ROME TOURS

Skip the line Admission Tickets Included • Rome Group Tours of Max 12 people • Top-Rated Tour Guides • Affordable Private Tours of Rome • Rome Walking Tours • Underground Colosseum Tours Available

 

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the MULTI-LAYERED CITY: discover Rome's hidden depths

The center of the world, the New Babylon, the Eternal City, the center of Western Christianity. This is the city of Rome.

Since its foundation on April 21, 753 BC, Rome has played a pivotal part in world history and civilization. During its expansion and transformation over the centuries — from a small group of villages on the Tiber into a huge, cosmopolitan city with more than 3 million inhabitants — Rome has been the scene of major historical events, religious changes, and artistic innovations.

On our Rome tours, we show you the multi-layered history of the Eternal City. This is the city where an Ancient Roman pagan temple was transformed into a Catholic church, and became the burial place of one of the greatest artists of all time; this is the city where a 16th century palazzo sits above the remains of a Roman theater, next door to a church supported by the columns of three subterranean pagan temples; this is the city of fountains, arches, columns, domes, and secrets that can only be discovered by those who know where to look...

Shared and Private Rome Tours

We offer a variety of Rome tours, ranging from shared tours of the city center to private tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and other key archaeological sites. All our tours are led by top-rated local guides – experts in their field – who have an infectious enthusiasm for the art and history of Rome. On your tour of Rome you’ll learn all about the fascinating history of the city and the stories of the people who transformed it over the centuries, walking in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors, popes and artists. With us, you’ll experience the real Rome, exploring the places where history was made.

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The Colosseum and beyond: exploring the ancient city

Our classic Colosseum tour takes you on a journey through Roman history, visiting not only the Colosseum but also the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Accompanied by one of our professional, English-speaking guides, you’ll visit the Colosseum — the vast amphitheater that was constructed in 79 AD. Up to 50,000 people gathered here to watch the spectacles — shows that ranged from bloody gladiatorial combat and violent re-enactments of Greek myths to animal hunts and naval battles.

On your tour of Rome you’ll also walk the streets of the Roman Forum. This area was at the heart of political and public life in Ancient Rome, as a venue for public speeches, triumphal marches and trials. The sprawling ruins of the Roman Forum are some of the most impressive Roman ruins in the city, including the magnificent Temple of Saturn and the evocative remnants of the House of the Vestal Virgins. After a Roman Forum tour, you’ll climb the nearby Palatine Hill — once home to aristocracy and emperors — to see the remains of the imperial palace and stadium, and to admire breathtaking panoramic views of Rome.

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For an even more in-depth Colosseum experience, join our Colosseum Underground tour. You’ll have exclusive access to parts of the amphitheater that most visitors don’t get to see, exploring the atmospheric tunnels beneath the arena floor where gladiators and wild animals would have once awaited their entrance. This special tour also includes a visit to the top tier of the Colosseum, which offers spectacular views of the amphitheater.

Domus Aurea and Ancient Rome

NB. Now you can also explore Ancient Rome, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in our new and exclusive Domus Aurea Tour, a group tour of Nero's pleasure palace recently reopened to the public. This itinerary also includes an amazing unforgettable virtual reality experience with 3D glasses, during which, inside the so-called Golden Vault Room you will have the chance to see the Domus Aurea and Ancient Rome as it was 2,000 years ago, with all its stunning decorations, frescoes and marbles!

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Rome City Center Tour

Discover the sights of the centro storico (historic center) on this group tour of Rome. As you stroll through the streets of Rome — from narrow medieval alleys to grand Baroque piazzas — you’ll learn all about the rich, complex history of the Eternal City. In the company of one of our expert guides, you’ll not only see some of the most iconic sights in Rome, but you’ll also gain greater understanding of the people and events that transformed the city.

Highlights of our Rome city center tours include the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. You’ll also explore Piazza Navona and the vibrant shopping district known as the Tridente. If you’ve ever wanted to know the correct way to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, or been intrigued by the mysteries of the Pantheon, join us for an unforgettable Rome city center tour. You can also visit Rome city center in the early morning to avoid the crowds and have the chance to take wonderful pictures with the perfect natural light!

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Timeless masterpieces: Borghese Gallery tour and Caravaggio

One of our most popular Rome private tours is our visit to the Borghese Gallery. Located in the beautiful Villa Borghese park, the Borghese Gallery is unmissable for anyone even remotely interested in art and culture. With a collection including masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio, the Borghese Gallery is second only to the Vatican Museums.

On your Borghese Gallery tour, you’ll visit the collection in the company of an art historian, seeing works such as Bernini’s masterwork Apollo and Daphne, and Titian’s enigmatic Sacred and Profane Love. As you admire these beautiful artworks, you’ll learn all about the lives of the artists, and discover the secret symbolism in some of the paintings.

Art lovers should also check out our Caravaggio experience – a unique Rome tour that introduces you to the life and work of the great Baroque artist. We’ll show you some of his most famous masterpieces, such as the moving Crucifixion of St Peter and the extraordinary series of St Matthew paintings, located in one of Rome’s most beautiful churches St Louis of the French. As well as learning all about Caravaggio – his turbulent life and mysterious death – you’ll also see works by other important artists, including Raphael and Bernini. This 3 hour, intimate tour of Rome is the perfect introduction to the art and artists of the Eternal City – an experience that will stay with you forever.

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Day trips from Rome: Ostia Antica

If you have more than a couple of days to spend in Rome, we highly recommend a day trip to Ostia Antica. Just 30 minutes from Rome is an Ancient Roman port town that rivals Pompeii for its size and excellent state of preservation.

Although there are many possible options for a day trip from Rome, we believe that Ostia Antica is one of the best. Not only is it easily accessible from the center of Rome, but it’s also one of the most intriguing and atmospheric archaeological sites in Italy. You can explore the streets, theaters, bars and brothels of this ancient town, gaining a unique insight into the daily life of the Romans.

All of this and more is available through Roma Experience’s selection of Rome tours recommended on TripAdvisor and Viator. Our booking system is safe and easy to use. Should you have any questions or need help while booking, please do not hesitate to send an email to info@romaexperience.com.

To know more about the many sites in Rome please check our Special Guides to Rome.

 
"There is almost nothing beautiful in the world other than Rome" (J. J. Winckelmann, 1756)
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