Italy & Rome
We serve international travel agents, college and university groups, hotel chains, tour-and-activities aggregators such as Viator, Get Your Guide, Expedia and more. We have been awarded certificates of excellence on TripAdvisor for the tenth time in a row since 2010. We have received received TripAdvisor’s prestigious Traveler’s Choice Award for our original small-group Colosseum Underground Tour. Our tours are not just about showing you around, pointing at wonderful artwork but recreating the context in which history unfolded and art conceived.
Learn more about Rome and Italy and read our in-depth Rome Attractions guides. Get tips on how to avoid the crowd, what to do at night in Rome, where to spend less or where to spend better. Or even, where to spend more. Our Rome attractions guides cover most, if not all the most significant sites and art works in the Eternal City, and provide practical and historical information that would allow you to properly plan your trip. Get traveling tips about Rome and decide your itinerary with easy, select the touristic attractions to see or avoid, make up your mind about the budget to be invested in this or that activity, and decide what guided tour you should join or not.
All about traveling is Experience
We believe that traveling is all about experience, not only your experience, but also our experience, as we happen to meet hundreds and thousands of fantastic people like you, from all over the world, and we never get tired of it. We just love it. And we strive to share with our clients our love for Italy while operating with both our American hospitality and Italian friendliness. We would like to invite all of you to join the Roma Experience family. Come and explore with us the sites that have defined the city of Rome and the whole Italy for the past two thousand years.
Welcome to Italy, welcome to Roma Experience!
Our guided tours are given by knowledgeable, friendly, professional. Our group tours are in English. But we also provide private tours in different languages such as Japanese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese and Arabic. We chose our guides with the utmost attention because we want our guests to experience Rome or Florence rather than just seeing them. Our expert enthusiastic guides are committed to making our Italian cities, sites, museums and streets come alive for you. Meet some of the guides here.
We have designed itineraries to fit all sorts of needs and requests. Maybe you prefer history over art, or the other way around, maybe you want to hear more about the popes and religious history, rather than Julius Caesar’s life and the senators who plotted against him. Or do you want ant to hear about the daily life of the ancient Romans and where the gladiators practiced before being sent to the Colosseum (as well as many other amphitheaters scattered all over the Roman Empire!) Whatever aspect of the Italian history, archaeology, or art history you are curious about, we are at your service to make your experience amazing and unforgettable.
Browse our guided tours from the menu on top. Choose your city. Choose your favorite experience. If you don’t find anything meeting your desires, send us a short email with your preferred itinerary. Our English-speaking customer service representatives will do their best to tailor your itinerary based on your needs. This is your vacation and we want to make it perfect.
What Makes Our Tours Great
Choose a one of our Rome and Italy guided tours and visit the incredible sites famous around the world in an intimate group of max 12, or on a private tour: all led by an expert guide. Enter all the sites with the privilege of skip-the-line tickets.
These are the three pillars that in have allowed us to build a renowned tour company specialised in small-group tours and private Rome experiences. We have served thousands of travellers visiting Rome and Italy from around the world, and we created unique itineraries in Rome, Vatican and Florence, smoothly integrating these three elements into a single, outstanding experience:
- Skip-the-line admission tickets included for all tours;
- Selected English-speaking tour guides;
- Intimate Small-Group Rome tours and Vatican tours.
Add to all this an exceptional customer care, as a cherry on the pie, and you will have the perfect guided tour experience. Not a common feature to find in a field of unstructured tour operators or mass-tourism agencies where travelers become numbers. What makes our Rome tours great is a unique combination of tour design, exceptional service, great staff, smooth tour management, and personalized customer care.
At Roma Experience, you are not a number.
Small-Group Guided Tours
Our small-group guided tours of Rome and Vatican City have a limit of maximum 12 people per group, unless otherwise specified. Please notice that we always use headsets (which we would provide at the beginning of the tour) for all groups larger than six, so that everyone can hear the tour guide loud and clear.
Private Guided Tours
We offer a variety of private tours of Italy and Rome with the best tour guides in town, all with backgrounds in history, art history and archaeology. We run private tours of Rome in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, Japanese, German and more. Explore our private tours and choose the experience that is perfect for you.
As you plan your trip to Rome and Italy and wonder what could you add to it to make it really unique, amazing and memorable, consider joining one of our exclusive and unique tours in Rome and boyond.
Skip-The-Line Tours & Tickets
All of our guests receive personalised attention as our goal is to guarantee a happy and memorable experience to you, your family and your friends. This concept lies at the root of our work and makes our sightseeing tours of Italy the best ones on the market. Whether you purchased a guided tour of Florence or a shore excursion to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast, remember that our tours include skip-the-line tickets for all visited sites.
We want you to worry about nothing else but being happy and enjoying your visit and your day in Rome or Florence. We have agreements and opened accounts with all the major Italian museums and sites in Rome, Vatican City, Florence. We pre-purchase your entry tickets so that you waste no time in line on the day of the tour. Yes, you still go through security, but with the admission tickets in your hands — well, the hands of your guide! — so that you would speedily enter the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and all the sites you have planned to go see.
There is not one Rome, but many. The Rome of the emperors and the Rome of the Christian martyrs. The Rome of powerful popes and that of the catacombs where the first followers of Jesus would bury their dead. There is the Ancient Rome and the Medieval Rome, that of the Renaissance and that of the Baroque, and many more.
We at Roma Experience have the passion and commitment to take you through the mazes of the Eternal City, to show you the best of a site that has attracted millions of visitors and pilgrims for centuries. You will discover Rome’s secrets and hidden gems, admire the highlights of a multi-layered metropolis, with thousands of years of history and stories to be told.
Most Popular Rome Guided Tours
We have a wide range of day and night tours available in Rome. All our guided tours are designed with the goal in mind to make your stay in the Eternal City a memorable experience. When it comes to Rome Tours, you have many options to choose from. Consider Rome divided in three parts, plus one. So, four:
• Rome’s Ancient City,
• Rome City Center,
• Vatican City area; and last but not least
• whatever is under your feet: Underground Rome.
Colosseum and Ancient City
Rome’s ancient city includes the areas of Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum and Domus Aurea; all sites that are worth seeing at least once in life. All our Ancient city and Colosseum tours are very popular and you can choose you favorite one from amongst many options available. All our Colosseum tours are run by English-speaking guides who just make the glorious history of Rome come to life. You will awe at the beauty of the ancient buildings, you will marvel at the architectural accomplishment of ancient Roman engineers. You will learn about the daily life of the ancient Romans. You will admire the great deeds of famous gladiators, emperors and heroes. You will enjoy a guided tour with your family and friends that, we hope, you will remember with a smile forever.
3D Guided Tours
You can now visit the Ancient city and the Colosseum on our unique Virtual Tour of Rome and Colosseum. This is a walking guided tour led by an expert tour guide. So it is more than a 3D tour of Rome because you walk around the ancient city for real. And you enter the Colosseum. This is the amazing about this experience: You walk and stand in today’s Rome but you see Rome as the Roman emperors and Rome’ citizens saw it 2,000+ years ago.
If you ever wonder how antiquity can become a fully-immersive hi-tech experience, you have found your answer. Join our unique and original 3D guided tour of Rome ancient city and the Colosseum. At the beginning of the tour, you will be given 3D glasses to use during the itinerary at selected viewpoints. We have an incredible number of accurate historical reconstruction of ancient Rome and the Colosseum that will simply leave you breathless.
Great for kids and families!
Rome City Center
You can opt for a walking tour of the Papal basilicas with private car included, or take a stroll through the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere to discover the Jewish heritage and one of the oldest most picturesque Rome neighbourhoods. If you are an art lover, visit the magnificent Borghese Gallery with a private tour guide, but if you love Roman history, make sure you don’t miss Rome ancient city and the Colosseum. One not-to-be-missed experience we recommend to all is our unique Restoring Caravaggio.
A world-famous Restoration Lab in Rome
On our Restoring Caravaggio Tour, during which you walk on the “Caravaggio Path” to admire the great artist’s paintings in Rome to end at a world-famous Restoration Lab. Here you will meet two of the greatest restorers of Caravaggio and learn from them how to retouch and clean a 500 years old canvass. It is a unique experience that would leave you with a rare sense of excitment and awe.
Visiting The Vatican
Vatican City is the smallest state in the world, but one of the greatest, if you look at it from the point of view of the amount of artistic and spiritual achievements within its walls. Not many know that the Vatican is not actually the official seat of the pope, although the religious leader has his address there. The official seat of the pope is actually the Basilica of St John in Lateran, in the area called San Giovanni, not too far from the Colosseum. St John in Lateran is one of the four other Papal Basilicas in Rome, together with St Peter’s Basilica, St Mary Major and St Paul Outside the Walls. But the man of God has his office in Vatican City and it has been so for so many centuries now, that is difficult to think that he could be anywhere else. But there is a very important reason why the popes wanted to be in Vatican City. They sought to ideally connect with the first of all popes, St Peter, who is said to be buried right there, under the Basilica built in his honour: St Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican is, so to speak, a sort of diamond, a precious stone nestled in the city of Rome. And like a sun, around which many planets spin, it has hundreds of churches scattered here and there in the Eternal city; more than 800, actually!
How to make your Vatican guided tour amazing
While Vatican City is a country in its own right, the connections with the city of Rome are so many that the two are almost one thing together. The history of Rome is so intertwined with that of the Vatican and the Church that words do not do justice to the complexity of the situation. So while you can go the Vatican hill — near the Roman neighbourhood of Prati, Ottaviano Metro Station on the A line being the closest subway stop to the Vatican museums — to visit the sites where St Peter was buried and other popes have been ruling for centuries, there are many other magnificent sites intimately connected with Vatican City. Two, in particular, are worth being mentioned here: The papal basilicas and the catacombs. There are four papal basilicas and tens of catacombs in Rome. Both played such a big part in the history of the Church and Vatican City that we recommend to keep this in mind when visiting the Vatican or planning a Vatican tour. To make your tour of the Vatican more meaningful, consider pairing it with a tour of the Catacombs and the other Papal Basilicas!
Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums
When planning your Vatican tour, it is important to remember that not all the sites within Vatican city are managed under the same administration. While most Vatican tours include Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, please remember that the administration of the first two sites (Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel) is different from that of the Basilica of St Peter. This is why, Vatican Night Tours for example, only have access to the museums and the famous chapel painted by Michelangelo, but not access to the basilica. But even if you take a Vatican day tour consider this: if you go without a tour guide, you first see the Vatican Museums and then you get to the Sistine Chapel. Once there, if you don’t have a guide, you are sent back to the start. Whereas, if you are with an official guide, you can go directly to St Peter’s Basilica through a dedicated passage. This is important to know because if you are planning to visit both sites, you might need to go back to St Peter’s square and stand in line under the sun for another hour or so. To summarize, visiting the Vatican is amazing, but if you don’t know exactly what to do, you might waste some of precious time and energy. Taking a Small-Group Vatican Tour or a Private Vatican Tour is an effective way not only to learn and admire the highlights of Vatican City but also, at the end of the day, to save money and time.
Best Guided Tours of Vatican City
Check out brand-new original tour From Dark To Light. This stunning full-day combo tour will take you through a unique itinerary that includes the underground exploration of the Roman Catacombs and Vatican City, including Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. During both tour sections, you will be in a small-group tour, led by an expert licensed guide. If you just want to tour Vatican City without the Catacombs, check out our original Vatican Experience: For this popular small-group Vatican tour, we have three different start times to meet everyone’s needs. There is a morning tour starting at 8:30 am, an afternoon tour starting at 1:30 pm, and finally an Early Morning Vatican tour starting at 7:30 am, before the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel open to the general public. This way you can see these famous sites without the notorious late morning crowd.
For more option please visit our top-rated page of Vatican Tours. All our Vatican City experiences include Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, except the Vatican Night Tour which includes only the Museums and the Sistine Chapel, but not the Basilica, as churches are closed at night. Even the big one!
Booking a Guided Tour
Our booking system is safe, intuitive, and easy to use. You can plan your trip to Italy with the peace of mind that vacations deserve. Our customer service representatives are always ready to help. Our tour guides are excited at idea of meeting you, your family, and loved ones. This is one of the best parts of our job.
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