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Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

1. 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

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by E-Bike

2. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by E-Bike

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! This itinerary aims to show you the Rome you can't afford to miss, and combine it with the more intimate corners of the city. Perfectly balanced, leisurely and safety-conscious, this tour will show you the following main attractions: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with River Boat Ride

3. Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with 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 tase local gourmet products such as cured ham and cheese.  Next, enter 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, know 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.

Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Get a little closer to the history, legends, and folklore of Tiber Island and one of Rome's most significant neighborhoods, Trastevere. Follow your guide through the hidden squares, gems, and monuments while learning about the sacred stories and legends of Romans passed. Meet your guide at Fabrico Bridge and begin the walk to the only island in the Eternal city. Cross over the oldest Roman bridge still in use that connects the left bank of Tiber River with the island. Travel back in time and retrace the steps of the Greeks and Romans. Once on the island, learn of how it was originally formed by volcanic rock and river sediment that accumulated over many millennia. Admire the island's ship-like shape and discover the stories about the smallest inhabited island in the world. Continue on to Rome's prettiest neighborhood, Trastevere. As you walk, come across the Basilica of San Crisogono, one of the oldest Roman Basilicas. Take the time to admire it without the presence of many tourists and prepare to be enchanted by the frescoes. Once at the Piazza di Santa Maria, discover the first official place of Christian worship in Rome and the beautiful Basilica with artistic treasures and masterpieces to explore. Wander the crooked streets and romantic alleys and reach the Piazza San Cosimato. Admire its homonymous church dating back to the 10th century from the outside and reach the Baroque Church of San Francesco a Ripa. Finish the tour passing by the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, and head back to Tiber Island.

Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

5. Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide near the beautiful Tiber River, then travel back in time as you explore the picturesque streets of Trastevere. Head to the medieval Basilica of Saint Crisogono, which boasts an impressive interior. Next, go underground and find yourself in 4th century Rome. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this underground basilica, admiring its ancient frescoes and mysterious crypts. Head to the Church of Santa Cecilia next, and find its 3rd century mosaic flooring underground. Learn about the legendary Santa Cecilia, as well as her macabre death. Arrive at the Cavallini Room next, and marvel at the Last Judgement masterpiece (morning tours only). End the tour in the heart of Trastevere, in front of the golden mosaics of Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in Rome.

Trastevere: Segway Tour (private)

6. Trastevere: Segway Tour (private)

There’s a lot to see in Trastevere and there are several different Segway Express tours for you to choose from. These 2-hour guided rides are operated daily and led by a multi-lingual tour leader who’ll show you around. This popular Roman neighborhood is located on the Tiber’s west bank, south of the Vatican. The area’s cobbled streets, medieval houses, and unique character continue to draw artists, celebrities, and expatriates to live and play here. After a short but intense training session with an authorized instructor, you’ll be taken along Trastevere’s narrow streets to see the main attractions, including some of the most beautiful squares and fountains in Rome. The tour is short, fun, and designed to leave you with pleasant memories of your time in Rome. You can choose from the following itineraries for your Trastevere Express tour: • From Santa Maria in Trastevere to Santa Cecilia and return • Up Gianicolo Hill to the Bramante masterpiece and a panoramic view of Rome • Piazza Trilussa, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona and return • The Jewish Ghetto and Teatro Marcello

Rome: Private Half-Day Bike Tour with E-bike

7. Rome: Private Half-Day Bike Tour with E-bike

Rome wasn't built in a day, but that won't stop you from seeing it in one by bike. On this half-day tour through the ancient city, enjoy the benefits of a personally guided tour. If you are new to Rome, allow your experienced leader to take you to the tourist hot spots you won't want to miss. Two itineraries here below are an excellent way to discover the city. You can even include a stop for lunch or ice cream (additional cost) – an opportunity to relax and take in the surroundings of this busy city. Bring along friends or the whole family, as children's bikes are also available. If your group is larger than 12, it will likely be split up into 2, but you have the option to allow your tours to coincide on breaks. Regardless of who you are with or where you go, prepare to see the city in way unlike any other. Itinerary 1 (available only for morning departures): • Colosseum • Imperial Forums • Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument • Trevi Fountain • Spanish Steps • Piazza del Popolo • Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome • Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) • Pantheon • Jewish quarter and Portico di Ottavia • Theatre of Marcellus • Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Itinerary 2 (available for morning and afternoon departures) • Colosseum • Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine • Aventine Hill and Orange Garden: romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome • Trastevere • Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica • Piazza Farnese • Hidden little alleys: the soul of real Rome • Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) • Pantheon • Jewish quarter and Portico di Ottavia • Theater of Marcellus • Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Trastevere and Villa Farnesina: 3.5-Hour Private Tour

8. Trastevere and Villa Farnesina: 3.5-Hour Private Tour

Wander through the picturesque cobblestone streets of Rome's Trastevere neighborhood and admire the centuries-old gold mosaics in the Basilica of Santa Maria on this 3.5-hour private walking tour.  Meet your local guide outside the Villa Farnesina and admire the extensive fresco decorations by artists such as Raphael, whose lover was said to have lived in this district. Continue on to the Basilica of Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in Rome, and the nearby Church of Santa Cecilia, known for its elaborate crypt and a magnificent Baroque-era sculpture of the saint. Walk past the pizzerias and lively restaurants that have made this neighborhood so famous and learn about this area's role in the city's history.

Rome: Trastevere Roman Street Food Tour

9. Rome: Trastevere Roman Street Food Tour

Join this tour for a nice stroll around the Trastevere district and get a better understanding of how a typical Roman aperitivo looks and tastes. Admire the 5th-century mosaics that decorate the interiors of the Basilica dedicated to Santa Cecilia. Discover the narrow alleys that characterize the Trastevere district. Visit the Antica Caciara, where you will have the chance to taste delicious homemade mozzarella. Taste Roman porchetta at the Antica Norcineria Iacozzilli and stop at Venanzio, the first supplì shop in Rome.       Last but not least, visit the Cantina di Spirito, an underground wine cellar. With the help of a professional sommelier, taste a selection of local wines. Stop in front of the marvelous Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere and end the tour in Piazza Trilussa.

Rome: 3-Hour Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Walking Tour

10. Rome: 3-Hour Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Walking Tour

Explore a lesser known side to Rome on a 3-hour walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere neighborhood, starting at the Portico D’ Ottavia in the Ghetto. Continue to the Medieval Synagogue, crossing Tiber Island, strolling through the ancient Ponte Fabricio. Explore Trastevere, considered the most authentically Roman city district, where this neighborhood has maintained its characteristic rhythm and style. End at Santa Maria in Trastevere Square to admire the inside and outside of the beautiful Medieval church. Your guide will share their enthusiasm for these hidden parts of the city throughout, entertaining you with legends and the secrets of the cafés, synagogues and churches. Broaden your knowledge and experience of Rome, and discover areas that most tourists don't visit.

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If you will be staying in Rome for 4+ days, this is a life saver. Have to say it is a bit overwhelming at the start when you don't know where and how to book slots, but you should start making itinerary once you get this and you should follow it if you want to see most of the places in 3,4 days. We could save some money if we booked and bought separate attractions because we didn't use much public transport (we walked aaaa loooot) and hop on/off bus really sux. Rome has so much hostory and those things that you learn on hop on/off bus are not even worth mentioning. Anyway take this if you want to be versatile and packed up in Rome. You can save few bucks probably, but this is very convinient.

Arina was an amazing tour guide. She was very friendly and extremely knowledgable. We thought it was the perfect start to our time in Rome! Highly recommend. With the bikes you can cover so much more of the city. Such a good tour!

worth getting the pass so easy to use, I recommend using this pass especially if you wanna go to the Vatican museums as this allows you to skip the quie as they are long.

This was one of the highlights of our Rome trip. Alberto was such a pleasure to lead us and the biking around Rome was a lot of fun. Would highly recommend!

The guide Jose was excellent! We enjoyed the walk.