Rome’s alternative moniker as The Eternal City is justly earned. This is the city that lets you time travel back to the past the minute that you step into one of its wide piazzas. There’s so much to do, and no matter what activities in Rome you choose to explore you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life. From walking in the footsteps of gladiators to eating and drinking to your heart’s delight to venturing beyond Rome’s borders, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you travel with us.
The Darker Side of Rome
For all of Rome’s dedication to pleasure, don’t be deceived into thinking that the Romans aren’t without another side. There’s also a dark undercurrent to this ancient city - and it’s to be found mainly underground. You have a choice of two tours with us to experience the mysteries beneath Rome. Beginning at San Clemente Basilica, an ancient church built on top of three even more ancient sites of worship, the descent into Rome’s underbelly will introduce you to legends, ghosts and catacombs that will leave you speechless.
Toast life with exceptional Food and Drink
Rome is famous for the astounding volume of art and sculpture to be found within its city walls, but masterpieces aren’t limited to museums and galleries in this city. Instead, masterpieces can be found on every plate and in every glass in front of you, and they’re no less spectacular. One bite of a battered zucchini flower, a mouthful of supplì (a fried rice ball) or a forkful of Carbonara and you’ll agree. Make sure you bring an appetite!
Enjoy the aperitivo experience as you indulge in some of the finest morsels on the planet and participate in an authentic Roman pastime. Strictly speaking, the aperitivo part of the day signals an hour or two of pre-dinner drinks and snacks. But you’ll be forgiven for sneaking more than a few titbits; there’s so much delicious food to try!
For night owls, a culinary tour of Rome after dark is an experience not to be missed. Touring the city’s prime attractions and breaking for different eats and drinks is the best of all worlds.
Once you become accustomed to the beautiful food of Rome (and that’ll take you all of about two minutes), you might want to be able to recreate it for yourself once you’re back home. If that’s the case, join our pasta-making experience in a real Roman kitchen. Bellissimo!
And the smorgasbord of new tastes to try don’t begin and end in Rome. Making Rome your base, you can travel to Tuscany or the Roman countryside of Frascati with us to enjoy some extraordinary eats and drinks.
Experiencing more of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel
Whether for pilgrimage purposes or to see the art and design up close, visiting the Vatican and seeing the Sistine Chapel is a deeply held dream for many people. If you’re one of these people, we can assure you we’ll make your visit one of the most meaningful days of your life. In fact, our Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Tour is the #1 booked tour in the world! From the wonders of the Sistine Chapel to the Vatican Museums, to the stunning gardens of the Vatican, spending time here will provide you with an extra dimension to your Roman trip.
We offer multiple different tours of the Vatican so that you can experience this special place just the way you want to. Private tours, Skip-the-Line benefits and even breakfast at The Vatican are possible when you tour with us.
Discover a Preserved Roman town
It’s a rare day when you get to walk the streets of a town that looks exactly like it did 2,000 years ago. But, when you visit Pompeii, that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do.
Mount Vesuvius, standing tall in the background, is responsible for the ash-covered streets, monuments, and statues you’ll see. A volcanic eruption millennia ago caught the town’s inhabitants unawares and, as a result, Pompeii, once a thriving center of commerce, exists today as the original Lost City.
It’s somber to see the approximately 1,000 preserved bodies of animals and humans as the lava washed through the town. Yet, there’s still an air of the bustling social life the citizens must have enjoyed as you discover the homes, schools, businesses, and even take away restaurants, the town’s people used. Frescoes and graffiti have also been preserved, providing you with a perfect insight into the Roman sensibility of living life well.
Our different tours to Pompeii explore this fascinating town in ways that ensure you get a personal experience of the Pompeii phenomenon. Whether you choose to travel by bus or train, Pompeii is within reach from Rome. What better way to understand the Romans than by visiting Rome and Pompeii?
Walk in a Gladiator’s Footsteps
If Rome was to be represented by just one symbol, it would have to be the Colosseum. Can there be any more iconic symbol that sums up everything Rome means to the world?
Every aspect of the Flavian Amphitheater (another name for the Colosseum) is the personification of Roman power. The thick walls, the imposing structure and the events that took place in the amphitheater were all designed to project Rome’s gladiatorial spirit onto the world. Two thousand years later and the Colosseum still stands among the globe’s most iconic monuments.
Even today, with Rome as modern a metropolis as any other city in the world, stepping onto the grounds of the Colosseum immediately gives you a sense of the past. Listen carefully and you can almost hear the cries of the crowds baying for blood as a gladiatorial conquest takes place in the center of the arena.
Our 11 Colosseum tours provide you with the perfect opportunity to discover this monument just the way you want to. From private access to the Gladiator’s Entrance and Arena Floor (areas closed to the general public) to Skip-the-Line benefits that mean you maximize every minute you have exploring to different combination tours that include additional sights in your Colosseum excursion, we have you covered.
Exploring Rome as you wish
Rome will beguile you the minute you arrive. There’s something about the very character of this city, from buzzing street life to ancient ruins to delicious food to living life to the fullest that immediately envelopes you.
Soaking up the sights and experiences the Eternal City has to offer is easy as you embark on the many activities in Rome that you can choose from. All the while feeling like you’re in a dream!