Lonely Planet Experiences: Rome Highlights Small Group Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

Discover some of Rome's top food spots during this small-group walking tour. Explore the eternal city's iconic sights as you make your way around ancient streets sample culinary delights such as rich Italian espresso at a local coffee roaster, wine, cheese, and some of the best gelato in Rome.
  • Small-group walking tour of Rome
  • Visit some of Rome's many attractions, including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona
  • See some of the buildings that house the Italian government
  • Sample some of the city's best gelato (included) and espresso (own expense)

Local, English-speaking guide
Tastings of espresso
Gelato,
Cheese and local charcuterie
One glass of wine
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Piazza del Popolo, 21, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Meet your guide near the Spanish Steps and be ready for a fun and delicious stroll through the Eternal City's historic center.

Walk from the Spanish Steps past Bernini's Barcaccia Fountain along Via Condotti. Peek at the gorgeous window displays of the fancy boutiques. Check out the historic Antico Caffe Greco, a cafe that was once a favorite haunt of artists and philosophers.

Continue on to the Trevi Fountain, made famous by Fellini's movie 'La Dolce Vita.' Throw a coin in the fountain to ensure your return to Rome. Walk to Piazza Colonna, overlooked by the Palazzo Chigi and the nearby Montecitorio – both of these are houses of the Italian government.

Take a break to sample some of Rome's best gelato before continuing to the Church of Sant'Ignazio. Admire the trompe l'oeil of the false dome in the church. Wind your way through the streets to arrive at the Pantheon, the incredibly well-preserved Roman temple. The fountain in the square outside the Pantheon was designed by Giacomo della Porta.

Stop for an espresso in a nearby cafe, one of the best in Rome (own expense). Next, walk to the Palazzo Madama, another Italian government building that was once a private home. Continue to the Piazza Navona with its beautiful 'Four Rivers Fountain' by Bernini.

The last stop on your tour is a visit to the so-called talking statue, Pasquino, before tasting some fantastic wine at a wine bar (own expense). Choose from a list of more than 3,000 wines. Pair that with some cheese and cured meats (own expense) for a lovely end to the tour.
Itinerary
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Piazza Navona
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Trevi Fountain
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Fontana della Barcaccia
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Via Condotti
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Pantheon
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Spanish Steps
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Piazza di Pasquino
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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
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Rome Urban Adventures
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Palazzo Madama - Sede del Senato della Repubblica
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Piazza Colonna
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended as this is a walking tour
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • As there is a possibility that we will enter churches during this tour, please ensure that your knees and shoulders are covered (you don’t need to over dress, particularly when it is very hot! A scarf to cover up your shoulders and a skirt covering up to your knees are absolutely fine.) Comfortable shoes are recommended as this is a walking tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Your walking tour takes you off the beaten path so you can see how to explore the famous iconic sites throughougt the city from a local's perspective.
  • The tastings on your tour include regional foods that are locally sourced, from espresso at a local coffee roasters and porchetta made around the hills of the Eternal City, to the gelato made fresh at a local gelateria
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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