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Rome - Welcome to Rome

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 386 Customer Reviews

Joseph was our tour guide on the Welcome to Rome: Twilight City Stroll with Gelato. His was a delightful tour and we even had a camera team documenting it. Very Exciting.
We enjoyed the twilight tour with gelato. Andrea explained things that helped us become oriented
We enjoyed the twilight tour with gelato. Andrea explained things that helped us become oriented
great tour with Cecilia--there was quite a commotion at the Spanish steps but she led us around the problem. She knew her city and actually took an extra hour to show us and explain so much. She interacted well with youngsters on the tour.
Great tours! Both David and Luigi were knowledgeable and passionate about their respective subjects! I would highly recommend using Walks of Italy!
Amy is an excellent person to introduce you to Rome. Take this tour as soon as you arrive in the city!
The Welcome to Rome: Twilight Stroll was perfect. Exactly what we needed on our first day there as an introduction to what Rome offers. The gelato was the perfect treat to the warm evening. Highly recommend the tour. Our tour guide, Amy was a true delight and very knowledgeable.
Both tours were excellent. Guides were knowledgeable, patient, and eager to help.
Amy did a great job of showing us the area of the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. We very much enjoyed it and she was a very professional and well-informed guide.

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 [email protected] for suitable alternatives.

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Joseph was our tour guide on the Welcome to Rome: Twilight City Stroll with Gelato. His was a delightful tour and we even had a camera team documenting it. Very Exciting.
We enjoyed the twilight tour with gelato. Andrea explained things that helped us become oriented
We enjoyed the twilight tour with gelato. Andrea explained things that helped us become oriented
Tour was great. It was our 1st day of 6 in Rome and we really got a feel for the city that helped us out the rest of our stay. Our guide Joseph was friendly, knowledgeable, and even recommended the best place in Rome to get coffee. (which we went to numerous times du ring our stay). Any questions we had, he was very helpful and seemed to enjoy answering them.
great tour with Cecilia--there was quite a commotion at the Spanish steps but she led us around the problem. She knew her city and actually took an extra hour to show us and explain so much. She interacted well with youngsters on the tour.
Great tours! Both David and Luigi were knowledgeable and passionate about their respective subjects! I would highly recommend using Walks of Italy!
Amy is an excellent person to introduce you to Rome. Take this tour as soon as you arrive in the city!
The Welcome to Rome: Twilight Stroll was perfect. Exactly what we needed on our first day there as an introduction to what Rome offers. The gelato was the perfect treat to the warm evening. Highly recommend the tour. Our tour guide, Amy was a true delight and very knowledgeable.
Both tours were excellent. Guides were knowledgeable, patient, and eager to help.
The 2 walking tours were the highlight of our trip to Rome. The Twilight stroll with Marta was a great way to be introduced to Rome with all her rich history. Marta was an amazing guide, her knowledge and passion for Rome was easy to see and made this even more special for us. We then did the Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine with Maria the following day. Again our guide was what made the tour so special. Maria was funny, witty, also very knowledgeable and made Rome's history come to live for us. The access to the private areas within the Colosseum are worth every penny especially by passing long queues to get into the Colosseum. We loved the 2 tours and would recommend this to anyone who is visiting Rome. Once you are exposed to the history of Rome, it makes you appreciate more of what stands there today.
Amy did a great job of showing us the area of the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. We very much enjoyed it and she was a very professional and well-informed guide.
Late response, but Rome was the first week of 5 weeks of tours and cruises and then we returned home sick. All the walking tours were outstanding, we could not have picked any thing better
My wife and I did the tour the night we arrived in Rome from the USA. Joseph was excellent, the sights were wonderful at night, a nice difference from seeing them in daylight. We would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour with Cecilia--there was quite a commotion at the Spanish steps but she led us around the problem. She knew her city and actually took an extra hour to show us and explain so much. She interacted well with youngsters on the tour.
Great tours! Both David and Luigi were knowledgeable and passionate about their respective subjects! I would highly recommend using Walks of Italy!
Amy is an excellent person to introduce you to Rome. Take this tour as soon as you arrive in the city!
We had four days in Rome and managed to fit in four walking tours with Walks of italy. We started with the Evening Stroll with Gelato, followed by Rome Food Tour, Premium Colosseum and Pristine Sistine. All of the guides (Marta, Claudia and sorry, don't remember the name of the Vatican guide....German lady) were excellent. All tours were conducted at a leisurely pace so you never felt rushed, were most informative, and led in a casual manner by friendly guides. We would highly recommend this company and specifically all of the tours we did
The Welcome to Rome: Twilight Stroll was perfect. Exactly what we needed on our first day there as an introduction to what Rome offers. The gelato was the perfect treat to the warm evening. Highly recommend the tour. Our tour guide, Amy was a true delight and very knowledgeable
Both tours were excellent. Guides were knowledgeable, patient, and eager to help
Amazing walking tours with informative, funny and friendly tour guides! The 2 walking tours were the highlight of our trip to Rome. The Twilight stroll with Marta was a great way to be introduced to Rome with all her rich history. Marta was an amazing guide, her knowledge and passion for Rome was easy to see and made this even more special for us. We then did the Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine with Maria the following day. Again our guide was what made the tour so special. Maria was funny, witty, also very knowledgeable and made Rome's history come to live for us. The access to the private areas within the Colosseum are worth every penny especially by passing long queues to get into the Colosseum. We loved the 2 tours and would recommend this to anyone who is visiting Rome. Once you are exposed to the history of Rome, it makes you appreciate more of what stands there today.
Marta was an excellent tour guide. Her knowledge of history and architecture were very impressive and made the tour informative and very interesting. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Great experience, guides were knowledgable and friendly. I will book you the next time I am in Rome or other cities
Amy did a great job of showing us the area of the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. We very much enjoyed it and she was a very professional and well-informed guide.
We did the Twilight City Stroll with Marta and the Day trip from Florence to Tuscany also with Marta. We also did the Colosseum Underground Tour and the Vatican City Tour in Rome, and the Best of Florence City Stroll in Florence. All of the tours were really amazing and we are very happy that we did them. All of the tour guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. Marta expressed that the Day trip to Tuscany tour was fairly new, and we think it was our favorite. We very much enjoyed having lunch in Tuscany with the excellent views. The tours really made our Italy trip and we would gladly recommend Walk Of Italy to our friends and family and would do them again if we made another trip to Italy.
We loved all of our guides on these tours. Each one had special information about what exactly we were seeing. They also were obviously excited about what they were talking about. Smaller group tours like Walks of Italy provides are much better than the bigger 20-25 person tours we saw everywhere.
A lovely way to orient yourself with the wonders of Rome. We did this on our first night, and it allowed us to see some of the major sites, such as the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps and pick up some inside knowledge about taxis, the metro and where to eat in Rome.
Great tours!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Twilight City Stroll. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Rome and shared it interestingly without being monotone or boring. You could tell that she was passionate about what she is doing! She was also very helpful with making sure everyone knew their way back to where they were staying in Rome, as well as telling us "not to miss things to do" while there. We were very lucky to have her as our guide
Joseph was an excellent tour guide - well informed, organized, articulate, and a great personality
Nice orientation to Rome when you are jeg lagged and not ready to take on the map! Amy was very knowledgeable. Thanks for a quality experience
Both tours were great. The tour guides were knowledgeable and humorous! We learned so much from Silvia about Ancient Rome. The twilight tour with Jeannette helped us become acclimated to Rome
We visited Rome for short stay and this tour was a great way to see some of the highlights.
The only thing wrong with the twilight tour was that we booked it at the end of our short Rome visit. It was a relaxed& informative tour and would have saved miles of legwork
We are so glad we chose the night tour of the collosseum.The guide was both informative & interesting which gave the evening a sense of drama
All four tour guides were excellent, well grounded in history and the culture of the area. Really liked the Florence Food Tour...something different
Great introductory tour to Rome. Guide was very accommodating and had some very helpful tips for navigating and enjoying the city
We had a great twilight tour with Jeanette! Couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Rome!
David and Joseph were great
Wonderful tour! We loved our guide, Marco. He was very informative and friendly
All tours were very good. I was not comfortable in your bus for the day tour to Pompeii...no leg room, uncomfortable seats, no storage...that vehicle was too tight for the hours we spent in it. It was worse than the worse airline seat! Guides and info all good
All tours were excellent. We really appreciated being rescheduled due to late plane arrival, and then a missed alarm clock! Marta is very personable and made the tours very enjoyable. Rosa had extensive knowledge about the Vatican
My Mum and myself had a wonderful introduction to the city on the twilight stroll. Andrea our guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and funny. Tiberio our guide on the Colloseum tour was very passionate and interesting.He really brought Ancient Rome alive for us. Jovita was our guide to the Vatican tour, she too was superb and we really learnt a lot which we would not have, had we gone by ourselves. I highly recommend these tours
We paid for the tour at the top of the Spanish Steps with gelato at the end. We walked up everyone of those step and we almost died it was so hot and humid. Then we found there was an elevator! We ended up not taking the tour that afternoon. The next morning, we took the early tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Petr's Basicillia. It was wonderful ... but hot and muggy! The next day we took the morning Colosseum; the Forum and Palantine tour. They were all great tours. We are in our mid 70's so the tour were hard on us and my husband had just been diagnosed with Asthma the day before we left. Also, we live in San Diego, California and the weather is nice and pleasant year round. We do not need air conditioning! I think the heat and humidity is what got the best of us.
All the tours were well-organized, informative, and fun! The small groups made it easy to ask questions. I especially enjoyed the tour of the Colosseum, forum, and palatine hill with tour guide Alessia. Her expertise was amazing!
My family did two tours with your company and they were both fantastic. Linnea did the stroll through Rome with Gelato and she was incredible. She was funny, very knowledgeable and did not rush any of us. She also gave great suggestions for dinner that night which we took and the restaurant was perfect. Our second tour was the next day VIP Colosseum and again our tour guide was fantastic (sorry I am not sure how to spell his name) He was incredible with his history, dates and the knowledge was unbelievable. I would definitely recommend your tour company and if we are ever in Italy again, we will use you again.
Linnea was amazing and great fun to follow on the tour.. we loved her. My only suggestion is to make it clear to customers that the free gelato can also be DAIRY-FREE. The particular place you patron for the tour is the best Gelato shop I've ever seen and they have a dozen soy milk gelatos. There are many lactose intolerent people in the world who not care about the free gelato thinking it would only be dairy.. make it clear that the gelato includes dairy-free options. We were so pleasantly surprised to find soy gelato at the store.. we almost fainted.. great job!
All three tours were enjoyable and informative. Each was limited to just 7 people. The respective Guides were engaging, friendly and well organised and made us feel part of a privaleged group via their combination of specialist knowledge and informal presentation. Tour schedules operated punctually and advance joining instructions were detailed and straightforward. I did feel that the timing of the VIP Colosseum/Ancient Rome could have been altered from the 1330 start time as this coincided with the hottest part of the day for a tour that is outdoors in the afternoon sun. Although the prices of these tours are expensive, their value due to the small group, the exclusive access to spaces, the single language as well as the expertise and organisation of the Guides is clear. We would be pleased to book a further tour with you and would recommend your services to others without hesitation.
Fantastic evening this tour really helped us get the feel for Rome. I would recommend this tour to any first time visitor to this wonderful city.