Rome Italy tours are an entertaining and educational way to see the capital city. In fact, no visit to Italy would be complete without taking a trip to the most popular city in the entire country. It has been said that a visit to Rome is like stepping back into the past. The wealth of culture, history, and architecture that this city holds is breathtaking, and a tour is a perfect way to see, feel, and touch everything this spectacular gem has to offer.
Many tours in Rome are guided, and this has its advantages in such a large city with so much to do. Tour guides offer an insight into the monuments and architecture that you might not otherwise be exposed to. The tour guides are experts and can answer any of your questions as well as provide information to you in an entertaining format. Moreover, guided tours often allow you to skip the line and walk right into your attraction without the long line ups. Another great reason to try a guided tour. But just what tour should you go on? Let’s explore your options.
The Colosseum is probably at the top of your list for historical landmarks to include in a tour, and you’ll have a myriad of options for tours depending on much time you have and how many sights you want to add on to the Colosseum. The amphitheater which once could hold almost 80,000 people, should be the starting point of your tour. If seeing this leaves you wanting more, try a tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Moreover, if you’re feeling adventurous, try a night tour of the Colosseum which also includes a tour of the underground and the arena floor. This VIP tour has limited capacity, so book early to guarantee your spot.
Other tours in the area centre on the Vatican and its landmarks. A Vatican City excursion can include St. Peter’s Basilica, The Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Take in one, two or all of these attractions depending on how much time you have. Some of these tours even include early access which is a morning tour that will get you in early and avoid the crowds.
If you love galleries, consider a Rome Italy tour that covers the most famous museum of art - the Villa Borghese Gallery. Most tours have a skip the line option and are often limited to groups of twenty or less. This is an intimate, exclusive way to see the gallery as well as the luxurious gardens that surround it.
Rome Italy tours are plentiful and diverse. Do your homework and book early for the best selection to all of the historical and cultural attractions this beautiful city has to offer.
Train travel is a great way to get in and out of Rome for your tour. The central train station in Rome is Roma Termini. This station has flexible service to all major cities in Italy and other countries as well. It is an ideal way to travel to in and out of the city and get you to your Rome tour. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.