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Things to Do in Rome This Winter

Things to Do in Rome This Winter

Rome is a festive city come winter. Christmas-themed tours and activities, plus seasonal decorations make a trip in December and January especially memorable. Here are a few ways to explore Rome on a winter trip.

  • Celebrate Christmas on a t our of the Vatican on Christmas Eve and by attending Christmas mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.

  • Explore Rome with a local host leading the way on a private tour that can be tailored to your personal interests.

  • Receive a Papal blessing with a special tour on Christmas Day, December 25.

  • See the best of Rome’s Christmas decorations with a holiday-themed walking tour.

  • Learn about two different aspects of Rome’s history on a tour that includes the underground catacombs and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum.

  • Warm up indoors with skip-the-line tickets to the Borghese Gallery or the Vatican Museums.

  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a nighttime tour of Rome’s illuminated landmarks plus a hearty 4-course meal and fireworks at midnight.

  • Discover the festive seasonal lights beyond Rome with a day trip to Ariccia.

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Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Small-Group Tour

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Discover the Vatican on an intimate small-group tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums with an expert guide and a group of up to 20 people. Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork, and history with a guide, who brings the ancient collection to life. Skip all the entrance lines to explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms; step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo. Choose from several departures, or upgrade to an evening experience or small-group tour with 10 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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Go underground to see Rome’s ancient catacombs and crypts on a half-day tour. Visit the Domitilla Catacomb and Basilica of San Clemente with skip-the-line access, plus visit the Capuchin Crypt, where you’ll see a Caravaggio painting and marvel at a chapel made entirely out of human bones. Learn about past burial customs and secret Christian worship spots during this fascinating exploration into the history of Rome.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rome’s Festive Sights And Christmas Lights

Rome’s Festive Sights And Christmas Lights

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Rome comes alive with festive markets, glittering trees, ornate nativity scenes, and other lively celebrations. Immerse yourself in the one-of-a-kind ambiance, and follow in locals’ footsteps, on this fully bespoke, private tour. You’ll connect with your guide before the tour, and will share your preferences and interests so they can craft a custom itinerary just for you. See the city from a Roman’s perspective, venture to areas many visitors miss, and more.
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  • 3 hours
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Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour in Rome

Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour in Rome

Go on this Christmas tour in Rome, and gain a better understanding for the city’s holiday history. Learn about Christmas legends from your guide as he or she takes you through some of the most decorated areas of Rome. Walk through Piazza del Popolo, climb the Spanish Steps, and see the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square near the Vatican. Plus, stop at famous nativities and angel statues for stories that might shock you.
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  • 4 hours
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