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Rome: Small Group Golf Cart Highlights Tour

1. Rome: Small Group Golf Cart Highlights Tour

With a truly small group of only 6 people and led by an expert local guide, cover large amounts of ground and see the major sites of Rome, as well as off-the-beaten-path treasures. Tour around the city in a private golf cart to enjoy a comprehensive overview of Rome, admiring monuments and hearing stories that range from Rome’s ancient past up to the 20th century. See the Colosseum, the Aventine Hill, the Pantheon, the Mouth of Truth, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, and so much more.   This outing is perfect for you if you’re only in the city for a short stay, helping you to make the most of your time. In Rome, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all of the things to do and see, but this tour shows you the highlights and can give you an idea of what you will want to return to and discover more in depth later on.   During the ride, enjoy an ice-cold gelato or a coffee to refresh yourself and get a taste of this wonderful city.

Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

2. Colosseum: Guided Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Experience one of Ancient Rome’s most impressive monuments from a new perspective on a virtual reality tour of the Colosseum with an English-speaking guide. Explore the legendary building via animated and interactive 3D historical reconstructions, combined with multilingual audio and heroic musical backgrounds! Meet your guide to collect your skip-the-line ticket and state-of-the-art Oculus VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Then, follow in the footsteps of the emperors, gladiators and Roman citizens who would fill the arena to watch the blood-curdling spectacles of the Roman Empire. Experience the roar of the ferocious lions and gladiators in combat as the monument is brought to life before your eyes. Access different areas of this mighty symbol of Rome, including the exterior statue to Nero and the upstairs tiers where the crowds would sit. Accompany your guide to the ground floor to complete your virtual reality expedition, and experience the mysterious (and typically unknown to tourists) underground areas to see the slaves moving silently around as they prepare to make each show a success. Using your VR glasses, travel through various corridors and see gladiators getting ready to go into battle. Get a good look at a detailed reconstruction of the hoists (normally invisible to visitors) that were used to suddenly project beasts into the arena, and much more!

Rome: Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer

3. Rome: Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer

Create a unique souvenir of your time in Rome during a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Benefit from an itinerary that will be tailored to your requirements, whether you are visiting for a family getaway, a romantic trip, or break with a group of friends.  Book the package that suits you, and then meet your photographer at a pre-agreed location. Enjoy the journey as they capture the magic on their camera. Visit 1 or more locations, depending on the option booked, to get a contemporary and candid photo document of your time in the city. The photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced, with local knowledge so that you can experience the city like an old friend. Receive a link to your password-protected online gallery within 5 working days of the experience to download your edited photos for free. Look back over your time in the Eternal City with fond memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

4. Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

Your 3.5-hour tour begins in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, one of the most important, but greatly ignored neighborhoods in the city. With roots dating back to the mid-16th century, the area was integral to the development of Roman culture and cuisine, and home to important landmarks such as the Teatro Marcello, which is also known as the Jewish Colosseum. Next, you’ll make quick stops at the famous Mouth of Truth (stick your hand in and tell a lie if you dare). Then you’ll leave the city proper in search of the Appian Way, the most frequented thoroughfare of ancient Rome. Walk along the original paving stones as your expert guide tells you stories about the thriving Empire. From the veneration of Emperor Augustus to the crucifixion of Spartacus, this road played a central role in many of Rome’s greatest events. Your trip outside the walls will take you past the Park of the Aqueducts. Marvel at the giant structures that once provided Rome with fresh running water on demand. Afterwards, head off the beaten path to to Tiber Island, the boat-shaped island which has connected both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity. Onwards, experience some of the lesser-known spots in bohemian Trastevere, starting with a visit and tasting at a historical bakery. Pop into the church of Santa Cecilia, a magnificent complex built upon a 5th-century Basilica, before heading to Testaccio Market, where you'll try a typical roman pasta with a soft drink included.

Best of Rome by E-Bike

5. Best of Rome by E-Bike

On this 3-hour private e-bike tour enjoy an evening ride to the Forum Boarium, which is the oldest standing building in Rome. Ride to the Aventine Hill for a panoramic view from the Orange Garden. Ride to the Colosseum, which is the city’s most-recognizable monument. Head up the Capitoline Hill, for a sweeping view of the Roman Forum. Stop at Piazza Venezia, home to the iconic Trevi Fountain. Explore the high-end shopping district and stop at the Spanish Steps. Head for the Pantheon – the magnificent Roman temple. See Piazza Navona, featuring the Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Stop at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, and then head back, passing the lively area of Campo de' Fiori.

Rome: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

6. Rome: Guided 2-Day Private Tour

This private tour of Rome is the perfect entry point to providing you with a better understanding of the "Eternal City". Your tour will begin as you explore Circus Maximus, Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, the Pantheon, Aventine Hill, the Key Hole, Appian Way, and the Catacombs. From there you will move on to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Next on your experience you will explore People Square, Navona Square, Janiculum, Piazza Venezia and more. This tour will allow you to travel all around Rome, discovering the most beautiful attractions located in this incredible city. Consisting of a well-paced program over the course of 2 days, you will be free to travel without any stress or queues and with a professional tour guide who will accompany you to all the attractions.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Informative and interesting. The first half was the “vr tour” - conducted in a pleasant shaded area. The three vr sections were the exterior, floor and underneath the colosseum. All we’re easy to navigate and we’ll narrated. Then the group met up to gain access to the colosseum proper, where we had 1 hour to explore. It was a good amount of time: not too rushed, not too long. Then met up again to access the forum and palantinen area which were lovely. Again, one inside, we were giving freedom to explore on our own. Our hostesses where nice and patient (even with small ones). Five stars

We booked an hour with a travel photographer for some family photos in Rome. We met Tanya, our photographer, at the meeting spot and she was right on time. We spent just over an hour visiting a few different locations. Tanya was very knowledgeable about photography and good locations and backdrops. The hour just flew by. The photos were delivered 4 days later by a link in the email. Originally said it would be 30 photos and they delivered 39 very good photos! This was a nice way to wrap up our trip, and remember it forever.

I can’t recommend their tour enough. We had two small children and were not sure how interested they would be in visiting the Colosseum. The VR experience showed them exactly how the gladiators fought and how the Colosseum looked at the time. They absolutely loved it and were able to appreciate the Colosseum once they were inside. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Great guides who went above and beyond.

Great tour There were only two of us and the tour still took place. The tour is also suitable for children over the age of 12. The guide was super nice and gave a lot of interesting information. All in all just fine.

Excellent! Tanya is a fantastic photographer and a better person. He chose some great locations and his relationship with my 10-year-old children was extraordinary. I recommend it!