Rome private tours

Italy’s Best’s private guided tours of Rome will sweep you off your feet and take you into the heart of the Eternal City.  All of our experiences are guided by English-speaking licensed guides and pre-booked tickets (where available) to let you focus on the art, history, and culture of the Italian capital.

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  • Bernini and Borromini: The Rivalry that Transformed Rome

    This Rome art tour explores the rivalry between Bernini & Borromini, two masters of Baroque art & architecture, as explained by an English speaking guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Look closely at the masterworks of Bernini and Borromini, with the help of a knowledgeable English-speaking art docent
    • Explore Baroque architecture in depth through Bernini’s Sant’Andrea al Quirinale and Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
    • Visit Santa Maria della Vittoria and marvel at Bernini’s revolutionary statue The Ecstasy of St. Teresa
    • Be amazed by the Palazzo Barberini, built for Pope Urban VIII, the most extravagant of the Baroque popes
  • Borghese Gallery & Gardens

    Enjoy a Borghese Gallery private tour with an English speaking guide. After viewing works by Bernini & Raphael stroll the Borghese gardens.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy an in-depth examination of the Galleria Borghese in the company of an art historian and see one of the world’s most incredible private art collections
    • Admire both the sculpture and painting collections of the Borghese Gallery
    • Complete your experience with a stroll through the Borghese Gardens for a stunning view over Piazza del Popolo
  • Early Christian Rome

    This private tour visits four of Rome’s most sacred basilicas on your tour of Early Christian Rome, including the Lateran.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Begin at St John Lateran Basilica and visit the Papal throne at San Giovanni in Laterano
    • Visit the Holy Staircase, traditionally believed to have been the stairs Jesus walked in Jerusalem at Pontius Pilate’s residence
    • Marvel at the legendary Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
    • End the tour with a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul, outside Rome’s Aurelian Walls
  • Hidden Treasures of Rome

    Dive deeper into the Eternal City with a private tour in Rome. Your guide will share hidden treasures, such as the Baths of Caracalla and Aventine Hill. 


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Start with a visit to the surprising Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati which dates back to the 5th century
    • Drive along the ancient Appian Way with its many pagan and Christian tombs, and feel the excitement of walking on 2,400-year-old Roman cobblestones
    • Explore secluded areas of the Aventine Hill with its monasteries and ancient churches
    • Visit Testaccio, the most unconventional of Rome’s neighborhoods, with its famous Monte dei Cocci
  • Jewish Rome and Trastevere

    Learn Rome’s rich Jewish history with this tour of the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. You will tour Jewish Rome, including a visit to the Synagogue.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Stroll down the quintessential streets of the Jewish neighborhood
    • Explore some of Rome’s fascinating and little-visited areas
    • Visit the Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum
    • Cross the Tiber and wander through the popular Trastevere neighborhood
  • Modern Rome: The Third Rome

    During this fascinating private tour in EUR and the Garbatella district, you’ll explore the Facist era architecture and history of 1930s Rome.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Learn about the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the so-called Square Colosseum, an iconic example of Fascist architecture
    • Marvel at the immense 1930s-era Palazzo dei Congressi and find out the history of this important and historic building
    • See “La Nuvola,” the recently-completed New Congress Center, a fascinating ultramodern complex designed by award-winning architect Massimiliano Fuksas
    • Explore the Garbatella quarter and experience this early example of a “Garden City” planned community
  • The Roman Nobility

    During this Galleria Doria Pamphilj private tour, your guide will share masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, & Diego Velazquez in this magnificent collection.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Discover this extraordinary jewel of Rome in the company of an expert guide
    • Visit the galleries of the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, the greatest private collection of artwork in Rome
    • Combine your tour with a visit to the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Santa Maria sopra Minerva Basilica, or the Church of St. Louis of the French
  • Underground Rome & the Appian Way

    Explore Underground Rome and the Appian Way from the Capuchin Crypt (Bone Church) to the Catacombs in the company of an English-speaking expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Explore the original Capuchin Crypt, where the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks have been used to decorate the underground sepulchre
    • Discover layers of history piled atop one another at the Basilica of San Clemente.
    • End your journey through the centuries along the Appian Way and marvel at the Roman Catacombs, underground burial chambers where millennia of history are unveiled among tombs and memorials.
  • Rome in One Day: The Colosseum and the Vatican

    Visit Rome in one day with this luxury tour led by an English-speaking guide. Your driver will whisk you to the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and more.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Explore the second and third tiers of Rome’s Colosseum and learn about the gladiatorial games
    • Admire the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum
    • Wander the Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill
    • See top Roman attractions like the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona
    • Get the most from your Vatican visit: see the highlights of the museums and fully appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, with the help of an expert, English-speaking guide
    • With Skip the Line access, you won’t waste time waiting in line, you’ll spend more time inside
  • Full-Day Rome: From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain

    Our full-day Rome tour explores the highlights of the city with a guide and driver, such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and more.
     


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Skip the line outside the Colosseum with your priority-entrance ticket
    • Explore the Roman Forum, see the House of the Vestal Virgins, and walk along the Via Sacra
    • Sightsee at the Markets of Trajan and the Theatre of Marcellus
    • Admire the Baths of Caracalla and the impressive Circus Maximus
    • From atop the Aventine Hill, see a spectacular view of the Eternal City
    • Visit the awe-inspiring Pantheon
    • Enjoy Rome’s most celebrated baroque treasures: the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain
  • Glory of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum

    Learn the history of Rome with a private Colosseum tour and visits to the Roman Forum and other Roman treasures. Includes skip the line tickets.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Skip the line outside the Colosseum with your priority-entrance ticket
    • Wander the first and second tiers of the Colosseum and learn its history from your guide
    • Explore the Roman Forum, see the House of the Vestal Virgins, and walk along the Via Sacra
    • Visit the Markets of Trajan and the Theatre of Marcellus (outside views)
    • Admire the Baths of Caracalla and the impressive Circus Maximus
    • See a spectacular view of the Eternal City from atop the Aventine Hill