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City: Rome


Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins


Start Time: 8:45 am

Highlights

  • Explore the hidden sites only locals know and discover the 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're lucky, you'll get to see the daily cannon fire) and 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 and you’ll be led by a local expert

Tour Description

Explore Rome off the beaten path and discover 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 about its fascinating history. You'll also see the Teatro di 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 o...

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Explore Rome off the beaten path and discover 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 about its fascinating history. You'll also see the Teatro di 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 and hear thrilling stories, including that of 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 strolling along the picturesque aqueducts, snapping those perfect pictures, you’ll head to the overlook of an ancient site that put 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 locals know

We won't tell you all of the sights you’ll visit on this drive because that would 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 as you travel, with plenty of stories and local legends.

So if you want to see the “real Rome,” and its hidden 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.

  • Sites Visited
  • The Jewish Ghetto
  • Teatro Marcello - a.k.a. “The Jewish Colosseum”
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Circus Maximus
  • View of Palatine hill
  • Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella (from outside)
  • The Appian Way
  • Park of the Aqueducts
  • Overlook of the Baths of Caracalla
  • Views over Rome from Janiculum Hill
  • Aurelian Walls
  • Pyramid of Caius Cestius
  • Optical illusion of St. Peter’s dome
  • Included
  • Jewish Ghetto walking tour
  • Private transport between sites
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 718 Customer Reviews

Ronald

Jul 11, 2019

Francesca was wonderful. Loved the tour. Learned so much about the Jewish Quarter and its history.

sharon

Aug 13, 2019

We enjoyed our tour of the Hidden Gems and Ancient Wonders of Rome led by Francesca. Francesca was knowledgeable and professional while at the same time being fun. She obviously enjoyed sharing information with us. She made our tour fun and even managed to keep our two teenaged grandsons interested. They couldn't wait to tell all their friends about the wonders they had seen in Rome.

James

Aug 10, 2019

Roberta is fabulous!! Thank you.

Toni

Aug 02, 2019

This tour was my favorite tour/activity in Rome! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and thoutful. It was an amazing experience. Thank you!

Jennifer

Jul 24, 2019

We absolutely loved this tour in July 2019. Learned SO much from our very knowledgeable guide Francesca and saw all kinds of special things it would have been very hard to fit in any other way. Highly recommended!!! We use Walks whenever we can because we've had such fantastic tours every time. Have recommended it to many friends. Hope to have occasion to use you again in the near future!

Lyssa

Jul 22, 2019

Ronald

Jul 11, 2019

Francesca was wonderful. Loved the tour. Learned so much about the Jewish Quarter and its history.

sharon

Aug 13, 2019

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Important Information

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