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The walking section of this tour is leisurely. However, Rome has lots of cobblestone streets. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes. For the remainder of this driving and walking tour, you will be cruising around in a car, and walking out occasionally for a closer look.
Stop at a church where you can almost touch a statue by Michelangelo.
Over 1,850 years old, the almost perfectly-preserved Pantheon still stands strong in the backstreets of Rome's historical center.
Cool down with a gelato from one of Rome's best gelaterias. The price of the gelato is not included in the tour, but it's cheap.
A fruit and vegetable market by day and a local hangout at night, learn about what used to happen in this historic public square as you drive past it.
With a gelato in hand, visit the most well-known and charming public square in Rome.
Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, and an excellent example of monumental architecture.
In ancient times, merchants from Greece would settle here. This area is also home to the beautiful Temple of Hercules and the Basilica of Santa Maria Cosmedin.
Get ready for a breathtaking view of Rome and visit a church that dates back 1,500 years.
The Orange Garden on the Aventine Hill offers one of the most spectacular views of Rome. This is an excellent place to take pictures.
The "Great Circus" could hold even more than 250,000 spectators in its glory days.
Get a perfect picture of the Roman Forum from above, before walking past Rome’s City Hall and descending down a staircase designed by the famous Michelangelo.
La Dolce Vita anyone? What else can we say. The Trevi Fountain is simply the most beautiful fountain in the world, and there’s plenty of time for a few wishes.
These butterfly steps in the heart of Rome have captured artists hearts and minds for centuries and with one glance, you'll understand why.
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Do you want to see the best of Rome without getting too hot and tired? Walking around in the heat can slow you and your family down quickly. A true experience with a maximum of seven visitors per car, this driving and walking tour includes most of the main attractions in Rome, plus plenty of hidden gems. Begin with a one hour walking tour of Rome, followed by a two-hour tour in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle. Your local guide will accompany you, as you tick off many of Rome's famous attractions from your bucket list.
This three hour tour includes:
Important! Because some sites on this small group tour are religious, knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. We know that Rome is hot in summer - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way, you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.
Meet your English-speaking local guide in the Piazza Minerva, and begin your Rome walking tour. This is the best way to visit the main attractions in Rome, as they are all located close to one another in the center of the city. Stroll at a relaxed pace along Rome's picturesque streets. Visit the Santa Maria sopra Minerva church, the Pantheon, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona and of course, stop for some gelato (bring a few coins for gelato and to throw in the Trevi Fountain).
For the next portion of the tour, see more of Rome by comfortable, air-conditioned car. Drive by the sunken ruins of Largo Argentina, where Julius Caesar met his end. It’s here that a trio of ancient temples sit, and Rome’s largest colony of stray cats reside. Legend has it, the cats are hosts for ancient Roman spirits. Plus, pass through the Greek Ghetto on the way to the Aventine Hill.
Exit the car for a visit to Aventine Hill, a place that boasts one of the best views of Rome. While on the hill, there are opportunities for taking photos at several gorgeous vantage points. The southernmost of Rome’s seven hills, the Aventine Hill is also home to the Basilica of Santa Sabina (the oldest Basilica in Rome) and the Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino monastery. Go inside the Basilica of Santa Sabina, the best example of an early Christian church in Rome.
On the way to Capitoline Hill, get a glimpse of Circus Maximus from the car. Then, follow your guide to Capitoline Hill by foot. If you’re looking for that postcard view looking down into ancient Rome - this is it. At the best view point on the hill, admire the Roman Forum from an amazing vantage point. Then, get back into the car and head to the Trevi Fountain, where you can toss in a coin and make a wish. It's said that if you throw a coin from your right hand over your left shoulder, you'll return to the Eternal City.
The last stop on this tour are the most famous stairs in the world - the Spanish Steps. This is where one of the iconic scenes in “Roman Holiday” takes place, in which Audrey Hepburn enjoys one of the best things in Rome - gelato. This is the last stop on the tour, but before you say farewell, ask your guide where to eat near the Spanish Steps. All our guides know the city like the backs of their hands.
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Q: Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?
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Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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We had a wonderful private tour with a knowledgeable, friendly, and kind tour guide, Elaine. On our arrival in Rome, my initial plan was to do a hop-oWe had a wonderful private tour with a knowledgeable, friendly, and kind tour guide, Elaine. On our arrival in Rome, my initial plan was to do a hop-on-hop-off tour, but I had trouble finding one with decent reviews. I decided to spend more and purchase the Best of Rome Walking and Driving Tour and it was, undoubtedly, a great decision! Elaine's encyclopedic knowledge of Rome and her enthusiasm and love for the city made this a truly memorable experience. It was the perfect way to start off the trip. Thank you, Elaine!..more
Me and my friend did this tour the day we arrived in Rome and it was so worth it! We met our tour guide Fabbi near the Pantheon and she took us aroundMe and my friend did this tour the day we arrived in Rome and it was so worth it! We met our tour guide Fabbi near the Pantheon and she took us around to all the sites. We started our at the Santa Maria sopra Minerva which is a beautiful secret treasure. From the outside, there is currently construction going on but inside was beautiful. Fabbi explained the history of the church as we walked around, highlighting important pieces but really allowing us to take it all in for ourselves. Next we went to the Pantheon, which of course is a must see when in Rome. We then headed to get some gelato and catch the private car to the orange groves. This view to me is one of the most spectacular views of Rome, and a truly romantic spot. Fabbi took our pictures and truly made it a wonderful experience. We then drove to the Trevi Fountain and from there walked to the Spanish Steps to end our tour. I loved this tour and was perfect for our first day in Rome, we really got to see where everything was located and take in some main sites...more
I used The Roma Guy for two private tours for our family. To say that The Roman Guy provided an excellent tour and Rome experience would be an understI used The Roma Guy for two private tours for our family. To say that The Roman Guy provided an excellent tour and Rome experience would be an understatement. Our family did the private driving tour of Rome and loved it. Hilaria the guide was an absolute angel and so knowledgeable. Fabio the driver was amazing, they were both so fantastic that we requested them again for the following tour. Together Hilaria and Fabio were the dream team. Hilaria was also very caring and sweet towards my elderly mother.
My wife and myself had the combined drive and walk private half day tour last sat.
Unfortunately, there was a marathon in Rome and access to the siteMy wife and myself had the combined drive and walk private half day tour last sat.
Unfortunately, there was a marathon in Rome and access to the sites was impossible because of traffic diversion. Our guide and driver did their best and took us to a couple of alternative areas and then dropped us of to walk in the old part of the city. The company found us a driver and guide and provided us with the tour we purchased the next day. The tour, guide and driver were excellent! We were very pleased with the service...more