By now you know that we're really big on tours and other activities led by an expert guide. Not only do you see more, learn a lot, and get to places that most tourists don't know about, but someone else does all the planning work for you. What's not to like!
That's why we love the private tours we talk about in this article. You have the full attention of your guide, for very personal service, and you have the opportunity to vary things as you go. And when you combine the exclusivity of a private tour with the best of Italian food… well, we're already drooling over The 10 Tastings Private Tour!
Rome is a food-lover paradise, so it's no wonder we're excited about this private walking tour that's a sort of moveable feast! Your local food expert guide leads you to the best spots in the city for authentic gelato, pizza bianca, cannoli, suppli (those delicious Italian rice balls), and much more.
Of course, since it all takes place in Rome, your route can't help buty take you past the highlights of the city. You start out at the Campo de'Fiori food market and it just gets better and better from there. Tours can accommodate your group size, from just one to five or more. Buon appetito!
I can say that I discovered Rome through this food tour. My guide was excellent and very well informed. He offered good local insights and tips as well as a friendly company. Everybody should try the chocolate and the pizza. I highly recommend this tour."
– 5-Star Review
One of the best things about being in a vibrant city like Rome is getting a real feeling for how the city works. Where do people live, eat, and play? What are the places Romans love the best, and visit on an everyday basis? In other words, what makes Rome Rome?
This intriguing new private tour introduces you to the Rome of daily life. You discover how one quartiere differs from another. You find out how to spot the "authentic" restaurants where locals actually eat. Want to know how to use the bus system? The Metro? How and, most importantly when, to order a cappuccino? This tour leaves you feeling like an insider, and we love that!
Of course you're also going to want to see the monuments and sights Rome is famous for. They are very popular and, hence, often quite crowded. That's where a private tour comes in handy. This private tour of the Colosseum gets you not only an expert guide, but also priority entrance.
As you walk past the long line of tourists (who didn't listen to our advice!) you'll be glad you have your skip-the-line-tickets in hand. Inside, the knowledgeable guide's description of the Colosseum and its history makes your visit that much more fulfilling.
Rome has been around for a long time (if you consider 30 centuries a long time) and so it's full of hidden quartieres that most visitors will never see. We always enjoy activities like this one — a comfortable ride to those hidden places in a luxury Mercedes with a local guide who really knows his city.
You know about Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, but did you know about the fantasy district of Coppedè Quartiere and its fairy cottages? Or the charming Monteverde neighborhood? Or San Pietro in Montorio with frescoes by Vasari? Neither did we. This tour is another way of feeling like a Rome insider and going deep into the city.
The tour was perfect. The Mercedes was very comfortable [with] the best guide I have ever had. He speaks English very well, and is very knowledgeable about Rome. He took me to places that I wanted to know but had not seen before: Coppede, Villa Torlonia, the Gianicoo, San Pietro in Montorio, explaining the history of each attraction when we were there. I have been to Rome about twenty times, and this tour was one of the best Roman experiences that I have ever had. Thank you."
– 5-Star Review