Private Tour

Highlights of Rome Evening Tour

Family
Romance & Honeymoon
Duration: 2 Hours
Languages: EN, ES

If you're planning to be in Rome, don't miss the unique opportunity to absorb the history and true ambiance of Italy's capital city on this private guided introductory Rome evening tour. Visit the best and most beautiful attractions Rome has to offer and enjoy its unique twilight atmosphere without the crowds! This is a fitting tour, both for first-timers and repeat visitors looking to deepen their appreciation for the Eternal City.


Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
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What to Expect

If you're short on time and would like to see the main attractions, or would simply like to get acquainted with the city on your first day in the Eternal City, this Rome evening tour is the perfect choice! You will explore Rome's historic center most iconic sites including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Navona Square, Campo de Fiori and even our favorite gelaterias. A great introduction to the city filled to the brim with ancient wonders and our warm welcome to Italy’s capital!

 

This Rome at twilight private walking tour is a great way to end a wonderful evening in Rome or even a perfect way to start it! Our carefully planned itinerary takes you through over 2,000 years of history to see not only the most instagrammable spots but also a few lesser-known corners that every first-timer and the seasoned visitor will want to discover. All with the personalized attention from you dedicated guide introducing you to Rome past and present from a local's perspective.

 

One of the best orientations to Rome is taking a relaxing stroll through the historical center with its narrow streets and breathtaking vistas of piazzas, fountains and ruins. All with colorful stories and expert insights from your guide bringing the art and times to life for you. What we offer is an entertaining and informative Rome evening tour that takes in not only the major sites of the city’s but also a few hidden gems.

The Best Walk in Italy – The Passeggiata

In Italy, the passeggiata is an early evening walk before dinner. This centuries-old tradition is still practiced throughout the country today. During this two-hour Rome evening tour we like to share this time-honored ritual with visitors during an easy paced stroll through Rome's atmospheric city center, showing off the city's world-famous landmarks, fountains, quaint side streets, and piazzas whilst learning the captivating stories that surround each of them.

 

On this Rome evening tour, you will enjoy a leisurely stroll from piazza to piazza, where the noise of the crowds is replaced by the soft gurgle of cascading water. Past historical monuments, down twisted narrow alleys whilst your guide tells you about the great architects and powerful wealthy families that made the incredible achievements of the Renaissance possible.

 

Our introduction to the magic of Rome starts at the elegant Spanish Steps where generations of world-weary travelers and Romantic poets made their home away from home. As you explore the incredible secrets behind this famous sight, you will also be entertained by intermittent stories of some of the characters who lived in and around the alleys of this beautiful area, including the fiery painter Caravaggio and the young philanderer Casanova.

 

The guided walk continues through the narrow cobblestone streets to the Trevi Fountain where you will get a chance to toss in a coin. Legend says those who do are destined to return to the Eternal City. The next stop is the Pantheon one of the greatest and best-preserved Roman temples. Although refashioned as Catholic Church, this celebrated classic site stands as the most stunning example of ancient Roman engineering. Its perfect dimensions and soaring dome have astounded architects and engineers for generations.

 

Near the Pantheon is the picturesque Piazza Navona, which has immortalized the shape of the Roman stadium on which it was built. This piazza is dominated by the celebrated fountain of the Four Rivers, which was designed by Bernini. Here your guide will reveal a great story behind this fountain that involves intrigue and redemption.

 

It is the works and life of Bernini that will greatly color your Rome evening tour: he was a man who reached the heights of power as the most popular Baroque architect and then dramatically fell from favor. Your guide will show you how to read the signs of his rivalry with the architect Borromini in the very stones of the piazza. The lively Campo dei Fiori makes a suitably dramatic conclusion to this Rome evening tour to some of the Eternal City's most splendid sites.

Where does the Rome Evening Tour start? Where does it end?

You will meet your guide at your accommodation (if centrally located), or at an easy-to-find point near the Spanish Steps. Your confirmation email - which you will receive when you book your tour - will have the exact meeting point details. This early evening walk concludes in another lively square, Campo dei Fiori, lined with many of the most popular restaurants and bars in town. Your local guide will be happy to share hidden gem advice on where to eat once the tour has finished.

 

Looking for more things to do in Rome? Some of our most popular experiences in Rome include the Private Tour of the Vatican and Colosseum Ancient Rome Private Tour.


Highlights

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon (from outside)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Campo dei Fiori

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or at an easy to find location in the historic center. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This early evening private tour is available on request any day.
  • (April-October) Suggested starting time 6.30pm - (November-March) Suggested starting time 5.30pm.

Good to Know

  • The tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • During the warmest months of the year, a small bottle of water* is also advisable.*We discourage single-use plastic water bottles on our tours, and suggest you consider bringing your own refillable bottle. Rest assured that there will be several opportunities to quench your thirst on the tour.
  • This tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. However, please let us know in advance any special needs or invalidity and we will do our best to accommodate.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Is this Rome evening tour good for kids?

Yes. If you're traveling with your kids, this walk is a great way to start your Roman adventure and introduce them to the fun of history and art. This private tour combines entertainment and education as you visit some of Rome most significant attractions and hidden corners unveiled by our friendly and knowledgeable local guides.

Can I request a car service?

We find this Rome evening tour best suited on foot as much of the areas are pedestrian. If you want to upgrade to include a car service, please let us know in your initial email inquiry and we will arrange it for you.

I would like to start earlier. Is this possible?

We can arrange this early evening walk for you during any time of the day, but our favorite time is before sunset, when visitors can experience the sights, smells, and sounds of everyday life while taking in Rome's more important historic locations. Please let us know in your initial email inquiry when you would prefer to start.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

If the wheelchair is foldable, it can fit comfortably in the trunk of our luxury vehicles. If you need us to arrange a wheelchair, we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Should I take this tour on my first day in Rome?

This Evening Rome tour is the perfect way to start off your Roman holiday as you will gain an essential orientation to the city and an insider’s understanding of all that it has to offer learning and enjoying in equal measure. So yes, it is an excellent walk to take at the beginning of your stay here!

Can I customize this tour?

Yes, the Rome Evening Tour is a private tour and therefore completely customizable. Please let us know if you have special requests and we will arrange a perfect private experience for you.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.
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