• Key Details •

Duration: 2 hrs
Runs: Every day
Starting Time: 3.30 PM (starting time can be taylored)

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!

Note:

PRIVATE and SMALL GROUPS

• Tour Useful Information and Prices •

Duration: 2 hrs
Runs: Every day
Starting Time: 3.30 PM (starting time can be taylored upon request)

  • 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)

• GET A LOCAL ADVICE•

Explore Rome as a local, with a local!

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 holiday! Book 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)

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Duration 3 hours
Number of peopleType of Tour

Small Group

Up to 8 people

Private*
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* 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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