Uncover Rome’s Ancient History

Crumbling ruins, ancient basilicas and a history dating back to 753BC.

  • Private &

  • 5 hours

  • From
    €40.00  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll join one of our local Rome hosts to discover 28 centuries of history - quite the task, we know. Luckily, Romans are well versed in their city’s history and your host can’t wait to share it with you!

Behind the beauty of every crumbling ruin in Rome is a story waiting to be told; you’ll discover ancient landmarks dating back to 753BC - if only the walls could talk!

Walk through centuries of history, from Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and experience the history of the Eternal City come to life as you explore ancient parts of the city, old basilica and character packed alleyways.

Climb up Palatine Hill and take in the sweeping views of this ancient city before ambling back down into the city center to grab an aromatic espresso or a revitalising spritz and something to eat - we’re thinking pizza romana or a porchetta sandwich (very Roman).

Not your average history lesson, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Experience highlights

  • Join one of our hosts to discover 28 centuries of history! Quite impressive for just five hours, no?

  • Explore the most historic neighbourhoods in the city, and climb Palatine Hill and see stunning views of the city

  • Visit the most famous historic attractions and learn about them with the unique insight of a local’s knowledge

  • Discover hidden historic spots and places that you wouldn’t find in a guidebook, but are important parts of Rome’s history - guidebooks are heavy anyway, who want to carry that around?

  • Hear fascinating stories and discover unique pieces of history that your local shares with you

  • Feel rejuvenated with a bite to eat and a coffee or spritz

Good to know

What’s included

  • 4 hours with your host
  • Customised, private and personalised experience
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to additional attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuity (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 12 reviews

January 2018

Rome: Local sites

Had a wonderful time being shown around Rome and seeing all the wonderful sites. Had a bit of a mix up originally with City unscripted but they were able to organsie a replacement quickly. Would love to use them next time we travel. Thank you Ugo for showing us the sites.

Review by Doug P

Reviews for Rome


August 2019

Best days out!

Gerry was an incredible host for me and my four year old son. Helpful with manuvouring the pram and taking time and effort to make sure we were all ok and having a good time. He was flexible and adaptive to our needs and really easygoing. His passion for Rome is obvious and infectious. I'd love to come back. Thank you so much Gerry! Rome would not have been the same without you!

Review by Katie M


June 2019

Friendly and knowledgeable host

Our family of five (mum, dad, and three grown-up daughters) had a great full day, history and art-themed tour of Rome with Ugo. Ugo is an engineer by education but an artist by choice. His knowledge of his home city is exemplary and his enthusiasm for all types of art was very engaging. He gave us, as first-time visitors, a really good idea of the layout and history of the city and its key areas and also knows some of the best places for gelato and other cooling delicacies on a hot day.

Review by Jill S


June 2019

Great time !

We had a wonderful tour iwth Gerry. He took us many, many places and showed us things that we would have not seen. He answered many questions for us and we would do it all again!

Review by Kelly D

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