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From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

1. From Rome: Assisi and Orvieto Small Group Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for the day on a full-day tour of Umbria, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. Rich in vineyards, olive trees, and hill-top villages, the most famous site in the region is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Assisi. Upon arrival at this mystical place, learn about Saint Francis as you wander within the ancient walls. Built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio, the colorful houses of ink stone. narrow streets, flower decked balconies, and noble palaces provide beautiful views. A highlight of your time in Assisi will be a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis to see Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. After lunch, continue to Orvieto to admire the magnificence of its cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics, and sculptures. Soak up Orvieto’s charms, and marvel at the countless churches scattered around its historic center. Transfer back to Rome for a hotel drop off in the early evening.

Rome: 3-Hour Small Group Segway Tour

2. Rome: 3-Hour Small Group Segway Tour

See the sights of Rome in a unique and fun way on a Segway personal transporter. Your 3-hour small-group tour begins at Piazzale Flaminio right inside the entry gates to Villa Borghese, where you’ll have the opportunity to get comfortable with your futuristic vehicle. Head out with your guide on a route that takes you to see the major highlights of the city's historic center, from the monuments of Ancient Rome to those of the Roman Theatrical Baroque. Cruise by iconic monuments, including the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum. Traveling by Segway means that you can cover longer distances in comfort than is possible on foot. The tour is perfect for families, first-time visitors to the Eternal City, and also experienced travelers who wish to enjoy Rome in a different way.

Rome: Historic Center City Highlights Group Walking Tour

3. Rome: Historic Center City Highlights Group Walking Tour

This is the perfect Rome tour for the first day of your visit, to help you orientate yourself with the city and get a nice introduction with many great photo opportunities! Also, if you have been to Rome before, you may find that this tour, with quirky details and fun facts known only to locals, may just open your eyes to another side of Rome! You'll learn the stories behind some of the most important monuments in Rome, how they have evolved with the city and the purpose they serve today. You will see how ancient, medieval and modern all mix together to create a delightfully unique atmosphere in what is, after all, the “Eternal City”! Your guide will take you to the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Continue your walk to the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. Next, you'll walk to the Piazza della Rotonda and enter the historic Pantheon. Built in 27 B.C. the Pantheon was dedicated to all the Roman gods. In the 7th century, it was converted to a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs. Here, we take a break to allow you to sample some authentic Roman gelato. If ice-cream is not your thing, no worries, have a coffee and watch the world go by for a few minutes!  Next stop is Largo di Torre Argentina, a fascinating archaeological site in a vibrant part of the city. The ruins have for a long time also offered a home to Rome’s stray cats, and the Cat Sanctuary was eventually installed here.  Next we walk up the steps to admire the views from Campidoglio, the piazza designed by Michelangelo in a trapezoidal form, to solve an architectural challenge which nobody could previously overcome. This famous piazza has several secrets to reveal, which you will hear about on the tour. Your guide will next take you through the Jewish Ghetto, where you will see the Portico d’Ottavia, the Synagogue and the remains of the Teatro Marcello.  We continue our evening walk to Campo de’ Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for exciting races and public executions. In the centre of the square you’ll see the statue of philosopher and cosmological theorist Giordano Bruno. At Piazza Navona, your guide will take you to admire Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the centre of this iconic piazza, which you will note takes an unusual shape – for good reason! This piazza was built atop an ancient Roman circus. This makes it the iconic symbol of Rome today, perfectly highlighting how the modern city embraces and incorporates its ancient, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque histories, into a beautiful blend that cannot be rivalled.  This is the perfect Rome Tour for the first day of your visit, to orientate yourself with the city and get a nice introduction with many great photo opportunities, and leaves you in the best part of the city to enjoy the famous Roman relaxing summer nights!

Rome: Highlights City Walking Tour

4. Rome: Highlights City Walking Tour

Admire Rome's most popular monuments and bustling piazzas on a 3-hour guided walk. Experience 2,000 years of history come to life in the historic center! Meet your personal guide at your hotel and head out together on this fantastic journey. Explore the Pantheon, the temple dedicated to all divinities. This magnificent building is considered the most well-preserved ancient temple in the world. Michelangelo was so impressed with the architecture of the Pantheon that he when he saw it for the first time, he proclaimed it of angelic, rather than human, design. Take a walk through bustling Piazza Navona, perhaps the most beautiful square in Rome, home to 3 magnificent fountains, including the famous Fountain of the 4 Rivers by Bernini. Piazza Navona is also one of the liveliest squares of Rome, and boasts a number of quaint outdoor restaurants and cafés. According to historical records, the piazza was transformed into a naumachia, where sea battles took place in the 7th and 8th centuries, and it is also said that chariot races once took place here as well. Learn about Roman politics and the city’s Talking Statues. These 5 famous statues were once used by citizens to anonymously protest the pope or the Roman government and leak out secrets of corruption not meant for public ears.  Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, the largest and best-known fountain in Rome, to ensure that you will return to Rome one day. Learn the secrets that the fountain holds. Visit the Spanish Steps, and take in the magnificent views of Rome from the top of the steps. At the base of the steps you’ll find Via Condotti, the 5th Avenue of Rome, where all the world's top designers have set up shop. You’ll also have a chance to get plenty of tips from your local guide on where to shop, where to eat, and ideas of what to do on your own time. 

From Rome: A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence

5. From Rome: A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence

Escape from Rome for a day on a guided trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Your itinerary is loaded with architectural gems and gourmet food tastings, as well as free time to explore at your own pace. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of planning and navigating on your own and ensures you leave with a new perspective on the city’s rich history and culture. Enjoy a cultural and gastronomic journey strolling along the beautiful city of Florence, which is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. You will be guided to the most amazing Reinassance monuments and buildings such as Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza della Signoria where you can admire the famous replica of Michelangelo’s David. After this tour in the center, your guide will bring you to visit a gourmet market and you will have a tasting of typical cheeses, oils and balsamic vinegar. Your visit in Florence includes a lunch composed of traditional dishes and recipes. After your lunch you will spend some free time in the city visiting markets, shops and grocery stalls. The last stops will be the visits to a traditional chocolate bakery and one of the most famous Gelaterias of the city.

3-Hour Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

6. 3-Hour Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

The Trastevere neighborhood offers a pleasant diversion from the heavily touristed historic center of Rome. It is largely residential, and characterized by narrow, cobbled streets, medieval-era structures, and a large university student population. As you explore Trastevere on this 3-hour tour you’ll find an impressive selection of restaurants, bars, and cafés that are frequented by locals. Explore the boutiques and studios for some unique gifts. Trastevere literally means beyond the Tiber, and it was originally connected to the main city of Rome by a tiny wooden bridge. Immigrants, mainly Jews and Syrians, arrived from the East and settled in the area. The center of public life in the neigbhorhood is the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, a large square outside of the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the city's oldest churches and one of the most visited in Rome. Visit the site of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, which is located near the Tiber in an area surrounded by today's Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Lungotevere dei Cenci, Via del Progresso, and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto. In Italian, the ghetto was called Serraglio delli Ebrei, which mean the enclosure of the Jews. See the Synagogue of Rome in what is today a charming area, known for its restaurants and some of the best food in Rome.

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Excellent guide Ganpiero in Assisi. Same as driver and car guide

only criticism of a bug when booking online with GYG, the voucher counted 1 person instead of 2 for the same price 496th indicated on the GYG platform! And the name had changed ... Cold sweats! It was necessary to cancel the first reservation thanks to the effective intervention of GYG the correspondent in France; all this adjustment took 2 hours of time. But all is well that ends well and we will only keep the good memories of our three guides with a special mention to Ganpiero the erudite and affable archaeologist who explained Assisi to us.

Privet Assissi and Orvietto tour was better then I expected

This trip was beyond my expectation. Antuanett was an excelent tour guide. It was only 3 of us, we had extremely friendly atmosphere, Assissi and Orvietto was stunning. We also enjoyed a nice lunch with umbria wine and truffles as well stopped for fenomenal wine testing. I would absolutely recommend this tour

Our guide was very knowledgeable and willingly shared his knowledge with us. We have seen Rome from all sides. She was very accessible for questions or requests. It was just great!!!

James was a brilliant guide; full of knowledge, wit and warmth

James was flexible; taking us to an assortment of places and knowing so much about each place. He was a pleasure to be with and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thanks.

Highly informative, relaxed pace, gregarious guide, fascinating part

Highly informative, relaxed pace, personable, gregarious guide, fascinating part of Rome off the beaten track!