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See some of the most beautiful architecture, fountains and squares in Rome on this walking tour of the city’s historical center. You’ll stroll along cobbled laneways, stopping to visit famous attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. A break for gelato or coffee is included. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include a tour of the Colosseum and other Ancient Rome sites beforehand.  

Highlights

  • 3-hour afternoon walking tour of Rome
  • On-the-ground tour of Rome's most famous sites
  • Stroll from Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain
  • Visit the Pantheon, one of the world's most famous buildings
  • See two of Rome's most famous squares - Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori
  • Personalized attention on a small group tour
  • Guaranteed English commentary
  • Enjoy a home-made Italian gelato in summer or a cappuccino or hot chocolate in winter

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What You Can Expect

Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain

The Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

Your walking tour starts at Piazza di Spagna, one of the city’s most popular squares, known for its setting at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. Walk up these famous steps to enjoy a lovely view from the top, and then continue along Rome’s winding cobblestone alleys to the Trevi Fountain.

Stop at the fountain to post for photos and throw a coin in the water, if you wish, which legend says ensures your return to Rome someday. Then continue to the square that Romans consider to be the center of the city, Piazza Colonna, home to a column erected by Marcus Aurelius. Make your way to the Pantheon, a stately temple known for its concrete dome and open oculus, before heading to Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s liveliest squares, where street artists show off their talents and visitors mingle around Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Finally, you’ll arrive at Campo de’ Fiori, another bustling square to the south of Piazza Navona.

Please note: The Pantheon is closed on Saturdays for mass. If your tour takes place on a Saturday, you’ll listen to explanation about the Pantheon from the outside.

Optional Colosseum and Ancient Rome upgrade:
When booking, you have the option to upgrade your walking tour to include an additional tour of Rome’s ancient attractions, including the Colosseum. This is a morning tour, so it would take place first, starting with a leisurely walk up Oppian Hill for a view of the Colosseum.

Then head back down and enter the Colosseum, skipping the main entrance line with your priority-access ticket. With your guide, walk around the first and second levels of this legendary amphitheater, listening to stories about the gory gladiator battles that once took place here. Next, walk over to the Roman Forum, passing by the Arch of Constantine, and climb up Palatine Hill for more views. You’ll end on Via Sacra, a main road that links the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill. You have about two hours of free time before the Best of Rome walking tour starts so you can have lunch or take a break on your own (own expense).   

By booking these two tours together, you'll save 13% compared to booking them separately.

Itinerary

Best of Rome Walking Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Santa Maria del Popolo Church
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Colonna
  • Palazzo Montecitorio
  • Pantheon
  • Palazzo Madama (Senate of the Italian Republic)
  • Piazza Navona and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
  • Campo de Fiori

Customer Reviews

Danielle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Gabrielle was our guide. He was absolutely amazing. We were a group of 12 and he paid attention to all of us. It was all our first experience riding an e-bike and we all loved it. We visited Florence from the top of the city and in the city, we ate amazing food and tasted great wine. This was one of the highlights in Italy. Thanks Gabrielle.

abid4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Ursuse was very politer and knowledgeable. Gave us a detailed tour.

Avik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My favorite part of this was seeing the Basilica of St Ignatius. Great job By Renata :

Brigitte L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Makedah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

laur3n.allender United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was Nina who is an Archaeologist - we had a pleasant stroll around Rome, which was a nice reprieve from all the rushing around we'd been doing up to this point. Nina is knowledgeable, warm and a Roman so can provide you with lots of local knowledge as well as historical information. She recommended a gorgeous restaurant to us for dinner after the tour. Gelato was wonderful. Perfect end to our stay in Rome!!

LAURA P L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Our guide shatef lots of history!

ollie brown Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

These buildings ard sights are amazing. Well worth doing.

William D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sylvia did a great job! Pleasant, well informed, shared wonderful insights and did a good job of leading our group. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

honasbdmj-7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand. Good tour!

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