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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: 4-Hour Food Tour by Night

2. Rome: 4-Hour Food Tour by Night

Take a guided evening walk through Rome´s foodie neighborhoods and try some of the best food, wine, and local products the city has to offer. Enjoy 20 different delicious food tastings. Start your tour with an aperitivo at La Nicchia Cafè, a water buffalo specialty shop. Taste a variety of the finest Italian cheese and cured meats. Sample fresh mozzarella di bufala, truffle cheese, DOP pesto, tomatoes, and artichokes, accompanied by a glass of white wine. After your aperitivo you’ll head to Pizzarium, Rome’s number 1 pizzeria. Taste a selection of the most creative and delicious pizzas by Gabriele Bonci. Prepare for laughter and fun when you arrive at the legendary Paciotti gourmet food shop. Meet the larger-than-life Stefano Paciotti and sample outstanding Italian cheeses, prosciuttos, and salamis, accompanied by fine wine. Find rare truffles, 25-year-aged balsamic vinegar, and other treats as well. Savor handmade Roman pasta, accompanied by wine, at an authentic restaurant that’s frequented by locals. Finish off your tasting tour with a piece of homemade tiramisu.

Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

3. Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour in the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

4. Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

Experience the most authentic way to enjoy pizza. Make it yourself from beginning to end in Rome. Your guide/ chef will take you through all the steps, from preparing the dough to cooking your pizza in a wood fired oven and learn to more than 10 different pasta shapes. After meeting at a central location, your group of no more than 10 participants will be transferred to the kitchen where you will learn the art of Neapolitan style pizza making. You will also have unlimited red wine. For dessert, you will enjoy the Italian original tiramisu. You will be making Pizza Margherita or Capricciosa and Pasta alla Carbonara or Amatriciana and more. Make sure to come hungry because the pizza and pasta is all-you-can-eat. At the end of your experience, you will be brought back to the original meeting point.

Rome: Pasta & Tiramisu Workshop with Dinner

5. Rome: Pasta & Tiramisu Workshop with Dinner

Greet your chef at the established restaurant in the heart of Rome. Put on your chef hat and your apron, and prepare yourself for an amazing cooking experience. Start by making your own pasta from flour and eggs. Rely on the chef to show you which kind of pasta you can prepare with this recipe, and choose your favorite one to cut. Once the pasta is ready, move on to learn how to prepare Tiramisù, using all the provided ingredients and finding out which tools are needed. Once the lesson has finished, just choose your topping sauce, carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, alfredo, or more. Have a break and relax with a good glass of wine as you let the restaurant prepare your dish using your very own pasta.

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

6. From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Take an amazing journey back in time on this full-day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Travel through the famous Roman countryside and enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. Discover the seashore and the gulf of Naples as you drive through the city. Stop for a traditional lunch of Neapolitan pizza with a drink before reaching the archaeological site. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Wander through the ancient streets and learn about the history of this place from your guide. After your tour of Pompeii, enjoy the leisurely return trip to Rome.

Rome: Aperitif on the Tiber River

7. Rome: Aperitif on the Tiber River

Board a double-decker boat for a cruise along Rome’s Tiber River complete with wine and appetizers. During the cruise, chill out and enjoy the view as you listen to fascinating onboard commentary as well as relaxing music. The cruise departs from Castel Sant'Angelo pier (river opposite the Castle) and returns to the same point. The appetizers menu lets you experience real Roman food, served on large plates. Everything is served with a glass of red or white wine, as per your preference. The selection includes pasta with pesto, pachino and olives; a slice of pizza with mozzarella cheese, pachino, and oregano; rustic puff pastry with ham and provola; chips and salted peanuts; fresh fruit; dry pastries. Extra wine and spirits are available for purchase onboard from a special selection on the drinks menu.

Rome: Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

8. Rome: Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

Eat your way through the "Eternal City" on a guided walking tour of Rome. Feel the lively atmosphere as you make your way from Campo de’ Fiori to the Trastevere with plenty of wine and street food. Meet your guide at the perfect spot for a tour focused on food and wine, and sample a selection of artisanal salamis from Italy, paired with your first taste of the country’s fine wines. Stroll through the city center as your guide divulges its strange and wonderful history. Then, nourish yourself with some local cheese at an historic shop that sells cheeses of various Italian origins. Sample another glass of carefully selected wine and try the authentic Roman specialty of baccalà fritto (fried salted cod). Continue with a tasting of 2 other typically Roman foods: pizza "by the slice" and supplì (rice balls). Visit eateries that specialize in the production of these scrumptious treats to experience new taste sensations and unforgettable aromas. Digest all your delicious food samples on a stroll to supper in one of the coziest restaurants in the Trastevere district. Known for the quality of its food, this quarter is considered to have the best restaurants in Rome. Enjoy an exquisite Roman antipasto and 2 first courses, accompanied by 2 different Italian wines of protected production and origin. Finally, try some locally made Italian ice cream in flavors typical of a famous gelateria to complete your immersive journey into Italian cuisine.    

Vatican Museums Early Entry Tour with Buffet Breakfast

9. Vatican Museums Early Entry Tour with Buffet Breakfast

Have the Vatican to yourself on this exclusive early morning tour that whisks you through closed doors for a buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard, 1.5 hours before anyone else enters the museums! While the general public waits in line outside, you’ll feast on an Italian-American breakfast buffet of cooked-to-order eggs, meats, cheeses, muffins, croissants, fresh fruits, cereals, and even pancakes, flipped by the Vatican's pancake chef. Dining in the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, alongside one of the Vatican Museums' most beautiful works of modern art, experience a level of tranquility rarely seen by Vatican visitors. Then follow your guide to explore the Vatican Museums. Still closed to the general public, the Museums are quieter now than throughout the rest of the day. With only 10 people per group, you’ll have time and space to really appreciate the art. See rooms such as the Hall of Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Candelabra and incredible Raphael Rooms. Your guide will bring works of art to life, pointing out things you would have missed on your own. Continue to the legendary Sistine Chapel. Then, skip the ticket lines to enter St. Peter’s Basilica. See the altar and marvel at Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture.

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

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

Begin your adventure close to St. Maria Maggiore, one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome. Pedal up to the top of the Aventino hill and admire one of the most striking sunset panoramas of the eternal city. Rome always has its charm but the views over the Fori Imperiali, Campidoglio, and Circo Massimo at dusk will provoke unique emotions that you must experience at least once in your life. Remember to bring a coin as you will need one to make a wish at the Fontana di Trevi to make sure one day you will return to Rome. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and San Pietro, illuminated by the moonlight biking through little-known streets far away from the city traffic. End the adventure with the cold cuts you can taste from all over Italy accompanied by an excellent glass of wine.

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What people are saying about Rome

If you ever visit Rome, you should definitely arrange a meeting with miss Daniela! She is a great guide and also a very happy and friendly person to be around. Her knowledge about Caravaggio's life and art is very impressive. It's clear how much she loves the painter (like we do). She took us to a nice place in the heart of the city and offered us some great wines and sides to taste (she knows very much about wine too!) We had a lot of interesting chats and we will remember this evening always. Finally, note that her english is perfect.

Amazing experience, definitely recommend. Had Elizabeth as our guide, nice small groups and did all the classic food pairings with relevant drinks (e.g. cheese/meats and wine). Visited all local authentic Italian places and had information about their roots in Italy, did a nice loop on the tour so you weren’t traipsing around for hours. Very knowledgeable local guide who even helped give me directions to my next tour when my data stopped working on my phone!

Eleonora is very entertaining and knowledgeable. Walking through the streets with a local and tasking some of the more traditional food was so much fun. I wasn't sure about this tour when we first booked but have to say it was one of my favorites.

Brilliant tour with a very knowledgeable and fun guide. A great way to see the city!

The guide was great, the food was delicious. We had a great evening!