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City Walking Tour: The Essence of Rome

Price from: $220
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 the past and 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 as seen in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, ensuring that you will return to Rome one day. Learn the secrets that the fountain holds.

Continue walking among the city’s wonders, you can 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 out secrets of corruption not meant for public ears.

End your tour in the popular Trastevere neighborhood where you can get lost in its narrow streets embracing authentic roman spirit and everyday life.

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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  • Recommended tour Extensions: 
    Jewish Ghetto | Wine Tasting

  • Included: 
    Blue Badge Qualified Guide | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation Private Tour |

  • Not Included: 
    Transfer to the site via Taxi (our guide can arrange this) Private Driver (can be arranged upon request)

Approximately 3 hours Tickets not needed Not recommended for wheelchairs
Kid-friendly tour Suggested starting time 9:30AM or 2:30PM Available everyday

Standard itinerary

Spanish Steps
Trevi Fountain
Navona Square
The Pantheon
Trastevere

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Additional Information

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your Eyes of Rome booking. 


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 2.30PM.
  • 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.
Our complete Terms and Conditions can be found by following this link: https://www.eyesofrome.com/terms-and-conditions

PAYMENTS

Eyes of Rome® prices are in US Dollars - $. If you prefer to be billed in another currency (including EUR/GBP/CAD/AUS) please get in touch with our office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eyes of Rome® bookings require full or partial payments in advance depending on the selected services. Payment can be made online through our website, by phone, by invoice or via email. We accept PayPal, Bank Transfers and all major Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). In the event of any remaining balance at the end of your tour, payment can be made cash in Euros (EUR - €) to your guide or charged to your Credit Card in Dollars (USD - $).

You can choose between two payment options at the time of your reservation:

1. PAY A DEPOSIT

A down payment is only available for selected services purchased with Credit Card at least 3 days before the tour date. If you prefer to pay a deposit, then your remaining balance can be paid on the day of your tour. You can decide between a Cash payment (Euros only) or Credit Card payment (US Dollars):

(i) Cash payment. Eyes of Rome® will calculate the remaining amount in Euros as per Google Currency Converter - https://www.google.com/finance/converter. We require a 24-hours’ notice for this option. The amount can be paid directly to your guide/driver at the end of your tour.

(ii) Credit Card payment. The remaining balance will be charged on the same Credit Card provided during your booking in US Dollars on the day of your tour.

2. PAY FULL AMOUNT

If you prefer to pay the entire amount at the time of your booking, you will be charged the amount in US Dollars right away. Tours purchased with less than 72-hours’ notice, or selected tours that require special openings can only be reserved by paying in full.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATION

Eyes of Rome® charges no Cancellation Fee for most tours cancelled with more than 24 hours' notice.

We operate a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 24-hours’ minimum notice. However, for selected tours that require advance booking of tickets, Eyes of Rome® reserves the right to keep the amount spent on tickets and reservations purchased in advance on your behalf. Nevertheless we assure you that we will make every effort to resell tickets and reservations purchased on your behalf in order to avoid you having to pay for them- our main priority is to ensure your satisfaction.

For client No-shows or tours cancelled with less than 24-hours’ notice, we reserve the right to charge the full price of the package.

In order to provide the highest level of service with our top guides and guaranteed tour schedules, amendments or changes require 24-hours’ minimum notice. Eyes of Rome® will make every effort to accommodate your request whenever possible, with no Cancellation Fee. In the event that tickets have been already purchased in your name and can not be moved to a different date or time, please be aware that we might need to purchase new admission tickets for you and the new cost will be added to your bill. Depending on the circumstances we will make every effort to find the most economic solution for you.
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