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Duration: Three Hours

Type Of Service: Trastevere for Foodies Walking and Market Tour - small group tour

Trastevere for Foodies is a delight for the true foodie looking to get a real flavor of Roman life, through our food! With its narrow cobblestone streets and laneways, Trastevere is the most picturesque Roman neighborhood and one you need to visit during your stay. During the day, it’s like a small village with timeless and artisan shops serving the same local families for generations – many of which we’ll visit together, tasting the amazing food and exploring these local spots along the way.

On this 4-hour guided walking food tour, we visit the colorful outdoor food market and meet some of the stallholders who have been selling their produce there for generations. You’ll also visit local food stores and talk to the wonderful families working hard to preserve Roman food traditions. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day living like a true local!

Things to Know:

  • Sample fresh ingredients at one of Rome's most historic outdoor food markets
  • Meet a local family who has been selling meats and cheeses at their famous deli
  • Taste delicious amatriciana and cacio e pepe pastas with wine and fresh bread at a local osteria
  • Meet a neighborhood pastry chef and taste her specialties of the day in the bakery
  • Get information and enjoy Rome's most popular gelato shop
  • Visit Rome's best biscotti shop 
  • 12 individual food tastings
  • Detailed information on how to arrive at the meeting point will be provided at time of booking
  • Tour offered Monday - Saturday (tour is not available during the month of August)
  • Tour times are 10:45am and 11:30am / 4-hour small group tour of 12 people or less
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

 

 

Additional Info

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

    Foodie Walking Tour of Speciality Shops and Outdoor Market, you will not only discover the history of Rome and its culinary traditions: you will actually taste the local food!

  • Pricing & Booking

    Cost of this private 4-hour tour with tasting fees is $112.00
    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 the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 $112 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Type Of Service: Rome Foodie Tour - small group tour

Rome is filled with plenty of authentic and delicious restaurants - We highly recommend our food tour so you can take the guesswork out of your stay and ensure your taste some authentic eats in Rome. On this tour, we'll choose the restaurants and the food!  All you have to do is follow your local English-speaking guide from location to location while they entertain you with anecdotes about local Roman cuisine.

 The Food Tour in Rome is an excellent way to see Rome's foodie neighborhoods. You will start in the area around the famous Campo de' Fiori where you'll be shown some amazing places.  Your Roman food tour begins with a glass of Italian Prosecco or wine, after which you'll learn the true meaning of “Aperitivo”.
 
The Italian culinary exploration will continue across the Ponte Sisto bridge into Trastevere, a popular Roman neighborhood. This foodie neighborhood is home to hundreds of outstanding Roman restaurants, where you will experience you a myriad of meats & cheeses, pizza, and local Roman pasta dishes. 
 
Among many other stops, you'll visit a farm-to-table "Aperitivo" spot serving amazing finger foods that will delight the senses. You'll also visit a Roman "Pizza al Taglio" shop where you'll see how they cut and weigh pizza for purchase. Even a sit down Roman restaurant acclaimed for it's Authentic Roman Cuisine in an outdoor seating in a beautiful piazza. 
 
This particular Italian food tour focuses on the enjoyment of a typical Italian, or Roman dinner. As you learn about Italian art and history on this walking tour you will definitely work up an appetite.  There are light walks between each popular Roman food stop as you fill up on exceptional Italian food & drink!  After your food tasting/meals, your tour will end with an exceptional refreshing dessert.  A day of food and fun; put on your comfortable walking shoes and an empty stomach! 
A day of food and fun; put on your comfortable walking shoes and come with an empty stomach! 
 
Things to know:
  • Guided food walking tour of Rome with English-speaking guide
  • Small-group walking tour with 10 people or less
  • At least 6 stops with 8 tastings
  • At least 3 glasses of wine
  • The cost of food and tastings included in tour price
  • Learn about local history and culture on this walking tour
  • Learn about all the great places to eat
  • Hear Roman recipes and meet the owners of your tour local establishments
  • Enjoy a variety of local food including pizza, pasta, bread, cheese, salami, gelato and more
  • Toured offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Tour begins at 5:30 PM
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Meeting Point:  – (Piazza Farnese - by the fountain) more details upon booking

 

 

Additional Info

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

    On this 3.5-hour small group tour, you'll be taken to visit some favorite eateries, trattoria's and gelato parlors in Rome to sample some traditional and historically significant Roman and Italian dishes. Your group's local food expert will lead the way as they explain each of the six destinations.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this food tour is $105.00 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.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 105.00 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 8.5 hours

Type of Service:  Day trip from Sorrento to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour – small group tour

Pompeii and Vesuvius tour is the best option for travelers who plan to visit these famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites from Sorrento. Unlike other tour operators, we include all the entrance fees to Pompeii and the Vesuvius, as well as a skip the line access, carefully selected local expert guides and a delicious Neapolitan pizza lunch!

You’ll be whisked away directly from Sorrento by private, air-conditioned local bus to Pompeii where you’ll meet your official, licensed Pompeii tour guide. Traveling in groups of only 25 people or less, you’ll explore examples of every building in Pompeii – from homes to bathhouses, fast food stores to outdoor theaters.

We’ve selected the most entertaining and knowledgeable local tour guides to ensure that your Pompeii visit is as enjoyable as it is memorable.  Follow your guide as they recreate the hustle and bustle of this once-busy port town, explaining what each building was used for, where families ate their meals, did laundry and socialized – and where sailors went when they docked. They’ll recreate for you the final days of Pompeii as you examine the harrowing death casts scattered around these ruins at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius.

Your Pompeii day trip doesn’t end here, however. We’ll drive a short way to perhaps the most dangerous volcano in the world – a title held for the 3 million people living around its base today. Just over a half-mile hike up Mt. Vesuvius from the parking lot below the crater offers the most stunning view of the Bay of Naples below and a taste of the utter devastation it must have caused when it exploded in 79 AD, literally wiping Pompeii off the map for 1,500 years.

Our Pompeii Day Trip from Rome includes an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch and round-trip transport from Sorrento so, you can relax and enjoy your Pompeii day trip without worrying about the ins and outs of cross-country travel.

Things to Know:

  • Enjoy insider knowledge about Pompeii, a world-famous archaeological site
  • Visit the most iconic ruins within Pompeii as well as the lesser-known gems
  • Witness the incredible views over the Bay of Naples from Mount Vesuvius
  • Take the optional hike up to the crater
  • Round trip transportation between Sorrento and Pompeii
  • Passionate expert English-speaking guide
  • Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Lunch
  • Guided Tour of Pompeii with 25 or fewer people
  • Audio headsets where necessary so that you don’t miss anything
  • Tour is offered April - October
  • Tour operates on the following days;  Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Tour begins at 8:00am - please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible and recommended for participants with back problems - moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Meeting Point Location:  Piazza Angelina Lauro - more details are given upon booking

Additional Info

  • Region Campania
  • City SorrentoPompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Duration 8.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    On this all-inclusive tour from Sorrento with special skip the line access, explore the fascinating ruins of Pompeii to uncover the day to day lives of Roman society, buried under ash and rubble during the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow your guide into a snapshot of life nearly 2,000 years ago, followed by a Neapolitan pizza lunch, and a visit to the magnificent volcano that caused it all.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $130.00 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). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 $130 Per Person
Published in Other Cities

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Service: Driving Tour of The Great Basilicas of Rome - private tour

Rome is the world center of Catholicism, and some of the most precious religious sites are located here. This tour will allow you to visit these Basilicas and grasp both the spiritual as well as artistic greatness of these sites! 

Visiting Rome, regardless of your religious beliefs, is a chance to experience something out of the ordinary! On this private driving tour, you see all of the most important churches and see the relics they hold. This tour will take you to the remaining 3 of the most prized basilicas in Rome.  With the help of your guide, you will see and hear about the works of art that have graced these sacred walls for centuries. You will learn about the artists who have been inspired by the Biblical stories and the lives of saints and honored to be able to express their talent working for the Popes. With the help of your driver, these locations though distant one from another will be comfortably packed in a half day visit.

St. Paul Outside the Walls -Your journey will first bring you to the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls (San Paolo Fuori le Mura), where the remains of St. Paul the Apostle are believed to be buried.  You will get a chance to see this tomb of incredible value to the Christian world, believed to be placed at the site of the saint's martyrdom.

Arch-Basilica of St. John in Lateran - Many people don't know that the Cathedral of Rome (and the Catholic World) is not St Peter's and is, instead, on the other side of the city! With a guide accompanying you on your journey, you'll explore the first church of the Catholic World! 

Holy Staircase - What's more, next to the cathedral of San Giovanni, you will have a chance to see the Holy Staircase, believed to be very stairs that Christ had climbed on the day of crucifixion, transferred by the Popes from Palace of Pontius Pilat from Jerusalem.

Santa Maria Maggiore - Another important stop will be the Basilica of St Mary Major (Santa Maria Maggiore), where you will be able to see the tomb of the great artist Bernini and find out about the famous legend about the very location of the church! This is also the only one of the 4 great basilicas to be dedicated to Virgin Mary!

St. Peter in Chains - Finally, you will finish at St Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli), where you will see the chains that once bound St. Peter himself while imprisoned by the Roman authorities. Another stunning gem of this church is a statue of Moses, created by the incredible Michelangelo.

Things to Know:

  • This tour will allow you to experience things that very few people will ever have the chance to experience. Your door-to-door service means that you get to sit back and relax during this tour.
  • Visit many sites off the beaten track that are some of Rome's greatest cultural and spiritual points of interest
  • Your driver will pick you up from your hotel if you are at a centrally located hotel. Depending on the location of your hotel, the meeting point location may change
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour days are; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00 am or 2:00 pm based on availability
  • Knees and shoulders for men and women need to be covered when entering or you may be disallowed entry!
  •  We will be entering some of the basilicas during the time of the mass, which means that certain parts of the basilicas will be blocked off for the general public. We will do our best to show you as much as possible inside.
  •  We will visit the Holy Staircase, but there will be no time for climbing the staircase during the tour.
  • This popular tour must be booked 6-8 weeks in advance
  •  Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Info

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

    Visit many sites off the beaten track that are some of Rome's greatest cultural and spiritual points of interest.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this 3-hour private tour with driver/guide is $184.00 per person. Discounts are available for groups of 4-6 people.

    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.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 184.00 Per Person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.5 hours

Type of Service: Best of Rome Evening Walking Tour with Wine & Appetizers - great for first-time visitors to Rome

An intimate tour of 15 people or fewer, see Rome from a different perspective – Enjoy a relaxing walking tour of major sights including the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, among others.  Admire hidden gems and fascinating details of each location that you would have missed on your own. And do it all in a single evening, with each site illuminated gloriously for the occasion.

Your expert local English-speaking guide will bring each step on the cobblestones to life with entertaining and mesmerizing tales of the most interesting historical characters - from Bernini to Galileo, Raphael to Michelangelo. Much easier to navigate than during the overcrowded days, the evening’s streets and sights exude with fascination during this most bewitching time of day.

Enjoy an authentic Italian 'aperitivo', (a traditional evening drink to stimulate your appetite) as the locals do, with a nice glass of wine (or another beverage, as you choose) and an assortment of mouth-watering appetizers in one of Rome’s most charming neighborhood wine bars.

This tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Rome, helping to orient you to the city’s diverse areas. You’ll receive recommendations on great restaurants, quaint neighborhoods, popular nightlife spots, or whatever your interests are, in addition to the sights and stories only your expert local guide would know. But if you’ve been to Rome before, see it from this new perspective that many tourists, including yourselves, may have missed.

Things to Know

  • Enjoy authentic Italian wine and appetizers for an 'aperitivo' (a traditional Italian evening drink to stimulate your appetite) in one of Rome’s most charming venues
  • See some of Rome’s most famous sights including the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and others, as they share the tales of the past and present
  • Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of Rome after dark on this evening walking tour
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour is offered on the following days; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Tour is offered at 7:30 pm (1930)
  • Small group tour with 15 people or less
  • Aperitivo (1 glass of wine/drink and some typical Italian appetizers)
  • Expert, English-speaking local guide
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Meeting location - Piazza di Spagna (more details are given upon booking)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Info

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

    Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of Rome after dark on this evening walking tour. With a guide, stroll around the city’s historical center where you’ll enjoy an aperitivo, the Italian tradition of wine and appetizers.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this 2.5 walking tour with wine and appetizers is $64.00 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.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 64.00 Per Person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 6.5 hours

Type of Service: Pope's Summer Residence outside of Rome - Castel Gandolfo Tour with Lunch

The Full Castel Gandolfo Experience - Embark on a journey of discovery to this amazing Vatican getaway just 15 miles south of Rome in the verdant Alban Hills, where you will be treated to a guided visit of the Papal summer residence, including the Apostolic Palace, coveted Private Papal Apartments, and the Barberini Gardens, as well as a once in a lifetime chance to have a buffet lunch on local products from the Pope’s private farm. You’ll even have the chance to buy them yourself, a rare privilege usually reserved for Vatican citizens, foreign dignitaries, or the Pope himself.

Meet your group’s personal Vatican expert in Rome before embarking on the 1-hour bus ride to Castel Gandolfo by private coach. As the city transforms into lush forested hills, you’ll begin to feel the enchantment of this area. Not only is it sealed off from the noise and chaos of Rome, it is also a place where nature amazingly still reigns supreme, a fact that has drawn the Popes here for centuries. Once arrived, you will stand in awe of the natural context that the Papal summer residence stands in, an immense volcanic lake whose crater walls are crowned by the Papal Palace itself.

After a quick coffee and souvenir break in the town, you’ll be handed over to an official Vatican guide for a spectacular 45-minute visit to the Apostolic Palace for an insider’s look at the rare treasures it contains, with the Papal Apartments including his private bedroom, study, and chapel. This 17th-century abode has served as a summer residence to the Popes since Urban VIII chose it for its stunning position and panorama in 1626. Explore this remarkable complex, often referred to as the ‘Second Vatican’, culminating in the breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape from the Papal Terrace, a privilege that may even pale in comparison to the view.

Continue for an hour-long stroll covering the best of the Barberini Gardens, some of the most beautiful in Italy, built over the ruins of Emperor Domitian’s Villa. This Renaissance masterpiece is nothing less than a feast for the senses. Admire the evocative natural and archaeological features of this earthly paradise, including the Magnolia Garden, Path of Roses, with the impressive ruins of the imperial theatre, the ancient ‘crypto-portico’ covered passageway, and more until you reach the Belvedere Gardens with views that sweep to the sea.

Now for the rarest privilege as you’re off to sample products from the Pope’s private farm for a spectacular buffet lunch. Listen to your guide as they describe the rigorously organic products and techniques used for all the food that reaches the Papal table. You’ll then be ready to sit down and enjoy a meal fit for the Pope himself composed of meats, cheeses, bruschetta with oil and tomatoes, salads, fresh produce and more, all produced from the surrounding land and of uncompromising quality. You’ll even have the chance to buy these totally unique products for yourselves.

 Sites Visited on this tour: Pope's Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, Apostolic Palace, Private Apartments, Papal Terrace, Barberini Gardens, Town of Castel Gandolfo

 Things to know:

  • Delight in the rare privilege of discovering the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, recently opened by Pope Francis for a select number of tours. Until a short time ago such a visit would have been impossible, now you'll have the privilege to experience this magical realm, filled with secrets and history.
  • Tour of Apostolic Palace and Barberini Gardens with official Vatican guide
  • Have the privilege to stroll the lush Barberini Gardens, the exclusive private gardens of the Popes
  • Tour of Private Apartments with intimate and holy spaces
  • Free time to explore the town of Castel Gandolfo for a coffee break, shopping for souvenirs or just exploring its narrow alleys and sweeping views with tips and recommendations from your guide.
  • Exclusive buffet lunch with organic products from the Pope's private garden
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Rome by private coach
  • Expert local guide with commentary and insider tips throughout the tour
  • The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo comprise about 55 hectares (11 more than Vatican City) of which 30 make up a garden while 25 are used for farming
  • Groups no larger than 25 people
  • Tour operates May - September and is closed during fall and winter months
  • Tour offered only on Tuesday and Friday
  • Check-in time is 8:15 am
  • Tour departure time is 8:30 am
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Meeting point:  more details are given upon booking
  • After an incredible morning and early afternoon discovering the magic and wonder of Castel Gandolfo, you’ll be back on your private coach for Rome
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
  • Entrance into the Apostolic Palace requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Lazio
  • City Rome
  • Duration 6.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    On this unique and carefully crafted tour, you'll discover the Vatican’s most coveted getaway in Castel Gandolfo just 15 miles south of Rome in the verdant Alban hills, where you will be treated to a guided visit of the Papal summer residence, including the Apostolic Palace and the Barberini Gardens, as well as you'll have a buffet lunch on local products that come directly from the Pope’s private farm.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this tour which includes local expert English-speaking tour guide is $180.00 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.

     Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 180.00 per person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Service: Vatican Tour

Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience - Make sure your Vatican visit is a once-in-a-lifetime experience by booking your own, private guide. Traveling with an expert, English-speaking guide through the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the masterpieces held within the papal palaces. Ask all the questions you want and influence your tour route – with your own private guide the Vatican is your oyster.  Our No Wait Access Private Vatican Tours typically follow a carefully crafted route through the museums, visiting all the highlights of the collection such as the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Laocoon Group sculpture that inspired Michelangelo.

Be amazed as you enter the Sistine Chapel and experience for yourself two of the world’s most famous masterpieces – The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam. With an explanation from your guide, you’ll see things that other visitors never spot – like Michelangelo’s bone-free self-portrait, his message to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again.

Our tour ends with a bang at St. Peter’s Basilica. We enter directly from the Sistine Chapel via a special entrance, skipping the long line outside. Your guide will provide you with a detailed description of the Basilica of the spectacular altar, Michelangelo's famous 'Pietà' and the side chapels that make this the world's largest historic church.

Things to Know:

  • On Your Private Tour - your own dedicated English-speaking tour guide
  • Expert guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica
  • All tickets and reservations fees included in price - tickets must be purchased 10 days in advance
  • Private Tour Times:  10:00am and 2:00pm (3-hour tour)
  • Private Tour Days:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Skip the line tickets 
  • Meeting point:  Near Museum Entrance - more details given upon booking
  • No Tours on Holidays and Sundays
  • On certain Wednesdays, there is a Papal Blessing/Papal Audience and tours may be restricted during the morning hours
  • Entrance into the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Mark's Basilica requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

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  • Semi-Private Tour with 12 people or less
  • Semi-private tours offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – tour time is 8:10 am
  • Cost for the semi-private tour is $118.00 per person.
  • Skip the line admission tickets
  • Small group tours are available for groups less than 20 people
  • Small group tours are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Small group tour times are 8:00am, 8:45am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 2:30pm
  • Small group tour cost is $85.00 per person
  • Skip the line admission tickets
  • Tickets for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica must be bought in advance - tours times based on availability of tickets
  • Entrance into the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Mark's Basilica requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

 

 

Additional Info

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

    Visit the main highlights of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms, plus St. Peter's Basilica.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for three-hour tour to include local expert English-speaking tour guide and skip the line entrance tickets is $400.00 for 2 people.  Small group tours are available for $85.00 per person - Please inquire about small group tours and special discounts for parties of 4 or more to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 400.00 for 2 people
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: Three Hours

Type of Service: ColosseumWalking Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill 

Enjoy an intimate, personalized visit of Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill accompanied by an expert official guide whose love for ancient Rome and extensive background in art, history and/or archaeology will reveal Ancient Rome’s true history and spirit. Experience Rome as never before!

Skip the line into the Roman Empire as you enter the Colosseum, the world’s most famous stadium, where ferocious battles of gladiators and exotic animals entertained the Romans and their Emperors. Your expert guide will provide you with a detailed account of this famous landmark leaving you with a vivid portrait of the world-renowned Colosseum and the gladiatorial games.

Continue onto the Palatine Hill Emperors constructed their palaces overlooking the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the heart of Ancient Rome. Take a step back in time as we guide you through the Roman Empire’s majestic villas and gardens and see first-hand where the Emperors lived, ruled, and became immortal.

Visit the heart of Ancient Rome’s political and commercial center, the Roman Forum, where you will encounter the Temple which houses the altar of Julius Caesar. Stroll along the original paths of the Roman Forum and admire the astonishing remains of the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way”, which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. Surround yourself with majestic temples, awe-inspiring palaces, and magnificent basilicas constructed two thousand years ago!

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and articulate English speaking tour guides will cater specifically to you and make your private visit to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum a unique and unforgettable experience.

Things to Know

  • Learn about Rome's history on this remarkable tour
  • 3-hour tour of Imperial Rome with an expert guide
  • Skip the Line Access at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Private Tour offered 7 days a week
  • Private Tour times are 10:00am and 3:00pm
  • Discounts offered on private Colosseum tours September - May
  • Meeting Point - Colosseo Metro Stop - more details at booking
  • Private Tour Cost:  $250.00 per person

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  • Small group tours available to 25 people or less is $70.00 per person 
  • Small group tour times are 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:00am  and 2:00pm - tour offered 7 days @ week
  • Skip the Line Access, entrance tickets, and reservation fees
  • Audio headsets available 
  • Meeting Point - Colosseo Metro Stop - more details at booking

Additional Info

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

    Visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, we give you a panoramic view of the history of Rome - from its humble beginnings led by Romulus to the glory days of its gladiators.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for a private three-hour tour to include local expert English- speaking tour guide is $466.00 for 2 people.  Small group tour price is $70.00 per person with 20 people or less.

    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.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 Prices Varies for private and small group tours
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.5 hours

Type of Service: Private - Best of Rome Walking Tour

See Rome’s most famous buildings and monuments on a 2.5-hour private relaxing walking tour that’s both as interesting and educational as it is swift. Your expert English-speaking guide will share stories that will make each of these extraordinary sites come to life – from the Trevi Fountain to the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona to the Pantheon, you’ll experience Rome’s historic center like never before.

Because this tour is intimate and private, you’ll be able to ask questions and focus on the sites and details that interest you most. We tailor the experience entirely to you! We begin with the most beautiful Baroque fountain in the world, the Trevi, as you learn the captivating stories behind its construction as well as the famed legend behind tossing a coin into its waters.

We then visit the centerpiece of the Piazza Navona – Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers and its awe-inspiring giant statues. Hear about the fierce sculptor rivalry that ensued during its design and how the creative conflict eventually played out. As you continue on enjoying the Spanish Steps, be enthralled by tales of how they earned their name. Then marvel at the incredible architecture of the Pantheon dome, still standing in its vaulted perfection. Here your guide will loop you into the secret truth about the death of one of Rome’s most famous artists – Raphael.

Your expert, local English-only speaking guide is an expert in art and history. They know the city as only a local would, injecting as much passion into your experience as they have for their hometown. In a short 2.5 hours, you’ll experience everything the center of ancient Rome has to offer – major sites made famous in countless Hollywood films and secret passages and hidden nooks other tours might miss.

Your perfect private tour experience ends with a bit of authentic Italian “dolce far niente” – translated as “the sweetness of doing nothing.” Sit and reminisce the amazement you just experienced over a coffee break including a gelato, or a hot drink, or soft drink and conversation with your guide, ask questions about history and sites you couldn’t get enough of, or simply kick your feet up and relax. This is your tour. This is your Rome. This is entirely your experience. Enjoy it!

Things to know:

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private Tour
  • Visits to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona
  • Coffee break, soft drink or gelato included in tour price
  • Tour offered 7 days @ week
  • Tour begins at 3:30 pm (1530)

 

Additional Info

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

     

    See the best that Rome’s historic center has to offer on a relaxing 2.5-hour walking tour.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private tour is $292.00 based on 2 people.  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.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 $292 for two people
Published in Rome Half Day Tours

Duration: 3.5 hours

Type of Service: Roman Countryside Vineyard Estate Tour & Wine Tasting

A wine tasting tour that transports you from the Eternal City to a tranquil hillside Villa encircled by vineyards and olive groves in the Frascati countryside. Grasp Italy’s essence from the hilltops of the famed Castelli Romani, or 'Roman Castles', as you experience history and enjoy a tour of the senses.

The only wine tour of its kind in Rome – visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. The 200 acres of grapevines surrounding a 17th-century structure and 3rd-century caverns lined with Acacia and French Oak barrels are treasures of one of Italy's oldest and most distinguished noble families, the Pallavicini.

Our expert, English-speaking guide illustrates the local wine-producing methods from antiquity to the modern day and reveals Imperial Rome as the cradle of wine culture, where wine went from a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. This enticing voyage of the senses concludes with a guided wine tasting of a special selection of Pallavicini’s featured white and red wines and fresh pressed olive oil.

Things to know:

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Groups no larger than 25 people during guided tour with air-conditioned coach
  • Scenic drive to Castellini Romani countryside - the Castelli Romani or ‘Roman Castles,’ is the name used for the towns located southeast of Rome’s countryside, immersed in the natural park of the Lazio region. Generally less frequented by tourists, the area is perfect for those looking to escape from the city while exploring the traditions and culinary-gastronomic offerings of the area.
  • Tour a wine estate to learn about the different stages of wine production, from grape to bottle, and hear about the evolution of winemaking techniques through the years. 
  • Explore the famous Principe Pallavicini wine cellar
  • Sample fine wines from the Frascati region during your wine tasting tour
  • Local produce to accompany wine-tasting, such as extra virgin olive oil and fresh-baked breadsticks
  • With all transport and costs included in your tour, you can relax and enjoy your break. You'll have an expert, English-speaking tour coordinator on hand for the duration to keep you entertained and to share interesting tidbits.
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour offered on the following days; Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Tour begins at 3:00 pm (1500)
  • Check in for tour is from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Meeting point location:  Piazza Re di Roma - more details are given upon booking

 

Additional Info

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

    Visit the beautiful Frascati region, home to incredible vineyards and the famous 'Castelli Romani', the Roman Castles, for the perfect half-day break from Rome.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this tour is $75.00 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.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    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 $75.00 Per Person
Published in Rome Half Day Tours
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