5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
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Enjoy a must-do culinary experience on this espresso and gelato walking tour in Rome. Led by a food-loving guide, this small-group tour will teach you the secrets behind these Italian specialties. Learn about the coffee-roasting process as you visit the famous coffee shops Sant'Eustachio, Tazza d'Oro and Caffè Greco. Then, savor homemade tiramisu and delicious gelato at some of the best shops in town. Upgrade to begin your tour with an artisan gelato glass. Numbers limited to 15 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour, small-group espresso and gelato walking tour in Rome
  • Visit the famous coffee shop Sant'Eustachio and learn about the coffee-roasting process
  • Stop at well-known gelaterie (gelato parlors) and one of the most popular tiramisu shops in the city
  • Taste delicious samples of espresso, gelato and tiramisu
  • Enjoy interesting and informative commentary from your enthusiastic foodie guide
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Upgrade to include an artisan gelato class at one of Rome’s top gelaterie

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Food Tour in Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisu

Gelato!

Meet your friendly guide, an expert food connoisseur, near the Pantheon to start your small-group espresso and gelato walking tour. Wander through historic Roman neighborhoods and pass the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Via Condotti and the Spanish Steps as you take in the vibrant cultural atmosphere.

Begin your walking tour with visits to the famous coffee shops Sant'Eustachio, Tazza d'Oro and Caffè Greco, a historic cafe which opened in 1760. Learn all about the coffee-roasting process from your expert guide as you savor a tasting of freshly made espresso. Then, walk to the famous gelateries. Enjoy some tasty gelato samples and learn about the secrets of traditional Italian gelato making.

Next, visit one of the most popular tiramisu shops in the city, Pompi. Here, enjoy an exquisite tasting of tiramisu and listen as your guide explains how this delectable dessert is created. Your decadent culinary experience ends in the center of Rome, where you can continue to explore the city at your leisure.

Upgrade:
Alternatively, upgrade to begin your tour with an artisan gelato class at one of Rome’s most popular gelaterie. If you have opted for this option, make your own way to the gelataria in the city’s Trastevere neighborhood. After an introduction into the world of Roman gelato from the shop’s gelatai (ice cream maker), don your apron and prepare to make the base for your authentic gelato.

Next, learn how to use the machines, follow the gelatai’s instructions and marvel as your ingredients turn into mouthwatering gelato right in front of your eyes. Finish your class with a refreshing taste of your own creations. Then, follow your guide as they escort you to meet the guide for your 2.5-hour espresso, gelato and tiramisu walking tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very good way to understand and appreciate what goes into making the type of espresso and gelato that Roman connoisseurs approve of. Also a nice way to walk through central Rome with a knowledgable local guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Oh my goodness -- my wife thought we died and went to Heaven! Valeria Sp? has a PhD in Italian history, and her knowledge of the coffee, foods and customs made for a delightfully enjoyable evening!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had great fun on this tour. We did admit that we were in the coffee business and knew a lot about espresso, however it was great to see the small local roasters. The gelato and tiramisu stops were great as was the young lady who was our guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Valeria was our tour guide for this tasty tour! She took us to places that the local people flock to for gelato, espresso and tiramisu. We were given generous samples by the shop owners while Valeria explained the process used in making their products. This is a fun and tasty tour that's sure to please your taste buds! Be sure to include this tour on your next trip to Rome! Thank you Viator! Donna Irene

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was a lot of fun and very delicious. There were only 4 of us on the tour so we had an even more personalised experience. Our guide was Anna. She was lovely and very personable. There's a LOT of walking involved so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

I'm a foodie + have a sweet tooth so this was a great tour. The timing is funny (as it's around dinner time that is if you're not European) but if you're willing to have dessert for dinner it's amazing. The plus side of the timing is that the coffee places are way less crowded. Our guide was great and was great, informative, and enthusiastic. You won't be disappointed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was great! They take you to all these great little places to try samples. You won't need dinner afterwards and you'll be on a sugar high! We first of all went to a place and tried granita.. Just beautiful, then espresso... We then went to 2 gelato shops and it was amazing! They give you big samples so you're so full, and then you try the most amazing tiramisu I've ever tasted!!! :) If you are a foody definitely do this tour :) You learn a lot about the coffee making, gelato making and tiramisu making processes too. Very interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a fun, informative, experience. We loved the tastings of coffee, gelato and tiramisu yum and would definitely suggest others seriously consider this tour. Many thanks Andrew and Helen Taylor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

nice and yummy, guide was great!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

What a great few hours spend in Rome. Local guide very helpful and knowledgable. More that we were expecting with lots of history thrown in as we were walking. Receommend this trip.

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