Rome As a Local: Hidden Gems & Ancient Wonders

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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

Free Cancellation

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Latest Reviews

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.

This is a worthwhile tour if you feel like you have covered the basics. The aqueduct park was impressive

I also did the tour three yrs ago, it was best ending at Garibaldi place with the canon. The initial walk was very interesting and improved cmprd to 2yrs ago.

This was a great tour! We wanted something a little less typical than the Vatican or other sights, and this fit the bill perfectly. Andrea was a great tour guide, very respectful about the Jewish history of the ghetto, helpful to members who had mobility issues, and just a nice guy (he helped a lady lift her baby carriage up some steps while we were talking outside on the street!). The information was great as well. The acqueduct park was amazing, really cool to get outside the urban center and see something that he said a lot of people didn't see. Stop at the bakery stop was a nice touch and we all enjoyed the cookies :). Walks always delivers on their tours and this was no exception.

This tour is great because it goes to places not covered by most other tours. Andy was excellent.

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.


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.
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.
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 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.
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.