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.
See Rome’s most famous buildings and monuments on a 2.5-hour private relaxing walking tour that’s both as interesting and educational as it is swift. Your expert English-speaking guide will share stories that will make each of these extraordinary sites come to life – from the Trevi Fountain to the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona to the Pantheon, you’ll experience Rome’s historic center like never before.
Because this tour is intimate and private, you’ll be able to ask questions and focus on the sites and details that interest you most. We tailor the experience entirely to you! We begin with the most beautiful Baroque fountain in the world, the Trevi, as you learn the captivating stories behind its construction as well as the famed legend behind tossing a coin into its waters.
We then visit the centrepiece of the Piazza Navona – Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers and its awe-inspiring giant statues. Hear about the fierce sculptor rivalry that ensued during its design and how the creative conflict eventually played out. As you continue on enjoying the Spanish Steps, be enthralled by tales of how they earned their name. Then marvel at the incredible architecture of the Pantheon dome, still standing in its vaulted perfection. Here your guide will loop you into the secret truth about the death of one of Rome’s most famous artists – Raphael.
Your expert, local English-only speaking guide is an expert in art and history. They know the city as only a local would, injecting as much passion into your experience as they have for their home town. In a short 2.5 hours, you’ll experience everything the center of ancient Rome has to offer – major sites made famous in countless Hollywood films and secret passages and hidden nooks other tours might miss.
Your perfect private tour experience ends with a bit of authentic Italian “dolce far niente” – translated as “the sweetness of doing nothing.” Sit and reminisce the amazement you just experienced over a coffee break including a gelato, or a hot drink, or soft drink and conversation with your guide, ask questions about history and sites you couldn’t get enough of, or simply kick your feet up and relax. This is your tour. This is your Rome. This is entirely your experience. Enjoy it!
We have been informed that there will be ongoing restoration work on (or to the buildings surrounding) the Spanish Steps, this will cause some visual disturbance and will affect the viewing and photo opportunities of these monuments.
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.
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.
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.