Italy’s capital Rome has been around for three millenniums is synonymous with culture, renaissance art and romance. With its classic sculptures and beautiful park, Rome is a city of numerous UNESCO world heritage sites. Being in Rome feels like being in an al fresco museum. The vibrant and cultural city maintains a perfect balance of modern technological lifestyle along with its ancient wonders. Ruins from the early Christian era to the Baroque fountains and Renaissance palazzos, this city is a visual bliss. The beautiful paintings in the gilded churches and the archaeological sites imbue a sense of awe and wonder. The Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Sistine chapel transports one to history classes and brings them alive. A relaxed cosmopolitan city with friendly people, Rome welcomes everyone with open arms. Dreaming about the perfect Roman holiday? Here’s a list of 10 best Viator tours in Rome, Italy, to get you sorted!
The famous Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater is the largest amphitheatre of the world and was used for gladiator contests, mock sea battles, animal hunts etc. With this half-day walking tour, skip the line and explore the first and second levels of the amphitheatre while hearing tales about the macabre gladiator fights. Enjoy a walk through ancient Rome and visit the Roman Forum to see ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar and the House of Vestal Virgins. You can upgrade your tour to see the third level of the Colosseum and gain access to the arena floor and its underground chambers.
Duration: 3 hours
2. Soak in historic Pompeii, drive through the scenic Amalfi Coast and Positano from Rome (from USD 165.0)
Pompeii, a city near modern Naples, was an ancient Roman city is famed for the perfect preservation of human bodies that were buried under volcanic debris due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Visit two UNESCO listed wonders, the city of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Immerse yourself in the history of Pompeii and discover the scenic beauty of the Amalfi coast. Enjoy a quiet lunch at the picturesque fishing village of Positano. This trip includes round-trip transport from Rome and express entrance tickets to Pompeii.
Duration: 13 hours
On the three-hour Vatican tour, discover the majestic St Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Soak in the beautiful artworks as a guide acquaints you with their history. Enjoy an advantageous skip-the-line facility where you bypass even the fast track line to explore halls such as Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Room and admire the Sistine Chapel. Enter the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s famed “The creation of Adam.” You may upgrade to an evening tour experience or a small group tour.
Duration: 3 hours
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Visit the infamous city of Pompeii and tour the UNESCO site after a hike up Mount Vesuvius in summer or a visit to Naples in winter, when Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible. Enjoy the famous Neapolitan pizza in Naples while soaking in the scenery. Learn about Pompeii’s tumultuous history as the ruins bear a testament to its tragic past. You can look at the well-preserved fossils of the remains and check out the UNESCO-listed archaeological digs. In winter, enjoy a visit to Naples to enjoy some wine and immerse yourself in its culture.
Duration: 13 hours
Explore the mysteries of the ancient crypts and the underground catacombs in this walking tour. Experience the vast unknown of the Domitilla Catacomb and Basilica of San Clemente. Also, visit the Capuchin crypt where you will see the Caravaggio paintings. The chapel made entirely out of human bones will leave you awestruck as a guide fills you in on its history. Get to know about ancient Christian worships and customs, as well as ancient burial traditions. In this three and a half hour walking tour, visit the Basilica of San Clemente and soak yourself into the history of this city through its architecture as you skip the queue!
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
In this hop-on-hop-off tour on an open-top bus, experience popular Roman landmarks as the bus passes through various tourist spots such as the Colosseum, The Vatican City and the Trevi Fountain. Hop on and hop off as many times as preferred by you on any of the eight sights included in the package. Listen to the ongoing audio commentary while you snap-up pictures of monuments. You may upgrade to a 48-hour ticket which includes an exclusive VIP skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
In this Tuscany tour from Rome, enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty and serenity of the Val d’ Orcia region, which is near Sienna. With a local guide to fill you in on the countryside, watch the historic hilltops and well-maintained the Tuscan farms that add to the beauty of the scenic landscape. Explore Pienza, a UNESCO world heritage town and the wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino. Take a walking tour around the hill towns and indulge yourself into a locally produced three-course meal. Enjoy the views of the vineyards and stop for a wine tasting of regional wines, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino.
Duration: 12 hours
In this full day tour, enjoy the famous city of Tuscany and a tour to Florence and Pisa. Admire the artistic works of stunning masterpieces like Michelangelo’s David when in Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance. Walk past the works of art of Brunelleschi at the Accademia Gallery. Explore the marble masterpieces of Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli and make sure you take some selfies at the Leaning Tower. Visit these hotspots quickly courtesy a VIP skip-the-line package and travel through the picturesque city of Tuscan in a comfortable minivan. Wander through the local streets of the city as you absorb the local culture.
Duration: 12 hours
In this three-hour tour, experience the history culture and aristocracy of the magnificent city of Rome on a private golf car. Tour through Rome’s influential and world’s most popular regions as you enjoy the quirky ride. This tour offers a narrated journey of the palaces, chapels, churches and other architectural marvels, which are otherwise inaccessible on foot. You get to choose your own route and see famous attractions like the Aventine Hill, Piazza Colonna and the Trevi Fountain. Experience the folklore come to life when you visit the city’s rose garden and a fragrant orange grove.
Duration: 2 to 7 hours
This tour gives you an opportunity to visit the Borghese gallery and marvel at the artistic masterpieces such as Deposition by Rubens and Pauline Bonaparte by Canova without the hassle of booking tickets. You get a skip-the-line admission ticket to the gallery without the fear of missing the opportunity of the tickets being sold out, which happens often. Explore the famous paintings and sculptures at the gallery and admire the works of art. Don’t miss the Caravaggio room, which houses paintings like David with the Head of Goliath, as well as works by Raphael such as The Deposition and Lady with a Unicorn. You can also find Bernini sculptures like Apollo and Daphne and David.
Duration: 2 hours
Tour the incredible Italian city of Rome
Rome is the city of romance, architecture, art and culture. The romantic essence of the city comes to life while visiting the Trevi Fountain or the Piazza Della Spagna where you can unwind with your significant other. Cherish a lifetime full of memories made in this city of art and love.
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