Best of Rome Driving and Walking Tour

Difficulty

Leisurely

The walking section of this tour is leisurely but you will be walking on some cobbled street. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes. For the remainder of the tour, you will be cruising around the sites, and walking out occasionally for a closer look.

Length

3 hours

Size

max 7 ppl
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Tour Itinerary

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Rome's Hidden Gem!

The "small group" Rome Driving Tour includes a special stop to visit a church where you can almost touch a statue by Michelangelo that most people wouldn't even know was there.

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Pantheon

One of Rome's most impressive pieces of architecture. Over 1,850 years old, you'll visit the perfectly preserved Pantheon that stands strong in the backstreets of Rome's historical center.

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Gelato Time!

Exploring a big city like Rome can work up an appetite, so we've made sure that you'll get the chance to cool down one of Rome's best gelaterias. It is always the right time for gelato! Yum!**

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Piazza Navona

With a gelato in hand, your guide will walk you across what used to be an ancient Roman stadium. Today, it is one of Italy's most famous 'piazzas'. You may recognize it from some popular movies!

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Campo De' Fiori

Fruit and vegetable market by day and local hangout at night. Your guide will tell you why what used to happen in this square!

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Piazza Venezia

Most iconic square in Rome. A perfect example of monumental architecture at the turn of the 20th century

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The "Greek Ghetto"

Your expert guide will show you the place where, in ancient times, merchants from Greece would settle, and home to the beautiful Temple of Hercules and Basilica of Santa Maria Cosmedin.

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Aventine Hill

Few tourists discover this picturesque site, but you can take your time here on our Rome driving tour. Get ready for a breath-taking view of Rome and visit a church that dates back 1,500 years.

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View from the Orange Garden

The Orange Garden on the Aventine Hill offers one of the most spectacular views of Rome. We want to make sure you take some of the most breathtaking pictures during this Rome city tour.

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Circus Maximus

This is the site of the biggest stadium ever built! The "Great Circus" could accommodate even more than 250,000 spectators in its days of glory and what's left is still used today!

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Campidoglio

You'll be able to get the perfect pictures of the Roman Forum from here, before walking past Rome’s City Hall and stepping down a staircase, designed by the famous Michelangelo himself!

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Trevi Fountain

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. Just restrain yourself from climbing in!

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Spanish Steps

A beautiful example of Monumental Baroque style in Rome. 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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Rome's Hidden Gem!

The "small group" Rome Driving Tour includes a special stop to visit a church where you can almost touch a statue by Michelangelo that most people wouldn't even know was there.

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Pantheon

One of Rome's most impressive pieces of architecture. Over 1,850 years old, you'll visit the perfectly preserved Pantheon that stands strong in the backstreets of Rome's historical center.

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Gelato Time!

Exploring a big city like Rome can work up an appetite, so we've made sure that you'll get the chance to cool down one of Rome's best gelaterias. It is always the right time for gelato! Yum!**

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Piazza Navona

With a gelato in hand, your guide will walk you across what used to be an ancient Roman stadium. Today, it is one of Italy's most famous 'piazzas'. You may recognize it from some popular movies!

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Campo De' Fiori

Fruit and vegetable market by day and local hangout at night. Your guide will tell you why what used to happen in this square!

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Piazza Venezia

Most iconic square in Rome. A perfect example of monumental architecture at the turn of the 20th century

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The "Greek Ghetto"

Your expert guide will show you the place where, in ancient times, merchants from Greece would settle, and home to the beautiful Temple of Hercules and Basilica of Santa Maria Cosmedin.

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Aventine Hill

Few tourists discover this picturesque site, but you can take your time here on our Rome driving tour. Get ready for a breath-taking view of Rome and visit a church that dates back 1,500 years.

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View from the Orange Garden

The Orange Garden on the Aventine Hill offers one of the most spectacular views of Rome. We want to make sure you take some of the most breathtaking pictures during this Rome city tour.

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Circus Maximus

This is the site of the biggest stadium ever built! The "Great Circus" could accommodate even more than 250,000 spectators in its days of glory and what's left is still used today!

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Campidoglio

You'll be able to get the perfect pictures of the Roman Forum from here, before walking past Rome’s City Hall and stepping down a staircase, designed by the famous Michelangelo himself!

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Trevi Fountain

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. Just restrain yourself from climbing in!

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Spanish Steps

A beautiful example of Monumental Baroque style in Rome. 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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Why Take this Tour?

AIR CONDITIONED LUXURY VEHICLE

7 PEOPLE MAX IN VEHICLE!

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE

Description

    Walking around in the heat can slow you and your family down quickly. We use air-conditioned vehicles to keep you cool durning the hot summer months! A true VIP tour with maximum 7 visitors in each vehicle. This tour goes to some of the main attractions in Rome by foot as well as many places that are too far to reach by foot, in the comfort of a climate-controlled luxury vehicle. You will get out of the vehicle at many attractions to explore with our expert guides.

    The Best of Rome City Driving Tour is a great no-stress, all-fun way to see Rome.

    Pick-Up & Drop-off

    Your "Small Group" Best of Rome City Driving Tour begins when your local guide welcomes you at one of the most famous Obelisks in the center of Rome. The tour begins with a one hour walking tour of Rome, followed by a 2 hour tour by air-conditioned vehicle. Your local guide will accompany you throughout as you tick off many of Rome's famous attractions from your bucket list.

    1 Hour by Foot

    The first hour of the tour is by foot to make sure you get the most out of the main attractions that are closely located to one another in the center of the city. During this section of the tour, you'll avoid the city center traffic as you stroll at a relaxed pace along Rome's side streets, with a gelato in hand.

    2 Hours by Air Conditioned Vehicle

    This city tour keeps you comfortable as you sightsee in Rome! Rome was built on 7 hills after all so we don't expect you to conquer the whole city by foot! With a professional local driver keeping his eyes on the road and navigating you through the streets, and a local expert guide introducing you to the wonders of Rome, you will be in safe and knowledgable hands as you explore the rest of the city by car! You will get out of the vehicle at many attractions to explore with our expert guides.

    What You'll See!

    Rome is packed full with historically significant buildings, impressive works of art, fountains and hilltops with panoramic views. Many visitors to Rome take two or three vacations to see all the big sights, never mind the Rome's hidden gems.

    You'll visit a statue by the famed sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and moment later you'll walk inside a church to be confronted by a statue carved by the legend Michelangelo. Hear stories of the surrounding neighborhood that was plagued by flooding. Even see marks etched on the outside of a famous church to show record flood levels! This is all in just 15 minutes of the tour!

    As well as these hidden gems, hand picked by our Italy Travel Experts as Rome's "Must-See, Yet Unknown" places, you'll also hop out the car to see some of the most famous attractions in Rome. You'll visit the Pantheon and hear the mysteries surrounding this famous building. Walk inside and see the dome that paved the way for all future domes and get a full explanation by your local guide.

    Next you'll stop at Piazza Navona and get some gelato on the way! Your local guide will explain the circus that lies beneath one of Rome's most beautiful piazzas as you admire the fountian that makes an appearance in Dan Brown's Angels & Demons. See yet another amazing sculpture built by Bernini and hear wives tales about two feuding artists.

    After Piazza Navona you'll hope back in the car and head in the direction of the Capitoline Hill to see a breathtaking view of the Roman Forum. You'll also see a staircase designed by Michelangelo and the statue of Marcus Aurelias.

    We'll drive by the Circus Maximus on the way to the Aventine Hill. You'll see an ancient Basilica located next to the Orange Groves and one of Rome's best and least accessible view points.

    Our final destinations will be the Trevi Fountian and Spanish Steps. You'll have plenty of time to get out at the Trevi Fountian to hear the story behind this iconic symbol of Rome, take plenty of photos and throw your coins in the fountain. Our tour will end atop the Spanish Steps. You can walk to get food or a drink after your tour. Be sure to ask your guide where the best places to go in the area are!

    During this tour you'll also drive by Campo dei Fiori market, Piazza Venenzia, the Greek Ghetto and other attractions.

    This tour is perfect for travelers that want to see the main sites, but don't want to be tired out by the heat right away. Also for those that want to get off the beaten path and see some sites that are difficult to reach by foot. Our expert local guides will bring the sites alive with stories and history that will enrich your experience!

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Important

* Our expert guide will do everything possible to follow the full itinerary! However, due to events and street closures that sometimes occur in Rome, it may be necessary to change the route slightly.
** Gelato is not included in the price. Tour route may vary depending on traffic but all sights will still be visited.
*** Due to traffic regulations all children must be seated. Carseats available upon request. Must be requested at least 72 hours in advance.

Where to Meet

Near the Pantheon

What to Bring

We believe in nice shoes, but for our tours we always recommend comfortable shoes.
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