Costs for Private Tours in and around Rome

Costs

The costs for private tours in Rome are Euro 65/hour for 1 adult, Euro 75/hour for 2 adults, Euro 95/hour for 3 adults, and Euro 100/hour for 4 adults.  For larger groups or rates with children, please inquire.

The hourly fee for private tours does not include entrance tickets, meals, or transportation (if applicable). There is an additional service fee of Euro 25 for reserving tickets to the Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, the Borghese Gallery, the Vicus Caprarius and/or San Clemente.  There is also a euro 25 surcharge for reserving special access areas (like the Columbarium of Pomponius Hylas or Monte Testaccio).

Payment is made at the end of the visit in Euro or with a personal bank check.  If you use the latter option, Daniella requests that you apply her bank’s exchange rate to the dollar sum. (It is a little higher than the “going” rate.)  And that you cover her bank’s handling fee (Euro 20).

Tour Duration

Daniella has designed her tours to provide a fun, complete, and informative experience.  Many tours last about four hours (e.g. the Campus Martius and the Forum/Colosseum Combo).  Others often last five hours, for example the Vatican and Ostia Antica.  If you prefer an abbreviated tour, I am more than happy to customize it for you.  There is, however, a minimum three-hour fee.  Longer visits will be charged at the rates listed above.

Booking Information for Tours in and around Rome

Pre-purchasing Tickets

Daniella has traditionally allowed travelers to choose whether they will book their own tickets or if she should do it for them.  In the second case, she has always applied a reservation surcharge (which is mentioned above).  Pre-purchasing tickets has become more and more complicated over the years.  And post-pandemic, it borders on quintessential Italian mayhem.  For example, different attractions’ tickets go on sale in different moments.  Some tickets sell out very quickly.  And, while licensed guides’ free tickets are automatically included in some cases, in other cases they’re not…

Since the beginning of 2022, Daniella has found that the websites of Rome’s many attractions befuddle most travelers. For example, Coop Culture’s site has claimed many victims. (It’s not quite as bad as TrenItalia’s, but it’s a runner up!) The Borghese Gallery and its approach to ticketing confuses travelers as well.  Finally, there are places (like the special access areas in Rome) that only guides can reserve.  Having recently lost both work and time thanks to the confusion that these sites generate, Daniella has decided to book visitors’ tickets for them obligatorily.  It saves visitors an experience which can vary from a pain in the rear to a total headache — on a good day.  And it spares Daniella both time and energy.

Customer Responsibility

When we finalize our plans, you are responsible for getting to our tour’s meeting place on time.  Please be punctual. (Daniella is on the clock from the moment we agree to meet.)  If you need to reschedule or cancel, you may do so a week before the tour without being charged. Finally, customers who fail to show up will be billed for half the tour (calculating its average length).

Making Last-Minute Changes to Private Tours

Jet-lag, contretemps, and the unexpected are all part of international travel.  After you arrive in Rome, you may find that you need to start later than you  thought; you or your group may prefer a visit different; or you may need to postpone a visit to a different day.  When possible, I am more than happy to accommodate changes.  As you plan, please keep in mind, however, that I may not be able to adjust my schedule to meet your needs.  If we are unable to reorganize an appointment, it will be treated as a last-minute cancellation (see Customer Responsibility above).

Book Your Private Tour in Advance

Send Daniella an email with the day(s), time(s), and tour(s) that you’re interested in.

To book a tour, you must reserve it with a $25 deposit and prepay any entrance fees.  (Entrance fees are generally listed at the end of each tour description.)

For More Information About Costs of Private Tours in Rome

Please email Daniella Hunt at: info@rome-tours.com
In Rome call: +39 339 831 1297
Prefer to write? Via Goffredo Mameli 30 scala 2 interno 11, 00153 Roma Italia

Daniella may be slow to reply, but she guarantees a response within three business days.  If you do not receive a reply, it means that your email didn’t get to Daniella or her reply didn’t get to you.  In that case, please send your inquiry again or call.