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Rome: Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour

1. Rome: Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour

This tour has been designed to showcase the magic of Christmastime in Rome and provide a better understanding of the importance of the holiday. Learn about local Christmas traditions and legends as you visit some of the most beautifully decorated spots in the city. The tour begins in Piazza del Popoli where you can admire the Twin Churches’ Christmas nativity. From here, cross the Piazza di Spagna to reach the Church of Santa Maria in Via where you can learn about the miraculous holy water. Continue the tour to Piazza Venezia and admire the stunning decorations while listening to historical anecdotes about Christmas in Rome. Next, marvel at the majestic Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli and the Holy Child, a sculpture baptized in the River Jordan that features as the center of the Christmas nativity scene. Stop in Piazza Navona, then cross the Bridge of Angels before ending the tour in the center of the Catholic world, Piazza San Pietro.

Rome: 3-Hour Semi-Private Christmas Walking Tour

2. Rome: 3-Hour Semi-Private Christmas Walking Tour

Your tour will start with a pickup from your hotel in central Rome then, along with your guide, go to the top of one of the most romantic place of Rome: Pincio Hill. From there you will see Vatican City and the most important shopping streets illuminated by Christmas decorations. In the good company of a local guide, walk the small traditional streets of Rome and stop to admire the most important monuments and the different Christmas trees prepared every year in the squares. You will see the decorations of Via del Corso and the famous via dei Condotti, the Spanish Steps, Navona Square, and the unique Christmas trees of the Vatican where the tour will end in Saint Peter's Square.

Capuchins Crypt: Christmas Baroque Concert

3. Capuchins Crypt: Christmas Baroque Concert

In the wonderful Capuchins Church in Via Veneto, surrounded by the splendid sculptures, frescoes, and marbles, you will attend this special Baroque Christmas Concert. Inside the church, you can see masterpieces by Guido Reni (S. Michele Arcangelo), Domenichino, Pietro da Cortona, Gherardo delle notti, Antonio Sacchi, and others. You will also visit the mysterious Capuchins Crypt decorated with more than 4000 bones. The concert will be performed by the prestigious Schola Romana Ensemble, a highly professional group of singers and musicians specialized in Roman Baroque music.

Rome: Christmas and New Year's Opera Concert with Drink

4. Rome: Christmas and New Year's Opera Concert with Drink

Enjoy a special Christmas or New Year's concert in St. Andrew's Church of Scotland in Rome. Listen to arias, duets, and piano pieces. Be uplifted by the talent the pianist Giovanni Velluti and tenor Alessandro Fantini. Enjoy a bubbly glass of prosecco with the artists. Marvel at a musical program of classic of Italian opera arias and duets from pieces by Puccini and Verdi. Listen to a romantic virtuoso piano repertoire of Liszt and Chopin. Admire Neapolitan songs and Christmas hits. Be delighted by the stylings of the pianist Giovanni Velluti and range of the tenor Alessandro Fantini. After the concert, toast the artists with a free Christmas prosecco Aperitivo.

Vatican City: Magic Christmas Tour

5. Vatican City: Magic Christmas Tour

Feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only during the Christmas season! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will learn all of this and hear miraculous Christmas legends about Vatican city. After exploring the streets and surrounding yourself with the Christmas spirit visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. Fill your heart with the joy and experience the magic of Vatican City.

Rome: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

6. Rome: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit on this guided walking tour in the charming city of Rome. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most decorated places and hear local Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic to Rome. Visit the old-fashioned Christmas market in the city, discover must-try local Christmas products, and more. Prepare to be spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience in the city this time of year.

Rome: 3-Hour Explore with a Local at Christmas

7. Rome: 3-Hour Explore with a Local at Christmas

Join a like-minded local to explore the historic heart of Rome while the piazzas are draped in twinkling lights and the markets are adorned with traditional Christmas garlands, and soak up the festive atmosphere together.  Discover Rome’s festive traditions, gourmet treats and glittering Christmas lights as you explore the city at its most magical time of year. Soak up the festive atmosphere as you stroll through the city with a local, seeing the wonderful Nativity scenes at St. Peter’s Square and Piazza del Popolo and the most beautiful Christmas lights. Wander through the Eternal City, discovering well loved local traditions and indulging in classic festive treats like pandoro or panettone and strolling through the stalls of the enchanting Christmas market in the Piazza Navona. With a local to share the city’s Christmas magic, you’ll discover the most loved traditions, getting in to the festive spirit in no time. Do like the locals do and visit the famous Christmas Nativity scenes at St Peter’s Square and the twin churches in Piazza del Popolo, getting into the festive spirit like the Romans do.  Wander through the famous streets like via dei Contti as well as the smaller cobbled backstreets your local will guide you through, as they’re draped in enchanting Christmas lights and admire the decorations and extravagant window displays.  Visit the atmospheric Christmas market in Piazza Navona to buy gifts and try the festive culinary treats that are a well loved Christmas tradition in Rome. Learn about other Christmas traditions from your local as you explore the city and markets, maybe stopping to enjoy a glass of wine or hot chocolate. Curious travelers will be connected to locals who are interesting and sociable people, who know the city well and who love to share their favorite places. They are not tour guides by profession. Recreate the feeling of having a friend in every city you visit; someone who can show you the places you’ll fall in love with and help you to connect with the most authentic soul of a place. Book this meet up and the local team will contact you within 24-hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Bolognese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers, your local host will put together a bespoke itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Your host will arrange the most convenient meeting place for you.  If you feel like changing direction during the meet up or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/ she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 384 reviews

Absolutely competent and very entertaining tour through Christmassy Rome. Thanks to the extremely personable tour, which is peppered with many details, you already got a very good overview of the top sights at the beginning of your stay in Rome.

A wonderful experience that combines a visit to the evocative rooms of the Capuchin church, and in particular the museum and the crypt, with a beautiful concert of sacred a cappella hymns.

Wonderful, magical evening!

What a treat to experience secret spots in Rome with a knowledgeable guide. We are so grateful for our unforgettable night. I learned a lot and got lovely pictures.

This show is very warm and cozy . Perfect for the season!