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Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

1. Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

Experience both the Gardens of Vatican City and the Vatican Museums on this combo trip with included entry tickets. Learn about the gardens on a minibus tour with an audio guide in all languages, then visit the museums to explore on your own. Start your day with a tour of the Vatican Gardens aboard a minibus. Plug in your audio guide to learn more about the area while you sit back and enjoy the amazing views. Drive through the Italian-, English-, and French-style gardens to admire each of their distinctive features. Marvel at the Italian-style garden's formal, geometric, and Renaissance features. As you move on to the French garden, see its great expression of classical Baroque art, enriched by statues and water features. Continue to the English garden with more memorable geometric features as well as natural and artificial elements such as caves, streams, trees, shrubs, pagodas, pergolas, temples, and ruins. After the visit to the gardens, you'll get access to the Vatican Museums. End your day by exploring one of the most visited museums in the world.

From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

2. From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

Reach the enchanting city of Venice by high speed train! Meet your assistant at the railway station where you will receive the train tickets and all the necessary information to spend a unique day. You will reach Venice in approximately 4 hours. Spend the morning at your leasure and visit the most important attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto bridge, and much more. Enjoy the Gondola Ride in the afternoon. Return back to Rome by high speed train (times and information given in the morning by the assistant).

Rome & The Vatican: Angels & Demons Mystery City Game

3. Rome & The Vatican: Angels & Demons Mystery City Game

Play the role of Robert Langdon in Angels and Demons as you walk around Rome in search of clues and amazing stories. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places seen in the movie, such as the Vatican and Saint Peter's square, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant Angelo or the Santa Maria della Vitoria church. You will find out secret stories about the places you discover, and you will get to solve the mystery of the Illuminati. After you buy the quest, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. It will take you about 2-hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. As you solve the clues, you'll discover new locations and stories. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

4. Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

After you buy the quest, receive a code which grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). Along the way, find the story of the most prolific executioner in Rome, discover the church of chained spirits, and see the woman who was cursed to lose her hands. Find out many other stories of the people who lived and died in these 10 places that you’ll visit. The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length is about 3.5 km. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point (Piazza del Popolo) and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Rome: Famous Movie Locations Exploration Game

5. Rome: Famous Movie Locations Exploration Game

Step into the shoes of a photographer on the hunt for a famous actress in this exciting city game. Following the clues via an app which can be used offline, you will discover a series of movie locations around Rome in this independent walking trip. Set off on your adventure from the Fountain of the Naiads in the Piazza della Repubblica and explore the sites of timeless classics like Roman Holiday, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Pause the game whenever you want to take a break for an espresso or a gelato. Along the way, you’ll discover hidden gems like the beautiful Piazza Navona and an art gallery inside a historic hotel. Finally, your journey will conclude at the ancient Tower of the Monkey, which has a legendary story of its own to tell.

Rome Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

6. Rome Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Learn about Rome as you solve riddles and explore its major attractions with this smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. See sights like the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, and the Colosseum at your own pace, starting and stopping whenever you want. To get started, simply download the app and go to the starting point at Piazza Navona for your first challenge (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start the tour at any time. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit in order to solve riddles at each attraction. The app's integrated maps will help you to navigate to each new place. Along the way, learn about the city and places you visit. The tour route includes Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Piazza della Minerva, Sant’Andrea della Valle, Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill, the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, San Gregorio al Celio, and Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Pause whenever you want to take a break or spend some more time sightseeing. As you explore, you may also run into some of the city's hidden gems along the characteristic, narrow streets.

Ancient Rome: City Exploration Game

7. Ancient Rome: City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Rome's city center while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind the monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of the Italian city's most iconic buildings and tourist sites like the Colosseum. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “It’s 2020: you are Giulia, a young archeologist with a special connection to Ancient Rome. You are the descendant of Valeria Messalina, spouse of Claudius, who reigned over Rome from 41 to 54 A.D. A legend about this woman who dressed up as a prostitute has been haunting your family for centuries. She would roam the streets of Rome in search of men, but her life was cut short by a gruesome murder. ..." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Discover the charming streets of Monti, and explore the Roman Forum. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Rome: Historic Center Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

8. Rome: Historic Center Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Visit Rome’s most prominent piazzas and illustrious landmarks with this audio tour, designed as a colorful and vibrant medley of culture, memories from the best Italian movies and local city life. Begin your walking audio tour opposite the Altar of the Fatherland, which stands as a symbol of Italy’s unification in the 19th century. Learn about the first king of modern Italy and pay your respects to the country’s unknown soldier as you discover the country's most significant national monument. Next, pay a visit to the city’s most iconic fountain. Be mesmerized by The Trevi Fountain's playful water displays and stories that come alive through your audio guide. Toss a coin in the fountain and immerse yourself in the Eternal City’s Dolce Vita. Continue your stroll to discover the Pantheon of Rome, a stunning example of the excellence of ancient engineering. With its colossal dome and continuous history spanning a period of almost more than two millennia, it is a must-see attraction in the heart of Rome. Follow your audio guide inside the enormous temple and learn about some of its bizarre legends before you head to the stunning church of St. Louis of the French, where Caravaggio’s masterpieces will cast their timeless spell on you. End your tour in Piazza Navona, a picture-perfect Roman square, just a stone’s throw away from Ponte Sant’ Angelo. Discover a charming ensemble of Baroque art, stunning fountains by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the master of the Italian Baroque, and bustling city life. You’ll also gain some fascinating insights about the erstwhile function of the piazza as a pool for the public during hot summer days.

Rome: Highlights of Trastevere Exploration Game

9. Rome: Highlights of Trastevere Exploration Game

Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “You are Luisa Valiena and after nine years in the U.S, you are returning home to Rome’s Trastevere district. Though you are returning to visit family, you will not stay long. In fact, you wish you hadn’t come at all. However, with the death of your younger brother, Pietro, and the letter he sent you before he died, you had no choice but to enact his last wish...” As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game?. Start at Ponte Fabricio, cornering Lungotevere dei Pierleoni. It will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Explore at your own pace, pause the game, and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Statua di Trilussa. Receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Rome: Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Rome: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Soak up the atmosphere and ambiance of the beautiful and historic city of Rome. This self-guided audio tour will show you the many wonders of this ancient city, including stunningly detailed sculptures, buildings, and churches. Download an audio guide onto your mp3 player and get a detailed map to help you explore. Be amazed at the size of the Colosseum, and enjoy spectacular views of the Vatican City. Admire the fascinating architecture of the Trevi Fountain. Rome's intricate history will leave you awestruck. Savour the sights, smells, and sounds of this incredible city. You will also see the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, the Area Sacra Dell'Argentina, the Church of the Gesu, Il Vittoriano, the Capitoline Hill, and the Roman Forum. There is an optional addition to hear about the Spanish Steps. Take your time to really enjoy this ancient city. Your tour, your way.

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What people are saying about Rome

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Magnificent gardens of the vatican visited by minibus first which then allows you to spend the desired time without rushing for the rest of the visits Wonderful Sistine Chapel and Splendid museums of the vatican To advise

Very nice tour! You see a lot of places you wouldn't get to otherwise :) The puzzles are a bit tricky, but really doable for an adult. You should pay attention to sturdy shoes, we were at least 3 hours on foot.

Cezar our guide was exceptional. He was professional and courteous. He gave us good advice and was most knowledgeable about all the sites we visited.

What an amazing experience! I loved that we went to some beautiful spots of the town that we wouldn’t go otherwise! Totally recommend!

I loved the tour. I wish it could have lasted longer in the garden!