|PICKUP/RETURN LOCATION||Rome Hotel or any other place of your convenience|
Your English speaking tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience at 8.30am for this private Rome full day tour.
It is dominated by a huge monument in honor of Vittorio Emanuele II, also known as the “the wedding cake”, because of its distinctive shape.
Capitol Hill and Roman Forum are perfect, to enjoy the breath taking sceneries of Rome. You will appreciate the enchanting view of the Roman Forum, the religious, political and commercial hub of ancient Rome. Within a few minutes, you’ll find yourself into the magnificent Piazza Del Campidoglio, commissioned by Pope Paul III. It was designed and partly laid out by Michelangelo from 1536 onwards, for the visit of the emperor Charles V.
Not very far away from here, there is the Jewish ghetto where you can explore the interesting history of the Jewish community in Rome. Confined inside a high wall enclosure, people were obliged to live in it and forced to wear a distinctive symbol on their clothes identifying them as Jews by the church during Pope Paul II’s authority.
The most extravagant of Rome’s Square, adorned with the fountain of The Four Rivers by Bernini, and the church of his rival, Borromini.
During your Rome full day tour, make sure to visit Piazza Della Rotonda, where you can see the Pantheon, the best preserved and enchanting monument of ancient times. This architectural masterpiece was an excellent test of the abilities of architects in ancient Rome.
Then see the Circus Maximus, where there were very bloody chariot races at the time of imperial Rome, as we can see in one of the classic American movies, Ben Hur. The Coliseum, known also as the “Flavian Amphitheatre,” could contain 50,000 spectators to watch fights between beast and men, gladiatorial contests, races, and naval battles.
Next, you will have lunch time in a typical Italian restaurant on the Appian Way, the principal road of the Roman soldiers.
You can enjoy specialties of the Roman cuisine far away from the tourist-beaten locations. The next stop your will take you to is the Catacombs. Catacombs were expanded enormously in canicula carved out for kilometers during the development of Christianity in Rome; the result today is an inextricable spider web, in which, it is easy to lose your way.
The tour program as listed above includes simply suggested itineraries and sights, and can easily be further customized in order to suit your schedule, all your specific interests and needs.
*Upon request, a local official guide can be provided for this tour. The price of the guide will be determined based on your specific interests and needs.
This tour length is approximately 7 hours in total and is conducted by an English-speaking tour driver that will not enter sites but drive you around and show you places, pointing out things while explaining what they are, as well as stopping at the places that require a visit and helping you access them.
Your tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience at 8.30am. During this Rome tour, you will see some of the most famous and iconic locations in the World. Your driver will recommend some local restaurants for a typical Roman meal in a not so touristic location, where only locals go to enjoy excellent food in a fantastic atmosphere.
At the end of your tour, your driver will escort you back to your hotel.