Joy of Rome

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Rome with a LOCAL, as a LOCAL

LIVE TOURSCITY WALKSRome with a LOCAL, as a LOCAL

Rome with a LOCAL, as a LOCAL

Rome with a local, as a local

Key Details

This Tour includes:

  • A 2 hours private meeting with a local expert guide in the lobby of your hotel
  • Getting practical and fundamental skills to get the best out of the eternal city
  • An orientation experience so you can be completely independent in the city
  • If you like you can have a short walk in the area of your hotel

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!

WHEN IN ROME DO AS THE ROMANS DO…BUT HOW?!

This tour in the eternal city is an insider’s look to Rome, enjoy Rome with a local, this will make your stay easier and unforgettable. This private meeting is a perfect introduction to your holidayBook your local consultant to reach you at your hotel at the beginning of your vacation, before the traditional tours, get tips and a hookup from a local, learn the rules and get the practical infos and -finally- discover the secret places and the magic spots that just romans know!

ENJOY ROME WITH A LOCAL

You will need no guidebook! Learn how to move in the city with us, this will make the difference: When abroad we realize that all the habits and “tricks” that work for us at home do not work abroad: it seems like locals follow unwritten rules that make their life easier…how frustrating!! we have the solution!

HOW CAN I ENJOY ROME AT ITS BEST?

PIZZA, COFFEE, SHOPPING, BUS, METRO AND CABS: how come can they get a cab so easily and I cannot?, where do they buy bus tickets and stamps, where is the best ice-cream shop and finally why am I the only one drinking cappuccino in the afternoon and eating pizza at lunch here?!

…a baguette in Paris, a yellow cab in NY and…what about Rome?! Don’t worry since we have the answers to your questions; we will be the friend in town you need, so as a result you will not feel lost nor a confused tourist!

WHAT YOUR GUIDEBOOKS DON’T SAY

Having a local guide all for you for 2 hours, sitting with you and ready to answer to all your questions will give you the unique opportunity to understand the city from an exceptional point of view: the insider’s one!
First of all we will ask you to ask all the questions you have and then we will go through the heart of the city together, map in your hands and pen ready to get all the tips! After this meeting, you will be able to admire Rome’s beauty and learn about its history knowing how the city works and understanding the secrets of locals life!

TRANSPORTATION, FOOD, LEISURE TIME, PRACTICAL INFOS AND MUCH MORE!

We will explain you how to survive in the eternal city and how to enjoy your stay at its best! This is not just about the beauties and the monuments, it’s a treasure’s map to what tourists don’t get from a guidebook including the every day life needs!

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND OTHER TOURS

This is not just a sightseeing, this will make your stay in Rome easier and more pleasant: we will explain you how to move around independently, how to orientate without a map in the center and in neighborhood you are staying in. We will learn how to find what you need, where to buy what you are looking for avoiding the typical touristic traps!

If you like, you can have a short walk in the city starting from your hotel. It will be a pleasant tour through the heart of the city and a useful key for your next days in Rome. Ask your local expert all you always wanted to know and had no chance to ask before!

Book your Rome insider!!!

Runs: daily
PM 3.30
 
From June to October: an extra fee of 15% will be added on top of the price for every last minute request (since 3 days before the date requested for the tour).

  • It will be just you and your guide
  • 2 hours private meeting with a local expert guide in the lobby of your hotel
  • Your consultant will be LOCAL, ROMAN and specialized in ROMAN ART, HISTORY and TRADITIONS.
  • No tickets are needed for this tour

PRICES:  fees must be considered as a total, not per person

From June to October: an extra fee of 15% will be added on top of the price for every last minute request (since 3 days before the date requested for the tour).

How much could it cost?
N. OF PEOPLE
SMALL GROUPS
(up to 8)
PRIVATE*
1 people
65€
130€
2 people
120€
170€
3 people
140€
180€
4 people
160€
190€
5 people
180€
220€
6 people
205€
245€
7 people
255€ private*
8 people
265€ private*

* Please note that we reserve the right to vary the prices shown on our website at any time before you book (during Bank Holidays, National Holidays, Christmas Holidays, Easter Holidays, or last minute bookings).You will be advised of the current price at the time of booking. Once you have booked we will not increase your tour price other than for changes in VAT or any other Venues or Government imposed levy.

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People say about us…

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    June 2, 2022

    star rating  Francesca was extremely knowledgeable. She has great enthusiasm for the art, artists, the gallery and helping us learn. She answered our questions and welcomed them. It deepened... read more

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    May 29, 2022

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    May 20, 2022
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    star rating  Arianna opened our eyes to marvels that we would have never known without her guiding us through this extraordinary museum. We loved her enthusiasm, knowledge and great ability to... read more

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    May 9, 2022

    star rating  I would highly recommend Joy of Rome. The whole experience from booking the tickets by email to being guided to the meeting point to the tour itself was faultless.
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    March 14, 2022

    star rating  We were looking for an engaging, informative tour of the Colosseum for our kids (and us!) and Serena was the perfect solution. She brought the experience to life through storytelling... read more

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    February 20, 2022

    star rating  SUPERLY AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR TOURS!!!
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    February 4, 2022
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    star rating  We absolutely loved our Caravaggio tour with Serena. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about art history and,more specifically, this intriguing and enigmatic artist. We visited three churches over a... read more

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    November 12, 2021

    star rating  Our amazing tour guide was Francesca. Her ability to articulate what we were seeing and why it was important kept us two adults, two teens, and 10 year old... read more

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    October 29, 2021
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    October 21, 2021

    star rating  Our family of four, with two girls ages 13 and 11, enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Francesca last week. Francesca was terrific--she... read more

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    October 18, 2021

    star rating  The intimacy of having a one-on-one guide, Emma, for both the Vatican and the Colosseum was second to none. I highly recommend this tour company and if at all possible... read more

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    October 14, 2021
  • star rating  Francesca’s knowledge of art history and her charming and warm personality are a winning combination.

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    October 3, 2021

    star rating  Francesca was an amazing tour guide for our family with kids ages 10, 10, 6. She kept them engaged the whole time, explained the historically significant aspects of the... read more

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    June 9, 2021

    star rating  We visited with our three boys, ages 12, 9, 7. Grace was amazing! She had so many interesting details to share with us. Grace is energetic, kind, incredibly knowledgeable... read more

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    June 2, 2021
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    May 29, 2021

    star rating  We did the Vatican tour and the Colosseum tour with Francesca! She was amazing with our two boys aged 9 and 12. They both said her tours were their favorite... read more

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    November 14, 2020

    star rating  My friend and I did Francesca's tour together; it was a wonderful experience!
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    October 18, 2020
  • star rating  We had a fantastic Colosseum tour with Francesca today! She was very knowledgeable and our children (ages 5, 7, and 10) were completely engaged. She adapted well to their interests... read more

    plaamaK
    September 26, 2020

    star rating  Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

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    There are THREE Caravaggio paintings that I am... read more

    2Serenity
    September 20, 2020

    star rating  Francesca gave an insightful virtual tour of the Caravaggio painting in Rome. I felt like i was in Rome walking the street. Francesca was awesome.

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    June 11, 2020
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    March 15, 2020