See the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the general public, then enjoy a breakfast buffet in the Vatican’s Pinecone Courtyard and an expert-guided tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.
Meeting Point: The Green Bar (called l’Ottagono) in Piazza del Risorgimento.
Tour Highlights: Breakfast on a terrace inside the Vatican Museums (for 2021 tours), Works by Michelangelo (including the Sistine Chapel before the crowds, and his Pietá), rooms painted by Raphael.
Included: Early entry to the Vatican, skip-the-line access into the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, buffet breakfast.
Food included? Yes, a buffet breakfast in the Vatican’s Pinecone Courtyard is included.
Shop for fresh produce at Campo de Fiore with a trained chef, then prepare and enjoy a seasonal four-course lunch inside an airy 17th-century palazzo. An excellent class for those looking for more than just pizza-making.
Meeting Point: Campo de Fiore
Tour Highlights: Guided farmers’ market visit, cooking class, four-course meal.
Included: Farmers’ market shopping, hands-on cooking class, English-speaking chef, prosecco and snacks reception, all ingredients and equipment, homemade meal with wine and soft drinks, recipes emailed as PDF.
Sample pizzas, homemade pastas and Supplí (risotto balls), fine cheeses and wines, and artisanal gelato amid the monuments, markets, and restaurants in the heart of Rome.
Meeting Point: Piazza Navona
Tour Highlights: Historic café visit for espresso or cappuccino; authentic pizza and supplí, gourmet shop for tastings of artisanal cured meats, cheeses, and wine; authentic Sicilian cannoli, regional pasta in a beloved local restaurant, handmade gelato.
Included: All food and drinks, knowledgeable guide. Upgraded drinks packages are available.
Experience an archaeologist-guided tour of Pompeii, then a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast to beautiful Positano, where you’re free to eat, shop, swim, and explore.
Meeting Point: Piazzale Flaminio
Tour Highlights: Guided tour of the death-casts, shops, temples, private houses, and public baths of Pompeii (and a brothel, if age-appropriate), scenic panoramic drive, free time in a charming Italian beach town.
Included: Private round-trip transportation by air-conditioned minibus, skip-the-line Pompeii tickets and guided tour.
Food included? No. Your guide will recommend lunch spots, but the cost is extra.
Good for kids? Yes.
In low season (November – March) most businesses in Positano close; during this time, the tour visits Amalfi or Sorrento instead.
A fun and easy way to explore Rome’s ancient main road and experience the countryside’s monuments, aqueducts, and ruins.
Meeting Point: Starbike Roma Offices, just east of the Colosseum.
Tour Highlights: Porta San Sebastiano, Parco della Caffarella, Ninfeo di Egeria, Parco degli Acquedotti, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Circo di Massenzio, Catacombs of San Callisto, Terme di Caracalla.
Included: High-quality electric-assisted mountain bike and helmet, child bike seats by request, mobile phone and object holder, friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Food included? No.
Good for kids? Yes. Child bike seats, children’s bikes, and tag-along bikes can be reserved in advance.
Eat your way through Rome’s original foodie neighborhood, exploring the local markets and learning about the area’s history and culture along the way.
Meeting Point: Piazza Testaccio
Tour Highlights: Family-owned Italian bakery; cured meat, cheese, and wine tasting; bruschetta and buffalo mozzarella at Testaccio Market; 3 classic Roman pastas at a beloved neighborhood restaurant, and the best gelato in Testaccio.
Included: All food and drinks.
Food included? Yes, lots.
Good for kids? Yes, very. Children are booked at a reduced fare.