The Heart Of Rome: Family Friendly Private Half-Day Walking TourPrivate Tour

Explore the most famous piazzas, fountains and landmarks in the heart of Rome on this fun, family-friendly, private walking tour including Castel Sant'Angelo tickets and a delicious gelato stop!

Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


3 hrs


City Highlights, Culture, Family Friendly, First Time Visitor, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-Speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places, Castel Sant'Angelo admission tickets, 1 Gelato per person

What's not included:

Hotel pick up and drop off, Additional food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at the entrance to Palazzo Maccarani at Largo Pietro di Brazza', 86, 00187 Roma RM, Italy.

What makes this tour special

Discover the best of Rome on this private family-friendly walking tour through its most famous piazzas, fountains, and landmarks. Visit Castel Sant'Angelo and see where ancient emperors kept their treasures and connect with ancient history!

On your family-friendly private tour you will:

Enjoy this engaging, family-friendly walking tour of all the highlights of Rome's stunning historic centre with an expert private guide - including a delicious and well-deserved gelato break!

Your kids will love exploring some of Rome’s best-known attractions such as Piazza Navona, chucking coins into the Trevi Fountain, and spotting the fake windows and the odd 'cup' that doesn't quite fit.

You'll pass by the amazing Pantheon - designed in the 2nd Century by Emperor Hadrian. How did the Ancient Romans build that heavy cement dome with a hole in it? How did it not collapse? Your guide will share historic facts and other fascinating secrets about the Pantheon, like why the church calls it St Mary of the Martyrs.

You'll see the amazing Fountain of the Four Rivers at Piazza Navona by the sculptor Bernini, and the magnificent church of Saint Agnes overlooking it, by his arch-rival Borromini.

Your guide will help you to guess which four major rivers are represented in the giant statues by Bernini - he left us lots of clues, and will also help you find the insult left on top of the church by Borromini!

You will learn how Rome was built - layer on layer, like a giant lasagna! You'll see how Piazza Navona was built over a horse racing stadium, and a marker showing just how high the river Tiber used to flood. See if you can reach it!

Your tour ends with tickets included for a self-guided visit to the amazing Castle of the Angel or the Castel Sant'Angelo. Originally the Mausoleum of Hadrian, it became a Papal fortress with a secret passageway that connects it directly to the Vatican!

This is also the site in which, legend claims, Archangel Michael appeared sheathing a flaming sword as a sign of the end of the plague of 590 AD. Climb up to the ramparts for an amazing view of the Eternal City - don't worry the giant bronze statue of Archangel Michael will protect you! 

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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