You decide who tours with you and your own private guide. Our Private Tours are priced for up to 2 people. If you want to bring more family or friends, you can easily increase the number of participants when you book your tour and the price will adjust automatically.
Rome is one of the most interesting historical cities in the world. But its streets weren’t only traversed by emperors and gilded chariots, they also ran red with blood. Hear about its dark and sinister with tales about the unforgiving Inquisition, the menacing Middle Ages, a bloodthirsty serial killer, hauntings, the plague, torture, executions and so much more as your English speaking expert local guide brings the dead to life.
Was there really a female pope? Was she murdered when her gender was exposed? Does her belabored spirit still haunt one of Rome’s historic bridges? You’ll arrive with so many questions and leave this tour filled with answers to your most interesting legends. Real or not? You be the judge (and executioner).
Our master storytellers will leave no cobblestone unturned on this private evening adventure. See Rome illuminated after sunset in eerie amber radiance, revealing spine-chilling, deeply ink-colored shadows where there were none by day. Here they’ll narrate the tumultuous chronicles behind these stony ancient edifices with revelations about a city that once burned heretics at the stake, hung pictures of the Virgin Mary to prevent crimes, and executed innocents by the handfuls.
This tour explores the dark, seedy and often sinister side of the artistic city you know and love. No romanticized masterpieces, no modern fashion icons, you’ll be thrust back into the Eternal City’s eternally mesmerizing, macabre and somewhat bizarre background. And with this intimate private tour experience, ask the questions churning within you as you discover Rome’s histories, mysteries, facts, fictions and legends.
Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition and holding a sign with the tour name.
We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.
Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.
A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.
With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.