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TOUR DAYS

Su, Tu, We, Fr

START TIME

7:00 pm

MEETING POINT

Spanish Steps

DURATION

2.5 hours

Get your bearings of the city on this best-selling evening guided tour of Rome. With one of our local experts, you'll see the Eternal City from an insider's perspective, as you explore every nook and cranny. The tour features a small group size of 8 guests or fewer as well as a complimentary gelato.

Why you'll love this tour

  • From iconic sights like the Trevi Fountain to tucked away gems, we will show you Rome – our way!

  • Get to know the city from the inside out with one of our friendly and award-winning tour guides by your side.

  • Taste a delicious gelato from our favorite artisanal gelateria, loved by locals and celebs alike.

Tour Description

See Rome through the eyes of a local

Looking for the perfect way to kick-start your stay in the Eternal City? This best-selling 2.5-hour guided walking tour of Rome gives you the chance to immerse yourself right into the Italian culture – as well as millennia of mind-blowing history! Our guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic Roman locals (some natives, others adopted), who are keen to show off their beloved hometown to our guests. From traversing the prettiest vistas to enjoying the most mouth-watering cone of gelato in town, the What a Life team is passionate about giving you an unforgettable evening in what we believe to be the most beautiful city in the world.

At dusk, one of our top-rated guides will meet you at the spectacular Spanish Steps. Ever since its inauguration in 1725, this 138-step long flight of marble stairs has been the heart of Roman cultural life. During the 1700s and 1800s the steps served as a favorite hang-out for writers, snobs and bohemians alike (including some very notable names such as Lord Byron, John Keats and the notorious ladies’ man, Casanova). In more recent decades, the breathtaking location has been immortalized on the silver screen in films like Roman Holiday and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Explore the Eternal City’s highlights – at twilight

As you delve into the maze of the tiny alleyways, majestic squares, and well-hidden courtyards that make up Rome’s historic center, your lively cicerone will breathe life into an enthralling history which stretches back more than 2000 years. When hearing the stupefying tales of the historical events that transpired on this very ground, you will soon realize that this beautiful city holds more than meets the eye – it’s an outdoor museum, where every cobblestone has its own captivating story to tell. They say a good anecdote is the best souvenir and, after having roamed Rome with one of our esteemed raconteurs, you’ll have plenty of those to bring back home with you!

Walking in the company of a local means you can get off the beaten track to discover tucked-away jewels, visible only to those “in the know” – but, naturally, we won’t leave out the must-sees either! Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your safe return to Rome – and learn why its witty creator placed a vase on the right hand side to block the view from a neighboring barbershop. Get the inside scoop on the construction of the city’s oldest temple – the Pantheon – and then head to Piazza Navona to unlock the hidden symbolism Bernini chiseled into his Four River Fountain (in which Tom Hanks took a reluctant dip in Angels and Demons!).

Glorious gelato and great guides

Dulcis in fundo, last but not least, your guide will unveil our best haunt for all Italians’ favorite guilty pleasure - gelato! There are hundreds of well-renowned gelato shops in the Eternal City, but after years of extensive research (it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!) we can guarantee that this is the “crème de la crème” of Roman “gelaterias” and the cherry on top of our evening together. Try their fruit flavors for a refreshing, melt-in-your-mouth indulgence!

At What a Life Tours, we know that size does matter and our experience suggests that the “more the merrier” theory really doesn’t apply to tour groups. By limiting our group size to 8 guests or fewer, we leave plenty of room for last-minute flexibility and one-on-one interaction with your tour guide. Our insider experts are eager to please, so don’t hesitate to pick your guide’s brain for hidden gem nuggets of wisdom to keep you exploring the city like a native Roman even after the tour has finished. The perfect finale to the perfect night tour of Rome!

What you'll experience

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