Best Roman Tours You Shouldn’t Miss
For most of us travelling to Rome for a holiday is a once in a lifetime trip. We plan it obsessively for months or maybe even years. You find that your lunch breaks at work are spent cruising the web looking for great hotels or cheap travel tips. But how do you make sure you will hit all the places you want to see in the few shorts weeks you have in Rome? Yes, you can make that bucket list of all the places you have researched online.
You can take a chance that they will not be sold out when you book your tickets or that the long lines will mean you can’t see anything but this on that one day. No matter how amazing it may be, there are limits to even a well-planned tourists patience. The answer is to book a tour for the places you absolutely don’t want to miss. So what tours are the best? Here are three we think are on the can’t afford to miss list.
I think that this ancient site is probably on everyone’s list, and usually at the top of it. While you can wander the main part of it, you might want to add one of the many colosseum tours to your list to round out the experience. It is well worth the extra time and money spent to have a guided tour that gives you the history of the place.
With a tour you can hear the stories connected with this world-recognized ancient wonder and give context to what you see today. Sure, you can find your way to the Colosseum, it is hard to miss. But once you are there, have you done the homework to truly understand just what the history of this place is, and why it still stands today?
It is no surprise that foodie tours have grown in popularity in Rome. The city is renowned for its food, and much of it is not only inexpensive but really accessible. The trick is to know where to go in a city where amazing food just seems to be everywhere. These tours will generally take you to some of the best-known restaurants but can also include little mom and pop places that only a local would know.
Add the amazing Italian wine to the mix and you have a pub crawl worthy of the name. Even if you have dietary restrictions, most tours that focus on food will find a way to accommodate you and still make this an exciting experience.
This city within a city is a tour in itself and for a good reason. There is just so much history and art and pomp and oh yes religious stuff to see. It is unbelievable. For many just walking through the place is enough. But if you really want to experience the richness of Vatican City, you need to book a tour.
You can miss out on historic pieces simply by turning a corner and looking the wrong way, it is so filled with art, history and beauty. So be sure to plan a tour of this center of power and brutal history when planning time in Rome.