Our guide provided an in depth and educational experience enjoyed by all. She guided our family through the Borghese gallery with excellent descriptions and interesting details that made art, history and mythology come alive. We all learned so much and the kids were completely immersed in the experience the whole time. We went at our own speed and stopped for questions and conversations when we wanted. At the end, my kids spontaneously broke out into an enthusiastic applause for our guide. The tour was a highlight of our time in Rome and I would highly recommend it for any family.
Best of Rome tour combines all the city key attractions in a day. Experience archaeological sites, vibrant squares, and sculptural fountains. Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your own expert guide who feeds your quest for knowledge with historical facts and cultural insights. In addition, with skip the line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum you will not waste your precious vacation time waiting in line.
Best of Rome tour captures the essence of the Eternal City from ancient times through the Renaissance. Enter the Colosseum and hear the stories behind the lives of Emperors and gladiators. Explore the Roman Forum once the hub of the ancient city. Climb the Capitoline Hill home to the Temple of Jupiter in Roman times. After your feast of ancient history, best of Rome tour continues through the streets and piazzas in the heart of the city. Discover the famous Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Enter the Pantheon. Explore Piazza Navona. Contact us for availability and pricing.
* Private Full-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Historical Sites and Hidden Corners
* Colosseum Skip the Line Access
* Arch of Constantine
* Roman Forum
* Capitoline Hill
* Spanish Steps
* Trevi Fountain
* Piazza Navona
* Best Photo Ops
Best of Rome tour is 100% private offering the personal attention required to experience one of the world’s leading cities at your own pace. Get the answers to the questions you are burning to ask from your expert guide. Discover all the main sights in detail. Learn all about Rome’s secret stories that bring the city history to life. This living history and experiential tour is the most meaningful way to experience the city’s key sights without wasting time waiting in line.
Best of Rome tour begins in the historic core of the city. Enter the Coliseum skipping the line and discover its secret stories. Explore the Roman Forum birthplace of the ancient world where orators addressed crowds, it was here that Cicero and Marcus Aurelius spoke and won the hearts of the masses. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill crowned with the Michelangelo-designed Square.
Stroll through the streets and piazzas of Rome’s historic center. Experience the Spanish Steps. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return to Rome. Enter the Pantheon a real architectural wonder of the past dedicated to all Roman gods. Explore Piazza Navona home to Bernini Fountain of the Four Rivers. This large square retains its oval shape from when it was built by the Romans for athletic contests and chariot races.
How it Works
We will get the tickets ahead of time so that you won’t have to wait in any lines. During the booking process, you will be able to tell us when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell our Italian-based team how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect travel experience for you. A private tour curated to your preferences. Advance reservations are essential.
Optional Add-On to Enhance Your Private Tour
Tour in Comfort and Style with Private Transportation Service
ADD ON Private English Speaking Licensed Driver and Deluxe A/C Vehicle
The beauty of a private guided car tour lies in the comfort and flexibility that it has to offer. With this optional upgrade guests have their own exclusive private vehicle, a separate driver and a separate guide for a total of 2 professional people at disposal for the whole length of the tour. A private vehicle and a driver is the perfect solution for those who want to tour in comfort and style. For those who want to see much more of Rome than can be seen on foot. The use of a private vehicle with a driver would maximize the experience helping with connections between the sights.
Enjoy the flexibility to tour at your own pace with the convenience of your friendly on-hand English speaking licensed driver. With this optional upgrade guests looking to maximize their precious holiday time get the benefit of having a private transportation service at disposal for the whole length of the guided tour including Rome hotel/apartment pick up and drop off. Our fully licensed insured a/c deluxe fleet is equipped with all the comforts and in compliance with the quality and safety standards required by the EU regulations.
Do you combine people to share the tour?
All our tours are private and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.
Do we stop for lunch during our private Rome tour?
Yes. In a city with so much great food it would be crazy not to. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch. The cost of the meal is NOT included in the price. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a nice relaxing Italian meal. You may take a break at any time during the tour upon request. Otherwise, breaks will be at our discretion.
Do we skip the line to enter the Coliseum?
Yes. This tour includes entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry.
Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Coliseum. Recently, due to increased security measures, new screening procedures were put in place for entry to the Colosseum. For safety reasons ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, so even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the site. Because of the security measures, the line for entry may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.
Does your skip the line tour of the Coliseum go to the underground level or the 3rd tier?
The Colosseum does not allow any company to conduct private visits to the underground areas. The underground and third tier level access of the Colosseum is run exclusively by the Colosseum and only available for those joining group tours. Therefore, the visit of these areas are NOT included in our private tours.
What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?
We are NOT liable for reduced itineraries owing to unscheduled closures by attractions. Unscheduled closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour. In the event of an unexpected closure of a site or attraction your guide will promptly provide an alternative itinerary. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore no refunds will be issued.
The Colosseum is subject to occasional last minute closures without notice due to rain, assembly meetings, strikes or other factors. If it happens your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given. While we regret this inconvenience, the unforeseen closure of the Coliseum is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued.
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Last week my family took a tour of the Vatican with one of your guides. She was excellent! Could you remind me what her name was again? (Lucia? Luciana? cannot remember). Please help us let her know our feedback. She was outstanding – very interesting, brought what would have been a very dry subject matter for a child to life! My son enjoyed it very, very much – as did we.
We are now in Florence and have taken with another company a couple of tours supposedly designed for children and the guides are nowhere as good as Luciana. She was patient and gave just the right amount of information to engage, educate and entertain without overwhelming us. My son’s comments in comparison was “Luciana did not talk me to like I am 3 years old!” He found the others boring, too childish etc. She is a tough act to follow! Once again, thanks for organising! Please convey out thanks to her.
After our wonderful experiene with Luciana at the Vatican, we’d love to try another tour with your company for Venice.
Thank you very much!
Thank you Nancy Aiello for making our Rome family trip such a wonderful experience for my children. They had so much fun!