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Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

1. Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

Your 3.5-hour tour begins in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, one of the most important, but greatly ignored neighborhoods in the city. With roots dating back to the mid-16th century, the area was integral to the development of Roman culture and cuisine, and home to important landmarks such as the Teatro Marcello, which is also known as the Jewish Colosseum. Next, you’ll make quick stops at the famous Mouth of Truth (stick your hand in and tell a lie if you dare). Then you’ll leave the city proper in search of the Appian Way, the most frequented thoroughfare of ancient Rome. Walk along the original paving stones as your expert guide tells you stories about the thriving Empire. From the veneration of Emperor Augustus to the crucifixion of Spartacus, this road played a central role in many of Rome’s greatest events. Your trip outside the walls will take you past the Park of the Aqueducts. Marvel at the giant structures that once provided Rome with fresh running water on demand. Afterwards, head off the beaten path to to Tiber Island, the boat-shaped island which has connected both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity. Onwards, experience some of the lesser-known spots in bohemian Trastevere, starting with a visit and tasting at a historical bakery. Pop into the church of Santa Cecilia, a magnificent complex built upon a 5th-century Basilica, before heading to Testaccio Market, where you'll try a typical roman pasta with a soft drink included.

Rome: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

2. Rome: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Rome with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Piazza Navona and Largo di Torre Argentina in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Rome like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Rome to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Rome Shore Excursion: Full-Day from Civitavecchia

3. Rome Shore Excursion: Full-Day from Civitavecchia

Your driver/guide will meet you at the pier in Civitavecchia Port and take you on a comfortable drive through the Etruscan countryside to Rome. The drive takes around 80 minutes in a luxury Mercedes minivan. Your first stop will be the Circus Maximus, followed by the Colosseum. At the Colosseum you’ll avoid spending time waiting in line as priority entrance tickets will be bought for you in advance! Continue to the Trevi Fountain, where you can toss in a coin and make a wish to return to Rome one day! After visiting the Fountain, head to the Spanish Steps and then stop for a light lunch at a typical Roman Trattoria that serves pizza, pasta, gelato and much more. After lunch head to the Vatican City, where you’ll see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Should you wish to venture inside to explore the works of art in the Vatican Museums, a private tour can be arranged for you at an additional cost.

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Fascinating tour with a great tour guide

Amy was an amazing guide. She had an undergrad degree in Ancient Roman History and had lived in Rome for years. She knew details, timelines, and also shared her love and care for the city and all of its monuments, statues, roads etc. The day of our tour there was a cycling competition, which blocked off several routes, disrupting the various sites we were to see. Amy and the driver Fabio worked hard to find ways around and in the end we were able to see everything. I highly recommend the tour and her.

Little gems outside the city

This tour wasn't what we expected. It was even better. We had an excellent guide by the name of Giacomo. He made this tour very interesting and he passed his enthusiasm to the group. We learned a lot of interesting facts, stories and legends. The sites are small hidden gems that you will not see walking around the city. I highly recommend this tour with this particular tout guide.

Stefan was an excellent guide. It was the perfect start to our trip and he went above and beyond to show us all the best parts of the centre of Rome.

Marta was fabulous! Knowledgeable, funny, and caring. An excellent tour to among other things get away from the throngs of other tourists Thank you

Julia was very personable and full of interesting facts.