38 Best Rome Cultural & History Tours 2019 - Best Tours in Rome

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Twilight Local Food Tastings and Hidden Places Tour
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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79 EUR

Twilight Local Food Tastings and Hidden Places Tour

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Discover the ancient "Campo Marzio" area of the city where Roman traditions are still alive. This tour gives you the chance to taste 15 local delicacies, visit the oldest bar in Rome to sample local wine, and sit down for a tasty meal of Carbonara!
From
79 EUR
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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50 EUR

Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani

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Booked by 45 people!
Enjoy a day trip to Castelli Romani - a beautiful area situated in the southern part of Rome. Discover traditional villages, fresh air, stunning countryside and great homemade food and wine!
Booked by 45 people!
From
50 EUR
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome including Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
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118 EUR

Tivoli Day Trip from Rome including Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este

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Tivoli’s two most-visited attractions are the magnificent Hadrian's Villa and the romantic Villa d'Este, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
From
118 EUR
Crime tour of Rome
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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23 EUR

Crime tour of Rome

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Journey back in time to the dark side of Rome! Discover the alleyways where influential politicians were kidnapped and murdered. Walk through piazzas where public executions took place. Gruesome stories from the past will come alive during this tour!
From
23 EUR
Local Food, History and Hidden Places: +20 Food Tastings
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
79 EUR

Local Food, History and Hidden Places: +20 Food Tastings

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In a authentic area close to the vatican walls, we will stop in 7 hidden places, owned by the same families since generations. Heart of the experience will be in the biggest market in Italy. A real hit will be the stop at the artisanal pasta shop because we are the only ones allowed to go inside ;)
From
79 EUR
Taste The Sweet Side of Italy Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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35 EUR

Taste The Sweet Side of Italy Tour

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This tour is for those with a sweet tooth! Enjoy a range of delectable Italian delights on this taste tour of Rome. Your guide will take you to hidden cake shops and cafes where you’ll eat the most delicious desserts in the city.
From
35 EUR
Naples & Pompeii day-trip from Rome
Tour ∙ 14 hrs
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125 EUR

Naples & Pompeii day-trip from Rome

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Visit the city of Naples and the amazing ruins of Pompeii on a full-day excursion from Rome by private bus. Learn fascinating facts about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, see the historic heart of Naples and eat some delicious pizza!
From
125 EUR
Private Vatican Tour: Museums, Basilica & Sistine Chapel
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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15 EUR

Private Vatican Tour: Museums, Basilica & Sistine Chapel

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Every day up to 25,000 people visit St Peter’s Basilica, the epic Renaissance centre of Catholicism, and the 54 masterpiece-packed galleries of the neighbouring Vatican Museums. Join me for a private tour of the Museums, Basilica, and Sistine Chapel.
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15 EUR
Rome Evening Walking Tour including Piazza di Spagna & Trevi Fountain
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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31 EUR

Rome Evening Walking Tour including Piazza di Spagna & Trevi Fountain

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Wander up to the Pincio Terrace to watch the sun set over Rome’s romantic squares and fountains on our 3-hour evening walking tour. Admire the baroque fountains at the Spanish Steps, see the Trevi Fountain up close and more...
From
31 EUR
Rome by Night: Pizza & Bike
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 EUR

Rome by Night: Pizza & Bike

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A bike tour to discover the illuminated monuments of the Eternal City after the sun has gone. It's the perfect time to hop on a bike and enjoy an early evening ride.
From
50 EUR
Skip the Line: Vatican Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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64 EUR

Skip the Line: Vatican Walking Tour

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The best way to experience the masterpieces of the Vatican is to join our 3.5-hour walking tour. It includes the highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica.
From
64 EUR
City Center Highlights Electric-assist Bicycle Tour of Rome (e-bike option)
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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54 EUR

City Center Highlights Electric-assist Bicycle Tour of Rome (e-bike option)

Hop on an electric-assist bicycle for a 4-hour tour of Rome that brings you in a safe way from the most iconic sights to the back alleys that tourists rarely see. Explore hidden alleys, ancient monuments and much more with your expert guide!
From
54 EUR
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Saint Peter's Basilica walking tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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69 EUR

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Saint Peter's Basilica walking tour

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See the most famous sites in Vatican City including the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. This skip-the-line tour will allow you to immerse yourself in art, history and archaeology with the help of an expert local guide.
From
69 EUR
Coliseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill skip-the-line tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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57 EUR

Coliseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill skip-the-line tour

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Skip-the-lines to explore Rome's most popular tourist attractions on this walking tour of the Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Learn about the emperors, gladiators and historic figures who shaped the future of this ancient city!
From
57 EUR
Venice day-trip from Rome by high speed train including a gondola ride
Tour ∙ 15 hrs
 ∙ From 
210 EUR

Venice day-trip from Rome by high speed train including a gondola ride

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Take a high-speed train from Rome straight to the center of Venice and explore the most romantic city in the world in a single day. The morning is free at your disposal to explore this marvelous city. In the afternoon you will enjoy a ride on an original Venetian gondola.
From
210 EUR

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Rome

Rating 4.9 based on 85 reviews

Don't miss it while in Rome!
Tour was fantastic! I came by myself and had a great time with Selene and other guys, eating best italian specialties, discovering interesting stories and places about amazing Rome. Selene is full of positive energy, highly knowleadgable and very passionate about the city. I would reccomend this tour to everyone, don't miss it while in Rome! :) Laura
Twilight Local Food Tastings and Hidden Places Tour
Was a nice way to end our trip
Pier was super chill, fun and professional. He's also knowledgeable and passionate about Frascati/Castelli Romani. We liked him a lot. My husband and I also really liked the tour. It was a quick ride into the Termini Station from the city center of Rome, then 20 mins via a very quiet, clean train to Frascati. It's completely different than Rome. It's very serene and little to no tourists. Its also very, very beautiful. The tour starts off a little slow at a Church but I must say, the wine that can be purchased there that's made by the Monks, is the best wine ever. It's literally only 3.50 euros also. I wish we grabbed more!!! Be sure to get some and support the smaller towns that have a hard time competing with the big city, Rome. After Frascati, we drove to Castelli Romani which was my fave. Very beautiful!! My hubs and I are already planning to return and stay there. We stopped at several local places, which we loved. We tried so many foods we usually wouldn't and loved all of it. We went home with most of it, along with more vino! We ended at my favorite place of all which was lunch at an old farmhouse winery. It was a true, true Italian experience. It was beautiful and we learned how to be pro winers. We had a wonderful meat and cheese platter and several free wines to compliment the food. The pasta was to die for. Everyone was great to us and we loved their dog!!!! It was just what the doctor ordered after a busy busy stay in Crazy Rome! Thank you Pier!!!!!! We loved it and won't forget it!!
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Great tour, go for it!
We booked a last minute tour to Castelli Romani and Pier accommodated us in a friendly manner. The communication was smooth and he made us feel welcomed. He customed the tour according to our desire: more walking, time for photos. We spent more than 3hours but he did not mind at all.
We saw beautiful villages from this area, an unique church, Pope's summer house, amazing views over the lakes, we had a coffee and delicious strwaberries.
He was really nice showing us Frascati, his home town( best pizza place, the oldest city oven). He took time to have lunch with us even that was not part of the schedule.
After the tour communication and recommendation with other nice places were much appreciated.
Definitely recommended tour!
Pier, many thanks!
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
A peaceful place.
We did this on our last day in Rome and it was the perfect way to finish off our time in Rome. Pier shows you around and explains the history of it. It did not feel like a tour guide it was more like a friend showing us around. He even took us right to our train stop and was patient and calm. I really loved this tour and I highly recommend anyone who wants to do it. You see so much and the process of getting to frascati is so easy and coming back is easy too because Pier explains everything well. I loved it and it was a great way to finish by time in Rome.
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
A relax getaway from the historic center of Rome
Frascati is just 30min from Rome by train, but you are transported to a serene, fresh and beautiful area. We were lucky to have Pier showing us the area in his charming Mercedes. The sights were wonderful: lake Nemi and its ships, the summer residence of the Pope, and the lazy Frascati cats. Pier brought us to a nice place to relax with some wine, cheese and bread with olive oil and black truffle. Pier is not just a guide, but like a friend showing you around when you visit.
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Great tour, Great day
As a tour guide I always know what to expect from other guides ,but Pier was nice surprise .I travelled in Rome with my friend and I think that we started to explore Rome it's history, it's wine and it's delicious food when we met Pier- Local guide in Rome. He is very . Flexible , helpful ,passionate and enthusiastic, he loves his city and knows the history . Also knows all the local places where you can find not typical souvenirs and taste wine and pasta. Highly recommend
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Best tour ever!
We looked for something unique, not just a tour of the Colosseum and the normal stuff that everyone sees. It was the best tour we took part in. The guide was unbelievable, with knowledge that doesn't end. He is a true Roman and you can tell he loves his town. He also speaks English fluently, and it is easy to understand him. We ended the tour in the BEST caffe in rome! I would have never come across this bar without our guide!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Crime tour of Rome
Just stunning
Pier was a wonderful tour guide. My husband and I loved every moment of this special tour of Castelli Romani and the villages around. We have made a pact to come back to Italy to stay near lake albano. The villages the food the wine the views. In a word just stunning. Pier made it so special too taking us to a very historic taverna and tasting the frascati. It was all so lovely. Do yourself a favour and do this tour!
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Fantastic day out
Pierre was a great guy who was really informative about the area. The trip gave us a different perspective on Rome and was the highlight of our first time trip to Rome. The visit to the farmhouse vineyard was the icing on the cake and comes highly recommended. Booking was easy and Pierre kept us up to date right up to the day of the trip as well as providing directions and info about train times.
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Michele was great!
I took this tour on my last night in Rome and I think it was a really cool way to end my time in the city. Michele was my guide and he was very informative and explained the crime events that took place really well, with a lot of detail and passion. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city as it gives a different perspective of Rome. I loved every moment of it!
Crime tour of Rome
Do not eat before joining this tour!
Wonderful walking tour which includes fabulous food , history and places you would never find on your own! This tour ticked all the boxes for me.Julieanna,our guide, was very knowledgeable and delivered the tour in an entertaining way . The tour was great value for money! We did the morning tour and will definitely do the twilight tour next time we visit Rome.
Local Food, History and Hidden Places: +20 Food Tastings
Immersive and relax
Since it was our last day in Italy, it was the nicest way to visit those beautiful villages. Pierpaolo is nice and speaks a really good french! He will bring you in some cute alleys, throught the history of this region. At some time, we had the feeling that we were really enjoying the italian life, at its best. My mom and I totally recommand this tour.
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Definitely worth the time and money!
Our tour guide Mike was awesome! He was so knowledgeable about the history behind these dark happenings and his method of storytelling was captivating! Being my second trip to Rome, I was insearch of the unconventional. This was it!
If you are thinking about doing this tour, DO IT. You won't be disappointed!
Crime tour of Rome
Interesting and informative
We had already spent a week in Rome seeing all of the “headline” sites. This tour was a fantastic end to the trip — a great walking tour through some less known sites and some that we had seen but with new perspective on the events that happened there. I would highly recommend it.
Crime tour of Rome
I cried during the cheese tasting...in a good way...
We were in Rome for 3 days this past July and decided to book this tour last minute, the morning of our tasting. Like a Local Guide was able to confirm the reservation by the afternoon. We met Stefano at a local family owned restaurant that had been a part of the family for 150 years. We started with a glass of wine and a local sparkling beverage for my mother and my sister as they were not drinking. Stefano was very knowledgable about Rome and Roman history. We went to places that I would not have gone into on my own.
My favorite part was the cheese tasting. I have a soft spot for cheese and wine in general and we went to this local cheese shop. The owners were so kind to let us come into their store. Stefano had a map of Italy and as we tasted the different cheeses, he talked about the region they came from. The owner let us try this soft blue cheese that was out of this world. Maybe it was the heat (we went during the heat wave), maybe it was the wine, maybe it was the passion with which the Stefano and the owner were discussing the cheeses, but it literally brought tears of gratitude to my eyes. An excellent way to spend the evening that I would not have been able to do on my own.

Gratitude, love, and light!
Twilight Local Food Tastings and Hidden Places Tour
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Don't leave Rome without doing this tour!
My boyfriend and I decided to book this tour for our last day in Rome. We started off the morning on a different tour that was just awful and put us in such a bad mood. However, this tour was so wonderful and it just erased all the bad memories from the morning. Our tour guides were friendly, fun, courteous and SO knowledgeable! We toured some places located off sides streets just a little away from the touristy areas and discovered some amazing food. We got to try some authentic Sicilian pastries, wonderful cheeses, and other foods as well. In between the food we walked to some areas and learned some fascinating facts. To finish the night we had a WONDERFUL dinner. Another thing to mention is that my bf is gluten and lactose intolerant and they accommodated for him and the gluten free bread he tried that night was hands down the best gluten free bread ever. It was warm and fresh out of the oven. I just cannot recommend this tour enough. It was a beautiful way to end our trip to Italy.
Twilight Local Food Tastings and Hidden Places Tour
Beautiful night in Rome
Riding a bike through the Eternal City as the sun set is one of my favorite memories of our time there. We started at the bike shop hopped on our bikes and took off! I will admit that it was a bit scary trying not to run into people in some of the busier areas. Our guide led us through the city, stopping to share information about the monuments. We learned so much. She made Rome come alive for us with her excitement for her hometown. We ended the night with a great pizza. I only wish our guide could have shared dinner with us! We also thought we'd be seeing the Coliseum as we ate, but it was not in view from inside the restaurant. We also ran into bad luck after dinner. The trains were already closed because of the late hour! We had to hire a car back to our hotel. Seeing Rome at night was exhilarating! There's just something about seeing it all lit up. Thank you Sarah for the great time! You are an awesome host!
Rome by Night: Pizza & Bike
Highlight of our trip to Rome!
Our private tour with Pier was one of the highlights of our trip. Castelli Romani provided us a nice break from the heat and crowds in Rome. The area is absolutely beautiful and it’s hard to believe it’s just an easy half hour train ride from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Our guide, Pier was the best part of the trip! He is endearing and so knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed the history he was able to share with us. The stops we made along the way in Castel Gandolfo, Nemi, and Frascati were all unique and picturesque. The little touches provided by Pier, such as a stop at a cafe in Nemi for a strawberry tart and cappuccino, were so appreciated. Just when we thought we were at the end of a perfect tour, Pier took us to one of only three taverns left in Frascati where we shared house-made wine while Pier sang Italian folk songs accompanied by his guitar. Book this tour today! You will not regret it!
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
Awesome!
I recently returned from a trip to London, Paris and Rome. While in Rome, I was unable to book a tour of the Vatican because it was closed. As a result, I was scrambling last minute to fill my day. I saw Pier's tour and was intrigued by the idea of exploring the countryside but wasn't confident that the trip would be a good substitute. I tried to book the trip late at night and Pier responded immediately. He also agreed to meet me earlier in the morning to accommodate my schedule. I can honestly say that my tour with him was the best part of my entire trip. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for a tour. He was extremely knowledgeable, great personality and showed me so many cool things...not to mention, gave me great recommendations for when I returned to Rome.
Day Trip to the Beautiful Castelli Romani
J
Naples, Pompeii and Pizza - What's Not to Love?
The tour started with picking us up at our hotel and bringing us to the tour group's buses. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke in both English and Spanish. The views from Naples was amazing, as was the tour of the fort. Next stop was a delicious pizza lunch with salad and a drink - which was very tasty. Off we went to Pompeii, which was the highlight of the day. I do wish we had more time to explore Pompeii as there is so much to see. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and took great care to answer everyone's questions. Do wear comfortable walking shoes; and if you have any stability issues, please bring either a cane or walking stick. All-in-all it was well worth the money and time spent; and I highly recommend it.
Naples & Pompeii day-trip from Rome

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