Private guides in Rome

A guided tour of Rome
Private guides in Rome can be surprisingly affordable. (Photo by geekgirl24)

How to hire a private tour guide in Rome

A private guide in Rome costs from $90 per person for a few hours on a set itinerary, €225 per group for 2-3 hours on an itinerary of your choice, or around €720 per group for a full, eight-hour day of your choice with a professor or PhD candidate.

That last fee is actually not too expensive if you think about it—it works out to just €90.00 per hour. Or to put it another way, a family of four would be paying €180 per person for a full day with a guide.

(The other option, of course, it to sign up for a group tour with an established itinerary.)

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How long does Rome take?

Planning your day: Rome wasn't built in a day, and you'd be hard-pressed to see it in that brief a time as well. Still, you can cram a lot into just a day or three.

To help you get the most out of your limited time in the Eternal City, here are some perfect itineraries, whether you have one, two, three, or four days to spend in Rome.

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