After our city was shut-down to handle the covid-19 pandemic, we are finally welcoming visitors to the Eternal City again!
We can’t wait to show you around, so checkout our run down on the tours available now.
Like the rest of Italy and the world, Rome was bought to its knees by the coronavirus pandemic. All travel plans were put on hold and our normally bustling city was a ghost town. With summer in full swing, restrictions easing and travel back on the agenda, we are excited to be welcoming travellers again to the Eternal City.
Of course things haven’t just snapped back to the way they were and the coronavirus is still a threat around the world. With that in mind, we have made some changes to our tours around the country. Masks are compulsory on all tours, and travellers are required to bring their own to wear. Earphones are now single use, or you can bring your own. Strict hygiene practices are in place, and you may have your temperature checked before the tour starts. The safety of our travellers, staff and partners is our number one priority and we appreciate your cooperation in managing these new requirements.
Tours may be running a reduced schedule and capacity, so book early to avoid disappointment. We recommend being flexible with your travel dates where possible, in case we need to make any changes. These are difficult and uncertain times and while we are trying our best to ensure tours run as normal.
The Colosseum stands proud in the centre of Rome, a constant reminder of the power and wealth of the Ancient Roman Empire. While it may have suffered over the years as building materials were looted for new projects, much of it remains as it was 2000 years ago when spectators filled the arena to be entertained by bloody sports. Taking a tour inside is a chance to walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors, as you wander around the incredible site and listen to the stories of Ancient Rome.
After your guide has shared with you fascinating anecdotes of the history of the Colosseum, you will walk along the Via Sacra and into former centre of Ancient Roman daily life. The Roman Forum is where the Ancient Romans held their markets, went to church and engaged in political life. Millenia later, we can wander those same streets and take in the astonishing remains of palaces, temples and municipal buildings. Your guide here will deepen your knowledge of Roman life, bringing to life the ancient ruins you see around you.
The Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour is currently available in the afternoon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It includes your Skip the Line tickets for fast access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
The Vatican and Colosseum are two must-visit attractions in Rome, and no trip to the Eternal City is complete without visiting both. Tick both highlights off your list in one day with the Rome Day Tour with Colosseum and Vatican. You will spend the morning exploring the extensive collection of priceless artworks at the Vatican museum. Admire exceptional works including the Raphael’s Rooms, the Room of Maps and Laocoön and His Sons, before heading to marvel at some of the most famous frescoes in the world in the Sistine Chapel. The final stop before lunch is the St Peters Basilica, to wander through the impressive church and admire the stunning artworks within.
For lunch you will have time to grab a traditional Roman lunch and explore the city at your own pace before meeting your guide again for the afternoon portion of the tour. Meeting at the famous Arch of Constantine, you will explore the Colosseum and the ruins of the Roman Forum with your knowledgeable local guide, for some fascinating insight into the life of the Ancient Romans.
This tour is currently available Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The tour is operating with a reduced capacity (maximum of 15 travellers), so book early to avoid missing out.
Beyond the Colosseum and the Vatican, Rome has a multitude of fountains, squares, churches and ancient monuments worth exploring within the city. Getting lost as you wander the cobblestone streets is an excellent way to discover the hidden treasures of the city, but for a fascinating insight into the history and stories behind the monuments, you can’t go past the Historical Rome Walking Tour. On this tour, you will take in highlights including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and more, and gain a deep understanding of the history of the city with your local guide.
Meeting your guide in the morning, you will wander the charming Roman streets to take in the sights and smells of the city as locals bustle about their daily life. As you head to important historical monuments including the Pantheon and Spanish Steps, your guide will offer you fascinating anecdotes about Roman history and Italian culture. It’s an engaging way to see how history has shaped the city into the vibrant metropolis it is today.
This tour is available now on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
During the Renaissance and for centuries after, the church was a powerful patron of the arts, commissioning countless works by the best artists of the time. The result is an extensive art collection containing some of the world’s best-known paintings, sculptures and more housed within the Vatican Museums. Our tours to the Vatican will take you through the vast collection of galleries, showing you the highlights and offering you insights into the most important works.
While you would need a lifetime to admire the 20 000 works on display, not to mention the 50 000 in storage, several rooms contain unmissable pieces that you will see on tour. Raphael’s Rooms, the former papal apartments, contain a series of incredible frescoes by the artists including the famous School of Athens. Around the same time, Michelangelo was painting the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, including the iconic Creation of Adam, which you will also visit on the tour. Decades later, Michelangelo decorated the wall behind the alter with the astounding Last Judgement. Finally, the tour will visit St Peters Basilica, the impressive church of Vatican City and home to incredible works including Bernini’s Baldachin and Michelangelo’s Pietà.
This tour is currently available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (mornings) and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (afternoon). The tour includes your Skip the Line Tickets to the Vatican Museums and St Peters Basilica.
If these tours are not quite what you are after, or you just prefer a more bespoke experience, private tours are available now to most attractions. Whether you want to visit somewhere that is not available in our group tours, or you want to visit at a time they isn’t available, we can arrange a private tour to suit you. Private tours offer you more flexibility and a more personalised experience, making your visit even more memorable. Get in touch if you are interested in a private tour and we can arrange a quote for you.
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