Why choose a private tour in Rome?

Why choose a private tour in Rome?

why choose a private tour in Rome
A private tour in Tivoli, Villa D’Este

There are as many ways to see the Eternal City as there are churches (at least 900) but one of the best is without a doubt a private tour in Rome. Rather than joining a large group tour, where you’re forced to stick to a strict itinerary and are hurried on to the next stop before you’ve had a chance to truly understand what you’re looking at, why not choose a private tour? Whether you’re visiting the Colosseum or the Vatican, the company of an expert private guide will enrich your experience.

Private tours in Rome: a personalised experience

The main advantage of a private tour in Rome is, of course, the personalised itinerary.

In group tours there is no flexibility, no way to spend more time in a certain place or visit additional sites that particularly interest you. A private tour, on the other hand, can be specially planned and customised with assistance from your guide. The tour will reflect your own tastes and interests, resulting in a much more enjoyable experience.


Here are some of the other benefits of a private tour:

  • You’ll be treated as an individual. On a private tour you’ll get to know your guide and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss anything that interests you, instead of being treated as just another member of the group. This level of personal contact makes the private tour a much more human experience, leaving you with lasting memories.
  • You can go at your own pace. Go slow when you want to go slow. Do you want to spend an extra 10 minutes taking in the splendour of St Peter’s Basilica, or lingering over a particular view? On a private tour in Rome, you have the freedom to do so.
  • You’ll see the city through the eyes of a local. Your guide will share stories and advice, giving you an insider’s perspective of Rome. Having the opportunity to chat with your guide and see Rome through their eyes makes the tour a much more authentic and memorable experience. At the end of the tour you’ll be left with lots of ideas for more places to explore on your own.

What to see on a private tour in Rome

Roads to Rome Private Tours offer private tours of a wide range of sites in Rome, as well as day trips to towns such as Tivoli, Florence, Pompeii, Positano, Ostia and Orvieto. What you see on a private tour really depends on your interests, and you can get in touch with your guide to organise a personalised itinerary.

why choose a private tour in rome
A private tour in Ostia Antica

We particularly recommend seeing the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on a Rome private tour. These fascinating sites are, unfortunately, filled with disoriented tourists, wandering around the ruins without having a clue of what they’re looking at. If you book a private tour of the Colosseum and Forum, you’ll not only get to skip the line, but you’ll also get an in-depth tour of the archaeological sites, with everything explained. Check out the new S.U.P.E.R. Colosseum tour, which includes special access to hidden gems of the Forum, such as the House of Augustus and the Cryptoporticus of Nero.

A private tour of the Vatican is also an unmissable experience. There are those who say that if you visit the Vatican Museums without a guide, you’re wasting your time…They’re not entirely wrong. The sheer size of the Vatican Museums (an estimated 1,400 rooms) can make it a daunting place to visit alone, and without a guide, it’s easy to accidentally miss some of the Vatican’s greatest masterpieces. To make the most of your time – skipping the lines and entering St Peter’s Basilica directly from the Vatican Museums – you should definitely consider booking a private tour in Rome.

Learn more: 25 Ultimate things to do in Rome (Fodors)