Rome Walking tours

Our most recommended Rome Walking tours

Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

1. Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Tuck into Rome's iconic street food on a guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter or Trastevere. Learn about local food with five tastings and try delicacies, such as pizza, supplì, and seasonal dishes. Choose between a tour of Trastevere or a tour of the Jewish Quarter, two of Rome's most picturesque districts with group and private tour options available. With your guide, learn about Rome’s history through its most beloved street food. If you've chosen the Trastevere tour, meet your guide on Tiber Island and soak up its unique atmosphere before entering Trastevere. Step into vibrant squares, such as Piazza Santa Maria, and indulge in popular street food, from cheesy supplì to delicious cannoli. If you've chosen the tour of the Jewish Quarter, head to the lively Campo De' Fiori square where one of the oldest open-air markets takes place every morning. Then, follow your guide to Rome's Jewish Quarter and see highlights, including the Portico of Octavia and the Turtle Fountain. Throughout both tours, enjoy five tastings with some wine and beer. Finally, make your way to an ice cream shop for a much-deserved treat. Both tours finish on a sweet note with the perfect Italian gelato.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

2. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Discover the beauty of one of Rome’s most well-kept secrets, the neighborhood of the Jewish Ghetto. Meet your friendly and professional tour guide at Trajan's Column in the center of Rome and begin your journey into the history of one of Rome’s oldest neighborhoods. Explore architecture and neighborhoods from 2000 years ago. Pass by the Theater of Marcellus, and the Portico d’Ottavia to see some of the ancient structures still being used today. Your guide will take you to a Gelateria where you will be treated to homemade Kosher gelato. From here you will go to Piazza Mattei and see the famous Turtle Fountain. Then pass by the last remaining piece of the wall that kept the Jewish community in this area for centuries. You will learn about the tumultuous past and resilience of Rome’s Jews as you pass the Great Synagogue. Next, cross the oldest functioning bridge in Rome as you go onto Tiber Island. Listen to the stories about the hospital saving people during WWII as well as the story of Asclepius at the temple, now a church. Your guide will bring history to life for you as you conclude your tour here on the island.

Rome: Ghostly Nighttime Walking Tour

3. Rome: Ghostly Nighttime Walking Tour

Join this nighttime tour to discover the eerie tales that Rome would rather forget. Follow your guide on this scary stroll as you hear tales of emperors, Popes, and artists. See how, as the night approaches, another side of Rome emerges, one that is more dark and sinister. Soak in the spooky atmosphere of dark while discovering the spine-chilling stories of Rome's most famous ghosts, gruesome executions, and murders. With over 2000 years of history, Rome is made up of streets and corners packed with ghostly stories from its haunted past. Experience Rome in a different way as we visit some of the city's major monuments, churches, and prisons that are sure to leave you even more fascinated by this iconic place.

Rome: Secrets of Rome Walking Tour with Espresso Tasting

4. Rome: Secrets of Rome Walking Tour with Espresso Tasting

Join this tour for an exclusive experience in Rome, where you will discover the most hidden secrets of the Eternal City. Accompanied by an expert and charismatic local guide, navigate the winding cobble-stoned alleys and uncover the history behind the Eternal City's most enchanting piazzas. As you make your way towards the oldest standing pagan temple in the world, The Pantheon, pass by the most famous shopping streets in Italy, Via del Corso, where Valetino, Fendi, and Armani all have flagship stores for their Italian enterprises. Then, make your way to the Trevi Fountain, where you can admire the most famous and highest-earning fountain in the world. Stand in Piazza Della Rotonda and admire Hadrians Pantheon at night, lit up and surrounded by fountains and bars, as you learn about the importance of a building which houses one of the largest man-made domes in the world. If you thought that view was unbeatable, wait until your guide chaperones you onwards towards Piazza Navona. Stand in awe of Bernini's, Fountain of the Four Rivers, located just in front of Bernini's original design for St Peter's church. Your guide will leave you in the most electric part of Rome, Campo de' Fiori square, the main hub for bars, nightlife, and food in Rome, but not before a traditional Italian coffee, to send you on your way.

Vatican City: Magic Christmas Tour

5. Vatican City: Magic Christmas Tour

Feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only during the Christmas season! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will learn all of this and hear miraculous Christmas legends about Vatican city. After exploring the streets and surrounding yourself with the Christmas spirit visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. Fill your heart with the joy and experience the magic of Vatican City.

Rome: Vatican, Trionfale Market Wine & Food Tasting Tour

6. Rome: Vatican, Trionfale Market Wine & Food Tasting Tour

Explore the Eternal City and discover beautiful sights and flavors while moving through the districts of Trionfale and Prati on this wine and food tour. Dive into authentic Roman neighborhoods and get a unique insight into Italian wine and cuisine. Start the tour by meeting your guide in Piazza Santa Maria Delle Grazie, and get ready to enjoy a tour full of delicious foods and wine while learning Roman history and admiring architecture. Immerse yourself in Rome and enjoy this food and wine-themed walking tour through some of Rome's iconic neighborhoods. Walk near the Vatican and stop in authentic eateries and farmer's markets to sample various local street foods. Try fine cheeses, salumi, freshly prepared pizzas, risotto balls, and more at Trionfale Market. Taste some of the most famous wines in the area alongside all of these delicious foods. Visit some of Rome's exciting sites along the way with commentary from the guide along the way, and finish the tour at Passetto di Borgo.

Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica Guided Tour

7. Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica Guided Tour

Join a walking tour of the Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, located on Esquiline Hill. Discover the secrets of this impressive monument, one of the four papal basilicas in Rome. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore was built on the site where the Virgin Mary appeared in a dream of pope Liberius. This is also where a blanket of snow appeared on the hill in the middle of summer. Find out how the locals commemorate this miracle every year with white flower petals. See the 14th-century bell tower, the highest bell tower in Rome standing tall at 75 meters. It is said that there are pieces of wood from Jesus' crib underneath the altar (Sacra Culla). Visit the patriarchal basilica, which contains the funerary monuments of Pope Clement IX, Paul V, and Nicolas IV. Discover a number of other famous Catholics who are buried here as well, including saint Jerome and the artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Rome: City Walking Tour

8. Rome: City Walking Tour

Explore Rome on this walking tour through the Eternal City. Learn about the history of Rome from the glory days of the Roman Empire through to today. Follow your guide through the sprawling streets of Rome and visit Rome’s piazzas as you hear about Rome’s history and culture. Be engaged by gripping stories as you pass some of Rome’s monuments. Ask your guide for tips on where to eat and what to see in Rome when the tour comes to an end in Piazza Navona, home to the city’s best eateries, bars, and rooftop terraces.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

9. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

Go in search of Europe's oldest Jewish community accompanied by a professional guide and learn about the fascinating and tragic history of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome. Join your guide as you stroll through the narrow lanes of the remaining parts of the old Ghetto around Portico d’Ottavia. Retrace the history of the Jewish people in the city, from ancient times to the modern-day. Hear the tragic tale of how the Roman Jews were rounded up in the Ghetto to be sent to Auschwitz and see the brass cobblestones installed as a memorial to the Holocaust victims. Learn about Roman-Jewish cuisine and take the opportunity to sample traditional foods such as fried artichokes or an authentic sour cherry cake. Finally, admire the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Rome and one of the largest in Europe. End your tour in Piazza Mattei at the Turtle Fountain.

Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica Guided Tour

10. Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica Guided Tour

Explore a Vatican territory without being in Vatican City. Discover a church where classical antiquity, Christianity and modernity meet. Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of Rome’s four patriarchal basilicas, one of the most significant Catholic Churches in the world. As you arrive at Santa Maria Maggiore, you find yourself in front of a beautiful elaborate facade and a striking bell tower. Upon entry to the church, the expansive central nave stretches out in front of the viewer. Its ceiling was decorated with the first gold brought back to Europe from the New World. Dominating the front side of the nave is a triumphal arch covered with intricate mosaics arranged in four rows which depict scenes from Jesus’ childhood. Beneath the triumphal arch, is the high altar which is above a relic which contains five pieces of wood said to be from the manger in which Christ was laid in Bethlehem.

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What people are saying about Rome

Of all of the tours we booked in Rome, this was easily the best. Great food. Interesting bits of history. The guide was entertaining and passionate. High recommend.

James hat uns sehr lebendig in die Geschichte mitgenommen. Die kleine Gruppe war sehr nett. Auf Fragen wurde immer eingegangen.

Catia was wonderful and full of information! It was a great way to start our visit to Rome, exciting our appetite for more!

Excellent insight into local foods some of which were unexpected with some history and other useful info too

We had a great time and experience, our guide was great and the food excellent Thank you