Rome As a Local: Hidden Gems & Ancient Wonders

833 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Take a full tour of the Jewish Ghetto, spotting landmarks including the Teatro Marcello (The Jewish Colosseum)
  • Enjoy a stroll through Tiber Island
  • Soak up the sights and sounds of Trastevere
  • Indulge in tastings at the Innocenti Bakery
  • Marvel at the beauty of Santa Cecilia Church
  • Walk the Appian Way
  • Explore the Park of the Aqueducts
  • Enjoy a few local surprises!
  • Sites Visited
  • The Jewish Ghetto
  • Teatro Marcello (The Jewish Colosseum)
  • Tiber Island
  • Trastevere
  • Innocenti Bakery
  • Santa Cecilia Church
  • The Appian Way
  • Park of the Aqueducts
  • Pyramid of Caius Cestius
  • Aurelian walls
  • Testaccio Market
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Air-conditioned transport with driver
  • Food Tasting - Bakery
  • Food Tasting - Pasta
  • Beverage Tasting

Take an afternoon to explore beyond the obvious


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.9 /5
based on 833 reviews
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Latest reviews
Andy was an excellent guide. Both witty and knowledgeable. Our best recommendations for this tour.
Peter · Aug 21, 2022 · Denmark · Female · 45 to 54 years
The guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable. He even knew the perfect spots for photos and offered to take pictures for each family. The food tastings were also very good.
Heidi · Jul 14, 2022 · Female · 35 to 44 years
Great tour to discover Rome off the beaten path.
Eva · Jul 08, 2022 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Tour guide was late. He didn’t apologize and failed to introduce himself initially. Luckily Support person was on time and handled things in the meantime. Guide was knowledgeable but didn’t really have good people skills compared to other walks guides that we’ve had. One family dropped out early due to heat. Guide didn’t stress free water points in Rome as others had in the past. In fact he didn’t even bring his own water. Another member on the tour bought him a bottle at a stand (and I don’t think he even said thank you). He also walked quickly and didn’t seem to wait for the group. While he was extremely knowledgeable, he wasn’t as personable and customer focused as other Walk guides that we’ve had in the past.
Richard · Jul 04, 2022 · Male · 45 to 54 years
A long hot tour when it's 90 degrees in Rome. And at the end, you are abandoned in a local market in Testaccio with no Metro station, no taxis, no information about how to get back to the center city, where no one speaks English. You are soaking wet with sweat, exhausted and you stagger around the streets looking for a main artery where you can throw yourself in front of a cruising taxi who's not supposed to pick you up in the street. That's the only way I got back to my hotel. Good luck with this tour. Better bring a bicycle.
Margaret · Jun 20, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

This tour meets in front of the Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello on Via del Teatro Marcello, 42. The Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello is located on the corner of Via del Teatro Marcello and Via Montanara. You can see Teatro Marcello from Antico Caffe, which is a short walk from Piazza Venezia (7-10 minute walk).

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Are the sites on this tour accessible to wheelchair users?
Not all of the sites on this tour are wheelchair accessible. Also, our Transport vans are not equipped to transport wheelchairs. Please contact us at [email protected] to make alternate arrangements.
Do I need to bring a photo identification with me?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because some sights will check when we arrive.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.
Do we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.