Rome Highlights :
(Or just travel inspiration for the #travelholic in each of us)
All Rome Tours:
Private Rome and Vatican Tours
Highlights of our Bespoke Tours of Rome and the Vatican
Glide through the hustle and bustle of Rome calmly and intimately with a bespoke guided tour of the city’s highlights.
Experience the wonder of Italy’s glorious capital on a personalised tour of Rome and the Vatican.
The Vatican with Pre-Reserved Museum Tickets
Experience the pomp and grandeur of the Holy City during this private visit to the Vatican.
Pre-reserved Vatican entry comes with a personal expert guide who will lead you through the stunning corridors and halls of the Vatican for a truly memorable experience.
Highlights of the Eternal City Excursion
Enjoy 4 hours of sightseeing with own your expert guide! This experience is your passport to Rome as it was 2,000 years ago, with a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Romans and the forces that shaped them.
Highlights of the Eternal City Excursion – 6 Hour Adventure
Watch as the capital’s most important sites come to life! Explore this bustling metropolis with a captivating guide who will lead you on a romp through the history of the city’s illustrious architecture, politics and culture.
Rome by Night Tour
Walk the ruins and monuments of the ancient capital as the stars come out and the night lights come on. What better way to begin your evening than with a full evening’s exploration of the most famous sights and scenes after dark?
Catacombs and the Appian Way Adventure
Delve into the famous Catacombs and explore the world under, and beyond, the ancient walls. Also, enjoy and introduction to the Appian Way, which was the most famous road to the capitol. The structure and design of the Appian Way is still regarded as an amazing feat of engineering. It has influenced urban planners all over the world for centuries.
The Historic Capitoline Museum Tour
The Capitoline Museum boasts an impressive collection of ancient sculptures, plus various 16th and 17th century paintings by the most famous artists of the era.
Discover the great treasures within this historic museum that dates back to 1471.
The Glorious Borghese Galleries Guided Tour
Visit the Borghese Galleries, found in the villa that once belonged to Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the early 17th century.
As a passionate patron of the arts, he amassed a marvellous collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities now on display for your pleasure in their original settings.
Ancient Roman Life & the Ostia Antica Experience
Enjoy a personalised exploration of Ostia. During its glory days, the seaside town of Ostia was the capital’s primary naval base and a major commercial port.
However, abandoned for centuries, it wasn’t until 19th-century excavations uncovered some of the best preserved ruins of the ancient world that we can visit today in this picturesque and historic Italian town.
A Private Chauffeur Driven Guide around Rome at Night Tour
Enjoy gaining a completely unique view of Rome at night from the comfort of your own privately chauffeured vehicle. See the capital come alive at night as well as some of its most famous sights by the light of the stars.
The Highlights of the Eternal City from the Comfort of a Private Car Tour
Explore the vast reaches of the capital in the most comfortable and efficient way possible: by car! Relax and enjoy the sights while your knowledgeable private chauffeur expertly navigates through the streets and roadways of this bustling metropolis and its finest landmarks.
The history of Rome dates back well over 2000 years. In the 1st century BC, Roman mathematician and astrologer Lucius Taruntius Firmanus put his abacus to work and established that Rome was founded in 753 BC – on the 21st April, to be precise.
Mythology has it that Romulus and Remus founded Rome, choosing the Aventine Hill on which to construct the city foundations.
Science however tells that Rome is actually even older. Its early populations, a mix of Etruscans, Sabines and Latins, blended to form the Romans. The Roman Kingdom and subsequently Roman Republic were born, before being taken over by the Roman Empire – as many of the surrounding lands far and wide also came to be.
Having conquered much of the world as the Romans knew it, their beloved city became known as “Caput Mundi” (World Capital) and “The Eternal City”.
Today, Rome is the capital city of the Lazio region as well as that of Italy itself. Well over 4 million people call Rome’s metropolitan home.
Internally within Rome is Vatican City, a country within a city (within a country). After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Pope had much control of Rome, establishing the city as the Papal States capital.
It was only the unification of Italy that saw this come to an end. Rome went on to become the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in 1871 and subsequently the Italian Republic.
Rome is home to many iconic symbols of Italy, none greater than the Coliseum. Other iconic must-see Roman sites include the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Roman Forum, the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, and a host of other breathtaking piazzas, buildings, monuments and more.