What can you really see in half day or in a full day? in this page, we suggest some itineraries half-day and full-day tours of Rome, tours by night and tours from the port of Civitavecchia for cruisers, just to give you an idea of what you can cover. We are flexible, compatibly with our other reservations, you can extend your tour time with us. You can combine two half day theme tours and have a much more satisfactory full day tour of Rome, or you can just leave it up to us to show you a good time! Culture and fun go together when you tour with us!

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What can you see in half day or in a full day tour of Rome?
Click on the buttons hereunder to have an idea of the kind of what you'll have the time to see in a half day, a full day or an extended half day of six hours. If this is your first time in Rome, the "basic" tour is the one you want. We'll take you to see the highlights, but also some of the tucked away sites. Otherwise you can pick one of the other tours or even design your own tour! Coming on a cruise? We have the tour for you too!

 

Basic Rome tour « the fundamental highlights of the city «

 

Put culture and fun go together by touring with us!

Enjoy touring Rome by golf cart with us ! This is the tour we recommend for first timers, covering Rome's major attractions. We'll show you Rome's major attractions, plus some of the sites off the beaten path. Four hours are enough to show you the Colosseum (outside), Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps. We don't think visiting the inside of the Colosseum during a golf cart tour makes sense. It takes a long time to visit it and, while you're with us in the golf cart, we'd rather show you around places you'd never find otherwise and take you through the streets of old Rome.

If you want to visit the inside of the Colosseum or the Vatican, we can drop you off there at the end of the tour.
When you tour by golf cart, most of the fun is driving through the streets of the old city instead of driving the main streets with all the traffic. We hope you will give us the opportunity to show you some interesting out-of-the-way curiosities and what the other tourists miss! The drive though the streets of old Rome alone, will confirm that you made the right choice when you decided to tour Rome by golf cart with us!
We want our tours to be exclusive and that's why we are not listing all the out-of-the-way sites we'll show you, so please excuse us, but they're going to be pleasant surprises!
St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are not part of this tour, but we can drop you of there at the end of our tour and, if you like, we will get you a guide to show through the place.

Castle of the St. Angelo

At the end of the tour you can get dropped off anywhere you like, in the city or at the Vatican, to continue touring on your own.

 
 

Ancient Rome tour « the Roman Empire «

 

"Ancient Rome", the whole city is ancient, but normally what people refer to as "Ancient Rome" is the area of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum and they're not going to let us drive our golf carts around the excavations!

The area can only be toured on foot, better with a guide, so what kind of tour is this? We take you all around the area of the  Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum and show such places from outside, plus we take you to see the other ruins near that area and we'll also drive on the Old Appian Way.
We drive to the geographical center of Rome, Piazza Venezia, with the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II (better known as the "Wedding Cake"), then continue towards the Colosseum and the arch of Constantine. Stop to look around before proceeding to the Aventine Hill and, from there, we'll be able to see the Circus Maximus and the ruins of the Imperial Palaces on top of the Palatine Hill. The tour will also include the Theatre of Marcellus, the temples of Hercules and Portumnus, the "Mouth of Truth", the Arch of Janus, the Tiber Island and the ruins of Largo Argentina, the Portico of Octavia... and whatever else we can fit in depending on how quickly we can move around or how much time you want to spend at each place.
For those who would be interested in seeing a great Panorama of Rome, we would like to present the possibility to ride an elevator to the top of the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and get the most spectacular 360° view of the Eternal City.

The Colosseum

You can get dropped off anywhere in the city you like at the end of the tour. At  the Vatican or at the Colosseum for example.

Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum
 

Discover Rome tour « the tucked away sites «

 

Even if you choose the "basic" half-day golf cart tour of Rome you'll see some of the sites off the beaten track that normally tourists don't see but, if you're already familiar with Rome's major highlights, this is the tour you want! There are more things to see in Rome than one could see in a lifetime, but we all spent our lives here and we can sure show ou some interesting sites! Most tourists focus on the Vatican and the Colosseum, but there's a lot more than that in Rome, and we want show it to you!  We'll walk around the market in Campo de' Fiori, slip silently through the back streets where you see the artisans at work in their shops. You'll see that Rome is not just a place for tourists, but it's a real city where people live their lives like in any other city. You'll get see Italians living their lives and not just your hotel concierge, your guide and the teller at the Colosseum. You'll really get to know Rome! Obviously this is not all you'll see, we'll take you to see some really impressive sites that other tourists don't even know exist! For example, a lot of people walk right by the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and don't even think of taking a look inside ignoring that it's one of the richest churches in Rome and that they can freely walk in and see works of Michelangelo, Bernini etc.. We'll show you a bell tower that swings when the bells toll, a street that's always windy because the wind is waiting for the Devil to come out of the church, a church that was built from the ruins of the Roman Baths, naked women painted on the walls of a church, the narrowest street in Rome, statues that can speak and more!

The streets of Old Rome,Via della Pace

At the end of the tour you can get dropped off anywhere you like, in the city or at the Vatican, to continue touring on your own.

 
 

The Jewish Ghetto of Rome

Jewish Heritage « the Jewish Ghetto of Rome «

 

We get to the Jewish Ghetto driving the quaint streets of old Rome.

The Jewish Ghetto is a really pleasant area to walk around, also for those who are not Jewish. Though the real Ghetto was demolished 1888 because considered insalubrious , the old streets by which we reach the Ghetto still give you a pretty good idea of what the Ghetto of Rome used to be like. We'll drive the streets the Jews walked on their way home tired after a day's work, the days when were confined in the Ghetto.

Rome, but not really Rome. The Jews have been a constant presence in Rome since the 2nd century B.C. and carried on their traditions. Not many Jews live in the Ghetto today, but they still go there for the Temple, to shop for Kosher food, to meet with their friends and the kids go there everyday to school! The Ghetto is a lively, pleasant place where to spend sometime and maybe enjoy the food. The Roman cuisine is world famous and the Jews have their own version of it. Here is where you can taste the famous "Carciofi alla Giudia" artichokes fried "the Jewish way". We'll cross the millenary bridge to the Tiber Island and drive through Trastevere, where the Jews lived at the time of the Roman Empire, climb the Aventine Hill where the Jewish Cemetery used to be and Rome's Rose Garden is now. From the Aventine Hill you also get a beautiful view of the Palatine Hill and the Circus Maximus and, once there, why not take a look at the famous key hole? The Synagogue cannot be visited independently from the guided tours scheduled by the institution itself.

The the Jewish Ghetto of Rome

The tour of the Synagogue isn't included in this half day tour, if you want to visit it we'll drop you off there at the end of our tour or meet you there after you visit it.

 
 

Piazza Navona

Baroque Rome tour  « masterpieces out of the way «

 

Rome is undoubtedly a Baroque city. The Baroque style rules in Rome like the Renaissance style rules in Florence. The competition between Bernini and Borromini brought them to create incredible masterpieces in the architecture as well as in the sculpture fields and all the other artists who operated in Rome in 17th and 18th centuries did their best to prove that they were not of any less. Consequently Rome is full of incredible masterpieces and, while the least important of them could be the main attraction of any small town, many of them go unnoticed in Rome! You feel a great emotion when you walk into the old university of Rome and discover the students' chapel, St. Yves', dominating the renaissance styled courtyard with its baroque ellipses and spirals that hypnotize the visitor. What to say then about the ceiling of the church frescoed by Andrea Pozzo? Some incredible masterpieces are like hidden though really obvious only it happens that if one is not told to look in a particular direction or to enter a certain church he just walks by and miss really spectacular sites.
Naturally during this tour we will not ignore whatever is not designed or sculpted in Baroque style, we will point out and comment all the sites we pass by and in other cases visit them. For example when we take you to the church of St. Maria della Pace we will not refuse to enter it because only the facade is Baroque styled and the interior isn't, and neither we will deny access to the adjacent cloister by Bramante just because it's Renaissance styled!

The ceiling of the church of St. Ignatius

At the end of the tour you can get dropped off anywhere you like, in the city or at the Vatican, to continue touring on your own.

 
 
 

Angels & Demons  « follow Robert Langdon's footsteps... «

 

The places mentioned in the book are: the Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo and Santa Maria del Popolo; Santa Maria della Vittoria, St. Peter's Square, Tiber River near Tiber Island (which is really called the island of St. Bartholomew, but no one seems remember that), Piazza Navona, the "Passetto" and Castel Sant'Angelo. I don't think we're leaving something out, or are we? Oh yes! The Tomb of Peter, the Sistine Chapel and the Pope's Private Residence. Well, Frank doesn't allow us to bring visitors to his residence any more, it must be because he found some chewed gum stuck on his chair... Then the Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel - St. Peter's but these need to be done as a separate tour, it takes four hours to see these places. We start from Piazza del Popolo and Santa Maria del Popolo church which is where the Chigi Chapel, the one with the "pyramids", is located. Then we drive to Castel Sant'Angelo, but we'll not enter it because it takes two hours to visit it. We'll also see the "Passetto", the suspended walkway that connects the castle with the Papal Residence. Possibly, we drive to St. Peter's Square to see the "west- ponente" marble mark on the ground. We follow the Tiber River to Tiber Island, we'll stop to take a look and eventually walk on it. Crossing the river again we arrive to Piazza Navona and next to the Pantheon. Finally we'll visit Santa Maria della Vittoria and see the "Ecstasy of St. Therese". The sites will not necessarily come in this order, we'll start or end from the one that will be the closest to your hotel.  Anyway, as we drive from one of these places to the next we'll be passing a lot of other interesting places which will be pointed out to you and, time permitting, we'll stop to take a closer look and a picture. Finally, everybody loves Italian ice cream and we promise to find the time for you to have a fantastic one!

At the end of the tour you can get dropped off anywhere you like, in the city or at the Vatican, to continue touring on your own.

 
 
 

 

Full day tours « all of Rome's major highlights and more «

 

The major highlights of the city in one day. Essentially, if you combine two of the half days mentioned above and you have a full-day. With the difference that since we'll not need to spend part of the tour's time to drive you back to your hotel, that time can be used to see more sites or enjoy a nice dish of "pasta" in an authentic restaurant. How does that sound?
This tour includes all the sites mentioned in the "basic Rome" tour, such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Colosseum, but in addition will take you to the Old Appian Way the Catacombs., the Capitol Hill, the Circus Maximus, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Aventine hill, the famous "key-hole", the Baths of Caracalla.
These are the main attractions that you will be visiting but we'll drive by many other attractive locations as the tour proceeds and they'll all be pointed out and, time permitting we'll stop for a picture and a closer look. Sites that are not well known to the ordinary tourist. In practice, even when the tour is centered on the fundamental sites, since we try to avoid the main streets, we end up showing a lot of things off the beaten track because that's where we drive!
You'll be surprised to see that Rome has a lot more to offer than what is listed in the brochures of the travel agencies or in the websites of our competitors :-) !
By the way, would you believe you can run into a flock of sheep while touring around Rome? You better believe it, because it happens!

 

Rome's emblem, the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus

At the end of the tour you can get dropped off anywhere you like, in the city or at the Vatican, to continue touring on your own.

 
 
 

 

6-hour tour  « a lot of Rome, but not too much Rome... «

 

The Roman poet Horace used to say "in medio stat virtus" virtue stands in the middle so, if the half day, four-hour tour, is not enough to see all the sites you want to see and you think a full eight-hour day could be too much, the six-hour tour is be the best solution.
In six hours you can see all of Rome major attractions in the city and stretch the tour to include the Old Appian Way and the Catacombs, for example. Or else just spend this time in the city and see more of the tucked away sites besides the most famous ones.
The 6-hour tour is ideal in the winter months, during which starting to tour early in the morning might not be a good idea because of the rigid temperature and nightfall comes early.
During the winter we like to start our tours around 10:00 am and finish around 4:00 pm so to take advantage of the warmest hours of the day.
During the 6-hour tour we also make a stop to get a quick, but genuine, bite to eat. We can stop at some nice, traditional, place on the Old Appian Way if we include the Catacombs in our tour, or at some authentic place in the city. How about "pasta to go"? we have a place in the city, on one of its most beautiful streets, where a young lady has a tiny little place where she makes fresh pasta and cook it right away for you. It's the best quick lunch you can get in Rome these days! Do you prefer to have some pizza instead? No problem, we know all the right places! The 6-hour tour is also recommended for cruisers who's time constraints are pretty serious, their commute from the port takes quite some time and therefore this tour is ideal for them.

 

Capitol Hill

At the end of the tour you can get dropped off anywhere you like, in the city or at the Vatican, to continue touring on your own.

 
 
 

 

Rome by night  « enchanting atmosphere «

 

Let us take you out tonight!

Rome is spectacular at night, sites like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Basilica are even more incredible at night than during the day. Just imagine climbing the Capitol hill and seeing Michelangelo's designed square in a sort of mystical atmosphere and seeing the panorama of the Roman Forum from the top of the hill.

If you are lucky enough to stay in a hotel right in the city center, then you may enjoy strolling the squares and streets and enjoy the unique, ephemeral atmosphere Rome slips into at dusk, but if you want more than that, if you want to extend your range and see the sites than aren't within a walking distance from your hotel, then you need to experience the tour of Rome by night in the golf buggy. Especially if you're not staying in a downtown hotel !

You'll be met at your hotel or at the restaurant where you'll decide to have dinner at and you'll be driven around the city for three hours to see all the incredible attractions of Rome all lit up.

You'll be driving the narrow streets and evocative squares and enjoy the fresh air and the shows of the street artists.

The sites that look best at night are: St. Peter's, Piazza Navona, Colosseum, Pantheon, Piazza Venezia, Pincio, Janicolum, Capitol Hill, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. But it will be the atmosphere that you'll love.

Castle of the St. Angelo at night

We can meet you at your hotel and drop you at a restaurant after the tour, or at the restaurant after you'll have your dinner, depending on the time of the year. During the summer months it doesn't get dark until 8/9:00 pm, but in the winter months it gets dark as early as 5:00 pm!
 
 
 
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