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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 - 6 hours

Classical Rome City Tour

Get more bang for your buck by booking this guided 3-hour tour of Rome's greatest hits – from fountain-studded Piazza Navona to the intimate Campo de' Fiore to the winding lanes of the Centro Storico. By foot and private coach, the 3-hour tour is a great way to see the best of the Eternal City. Or upgrade to a full-day tour (with or without lunch) to see even more: the sites of Imperial Rome and even the Church of St. Peter in Chains with its magnificent Michelangelo sculptures. Then finish the day with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour or full-day Rome city tour with an expert local guide
  • See attractions in the centro storico area on your Rome morning tour
  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and walk to Palazzo di Montecitorio
  • Visit Rome Pantheon and see the tomb of Renaissance artist Raphael
  • Stroll through Piazza Navona and admire its Baroque fountains
  • Upgrade to a full-day tour to explore Ancient Rome and enjoy a skip-the-line Colosseum tour

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What You Can Expect

Classical Rome City Tour

See Trevi Fountain on the Classical Rome Tour

Get picked up at your hotel or meet your knowledgeable local guide near Rome's main railway station Termini. Then head straight to the historical center, Centro Storico, passing through the spacious Piazza della Repubblica. 

Wander the narrow cobblestoned lanes of the Centro Storico, passing outdoor cafes, Barque fountains, ancient churches and Renaissance-era palaces. Stop for a while at the 17th-century Trevi Fountain and perhaps even toss a coin in to ensure that you'll come back (two coins means you'll fall in love with an Italian and three coins will ensure you'll marry one). After your coin tossing and perhaps a photo, stroll over to the Column of Marcus Aurelius and then to the Bernini-designed palace, Palazzo di Montecitorio, which today is the house of parliament. 

Get ready to be wowed by the Pantheon, one of the best preserved buildings from ancient Rome. Meaning 'temple of all gods,' the Pantheon is a site to behold: it holds the tombs of Renaissance artist Raphael and King Umberto I, among others. Take a short walk over to stunning Piazza Navona, one of the greatest public spaces in the city to look at the fountains designed by Baroque master Bernini. 

Hop back on the coach and head to the where the tour began or request being dropped off at one of four different locations. 

Full-Day Tour: 
Upgrade to the full-day tour to see even more of the Italian capital! After the morning tour, spend some time indulging in a delicious lunch (at own expense) and then meet your guide to go by foot and coach to see the sites of the Roman Empire, including the Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill, among others. And the best part: a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. 

Full-Day Tour with Lunch:
Upgrade to a full-day tour plus lunch at a restaurant near Termini Station or the Vatican. 

Hotel pickup is available; please click on ‘View Additional Info’ below to see the Rome hotels that are included in this service.

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Customer Reviews

Ollie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Although I cannot remember the name of our morning tour guide. She did an excellent job of informing us about the history of the different buildings in the center of Rome. I appreciated that she warned us about the gypsies and other things to be cautious about regarding when traveling in Rome. Our afternoon tour guide, Max, was an excellent and funny tour guide. I greatly enjoyed listening to him explain the different tour sites we visited. This tour was a great tour and if I ever get an opportunity to visit Rome again, I will definitely book another tour.

Barbara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The morning tour was very nice and we had a lunch, as part of our tour, that was MUCH nicer than we were expecting. The afternoon tour was my favorite part. The Forum most certainly activated my imagination and I could have stayed much longer just seeing it as it once was. The Colosseum was our last stop and our guide seemed extremely knowledgeable. Surprise! He was a retired Archeology professor who had even supervised college students involved in archeological digs at The Colosseum. What a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and learn more than we could have expected to. Thanks Viator!

Roland K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great guide - Max - and great tour. Would recommend highly for those that want one day tour of Rome.

Benedumrob

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Green line tours were great, the tour guide was very knowledgable and personable, the tour bus we used to transport was in very good shape and clean. Over all excellent experience.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Gwen is absolutely outstanding. We have taken many tours over many years in several cities in Europe, and this is probably the single best one. Gwen knows the Trastevere and the Jewish Quarter of Rome incredibly well, and she is smart and articulate. The tour is well planned, with some walking and some sitting. It was a great pleasure. Highest rating.

Cecille T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour guide, used audio headset to keep us informed. Easy to understand, good coverage of must see sights

Leann Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A great day with a great guide. There is SO MUCH art in Rome (and all of Italy, really) that the guide could be talking every second of the tour. I think they do a good job covering the highlights. If you majored in art history, you're going to know more than everyone else on the tour -- but you'll enjoy yourself, too.

Gillian v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A wonderful experience. Walking tours are so much fun. Our guide Max is amazing. He has so much knowledge and a great sense of humor and I love the way he talks with his hands. I would recommend this to everyone.

PERRY R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great have a guide to explain all there is to see on the tour,our guides knowledge was expansive,and made our tour far more interesting and informative

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

I am glad that we took this tour on day one of our visit to Rome because it gave us an excellent overview of the city. Again, the tour guide was great and had a great sense of humor!

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