Rome, The Eternal City, a religious capital and seat of the Roman Catholic Church renowned for its architecture, history and culture is the ultimate place to go this year and you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Vatican and Rome day tours. As the most popular destination in the world, it's not surprising 9 million international tourists gather to steep in this unique city's charm.
Home to iconic monuments, picturesque views and romantic settings you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Vatican and Rome day tours. As the saying goes 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do' and you can, whatever you're looking for we have a vibrant range of classic and out of the ordinary Rome tours for you to choose from. No two tours are the same, there's truly something for everyone!
Take a guided walking tour of Rome and explore the dozens of diverse neighbourhoods, one of the most rewarding aspects of a trip to the city. A city that truly feels like a set of villages combined into one all-embracing capital, soak in plenty of the small-town charm everywhere you go.
Rome is not as expensive as cities such as London or Edinburgh, you'll find everything you'll need to stick to your budget. Avoid eating out in expensive districts in Rome and dining out for sit down meals 3 times a day, every day. Rome's parks in the summer are spectacular and the perfect place to sit and people watch with your lunch. Attractions in Rome are reasonably priced and well worth the money you pay. Some monuments, most notably the Vatican Museum tour, have very long queues and going early in the day is recommended. If you are in a hurry then you’ll probably want to look into A private Rome & Vatican tour which allows you to skip the long queues and comes with transport as well. Transport is not always the most reliable in Rome but the cheapest option and there's plenty of options to take. Taking a Hop on Hop Off Rome bus tours is a great option to travel around this magnificent city and see the sights as you go.
The Eternal City of Rome is a distinguished place all year round. July and August are the peak months in Rome with large crowds and hot humid weather. A perfect time to take cover from the heat inside monuments and museums during the day and strolling through the streets at night, when Rome is at its most vibrant. Lookout for outdoor concerts and festivals, as well as arts, crafts and antique fairs. Rain and cooler days in Rome begin in late November through to February. December is a magical time to be in Rome with their embellished nativity scenes and brightly coloured lights giving the city an enchanting festive feel. March brings easter week to Rome and along with that brings religious followers to St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican museums, larger crowds and higher prices are to be expected in March. Late April to June are perfect times to visit Rome. The weather is pleasant and the crowds aren't so intense.
With so many things to see through the day, keeping your energy for night time adventures might be difficult! With night-time tours of the Colosseum, to live opera and outdoor cinema screenings on the banks of the Tiber, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself busy when darkness descends on the capital. In fact, some would say the city is actually better discovered at night – when the air is cooler and the hardcore tourists have retired. For a unique experience, check out the Rome Catacombs at night tour, which begins as the crowd filters out of this eerie space and the evening draws in. Head deep underground to see some of the city’s most incredibly preserved burial sites, learning about ancient Rome along the way. Who doesn't love to people watch? We all like to indulge in this when we visit a new city. Piazza Navona square in the city offers the perfect spaces to sit back and observe street performers, painters, children playing hopscotch and groups of friends. If you’ve visited the Colosseum already and are itching for another way to experience it, a guided colosseum and palatine hill night tour is a great option as it’s cooler, less crowded and far more beautiful as it is in the day time.
Travelling to Italy for some is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you'll want to see more of this breathtaking country while your there. From Rome, we offer group and private day tours as well as multi-day tours to Italians most amazing regions. Take a steady-paced hike up Mt. Vesuvius in the summer on a guided Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius day trip from Rome. You can also swap the bustling streets for a day in the Lazio countryside on a Roman countryside wine and food tour from Rome.
We specialize in shore excursions from all main Italian ports. A variety of Rome tours are available to visit main Italian cities with the comfort of a private tour guide, private driver and a private vehicle at your disposal. Your begins with pick up at the port and end with drop off with enough time for your boarding procedures before the ship sails away. We have Rome and Vatican City tours, Florence and Pisa tours and private Naples to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast tours. All our shore excursions include pre-purchased skip-the-line admission tickets for all the sites covered during the tour.
Tipping is compulsory in Rome so most people won’t be offended if you don’t tip. If you feel like you’ve experienced outstanding service, there is certainly nothing wrong with tipping. If you’re going to tip make sure you give it directly to the person it's intended for, or add an explanation to the manager. For restaurant workers in Rome, the staff are not reliant on tips to survive. Italians may leave some change of a few coins after a meal or when buying a coffee, but they certainly don’t work to a 20% structure. When on sightseeing tours, tipping your guide is greatly appreciated.