Escape the Airport: See Rome on Your Layover

Copas at sunset, the Colosseum and a million reasons to miss your plane. (Just kidding).

  • (1 review)
  • Private &
  • 5 hours
  •  From €112.50 EUR per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

You’re in Rome - home of Leonardo da Vinci, showground of Michaelangelo and the centre of the ancient world! The only problem is… you’re stuck in its airport. Well, not for much longer, because we’re here to bust you out. Whether you only have a few hours to spare, or are lingering a little while longer, join one of our hosts and turn your layover into a mini-holiday, as you sightsee and explore this beautiful city together. They’ll give you an authentic taste of what this historic capital is all about! Perhaps you’d like to take in a few famous sights, like the Colosseum, or the Vatican City? It’s all up to you! Alternatively, you could swing past a local market and indulge in some sweet, sun-ripened fruit, sip on Italian red wine in an open-air plaza or enjoy copas (cocktails) as the sun sets. You’ll be left with an impression of Rome that will only have you wanting to come back for more. Now, why is it that you needed to catch that flight home, again?

Our Picks

  • Don't waste your layover in Rome waiting at the airport - get out and explore the city

  • With a host’s tips and tricks, you’ll make the most of the time you have in Rome

  • Squeeze in some sightseeing and visit the city's highlights (of which there are many)

  • Trade in airport food for an authentic local meal - did someone say pizza romana?

  • Let your host personalise an experience of the city that fits your schedule and the places you'd most like to see

  • Get back to the airport on time and stress-free - your host will get you signed, sealed and delivered back to your terminal’s doorstep

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private and personalised itinerary
  • 5 hours with a host
  • Meet at Leonardo da Vinci Airport
  • Transfer to Rome with Leonardo Express Shuttle Train and back to the airport (30 minutes one way)
  • Walking experience once in the city
  • Drop-off at Leonardo Express Shuttle Train platform in Roma Termini Station
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs other than airport transfers
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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This experience’s reviews


5 average | 11 reviews

September 2018

Fantastic day in Rome

I opted for the ‘Escape the airport’ excursion as I only had an afternoon to spare in Rome before my flight - Ugo was my excellent host, I literally would have been lost without him. He took me everywhere I wanted to see using routes that seemed a little off the usual paths but somehow all connected beautifully and gave me unique views of the major landmarks. He happily showed me the best local spot for gelato, simple authentic pizza and even lead me to several street musicians which I specifically asked about. We walked 22,000 steps according to my health app in just a few hours but I didn’t feel rushed at all, it was like walking around with a friend who saw me back to the station and waved me off as my train left. I’d highly recommend Ugo and the unscripted experience I chose.

Review by Caitlin d

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