I provide tours of the attractions in Rome Italy.
If you would like to take a tour of the best of Rome, you can choose from the list of Rome attractions below and create a tour route for one of my Rome tour guide friends to bring you around.
I lived in Rome for four years, fell in love with the city, made many guide contacts in the industry who I am still friends with. My tour guide notes on the things to see in Rome are now articles on the Rome sites in this section.
I charge per hour and calculate that based on the average time it takes to do each location. With a walking or driving tour of the squares of Rome there is no entrance tickets as these are publicly viewable monuments or churches.
My prices are competitive, I generally charge less than most tour companies, you are assured a tour guide with excellent spoken English who has positive reviews of their tours.
what to do in rome
The Rome tours I provide cost €75 per hour by foot and an extra €50 per hour using a private car.
There are 3 potential routes and each lasts just over one hour.
Alternatively you can choose from the list of sites below and I will send you a price when I respond to you.
90 minute Walking/Driving Tour of Rome:Route: Piazza del Popolo, The Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain, Hadrian's Temple, The Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
This shorter tour would suit those with walking difficulties or who want to see the main can't miss squares.
Price by foot: €120 in total. Not per hour. Includes up to 5 people. €30 per extra person.
Price by Car: €175 in total. Not per hour. Includes up to 3 people. €50 per extra person. Includes collection at hotel and return there after the tour.
places to visit in rome
2 Hour Walking/Driving tour of Rome:Route: Piazza del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo, The Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain, Hadrian's Temple, The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Largo Argentina and the Jewish Ghetto.
This medium level tour would suit those with an interest in renaissance art and who want to grab either lunch or dinner in the Jewish Ghetto after the tour.
Price by foot: €150 in total. Not per hour. Includes up to 5 people. €30 per extra person.
Price by Car: €220 in total. Not per hour. Includes up to 3 people. €50 per extra person. Includes collection at hotel and return there after the tour.
what to see in rome
3 Hour Walking/Driving tour of Rome:
Route: Piazza del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo, The Spanish Steps, Piazza Barberini, The Fountain of Moses, Quirinal Hill, The Trevi Fountain, Hadrian's Temple, The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Largo Argentina, the Jewish Ghetto and the Campidoglio.
This whole hog tour would suit those with an interest in renaissance art and who enjoy walking.
Price by foot: €225 in total. Not per hour. Includes up to 5 people. €30 per extra person.
Price by Car: €300 in total. Not per hour. Includes up to 3 people. €50 per extra person. Includes collection at hotel and return there after the tour.
things to do in rome italy
If none of the above established routes suit you, you can choose from a the list below and I will respond to you with a price.Booking: If you would like to book a tour through me, please fill out this form and it will email me your request. I will reply to you with a quote, you can always say no.
I will reply to you within 24 hours via email and answer any questions you may have.
Once you are happy and want to confirm the tour, I will send you an email with the guide's name and cellphone. S/He will then meet you ar your hotel or airbnb recception in Rome. You can pay in cash on the day of your tour.
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My Tour reviews:
Perfect Balance of Wit and Knowledge
He was the perfect balance of wit and knowledge - was amazed at the depth of his knowledge and he has ability to communicate the facts in an interesting manner - also gave us a good selection of the things worth seeing - I have recommended the tour on our expedia review of Rome
5.0 Stars David Garwood
Dara's Tour was Fantastic.
Dara's tour was fantastic. He made 2000 years of history much more fun than expected. I would certainly take his tour again when I next visit Rome. I learned so much and had a great time. Thanks!
5.0 Stars Melinda
Highlights of My Trip
Most professional tour that I had on Rome. One of the highlights of my trip. Thank you!
5.0 Stars Marti Panikkar
Dara was Fantastic!
Dara was fantastic! Not only very informative but funny as well. He kept the group together well, he frequently asked if everyone was okay and we stopped for toilet breaks. The tour was so interesting and well paced. It was also great that Dara was able to talk and walk at the same time unlike the guide the following day at the colosseum who hurried us past everything then ushered us into the shade to talk for 20-30 minutes at a time(I'll rate that one next)!
5.0 Stars Natasha Thomas
Dara was Very Funny
Dara was very funny and gave great information. Truly enjoyed this!
5.0 Stars Susan Kiner
The Most Enjoyable Tour
This was the most enjoyable tour of our entire two week vacation to Italy. The guide was quite knowledgeable and interjected fun facts and humor which made it even more engaging for our children - ages 20, 17 & 15. He was always respectful of the faith and reminded us of the rules - which from the noise level in the cathedral, other tour guides must not have been as informative.
5.0 Stars Mike Howard
Dara was Great
Dara was great. We had to leave the tour early because our ship changed the departure time from the port city - move it up 1 hour. Dara gave us great directions on where to go to see what we wanted to see since we couldn't stay with the tour. He also was very informative while the hour or so we were with the tour.
5.0 Stars Jerry Parche
Just loved all the info that Dara gave us. Excellent tour and tour guide. Would recommend your tours to our friends visiting Rome. Thanks for your services.
5.0 Stars Brando DeOliveira
Helpful and Informative
Dara was very helpful and informative. He knew each room and detail and I am glad that he was our tour guide. He had a nice personality and I was amazed with his ability to keep counting our group to make sure all were together before we moved forward. I have already recommended your tour to other people as I traveled in other parts of Italy.
5.0 Stars Audrey Ferrante
Dara did a wonderful job. I wish we would have had him as our tour guide the entire time we were in Rome. He made the tour wonderfully entertaining and very educational. He placed just enough detail in the explanation to teach us but not bore us. He did an outstanding job. Thank you Dara!
5.0 Stars Rebeka Carter
|Piazza del Popolo|
|Santa Maria del Popolo|
|The Spanish Steps|
|Fountain of Moses|
|Campo de' Fiori|
|Jewish Ghetto Rome|