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Duration:  3 hours

Type of Service: Restricted Areas Belvedere Top Levels Colosseum Tour - small group tour

Climb to the Top of the Colosseum - Our top levels Colosseum tour is for people who embrace heights. Climb to the top levels of the Colosseum for some of the best views of the ancient amphitheater from above. Then, tour the Roman Forum with your English-speaking guide.

Gain exclusive access to the Roman Colosseum's restricted top levels and experience a spectacular view of the Eternal City. Open to a limited number of visitors after four decades of closure, This tour is proud to offer skip the line tickets for the top tiers of the Colosseum. Learn about the significance of social class in ancient Rome, and where people of various status enjoyed events at the Colosseum. If you love to take photos, this is one of the best Rome tours for you. This three-hour tour includes:

- Access to the top levels of the Colosseum

- An expert English-speaking Colosseum guide

- Access to the ancient Roman Forum

- A maximum group size of only 15 people

Colosseum Third Level - Enter the Colosseum through the first level and climb up to the third level where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the views from the northwest side of the amphitheater, and out over the Roman Forum. The third tier was reserved for the plebeians, also known as the working classes. After you've taken plenty of photos, learn about the types of games that took place inside the Colosseum from your professional guide. Used for animal hunts, gladiator fights, mock sea battles and even public executions, this is a must-see attraction in Rome.

Colosseum Fourth and Fifth Levels - The section of seating on the fourth level sits almost above the emperor's "Imperial Box" on the first level. Close enough to the brutal action for blood splatter, emperors enjoyed the best views in the Colosseum. The fourth-tier seats were reserved for common women, while the fifth-tier seating was used by both common women and the poorest of the poor. These are the ancient equivalence of "nosebleed seats" in modern stadiums. However, today, the top levels of the Colosseum are one of the best places to take photos.

Learn about the concept of "bread and circuses", a practice used by emperors to prevent Roman citizens from rioting. In short, a well-fed and entertained population was less likely to rise in revolt against the aristocracy. Imagine if everyone who lived in a city enjoyed free access to sports events at the local stadium - would modern cities be more peaceful?

Ancient Roman Forum - This Colosseum tour includes Roman Forum tickets and a guided ancient Rome tour of the ruins inside. All our professional guides are trained as experts in both the Colosseum and Roman Forum. This area, also referred to as the "Ancient City", was once the location of downtown Ancient Rome. Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and more.

 After the tour concludes, feel free to explore the Palatine Hill on your own. Enjoy the views over Circus Maximus, relax in the Farnese Gardens or simply perch on an ancient piece of marble to enjoy the views. By the end of this Colosseum tour, you'll leave with a camera full of incredible pictures and a new appreciation for Roman life in the 1st-4th centuries.

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered daily, based on availability (Tour does not operate on May 1st and 9th, June 2th, 5th and 29th and September 23rd)
  • Tour times are 9:30am, 2:45pm and 3:10pm
  • The tour is conducted rain or shine.  The Colosseum Management will shut down access to the underground and other restricted areas in some cases if they feel it is unsafe.  In this case, we should still be able to enter the building, but not access the restricted areas.  In compensation of missing the restricted areas, we will provide a partial refund. 
  • Meeting Point Location: Behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign – more details are provided upon booking
  • We strongly recommend you wear tennis shoes (no heels, boots or flip flops) The archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring Sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. If you plan on staying in the Roman Forum, pack a snack.
  • Tour Cost for Adults: $104.00
  • Tour Cost for youth 7 to 17 years old: $98.00
  • Tour Cost for ages 6 and under: $49.00

 

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Highlights

    Climb to the top levels of the Colosseum for some of the best views of the ancient amphitheater from above.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Tour Cost for Adults: $104.00

    Tour Cost for youth 7 to 17 years old: $98.00

    Tour Cost for ages 6 and under: $49.00

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 104.00 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.5 hours

Type Of Service: Best of Rome: Afternoon Walking Tour with Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon - small group tour

Enjoy a relaxed, 2.5-hour tour covering Rome’s compact historic center and visiting its most iconic sights. Your expert, English-speaking guide will also give you the history that brings these incredible monuments to life and take you to some of the lesser-known corners with stories of their own to tell.

See the Best of Rome on Our Walking Tour - Learn how Raphael died when you visit the Pantheon, hear about Bernini’s famous feud at Piazza Navona and discover the meaning behind a name at the Spanish Steps. Often referred to as an “outdoor museum,” the streets of Rome are home to some of the city’s finest art. You’ll see the momentous Trevi Fountain, Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers and appreciate some of the world’s most impressive architecture in the dome of the Pantheon.

Uncover More with Our Expert Guides - Our guides are experts in their fields, trained in the art and history of the city, and are passionate about showing you more than what’s in front of your nose. Take a Gentle Stroll Through Rome's Past - Our Best of Rome walking tour is the perfect way to orient yourself to the streets, art, and history of Rome. Traveling at an easy pace, you’ll never feel rushed. We’ll even stop for a traditional Italian treat along the way, free of charge, so you can take a few minutes to soak up Rome’s famous ‘dolce far niente,’ the sweetness of doing nothing.

Sites Visited

  • The Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Colonna 
  • Piazza Navona – Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Things to Know:

  • Guided stroll covering the Eternal City’s historic center & iconic sights
  • See the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, & more
  • Learn Rome’s history from an expert, English-speaking guide
  • Tour is offered daily 7 days a week from March – December, based on availability
  • Tour begins at 3:30pm / Tour check-in at 3:15pm
  • Small group tour of 25 people or less
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Meeting point location: Piazza di Spagna – more details are given upon booking

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover Rome’s compact historic center and some of its most famous sights on this 2.5 hour walking tour led by an expert, local guide.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Cost of this tour is $48.00 per person.
    The prices listed above are an
     estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 48.00 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 2 hours

Type of Service: Vatican Under the Stars Evening Tour - small group tour

Are you looking for unusual things to do in Rome? How about touring the Vatican at night? Not only does this special small group Vatican night tour let you skip the crowds, lines and heat, but it also provides a fresh way to see the Vatican’s amazing collections. If you aren’t an early morning person, or you just want less distractions as you enjoy the museum’s treasures, this is the best Vatican tour for you. This two hour tour includes:

- After-hours access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

- An English-speaking guide with expertise in art history

- Access to the treasures inside the Vatican without the heat and crowds

- A maximum group size of 13 people

Night Tour of Vatican Museums - Skipping the line, take a journey with your expert Vatican guide through art history as you walk through the rooms of the most fascinating “living” museums on earth. See works of art in the Pinecone Courtyard and a great view of St. Peter's Basilica. View sculptures handed down to us from the Ancient Romans in the Pio-Clementine Collection. Pass through the Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of the Maps as your guide explains the history and stories surrounding these art collections.

The School of Athens by Raphael - Learn about the complexities of Raphael's fresco in the former papal apartments. Raphael was one of Rome's most famous Renaissance artists and he encompassed all the ideals of a Renaissance man. He designed and frescoed multiple rooms connected to the Vatican Museums. In addition to other masterpieces, visit one of Raphael’s most famous works of art, The School of Athens.

The Sistine Chapel at Night - Our evening Vatican tour concludes in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, where the ceiling and the altar wall are adorned by world-famous and inspiring frescoes. Only when you enter the Sistine Chapel is it clear how high the ceiling is and how many paintings are up there. At this point, it is impossible not to appreciate how difficult it must have been for Michelangelo to lay on his back and toil at his masterpiece, year after year. Since the Sistine Chapel is inside the Vatican Museums, it is included in your Vatican tour tickets.

The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, therefore, speaking inside is not allowed. Since our guide cannot explain the frescoes while you are inside, we explain the Chapel in advance and provide you with a map/handout for reference before you enter. Men and women must cover their knees and shoulders before entering. We understand the summers in Rome get hot, a good alternative is to bring a scarf or shawl to cover up with before you enter.

Take Your Time and Explore the Collections - If you want to stay inside the Vatican Museums after the conclusion of your evening tour, go right ahead! The museums remain open for another two hours after the guided tour concludes. Take your time and revisit your favorite works of art or simply wander around taking in the intense beauty of your surroundings. 

Things to Know

  • Tour is offered April - October
  • Tour is offered on Friday nights only
  • Tour is offered at 6:45pm /Tour check in at 6:30pm
  • VIP After Hours Access
  • This tour does not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica because it is closed at night.
  • Meeting point location: in front of Caffe Vaticano, directly across the street from the Vatican Museums Entrance on Viale Vaticano. A representative will be there holding a sign with the tour name on it – more details are provided upon booking
  • Cover your knees and shoulders - avoid shorts, and skirts/dresses and tank tops that do not cover your knees and shoulders. If you're a woman and you are wearing something that bares your shoulders, bring a shawl or sweater.
  • Comfortable walking shoes or tennis shoes are highly recommended
  • No tripods, large purses or large backpacks can be brought into the museums

 

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Highlights

     This Vatican night tour gives you VIP access to the art of the Vatican Museums after closing time. 

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for a private 2-hour tour to include local expert English-speaking tour guide and skip the line entrance tickets is $90.00 per person.  Please inquire about child rates 6 - 17 years old.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 90.00 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 3.5 hours

Type of Service: Privileged Entrance Vatican Walking Tour with Sistine Chapel – small group tour

Our Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour starts at 7:30a.m. and we enter the Vatican Museums just after 8:00a.m. (an hour earlier than general public access). As a result, witness the jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel before the masses of people stream in. After visiting the Sistine Chapel, our professional English-speaking guide will take you back through the highlights of the Vatican Museums. Then pass back through the Sistine Chapel and head to St. Peter’s Basilica. One of our most popular Rome tours, this 3.5-hour Vatican tour includes:

  • - Skip the line Vatican tickets
  • - Small group size of 14 people
  • - Tour starts at 7:30am /entry to museums shortly after 8:00am
  • - A professional English-speaking guide
  • - Skip the line entrance to St. Peter's Basilica

First stop is a visit to the Sistine Chapel before it’s open to the general public. Since the Sistine Chapel is inside the Vatican Museums, it’s included in your Vatican Museums ticket. When you enter the Sistine Chapel, you’ll realize our descriptions cannot do this incredible work justice. As well as being one of Michelangelo’s most prized masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel also serves as a gathering place for cardinals of the Catholic Church. This is also where new popes are elected - including Pope Francis! The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, so speaking inside is forbidden. Don’t worry though, your guide will provide you with a map/handout for reference before you enter. *The Sistine Chapel is a sacred place, so both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders. Otherwise, you may be refused entry to a portion of your Vatican tour. We understand the summers in Rome are hot - a great alternative is to bring a shawl/sweater to wrap around you when necessary.

The Best Galleries at the Vatican - Led by our guide, visit our favorite galleries including the Borgia Apartments, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps. Predating a unified Italy by nearly 300 years and based on painted topographical maps of Italy, the Gallery of the Maps is one of the coolest places in the Vatican Museums. One of the frescoes contains the image of a sea monster - see if you can spot it!

Raphael Rooms - The term Renaissance literally means "rebirth" and refers to the period of European civilization that produced a great revival in art, literature and learning. Raphael was one of Rome's most famous Renaissance artists who encompassed all the ideals of a Renaissance man. He designed and frescoed multiple rooms connected to the Vatican Museums. Among other masterpieces, you’ll see one of Raphael’s most famous works of art, The School of Athens.

Skip the Line St. Peter’s Basilica - St. Peter's Basilica is the grand centerpiece of the Vatican. Imagine walking into the biggest church you've ever seen, filled with artwork from all the famous Italian artists you learned about in school. Skip the lines that wait outside in St Peter's Square as you access the basilica from the inside, through a special side entrance our guides can use. Once inside, admire masterpieces that include the Baldacchino, La Pieta, the statue of St. Peter and more. While it is free to enter, this guided tour helps you make the most of it, without suffering the long lines. 

Things to Know

  • Tour is offered March – December
  • Tour is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – no tours on Wednesday and Sunday
  • Tour is offered at 7:30am /Tour check in at 7:15am
  • Meeting point location: Between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano, at the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano,100). A representative will be there holding a sign with the tour name on it – more details are provided upon booking
  • Tour will be closed on these holidays and special events – March 19, April 9 and 22, June 29, August 15, November 1 and December 26
  • Cover your knees and shoulders - avoid shorts, and skirts/dresses and tank tops that do not cover your knees and shoulders. If you're a woman and you are wearing something that bares your shoulders, bring a shawl or sweater.
  • Comfortable walking shoes or tennis shoes are highly recommended
  • No tripods, large purses or large backpacks can be brought into the museums

 

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 3.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    One of our bestselling Rome tours, this early access Vatican Museums tour skips the regular line and goes straight to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Led by a professional English-speaking guide, see the best galleries and tour St. Peter's Basilica.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for a private 3.5-hour tour to include local expert English-speaking tour guide and skip the line entrance tickets is $230.00 for 2 adults.  

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 230.00 for two adults
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.5 hours

Type of Service: Wine and Food Tasting Dinner – small group tasting 

 Embark on a food pairing and wine tasting journey around Italy's regions at popular and famous wine bar in Rome. This wine tasting experience is fun and exciting in an intimate environment with delicious food.

This unique wine bar/restaurant focuses on the best and fresh artisan selections in wine and food from all over Italy. Their focus extends beyond just Wine Tastings and Dinners to Cooking Classes, Olive Oil Tastings, and more…their expertise sommeliers offer an unforgettable experience for the everyday wine drinkers to wine collectors.

Learn the origins, history and stories of Italy’s wines, regions and foods while you taste through the authentic flavors of the best artisan producers of Italy selected by expertise sommeliers in this group dinner (no boring lectures).  An unforgettable night spent with people from all over the world with amazing food and wines.

  • Tasting of 8 wines
  • Tasting of 12 paired foods - artisan cheeses and fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, cured meats, pesto etc
  • A traditional Roman plate of pasta
  • A small homemade dessert

Things to Know:

  • This small-group activity is limited to 20 people or less for a more personalized experience
  • Wine and Food Tasting at a popular restaurant/wine bar with expert sommelier
  • Learn about the wines and cuisine of Italy’s Lazio region
  • Enjoy a selection of specially paired foods for each individual wine and learn which of their traits exalt the flavors and why
  • Wine Tasting and Dinner is offered at 5:30pm and 8:00pm, seven days @ week based on availability
  • The 5:30pm tasting has a strict end time of 7:45 to prepare for the 8pm seating 
  • For children or a quieter tasting, we highly recommend the 5pm time
  • Meeting point location:  Via del Conservatorio (near Campo de’ Fiori) - more details are given upon booking
  • Take a wine and culinary tour of Italy without ever leaving Rome. The food and winetasting event will introduce you to the best of the country's wine regions with an expert sommelier as your tour guide. You’ll sample the most popular and most prized Italian grape varieties and enjoy carefully selected local delicacies paired with each wine.
  • Dinner Cost for 5:30pm - $76.00 per person
  • Dinner Cost for 8:00pm - $82.00 per person

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Dine, Taste and Learn - Learn the origins, history and stories of Italy’s wines, regions and foods while you taste through the authentic flavors of the best small, artisan producers of Italy.

  • Pricing & Booking
    • Dinner with Beverages - Cost for 5:30pm - $76.00 per person
    • Dinner with Beverages - Cost for 8:00pm - $82.00 per person

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Dinner Cost for 5:30pm - $76.00 per person / Dinner Cost for 8:00pm - $82.00 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 4 Hours

Type Of Service: Taste of Testaccio Food Walking Tour

Known to locals as the “heart of Rome”, Testaccio is the city’s original foodie neighborhood and where Roman cuisine was born. Our guided 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighborhood where people live, eat and shop.

You’ll get to escape the crowds and really get a glimpse of daily life while tasting the best of what the city has to offer. You’ll visit our local market and meet the vendors who have been there for generations, and taste the most delicious pasta you’ve ever had. You’ll also be sampling everything from classic Italian dishes to a typical Roman street food snack. Along the way, your local guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome’s culture and history, while exploring the city’s most fascinating offbeat landmarks. There is no better way to really live like a local than on our Taste of Testaccio Food Tour.

Things to Know:

  • Start the day the Italian way at a local bakery
  • Sample Italian cheeses, prosciutto, salami and even olive oil e
  • Savor Rome’s 3 most famous pasta dishes with wine at Flavio al Velavevodetto
  • Experience real Roman street food – supplì (fried risotto ball)
  • Visit Rome’s Pyramid of Cestius and learn about ancient Rome’s oldest food neighborhood
  • Make your own bruschetta and try real buffalo mozzarella at the famous Testaccio Market
  • Become a gelato–tasting expert by learning how to spot the fake stuff from the real thing
  • We recommend comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • If rain is in the forecast, bring an umbrella as this tour will be outside the majority of the time
  • Meeting point location – more details are given upon booking
  • At the end of the food tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or give you walking directions
  • Tour is offered Monday - Saturday year round (closed for 2 weeks in August)
  • Tour times are at 10:30am and 11:15am
  • Private Food Tours offered - please inquire

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 4 Hours
  • Highlights

    Known to locals as the “heart of Rome”, Testaccio is the city’s original foodie neighborhood and where Roman cuisine was born. Our guided 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighborhood where people live, eat and shop.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $105 per person/adult & $85.00 for youth 13-17 years of age which includes food tastings and beverages.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase).

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $105 per person/adult & $85.00 for youth 13-17 years of age
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 3.5 hours

Type Of Service: Vatican Neighborhood Evening Food Tour – The Best Places to Eat near the Vatican – small group tour

Explore the best places to eat near the Vatican on our Vatican Neighborhood Evening Food Tour. Sample delicious Roman food, Italian wine and eat dinner at one of the best authentic trattorias in Rome. Includes gelato (of course!).

Visiting the Vatican Museums is an excellent way to work up an appetite. After soaking in all that culture, art and history, figuring out where the best places to eat near Vatican City is a challenge. Don’t get tricked into eating at overpriced tourist trap restaurants, explore the Vatican neighborhood with a local foodie guide by your side! Each neighborhood in Rome has its own local institutions, family-run trattorias and sometimes their own local dishes. The Vatican neighborhood is no exception. 

 The areas surrounding the Vatican are what we call the Vatican neighborhood, and the area is full of amazing food. If eating the best local food is as important to you as visiting the Sistine Chapel, this is the best Vatican tour for you. As you take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque side streets, your guide will not only feed your belly with local favorites, but also your soul with fun-facts and stories that connect the food to the Vatican City State.

 Food and the Vatican State - If you know the history of the Popes, you know that many of them loved their grub! In 2015, Pope Francis went on a diet because he was gaining too much weight. He blamed it on the amount of delicious pasta he'd been eating since moving from Argentina to Italy - and who could blame him?

 The Best Pizza in the Vatican Neighborhood - It's impossible to come to Italy and not eat pizza. One thing that Pope Francis says he misses the most, is watching football and eating pizza. Try some Roman pizza or "pizza al taglio" on one of our first stops. Meet the masters behind the food and learn why they not only consider their food the best pizza in the Vatican neighborhood, but also the best pizza in Rome! 

 Cured Meats, Cheese and Wine - The first stop on our Vatican Neighborhood Food Tour is a hole-in-the-wall “prosciutteria”. This spot is a great go-to if you're staying in the area and want to bring a picnic along with you on a day trip. The Roman Guy loves wine, so we incorporated a small wine tasting experience into our food tour. 

 Our local wine enthusiasts will introduce you to two special wines and help you open up your palate to distinguish the different wines produced in Italy. Don't forget the names of the ones you like, you can always visit the place again during your vacation and pick up a bottle (or three!).  With a glass of wine in hand, learn about a variety of Italian cured meats & cheeses. 

 Rome Best Street Food - If you're a fan of "Italian" food, you've probably heard of arancini. These delicious balls of rice are stuffed and coated in breadcrumbs before being fried. The arancino (or arancini in plural) is typical in Sicily, but in Rome, we have our own version. Learn the difference between Sicilian arancini and Roman rice meatball and how the two destinations battle for the best rice snacks in Italy. 

 The Best Restaurant near the Vatican - After eating your way through the Vatican neighborhood, arrive at our all-time favorite Trattoria in Rome. The family who owns and operates this place are local celebrities. We'll sit down for hearty Roman dinner with lots of pasta, seasonal antipasto and even more wine. As you chow down, your guide will explain the history and origin of each dish, plus what ingredients it uses and how to make it yourself

 Best Gelato Near Vatican City - Italians eat gelato year-round. In hot Rome summers, the dessert is an excellent way to cool off. During the rest of the year, it is simply too good to pass up! At this gelateria, you won’t find additives, false colors or powdered flavorings. Everything here is made with 100% fresh produce, with many different flavors. 

Things to Know:

  • Explore the best places to eat near the Vatican on our Vatican Neighborhood Evening Food Tour.
  • Sample delicious Roman food, Italian wine and eat dinner at one of the best authentic trattorias in Rome. Includes gelato
  • Tour offered Monday – Saturday
  • Tour time is 5:30pm / Tour check-in at 5:15pm
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Meeting point location: At the water fountain in the Piazza del Catalone on Borgo Pio. Your guide will be there holding a sign – more details upon booking

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Highlights

    Explore the best places to eat near the Vatican on our Vatican Neighborhood Evening Food Tour. Sample delicious Roman supplì, Italian wine and eat dinner at one of the best authentic trattorias in Rome. Includes gelato.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Cost of this tour is $109.00
    The prices listed above are an
     estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $109 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 3.5 hours

Type of Service: The Original Crypts and Catacombs Tour - small group tour

Your tour starts at one of the Roman Catacombs, the Eternal City’s underground burial chambers where long winding passages unfold millennia of history among tombs and inventive handmade memorials, taking you to a time when Christianity was considered a simple cult whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs.

Then it’s on to Basilica San Clemente where the sound of running water drove one clergyman to dig his way through the floor tiles. What he discovered were 'wedding cake' layers of history piled on top of each other so that visitors today climb down to a 4th century church, the 2nd century remains of a Mithraic temple and finally ruins that date back to the Great Fire under the reign of Nero in 64 AD. You'll even see the working aqueduct that led to the excavations in the first place. With ruins reaching nearly 60 feet deep, it makes you wonder what lies beneath the rest of Rome.

Your journey through the centuries ends with a bang at perhaps the most memorable sites – the Capuchin Crypt and Museum. Here the remains of 4,000 Capuchin monks literally rest in pieces. Their remains have been used to decorate the underground crypt with vertebrae chandeliers, real-life skulls and cross-bones and robe-clad skeletons leering from the walls. Morbid fascination or respectful art? You’ll be the judge of that.

Much of what Rome has to offer is buried underground and through this tour – the only tour that takes you to crypts and catacombs from different historical eras in locations across the city – you can discover the true underside of Rome.

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered every day at 2:30pm /Tour check-in by 2:15pm
  • Visit the eerie Capuchin Crypt also known as the 'Bone Chapel', the ancient Roman Catacombs and San Clemente Basilica - the 'Lasagne Church', where you descend from the 12th century to the 1st
  • With transport and all costs included, you'll be able to relax and enjoy your expert, English-speaking guide
  • Traveling in groups of 20 or less, your guide will have time to answer all your questions
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes - (no heels, boots or flip-flops)
  • Entrance to churches require a strict dress code for men and women – knees and shoulders must be covered (no shorts or sleeveless tops)
  • Meeting Point Location:  In Piazza Barberini, at the Tritone fountain located at center of the square – map and more details available upon booking
  • Please arrive at the specified meeting point ready for a prompt departure
  • Please note that the Crypts and Catacombs are located in small, dark areas, with narrow paths and low ceilings. As the venues are underground there are no windows. We do not recommend this tour if you are claustrophobic.

Sites Visited

  • Catacombs of Domitilla, San Callisto or San Sebastiano
  • The Basilica of San Clemente
  • The Capuchin Crypt and Museum

 

  

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Highlights

     Join our Rome Crypts and Catacombs Tour and descend deeper into the unusual history of Rome, far below its busy streets and towering monuments to the concealed side of this ancient city. The itinerary includes three unforgettable stops with one thing in common – they are some of the most uncommon and mysterious sites the Eternal City has to offer.

     

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Pricing & Booking

     $92.00 per person. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $92 Per Person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

 Duration: 12 hours

Type of Service: Full Day Pompeii Tour from Rome with Mt. Vesuvius Volcano - small group tour

Discover Pompeii and the still-active volcano that brought the bustling Roman city to its terrible end on this exclusive day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Explore the city of Pompeii with an expert, English-speaking guide who will help you make the most of your time here. In 1.5 hours, you’ll see the most fascinating sites of the city, from plaster death casts to Pompeii’s fast food joints and streets cut out by carriage wheels 2,000 years ago. Visiting on a day trip, it’s impossible to walk all of Pompeii, but our carefully-planned route means you’ll see the best of it, with the most representative and well-preserved buildings it has to offer.

During our time in Pompeii group sizes will be limited to 25 people or less with headsets for every visitor, so your guide will be easy to hear and interact with. Like all tour operators, we use official, licensed Pompeii guides for this section of our tour. However, as is the case with our own staff, these guides are carefully chosen by us. We constantly evaluate Pompeii guides and ask for feedback from every customer to ensure that we only use the most talented and knowledgeable in their pool.

Another high point of our tour comes when we climb to the ridge of the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. This destructive force, which buried Pompeii in 79 AD, is to this day considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people who live around its base. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano and are visible on the winding road up to the top – where you will take in incredible views over the Bay of Naples and its islands below.

During the winter season (November 20th - March 31st) and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples instead. Here you’ll see a fantastic array of artifacts, mosaics, statues and artwork excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum – the perfect way to complement a visit to the ruins.

With transport to and from Rome included on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, an expert, English-speaking tour leader to accompany you for the day and traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch, you won’t have to worry about anything but what you came to see. Take the extra time to reflect on one of Italy’s most fascinating sights – a city buried that was buried for thousands of years before being rediscovered 'frozen' in time.

Things to Know:

  • Tour offered daily based on availability
  • Tour Check-In at 7:15am / Tour departs at 7:30am
  • English-speaking tour leader for the day
  • Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii
  • Groups no larger than 25 people during the guided tour of Pompeii
  • Round-trip transport from Rome in private, air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket and reservation fees for Pompeii
  • Traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch
  • Entry ticket to Mt. Vesuvius (April 1st - November 19th) or National Archeological Museum of Naples (November 20th - March 31st).
  • Headsets in Pompeii so you can always hear your guide
  • Meeting point location: Piazza del Popolo (more details and map provided upon booking)
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes (no heels, boots or flip-flops)

 

  

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome to Pompeii and Vesuvius
  • Duration 12 Hours
  • Highlights

    Explore the captivating ruins of Pompeii to uncover the secrets of this Roman port city, buried under ash and rubble during the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow your expert guide inside ancient homes, baths and more for a snapshot of daily life nearly 2,000 years ago, followed by a Neapolitan pizza lunch, and a visit to the volcano that caused it all.

     

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Pricing & Booking

     $155.00 per person for a full day tour to Pompeii, Vesuvius to include lunch, and transportation. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $155 Per Person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 12 hours

Type of Service: Full Day VIP Pompeii and Sorrento Tour from Rome - small group tour

 One-of-a-Kind Tour to Pompeii and Sorrento - This is the only tour offered from Rome with both the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii and the beautiful seaside town of Sorrento by air-conditioned high-speed train. With your expert English-speaking guide, the sites are brought to life through vibrant and entertaining commentary about the rich histories and interesting facts and stories that only a local would know.

2-Hour Tour of Pompeii Ruins Including Newly Opened Domus - Enjoy a fully-guided 2-hour tour of the ruins where time has stood still. Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring archeological marvels. The tragic fossilization of Roman aristocrats and common villagers, their dreadful demise was preserved in ash and pumice when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. See how they lived, and ultimately died, while simultaneously marveling at the multicolored mosaics and frescos still lining the newly-opened Domus (homes of the ancient city’s most influential people).

See the Sea at the Bay of Naples - After your Pompeii experience we’ll take s short break for coffee and perusing the wares of local vendors and artisans. Next, we head towards Sorrento overlooking the intensely indigo waters of the Bay of Naples. A quick stop at the most picturesque precipice for a postcard-worthy photo op and on to the seaside city.

Sorrento, Land of Limoncello - As the preferred vacation spot of Roman Emperors and Italy’s most elite, Sorrento is as rich in beauty as it is in history. Enjoy the tart taste of Limoncello, the lemony liqueur which was first created here, and learn how the south’s most succulent spirit is produced from local ingredients in one of Sorrento’s oldest shops. Have time to continue to explore the town on your own with recommendations on the best sights to see, shops to visit and cafés to check out before we head back to Rome in the late afternoon.

Things to Know:

  • The only tour combining Pompeii and Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, from Rome by high-speed train
  • Skip-the-line access bypasses long lines and crowded public transportation
  • 2-hour tour of Pompeii ruins including newly opened Domus (ancient homes of influential people)
  • High-speed train tickets included
  • Small group tour of 15 people or less
  • Tour is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Tour begins at 7:15am / Tour check-in at 7:00am
  • Meeting point location: Central Rome - more details provided upon booking
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City SorrentoPompeii
  • Duration 12 Hours
  • Highlights

    Visit the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii and enjoy a quiet quintessential Italian afternoon in Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast - day trip from Rome

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Pricing & Booking

    $284.00 per person to include registration fees, skip the line admission, transportation and lunch. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). 

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $284 Per Person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours
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