City Tours

ANCIENT ROME CLASSIC TOUR

COLOSSEUM + ROMAN FORUM

Duration: approx 3 hrs.

Runs: Every day except the first Sunday of the Month (8.30 AM or 3 PM – Upon availability)

Type of Tour: Private or Small Group (max 10 people)

Description: Visit the Colosseum and the Roman forum in a completely different way with this skip-the-line 3-hour tour. Explore the ancient world with your guide in a small group or a private tour: the ancient world will come to life through your guide’s words! Enter the Colosseum like an ancient spectator, climb the stairs and reach the first tier. There, you will be struck by a spectacular view of the arena. Imagine spectaculars shows and gladiators fighting men, lions, and tigers. Leave the Colosseum to see the Arch of Constantine and be led into the heart of the ancient world: the Roman Forum. Your licensed guide will “bring to life” vendors, politicians speaking to the crowd, judges sentencing criminals, teachers surrounded by their students as well as priests worshipping pagan gods or predicting the future. Walk through the Holy street and reach the Basilica of Maxentius and the Arch of Titus. Be inspired by the beauty of the most important ruins of antiquity, the Temple of Saturn, the ancient Senate house, Temple of Julius Cesar, and the house of the Vestal Virgins and their sacred flame. Learn about the punishment for these vestal virgins if they didn’t respect their vows.

VATICAN MUSEUMS CLASSIC

SISTINE CHAPEL AND SAINT PETER’S BASILICA

Duration: approx 3 hrs.

Runs: Every day except Sunday and Wed Morning (9 AM or 2 PM – Upon availability)

Type of Tour: Private or Small Group

Description: Discover the masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo, the roman statues of the Gallery of the Candelabra, the breathtaking Gallery of the Maps and the beautiful Sistine Chapel’s Michelangelo masterpiece. From the Sistine Chapel, skip the line to get into St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest catholic church in the world. Admire here the Baroque canopy by Bernini and Michelangelo’s Pieta, the highest dome in Rome, and some of the most important popes tombs including John Paul II’s. Your visit will end in the imposing St. Peter’s square, where thousands of pilgrims gather every week to be blessed by the Pope.

Please, consider that St. Peter’s is a Church and there might be changes in the opening and closing time according to celebrations.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ROME

PIAZZA NAVONA, PANTHEON, SPANISH STEPS, TREVI FOUNTAIN AND MORE

Duration: approx 2,5 hrs.

Runs: Every day except Sunday Morning (9.30 AM or 3 PM – Upon availability)

Type of Tour: Private or Small Group

Description: Rome wasn’t built in a day, but the city center can be visited in 2.5 hours with a private or small group tour (max.8 people). This tour will show the most important and amazing monuments of the city center. Together with the famous highlights (Pantheon [inside], Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Farnese) you will discover the hidden treasures of the eternal city. Picturesque corners, hidden churches, noble palaces with their frescoed facades, small fountains…and the daily life of the narrow streets of Rome. There will be obviously time for a gelato break if you like!

UNDERGROUND ROME

SAN CLEMENT’S UNDERGROUNDS + ROMAN HOUSES UNDER ST. JOHN AND PAUL CHURCH

Duration: approx 2,5

Runs: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (9.30 AM, 3 PM) Sunday (2.30 PM)

Type of Tour: Small Group or Private

Description: Explore the secret city hidden in the underground of San Clement and the Ancient Roman Coelian Houses, under the church of St. John and Paul. Go off the beaten path! The Undergrounds of Rome are a labyrinth of hidden buildings, narrow streets, abandoned churches and temples, tombs and forgotten treasures. You will walk down to 50 feet underground to rediscover ancient Senator’s houses, altars made for ancient eastern deities, gigantic warehouses, ancient shops, Medieval churches destroyed by brave invaders, subterranean water springs. The tour includes St. Clement’s Undergrounds and the Roman Houses on the Coelian Hill.

THE JEWISH GHETTO

Duration: 2 hrs

Runs: Daily 10 AM or 5.30 PM

Type of Tour: Small Group or Private

Description: Run away from the beaten track and learn more about the past and present history of Rome! You’ll love to travel in time and space not moving from one neighborhood. The Jewish community was among the first ones settling in Rome, almost 2000 years ago, in the heart of the city, living in harmony with the rest of the population and enjoying a very considerable freedom, this was an example of religious tolerance that unfortunately was not later extended to any of the reformed Christian creeds: Roman Jews were forced to live enclosed in the ghetto, between 1500s and 1800s, they were imposed a curfew and several restrictions and the sad crumbling remains of this walled district, known as “Ghetto”, were torn down only in the 19th century. The Jewish district tour is a tour you cannot miss. For approximately 2 hours, you can learn from your art historian guide about the rich history of the Jewish culture in Italy while walking through what was once a restrictive environment.

VATICAN FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

Duration: approx 2 hrs.

Runs: Every day except Sunday and Wed Morning (9.00 AM or 3 PM – Upon availability)

Type of Tour: Only Private

Description: Visiting a museum with your kids might be a challenge: tours rarely are tailored for children or teen-agers so if you’re looking for a Vatican Museums Tour that is kid–friendly, our guides can make a difference! Our team of selected guides knows that it’s not only about playing, it’s about letting the whole family enjoy a unique experience! Our tour keyword is “FUN”! Guides will be focused on capturing your children’s attention and stimulating their imagination with visual aids. We realized that interactive tools are the best way of engaging the youngest ones in a group…the whole family will learn a lot and love this experience!

IMPORTANT: this Vatican Museums Tour for kids tour is specifically focused on the Sistine Chapel and is very “light” so as not to overload children with too much information. If you wish to have a deeper knowledge of the Vatican Museums and of St Peter’s Basilica, please ask for a Vatican Standard Tour.

COLOSSEUM FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

Duration: approx 2 hrs.

Runs: Every day except the first Sunday of the Month (8.30 AM or 3 PM – Upon availability)

Type of Tour: Only Private

Description: Are you in Rome with your kids and seeking an engaging private Colosseum tour suitable for the whole family? Skip the long lines on this private 2 hours long tour. Our guides are all licensed, highly trained (Archaeologists or Art- Historians), English speaking and know how to engage and keep three generations entertained! You’ll skip the lines and enter the Colosseum, You will visit the ground level and the first floor. The guide will give the entire family an overview about Ancient Roman history, life, loves and (of course) shows and gladiators fights. Swords and spears, lions and tigers, slaves and loves, political conspiracies and gigantic gilded-bronze statues will make your Colosseum experience unforgettable. The first level is accessible by an elevator and the guide will take care of anybody having mobility problems. Wheelchair tours are possible in the Colosseum, but wheelchairs are not provided. Leave the Colosseum and walk in front of the Arch of Constantine where the tour will end. From there, the guide will be happy to put you on the right way to your next destination.

CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

Duration: approx 2,5 hrs.

Runs: Every day except the first Sunday of the Month (9.30 AM or 3 PM – Upon availability)

Type of Tour: Only Private

Description: Explore the fascinating history of Rome with this 2.5-hour PRIVATE tour of the Capitoline Museums with an archaeologist or art historian as your guide. Learn about the Capitoline Hill itself, once an important place in ancient Rome, and take in the superb collection in the museums now on that hill. Walk through the collections of this, the oldest archaeological museum in the world, with your expert guide. Travel in time back to the origins of Rome reviving the glorious past of the Eternal City. “Meet” ancient gods and emperors, heroes and senators, philosophers and generals, all made of white marble or shiny bronze.

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