Guided walking tours in the city of Rome

Some of the most popular hand-picked walking tours in Rome

Rome walking tour arriving at the Colosseum
Rome walking tour arriving at the Colosseum

Let's face it you are going to do a lot of walking in Rome during your visit.

Many of the most popular attractions and experiences in Rome are deep within the ancient city, some way from where a large vehicle can travel.

The Colosseum and Roman Forum is a vast site including the Palatine Hill and even the Vatican Museums involve walking along many corridors.

On this page we have hand picked a selection of walking tours covering all the places that first time visitors want to visit.

Joining a professional Rome walking tour makes for maximum use of your precious time in Rome and makes it an informed visit too.

Vatican Museums & St Peter’s Basilica walking tours

Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums walking tours are available

The Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica are of course two of the must see attractions for first time visitors to Rome.

Most visitors will aim to visit both in one day.

Buy a standard entrance ticket and there is little if any information provided on what you are witnessing.

There is a good variety of walking tours covering many permutations of your day sightseeing in the Vatican.

Vatican Museums & St Peter’s Basilica walking tours - more details

Colosseum & Roman Forum walking tours

The impressive Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum is of course a must see for the first time visitor, but your ticket also includes admission to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

The Palatine Hill is a long walk but you are rewarded with a birds eye view/photo opportunity of the Roman Forum and Colosseum below.

Taking a walking tour with an expert guide with headphones and fast track entrance tickets provided is an efficient and cost effective way of covering the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum in one morning.

Increasingly popular are the tours which enter the special access sections of the Colosseum - underground chambers, arena and upper tiers. Many tours, including this one below, feature upgrades to the basic tour, should you wish to deepen your Colosseum experience.

Rome walking tour


rome walking tour

Skip-the-line entrance to Colosseum/Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

• Small group tour • Led by local guide • 3-hr tour • Optional upgrades to underground chambers, arena and 3rd tier available

Ancient City of Rome walking tours

In the ancient city of Rome, its a maze of narrow streets and alleys.

Impenetrable to vehicles for the most part, this is where you find many of the places you just must visit. Among them the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

The only way to visit the ancient city of Rome is on foot.

The tours below take you through the maze of alleyways and lanes locating the best of what Rome has to offer.

piazza navona


Best of Rome walking tour

• Visit Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain • 2.5 hour walking tour • Led by local guide • A hot drink (coffee or hot chocolate) in winter • Optional upgrade to combine with Colosseum tour



Fast track: ancient Rome half-day walking tour with arena entrance

• Fast track entry Colosseum/ Roman Forum + Palatine Hill • Also visit Trevi, Piazza Navona and Pantheon • Headsets to hear guide • Led by local guide

Rome Combo: Colosseum & Forum with Rome must-see walking tour

Viator Rome Combo: Colosseum and Ancient Rome walking tour - Trevi Fountain
Small group tour - get up close to famous attractions

On this tour you combine two of the best selling walking tours in Rome into one comprehensive sightseeing experience

Morning itinerary

You’ll start at the Colosseum for a skip-the-line tour of this ancient amphitheatre.

Exiting the Colosseum, walk over to the Roman Forum, walking up Palatine Hill for more views of the ruins before your 3-hour tour ends on Via Sacra, the street that connects Capitoline Hill to the Colosseum.

Afternoon itinerary

In the afternoon, your 2.5-hour walking tour visits Rome’s historical centre. Admire the famous Spanish Steps, and then walk to the Trevi Fountain, perhaps Rome’s most famous fountain.

Visit the stately Pantheon. Walk through lively Piazza Navona, where street artists show off their talents and visitors mingle around the baroque fountains.

Best of Rome walking tour - Spanish Steps


Colosseum Best of Rome Walking Tour - Viator

Rome Combo: Colosseum & Forum with walking tour

• 8-hr duration • Includes skip-the-line entry to Colosseum/ Roman Forum and Palatine Hill • Hot drink or gelato • Professional guide • Small group limited to 25

Crypts and Roman Catacombs walking tour

This intriguing tour showcases the best of Rome's underground attractions, such as the crypt made from Capuchin monks' bones and the Domitilla Catacombs where early Christians worshipped in secret.

Finish with a visit to Basilica of San Clemente to see a church like no other, and marvel at the centuries of history displayed through its architecture.

The afternoon half day tour is in the morning and is not recommended for those who are affected by claustrophobia.

Catacombs and Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) Half-Day Small Group Tour


Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
Crypts and Roman Catacombs small group walking tour

• Small-group tour by minibus • Includes entrance to the Catacombs • Informative, friendly and professional guide • Small group tour • Runs 7 days a week in high season • 3.5 hour tours

Rome by night walking tour

Experience the romance and beauty of Rome as the sun sets and the evening lights illuminate the city.

Discover top city attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon illuminated.

Enjoy a glass of wine in Piazza Navona at the end of your tour.

If you want to visit the Colosseum at night, other similar night tours are available which include both the Colosseum and Forum. Just follow the link below and use the search function.

Rome walking night tour


Spanish steps by night walking tour - Viator

Walking tour of Rome at night

• 4 days a week • Professional guide • Small group tour • 2-hr walking tour starting at the Spanish Steps • Great introduction to Rome


Fully guided tours with admissions
Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius €119
Pompeii & Naples €134
Pompeii & Amalfi Coast €229
Florence by coach - guided day tour €164
Florence by train - guided day tour €173
Capri - full day tour €156
Assisi & Orvieto - a taster of Tuscany & Umbria €118
Budget packages for independent travellers
Pompeii by train
Pompeii by van shuttle €65 or include entrance and tour for €95
Florence by train
Private tours by car
Suggested itineraries to Pompeii, Florence etc
Custom tours to your specification

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