Rome is one of those cities that truly has it all. From great food to stunning buildings and so much more in between, it is a city that everyone should have on their European bucket list! With plenty of Rome tour packages available, it’s so easy to make the most of your trip. Regardless of what your interests are, the Italian capital has something for everyone…
Rome tour packages for food lovers
If you love your food, then Rome is an absolute dream come true. From pizza to pasta to stunning seafood, there is something on the menu for you. Rome as a city caters really well to gluten-free and vegan diets, so nobody has to go hungry on a trip to the Eternal City! Whether you want to eat a three-course meal overlooking the iconic Colosseum or grab a slice of Pizza Napoletana and go, you absolutely can.
And there are various Rome tour packages that cater to foodies, too. Take an evening walking tour of the city, which includes a visit to the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and beautiful Piazza Navona in the hands of an expert, English-speaking guide, and enjoy some delicious Italian wine and traditional appetizers. It is a great way to see the best of what the city has to offer as it twinkles in the early evening light, and get to try some tasty Italian snacks. The tour runs at 7.30 pm on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday, lasting for 2.5 hours and capped at groups of 15.
Another popular food-related tour comes in the form of a day trip from Rome to Tuscany. You’ll get to explore a traditional medieval town, Montepulciano, and its vineyards and wine cellars. At a stunning Tuscan farm you will enjoy a three-course meal, paired with the legendary Brunello di Montalcino wine. You’ll be able to buy the wine from the farm or from Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage village which you will have ample free time to wander around. This tour runs Monday through Friday, leaving Rome at 7.30 am daily and returning 12 hours later. You will be in a group of no more than 25, accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide.
Rome tour packages for history lovers
Rome has such an incredible history. From the Roman Empire to the birth of the Vatican, there are so many stories that have their roots in the Eternal City. Some of it is dark and bloody, and some of it is completely heartwarming and fascinating. There’s one thing for sure: history lovers will never get bored in Rome. Tour packages are available to satisfy even the most curious history buffs!
If you want to cram in the best bits of the city during a short stay in Rome, you can spend a whole day exploring the most iconic sites within the city. See the awe-inspiring Pantheon, admire the Spanish Steps, visit Piazza Navona and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. You’ll also be able to enjoy Skip-the-Line access to the Colosseum, the Rome Forum and Palatine Hill. The Colosseum alone has so much history to learn about - gladiatorial battles, mock sea battles and more! - and the rest of the city oozes historical interest too. Your expert, English-speaking guide will be able to tell you everything you need to know about Rome’s past. This tour runs Monday through Friday, departing at 10.00 am and lasting 8 hours; it is capped at 25 people.
Want to see the darker side of Rome’s interesting history? The crypts and catacombs than run below the streets will definitely give you an insight - this is one of the best Rome tour packages for those who want something a little bit different. These catacombs are where Christianity took root; you’ll get to see these burial chambers as well as the multi-layered Basilica of San Clemente, and the fascinating (if very morbid) Capuchin Bone Chapel. Take a jacket, because it can get chilly underground… This tour runs Monday through Friday at 2.30 pm, in groups of 22. You’ll be accompanied by an English-speaking expert, and 3.5-hour the tour includes travel by comfortable air-conditioned bus.
Rome tour packages for those who want to see the Vatican
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. It is almost 120 times smaller than the island of Manhattan! Home to the Pope and the site of his Papal masses and addresses, the Vatican is a must-visit on any trip to Rome. For those who practice the Catholic faith and those simply interested in religion and art, it is one of the most incredible sites in Europe.
You can combine a trip to the Vatican with seeing the Colosseum in one handy package; a 9-hour tour showing you two of the city’s most iconic sites. There are private tours of the Vatican available, and chances to see the famous Bramante Staircase. You can climb the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, visit the fascinating Papal crypts and spend time admiring the well-kept Vatican Gardens. From Michelangelo’s famous ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, to the Galleries of Maps and Tapestries, to the wonderful Raphael Rooms - there is so much to see at the Vatican.
Our tours include Skip-the-Line Access and we have a Partner Entrance too; this means no waiting in line to get inside and enjoy what Vatican City has to offer. No sore feet or bored little ones! With expert English-speaking guides and auto headsets, you’ll be able to explore the Vatican and learn all its stories and secrets too.
There are so many Rome tour packages available; it is an incredible city just waiting to be explored by visitors with an interest in history, art, food, religion, architecture or something else entirely! No matter what time of year you visit or how long you’re there for, a trip to Rome is something completely unforgettable.