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Rome: City Walking Tour

1. Rome: City Walking Tour

Explore Rome on this walking tour through the Eternal City. Learn about the history of Rome from the glory days of the Roman Empire through to today. Follow your guide through the sprawling streets of Rome and visit Rome’s piazzas as you hear about Rome’s history and culture. Be engaged by gripping stories as you pass some of Rome’s monuments. Ask your guide for tips on where to eat and what to see in Rome when the tour comes to an end in Piazza Navona, home to the city’s best eateries, bars, and rooftop terraces.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

2. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Rome: Moonlight Walking Tour

3. Rome: Moonlight Walking Tour

See the wonders of Rome at night and prepare to let the eternal city enchant you. Enjoy a quieter, cooler city as you leave the crowds behind you and embark on an incredible journey into the history of Rome. Meet your local, English-speaking guide in Rome’s most elaborate square, Piazza Navona. Marvel at the stunning Fountain of the Four Rivers, view the towering Pantheon, and hear the mystery that shrouds the most intact Ancient Roman building. Stop with your guide to take photos next to the iconic, illuminated monuments. Stroll through romantic, cobbled alleyways on your way to the Trevi Fountain. Listen as your guide explains the history of the fountain and the legend of the coin toss. Then, take a short break for photos or a refreshment. Venture on and pass the biggest building in Rome, as you walk through Piazza Venezia, built to commemorate the founder of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Next, travel on the road of the Imperial Forums, take in the breath-taking views of the illuminated statues of emperors, columns, temples, triumphal arches, and the winding roads. Save the best for last, as you finish your tour with a secret picture-perfect viewpoint that overlooks the illuminated Colosseum.

Rome: Colosseum and Prison of St. Peter Tour

4. Rome: Colosseum and Prison of St. Peter Tour

Visit the famous Mamertine Prison and learn about the captivating life of St. Peter who was held prisoner here before his crucifixion. Then, journey through the Colosseum in the footsteps of Gladiators of Rome who killed and survived, or died for the entertainment of the masses. Upon exiting the Colosseum, make your way back around the Roman Forum to Carcer Tullianum, which was the underground prison cell where St. Peter was held.

Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

5. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of Ancient Rome, the iconic Colosseum, the majestic Imperial Forum, and the massive remains of the Caracalla Bathhouse. Stop for a coffee break on the way to the next attractions, and learn interesting stories about the Eternal city and its inhabitants. End your tour at your hotel or anywhere within the city center. Tour guide in English or Italian. For other languages, please contact us after the booking

Rome: Golf Cart City Sightseeing Tour and Catacombs Visit

6. Rome: Golf Cart City Sightseeing Tour and Catacombs Visit

See the highlights of Rome without breaking a sweat as you zip around the city in a golf cart on a private tour. Marvel at Trajan's Column, Piazza Venezia, and many more of Rome's top attractions. Meet your guide on one of the city's quieter side streets and get ready to discover Rome's most iconic sights. You'll also be provided with a headset to make sure you can hear your guide the whole time. Stop at important landmarks, including Trajan's Column, Piazza Bocca della Verità, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Circus of Maxentius, the Colosseum, and more. Spend between 5 and 10 minutes at each of these sites and learn about each location from your guide. Then, go underground to see Rome's ancient catacombs and crypts. Discover this immense underground cemetery and learn about its origin and decline. Your tour ends back in the quiet side road where it began.

Rome: Wonders of Ancient Rome at Dusk

7. Rome: Wonders of Ancient Rome at Dusk

See the very best of Rome at night, far from the busy daytime crowds. Start your adventure outside the Colosseum, one of the most famous landmarks of the city. Listen to stories of how it was constructed and the bloody games and gladiator battles which took place here. Next, take a look at the impressive Arch of Constantine, then retrace the steps of Ancient Romans under the moonlight as you head to the Roman Forum. Upon arrival, marvel at the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Arch of Titas, and the Senate House. Hear about the notorious emperors who ruled over Ancient Rome, and what life was like here during that time. Continue on to Trajan’s Forum, and snap a photo in front of the Column of Trajan. Finally, climb Capitoline Hill and marvel at the panoramic view that stretches out before you.

Rome: Private Night Walking Tour

8. Rome: Private Night Walking Tour

Start your night tour in front of the famous Colosseum, and discover more about life in Ancient Roman times. Walk along the Imperial Road, and learn about the history of the city, including its legendary foundation. Enjoy the majesty of the Trajan Column, one of the most iconic symbols of Rome. Climb the Capitol Hill, with its square designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti, and take a photo from the panoramic terrace in front of the Roman Forum. From there, move to the city center, passing by Argentine Square, the place of the murder of Julius Caesar. Admire the monumental façade of the Pantheon, the ancient Temple of All Gods, and Navona Square, the symbol of the Baroque style of Rome.

Rome: Roman History City Exploration Game

9. Rome: Roman History City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Rome's city center while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind the monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of the Italian city's most iconic buildings and tourist sites like the Colosseum. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “It’s 2020: you are Giulia, a young archeologist with a special connection to Ancient Rome. You are the descendant of Valeria Messalina, spouse of Claudius, who reigned over Rome from 41 to 54 A.D. A legend about this woman who dressed up as a prostitute has been haunting your family for centuries. She would roam the streets of Rome in search of men, but her life was cut short by a gruesome murder. ..." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Discover the charming streets of Monti, and explore the Roman Forum. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Rome: Colosseum by Night Tour with Arena Floor

10. Rome: Colosseum by Night Tour with Arena Floor

Enjoy a hassle-free tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome at night and avoid the crowds. Your tour starts with a smooth stroll along the Roman Forum.  As the light fades, you will see the heart of Rome’s historic center, with its temples, arches, and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins. On your way down Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will see the highlight of your tour: the Roman Colosseum. At this time of night, the Colosseum is virtually empty so you will have a rare experience as your guide leads you around, explaining the history and characters that make the place so fascinating. You will wander the arena floor and see centuries-old graffiti on the Colosseum’s walls. Your tour ends before midnight, when the night is only starting in Rome. Head to the nearby Monti area for dinner or take some time to wander around and photograph the Colosseum – a more peaceful, beautiful, and atmospheric place at this time than ever.

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What people are saying about Trajan's Column

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4.8 / 5

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A really informative and accessible walking tour. Our guide, Lauren (from Madrid), was a gold mine of information adding texture and colour to the sights of ancient and Renaissance Rome. And a smiling delight too for our small group. Highly recommended as an introduction to Rome - ideally on day 1, morning 1 of your arrival.

This was a wonderful way to see many of the major sites of the city. Our guide Alassadro chose a route through the city that had almost no car traffic, and he provided Roman history and interesting info interspersed through the day. He also provided a great lunch recommendation for after our tour!

Anastasia was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and personable. She answered all our questions and we never felt rushed. Highly recommended!

Best guide Caterina! Excellent, interesting and very enjoyable way to learn about ancient Rome while bicycling through modern Rome!

Very interesting, passionate and very friendly guide