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Discover The Best Guided Tours In Rome 2019

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Rome, the capital city of Italy, can be described as the physical embodiment of walking into the past. This breathtakingly beautiful city, with its ancient structures and rich history, is a delight to explore for history aficionados and casual tourists alike. In fact, there’s so much to explore in Rome that it can often get a tad difficult to experience everything if things aren’t planning in advance. Another aspect of the experience that can be a little problematic is fully understanding what you’re witnessing and its significance in the city and world.

One solution to both these problems is opting for a guided Rome tour. A guided tour essentially means that you’ll be accompanied to the places you visit by a local guide who is well-versed in everything there’s to know about the attractions and city you’re visiting. Most guided tours work out well also because they’re planned to the T and help you save time. If you’re considering opting for Rome guided tour, here are some advantages you should consider.

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Rome Guided Tour Advantages


A whole new world: There are two aspects of any trip to a place, attraction or city. The first is to physically see and experience something beautiful and legendary. The second is to discover the history and cultural significance of the place being visited. What a guided tour does is provide you with a healthy of balance of both these aspects. You don’t just view the physicality of the attraction but learn about how it came about and what it stands for in the city’s scope of things.

Expert guidance: Another reason why a guided tour of Rome should be your pick is that you would be accompanied by a guide who truly knows everything there’s to know about the city. So not only can you ask your guide any questions you might have about the place you’re visiting, you can also be assured that you’re going to the right places and viewing the attractions the way they’re meant to be viewed.

Facts of the matter: Along with actually viewing the attraction, the one thing that makes a tour special is the little bits of fun facts and figures that come your way courtesy the knowledgeable guide. Not only do these bits of information add some flavor to the whole experience but they also teach you a thing or two about the attraction! Your Rome guided tour will include a guide who’ll keep you informed and entertained throughout the journey.

Added benefits: It’s not all talkative guides and walking around aimlessly with a guided tour. If you pick a Rome guided tour that allows you priority access, you can skip the long queue outside the attraction you’re visiting and waltz right in to through the entrance. If that’s not a great selling point, we don’t know what is! Save your precious time by opting for a priority access skip the line ticket and explore even more of Rome’s many attractions.

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill


A towering oval amphitheatre, which during its glory days could fit almost 80,000 spectators, the Colosseum is a marvelous representation of the architectural prowess of the Romans. Right next to the Colosseum is the Roman Forum. While now the forum is mostly in ruins, it was home to several important government buildings in ancient Rome. Moving forward, we have the Palatine Hill, the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome. The Palatine Hill overlooks the Roman Forum and stands at a height of 40 metres.

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Rome in a Day: Colosseum, Vatican & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour
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Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour with Forum & Palatine Hill
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Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Floor & Roman Forum
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Skip-the-Line Tickets to Colosseum with Access to the Arena, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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1. Skip The Line Guided Tour of Colosseum with Arena Access, Roman Forum & Palatine

2. Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine

3. Guided Walking Tour of Rome + Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

4. Colosseum Evening Tour with Underground, Arena Floor & Roman Forum

5. Express Guided Tour of Colosseum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica


Given that the Vatican is important destination for Christians, you can expect to see some of the most famous churches and chapels in the city. The first would be St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest Christian shrines in the world. The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Next up is the Vatican Museums located within the city limits of Vatican City. The Vatican Museums house some of the most famous pieces of art of our times including Roman sculptures and Renaissance art.

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1. Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

2. Entire Vatican City Guided Tour With St Peter's Basilica Dome Climb

3. Early Access Group Tour to St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

4. Semi-Private Tour Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

5. Vatican & Papal Tombs: Treasures of the Sistine Chapel

Borghese Gallery


The Borghese Museum houses collections of art by legendary painters and sculptors such as Berini, Messina, Raphael, Caravaggio, and many others. These works of art were originally assembled by the wealthy Cardinal Scipione Borghese. There are very few museums in the world that can match the grandeur of the Borghese Gallery and a guided tour here is the best way to acquaint yourself to the lesser known mysteries of the paintings that adorn the walls of the gallery.

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Borghese Gallery & Colosseum Half Day Guided Tour with Roman Forum
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1. Villa Borghese Gallery and Gardens Skip The Line Guided Tour

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3. Borghese Gallery & Colosseum Half Day Guided Tour with Roman Forum

Roman Catacombs


The Roman Catacombs shed light on a period in the history of Christianity, the early ages when Christianity wasn’t a major religion in Rome. During these times, the burial of the dead was not allowed in the ancient city. Hence, people started building tunnels and catacombs underground on the outskirts of the city to bury their dead. This is why the catacombs are adorned with early Christian art, and use frescos and sculptures to depict their beliefs and customs. Once Christianity became a major religion, the burials underground stopped, and the catacombs were lost to the world. Taking a tour of the Roman Catacombs and transport yourself to these bone-chilling years.

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3. Catacombs of Rome Exclusive After Hours and Bone Chapel (Capuchin Crypts) Tour

Guided Neighborhood Tours


Strap on your walking shoes and get lost in the quaint cobbled alleys of Rome. Enhance your experience by signing up for a walking tour with a local guide and enjoy your walk interspersed with anecdotes and stories you've never heard of! Here are the best walking tours in Rome we think you should consider.

1. Best of Rome: Walking Tour with Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon

2. Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day walking tour

3. Twilight City Stroll in Rome

Guided Day Trips From Rome


If you're in Rome for over 2 days, why not step outside the city limits to explore a little bit more of the Roman countryside. From Pompeii to Florence or even Venice; a day trip from Rome is highly recommended during your stay. Check out our top picks for the best guided day trips from Rome!

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Full Day Tour of Florence by High-Speed Train
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1. Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full Day Trip from Rome

2. Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full Day Tour from Rome

3. Full Day Tour of Florence by High-Speed Train

4. Full Day Tour of Venice by High-Speed Train

5. Tivoli Villa Adriana Villa D'Este Half Day Trip from Rome

Comments (2)
  1. Lucky says:

    Are there any guided food tours? i’m visiting rome this summer and would love to try it out!

    1. Manisha Choudhari says:

      Hi Lucky! Headout has quite the collection of Food Tours in Rome. You can find them here: https://www.headout.com/category/186/food-tours-in-rome

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