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Rome: Highlights Vespa Sidecar Tour with Coffee and Gelato

1. Rome: Highlights Vespa Sidecar Tour with Coffee and Gelato

Explore Rome like a local on this guided Vespa sidecar 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 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.

Vatican by Night: Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

2. Vatican by Night: Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Skip the lines and wander the galleries of the Vatican Museums to see highlights such as the Pinecone and Octagonal courtyards. Enter the Hall of the Muses to see a series of sculptures found in the Villa of Cassius near Tivoli. Continue to the Round Hall to look at the large red porphyry basin and mosaic floor. Visit the Greek Cross Room, built by Michelangelo Simonetti, and walk through the Gallery of the Candelabra and Gallery of Tapestries. Admire a collection of historic maps in the private gallery of Pope Gregory XIII. End in the Sistine Chapel and learn how Michelangelo worked for hours to create his masterpiece.

Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

3. Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Glide along the streets of the Italian capital at night on a guided e-bike tour. Enjoy some cheese and wine, admire highlights, such as the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, and uncover the history behind each turn. Start your sightseeing adventure with some tasty cheese and wine and views of the imposing Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Then, hop aboard your bike and discover Rome. Once you feel comfortable on your e-bike, follow an experienced guide and marvel at some of Rome’s most iconic spots. Glide through the narrow streets of Monti and admire the Fori Imperiali. Climb up the Campidoglio and go through the historic center with its famous squares, such as Campo de'Fiori, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon. Don't forget to bring a coin for the Trevi Fountain. Take a relaxing sightseeing ride on an e-bike suitable for all fitness levels. Enjoy the support and guidance of your guide who is there to answer any questions and provide safety tips while navigating the Eternal City.

Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

4. Private Vatican Museums Night Tour

The Vatican Museums - generally acknowledged to be one of the best collections of art in the world - are usually closed to the public at night. On this Vatican Night Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to discover Greek statues, The Sistine Chapel and Renaissance masterpieces after dark, and the Vatican Museums with an expert private guide. When night falls, the atmosphere of the Vatican Museums is transformed. You’ll marvel at the timeless beauty of these grand galleries. You’ll walk through vast, frescoed chambers and hallways lined with some of the most famous statues from antiquity, enjoying the enchanted atmosphere which can only be experienced in the calm of the evening. The splendour of the Vatican never ceases to amaze, but your visit will be further enriched by the explanations of your personal guide. You’ll see works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, and discover what inspired these great artists. This tour is carefully planned to optimize your time, showing you highlights such as the Sistine Chapel & Raphael Rooms as well as some of the hidden treasures of the Belvedere Courtyard, The Gallery of the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries. The Vatican is renowned throughout the world for its astonishing collection of Greek and Roman art. A Renaissance enthusiasm for classical artwork led to the rediscovery and display of great works such as the Laocoon - a moving depiction of the struggle of a doomed family - and the aesthetic perfection of the Apollo Belvedere. Discover the stories and the secrets of these magnificent sculptures on your private Vatican tour, exploring the Courtyard of the Pinecone, the Belvedere Courtyard, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and many other famous parts of the Vatican Museums. An undisputed highlight of the tour is undoubtedly a walk through the Raphael Rooms. Stunning frescoes by Raphael decorate the walls and ceilings of the most luxurious rooms in the papal apartments, including the famous School of Athens. This impressive fresco not only demonstrates Raphael’s supreme talent, but also offers a fascinating insight into the art and philosophy of the Renaissance. Your journey through the Raphael Rooms takes you to the Sistine Chapel tour. Seeing Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring frescoes with your own eyes is an unforgettable experience. Learn about the remarkable life and work of Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time, while studying the rich detail of the most famous ceiling in the world. On your private tour of the Sistine Chapel you’ll have the opportunity to admire the paintings up close, and hear the story behind the Last Judgement. This vast painting on the altar wall was surprisingly controversial when it was first revealed, for reasons you’ll discover on your private tour. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, you’ll separate fact from fiction and learn the truth about Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Foodie Tour with Vatican Views

5. Rome: 3-Hour Private Foodie Tour with Vatican Views

Explore the Vatican City quarter guided by an authentic local chef who knows every corner of the area. Discover the best bars and restaurants in the neighborhood, and enjoy some sightseeing along the way. Try the most famous Italian aperitif, the "Spritz," in a bar surrounded by gardens while enjoying live music in the background. Taste the "Cannolis," considered one of the richest and most elegant desserts in Rome. Pair it with a glass of Prosecco, the classic Italian sparkling white wine. Together with your guide, savor a selection of Italian charcuterie. Sample cured hams, different cheeses, olives, bruschettas, with a glass of local wine, specially chosen for this selection. Now it's time for Roman street food. Experience the "Trapizzino," a novel adaptation of the classic white Roman pizza. Enjoy it was a refreshing craft beer. As you explore the vibrant neighborhood, hear the Vatican's history from your local guide. Last stop: try out the best pizza in town, in one of the most prestigious "Trattorias" in Rome.

Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Dinner & Opera Concert

6. Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Dinner & Opera Concert

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace. Exit the Museum directly to St. Peter Basilica, once again avoiding the long ticket lines. After sightseeing the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter Basilica, rest and relax in a cozy family, Italian restaurant - Enoteca Corsi, where you will enjoy a delicious Italian dinner. Enoteca Corsi restaurant is visited not only by tourists but also by Roman residents, which is the best recommendation for this place. The restaurant is situated in the center of Rome, very close to the Pantheon. End your day by participating in an astonishing opera concert presented in the historic church in the center of Rome with excellent acoustics. During the concert, you will listen to the most beautiful opera arias and the most famous melodies of classical music composed by the greatest Italian composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Bellini, Vivaldi, Leoncavallo, and Mascagni. Moreover, you will be overjoyed by listening to magic Neapolitan songs. The concert program is presented by grand piano which accompanies exceptional tenor and soprano soloists in opera arias and Neapolitan songs. Free wine will be served during the concert intermission. Concerts take place in the magnificent Waldensian Church (via IV Novembre 107) with exceptional acoustics. The church is situated in a historical building in the center of Rome, only 300-meter walk from Piazza Venezia. Concert program Tomaso Albinoni „Adagio” Antonio Vivaldi “Spring” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “Nessun dorma” from “Turandot” Ruggero Leoncavallo “Mattinata” Pietro Mascagni “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana Giuseppe Verdi “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from “La Traviata” Giuseppe Verdi “La Traviata” – overture Antonio Vivaldi “Summer” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “E lucevan le stelle” from “Tosca” Break Neapolitan song “Torna a Surriento” Antonio Vivaldi „Autumn” from „The four seasons” Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto Quartet”– overture Giacomo Puccini “Vissi d’arte” from “Tosca” Giuseppe Verdi “La donna è mobile” from “Rigoletto” Giacomo Puccini “O mio babbino caro” Giuseppe Verdi „Celeste Aida” from „Aida” Antonio Vivaldi „Winter” from „The four seasons” – Neapolitan song „O sole mio” Approximate duration of the concert (min.): 70 with one break The organizer reserves the right to modify the content of the program Dinner menu Guests can choose from two menus Appetizer: Italian antipasto Main course: Mezzemaniche all'Amatriciana (pasta w bacon, tomato sauce & pecorino cheese) or Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti pasta w pecorino cheese & black peppers) Second Course: Roasted veal with potatoes or Buffalo Mozzarella cheese with fresh tomatoes and basil Dessert: Home-made dessert of the day Water and bread included Children under 6 years old will receive a smaller portion

Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

7. Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Explore Rome at your own pace with the Go City Rome Explorer Pass. Choose from 2 to 7 attractions and tours from a list of over 35 popular activities. With a full 60 days to use your pass (which starts with your first attraction visit or tour) enjoy plenty of time to experience Rome. Visit the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, enjoy a pizza dinner in the Prati District, go to a classical music concert, bike ride among ancient Roman ruins, and experience much more. Avoid the hassle of buying individual attraction tickets. With your pass, everything is right on your phone. Get a digital guide packed with attraction information and instructions on booking your visits. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Rome and Vatican attractions or activities from the following: Cultural and Historical Sights • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with audio tour, hosted entry, and multimedia video (R) • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - reserved entrance (R) • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour • Borghese Gallery and City Guide app (R) • Castel Sant' Angelo with audio guide (R) • Capitolini Museum with hosted entry (R) • Altar of the Fatherland Panoramic View (R) • Pantheon Guided Tour (R) Other Tours and Experiences • Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off 1-Day Classic Tour • Rome Catacombs Tour including transfer (R) • Piazza Navona Underground • Best of Rome at Twilight (R) • Papal Audience (R) • Rome Ghost and Mystery Tour (R) • Bike rental with Caracalla Baths (R) • Ancient Via Appia Antica by Bike • The Three Tenors in Concert with Ballet - St. Paul's Church • Museo delle Cere (Wax Museum) • Welcome to Rome Show • Leonardo Da Vinci Experience • Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces • Trevi District Underground: Small Aqueduct Domus (R) • Vigamus - Video Game Museum • Empresses, Emperors and Courtesans Tour (R) Food and Drink • Wine tasting with a certified sommelier near the Colosseum • Hard Rock Cafe Rome - Skip the Line • Pizza terrace dinner in the Prati District (R) • Healthy and fresh food break in the city center • Spritz and salad menu near the Vatican • Italian breakfast at Vero Food (city center or Prati District) (R) Reservations required. Follow the instructions on the digital guide for each attraction or tour.

Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

8. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Discover Rome's historic center on this private tour aboard a convenient golf cart. See all of the best attractions the city has to offer and learn the unique history of the Eternal City. Listen to your guide's insightful commentary as you pass by iconic monuments, buildings, and squares. Start in the very center, at Piazza Mattei, and set off towards Piazza Navona, a baroque masterpiece. From there, zip through the quaint streets of the old city to reach the Castel of Saint Angelo and proceed further to the Vatican City. Ride back across the river and reach the main landmarks. See the Pantheon, an amazing temple dating back to the 2nd Century A.D. Admire the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Head toward the heart of the ancient city: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, passing by the majestic Vittoriano. End the tour with an amazing view of the ruins on top of Palatine Hill and the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Guided Walking Tour and River Boat Ride

9. Rome: Guided Walking Tour and River Boat Ride

The journey begins in Rome's charming Trastevere neighborhood, where you will wander through the piazzas and cobblestone streets to an open-air market. Meet Emiliano, who has been running a stand in the market for decades and taste local gourmet products such as cured ham and cheese.  Next, see one of the oldest churches in Rome, the Basilica di Santa Maria, and admire its gilded murals and Cavallini mosaics. Head to the Tiber River and enjoy a 25-minute ride downstream to reach Sant'Angelo Bridge. Take in the views of St Peter's Basilica from Sant'Angelo Castle and regroup for the second part of the tour. Learn about the Via Dei Coronari, known locally as the artists' strip, and walk down to Navona Square to admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers, built by the famous Italian artist, Bernini. Hear about the history and legacy of the Pantheon from the outside before enjoying 1 hour of free time to explore the area and grab a snack at a nearby trattoria.  Finally, learn the history of the Trevi Fountain and make a wish by tossing a coin into its water. The guide will then drop the group off at the Spanish Steps and give recommendations of nearby areas.

Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour & food & wine tastings

10. Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Tour & food & wine tastings

Discover the Vatican with a small-group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide and a group of maximum 15 people. Navigate the vast complex of artwork and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore intriguing sites like Raphael’s Rooms and then visit the Sistine Chapel to see incredible frescoes by Michelangelo. Following the Vatican Museums, enjoy the finest food & wine Italy has to offer, including cheese, truffles, aged balsamic vinegar, pesto and cured meats at one of Rome’s best gourmet food shops.

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Awesome ! We did this night out at the beginning of our stay and it allowed us to know all the places to see and discover. Gaelle is funny, nice and knows a lot about this favorite city! The tasting stop is great! 2 beautiful charcuterie/cheese boards for 3 and 2 glasses of wine! We can only recommend this excursion! Go for it!

amazing experience! I went in late november and and there was a huge storm when i was meant to go and the tour company graciously helped me rebook for a clearer day. my driver was Giovanni and he was great! so many great stories and fun facts and was sooooo nice to drop me off at my hotel after.

Roberto and his son were both amazing and very funny , so knowledgeable, and took us to some great sites. The side car is very big and comfortable. Make sure you wrap up in the colder months as it can get very cold. lovely iceceam of your choice to finish the amazing trip. thank you

Absolutely would recommend to anyone who has the time! The slower pace allows you to see another side of Rome.

The guide is very friendly and explains very well, recommended