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Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

1. Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Try out authentic delicacies as you immerse yourself in the local culture of Rome on a walking tour. Taste unmissable Roman foods such as pizza from a family-run establishment, Supplì (fried mozzarella rice balls), and typical seasonal dishes from Rome’s Jewish Quarter. Meet in Piazza del Biscione before whetting your appetite at a local charcuterie at your first stop. Sample some typical Italian cured meats and some local wine there. Then head off to try Rome's well-known tasty street food, Supplì. Your guide will fill you in on these rice delicacies' 19th-century beginnings and how they earned their name. Next, taste some classic Roman pizza and Menabrea beer at Roscioli, an establishment run by the founder’s grandchildren. After this, you’ll be heading to the Roman Ghetto, Rome’s old Jewish Quarter. Here, sample traditional zucchini flower fritters or carciofi alla giudìa (deep-fried artichokes), depending on what is in season at the time. Finish up the tour with a delicious artisanal gelato at Punto Gelato near Largo di Torre Argentina, the site of four ancient Roman Temples and Pompey’s Theater. Savor the unique northern Italian flavors at a gelateria that featured in Gambero Rosso’s Top 10 list of the best gelato in Rome.  Choose from either a private experience just for your group or a small-group experience. Benefit from personalized insider tips about what to do next in Rome city center after the tour has finished.

Rome: 35-Minute Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

2. Rome: 35-Minute Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

Make your way to the Pantheon to explore the best-preserved monument of ancient Rome. Collect your audio guide at the desk inside the Pantheon to begin learning about its fascinating history. Make use of 15 listening points and a map to locate points of interest inside the basilica. Learn the history of the building and how it later came to be used a church and a mausoleum. The Pantheon, built between 25 and 27 B.C., is the only ancient Roman building that has remained nearly intact through the centuries. Dedicated to all the gods of Pagan Rome, the temple was built by the Emperor Hadrian on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. Classified as a temple, the original use of the Pantheon and how people worshipped there is unknown as the structure is different from other traditional Roman temples, such as the Roman Forum.

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

4. Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass. It’s actually 2 passes rolled into one. Roma Pass grants you free entry to 2 out of 5 top attractions plus discounts at a further 30 top sights and a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will also receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary as well as dedicated itineraries that allow you to explore the city at your own pace. The OMNIA Card includes: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio-guide • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica including multilingual audio-guide app - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) - advanced reservations required (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Vox City Guide app • Open Bus Vatican and Rome / Roma Cristiana The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Borghese Gallery - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Altemps • National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi • National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian • National Gallery in Palazzo Barberini • Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia • Musei Capitolini • Centrale Montemartini • National Museum of Oriental Art • MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma • MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts • Planetarium and astronomical museum Attractions: • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis Roma Cristiana Open Bus Tour. This panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour stops at: 1. Saint Peter's Basilica 2. Piazza Navona 3. Santa Maria ad Martyres Pantheon 4. Santa Maria in Aracoeli 5. Termini Central Station 6. Santa Maria Maggiore 7. San Giovanni - Holy Stairs 8. Colosseum - Roman Forum 9. Circus Maximus 10. Tiber Island 11. Palazzo Farnese

Experience Rome by Golf Cart

5. Experience Rome by Golf Cart

Go on a 4-hour tour of Rome to check out all of the major highlights of the city. This tour includes all of the major sites like Villa Borghese, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Colosseum (from outside). In addition, head to Campo de Fiori and Ghetto.  Either take the train from the port to the city and meet your guide in town or round-trip transportation in a private car or minivan can be arranged for you.  The train station is close to the port and a shuttle bus can pick you up from the pier where your ship docks and drop you off by the fortress designed by Michelangelo located within the boundaries of the port next to a tourist information kiosk just a few minutes walk from the train station. 

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

6. Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Explore the Vatican and Sistine Chapel tour with expert, fully licensed guides. Discover some of the greatest treasures and most magnificent works of art ever created by humankind. Begin on the verdant lawn known as the Pine Cone Courtyard, named after the ancient Roman Pine Cone sculpture that sits in the center. Once upon a time this charming feature sat upon the field of Mars in Pagan Rome, not far from where the Pantheon is located. Upon entering the Vatican Museum, visit the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of Maps and that of the Tapestries. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is possibly the most famous and precious artwork in the world, Michelangelo’s depiction of the story of Creation. See this awesome masterpiece in real life as an essential experience and one which every visitor to the eternal city should enjoy.

Rome: Moonlight Walking Tour

7. Rome: Moonlight Walking Tour

See the wonders of Rome at night and prepare to let the eternal city enchant you. Enjoy a quieter, cooler city as you leave the crowds behind you and embark on an incredible journey into the history of Rome. Meet your local, English-speaking guide in Rome’s most elaborate square, Piazza Navona. Marvel at the stunning Fountain of the Four Rivers, view the towering Pantheon, and hear the mystery that shrouds the most intact Ancient Roman building. Stop with your guide to take photos next to the iconic, illuminated monuments. Stroll through romantic, cobbled alleyways on your way to the Trevi Fountain. Listen as your guide explains the history of the fountain and the legend of the coin toss. Then, take a short break for photos or a refreshment. Venture on and pass the biggest building in Rome, as you walk through Piazza Venezia, built to commemorate the founder of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Next, travel on the road of the Imperial Forums, take in the breath-taking views of the illuminated statues of emperors, columns, temples, triumphal arches, and the winding roads. Save the best for last, as you finish your tour with a secret picture-perfect viewpoint that overlooks the illuminated Colosseum.

Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

8. Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

Discover Rome’s art, architecture and history. With this hop-on/hop-off Rome package, you can explore the city in a manner that best suits your desires, giving you control of your holiday. You will wear headphones which will guide you in your selected language, allowing you to go out and enjoy the charms and atmosphere of the "Eternal City" at your leisure. The itinerary for your open-bus tour is as follows: · Terminal (Piazza dei Cinquecento corner Via Cavour)· Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza dell'Esquilino, 12)· Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio- close to the entrance of Palatine)· Circus Maximus (Via del Circo Massimo- Belvedere Romolo e Remo)· Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro Marcello in front of civic numbers 32 -34· Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7)· Villa Borghese (Via Ludovisi, 48)· Barberini Square (Via Barberini, 14)

Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

9. Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

Explore Rome like a local on this guided Vespa tour. See Saint Peter's Square, the imposing Colosseum, the Tiber River, and the famous Trevi Fountain. Enjoy panoramic views, and relax with a refreshing gelato and a delicious Italian coffee. Meet your guide outside your hotel, and drive along the quaint cobblestone streets to the Colosseum and the lesser-known Mouth of Truth. Stop to refuel with a coffee and a gelato, then continue to Palatine Hill. Enjoy views of picturesque pines and ruins of the enormous Circus Maximus. Drive past Saint Peter’s Square and the biggest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica. See the ancient Castel Sant’Angelo, a private mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family dating from the 2nd century.  Zip along the Tiber River and see the iconic Trevi Fountain. Toss a coin into the elegant Baroque pool to ensure you come back to Rome. Return to your hotel having seen all the important sights of Rome.

Rome: Evening Golf Cart Tour with Drinks

10. Rome: Evening Golf Cart Tour with Drinks

Experience a golf cart tour with an experienced guide. Enjoy the beautiful evening lights of Rome. From the comfort of your very own golf cart. See and learn about the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Palatine and Aventine Hills, the Mouth of Truth, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and much more. Discover breathtaking views of the city from panoramic viewpoints, ride down the tiny winding roads of medieval neighborhoods, and stop by three different bars to enjoy prosecco, artisanal beer, and local aperitivo snacks. Learn the art of the Italian aperitivo first hand and enjoy tasting local products. This exciting evening experience is a great way to truly enjoy la dolce vita (the good life) as it was meant to.

Planning Your Visit

  • What are the opening times?

    Opening times vary throughout the year. The Basilica is open weekdays from 9:00AM to 7:30PM. On Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. On public holidays that fall during the workweek, the Basilica will stay open from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Closed on: January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

  • How much does it cost to visit?

    Not a thing. The Pantheon is free to visit all year round! This makes it the perfect spot to pop in and out of on a trip to Rome, or to linger a while longer and take a guided tour.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Monday - Saturday 9:00AM to 7:30PM. Sunday 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free!
  • Will I need a guide?
    Nope, feel free to wander. However, audio guides and tours are available if you want to enhance your experience.
  • How to get there
    You can easily get the Pantheon by foot. It's located near the Trevi Fountain and there are plenty of signposts.
  • Additional information
    This site is still an active Catholic church and place of prayer so remember to speak softly and dress respectably.

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What people are saying about Pantheon

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 20,584 reviews

Our guide Nick was just incredible. The tour was the perfect start to our time in Rome. Strolling around the city in the evening was an incredible experience. It was also a very small group which made the tour even more enjoyable. Nick was knowledgeable, and very informative throughout. Highly recommend as a start to your trip.

This tour is 100% worth doing. We got to try some amazing foods and learn so much about the history of the food as well as Rome. It’s a very pleasant walk and the samples of food, wine and beer that are included in the price are generously portioned.

What a fun introduction to Rome! Tiziano provided a history filled tour that covered a wide area of Rome. He tailored it to our wants. Thank you Tiziano for sharing your beautiful city with us.

Great experience! Our guide Edi told us very nice stories about Rome history and entertained us during the tour. Highly recommend this experience!

Dilara was an amazing host for the tour. It was a great experience, would recommend