Popular Tours Around Rome

Rome Italy Tours & Sights

For someone who has never traveled to Europe before, Rome can be an incredibly overwhelming city.  There are so many museums, statues, fountains, and monuments that tourists flock to that you may not know where to begin or how to divide your time.  Even if you try to plan out each day in advance, it can be hard to estimate wait times due to the long lines at some of the more popular museums and churches.  In addition to all the rich history, Rome has a very active fashion industry with high-end stores and designers that draw in shoppers from around the world.  If you need a guide to help ease you into the bustling city, consider taking one of numerous Rome Italy tours.  Several companies offer both large and small group tours of all sorts of lengths and each with a different focus.


Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour

The Skip the Line company offers a series of walking tours geared towards first-time tourists with an interest in art and history.  This particular option is one of the Rome Italy tours that focus on the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica.  The tour lasts approximately three hours and costs between $62-107 per person depending on the date and time you choose.  With no more than 20 people per group, you are certain to get all of your questions answered along the way.  As an added bonus, you won’t spend any time waiting in line to gain entrance to the popular tourist locations!

Your guide will not only escort you about the city, but will also guide you through the museums while sharing knowledgeable information (in English) about the art and architecture you see.  Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.  For visitors who have difficulty walking or climbing stairs, we recommend one of the bus tours through the city where less walking and agility is required.  The Skip the Line Rome Italy tours depart from the entrance to the Vatican and end in St. Peter’s Square.  An early bird tour is offered at 8:10 am, giving you access to the Vatican Museums the moment they open for the day.  Of all the Rome Italy tours, this is the most intimate, with groups limited to 8 people.


Naples and Pompeii Day Trip

If you’re interested in a day trip out of Rome, the Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome Italy tours are a great choice.  For under $130 per person you get picked up at your hotel and wisked away with nothing to worry about for the entire day.  All arrangements are made for you including entrance fees, lunch, and air-conditioned transportation.  You can plan on being back to your hotel 13-14 hours after you depart.

You will learn about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and see what remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum today.  The tour passes through Castelli Romani which is sprinkled with small medieval villages, and you will even see the ruined Abbey of Monte Cassino.  You’ll enjoy a photo op at the Egg Castle before venturing through the historic district of Naples, home to the Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House, and much more.

We highly recommend that you utilize one of these Rome Italy tours as a launching point for your visit to this beautiful city and surrounding area.  Spending time with an expert as your guide will guarantee that you learn a lot and have an avenue for asking questions and getting recommendations about how to spend the remainder of your trip.  The Rome Italy tours are also a great way to get acclimated to the new culture without feeling lost or overwhelmed.