5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See the sights of Rome on a 2.5-hour small-group sightseeing tour by minibus, and then finish with an early light lunch if you select the morning departure or with an aperitivo of wine and a snack in a traditional Roman ‘osteria’ (wine bar and shop). The relaxing experience allows you to see several top attractions spread around both Rome’s historical center and Ancient Rome, covering an area that would be difficult to cover entirely on foot. See the Spanish Steps, Circus Maximus and Piazza Navona, and visit Rome Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain while learning about the city from a friendly guide.

Numbers are limited to seven on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention at all times.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour small-group tour of Rome by minibus
  • Learn all about Rome’s history and ancient attractions from a local guide
  • See Rome’s top illuminated landmarks including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Circus Maximus
  • Visit Rome Pantheon to admire its impressive domed roof and well-preserved architecture
  • Enjoy an aperitivo of a glass of wine and Italian snack in a traditional Roman osteria
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of seven people ensures personalized attention from a guide

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour of Rome with Italian Snack or Aperitivo

Take a picture by the famous Trevi Fountain!

Board your luxury minibus near the Spanish Steps in central Rome, and then set off to see the sights of Rome in the morning or by night. While exploring the historical center of the city, listen to your guide’s entertaining commentary and learn about the history of Rome’s attractions, too.

Travel into the area known as Ancient Rome to see Circus Maximus, the large open space where the famous chariot races — immortalized in the epic Ben Hur film — once took place, and then head back to central Rome to see Piazza Navona. Thronged by restaurants, cafes and bars, the popular square is home to some of the best examples of Baroque sculpture such as the three centerpiece fountains designed by Bernini.

Hop out of your minibus and stroll the short distance to the Trevi Fountain to throw a coin in the water for luck, and then wander across to Rome Pantheon, one of the city’s best-preserved ancient monuments. Step inside to admire the building’s mighty dome, and learn about the great Renaissance artist Raphael who is buried there alongside other eminent Italians.

Leave the Pantheon and continue by minibus into Trastevere, an atmospheric neighborhood, to admire its quaint cobbled streets and vine-clad houses. Ever busy with locals and visitors alike, the area is a popular spot for eating and drinking with many lively restaurants and bars to be found.

Start making your way past Piazza Venezia, home of the spectacular Monument to Vittorio Emmanuele II, and then travel up Giancolo Hill to ogle Rome’s glorious panoramas. After capturing the sights with a photo, finish your tour with a light lunch if you select the morning departure or with an aperitivo that includes a glass of wine and an Italian delicacy (selection of prosciutto, cheeses, mozzarella, olives and Italian seasonal vegetable) in a traditional Roman osteria in central Rome. Bid your guide goodbye inside the osteria and enjoy more wine and food at your own expense, if you wish.

Please note: Rome's Trevi Fountain is currently under restoration until late 2015. A walkway above the central portion of the fountain will allow you to catch a glimpse of the ongoing work. Water will be drained during the process, but you'll still be able to cast your coins into the fountain for luck.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was absolutely wonderful and charming. One of the best parts of my entire trip to Italy. Our tour guide, Luca, was wonderful. He showed us around some of Rome's most beautiful sights including the Piazza Navona, Pantheon and even Saint Peter's Basilica after the dinner. Dinner was very good, Luca showed us how to properly serve wine as we tasted homemade meats and cheese platters. We also tried the Ravioli at the restaurant which was just as great as Luca said it would be. My mother and I had an excellent time on this small group tour (where there were only 4 of us)! :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Really enjoyed it. Guide very good and nice to finish with authentic taster meal.

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