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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 435 Customer Reviews

Tyson was informative & engaging. We greatly enjoyed ourselves.
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 !
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.
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!

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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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.)
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Perfect overview of the area,knowledgeable & friendly guide, very worthwhile! Thanks, Walks of Italy!
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Cecelia was a fabulous tour guide and we really enjoyed the tour. She added a number of quick stops along the tour route for us to see extra things and was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I can't emphasize enough how much we enjoyed this tour and are very happy we booked with your company.
We absolutely LOVED our Twilight Walk. Our guide was funny and incredibly knowledgable. She led us through and captivated our attention the entire time. I also felt that the stops were all excellent- it covered everything I had wanted to see. The only disappointment was minor. I feel there are many more authentic gelato places in Rome. The one we went to felt more like a tourist trap.
Our tour guide was excellent and enthusiastic about sharing history of Rome. Loved it.
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Simona was great! Her knowledge & love of Roma was evident. Best gelato, too!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
Elisa was great fun and gave us a good tour, covering everything. She was very upbeat.
Great tour! Wonderful guide. She gave us a terrific introduction the Rome.
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I was lucky that we were only a group of three so we had plenty of opportunity for asking questions and getting additional info from our guide. Unfortunately there was a service going on in the Pantheon and we were unable to go inside. The guide (sorry, I'm hopeless with names) gave us plenty of information about the site and I was lucky enough to be able to go in the next day. I also went back to a few of the other sites pointed out during the tour e.g. to see the 'original' Bernini angels in the Saint Andrea della fratte church and have the Gallery Borghese on my list if/when I get back to Rome.
This was our favorite tour while in Rome. It was a beautiful stroll. I felt like we got a good amount of information but it wasn't information overload. We paid for our family and my husbands parents but they missed their flight and thus missed the tour. I was so disappointed because I know they would have loved it. I also want to make special comment about the ear pieces. I preferred these to the earbuds. I noticed on other tours my ears started to hurt and I had to take them out. The ones we had on this tour were perfect (If they aren't interchangeable, it would be good to make sure that you have one for the left ear just in case because if my father-in-law had come, he would have needed the left ear only since he's deaf in right ear). Again, 10 out of 10! We loved it and we loved our guide! Good sense of humor and really friendly.
It was wonderful. She was Great. Very nice and knew a lot about history. She was very entertainer. Made it fun. Very friendly. Love it. I will recommend her
Our tour guide was wonderful. Maristela did an amazing job explaining all of the sites and was very personable and likeable. I would highly recommend your walks because of her great job.
Guido was absolutely an excellent guide. He gave a lot of interesting information, and made the tour fun. This was a great introduction to Rome.
Quick tour to get you acclimated to the city. Perfect if you know you won't have time to visit everything in detail.
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This tour is ideal for starting your holiday in Rome.All the sights were covered very well by your guide Marie Stella !
Cecilia was a great guide and made this tour a lot of fun. She was full of knowledge and fun facts/stories. The city was very crowded for the Easter Holiday and Cecilia maneuvered her way through very well. Thoroughly enjoyed her tour.
Angela was AMAZING! We had a wonderful time and learned so much about a then history of Rome with her. She gave just the right amount of information. I have already recommended this tour to several friends!
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Peter was excellent, knowledgeable and fun. we've recommended him and Walks to friends. ciao!
We enjoyed our tour most importantly because of the fun and hospitality of our guide Cecilia (A10). She made our first night in Roma most enjoyable !
It was a great tour to take when you get off an overseas flight that morning. Relaxing but enjoyable first tour of major sights.
Tour was great. Sadly the pantheon wasn't open due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our guides control. But - she gave a great description regardless! And - love, love, loved the Gelato!Will definitely use you again!
Unfortunately I missed the guides name when we first met and she also could have done with some kind of identifier (flag for example). Other than that it was really great.
Angela was great. Her love and knowledge of the city and its history were obvious. She did an excellent job at explaining the significance of what we were looking at. She went at our pace and did an excellent job of answering questions. We made a little detour in the middle of the tour to see some great Caravaggio paintings that we all enjoyed. This was one of our favorite activities on our entire vacation. Angela even recommended a restaurant and told us what kinds of food we needed to try while we were in town. She really did a great job, this was an excellent way to get our bearings in a new city.
Very nice. Guido loved archaeology and shared extra places with us. He also took us for hot drinks instead of gelato since it was cold! Very nice.
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Amazing tour! Very informative and kind! Yummy gelato!
Georgia is an amazing guide who made Rome come to life. Her passion, vignettes and extraordinary level of knowledge made this a most rewarding and unique experience. I love that the groups are small and Georgia made every effort to include and make welcome everybody on tour. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour and cannot praise your company enough, your tour exceeded all my expectations and I will be recommending your company to all of my colleagues who may travel to Italy in the future.