Skip the long lines and go straight toward exploring the history, architecture, art and religion of Rome on a personal guided walking tour. Tour guides provide detailed information regarding the history, legends, folklore and astonishing secrets of the ancient city. All of your questions will be answered by an educated and experienced walking-tour guide as you explore the eternal city.
Vatican Walking Tour
Begin to understand the history, politics, religion and architecture of the Vatican as your guide shares in-depth facts and information about the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and highlights of the Vatican museums. The Renaissance creation and design will take you back in time as you learn about the deceit, lust and dark tales that developed inside the walls of the Vatican.
Roman Countryside and Catacombs Walking Tour
Although you will be walking through the interior of the catacombs of San Callisto, the Roman countryside and the Tomb of Cecilia Matella, a bus usually makes three stops while bringing you from the Appian Way to the south edge of ancient Rome. Gain unique perspective of ancient Rome as you go beyond the city walls and roam through the ancient tunnels, catacombs, rustic Appian Way and under the arches of the aqueducts of antiquity.
Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour
Explore a place most tourists don’t even know exists. Learn secrets and legends of one of Rome’s most authentic neighborhoods. Escape the traffic and crowds of the busy city and discover Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Largo di Torre Argentina, Piazza Mattei, Tiber Island, Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Portico d’Ottavia and visit the exterior of the Synagogue. Your walking tour begins at the very spot Julius Caesar was murdered, the House Senate. The tour continues as you walk along the streets of the Jewish ghetto and into the city’s most lively piazzas, Campo de’ Fiori. Go below the cities modern street level and explore the hidden ancient city below, which was built between the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque time period.
Ancient and Old Rome Walking Tour
Learn about the complex history of ancient Rome as your guide gives you a sense of real life in historical times. Walk through ancient streets and examine historical sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona with your own eyes.
Walking is the best way to get around Rome due to frequent traffic jams and scarce bus stations. Wear comfortable walking shoes that have a cushioned sole for comfort. Most walking tours are three hours long and you will spend almost all of that time standing and walking. Bring your camera and a suitable camera bag or place it in a purse or bag when not in use. Walking tours are held on specific days, nights and times. If there is a festival, marathon, parade or religious holiday festivities, it may interfere in the walking tour. Most tours seem to go forward rain or shine, bring a rain coat, rain poncho or umbrella with you if rain is in the daily forecast. Expect to see large crowds, but rest assured you get to skip the long lines at the entrance when attending a guided walking tour. Bring the entire family and explore Rome Italy, one step at a time.