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Marvels of Rome Walking Tour

Your Guru: Carpe Diem Rome
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  • Rome
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

I'm originally from London, but like many people in their early twenties, my sense of adventure got the better of me and I spent many years travelling the globe. I eventually wound up in Rome - a city that’s frozen in time and impossible not to fall in love with. I’ve worked as a professional licensed guide in Europe for over 15 years now - meaning I’m not only an expert... More

I'm originally from London, but like many people in their early twenties, my sense of adventure got the better of me and I spent many years travelling the globe. I eventually wound up in Rome - a city that’s frozen in time and impossible not to fall in love with. I’ve worked as a professional licensed guide in Europe for over 15 years now - meaning I’m not only an expert in Roman history, but also that of many other cultures across the continent. For me, meeting people from all over the world is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I can guarantee to keep learning and history fun - so join me on a tour and let me share this amazing city with you.

About the Tour

Rome is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in the world to explore. Join me on an enchanting stroll through the city centre as we visit some of the major sights that you really shouldn’t miss, plus some of my off-the-beaten-track spots. My route is carefully curated and I make sure to take characteristic little back alleys that few venture down. We meet at the base of Trajan’s Column, next to the Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), in the real heart of the Eternal city. After getting to know each other, I will begin to explain the ancient Imperial Forum, the unification of Italy and the rebirth of Rome during the Renaissance. The Trevi Fountain attracts millions of visitors every year and with me you will find out why! Admire its beauty as I give you the full story behind the fountain and we get to the bottom of the coin-throwing tradition. The next stop will be in Piazza della Rotunda, the location of the world-famous Pantheon. Experience this most important of Rome’s pagan temples and discover its dynamic uses over 2000 years! We save the best till last: Piazza Navona, which is by far the most elaborate of Rome’s squares. Absorb the ambiance as we get into the rivalry between the artists whose works have defined the beauty of this square. We finish near some of the best bars and eateries in Rome! On Sunday's we don't go inside the Pantheon, it is closed!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: You will find me holding an Airbnb/Carpe Diem Rome sign.

Tour Schedule

  • Sat, 08 May
    17:30
  • Sun, 09 May
    17:30
  • Mon, 10 May
    17:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (32)

Eduardo Alhinho 04/28/2021

We did not find the guide.

Response from Carpe Diem Rome
Hey Eduardo, We are so sorry we missed you. The cut off time for the tour was to close to the starting time and therefore we missed your booking. We have now changed it to so that walkers can only book 12 hours before the tour so that we don't have this same problem again. I have reached out by whatsapp to try and organise something for you today. Let us know, Sorry again, Russ & Paolo
Barbara Grzegorzewska 04/24/2021

Our family had a walking tour with Paolo and it turned to be a wonderful experience. Paolo greeted the kids with a nice small souvenir and and started a conversation with them. He has a true gift towards kids. He also explained very well all the nice places in Rome and had very nice tips both for kids and adults. He also checked some things for us after the tour for our own sightseeing. I definitely recommend Paulo for this tour!!!

Response from Carpe Diem Rome
Hey Barbara, Paolo and I want to thank you for this fantastic review. We're so proud of this review - we want to frame it and put it up in the office. Get in touch if your back in Rome! Ciao for now, Russ & Paolo
Ugo Brigneti Rouillon 11/02/2020

Response from Carpe Diem Rome
Grazie Ugo! Boun viaggio :) Russ & Paolo
Laura 10/31/2020

The tour guide cancelled the tour 45 minutes before the tour. Totally irresponsible for such late notice as the guide claimed that new restrictions was the reason for cancellation...which would be understandable except these restrictions had been in place all week and I booked the day before. I was already on my way, paid for the train, and had left another attraction for the tour that I would have gladly stayed longer at, had the cancellation been made any earlier. No excuse for such last minute communications, won't be booking Guruwalk again, though previous experiences have been fine.

Response from Carpe Diem Rome
Hey Laura, We understand and we are sorry that this happened whilst you were in Rome. Unfortunately the restrictions are changing on a daily basis and get announced at 4 pm here in Rome and the effect is immediate. Whilst we understand this was an inconvenience we do feel that we can't be held accountable for Italian coroanvirus laws. If you are ever back in Rome we would love the oppurtunity to change this into a 5 star. Thank, Carpe Diem Rome
Dominique van pelt 10/30/2020

4.8(32) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.8(32) Ratings