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Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

1. Rome: Guided Roman Catacombs Tour with Transfers

Uncover the secrets hidden the dark depths of the the Domitilla catacombs on this guided tour in Rome. Enjoy the convenience of a transfer from a centrally-located meeting point in the city. Learn about early Christian history and see the underground Basilica of Nereus. Meet your guide in the city center and head towards the Appian Way in a comfortable minivan. Reach one of the largest and oldest catacombs of Rome and venture 52 feet (16 meters) below the surface into the otherworldly crypts of Domitilla. Explore its endless maze of underground burial chambers, spread across 4 levels. Be captivated by ancient wall paintings of mythological and biblical figures and discover the religious symbolism of the frescoes. Learn about the shift from paganism to Christianity and hear about early martyrs and persecutions. Live the excitement of gradually exploring different layers of history. Complete your underworld experience in the 4th-century subterranean Basilica of Nereus and Achilleus. Then jump back in the minivan return to the city center.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

2. Rome: 3-Hour Private Early Morning Vatican Tour

This tour offers the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums at your own pace with entry before regular opening time. Skip the ticket line and first discover highlights of the Vatican Galleries, with its collection of precious artworks. Your guide will then take you to see the spectacular Sistine Chapel, where you will be able to admire Michelangelo’s work free from the crowds you find during the regular opening hours. Then, get privileged access to the Cabinet of the Masks, which is usually a restricted area of the Vatican. Enjoy a unique experience with your professional and knowledgeable guide and discover one of the Vatican's most precious treasures.

Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

3. Rome: Caracalla Baths & Circus Maximus — Private or Shared

Immerse yourself into a green archeological area a stone’s throw from the Colosseum and explore two of the ancient Romans’ favorite places of leisure. Save time with an express and complete guided tour featuring insider tips. Let your guide bring to life the impressive ruins of the best-preserved baths in Rome. Marvel at their gigantic walls and wander through the monumental rooms of the Caracalla thermal complex. Be an ancient Roman as you go through the exact steps of a typical day at the baths in the 3rd century AD. Discover the bizarre range of services offered in this ancient spa for both the body and mind. Appreciate the architectural greatness of Imperial Rome and be surprised by the abilities of the ancient engineers. Learn about the labor-intensive underfloor heating system, find out the techniques used to maintain the desired temperature in every room, and admire the geometric motifs on the beautiful mosaics all over the place. Then, head toward what is considered to have been the largest structure for public games ever built by mankind. Standing where the Circus Maximus once existed, learn about the glorious Roman “Ludi,” the spectacular multi-venue celebrations held for up to several days. Listen as your guide tells tales of chariot races, gladiator fights, and the clamor of the public while walking on the soil where they used to take place. Finally, travel back in time to a quasi-legendary era before Rome itself and find out the circus’s foundations in the early myths and gods.

Vatican & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour for Kids

4. Vatican & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour for Kids

Prepare to be amazed on this private, child-centered two-and-a-half-hour tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Imagine your children immersed in rich tradition and ancient wonders with a local English-speaking guide who makes learning fun. Give your family the experience of a lifetime on this tour that’s designed and priced for up to 15 participants. Sightseeing can be overwhelming for children when it involves waiting in boring lines to see places and artifacts they don’t understand. On this tour, your children are the center of activity. With reserved admission to historic sites, there is no boredom or fidgeting in the long ticket lines. Interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games, and trivia are all incorporated into the experience to provide a realistic glimpse into life in ancient times. You’ll be escorted through the Vatican Museums for the thrill of a lifetime. Following a treasure hunt theme, children will engage in conversations about the fascinating history of Roman civilization. Through the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, Caravaggio, and a host of other artists, your family will become acquainted with what it was like to live in ancient times, as an artist, a parent, a child, or even an emperor or soldier.

Experience Rome by Golf Cart

5. Experience Rome by Golf Cart

Go on a 4-hour tour of Rome to check out all of the major highlights of the city. This tour includes all of the major sites like Villa Borghese, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Colosseum (from outside). In addition, head to Campo de Fiori and Ghetto.  Either take the train from the port to the city and meet your guide in town or round-trip transportation in a private car or minivan can be arranged for you.  The train station is close to the port and a shuttle bus can pick you up from the pier where your ship docks and drop you off by the fortress designed by Michelangelo located within the boundaries of the port next to a tourist information kiosk just a few minutes walk from the train station. 

Rome: City Center Private Tour by Golf Cart

6. Rome: City Center Private Tour by Golf Cart

Give your feet a rest and discover Rome in a unique way on this golf cart tour through the city. See the city's biggest highlights, like the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Square, and more. Your guide will drive you around, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the sights. Enjoy short stops at some of the sites and take in the city as you drive by. On this tour, you'll get to see the following city highlights: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 5 minutes Piazza Navona, 10 minutes Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 10 minutes Piazza del Popolo, pass by without stopping Teatro di Marcello, Via Del Teatro De Marcello, pass by without stopping Castel Sant'Angelo, Castel Sant'Angelo, Province of Rieti, Lazio, pass by without stopping St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, 10 minutes Trinita dei Monti, Piazza della Trinita' Dei Monti, 10 minutes Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 10 minutes Piazza Venezia, pass by without stopping Largo di Torre Argentina, pass by without stopping

Rome: Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour at Night

7. Rome: Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour at Night

Witness the magical atmosphere as Rome slips into at dusk on this private nighttime golf cart tour. See the roman streets come alive with street artists and nightlife. See the incredible attractions of Rome all lit up, such as the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Some of Rome’s top attractions look even more incredible at night, such as St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona (Navona Square), the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Pincio, Janicolum, Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and Sant’Angelo Castel. After pickup, hop aboard the golf cart and travel along the narrow characteristic streets and through the evocative squares. Get plenty of unbeatable photo opportunities as you see the beauty of Rome after sunset.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

Go back in time to the glorious days of Ancient Rome on a guided tour with fast-track entry. Explore the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Arch of Titus, Temple of Romulus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate House, Palatine Hill, and Stadium of Domitian. Breeze past the crowds and enter the Colosseum with your guide. As you explore this Roman structure, your guide will set the scene for what attending a gladiator match was like. Discover the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, areas that were reserved for Rome’s most elite. Learn how the Colosseum was built and the history of the bloody battles that defined ancient Roman history. Spend an hour inside the Colosseum, which is perfect for families or those who want to cover the most ground in little time. Next, follow your guide to Palatine Hill, the site where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. Admire the opulent palaces characterized by detailed artifacts and mosaics. Besides being the residence of Rome’s most elite, they were enormous treasure troves. See a piece of an ancient Roman aqueduct. Finally, make your way to the Roman Forum. Be escorted around what the locals like to call “ancient downtown Rome.” Discover the cultural hub of ancient Rome where all the action happened, from senate meetings to poetry performances and political protests.

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

9. From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and nature of this peaceful lake, located just a short distance from Rome, on a kayak tour with plenty of interesting stops and technical kayaking tips. After a quick paddling, navigation and communication lesson, you will begin your tour of the lake. Stops will include the village of the millstones, the Roman port of the Villa of Domitian, the Trampoline of the Pope, and a beautiful beach reachable only by kayak, where you can swim if the weather is right. Along the way you will see the summer residence of the Popes, atop the mountain of Castel Gandolfo and surrounded by untouched nature. You can Listen to the sound of local wildlife and the water lapping, a unique and unforgettable experience so close to Rome. Your guide will provide technical assistance throughout the tour, and offer stories and anecdotes about the lake. After arriving back at the starting point, you will have the opportunity to take a shower before heading back to the capital.

Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

10. Rome: Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Entrance

Meet your private official guide in front of the main entrance of Vatican Museum and set out on a special VIP tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Use your skip-the-ticket-line tickets to gain priority access. Discover one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world. Stroll into the Belvedere courtyard to see the incredible ancient Roman and Greek statues. Then head into the Muse's rooms, Circular Room, and Greek Cross Room to see Constantine's sarcophagus. Continue the tour through the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens. Finally, step inside the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's breathtaking Last Judgement. Journey through the history and the secrets which envelope the Catholic Church. Hear the stories of rivalries between the Renaissance artists.

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We were met right on time at the port entrance by our guide Sandro, who was very friendly and spoke wonderful English. He took us to the hilltop ancient town of Tarquinia, where we visited an Etruscan museum and the city hall, and then he did a slight detour to show us the area around Porto Ercole, before taking us to the hilltop town of Capalbio, where he found us a restaurant for bistecca fiorentina (our first - so delicious). We then went to the Tarot Garden of Niki de Saint Phalle, which is amazing in its collection of giant, whimsical mosaic sculptures, some of which are as big as a house! We had a great day and would happily tour with him again. Very pleased with our experience.

What a fun introduction to Rome! Tiziano provided a history filled tour that covered a wide area of Rome. He tailored it to our wants. Thank you Tiziano for sharing your beautiful city with us.

The best tour of Rome, very knowledgeable guide knew so much history for all the historic sites! Would never have known all the history for each of the iconic places we saw!

Everything was as nice as promise, the lake is beautiful and everyone in the staff is helpful and great.

Our guide was excellent friendly and very knowledgeable.