The ultimate guide to Rome’s top tours
To have the best experience in Rome, there are some must-see destinations that you cannot miss. But, when you’re at these destinations, how can you ensure that you are not missing out on any critical information or fun fact you can share with your friends later? Easy, just book a tour. Don’t know which one? We’ve got you covered with a list of the best tours of Rome.
Amazing Sunrise Private Tour3 hours
Rome is great and all, but that’s no secret. Sightseeing can often become a drag when all your photos and experiences involve hundreds of other people. To get a much more unique experience, we recommend you take the Amazing Sunrise Private Tour at 5am. Take advantage of the jet lag and see the Trevi Fountain uninterrupted by others, walk in St. Peter’s Square, or climb the Spanish Steps with no one around. Then, end this serene tour of Rome with a cappuccino and croissant while the sunrise lightens the dome of the Vatican.
Vatican After Hours Tour with Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums2.5 hours
Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on this after-hours tour. Have one of the most unique and exclusive experiences of a lifetime: experience the Vatican as night falls with an expert insider guide and a small group of only 12 guests or less. Not everyone can say they’ve visited the Vatican after it closes to the general public! Avoid the huge daytime crowds and opt for an exclusive tour of the Vatican in the evening.
Rome in One Day: Vatican & Colosseum with Real Skip the Line9 hours
What are the main things you think of when you hear Rome? The Vatican? The Colosseum? Exactly! These places are not memorable for no reason. Hit the main attractions of the city in one go with this tour that gives you fast entrance to Vatican Museums and the Colosseum. These two places can also be quite impressionable, and it is easy to walk through them without fully comprehending their grandness. Therefore, a tour guide can give you essential information to make your experience the most positive.
Virtual reality tour of the Colosseum2-3 hours
9am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm
Join an innovative skip-the-line tour to explore the Colosseum like never before through the first animated and interactive 3D certified reconstruction, integrated by a narrative friendly voice and epic musical background, to explore the most important ancient monument in the world! Meet the staff to collect your skip-the-line ticket and wear a last generation Samsung Oculus VR to be virtually immersed in the ancient Rome of nearly 2000 years ago, when the Colosseum knew its moments of greatest glory and fame.
Borghese Gallery Guided and Private Tour2 hours
8.45am (private) or 9am / 11am / 1pm / 3pm
Although the Galleria Borghese is relatively small, the art museum is jam packed with art at every single nook and cranny of the building. To fully comprehend the extent of the art, it is essential that you get a guide through the maze of Bernini statues, Caravaggio paintings, and much more. Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s collection is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, so you would not want to miss feasting your eyes on such beauty.
Ostia Antica archeological park & Borghetto experience + lunch3.5 hours
9.30am / 10am – 2pm / 4pm
A 4-hour nice and chatty walking tour through the Ostia Antica archeological site and the Borghetto that is just in front of the park: a medieval citadel surrounded by 9th century walls and a 15th century castle with its perfectly preserved round tower. A tipical Italian aperitivo is included in this unique experience!
Exclusive Rome Underground Private Tour5 hours
Rome is not only beautiful on the outside, but she is also beautiful on the inside. To take in her full magnificence, we recommend you take advantage of an underground tour. Just a few blocks from the Colosseum, you can see the seven levels of ancient cities that reside below the ground. You will even get to see a house on top of a church pilled on a Pagan temple, crazy! Better yet, no public transportation is necessary because this tour includes a private Mercedes van.
Caravaggio Tour with Restoration Lab Experience3 hours
Caravaggio is undoubtedly the most eclectic painter of the Baroque: a genius full of darkness, which is reflected in his works. You will discover a part of his production in some of the small churches of Rome such as Santa Maria del Popolo, with the famous Martyrdom of Peter and Paul, Saint Augustine with the Madonna of Loreto, and finally in the church which holds his first public commission, the cycle of Saint Matthew. If the option is selected (up to 6 participants), the tour will be completed with the restoration lab experience, looking at the amazing detail of Caravaggio’s canvases.
Jewish Ghetto Tour + Synagogue2 hours
Being that Rome has one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe, it would be a shame to miss this critical part of Roman history. In this area you will get to see not only amazing ruins and a Synagogue, but you can also get a taste of some great food. This tour includes sights like the Foro Boario, Old Jewish Synagogue, Trastevere, Tiberina Island, Marcello’s Theater, Portico di Ottavia, Torre Argentina, and Jewish Ghetto Temple. This area, which used to be walled off from the center of the city, is now truly a gem of Rome.
Private Tour of the Baths of Caracalla and Aurelian Wall3 hours
Travel back in time to 216 AD with this private guided tour of the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest public baths of Ancient Rome. Admire the stunning open-air site, walk through the ancient ruins, and marvel at the beautifully preserved mosaics as your guide tells you the stories of everyday life back during the Roman Empire. Lastly, have a look at the ruins of the Aurelian Wall and learn the strategies used by the Roman army against the barbarians.
Colosseum Walking Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Skip the Line3 hours
9.30am / 2.30pm
The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill are like the perfect package of attractions but when you walk through them it can be easy to get lost amongst all the rubble (pun intended). Instead, a tour guide will be able to give you a better, more accurate view of the grandiosity of these monuments. You will be able to learn about how much of the Colosseum is not there anymore and why the Roman Forum was like the downtown of ancient Rome. Such knowledge will surely make the experience more enjoyable and awe-inspiring.
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line4 hours
8.30am or 2.30pm
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Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and thus can most definitely be done in a day. With the help of a tour guide, you can get the most of your experience in this tiny country. You can see the Vatican Museums and its Walls, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Basilica, and more. Better yet, the experience is made even more enjoyable as you get exclusive skip the line access to all that the Vatican has to offer.
Weekend Combo: Vatican Museums & Archaeological wonders of Rome2 days
Vatican on Friday or Saturday at 8.30am, Colosseum on Saturday or Sunday at 9.30am
To do Rome right, you have to be for more than 24 hours in Rome. For those that have a bit of time to spare, check out this two-day tour. If you are unsure on which course to take while exploring this beautiful city, then this tour will make sure you hit all the best highlights of the city. You will get to see the iconic monuments like the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Vatican, and more, with no worry about missing any essential parts. This truly takes the stress away from the process of exploring the city as your tour guide maps out the best course of action to take on these two breathtaking days.
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