Duration: Three Hours
Type Of Service: Best of Rome Driving and Walking Tour - small group tour
Do you want to see the Best of Rome without getting hot and tired, especially during June and July? Walking around in the heat can slow you and your family down quickly. On this Rome city tour, we use air-conditioned vehicles to keep you cool during the hot summer months! A true VIP tour with a maximum of 7 visitors in each vehicle. This tour goes to some of the main attractions in Rome by foot as well as many places that are too far to reach by foot, in the comfort of a climate-controlled luxury vehicle.
Rome Walking Tour (1.5 hours) - The first hour of the tour is by foot to make sure you get the most out of the main attractions that are closely located to one another in the center of the city. During this section of the tour, you'll avoid the city center traffic as you stroll at a relaxed pace along Rome's side streets, with a gelato in hand.
Rome Tour with Air-Conditioned Vehicle (2 hours)- This city tour keeps you comfortable as you sightsee in Rome! Rome was built on 7 hills after all, so we don't expect you to conquer the whole city by foot! This is one of the best Rome guided tours to go on, as you will have a professional local driver keeping his eyes on the road and navigating you through the streets and a local expert guide introducing you to the wonders of Rome. You will be in safe and knowledgeable hands as you explore the rest of the city by car! You will get out of the vehicle at many attractions to explore with our expert guides.
What You'll See on this Best of Rome experience! - Rome city sightseeing is packed full with historically significant buildings, impressive works of art, fountains and hilltops with panoramic views. Many visitors to Rome take two or three vacations to see all the big sights, never mind Rome's hidden gems.
You'll visit a statue by the famed sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and moment later you'll walk inside a church to be confronted by a statue carved by the legend Michelangelo. Hear stories of the surrounding neighborhood that was plagued by flooding. Even see marks etched on the outside of a famous church to show record flood levels! This is all in just 15 minutes of the tour!
As well as these hidden gems, hand-picked by our Italy Travel Experts as Rome's "Must-See, Yet Unknown" places, you'll also hop out the car to see some of the most famous attractions in Rome. You'll visit the Pantheon and hear the mysteries surrounding this famous building. Walk inside and see the dome that paved the way for all future domes and get a full explanation by your local guide.
Next, you'll stop at Piazza Navona and get some gelato on the way! Your local guide will explain the circus that lies beneath one of Rome's most beautiful piazzas as you admire the fountain that makes an appearance in Dan Brown's Angels & Demons. See yet another amazing sculpture built by Bernini and hear wives’ tales about two feuding artists.
After Piazza Navona you'll hope back into the car and head in the direction of the Capitoline Hill to see a breathtaking view of the Roman Forum. You'll also see a staircase designed by Michelangelo and the statue of Marcus Aurelias.
We'll drive by the Circus Maximus on the way to the Aventine Hill. You'll see an ancient Basilica located next to the Orange Groves and one of Rome's best and least accessible viewpoints.
Our final destinations will be the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. You'll have plenty of time to get out at the Trevi Fountain to hear the story behind this iconic symbol of Rome, take plenty of photos and throw your coins into the fountain. Our tour will end atop the Spanish Steps. You can walk to get food or a drink after your tour. Be sure to ask your guide where the best places to go in the area are!
During this tour, you'll also drive by Campo de Fiori market, Piazza Venezia, the Greek Ghetto and other attractions.
These Rome guided tours in English are perfect for travelers who want to see the main sites but don't want to be tired out by the heat and who want to get off the beaten path and see some sites that are difficult to reach by foot. Our expert local guides will bring the sites to life with stories and history that will enrich your experience!
Things to Know:
- The Best of Rome City Driving Tour is a great no-stress, all-fun way to see Rome!
- Small group tour of 7 people in luxury air-conditioned van
- Tour includes 1.5 hours of walking and 2 hours with air-conditioned vehicle
- Due to traffic regulations, all children must be seated. Car seats available upon request.
- Tour offered daily 7 days @ week from February – November, based on availability
- Tour time is 3:30pm – must sign in 15 minutes prior to tour time
- Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
- Meeting point location: Near the Pantheon – more details are provided upon booking