FREE walking tours

Which of the free walking tours in Rome comes recommended?

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Walking tours are an excellent way to discover Rome, guided by people who live there and are excited to share their city with visitors. When you go on one of these free, tip-based walking tours you will get a lot of insider information on places to see, places to eat, and places that you want to come back to and explore later.

Here are some of the best free walking tour operators in Rome:

Rome Free Walking Tour

The Rome Free Walking Tour company runs free (tip based) walking tours every day of the week. They offer a range of different routes depending on the time of day and day of the week.

Some of the reasons why this tour group is so highly recommended are:

  • There are three different tours you can take - The Vatican Tour (10am, Mon-Sat), The Colosseum Tour (4pm, Mon-Sat), and the Sunday Tour (10am, Sundays Only). Each tour offers a different view and insight into the heart of Rome.
  • You do not need to make a reservation- just turn up on the day!
  • The offer tours in both English and Spanish
  • The guides are young, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and local. And they are offer detailed insider information along the way
  • They are a free tour. You only pay the tour guide what you want to at the end

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Tour groups can be quite big as there are no reservations, and the tour guides do not use microphones or amplifiers even in the crowded areas.
  • Make sure you arrive at the right meeting spot, and check the website or Facebook page for any last minute changes to the tour

The Rome Free Walking Tour website can be found here

New Rome Free Tour

The New Rome Free Tour is another highly recommended walking tour that is also tip-based. This company runs two tours per day, and reservations are necessary in order to keep the group size down.

Some of the reasons why this tour group is so highly recommended are:

  • You will see a lot of attractions along the way, so it is a good way to orient yourself in the city if it is your first day.
  • Reservations are necessary; this makes the group sizes manageable.
  • The guides are local and have a knack for storytelling and explaining the history of the city in a personal way.
  • They are a free, tip-based tour; and they also donate portions of their tips to charity.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • They only offer the tours in English.
  • Reservations are necessary in advance.
  • Some of the places the tour visits requires people to have the correct dress code (which is outlined on their website).
  • They also specify that it is not appropriate for children and some of the places are not disability accessible. Make sure to read their terms and conditions when making your reservation.

The New Rome Free Tour website can be found here

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Try Free Bike Tours

Free walking tours are really nice, but if you are sick of walking or you are a bike lover it’s recommended to have a free bike tours, you’ll just pay what it’s worth!

If you don’t have a bike you can rent it there for 10 € and you can keep it for 24 hours. Instead, if you have yours you can bring with you. They are really nice people and it’s a pleasure your sunny day with them!

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