Rome As A Local: Hidden Gems & Ancient Wonders

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Location: Rome
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 210.0 minutes
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Enjoy a walking tour of Rome’s old Jewish Ghetto, stopping at the Teatro Marcello (The Jewish Colosseum) and learning about the important historical and cultural influences that the Jewish community had on Rome.
- Take a tour of the boat-shaped Tiber Island, which has connected the bridges on both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity.
- Visit some of the lesser-known spots in bohemian Trastevere, where you’ll stop off for a delicious tasting at a local historical bakery.
- Slip into the ancient Santa Cecilia Church - a magnificent complex built upon a 5th-century Basilica - where St. Cecilia’s relics are interred.
- Stroll along the Appian Way, ancient Rome’s greatest road as you listen to stories of the grandeur and brutality of the empire – including the revolt that saw Spartacus and his 6,000 followers crucified along this very thoroughfare.
- At Parco Degli Acquedotti, marvel at the ancient aqueducts that once provided running water to all of Rome.
- Amble through Testaccio Market and stop at a local pasta maker to taste some authentic fresh pasta and enjoy a refreshing drink.
- Relax between stops in an air-conditioned private vehicle with a private driver and an expert guide to accompany you throughout, with small groups of only 15 people or fewer.
If you have an interest in history or are a seasoned traveler looking for a unique Italian experience; our Rome Off-The-Beaten-Path tour is for you. For a full morning, you’ll travel with an expert local guide to far-flung sights around Rome, visiting incredible spots rarely seen by visitors — the kind of sights that locals show to visiting friends.

The tour begins in one of the most important, but most often ignored, neighborhoods in the history of Rome; the Jewish Ghetto. Existing since 1555, this neighborhood was integral to the development of regional foods and Roman culture and still contains such landmarks as the Teatro Marcello, a.k.a. the Jewish Colosseum.

From there you’ll head to Tiber Island - which has connected the bridges on both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity - to take a tour of the picturesque area. Trastevere has become popular with visitors in recent years, but there are still plenty of hidden gems! Discover some of the neighborhood’s lesser-known treasures - including the beautiful Church of Santa Cecilia - before nipping into a local historic bakery for a delectable pastry tasting. 

Leave the city in search of the most frequented thoroughfare in Ancient Rome; the Appian Way or Via Appia Antica where, as you stroll down the original paving stones, your expert guide tells stories of the thriving empire that once clogged this great road every day. From the veneration of Emperor Augustus to the crucifixion of Spartacus, this road is played a central role in many of Rome’s greatest events.

Just like visitors to Ancient Rome, your trip outside the walls will take you past the Park of the Aqueducts. Here you can admire at the giant structures that once provided Rome with fresh, running water on demand. But don’t get too busy soaking up all that history, you’ll need to take advantage of a few photo ops! 

After a short, comfortable drive back into the city you’ll emerge at Rome’s striking Pyramid of Caius Cestius, then it’s on to Testaccio Market to immerse yourself in daily Roman life. Take in the sights and sounds of this bustling, effervescent market before veering off the path to a local authentic fresh pasta maker’s stand. Get hands-on as you indulge in a fresh pasta tasting, and relax with a refreshing beverage - on us!

With an expert English speaking guide, a driver to chauffeur you in an air-conditioned, private vehicle, and a small group of no more than 15 people, you’ll really be experiencing the city as an insider. 

Commentary English: Guide
Included Jewish Ghetto walking tour
Tiber Island tour
Trastevere walking tour
Testaccio Market walk
Authentic pasta tasting
Complimentary drink
Private transport between sites
Expert tour guide & separate driver
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
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Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 9:15 AM Departure: Mon, Wed, Fri (except: 05 Apr 2021, 02 Jun 2021, 09 Aug 2021, 11 Aug 2021, 13 Aug 2021, 16 Aug 2021, 18 Aug 2021, 20 Aug 2021)


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 41.89249, 12.4783713
Address: Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello, Via del Teatro Marcello, 42, Rome, Lazio, 00186, IT
Notes: In front of the Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello on Via del Teatro Marcello, 42
Start Location Notes Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello, Via del Teatro Marcello, 42, Rome, Lazio, 00186, IT
End Location Address Testaccio, Rome, Lazio, 00153, IT
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 41.8791448, 12.4747062
Address: Testaccio, Rome, Lazio, 00153, IT
Start Location Notes Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello, Via del Teatro Marcello, 42, Rome, Lazio, 00186, IT
End Location Address Testaccio, Rome, Lazio, 00153, IT


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.


Adult 15-99 years €69.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €64.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request


Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

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