Rome has no shortage of ancient sights to experience. The capital city is often the start of Italian adventures for many travellers and we recommend spending some time in the city, to get to know the lay of the land. There are several must do’s during your time in Rome, whether you are a frequent traveller or a first time visitor. From food tours to indulge in the best pasta, pizzas and gelato, to diving into the history of Catholicism, exploring archaeological sites and taking in all the art museums, read on for our roundup of the very best GetYourGuide tours in Rome, Italy.
With the lights and the stars to guide your walk, experience a night-time walking tour to explore mysterious legends and the spooky myths of life in Rome. English-speaking guides take you through the Eternal City for 90 minutes, highlighting historical and supernatural mysteries that may not make it into your average guide book. Discover the winding lanes of the historical city centre and learn about Roman life in this informative and highly entertaining tour that departs from Sant'Andrea Della Valle Church.
Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour
Duration: 1.5 hour
Rome is a food lover’s paradise, with a thriving local culinary industry. Pizza, pasta, pastry, wine and gelato are just some of the highlights you will encounter during your food tour and tastings. Your guide will be well informed to take you through the largest food market in the city, and show you around local restaurants and areas, for an authentic experience. Some of the highlights to look forward to during the four-hour tour include a Sicilian-style breakfast and an artisanal gelateria.
Rome 4-Hour Food and Market Tour with Tastings
Duration: 4 hour
The Piazza Navona is a city square of Ancient Rome that was built in the 1st century AD. This audio tour is available in six languages and it allows you to skip the line and explore what lies beneath the Piazza Navona, the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian. The audio guided tour allows you to go at your own pace and take in the information behind masonry and artefacts of Ancient Rome, including incredible reconstructions of the former site of the ancient Olympic Games.
Rome: Piazza Navona 1-Hour Underground Audio Guide Tour
The saying goes, when in Rome, do as the Romans do, and this tour exemplifies that better than any other. Learn the basics of making pasta from eggs and flour, and cutting techniques on how to get a result that would make any Italian Nonna proud. For dessert, learn to make tiramisu, a classic Italian dessert which layers espresso soaked ladyfingers with whipped mascarpone cream. Your cooking experience ends with the restaurant cooking your pasta in your sauce of choice so that dinner is taken care of on this evening. This is a great experience that groups of friends and family or solo travellers will enjoy alike.
Rome: Pasta & Tiramisu Workshop with Dinner
Duration: 2.5 hour
This half-day tour is a perfect antidote to the over-consumption of pizza and pasta during your stay in Rome. Explore the Italian countryside on a bike to take in Roman monuments, breathtaking landscapes and fascinating ancient ruins. Beat the crowds away from your regular tourist spots as you cycle through the ancient Appian Way, following the Roman built aqueducts and other major sites. Your biking tour takes you through parts unvisited by most tourists and represents a great opportunity to learn about ancient Rome whilst taking in the scenery and landscapes of the city. The tour includes an electric-assisted mountain bike or a carbon mountain bike for the ultimate outdoor experience.
Rome: Half-Day Ancient Appian Way & Aqueducts E-Bike Tour
Duration: 4.5 hour
Have a local take you to five of Rome’s local favourites on this food tour, catered specially for small groups of visitors to the city. Explore the delights of Roman cuisine from the freshest produce (think tasty prosciutto, delicious cheeses, truffle tartines, seasonal fruit and more) to the most exquisite pizzas and gelato. Learn about ancient Roman history as you walk through the famous cobblestone streets and take in the historic sites and sounds. This tour lasts approximately three hours and should not be missed during your visit to the city.
Rome: Guided Street Food Tasting Tour
Duration: 3 hour
This tour guides you through three archaeological finds and allows you to learn about the history of Catholicism and how early Christians practised their faith in Rome. The three sites are the Capuchin Crypt with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks; the Capuchin Museum with a painting by Caravaggio and the 12th-century San Clemente Basilica, built over a 4th-century basilica. The tour allows you to skip the entrance line at all three sites and provides air conditioning transfers between each site for a relaxing experience. The expert English-speaking tour guide provides you with the historical breadth and depth of these sites, allowing you to make the most of your tour.
Rome: Crypts & Catacombs Tour with Bone Chapel Visit
Duration: 3.5 hour
Ideal for first-time visitors, those who are in Rome for a short amount of time or visitors who like the higher vantage point, the Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour allows you to get a great overview of the city, whilst being driven through all the major city sights. The tour provides flexibility for you to either complete a loop and then decide to return to the places of particular interest, or just hop on and off wherever you would like to experience in more detail. The tour provides ultimate convenience to see Rome’s most important sights, including St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the architecture in Piazza Navona and many more. Options for a 24, 48 or 72-hour pass and audio information in a variety of languages are available.
Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour
Duration: 5 to 3 hour
Skip the queues at Rome’s most popular attractions with this walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Learn from professional guides about Ancient Rome, Roman emperors and the legends and history of the city on this educative and illuminating tour. Experience the Colosseum, the immense amphitheatre which was the site of gladiatorial fights and public spectacles; the Palatine Hill, the centre of the seven hills of Rome and site of the foundation of the city and Via Sacra to learn how everyday Roman citizens used to live.
Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour
Duration: 3 hour
The former temple of Ancient Rome, the Pantheon is now a church and is arguably the best-preserved building in Roman history. This tour will guide you through the unique architectural design of the Pantheon, including an unreinforced concrete dome, which, 2000 years after this building was built, is still the worlds largest. The guided tour will give you an informative insight into Ancient Rome and how the Pantheon’s uses over time, have represented the expressions of the city of Rome. Tie in your love for history with art, as the Pantheon is also the final resting place of Raphael, the great Renaissance artist.
Discover Pantheon: Guided Tour of the Glory of Rome
Duration: 45 minute
Memorable experiences in Rome
Rome offers visitors an immense amount of activities and experiences. From the old to the new, Rome is truly a global city, mixing ancient traditions and heritage with modern attitudes and culture. Our list of experiences hand-pick the very best the city has to offer. Choose from traditional tours with informative guides to take you through historical Rome or experience the countryside on a biking tour to burn off calories after food tours and cooking classes. Our list of experiences should get you well acquainted with the city, to do as the Romans do.
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