The eternal city indeed. We were a group of 6 people and we had Gaber with a black Mercedes Minivan to drive us around allowing us to stop anywhere for photos. Gaber's passion for Rome is huge! He has deep knowledge of the places we visited and offered a tailored treatment as we did not want to walk much. Ask to go to Janiculum to watch the cannons! Truly great experience!
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
The massive stone amphitheater was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people.
Located almost in the 'geometric center' of Rome, Piazza Venezia was named after the Cardinal Venezia who, in 1455, ordered the construction of his own Palace.
Designed by Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762, Trevi Fountain is considered a late Baroque masterpiece and a symbol of Rome.
The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome.
St. Peter's Square
About the ride
If you have limited time in Rome, or if you want a detailed overview of the best sites before planning the rest of your visit, then our ‘Rome Highlights’ tour is the ideal one for you. On the day of the trip, you will be picked up directly from your accommodation and will be given the complete tour in an air-conditioned, spacious Sedan. Explore the iconic and stunning historical sites that Rome has to offer, in the comfort of your own private car. This luxury experience not only allows you to see the main landmarks of the city, but your English-speaking driver will also introduce you to some of Rome's hidden gems that only the locals know about.
Although your tour is completely customizable, we suggest the following itinerary as a basis for your own.
You will start your tour in the ancient area of Rome, where you will enter a world shrouded in rich history and exquisite architecture. At this stop, you will find the Roman Forum, founded in the 7th Century BC, the Palace of the Emperor, and of course, the awe-inspiring 1Colosseum.
Next you will travel up the ‘Road of Temples’ to the vibrant central hub of the city, the 2Piazza Venezia, and into the religious heart of Rome. Here you will have the chance to explore the 4Pantheon, one of the most famous and well-preserved ancient buildings in the world, and the 3Trevi Fountain, where you can throw a coin into the fountain to ensure a second trip to the eternal city. The nearby 5Piazza Navona is also worth a visit, as it is the perfect place to soak up some of the culture, take photos by the Fountain of The Four Rivers, and sample some of your driver's recommendations for the best pizza, pasta, or gelato in the city.
We recommend finishing up your tour with a stop at the 6Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions, boasting the most beautiful views of the city. Climb the 138 steps and take full advantage of the once in a lifetime photo opportunities, before returning to your private Welcome car. If you have a little extra time, you may want to check out Rome’s upmarket shopping area Piazza Trinità dei Monti at the top of the Spanish Steps, pay a quick visit to the Vatican, or simply drive by 8St. Peter's Square or 7 Castel Sant'Angelo for some iconic photos.
You can include much more and also ask your drivers local advice about the best street food or restaurants! After the end of the tour, you may choose from continuing your stroll to the eternal city or be returned back to your hotel.
- If you want to visit the Colosseum start your tour around 8.00 so to avoid long queues, you might also want to drink an Italian espresso if you choose to start your tour so early in the morning!
- Ask your driver where to taste some Italian Pasta or a traditional Carbonara with a glass of white wine.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
We were introduced to Rome by our driver Fabrizio on a 4 hour trip visiting the highlights of Rome. Fabrizio’s caring and professionalism was first class. His knowledge of the region gave us an understanding of Rome. He took us to THE place to drink coffee in Rome which was fabulous. We saw in 4 hours what would have taken us 2 days on foot. Truly the way to see Rome through the eyes of a local. Fabrizio, thank you!
Included in the price
- Pickup and dropoff from any centrally located hotel in Rome
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver / local guide
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and Tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (our drivers are local guides and very knowledgable of the places visited)
- Other beverages and meals
- Airport or Civitavecchia Port pickup will apply to extra charges
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Rome Highlights tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with wet weather gear if rain is expected. In addition, please note that religious sites require modest attire- knees and shoulders must be covered.
Book your Tickets in Advance
We strongly recommend booking your tickets for the Colosseum in advance. You can ask your Welcome driver about prices, times and general information on tickets.
Be aware of the heat
In the summer months be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat, to shield yourself from the sun. We also recommend staying hydrated throughout the tour with the water provided.
Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.
Special Needs & Accessibility
Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs, or specific accessibility requirements, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.
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- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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