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Rome Night Segway Tour

1. Rome Night Segway Tour

Experience Rome at night on a 2.5-hour Segway tour of some of its most historic sights, and soak up the infectious energy of “La Dolce Vita” after dark. Meet your Segway leader on  Via dei Delfini for a short orientation session and briefing. Once you are comfortable on the easy-to-use Segways, glide from Trajan’s Forum - the last of the imperial fora - to the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), one of the legendary 7 hills of Rome. The Segway leaders will take care of you throughout your tour, and share fascinating stories about the history and culture of Rome. Go to Piazza Navona to experience the energy of Rome at its most accute. Then, visit the Temple of Hadrian and Pantheon, temple to all gods. Cruise along an historic alley to the Spanish Steps. Your last stop will be the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw in a coin to ensure that you will one day return to Rome.

Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

2. Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

See Rome from a different perspective on an unusual underground tour of the “Eternal City,” starting at Piazza Navona, built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Hear about the piazza's original use, before descending to the most important stadium of the Roman Republic. Commissioned by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in around 80 AD, the stadium was primarily used for athletic contests. Back on street level, stroll over to the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Discover the original street level of Ancient Rome at the ruins of Hadrian's Temple. Look below ground to see evidence of streets from centuries gone by. Next, go to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the fountain, according to tradition. Cross Piazza di Trevi to enter the Vicus Caprarius, which emerged during the renovation of the Trevi Cinema. See a Roman insula, consisting of a "block" divided into independent units, surrounded by the walls of today’s Via di S.Vincenzo and Via del Lavatore. Learn how, in ancient times, the area was a swamp, before playing a part in the construction of the Virgo aqueduct in the time of Agrippa. The aqueduct still supplies the fountains of Rome’s historic center, including the Trevi Fountain.

Discover Rome: Walking City Tour

3. Discover Rome: Walking City Tour

Discover the secrets of the Eternal City and learn of its rich history throughout the centuries, stopping at the most breathtaking sites, monuments and squares along the way. Arrive at the office and meet your expert guide to begin with an introduction and stroll along the famous Imperial Forum road and admire the ruins of the Roman Forum on either side before arriving at Piazza Venezia and Trajan’s Column. From here the next stop is the Trevi Fountain, the most famous fountain in Rome. Hear the connection between water and the city as the guide points out interesting details in its beautiful facade. From the Trevi, pass through the busy shopping street of Via del Corso and into Piazza di Pietra, a little-known square that is home to the Temple of Hadrian. Walk further into the historic center along the cobbles and come upon the Pantheon, the most well-preserved building in Rome. Hear the amazing feats in Roman architecture and marvel at its dome, which is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. Inside, peer up at its oculus and learn of the famous figures in history whose tombs are inside, such as the artist Raphael. Just near the Pantheon there is the small church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and Bernini’s beloved Elephant statue standing just outside. Continue from here to Largo di Torre Argentina, which is believed to be the site of Julius Caesar's assassination. The final stop will be Piazza Navona, the largest and most elegant square in Rome and also the site of Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers. Learn about the wonderful elements that comprise this beautiful fountain and the meaning behind them. Finish up with a tasty authentic Italian gelato as you say farewell!

Rome: Ancient Monuments 3-Hr Small Group Tour with Colosseum

4. Rome: Ancient Monuments 3-Hr Small Group Tour with Colosseum

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a half-day guided tour of the main monuments of Ancient Rome. Meet your guide by the Colosseum, and start your tour in the greatest amphitheater built by the Romans. Your guide will bring 2,000 years of history to life, telling stories of the ferocious battles between man and beast put on for Roman citizens. Commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son and successor Titus in 80 AD, the ampitheater remains one of the world’s architectural marvels. Next, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Imperial Forum, and learn how it was once the center of religious, political and commercial life in Rome. Hear the history of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and learn about the Tabularium. Go to the Temple of Hadrian, now incorporated into a later building in Piazza di Pietra. See the original Roman street level below ground in the piazza. End at the Pantheon, the majestic temple of all Gods, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 27 BC. Marvel at the stunning entrance and massive interior, where marble from across the globe can be seen on the floor and walls. Used as a burial site since the Renaissance, the Pantheon’s tombs include the painter Raphael, and 2 kings of Italy.

Rome: City Highlights Walking Tour with Ice Cream

5. Rome: City Highlights Walking Tour with Ice Cream

Explore the heart of the Italian capital on a guided walking tour. Admire major landmarks, including the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, while enjoying the flavors of an authentic Italian gelato. Start your tour in front of the Spanish Steps, one of Rome's top attractions. Continue to the Baroque Trevi Fountain and then to the Pantheon, where you will stop for a real Italian gelato. Step into the past with entertaining stories about each monument from your guide. Finally, arrive at Navona Square and hear the meaning behind its unusual name. Admire the Four Rivers Fountain before scouting out lesser-known gems, such as Piazza di Pietra and Piazza Sant'Eustachio.

Rome: 2-Hour Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

6. Rome: 2-Hour Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

Uncover the little-known treasures of Rome on a private guided walking tour. Explore narrow alleys, hidden riches of art and history, and grand piazzas and fountains. Follow your guide as you learn the history of this Eternal City and its ancient roots. Admire Renaissance and Baroque architecture, visit markets and savor the perfume of Rome's everyday life. See top attractions like the Spanish Steps, neighborhood gems like the Antico Caffè Greco, and wonders such as the famous Trevi Fountain.

Vatican City and Ancient Rome Full-Day Small Group Tour

7. Vatican City and Ancient Rome Full-Day Small Group Tour

Travel back to the days of emperors and popes, and see the highlights of the papal collections on a 2-part, 6-hour tour of Rome. Start your full-day tour at the Arch of Constantine, and journey through Ancient Rome as you travel back to the days of the Roman Republic. Explore the vast Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) to experience up-close the greatest arena the Romans built. Your guide will bring 2,000 years of history to life, telling stories of the ferocious battles between man and beast put on for the delight of Roman citizens. Then, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Imperial Forum. Learn how it was once the center of religious, political and commercial life in Rome. Hear the history of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. Learn the story of the Tabularium. Go to the Temple of Hadrian, now incorporated into a building in Piazza di Pietra, where you can see the original Roman street level below ground. End your morning tour at the Pantheon, the majestic temple of all gods. Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 27BC, its massive interior and inlaid marble floors is home to a burial site since the Renaissance times, where the tombs of Raphael and the kings of Italy can be found. Following a break for lunch, go to the Vatican Museums to discover the world’s most precious art collection. Skip the long ticket lines to enter the museums, and tour in a group of no more than 12 people for a more intimate experience. Collected by popes over many centuries, the collection includes works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. See Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Go to the Octagonal Courtyard to look at the Belvedere Apollo statue. Discover Greek and Roman masterpieces in the Pio Clementino Museum. Wander through the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by Raphael’s pupils. Marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps. Then, go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see more masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, including Michelangelo’s “La Pieta” beneath the dome of the world’s largest church.

Rome: City Center Hidden Highlights Guided Walking Tour

8. Rome: City Center Hidden Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Explore the heart of Rome on a guided walking tour. See top attractions like the Piazza Navona square, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Admire an old aqueduct at the Vicus Caprarius museum and see the Stadium of Domitian. Meet your guide at fountain of Bernini in Piazza Navona and begin your guided tour through the center of Rome. Listen as your guide tells you an introduction and points out highlights in the square. Hear your guide clearly with the provided headsets. Continue to the stadium of the emperor Domitian where you can see this ancient athletic venue which seated 15,000-20,000 viewers. Make your way to the well-preserved Pantheon which was once a Roman temple before being converted to a Catholic church. Travel to the Saint Ignazio church to admire its stunning 3D frescos. Stroll to the Baroque Trevi fountain. Visit the underground excavations of the old aqueduct and the water city of Rome at the Vicus Caprarius museum. Finish your tour at La Rinascente. 

Rome: Best Squares and Fountains Private Tour

9. Rome: Best Squares and Fountains Private Tour

Explore the enchanting piazzas and fountains of Rome's historic city center as you wander through serpentine streets and cobbled walkways in the company of an expert local guide. Enjoy a private tour specially designed and customized based on your interests and preferences. Pull up a chair in Rome's great open-air drawing room, the Piazza Navona, whose origins as an ancient racetrack are still obvious in its distinctive shape. For centuries this was the meeting place of choice for the city's elites who came to mingle in the shadow of Bernini's brilliant Fountain of the Four Rivers (Fiumi Fountain) and Borromini's no less impressive Sant'Agnese in Agone church.  In the area around the Spanish Steps, walk in the footsteps of the great poets and painters of the past who ventured to Rome hoping to be inspired by the city’s artistic masterpieces and vivid colors. Today it’s home to luxury shopping boutiques and a wondrous fountain by Bernini, but in the 1800s this was the stomping ground of brilliant English writers like John Keats and Percy Shelley. Nearby you'll gaze up in awe at the majestic Trevi Fountain, a delight for all the senses as sea gods and Tritons loom out of its deafening cascading waters. Visit the remarkable Pantheon — a miraculously preserved testament to the engineering brilliance of the ancient Romans — and find out how its giant columns were transported to Rome from as far away as Egypt. Discover the secrets behind its staggeringly large dome pierced by a central oculus, still the largest unsupported concrete dome ever built.  If your walking tour falls on a Sunday when the Pantheon is closed to visitors, you’ll instead admire and learn all about the amazing edifice from a spectacular vantage point in the Piazza della Rotonda outside.

Rome: Private City Center Tour

10. Rome: Private City Center Tour

This tour of the city center will give you the opportunity to discover Rome from artistic, historical, and legendary points of view. You'll stroll from the Spanish Steps to Navona Square, jumping forward and backward in time from the Roman Empire to modern times. Start from the Spanish Steps, where you will learn about the name of this area of the city before advancing onward to Trevi Fountain. Following that, continue your stroll through the amazing roads of Rome and get to St. Ignatius Church, which is famous for its 3D-effect ceiling created in the 17th century. You'll then visit the Pantheon, the best preserved building of Ancient Rome where Raphael requested to be buried. Your tour continues with the Church of St. Luigi dei Francesi, where you will learn about one of the most famous artists of the Italian Art history: Caravaggio. Finally, end your tour in Piazza Navona, the symbol of the Baroque Style in Rome. This was a place created by some of the greatest minds of the 17th century: Bernini and Borromini.

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booking was very easy. Meeting was held exactly at the Spanish Steps. There were only two of us and the tour was still taken. very friendly, informative, presented with a lot of detailed knowledge. The 2.5 hours flew by. It was a pleasure for us and also a great birthday present for my wife. we had already booked a guided tour of the Vatican Museums on Tuesday. Small group, also kept very personal. We will be happy to do something with "get your tours" again.

Excellent tour in the morning with Frederico of the Pantheon, Colosseum and Roman Forums. We had the pleasure of having Judy as our tour guide of the Vatican. Her knowledge knows no bounds. She made the tour very personal and had us engrossed for the evening!

Exciting tour having started at the Pantheon, Judy the guide was wonderful. My 11 year old daughter who is learning Latin and I loved this approach to ancient Rome, a great achievement!

Serena was excellent and went out of her way to make a unique tour experience based on our groups wishes. Would book other tours with her again!

Great tour, everything worked out great, but also expensive...