Joy of Rome

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All our gorgeous private Tours...

the best of rome in a day

the best of rome in one day

Do you have just one day in Rome to see its most famous wonders and highlights? Ancient City and Vatican tour in One day is the guided tour you need!
  • Colosseum and Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum (with Arch of Titus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate house and more)
  • Pantheon
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps
  • Pius-Clementine Museums

KIDS and FAMILIES Tours

colosseum and ancient rome for kids

from 150€ per family

COLOSSEUM
FOR KIDS
AND FAMILIES!

Skip the line and discover the Colosseum! Gladiators, animals fights and… interaction! 2 hours tour with a guide specialized in fun education! 

vatican tours for kids and families

from 150€ per family

VATICAN MUSEUMS
FOR KIDS and families

Skip the line to the Vatican Museums and discover the Sistine Chapel! Michelangelo, the Popes and… interaction! 2 hours private tour with a guide specialised in fun education! 

Highlights of Rome for kids and families
from 150 per family

a family-friendly tour in the city centre

Walk and discover the highlights of Rome downtown! Bernini, the animals, the fountains and… interaction! 2 hours private tour with a guide specialized in fun education! 

rome for kids and families joy of rome

from 150€ per family

LET’S LEARN TO BE A MOSAIC ARTIST and MAKE YOUR OWN PIECE!

Learn, create and make your own mosaic with one magic ingredient:
interaction! 2.5 hours private lab with an expert restorer! 

from 150€ per family

The CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS: GODS & MITHS in ANCIENT ROME

Skip the line to the Capitoline Museums and discover the legends and the History of Rome! Romolus and Remo, the Popes and stunning views! 

fresco experience for kids

from 150€ per family

FRESCO EXPERIENCE VISIT TO SISTINE CHAPEL + CREATE YOUR FRESCO!

Learn, create and make your own fresco painting with one magic ingredient: interaction! 2.5 hours private lab with an expert restorer! 

ancient rome virtual reality tours

upon request

ANCIENT ROME
VIRTUAL REALITY
TOUR

Discover and explore the Colosseum! Gladiators, animals fights and… virtual reality! Be ready to enjoy, have fun and learn travelling back in time! 

bread and circus sport and fun in ancient rome

from 140€ per family

BREAD and CIRCUS:
Sports and Fun
in Ancient Rome

Skip the line and discover the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus! Gladiators, animals fights and chariot races. Learn about the sports of the past!

Caracalla Baths Walking Tour

from 140€ per tour

The Baths
of Caracalla Tour

Skip the line and discover the most spectacular remains of the Thermal Baths of the Past: the ones of Emperor Caracalla! 2 hours tour with a guide specialized in fun education! 

VATICAN Tours

St Peter s dome and columnade Vatican guided Tour Joy of Rome

from 150€ per tour

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour
classic

Visit the Popes’ ancient Roman collection, the wonderful Gallery of the Tapestries, the amazing Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the breathtaking Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel short Tour

from 120€ per tour

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour
short

Skip the line to the Vatican Museums and discover the Sistine Chapel. 2 hours private tour with an art historian. 

The Lacoonte in the Vatican Museums

from 100€ per person

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour
extended

Skip the line to the Vatican Museums and discover the highlights, the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael rooms. 4 hours private tour with an art historian. 

The magnificent St Peter's Basilica and its Square photo by Gabriella Clare Marino Unsplash

from 150€ per tour

The magnificent
St. PETER’S BASILICA
and its Square

Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and its magnificent square with a licensed and local Roman guide: we will reveal you the history and secrets of this magnificent church, built by Michelangelo, and its spectacular baroque colunnade, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Vatican Museums Tour on Friday night

from 160€ per tour

Vatican Museums special Tour
friday night

The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Friday Night tour offers you the opportunity to experience the highlights of this world-famous collection during a limited period of time each year, for a unique experience outside of official opening hours.

The Basilica of St John in Lateran

from 150€ per tour

The three Basilicas
of the Pope Tour
 

In the second half of the 16th century, Saint Phillip Neri decided to organise the famous Seven Churches in Rome pilgrimage: a total of 25 kilometres by foot in two days. Not just a tour of the basilicas but a journey into the past – following in the footsteps of these early pilgrims!

Vaticans Museums in depth with Joy of Rome gabriella-clare-marino-Y6a-mUa24CA-unsplash

only private

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour
in depth

Skip the line to the Vatican Museums and discover the highlights, the Sistine Chapel, the Pictures Gallery, the Raphael rooms. 5 hours private tour with an art historian.

Vatican Museums early bird photo by Léonard Cotte Unsplash

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early bird: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's

Visit the Popes’ ancient Roman collection, the wonderful Gallery of the Tapestries, the amazing Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the breathtaking Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

ANCIENT ROME Tours

Ancient Rome Tour short and fast

from 130€ per tour

from 150€ per tour

Ancient Rome Tour
short and fast

Skip the line with our Colosseum  tour! Start your journey into the Ancient Roman world. Focus on the marvels of the free shows the Emperor offered to the people of Rome, live the atmosphere of gladiator fights and wild animal hunts with the “extras”, the executions.

Ancient Rome skip the line tour

from 160€ per tour

skip the line: COLOSSEUM, FORUM, PALATINE HILL

An Ancient Rome Guided Tour is tailored to satisfy all your curiosity. You are walking on the cobble stones of the Eternal City: the city from where, more than 2000 years ago, the fate of a huge empire was decided by charismatic and unscrupulous emperors!

skip the line colosseum roman forum pantheon joy of rome

from 200€ per tour

skip the line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon

If you have just one day in Rome, but you love Ancient History and don’t want to miss a thing… this is the tour you need! A day will be enough to see the main wonders of Rome, and we will give you an unforgettable day in the Eternal City!

Caracalla Baths Walking Tour

from 140€ per tour

The Baths of Caracalla Tour

Skip the line and discover the most spectacular remains of the Thermal Baths of the Past: the ones of Emperor Caracalla! 2 hours tour with a guide specialized in fun education! 

Underground Rome Tour

from 160€ per tour

Underground
Rome Tour

Discover the many levels of Saint Clement’s Church and its Underground and walk in the ancient Coelian district to discover Roman Houses under the Church of Saint John and Paul with our licensed and local guides!

Rome, Catacombs of Callixtus, The Crypt of the Popes - photo by Dnalor 01 Wikimedia Commons

only private

Catacombs and the Capuchin Crypts Tour

Rome has so many that you could travel the entire city passing through the tunnels and passageways of this incredible subterranean cemetery. Explore one of them together and then visit the famous crypt of the bones of the Capuchins! Scared?

CITY WALKS “ticket free”

The Appian Way, the Queen of the roads

only private

THE APPIAN WAY TOUR: DISCOVER THE QUEEN OF THE ROADS

If you want to offer your kids a unique experience of learning and entertainment in the eternal city, but you don’t want to trap them in stressful Museums or endless lines…this is the tour you are looking for: the Appian Way Private Tour will fulfill your expectations!

Trevi Fountain

discover Rome in half a day!

Highlights
of Rome
Walking Tour

Step into beauty and history!! This 2,5 hours walking tour will take you to the most famous squares of Rome: Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps! Admire the monuments and you will be captured by the stories behind them…things you won’t find in books! 

Twilights of Rome and a glass of wine

private tour

TWILIGHT WALK +
Glass of wine
for happy hour!

This 2 hour walking tour at the sunset will make you step into beauty and history! Your guide will take you to the most famous squares of Rome, and while you admire the monuments, you will be captivated by the stories behind them… tales you won’t find in books! All illuminated by the best light of the day: the sunset light.

jewish ghetto of rome ghetto ebraico di roma

from 140€ per tour

JEWISH GHETTO
walking Tour

A private 2 hours walking tour exploring the most typical area of the city centre of Rome: the Jewish Quarter. Your guide will be specialized in roman history and show you both sites related to the history of the Jewish community and…Food! 

The Entombment of Christ-Caravaggio (c.1602-3)Caravaggio walking Tour Joy of Rome

from 45€ per person

On the trail
of Caravaggio

A private 2 hours walking tour in the city centre of Rome covering 3 churches and 6 paintings made by the genius CARAVAGGIO. Discover his life, his torment and enjoy his masterpieces following a licensed guide expert in art history. 

Liquen El divenir Street Art Tour Joy of Rome

from 140€ per tour

Street Art
in Rome Tour

We are street art lovers and experts! Follow us beyond the walls of Rome: a private walking tour to discover street art works with a guide specialized in wall paintings. Ostiense district is our favourite choice but we can show you much more!

Aqueduct Park of Rome Walking Tour

from 130€ per tour

The PARK
of the AQUEDUCTS

Go off the beaten path and discover the stunning park of the Aqueducts in Rome: a private 2 hours walking tour with a guide specilized in archaeology discovering the remains and the paths of the most incredible engineering masterpieces ever made by the ancient romans.
Res Gestae Augustus on the Ara Pacis Caesar and August Tour Joy of Rome

from 45€ per person

JULIUS CAESAR and AUGUSTUS Tour

Let’s step into history and see with our eyes what we’ve always read about, let’s follow the footsteps of Julius Caesar and Augustus in the Eternal City!
We will admire monuments and sites in town that will tell the story of the ones that made Rome great!

The Four Rivers Fountain, Bernini tour by joy of rome

for 150€ per tour

The Artist of the Popes: BERNINI

Gian Lorenzo Bernini needs no introduction, he simply is one of the most famous artists of our era. In his long life he met seven different Popes and, for most of them, he has been a voice and a symbol. He changed, with his works, the face of Rome.

Rome's Scandals, the Dark Ladies and the city

private and small groups

Rome's Scandals: the DARK LADIES

There is always a great woman behind every great man! And in some cases, centuries ago… also behind a great cardinal or a great pope! Meet the courtesans, who have ruled the city of popes: they were intriguing, powerful and beautiful women who played a hidden role in the political and social life of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Rome with a local, as a local

upon requests

Rome with a LOCAL, as a LOCAL

If it’s your first time in Rome and you want to get a sense of the city before doing an in-depth guided tour – this is what you need!

upon requests

TRASTEVERE AND VILLA FARNESINA

Enjoy one of the most fascinating districts of Rome when you book your Guided Tour of Trastevere and Villa Farnesina! Your art historian guide will make a difference!

MUSEUMS and GALLERIES

bernini self portraits borghese gallery tour

upon request

Borghese Gallery
with an
Art Historian

The Borghese gallery is a beautiful example of the taste in art the wealthy Roman’s habit of collecting during the XVII Century. Even if you are familiar with the park as a place for Sunday picnics or if you’re curious about the casino, don’t think twice about adding this tour to your list!

Romolus and Remos drinking milk from the shewolf capitoline museums joy of rome

upon request

Capitoline Museums
with an
Archaeologist

On Capitoline Hill, once the place where the Temple of Jupiter overlooked the city of Rome, there is the oldest archeological museum in the world. Explore the story of Rome with this Capitoline Museums Private Tour and follow our licensed, local archaeologist and super entertaining guide through each of the rooms…

lodge of psiche fresco by raphael villa farnesina joy of rome

upon request

Trastevere-Villa Farnesina: raphael frescos

A private 2 hours long tour discovering Villa Farnesina and its masterpieces. From the Galatea by Raphael to the story of Agostino Chigi’s power in the Rome of the Renaissance, your art historian guide will disclose the secrets of the paintings and the background stories behind the life of Popes and artists. 

SURROUNDINGS of Rome

Villa_Hadriana_(Villa_Adriana_Tivoli)_1000_12 FrDr, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

upon request

The Beauty of TIVOLI: HADRIAN’S VILLA & VILLA D’ESTE

Enjoy the two of the most splendid sites outside of Rome: the ancient Villa of the Emperor Hadrian, where he used to escape to find a relaxing, private and exotic refuge, and Villa d’Este, a Renaissance jewel built by a cardinal in the 1500 and decorated with hundreds of unique fountains and breathtaking panoramic views.

Ancient Ostia, photo by neufal54, Pixabay

upon request

OSTIA ANTICA: The ANCIENT HARBOR
of ROME

The Ostia Antica Tour is a full immersion into the everyday life of the colony. Our local, licensed guides will show you the river port’s districts, its cults and religious buildings, houses and spas with their beautiful mosaics and remnants of artworks.

FOOD TOURS & experiences

eating in testaccio joy of rome copia

65€ per person

Eating in Testaccio:
let's eat together!

We will enter the shops, bakeries, patisseries, bars and we will discover how things are prepared and how to eat them. We will talk about Roman cuisine, our guide will explain you traditions and recipes of the local food while sitting in Testaccio market.

Rome Food Experience photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash

tailored upon request

rome food
experience
tour

A holiday in Rome is not just about monuments, art and history, it’s much more! enjoy the Italian lifestyle beginning from our food!… definitely the best way to start! We have 10 different food tours, according to your food passions and taste… choose yours!

eating in the jewish district in trastevere

50€ per person

Eating in the Jewish District & Trastevere

We will visit bakeries, groceries, bars and cafes to taste local specialities like the artichokes and the Supplì, but also cured salami, cheese, pizza and selected wines. We will seat in local trattorias to eat fresh made pasta with Carbonara, Cacio and Pepe or Amatriciana. Discover the roman dessert Pastarella!