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.

  • Bernini and Borromini: The Rivalry that Transformed RomeBernini and Borromini: The Rivalry that Transformed Rome

    Bernini and Borromini: The Rivalry that Transformed Rome

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    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

    Rome Art Tour: Explore Baroque Art & Architecture During the mid-1600s in Rome, two artists – each with a particular genius – appeared on the scene, left their imprint on the city, ...

    Duration : 3 hours
  • Borghese Gallery & GardensBorghese Gallery & Gardens

    Borghese Gallery & Gardens

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    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

    Masterpieces of the Galleria Borghese Your Borghese Gallery private tour visits one of the greatest private art collections in the world and is led by an art historian who will unfold the ...

    Duration : 3 hours
  • Early Christian RomeEarly Christian Rome

    Early Christian Rome

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    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

    As the core of Christianity, the Eternal City is home to a wealth of churches, cathedrals and religious monuments. Let your private English-speaking guide from Italy's Best show you four ...

    Duration : 4 hours
  • Hidden Treasures of RomeHidden Treasures of Rome

    Hidden Treasures of Rome

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    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

    Tour a Different Side of Rome After you've visited the most important sites in the Eternal City, on this very special tour you'll discover the Hidden Treasures of Rome that are ...

    Duration : 4 hours
  • Jewish Rome and TrastevereJewish Rome and Trastevere

    Jewish Rome and Trastevere

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    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

    Tour Jewish Rome Rome's Jewish community is the oldest of the Western World, dating back to the second century. Today, there are approximately 15,000 residents of Jewish heritage in the Eternal ...

    Duration : 3 hours
  • Modern Rome: The Third RomeModern Rome: The Third Rome

    Modern Rome: The Third Rome

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    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

    Private Tour in EUR & Garbatella: Iconic Architecture After Rome’s Imperial and Papal eras, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini referred to Fascism as the Terza Roma, or “Third Rome.” During this fascinating private ...

    Duration : 4 hours
  • The Roman NobilityThe Roman Nobility

    The Roman Nobility

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    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

    Galleria Doria Pamphilj Private Tour The 15th-century Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, still inhabited by members of this historic family, is home to original furnishings, burnished mirrors, glittering chandeliers, and magnificent art. The privately owned ...

    Duration : 3 hours
  • Underground Rome & the Appian WayUnderground Rome & the Appian Way

    Underground Rome & the Appian Way

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    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.

    Explore Underground Rome Beneath Rome lies yet another city Enjoy Italy's Best tour of Underground Rome and the Appian Way giving you a chance to explore the city's layers and most ...

    Duration : 4 hours
  • Rome in One Day: The Colosseum and the VaticanRome in One Day: The Colosseum and the Vatican

    Rome in One Day: The Colosseum and the Vatican

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    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

    Get to know Rome in one day with this astounding tour! While relaxing in your own private limousine, you'll see the major sites and you'll also visit the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, ...

    Duration : 8 hours
  • Full-Day Rome: From the Colosseum to the Trevi FountainFull-Day Rome: From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain

    Full-Day Rome: From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain

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    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

    Your full-day Rome tour, in the company of a licensed guide and driver, will immerse you in Rome's deep history, from the glories of the ancient world to the glory ...

    Duration : 7 hours
  • Glory of Ancient Rome and the ColosseumGlory of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum

    Glory of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum

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    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

     

    Experience the timeless history of Rome's Colosseum and the glories of Ancient Rome during this half-day Colosseum tour. This spectacular Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour peels back the many layers ...

    Duration : 4 hours