We've said it numerous times, guided tours are the best ways to discover a city. You learn so much in a short time with an expert guide at your side. And there are all kinds of tours to choose from, to suit your taste, budget, and interests. For instance, we love Rome bike tours.
In this article, however, we're going to be talking about less specialized Rome Italy tours. There's a hop-on-hop-off bus tour that lets you go at your own pace. There's a driving tour and there's a walking tour. Perhaps our favourite of these, though, is the 3-hour private sightseeing tour of Rome. We love being driven around in a luxury vehicle while our own private guide tells us all about the city!
As the saying goes, when in Rome take a city tour in a luxury vehicle. (At least that's how we remember the saying!) We like this tour because it takes you past all the major attractions, and reserves time for you to get out and explore most of them. It's especially attractive on hot summer days because you can hop back into the comfortable air-conditioned interior between sights.
Speaking of the heat, your guide makes sure to leave time to stop at his favourite gelateria for a cooling treat. Tours last 3 hours and there are morning, afternoon, and evening departures. If your party is 5 or more the driver will meet you at your hotel. Maximum group size is 7.
We love to grab passes for the hop-on hop-off buses. You can go at your own speed, stay as long as you like at any attractions, and you can get on and off as often as you like. This bus tour has nine stops that get you to the most iconic sights in Rome.
There are bus stops at the Colosseum, at the train station, at the Circus Maximus, the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, and more. Explore as long as you like and, when you want to rest your feet, hop back on board until you see something else that grabs your attention. What we like about this bus option is that you can choose from 1 or 2 or 3 day unlimited passes. There's special children pricing and kids 5 and under ride for free!
This 4-hour morning tour covers the best of Rome including all the important ancient Roman remains. Start off at the Colosseum where you have priority access, skipping past the long lines of unprepared tourists (luckily, you listened to us!). A great guide is essential, and that's who leads your group. "A very well informed guide and the pace was perfect," a recent visitor said in a 5-star review.
You see the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, stroll through Rome's most lovely neighbourhoods, stop in Piazza Navona, and much more. It's really a morning well spent, especially for first-time vistiors.
When we're in a magnificent and historical city like Rome, we like to treat ourselves a little extra special. If you're at all like us, then you appreciate the comfort and attention you get in private tours, where your expert driver/guide shows you the best of the city from the comfortable seats of a Mercedes E-Class or luxury minivan (depending on your group size).
This private tour of Rome starts at the door of your hotel, where your driver is waiting for you. He whisks you around the city while you ride in comfort. You visit all the best stuff, of course, seeing the astounding art and architecture from the Roman period and the Baroque period. Tour accommodates 1 to 6 persons.