Tours and Tickets by Mind the Guide
Private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Bypass big crowds, skip long lines, and discover the Vatican’s most important landmarks: this private tour offers a more comfortable and personalized way to explore the always-busy attractions. Meet your guide outside the Vatican Museums, and head straight in. Once inside, you’ll visit highlights like the Sistine Chapel as well as undiscovered galleries and corners that most tourists miss. Next, venture straight into St. Peter’s Basilica without wasting time in line.
Colosseum guided tour with Virtual Reality
Skip the long lines at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on this small-group tour. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the history of Colosseum and hear stories of gladiators. Stroll on to Palatine Hill and hear about emperors and the imperial house. At the Roman Forum, stroll the ruins of the ancient city.
Small-Group Testaccio District Food Tour in Rome
Discover popular establishments and hidden gems loved by locals on a food and walking tour of Rome's Testaccio neighborhood, just south of Palatine Hill. In addition to navigating, your guide offers the history behind food tastings (own expense) at each stop on the itinerary, from street vendors to pastry shops. A small group size ensures your guide’s full attention and a personal experience.
2 hours 30 minutes
Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Small Group Food Tour
Eat your way through Rome's historic Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto with this small-group food tour. You'll start with a visit to Campo dei Fiori, with its bakeries and pizzerias, followed by a stroll down to the oldest Jewish area in Europe, known for its traditional Jewish Italian food. You'll then head out to Trastevere, where you can sample risotto balls and pasta before finishing off with gelato for dessert!
2 hours 30 minutes
Explore the Ancient Rome with the Virtual Reality Goggles
We will explore the oldest part of Rome by using the VR goggles and you will be the only able to see how the ancient ruins looked like. Imagine to travel back in time and be at the Circus Maximus, the largest Hyppodrome of the World or walk outside the Colosseum surrounded by Arches of triumph and colossal statues. I will show you Rome as it was and we will talk about battles of Gladiators, emperors assasinated and charriots races while using my professional VR equipment. I have a master in history, the tour guide license and i like to talk, so, get ready, as I will give you plenty of stories and facts about my city!
Time of year
SaraP wrote a review Jul 2020
Review of: Colosseum guided tour with Virtual Reality
We were really looking forward to the virtual reality tour of the Colosseum in Rome. Our guide Dario met more than all expectations. It was a fantasic experience for our three teenagers and ourselves. Dario is very passionate and clearly knows what he is talking about. Worth repeating!…
Date of experience: July 2020
mike k wrote a review Mar 2020
Orlando, Florida11 contributions
Dario was fantastic. He was professional, personable and extremely capable. Our private tour of the Vatican with Mind The Guide was the absolute highlight of our trip to Rome. We had considered group tours but we are so pleased that we went this route. The personal attention we received and the level of direct interaction we had with our guide made this the best museum visit we have ever experienced. We booked around 30-days in advance via Tripadvisor and Dario communicated with us directly to confirm the booking and give us logistical details. He contacted us again the day before our tour to confirm the meetup location... The meetup was easy and on time. The walk though the museum was at a leisurely pace and full of interesting facts and info. Dario has spent years studying the works of this spectacular collection and he could confidently answer any questions we had. He is passionate about the works. He gave academic lessons blended with subjective critique which kept us very attentive throughout the day. I could add more but suffice it to say that we highly recommend the private tour of the Vatican with Mind the Guide. …
Chouque69 wrote a review Feb 2020
Roma3 contributions1 helpful vote
Dario is an excellent tourist guide, with an extraordinary and uncommon knowledge of the history and art history of Rome. But his best characteristic is his ability to convey historical information in clear language and in a very appealing way. The very detailed VR system Dario offers contributes to the whole experience, giving you a realistic picture of what Ancient Rome was like.…
Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: January 2020
Monte0512 wrote a review Dec 2019
My family of four spent our first morning in Rome doing a food tour with Dario. What a fantastic way to start seeing Rome as we visited different shops, learned the difference between freshly baked breakfast pastries and the other factory baked ones. Absolutely amazing pizza, pasta and a visit to the markets. My personal highlights (besides breakfast) was talking to the owner at Casa Manco in the markets about how to make outstanding pizza in a city of pizza shops. The other was taste testing the most outstanding balsamic vinegars that had been aged like a good wine for five, ten, even 15 years. My biggest regret is most definitely not buying some straight away, thinking I shouldn’t be shopping in my first 12 hours of being in Rome. My advice is to buy now and think later as I never saw anything like it again! Thank you Dario. You were fantastic and were instrumental in ensuring we ate at fantastic places throughout our week due to your thoughtful recommendations.I might add that Dario was extremely easy to communicate with, responded to all my inquiries very promptly before the tour and his speciality is that he wants your whole time in Rome to be magical and recommends places to eat or go during your stay. The kids thought he was fantastic and we all had a morning to remember.…
Date of experience: December 2019
eileen2007 wrote a review Dec 2019
Floral Park15 contributions
Dario is a wonderful tour guide! Arranging our tour was very easy through email and Dario was very prompt in responding when I had questions. I felt like we were friends even before we met. Showing up in Rome was a little overwhelming since our group is pretty inexperienced with traveling, but Dario made us feel comfortable and at home. He gave us a map of where to meet him which I showed to the cab driver and we were dropped off at the exact spot. Dario met us on time and guided us through a delicious food market in Testaccio as well as stops in a few small shops where we could have a sample of some Italian delicacies. In the afternoon Dario highlighted some of the beautiful artwork in the Vatican and after made sure we got in a cab to return to our hotel. On the 2nd day he gave us the rich historical context of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Beyond this, he went out of his way to make us comfortable in the city; he helped us find taxis, gave us plenty of restaurant recommendations, and even gave us ideas of walking tours we could take on our own. We feel like we got a full Rome experience thanks to Dario!…
Date of experience: November 2019