ll go for a relaxing stroll on this peaceful road (which still retains many of its original paving stones!) hearing stories like that behind the fortress-like mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, an enormous tomb built for a Roman noblewoman in the 1st century B.C.
Our next stop is the Park of the Aqueducts where some of the original stone structures that brought water into the city have been beautifully preserved. After taking a chance to walk along the aqueducts, snapping those perfect pictures, you’ll head to the overlook of an ancient site that put all that water to good use: the Baths of Caracalla. These 3rd-century baths included an Olympic-sized swimming pool and could hold more than 1,600 people at a time.
EXPLORE THE SECRET SITES THAT LOCALS SHOW TO VISITING FRIENDS.
We won't tell you all of the sights you’ll visit on this driving because that will ruin the surprise – but we do promise to surprise you more than once during your time with us. One site we will guarantee, however, is Janiculum Hill, where you will enjoy the best view of Rome.
GET AN OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE, VISITING DIFFICULT-TO-ACCESS SIGHTS.
Perhaps the most satisfying part of this Rome driving tour is the peace and quiet you’ll find at so many of the sights and the knowledge that you’re traveling further and seeing more than the average visitor. These sights aren’t known to most travelers and are difficult to access by public transport – which is where we can help. On this exclusive exploration, you’ll enjoy a private vehicle with a group size of just 15 people or fewer, a driver and a separate tour guide who will bring the sights to life for you as you travel, with stories and local legends.
So if you want to see the “real Rome,” and its true off-the-beaten-path gems, in comfort and with a local insider, take a walk (or a drive) with us! We’d love to share our city with you, introducing you to Rome as a local.
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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
Unfortunately our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact our Customer Service team to discuss a suitable alternative.
Most vehicles will not have additional space for strollers. If you are traveling with an infant, please contact our Customer Service team before booking.
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