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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.
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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 602 Customer Reviews

Awesome guide relaying interesting facts and stories
Perfect Tour with the most lovely guide. Great experience.
Maria was great. The time flew by and she gave us an exciting taste or Rome. Well done Maria and a big "Thank You".
It was great. Such a big city , so a great introduction.... our guide was lovely , though I don't remember her name as we were a few minutes late into the introduction. Wiu5ld recommend
Our guide was raised in Rome near the Pantheon and her knowledge of the area as well as her education of history and art were invaluable. The walk was at a good pace and covered a lot of ground. We thoroughly enjoyed the Walk and highly recommend this tour.
It was our first night in Rome and the tour with Mauro was informative and enjoyable. He was able to provide an overview of the city as well as shared interesting stories of buildings and people from the past as we strolled.
Francesca was wonderful! Very educated and fun to speak with and listen to. Thank you Francesca!
Tony was very good and we were able to see more than expected.
We had a really interesting tour with Felix who was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed it so much we booked onto a Vatican 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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Ciao Gaia, We enjoyed all of our tours with Walks of Italy. Each tour leader was professional, contained a vast knowledge of the subject matter and they all were a pleasure to be with. For your records - On the "Twilight of Rome" tour we were with Marianna and not Francisca. This was an excellent tour and highly recommended for all folks just arriving in Roma. BTW, we recommended this tour to a number of folks we later met while in Roma. Marianna was excellent. The Pizza Making tour and the visiting of the Food Market was excellent - Francesca did an excellent job The Vatican tour was excellent with Francesca in the lead. - not the same Francesca from above. On this tour, we ended up at the wrong meeting point, Walks of Italy track us down, rushed us to the correct meeting point and we were able to join our group before they entered the Museum. Excellent team work on your end. Great job! We also took the Borghese tour on Sunday with Francesca (same tour leader as the Vatican Museum Tour), her knowledge of antiquities, art and history is superior. It was a pleasure to be with her. The biggest winner in addition to the great tour was that you limit your groups to around ten clients. As result of the superior performance of Walks of Italy, I will recommend your company to my Friends, Family and Associates. Arrivederci, Paul and Cathy Hannon Lexington, MA, USA
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Awesome guide relaying interesting facts and stories
Perfect Tour with the most lovely guide. Great experience.
Maria was great. The time flew by and she gave us an exciting taste or Rome. Well done Maria and a big "Thank You".
It was great. Such a big city , so a great introduction.... our guide was lovely , though I don't remember her name as we were a few minutes late into the introduction. Wiu5ld recommend
A good little tour - pleasant introduction to aspects of Roma.
Our guide was raised in Rome near the Pantheon and her knowledge of the area as well as her education of history and art were invaluable. The walk was at a good pace and covered a lot of ground. We thoroughly enjoyed the Walk and highly recommend this tour.
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It was our first night in Rome and the tour with Mauro was informative and enjoyable. He was able to provide an overview of the city as well as shared interesting stories of buildings and people from the past as we strolled.
This guide was fantastic and very enthusiastic about his work. He stopped every now and then and counted his guests to see if we were all there, and would give good dirrection of where to find him after giving some time for photo's etc, couldn't have been more pleased. Even after a fifteen minute break for Gelato, he didn't move on till every one was back from he washroom and things.
Cecelia is fantastic! She knew so much! She had a genuine warmth and interest in the area--and she knew the answer to every question I asked. I felt like she had such depth of knowledge about Rome--and she was so prepared with photos/illustrations of what various things looked like in the past. I really loved Rome and I think that a big part of that was due to Cecelia--she conveyed her love for the city, her joy, along with an appreciation for its beauty, it's history and it's customs. She was also kind--at the end of the tour, she showed me how to get back to my hotel. Without doubt, this was the best tour I've been on in Italy (and I have done more than one, with different companies)--you should give her a raise!
Francesca was wonderful! Very educated and fun to speak with and listen to. Thank you Francesca!
Tony was very good and we were able to see more than expected.
I am so incredibly grateful I did this tour. I got to explore the major areas with lots of explanation and history. Mauru was so fantastic! I asked him a million questions and he was able to answer all of them. He made the tour fun and i would never know how much ground we covered until I looked at a map. The pace was good, all the information interesting, and I would recommend this to everyone their first day in Rome.
We had a really interesting tour with Felix who was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed it so much we booked onto a Vatican tour.
The tour guide was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and made sure that everyone stayed with the group and didn't get lost. We were able to see the major sites as a great introduction to Rome on our first day there.
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Our guide was fun and very knowledgable of the history, architecture, and artists of Rome. We loved it and have already recommended your tour company.
Sirianna was an excellent guide and this was my favorite tour of our entire trip!
Francesca was fabulous! She was so personable, and had so much knowledge about Rome and the sights we were seeing. In addition, she gave us great advice and helpful info for our whole stay in the city. The tour was awesome as was the tour guide - perfect first night in Rome!
Marianna was EXCELLENT, would request her again if I come back to Rome. Her English was perfect and with the ear pieces we could hear her as we looked at the wonderful sites of Rome. Thank you and we especially enjoyed the nice treat...gelato!!!
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Outstanding tour guides. Very personable, engaging and informative. Made you feel like you were transported in time. Would highly recommend.
Enjoyed walking with Vanessa. She was very knowledgable. This walk was a great way to get acquainted with Rome.
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I enjoyed the tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and the Gelato in the middle was a nice touch to break things up. I would recommend this tour.
Grazie Maria who made our tour fabulous. Without a doubt there is no way we would have learnt or seen what we did without her. Recommend 100%
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The tour was great and so was Ferdinando. One tiny criticism, the gelato wasn't great. We stayed very close to a Fata Morgana in Trastevere. Much better.
Cecilia was a absolutely fantastic guide and we enjoyed this walk so much. We had just landed in Rome that morning and this evening walk was the perfect introduction to Rome for us. We loved the gelato stop - is there any way you could let me know the name of the shop? In my haste to take photos of us eating,I forgot to take note of the shop's name. I would love to recommend it as well as your website to friends who will be in Rome next spring. Again, kudos to Cecelia and to Walks of Italy!
A nice tour for when you arrive.
Marta is a fantastic guide she has so much enthusiasm for the history of Rome and the many great works of art around the city and her enthusiasm was infectious. There were four of us on the tour and Marta made sure throughout the tour that we were all engaged and I'm sure that she would do the same with a bigger group. This was one of my highlights for our trip to Rome!
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Marianna was amazing. Very knowledgeable, funny and upbeat. You can tell how much she loves her job, Rome and people.
Excellent. Really informative
Elisa was a wonderful tour guide. This tour was a perfect way to start our trip in Rome. And being able to have a gelato during the tour was perfect.
A wonderful intro/welcome to the city on the day of our arrival and Mariana was great - friendly, funny, informative.
Just brilliant. Highly recommended. Thankyou
Maria was really excellent and we enjoyed the walk because of her input
This was our first day in Rome, and our first tour. We did not know what to expect, but were very pleased with the information provided by Marianna, and her knowledge of the sites we visited.
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