ROME - GUIDED TOURS OF THE CITY AND SIGHTS OF ROME, ITALY

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Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar to the left*.

Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you the tour options that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.

If you are interested in more details about these tours check the list below.

tickitaly.com offer an ever-increasing range of Rome guided tours, and on this page we attempt to summarise them for you. From guided tours, walking tours, art tours, and tours with lunch included, to cooking courses, tours by bike or Segway, we hope to cover most everything that could possibly enhance a visit to the eternal city of Rome.

Again, everything listed below is a Rome guided tour, in one form or another - if you're after straightforward ticket booking for the Colosseum, the Vatican, or the Borghese Gallery then, please, use the links to the left.

Colosseum and Ancient Rome walking tour

Reservations on a guided walking tour of Ancient Rome including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

A fully escorted English language guided walking tour of the monuments of Ancient Rome; the tour last roughly two and a half hours and includes entrance to the Roman Colosseum; the tour begins near the Colosseum itself and runs seven days a week, heading off at 2.30 in the afternoon. The tour will end at Via Dei Fori Imperiali, close by the Colosseum. Again, this is an escorted walking tour - we also offer the same tour of Ancient Rome with pick-up and drop-off at your central Rome hotel included - click here for that.

Explore the wonders of Ancient Rome in the company of a qualified tour guide, retracing the foot-falls of millenia. The tour heads off to the Roman Forum and after exploring the surrounding area (the Curia and Reggia, the Temple of Vesta, the Arches of Titus and Constantine) is a visit to the Roman Colosseum (again, entrance ticket is included in the cost of tour and there'll be no queuing). Next it's on to the Palatine Hill, home of the Caesars.
* Please note that during the months of November through until the end of March that the tour does not cover the interior areas of the Roman Forum as opening times do not permit this.

We have information pages here for the Colosseum and here for the Roman Forum, but you hardly need telling that a visit to Rome would be incomplete without seeing them both. With this walking tour, you'll have the benefit of a fully qualified local tour guide travelling with you at all times.

Tour of the Trevi Fountain and the Squares of Rome - T1BIS AM

A 3 hour, professional guided tour of the highlights of Baroque Rome.

The tour starts from Piazza Navona and you'll then enjoy a fascinating walk through the ancient capital, with visits to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, the Church of St. Louis of the French and the Trevi Fountain. You'll be in the hands of an experienced, qualified guide with headsets so that you can hear the descriptions of the Roman secrets that you're visiting. The tour ends in the Trevi area.

This tour runs on Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 8:30 AM, and is available in English, Spanish, Italian and German.

Tour of the Trevi Fountain and the Squares of Rome (with pickup) - T1 AM

A 3 hour, professional guided tour of the highlights of Baroque Rome.

Pickup from centrally-located hotels included.

The tour starts from Piazza Navona and you'll then enjoy a fascinating walk through the ancient capital, with visits to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, the Church of St. Louis of the French and the Trevi Fountain. You'll be in the hands of an experienced, qualified guide with headsets so that you can hear the descriptions of the Roman secrets that you're visiting. The tour ends in the Trevi area.

This tour runs on Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 8:30 AM, and is available in English, Spanish, Italian and German.

Semi-private best of Rome sightseeing tour

Lasting about 3 hours, this is a fascinating walk through the ancient streets of central Rome, illuminated by anecdotes from your guide. The tour will take in the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Pantheon.

This tour is for a maximum of eight people and includes headsets.

Ancient Rome & Colosseum tour

Ticket booking for a guided tour of Ancient Rome including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

The tour is essentially the same as 'Tour 1' above, with the difference being pick-up and drop-off from your central Rome hotel is included.

A fully escorted English language guided tour of the monuments of Ancient Rome; the tour lasts around two and a half hours and includes entrance to the Roman Colosseum as well as both pick-up and drop-off at your central Rome hotel. The tour runs seven days a week and heads off from central Rome at 2.30 in the afternoon, although your hotel pickup will clearly be earlier than that - we'll confirm an exact time when sending you your voucher, but pickups will begin at 1.30 PM. At the end of the tour you'll be dropped off at, or very close by, your hotel.

If you'd rather make your own way to the meeting point (no hotel pickup), then we offer the same tour at a slightly lower price here.

The scope of this tour is to demonstrate the might and majesty of the Roman Empire as it survives in modern day Rome. The tour heads off to Piazza Venezia, passing the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier en route to the Capitoline Hill and the Roman Forum and surrounding area (the Curia, the Reggia, the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Constantine). Next is a visit to the Colosseum (again, entrance ticket is included in the cost of tour and there'll be no queuing) and then on to the Palatine Hill, home of the Caesars. We have information pages here for the Colosseum and here for the Roman Forum, but you hardly need telling that a visit to Rome would be incomplete without seeing them both. With this tour, you will have the benefit of a fully qualified local tour guide travelling with you at all times.

Rome sightseeing tour & Papal Audience.

Ticket booking for a sightseeing tour of Rome that ends with Papal Audience at the Vatican.

A fully guided tour focusing on Rome's many breathtaking monuments and views, followed by entrance to a Papal Audience. Wednesdays only.

A three hour tour that begins with a guided sightseeing trip taking in Rome's many monumental and panoramic views, and finishes with you taking part in an audience with the Pope. The tour only runs on Wednesday as that is when the Pope holds his Public Audiences, either in the square of St Peters or in the Sala Nervi (Nervi Hall) if deemed necessary.

You'll be shown around Rome on a deluxe coach with an English speaking tour guide; this is not a tour of Ancient Rome, but a tour that aims to show you some of Rome's more panoramic and striking views, such as the Via Veneto, Via Flaminia, Piazza della Repubblica, the views alongside the river Tiber - Lungotevere and Castel Sant'Angelo - the Foro Italico and Ponte Milvio, to name a few.
You'll approach the Vatican along Via della Conciliazione from whence it's onto St Peters for the Papal Audience - Udienza Papale.

The Papal Audience is in the main a series of small readings, largely in Italian, although there will be greetings in many languages. There is a reading of the Lord's Prayer, in Latin, and the Audience concludes with the Pope's Apostolic Blessing. Usually starting at around 10.30 in the morning, there may well be an earlier start in the case of very hot weather. As the Pope, like many a Roman, heads for the cooler hills during the high Summer, we do not offer this tour during July and August. Your tour will head off from central Rome at 7.00 in the morning until 31st October and at 7.30 AM in low season.

Bus tour of Christian Rome & catacombs (3 hours)

Lasting around three hours and setting off from the centre of Rome in mid-afternoon, this guided tour takes in some of the major sights of Christian Rome, terminating with a trip down into the atmospheric catacombs of early Christian Rome.

The tour is by deluxe coach, but you'll step off from time to time for a closer look at some of the attractions involved. The tour runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in high season, Friday and Saturday only in low-season.

Heading out from Piazza San Bernardo, crossing Piazza della Repubblica, you'll take the Via Nazionale for a visit to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (St Mary the Major). One of the four papal basilicas of Rome, legend has it that the church's location was chosen by the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the church is the largest in Rome dedicated to her.

Next it's on to the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (St John Lateran), the 'Cathedral of Rome and of the world'. The ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, aka the Pope, it is the oldest and first ranking - above even St Peters - of the papal basilicas, the ecumenical mother church.

Some images from sights on the Christian Rome and catacombs tour

The group then moves on to the Scala Sancta, the 'Holy Stairs'; tradition has it that these were bought from Jerusalem to Rome in AD326 and were the steps that Christ ascended during his Passion, en route to trial. The 28 white marble steps are now encased and protected by wooden treads.

Rejoining the coach the tour heads off to the Via Appia - the Appian Way - to reach the catacombs of San Callisto. The catacombs are ancient burial sites, carved out of the soft rock underlying surrounding areas of Rome. They are not only sacred burial grounds, but are also immensely important in the history of early Christian art, home as they are to splendid early frescoes and sculptures.

The catacombs of San Callisto are among the greatest and most important of Rome, covering an incredible 90 acres in a network of galleries roughly 9 miles long. Do please remember that this is partly a walking tour, roughly 45 minutes of which will be spent underground.

Rome-by-night tour.

A fully guided tour revealing the splendour of Rome by night. The tour, by deluxe coach, lasts two hours and offers panoramic views of Rome after-dark. You may optionally choose to follow the tour with dinner in a local restaurant.

The trip leaves promptly at 8:45 PM in high season and 8:00 PM in low season and lasts about 2 hours, seeing the Trevi fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, as well as a walking tour of Trastevere in the company of an experienced local guide.

Rome-by-night tour with dinner.

A fully guided tour revealing the splendour of Rome by night. The tour, by deluxe coach, lasts two hours and offers panoramic views of Rome after-dark. You may optionally choose to follow the tour with dinner in a local restaurant.

The trip leaves promptly at 7:15 PM in high season and 6:45 PM in low season and lasts about 4 hours, seeing the Trevi fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus.

Day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii

This full day tour departs from central Rome early in the morning and returns at about 9:00 PM. Accompanied by an experienced guide you'll see the sights of Naples and explore the ruins and excavations of Pompeii. Lunch and all entrance fees included

The tour passes through scenic countryside of Lazio and Campania, passing the Abbey of Montecassino, before arriving for a sightseeing tour of Naples. After a restaurant lunch, the tour moves on to Pompeii and Vesuvius, with a chance to see the wonders of this marvelous UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day trip from Rome to Capri and Anacapri

A day long excursion, leaving Rome early in the morning, to the enchanted Isle of Capri in the Bay of Naples with lunch in the scenic village of Anacapri.

The trip leaves central Rome by coach early in the morning, returning at about 9 PM. The drive down through Lazio and Campania passes the famous Abbey of Montecassino, and finally arriving at Naples where you'll embark for Capri.

Then it's a minibus to the beautiful village of Anacapri with its breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples and a restaurant lunch (price included.) The tour then returns to Capri where you can opt for a leisurely stroll or choose to explore the Blue Grotto (price not included.) The boat back to Naples leaves at 4:30 and then it's a coach back to Rome.

If the weather is too bad to make the crossing to Capri then your tour will be substituted with a tour of Pompeii. Lunch is included in the price, but entrance to the Blue Grotto and other monuments is not included.

Rome bus tours.

The Line A open top sightseeing bus tour of Rome lasts 100 minutes. You have the opportunity to see all the main points of interest, including the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican, and as the tours operate on a 'hop-on, hop-off' basis you may leave and subsequently rejoin the buses whenever and as often you like at the 8 stops on the route, giving you a chance to tick all your must-see boxes in this incredible city!

There is an accompanying audio tour available in 8 different languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese). If you decide to hop off you can download the ROME WALKING TOUR onboard, and listen to it when you want without the necessity of an Internet connection.

You can download a detailed route-map (PDF) here.

Line A timings and stops

The 'Line A' tour starts and ends at the bus terminal on Via Marsala (close to the main 'Termini' railway station) – with buses running every 15 or 20 minutes depending on season. The first departure is 09.00 in the morning, the last at 17.00 in the evening (November to March) and 19.00 (April – June). Please be aware that times are subject to change depending on traffic conditions and local events.

The 8 stops are as follows:
01: Via Marsala (bus terminal).
02: the Santa Maria Maggiore.
03: the Colosseum.
04: the Circo Massimo.
05: Piazza Venezia (Roman Forum, Campidoglio and Capitoline Museums).
06: St Peters (Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums).
07: Fontana di Trevi.
07B: Piazza di Spagna (only on Sundays and holidays and Saturday after 15.00).
08: Piazza Barberini

Please note that the total price displayed above includes our service charge of Euro 3.50.

Rome Segway tour

Accompanied tour of Rome with a difference - on a Segway!

The tour takes in the following must-not-miss sights of Rome: Circo Massimo, the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Traian column, the Palatine Hills, the church of Santa Maria and the Bocca della Verità wall sculpture, and much more besides.

Enjoy the splendours of the Eternal City gliding around on your own Roman Chariot on a guided Segway tour (in English)! The tour lasts three hours, including the orientation session, and you'll be accompanied by a personal tour guide. Morning tours begin at 09.30 AM and afternoon tours at 2.30 PM or 4.30 PM, according to time of year - group size is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people.

Please also note the following dates: 15th of January to the 31st of March: morning tours only; 1st of April to the 31st of May: morning and afternoon - 2.30PM - tours; 1st of June to the 31st of August: morning and afternoon - 4.30PM - tours; 1st of September to the 31st of October: morning and afternoon - 2.30PM - tours; 1st of November to the 15th of December: morning tours only; 16th of December to the 15th of January: sorry, no tours available.

Children: the Segway is appropriate for virtually anyone, but if your child is younger than 16 years of age, he/she will have to be at least 140 cm (4 ft 6 inches) tall and weigh over 40kg (90 pounds).

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.

Rome bike tour tickets

Guided bike tour of Rome - hire a bicycle and tour Rome

Explore Rome on a guided bicycle tour.

Rome on two wheels, and stylish ones at that - just wouldn't do to be seen on anything less chic than our cruiser bikes, don't you know! The bicycle tour lasts three hours and begins at 10.00 AM in the morning - group size is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people.

The tour takes in the following must-not-miss sights of Rome: the Colosseum, the Vatican City, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), Lungotevere, Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), the Circo Maximum, the Imperial Forum and much more! Routes chosen endeavour to keep you away from vehicle traffic as much as is possible and we try to keep you to cycle lanes whenever we can.

Children: if your child is younger than 10 years of age, we require the EXPERT LEVEL of biking and that he/she rides her/his own bike. Children under 3 not allowed.

Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your child without any obligation to refund you for her/his tickets.

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome walking tour

Tour of the Trevi Fountain and the Squares of Rome - T1BIS AM

Tour of the Trevi Fountain and the Squares of Rome (with pickup) - T1 AM

Semi-private best of Rome sightseeing tour

Ancient Rome & Colosseum tour

Rome sightseeing tour & Papal Audience.

Bus tour of Christian Rome & catacombs (3 hours)

Rome-by-night tour.

Rome-by-night tour with dinner.

Day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii

Day trip from Rome to Capri and Anacapri

Rome bus tours.

Rome Segway tour

Rome bike tour tickets

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