Piazza Navona fountain

The Best of Rome Walking Tour

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  • Duration
    2.5 h.
  • Start time
    15:30
  • Meeting Point
    Piazza di Spagna (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language
    English

Tour Highlights

  • Walking tour of Rome's historic center with the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and more
  • Gelato in a famous Roman piazza
  • Expert, English speaking-guide
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Groups of no more than 25 people

Explore the historic center of Rome and see its iconic sites - the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and more - in just 2.5 hours. Our expert guide makes even the most ancient sites come alive!
Piazza Navova View with Paintings

Explore the Historic Heart of Rome

Our walking tours of Rome cover all the most iconic sites, including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

Trevi Fountain Front View

Hear the Best Stories

Our expert, English speaking guides tell you the stories behind the sights, pointing out the little details you wouldn’t notice on your own.

Pantheon Front View in a sunny day

Settle into Rome's Unique Atmosphere

With headsets you’ll have space to take photos without losing your guide – and we’ll even throw in a gelato break in one of Rome’s famous piazzas.

The Best of Rome Walking Tour Description

Our relaxed walking tours of Rome see all the sights of the historic center in just 2.5 hours. With an expert, English-speaking guide on hand you’ll hear the stories and anecdotes that bring these incredible sights to life.

Learn how Raphael really died when you visit the Pantheon, hear about Bernini’s famous feud at Piazza Navona and discover the meaning behind a name at the Spanish Steps. Often referred to as an “outdoor museum”, the streets of Rome are home to some of the city’s finest art. You’ll see the momentous Trevi Fountain, Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers and appreciate some of the world’s most impressive architecture in the dome of the Pantheon.

In 2.5 hours you’ll walk Rome’s compact historic center, visiting its most iconic sights and some of the lesser-known corners with stories of their own to tell.

Our guides are experts in their fields, trained in the art and history of the city (not to mention familiar with its every nook and cranny), who are passionate about showing you more than what’s in front of your nose. With small group sizes, plus headsets on all group tours, they’ll be easy to interact with and difficult to lose – so you can relax and enjoy your walking tour of Rome.

Our Best of Rome walking tour is the perfect way to get to grips with the orientation, art and history of Rome. Travelling at an easy pace, you’ll never feel rushed. We’ll even stop for a gelato along the way (included in the price of the tour) so you can take a few minutes to soak up Rome’s famous ‘dolce far niente’, the sweetness of doing nothing.

 

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Groups no larger than 25 people
  • A gelato in summer or a hot chocolate/cappuccino in winter
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • The Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Colonna
  • Palazzo Montecitorio
  • Pantheon
  • Palazzo Madama (Senate of the Italian Republic)
  • Piazza Navona – Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
  • Campo de' Fiori

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.

FAQs

  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

The Best of Rome Walking Tour Reviews

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After seeing the ancient...

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After seeing the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and The Forum in the morning, we headed over to The Spanish Steps where the afternoon portion of the tour was starting. We arrived early enough to climb the Spanish Steps and explore the French church at the top. The view from up there was stunning, the steps and the fountain below and the skyline of Rome, all beautiful. Finding the tour guide was no problem and again we were treated to the excellence of City Wonders, specifically, Salvatore. We started our walk at the fountain at the base of the Spanish Steps. From there we passed the Keats and Shelly house where they lived together in Rome. One of the oldest ruins we saw were the remains of the 1st Century BC aqueduct. Salvatore provided facts after facts, stories and more stories, bringing to life sights such as the Field of Mars, the Bernini designed Parliament building, the 3,000-year-old Egyptian Obelisk and the Temple built in honor of Emperor Hadrian, the St. Ignatius church with its incredible frescoed ceiling. The highlight for me was the 1,900-year-old Pantheon with its Oculus, an opening in the roof for the light to shine through. To walk around this preserved Roman building, in continuous use since around 200 AD, is magical. Then onto the Trevi Fountain. Finished in the late 18th Century it is an absolute marvel. It literally "grows" out of the building. Again, Salvatore completed the picture with facts and stories, making it even more real. We ended up at the Piazza Navona and its famous Fountain of the Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi). The sun was low in the sky, creating a cool image of the fountain and its statues depicting the 4 great rivers of the 4 continents of that time - Danube (Europe), the Rio de la Plata (the Americas), the Nile (Africa) and the Ganges (Asia). This is a superb tour and pairing it with the morning Colosseum and Forum tour makes for the perfect day. Thanks, Salvatore for your great tour.

Selene was great - very...

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Selene was great - very knowledgeable and kept me engaged the whole time on subjects I knew nothing about. She is very passionate about the topics, which made her a pleasure to learn from. It was a great tour. I recommend it.

Very funny and charming...

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Very funny and charming. I would highly recommend this tour. When we turned the corner with the Trevi fountain in front of us, it took my breath away.

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Get to Know City Wonders

A City Wonders tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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