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Welcome to Rome Tour & Gelato

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 2hrs 30mins
  • Start Time: 5 PM

Tour Highlights

  • An intimate Rome walking tour helping you to get your bearings at the start of your trip to the Eternal City. You’ll visit the top sights and enjoy a gelato tasting.
  • You’ll visit the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and even see some Ancient Roman ruins along the way.
  • Traveling in intimate groups of 15 people or fewer with an expert local tour guide you can ask questions, get recommendations and really get a feel for the city.
Trevi Fountain on our Rome walking tour Fountain of Four Rivers in Piazza Navona Walks of Italy group tours - only 12 people or fewer Piazza Navona's Fountain of Four Rivers Rome Pantheon The tomb of King Victor Emmanuele II at the Pantheon The Trevi Fountain, Rome Learn to use Rome's fountains Largo di Torre Argentina Largo di Torre Argentina

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

Enjoy a gelato on our Rome walking tour

A WARM WELCOME AND A COLD GELATO – THE PERFECT START.

We’ll start 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 fill you in on.

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 interred here.

Visit the Pantheon

SEE ALL THE MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS OF ROME – IN JUST 2.5 HOURS!

Next we'll take a brief pause from all the art and architecture to treat you to an all-inclusive, traditional Roman gelato - Italy's answer to ice cream whose vibrant flavors are sure to wow you.

After enjoying this sweet treat it's on to The Trevi Fountain. 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 - and learn the significance of the gesture. Hint: it depends on your intentions – do you want to return to Rome or find your soulmate?

Finally, it's time to grab a couple of postcard-perfect pictures 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’ – the perfect way to finish your introduction to the Eternal City.

An expert guide leads our Rome walking tour

BEST PIZZA? TIPPING ETIQUETTE? SMALL GROUPS MEAN YOU HAVE TIME TO REALLY QUIZ YOUR GUIDE.

Traveling in small groups of only 15 people or fewer, your historic Rome walking tour 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.

Our twilight stroll isn’t just about the sights though – it’s about giving you everything you need to enjoy a perfect vacation here. Throughout your tour, you’ll get all of your questions answered, from where to find great pizza to whether you should tip your cab driver. It’s your chance to mine an insider for knowledge so be sure to take full advantage!

Sites visited

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon (except on Sundays due to early closure)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers

Included

  • Expert guide, insider tips and tricks, and a homemade Italian gelato.

Reviews

5-stars from over 468 Customer Reviews

Answered questions, knew her material well, enjoyable to listen to
We thoroughly enjoyed the Welcome to Rome tour! We planned it for our first full day in Rome so that we could get reacquainted with the important sites and tips on getting around the city. We did find Victor to be a bit 'dry' as a guide but he provided great information!
Tanguy is the type of guide with an immense knowledge and a second to none sense of humor. I had a lot of fun following him :)
We enjoyed the tour very much and Valentina, our guide, was very knowledgeble and gave loads of helpful tips.
Felix was a great guide, with lots of history told us.
Maria is a fantastic tour guide providing a great deal of knowledge in an entertaining and professional manner. She hit all of the high points with great insight and history. The gelato was fantastic. Highly recommended!
Elisa was intelligent, informative and amusing.
Very knowledgable guide
Very knowledgeable. Excellent tour.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Please note that on Sundays the Pantheon is closed due to mass so see it only from the outside.

Those with walking disabilities are encouraged to book a private tour rather than a group tour to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please contact us at info@walksofitaly.com for suitable alternatives.

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Answered questions, knew her material well, enjoyable to listen to
We thoroughly enjoyed the Welcome to Rome tour! We planned it for our first full day in Rome so that we could get reacquainted with the important sites and tips on getting around the city. We did find Victor to be a bit 'dry' as a guide but he provided great information!
Tanguy is the type of guide with an immense knowledge and a second to none sense of humor. I had a lot of fun following him :)
The walk/ tour was very informative and entertaining at the same time. Grazie
We enjoyed the tour very much and Valentina, our guide, was very knowledgeble and gave loads of helpful tips.
Felix was a great guide, with lots of history told us.
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Maria is a fantastic tour guide providing a great deal of knowledge in an entertaining and professional manner. She hit all of the high points with great insight and history. The gelato was fantastic. Highly recommended!
Elisa was intelligent, informative and amusing.
Very knowledgable guide
Very knowledgeable. Excellent tour.
Marianna was very entertaining, walked at the right pace and was very knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed our first evening in Rome.
I would definitely recommend WOI to everyone.
Tour was great thank you, Marianna was very good.
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He was a vary good guide and helped us make the most of it, in spite of the rain.
Bruno was very informative. He answered many questions and the walk was very enjoyable especially the gelato. We could not get into the Pantheon on our tour as a service was on but we visited on our own next day. Great tour very knowledgeable.
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Fantastic way to see the city! Guides are incredibly knowledgeable!!
Elena was very informative - insightful & passionate about Rome. It was a great introduction to Rome x
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Would prefer not to have ice cream stop as couldn't see the point when so much else to see
The tour and guide were great and informative, I think it was a pity that the gelato tour took us to a location that did not serve authentic gelato, but the fake stuff that all tourists get.
She was great!!! Thank you
This was a most enjoyable tour. Laura was very knowable of Rome and it was what we had expected it to be.
Enza was fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful tour!
Tanguy was awesome. Very friendly and so much knowledge of Rome. We had him on a tour on the day before. Whatever he is getting paid is not enough!
Great tour. Enjoyed every minute.
The guide has amazing knowledge and was just what we needed to get introduced to Rome. The experience was amazing. Thank you and your team so, so much. The guide was really friendly and helpful with questions outside the tour boundaries.
It was above our expectations, the guide was knowledgeable, nice and funny. Our family had a great time and it permitted us to situate ourselves in Roma.
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Tyson was great! He made the tour fun and we loved the modern analogies he made
We loved our "welcome to Rome" tour - it was absolutely the perfect introduction for the newcomers. The tour ran long because the guide saw a couple of places along the way that aren't always open, & she wanted to share them with us, so that was also great - it felt like we were getting to see something special. Her enthusiasm for her city was palpable. She was extremely accommodating of one family's unruly kids (she pulled wet wipes out of her own purse after the gelato stop!), showing much more patience than I could have - I hope that family tipped her well. :)
Tyson was informative & engaging. We greatly enjoyed ourselves.
What an experience!! A highlight of our trip to Rome. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. It was obvious she truly loves her job and her country. This tour will be an experience we will truly cherish and remember for the rest of our lives. I cannot reccomend this tour enough. Be sure to ask forvElisa for your guide!! You will not be disappointed!!
Excellent intro to Rome very pleasant and casual ! . We enjoyed Peter company and knowledge . We will do the same visit upon our next visit to Rome !
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Guide was fantastic very informative and entertaining.
Good introductory tour that covered several of the highlights. Marta was very knowledgeable and engaging (she worked hard to keep our three daughters engaged). Thanks!
Very knowledgable and enjoyable. Would recommend to friends and fami,y.
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Francesca was a great guide. The walk is a nice way to get acclimated to the city when you first arrive. The gelato at Della Parma was my wife's favorite by far!
Really great. Depth of understanding of your guides is incredible. (I feel sorry for them as frustrated archeologists, but it is our gain that we get access to their insights.)