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Best Rome Walking Tours

By Viator, July 2017

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With centuries of history and a vibrant present, Rome is full of buzzing cafes, narrow alleyways, and quiet churches to discover. A walk through the city’s streets and piazzas is the best way to experience the Eternal City—here are your options.

Highlights
  • Walking tours venture off the beaten tourist track to discover parts of the historic center that often go unnoticed.
  • Many are led by art and history experts who add context to what is being seen.
  • Guides have extensive knowledge of major sights such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Vatican Museums.
  • Tours range from 1.5 hours to full-day excursions, with most running for about three hours.
Themed Walking Tours
Choosing a theme is a great way to frame your visit and fully experience the sights most important to you. A photography tour allows burgeoning shutterbugs to see Rome through their camera lens, leaving travelers with some great shots of the city's iconic and lesser-known sights, while a ghost tour presents the stories of Roman history after dark. On art and architecture walking tours, expert guides can point out specifics and offer additional information about famous sites.

Walking Tours with Priority Sightseeing Access
With long lines and often little time, many visitors to Rome opt for tours where they can skip the line at the Colosseum or thhe Vatican Museums, where wait times can reach up to three hours for entry. On a walking tour with priority attraction access, a local guide ushers the tour group past the crowds to maximize limited time in the city. Some even allow access to otherwise off-limits areas, such as the Sistine Chapel before it officially opens.

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Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome, Rome, null
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Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome

4.5 star rating: Recommended 681 Reviews

Explore the heart of Italy’s ancient capital and hear tales of myth and legend on this 1.5-hour ghost and mystery walking tour of Rome. When the sun sets, a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.57
Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Ghost & ... 
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 165 Reviews

Explore the Colosseum and Forum in style on a private walking tour with an art expert, and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Accompanied by ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.68
Classical Rome City Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Classical Rome City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 310 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.67
Semi-Private Walking Tour of the Vatican with Early Entrance and Colosseum Underground, Rome, Bus & ... 
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Semi-Private Walking Tour of the Vatican with Early Entrance and Colosseum Underground

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Visit the Sistine Chapel before it officially opens, explore the Vatican Museums, and skip the lines at the Colosseum to see normally off-limits areas on this ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $314.42
Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 310 Reviews

Escape Rome's crowds to explore parts of the historic center that most tourists don't get to visit. You'll enjoy a leisurely stroll through the fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.62
Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Walking ... 
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums and St Peter's Art History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 Reviews

Explore the art history of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in style on a private walking tour with an art expert - and skip the queues. Accompanied ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.64

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