Rome’s Festive Sights and Christmas Lights

Fresh pandoro, glittering lights and larger than life Nativity scenes.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €40.38  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

Ah, we love Christmas time, don’t you? And you get to spend it in Rome, you lucky thing! If you can imagine, the Eternal City is even more magical than usual at this time of year. Don’t believe us? How does strolling down cobbled lanes, the smell of baking panettone drifting out of bakeries and festive lights twinkling overhead sound? Or what about playing it really Italian and stopping by the spectacular Nativity scenes at St Peter’s Square and Piazza del Popolo before perusing the stalls of the Christmas market in the Piazza Navona? With one of our hosts to share the city’s beloved Christmas traditions with you, you’ll be swept up in the Christmas spirit and lulled into a blissful festive fairytale (or maybe it’s warming red wine you’ll stop to sip which will lull you into that, we couldn’t possibly say). Feast on classic Christmas treats like pandoro or panettone, soak up the atmosphere and get cozy amongst the Christmas lights and festive garlands draped across a piazza. La dolce vita indeed!


  • Join one of our hosts to discover Rome’s best loved Christmas sights, festive traditions (and where the best pandoro is baked)

  • Indulge your inner Italian (we’ve all got one, surely?) and visit the famous Christmas Nativity scenes at St Peter’s Square and the Twin Churches in Piazza del Popolo, getting into the festive spirit like the Romans do

  • Wander through the famous streets like via dei Contti as well as the smaller cobbled backstreets as they’re draped in enchanting Christmas lights and admire the decorations and extravagant window displays

  • Visit the atmospheric Christmas market in the Piazza Navona to buy gifts and try the festive treats that are a well loved Christmas tradition in Rome

  • Stop for a glass of wine (to warm up with, of course) or a hot chocolate in a piazza cafe

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • 3-hour experience
  • Private and personalized
  • A cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine to warm up or a soft drink per person
  • Start when you like (but for the best display we suggest after dark)
  • Scenic walking experience
  • Kids under 12 go for free - hooray!

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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Reviews for Rome


September 2019

Excellent Guide

Gerry was a very accompanying guide. He was flexible in meeting my needs. In just a few short hours he showed me highlights of the city center, introduced me to gelato, and got me a cab back to my hotel. I have happy memories.

Review by Torrey H


September 2019

Wonderful guide!

Gerry was an amazing guide and host for our shopping tour in Rome. He stepped in at the last minute when our original guide had to cancel. He showed us the best local shops and neighborhoods while pointing out the history and uniqueness of the city. I highly recommend Gerry!

Review by Beth Y


August 2019

Great experience

It was a real good experience to do the personal visit of Rome with Alessandro! What a culture you have... it was really interesting, we’ll keep you as a contact for next time! We also lunched very well, thanks to your advice! Thanks a lot and see you soon!

Review by Anthony et Marta B

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