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

Classical Rome City Tour

Spend your morning on this classic Rome tour, seeing all the top attractions in Rome’s ‘centro storico’ – its historic center. By both coach and foot, visit must-see sites like Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon on the 3-hour Rome morning tour. If you'd like to see more, upgrade to a full-day tour (with or without lunch) to see the sights of Imperial Rome in the afternoon. Visit Capitoline Hill and the intriguing Church of St Peter in Chains, and then finish your day with a skip-the-line Colosseum tour!


  • 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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Classical Rome City Tour

See Trevi Fountain on the Classical Rome Tour

Start your morning with either a hotel pickup or by meeting your guide near Rome Termini Station. From this point, your classic Rome tour heads to Rome’s centro storico, passing through Piazza della Repubblica to see the Fountain of the Nyadds (Fontana delle Naiadi).

The centro storico was made for carefree strolling, with a myriad of cobbled footpaths and picturesque piazzas, lined by buzzing pavement-side cafés. Baroque churches, fountains and palazzos built during the Renaissance are scattered around, adding to the oh-so-Roman charm that abounds.

Amble to Trevi Fountain, hearing about its coin-throwing traditions from your guide, and then stop to throw one in yourself. Do it according to legend: throw one coin to visit Rome again, two coins to fall in love with an Italian, and a third coin to marry one! After posing for photos in front of the dazzling masterpiece, stroll over to the Column of Marcus Aurelius, and then walk over to Palazzo di Montecitorio -- an elegant Bernini-designed palace that is now used as a parliament building.

Head inside Rome Pantheon and marvel at the interior of the city’s best-preserved ancient monument. Officially a church, the Pantheon contains several tombs of eminent Italians, like the Renaissance genius Raphael. Pose for pictures from the outside and then walk from Piazza della Rotonda to Piazza Navona to admire its lavish Bernini fountains.

Hop back on board your coach and end your tour back at the start point. Alternatively, request a drop-off at one of four different locations; simply let your guide know on the day.

Full-Day Tour:
Want to see more of Rome? Upgrade to the full-day tour, and after your morning tour, spend a couple of hours at leisure for lunch (own expense), and then meet your guide at a pre-arranged time for your afternoon tour. By coach and on foot, see the sights of Imperial Rome, including Piazza de Campidoglio on Capitoline Hill, Circus Maximus, and the Church of St Peter in Chains. Finish with a skip-the-line Colosseum tour.

Full-Day Tour with Lunch:
Upgrade to the full-day tour and include lunch at a restaurant close to Vatican City or Termini Station in between your morning and afternoon tour.

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

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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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