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City Walking Tour - Transfer Included

A Stroll Through Eternity

Category: Must Do
History
Archeology
Off the beaten path
Italian style

Price from: $250

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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Take a walking tour of the city's most popular monuments and bustling piazzas in the historical center. 

You will enjoy highlights of the city and see over 2000 years of history come to life!

Your enjoyment of Rome’s treasures will certainly be enhanced by your knowledgeable and passionate guide. You will experience real Roman folklore as well as travel back in time and learn old traditions and customs. Your expert guide will not only help you navigate Rome’s charming streets, but also help you uncover Rome’s secrets – from past to present. 

Starting your Roman holiday with the City Walking Tour will also help you learn the secrets of navigating Rome – transit, shopping, eating, and activities – all from a local expert.

Everyone who comes to Rome must visit the Spanish Steps - the "5th Avenue" of Rome - where all the world's top designers have set up shop. Take in the magnificent view of Rome from the top of the steps, then stroll down Via Condotti, at the base of the Spanish steps, which is one of the most famous places to shop in the world.

You’ll want to toss a coin into Trevi Fountain, the largest and most famous fountain in Rome (seen in Fellini's La Dolce Vita), ensuring that you will one day return to Rome. Learn the secrets that the fountain holds.

Continue walking among the city’s wonders, and explore the Pantheon - the temple dedicated to "all divinities." This magnificent building is considered the most well-preserved ancient temple in the world and the most amazing architectural structure of the ancient world. Michelangelo was so impressed with the Pantheon that when he saw it for the first time, he proclaimed it of "angelic and not human design."

You’ll stroll through the bustling Piazza Navona, perhaps the most beautiful square in Rome, which houses three magnificent fountains including the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Bernini. Piazza Navona is also one of the liveliest squares of Rome with several quaint outdoor restaurants and cafes. Tradition holds that this piazza was transformed into a naumachia where sea battles took place in the 7th and 8th centuries, and it is said that chariot races once took place here.

You will learn about Roman politics and the Talking Statues of Rome. These five famous statues were once used by citizens to anonymously protest the Pope or Roman government and leak secrets of corruption not meant for public ears.

You’ll enjoy a private customized tour, which will include plenty of tips from your local guide on where to shop, where to eat, and ideas of what to do on your own time.  The City Walking Tour is a great way to start your Roman Holiday!

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Summary
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Layer 1 Kid-friendly tour
  • Partial access for wheelchairs
  • Private Tour Only
  • Suggested starting time
    9:30AM or 3:00PM
  • This tour is available everyday
  • Included 
    Blue Badge Qualified Guide | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation Private Tour Transportation to the site (only available for centrally located accommodation)
  • Not Included 
    Return Transportation (available upon request) Private Driver throughout the tour (can be arranged upon request) 
Standard itinerary
Your hotel/accommodation
Spanish Steps
Trevi Fountain
The Pantheon
Piazza Navona
Enhance your Experience
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Extra Hour

US$80

Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.

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Create your own Tour - Make it a Full Day

US$210

Book your tour and create your personal walking experience by making it a full day, adding 3 extra hours! You can tell us in advance your favorite sites to visit or your personal guide will make suggestions based on your interests and energy level - you set the pace and see what you want to see. Please make a note on your booking if you have specific requests so we can ensure that reservations are made when needed. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Colosseum

US$140** Please note: Entrance to the site is optional - Admission tickets will be charged separately.

No time to do a full Colosseum tour? Make it quick! Marvel at this epic engineering feat of the ancient Romans, one of the most amazing attractions of the Ancient World, and a highlight of any trip to Rome. Your guide will bring to life the stories of this iconic monument, its famed gladiators and the emperors who made it all happen. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Kid-friendly

US$0

Request a Kid-friendly Tour Guide at no extra cost.

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Handicraft Workshop - Be an Artist for a Day

US$120** Please note: Experience is intended for up to 6 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

In the picturesque atmosphere of Via dei Coronari, street of the antiques, you will take part in the workshop of an Italian artist. This activity is fun for the whole family!. You will learn how to make a fresco or a mosaic. Choose a subject, prepare the surface with the plaster, the drawing, and you will use your brush to give life to the images; or make your own mosaic with a natural glue (water and flour) and fasten the marble or the glass pieces (tesserae) on a wooden support, creating your small masterpiece. Take home your creation to make your Roman holidays even more memorable!

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Smile and Tour

US$0

Request for a funny and entertaining Tour Guide. Your laughs come at no extra cost.

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Gelato Class

US$350** Please note: Price is up to 4 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

Enjoy a short walk in the city center before heading to your gelato class. Reach a typical roman "gelateria", an artisanal workshop that has recently been renovated. Engage in a funny, entertaining activity and learn how italian people prepare the famous gelato. Make your own ice cream following the traditional Italian techniques and recipes and enjoy it! An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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3 Hour Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour

US$370** Please note: Price is for transport up to 4 people. For bigger groups please send us an email.

Discover a new way to tour historical Rome. Make yourself comfortable while your private driver and guide accompany you during this 3 hour tour. Set off and admire the most significant sights of the Eternal City. Listen to your guide, who will be your story-teller during this tour to discover the major fountains and squares of Rome.

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Ancient Secrets: Teatro Marcello and Area Sacra of Largo Argentina

US$70

Reveal the ancient secrets you won’t find at the Forum with this extension! Walk through the Teatro Marcello, conceived by Caesar and built by Augustus, which certainly served as the blue-print for the later and more famous Colosseum. Then visit the Jewish Ghetto and end in the Area Sacra of Largo Argentina where you will learn about Julius Caesar's dramatic final moments. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

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Catacombs

US$140** Please note: Admission tickets are not included and will be purchased on site.

The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the early Christian and Jewish communities. You will discover the secrets of Christianity's earliest proponents who helped Christianity survive during the persecution from Rome's pagan emperors. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.

These optional extras can be selected during check-out.
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    Becky D.

    Hi Eyes Of Rome. Can you explain the difference between the Early Bird tour and the Art & Breakfast tour?

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    David Kim

    City Walking Tour = Amazing! I loved this simple and beautiful tour through the ancient city center. It's remarkable the amount of world-famous and world-class art, out in the open, free of charge and no tickets needed that you can find in Rome. Having a guide to point out the things you may have missed along the way, as well as the stories behind these great monuments and the great people behind them was indispensable. I do recommend this tour, and be sure to throw a coin in Trevi Fountain so you'll come back to Rome!

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    Terry C

    I loved the City Walking Tour. I had no idea that almost all the most famous spots in Rome were so close, and our guide Azzurra was great. She knew absolutely everything- even when we tried to stump her, she had an answer. Anyways, after this tour, together with the Vatican and Colosseum, you'll have seen most of what people come to Rome to see, and can cross Rome off your bucket list!

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    Gayle Rowe

    Hey, me too! The City Walking Tour was great!! We did ours in the evening and it was totally romantic. It's also cool because there are no tickets to buy, just you, the guide and amazing ancient Rome to see. My favorite was the Pantheon and its history- wow! Highly recommended (also there's a golf cart option, which we didn't opt for, but when my parents come I will tell them!) Ciao Eyes of Rome

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    Johnnie Ball

    What's the deal with the City Walking Tour? Do I really need a guide cause I heard everything's free and all pretty close together. Thanks

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    Mara Arman

    Dear Johnnie,

    Good question! You are right that the stops on the City Walking Tour (also called the 'Rome by Night Tour' after dark) are all pretty close to one another, and can be visited on your own in a couple of hours or less, depending on your speed.

    However, speed is not necessarily the best way to take in the sites of Rome. One of our mottos here at Eyes of Rome is 'Looking is not Seeing' and I wholeheartedly agree- there is a lot behind everything in Rome, and these world-famous stops are no exception.

    Starting with the great Pantheon- Rome's oldest surviving place of worship, you'll learn about its construction, its famed dome which was thought impossible to construct at the time, and how and why the great painter Raphael came to be entombed there. Sure, the Pantheon is stunning on the surface, but a private guide to bring the past alive and tell its stories are really what makes touring with a private guide a good investment! On this tour you'll also visit Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps...all with amazing histories and secrets to discover.

    Also on a private tour you can spend more time at the sites you want (or haven't yet seen) and less time at the sites you are less interested in- everything is totally customizable either beforehand while making your booking, or at the start of your tour with your guide.

    Thanks again for your question! Either way, Rome remains amazing and of course we'd love to have you on a tour!

    Kind regards,

    Mara Arman

    Eyes of Rome

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Vatican Special:

Vatican First-Class: Secluded Gardens & Sistine Chapel
Exclusive Vatican Museums After Hours VIP Experience
Vatican Art & Breakfast
Must Do:

Borghese Gallery
Colosseum Special

Colosseum Special: Undergrounds & Arena
Eyes of Rome Premiere:

Villa Medici
Just Outside Rome:

Gandolfo Golf Cart Tour
Etruscan Highlights Of Tarquinia With Private Driver Service
Experiences:

Create Your Own Tour
Discovering Florence:

Best of Florence Tour
Our All Sales Final Policy also applies to the following Tour Extensions:

Gelato Class
Handicraft Workshop - Be an Artist for a Day
Jewish Secrets and Hebrew Lapidary
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Info about your City Walking Eyes of Rome Tour:

  • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
  • Tour Time: Approximately 3 hours. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
  • Tour Start Time: You can select your favorite starting time. We recommend 09:30AM or 3:00PM.
  • Tickets: Admission tickets are not needed.
  • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. 
  • Dress Code: Modest attire is required to enter churches.
  • Design Your Own Experience: Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
  • Mobility Impaired: Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking.
  • Guide Requests: Eyes of Rome will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.