Highlights of Rome Evening Tour
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 introductory tour with a local expert guide at your side. 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.
- First Timers
- Families with Kids
Highlights of Rome Evening Tour
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.
- Spanish Steps
- Trevi Fountain
- Pantheon (from outside)
- Piazza Navona
- Campo dei Fiori
What Is Included
- Private licensed professional local guide
What Is Not Included
- Food & drinks
- Tips (optional)
- Anything not expressly mentioned as included
- 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.
- Mandatory Covid-19 Rules – Traveler Requirements starting from August 6, 2021 until further notice:
All participants who are over 6 years old are required to bring and wear a facemask.
In accordance with government guidelines, during the service all participants must maintain a safety distance of 1 meter from other people.
All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days before the activity starts, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
All participants who are over 12 years old must bring and present a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license, etc.) matching the vaccination or test results.
Those who will not present the required documents will not be entitled to any credit or refund. For more information about how the rules may apply to read more about it here or consult the Italian embassy in your country.
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
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- Payment Policy
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- 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.
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As ever, we put health and safety first. Since the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our tours comply with the necessary safety and security regulations as per local guidelines. As long as the Covid-19 emergency persists, here what you can expect during your tour:
Social Distancing – Appropriate distance between guide and clients during the tour in accordance with government guidelines.
Guest Guidelines – Clients are expected to bring their own facemask and are required to wear them for the duration of the tour.
Temperature checks will also take place at tour venues; if your temperature is above 37.5°C (99.5° F) you will not be able to attend the tour.