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Rome: Vatican Pass, Top Attractions and Free Transport

1. Rome: Vatican Pass, Top Attractions and Free Transport

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and easy experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass combo. These 2 passes cover everything you'll want to do in Rome - historic attractions, top museums, a sightseeing bus tour - and public transportation to help you get around the Eternal City. Let's break it down: OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all the top sights in the Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. 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 Card includes: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (R) • 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 (R) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) (R) • Vox City Audio-Guide* • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - access Open Bus Vatican and Rome, Big Bus, and City Sightseeing services The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo (R) • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (R) • Borghese Gallery (R) It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • 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 • 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: • Circo Maximo Experience • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis and more! (R) Reservation required. *Download the Vatican & Rome App (available on Play Store or Apple Store) so you can enjoy the Vox City audio guide.

Rome: Discover Roman Street Food with a Local Guide

2. Rome: Discover Roman Street Food with a 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 deliciously sweet Sicilian 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 a sample of wine and beer. Both tours finish on a sweet note with the perfect Italian gelato.

Rome: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

3. Rome: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Experience the sights of Rome from the River Tiber with a ticket to the hop-on and hop off boat cruise for 24 hours. Relax on the open upper decks or comfortable lower lounges, while the on board commentary provides a history of the city and bridges as they glide by. Stretching from the bridge of Nenni to Tiberina Island, the total distance of the cruise is approximately 6 kilometers (3.6 miles). Your ticket is valid for any departure from 4 stops:  1. Isola Tiberina: Lungotevere Degli Anguillara side 2. Angelo Bridge: Lungotevere Tor Di Nona side 3. Justice Palace: Lungotevere Marzio 4. Popolo Square: Lungotevere In Augusta The tour takes you to beautiful sites such as Piazza del Popolo, Castel S. Angelo, the Vatican City, and more. Jump off at the pier on Isola Tiberina to walk across to Piazza Venezia, Piazza Di Spagna, and the Bocca della Verità. From the pier at Castel S. Angelo, you are just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. Commentary is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German or Chinese.

From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome

4. From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome

Head to Rome on a full-day guided sightseeing bus tour of the Eternal City from the port of Civitavecchia. Discover the city's hottest locations like St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain. Be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port and board a spacious coach. Relax on the drive to your first stop in Rome that is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. Take time to admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby, marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione.  Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. Board the bus for a panoramic ride. Cross the Tiber near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and view the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest Roman baths. End your scenic bus ride with a stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. Reach the Capitoline Hill to see the Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. Arrive at the Althar of the Fatherland and view dei Fori Imperiali roade to the Colosseum.   Observe Traian’s Forum and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Take a break for a quick lunch or to grab a gelato. Enter the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon temple built to see its massive dome and the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. End your tour in Piazza Navona where you can see the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the port in Civitavecchia.

Rome: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

5. 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: Urban Rafting Tour to Tiber Island with A Local Pizza

6. Rome: Urban Rafting Tour to Tiber Island with A Local Pizza

We will live a unique experience of its kind, we are the only ones authorized to navigate the river in the center of Rome, and we will make you discover the millenary city from a different point of view. We will meet in the heart of Rome, near Piazza del Popolo, where we will have the pleasure of accompanying you with a short walk of 5 min. to our embarkation point at Scalo de Pinedo, on the Tiber. Here we will find all our equipment ready: dinghy, helmet, paddle and life jacket. After the technical briefing, on the ground, and having worn the equipment, we will embark and sliding on the waters of the blond Tiber you will feel transported by millennia of history that will be revived for you by our expert guides, passing through Castel Sant'Angelo until you reach the Tiber Island (the only river island of the Tiber) always the birthplace of the Romans for its historic hospital where explanations and relaxation will leave room for a bit of adrenaline when near Ponte Garibaldi you will have the incredible opportunity to try your hand at real rapids in the center of Rome. In the end we will disembark near the Palatine Bridge where before saying goodbye we will be very happy to let you taste the real and authentic Roman pizza.

Rome: Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts e-Bike Tour

7. Rome: Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts e-Bike Tour

Swap the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day in the countryside in this fantastic 4-hour or 5-hour electric bike tour. Your guide will be waiting for you at Lungotevere delle Armi 44, where this wonderful adventure will begin. Your route is Via Appia Antica (Appian Way), one of the most important access roads of the city of the Roman Empire. You can follow your guide through imposing aqueducts, including landmarks such as the Catacombs of San Callisto, and will also cross the Regional Park of Appia Antica. You have the option to take a 3-hour tour by electric or manual bicycle, or can instead opt to choose the 5-hour tour which includes the option to visit the Aqueducts Park or the Catacombs of San Callisto or San Sebastiano.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo and Riverboat Ride Combo Ticket

8. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo and Riverboat Ride Combo Ticket

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Rome with an exclusive combo ticket. Enjoy admission to the Tiber River Boat Cruise and Castel Sant'Angelo on this fantastic journey of discovery through the ancient city of Rome. Embark on a delightful hop-on hop-off boat ride, exploring the city at your own pace while enjoying breathtaking views from the comfort of the boat. From the main boarding point, conveniently located near Castel Sant'Angelo, you can hop-off and embark on an enchanting journey through history. Step aboard your boat and be greeted by friendly staff ready to make your experience memorable. As the boat sets sail, glide along the picturesque Tiber River, passing under elegant bridges and admiring the stunning architecture that lines its banks. Sit back, relax, and let the gentle waves carry you through the heart of Rome. This hop-on hop-off service allows you the freedom to disembark at any of the conveniently located stops along the river, that are: - Isola Tiberina (Lungotevere degli Anguillara) - Ponte Sisto (Lungotevere dei Tebaldi) - Ponte Sant'Angelo (Lungotevere Tor di Nona) - Piazza del Popolo (Lungotevere in Augusta) Simply hop back on the boat to continue your journey once you have explored one of the listed sites. It's the perfect way to discover the city's most iconic landmarks, all from a unique perspective. When you've had your fill of the river, hop-off at the designated stop near Castel Sant'Angelo. This imposing fortress, originally built as a mausoleum, offers a fascinating glimpse into Rome's rich history. Ascend the fortress's ramparts and uncover its secrets as you explore the various rooms and corridors. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican. It's a truly mesmerizing sight that will leave you in awe. Located just a stone's throw from the main boat boarding point, Castel Sant'Angelo is conveniently accessible, allowing you to seamlessly continue your journey through Rome's captivating past. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to combine the magic of a river cruise with the splendor of Castel Sant'Angelo. Grab your combo ticket today and let the wonders of Rome unfold before your eyes!

Rome: Golf Cart Tour through the City with Local Guide

9. Rome: Golf Cart Tour through the City with Local Guide

Visit Rome's best scenic and hidden Rome's gems from the comfort of an all-electric, eco-friendly golf cart. Drive past top attractions like the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Trilussa, and Tiber Island. Listen to your guide telling you interesting stories about the city's history. Begin by meeting in the city center. Hop in your golf cart and set off on your adventure. Listen to your guide share secrets and trivia about the city's history. Be captivated by the sight of the impressive Castel Sant'Angelo, the majestic St. Peter's Cathedral, and the incredible City of Vatican. Head to the breathtaking “Pincio Terrace” , far from the city noisy traffic and take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the Eternal city from there. This romantic point is sure to leave you in awe as you soak in the beauty of the Eternal City from above.. To stretch your legs a bit, go down to Piazza Trilussa and listen to the most interesting stories about this beloved neighborhood of Rome. Re-board your golf cart and head to the Tiber Island in the middle of the Tiber River with the suggestive view. Explore many other must-see spots of the fascinating Romulus's foundation and end your experience in front of the Colosseum and take souvenir photos. If choose the private option, we are glad to tailor the tour to your preferences and interests, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a frequent traveler to Rome, there is so much to discover, Rome hides secrets and places you can't even imagine. The itinerary may undergo variations in cases of strikes, road works in progress or extraordinary events of any kind.

Rome: Foodie Walking Tour of Roman Neighborhoods

10. Rome: Foodie Walking Tour of Roman Neighborhoods

Taste your way through Rome’s fabled restaurants, bustling markets, and specialty food shops on a guided Roman food tour. Try local cuisine and visit city highlights, including Campo de Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, and Trastevere. Your 3.5-hour walking tour takes you to some of the city’s best-loved neighborhoods to sample a variety of different delights, from gleaming, beautifully-displayed fruits and vegetables in Campo de' Fiori (for the morning option) to the artisanal gelatos of the picturesque Trastevere neighborhood. Groups are kept to no more than 15 people so that you won't miss a sip, a bite, or an expertly woven point of Roman culinary heritage as you wander through lively plazas and flower-strewn side streets. The stops include historical markets, bustling bakeries, gelaterias, and traditional restaurants where you'll share the delicious food and wines of the region. Sample pizza bianca, the legendary mid-morning snack of Rome, festooned with thin slices of savory mortadella; you'll also taste cool, flavorful gelato and expertly browned supplì: tomatoey fried rice balls stuffed with creamy morsels of mozzarella. You might even try fried codfish in the Jewish Ghetto and catch a waft of exotic spices in the Campo de' Fiori market. Through tasting, talking, savoring, and sharing, you'll learn about the culinary history of Italy, fundamental to so much of the culture's richness. You'll also get the inside scoop on any special food events taking place at the time of your visit. By the end of the tour, you'll have learned to order food in Rome like a pro and where to find the best bites in town, preparing you to eat like an emperor for the rest of your Roman holiday!

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Wonderful!!! Marco was a great guide and showed us many things around Trastevere and shared great historical facts about each stop. We had an amazing experience and would highly recommend!

Super nice guide. With lots of information about the district (Trastevere) and the culinary specialties. Trastervere is worth a visit and with the street food tour it becomes an event.

This tour exceeded our expectations, the food, wine and beer were so good and our guide Mathia was so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to, excellent. Thank you.

Thank you Luca for a great tour! Perfect for our first evening in Rome

Luca was a great guide and the food was delicious!