Celebrate Christmas in Rome - Small Group Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy
Your Christmas in Rome Walking Tour
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Rome decorated for the holidays on this Christmas walking tour. You’ll pass by the city’s historical landmarks and visit lesser-known locations while learning about Roman holiday traditions. Make stops at Piazza Navona and the Christmas market, and try a seasonal cake (panettone) with a cup of hot chocolate before admiring the nativity scene at St. Peter’s Square.
  • Explore Rome with a guide so you won’t miss its top holiday sights
  • Small-group walking tour allows you to avoid the hassle of needing directions or a map
  • Listen to Christmas-themed commentary as you walk
  • Enjoy a tasting of cake and hot chocolate

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza di Spagna, 23
    Piazza di Spagna, 23, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet your guide at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, near Babington's tea house. The check-in begins at 5:15pm. Please be there on time, we cannot wait for latecomers.

Start time

05:30 PM

End point

  • Saint Peter's Square
    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

What To Expect

Spanish Steps

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The check-in begins at 5:15pm, the tour begins at 5:30pm. Please be there on time, we will not wait for latecomers.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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19 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Yash was great
Anthony_K, Dec 2023
Yash was a great tour guide! Hit all the spots and offered great background information. Really covered a lot of ground,
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We are happy you enjoyed your experience with Yash. Thank you for the great review! Happy New Year! Dmitri and Emanuela.
Must do when in Rome at Christmas time
Despina_K, Dec 2023
The tour guide, Yash, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He kept the tour interesting, fun and shared a lot of historical and cultural information.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this stellar review! We are happy you enjoyed Your Christmas in Rome Tour with Yash. Happy New Year! Dmitri and Emanuela.
Lovely Evening!
John_H, Dec 2022
Great way to spend Christmas evening! Walking highlights were a great way to start are Roman Holdiday!
10 out of 10. Highly recommend Sarah’s tour
Desmond_F, Dec 2022
Sarah was a very well informed guide. She was very friendly and helpful. She had an in-depth understanding of Rome, it’s history., Its culture, and its traditions. She moved at just the right pace. For good measure, she brought us hot chocolates, and chocolates en route.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Desmond, thank you so much for the great review! Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and your family!
Christmas in Rome
hallebaldor, Dec 2022
Ariana was an excellent tour guide. We had a lovely time (family of 6 - 2 adults, 4 teenagers), learned a lot l, and enjoyed some of the best Christmas sites in Rome!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Halle! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours! Dmitri and Emanuela.
Disappointing with no hot chocolate or Christmas treats
Christina_K, Jan 2022
My family and I wanted to do something special since we were in Rome for Christmas. I thought this tour would be the perfect way to add that "holiday spirit" while we were there. I should've booked it for earlier in the week. Because we booked it for Christmas Eve, the place that we were supposed to stop for our hot chocolate and Christmas treats closed early. Our guide wasn't sure of what to do because the back-up place they go to wasn't open either. We spent a good bit of time waiting on the other guide to give our guide some direction. We walked a good bit before finally finding a spot to buy a bottled water which we ended up paying for ourselves. The only highlight of this tour was seeing the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica at the end of the tour. It was amazing to see the Pope on the jumbotron and the Christmas Eve mass that was going on. Would probably skip the tour next time and just plan on going to the Vatican on our own.
Fabulous time! Kat was...
villanohm, Dec 2021
Fabulous time! Kat was knowledgeable and friendly! We enjoyed walking around Rome on our first full night here! Would definitely recommend!
Yosh, our tour guide was...
Gary_C, Dec 2021
Yosh, our tour guide was pleasant, but some comments he made were negative regarding Christmas and Rome. The commentary wasn't really Christmas themed, as is stated in the tour description. He did not know the Italian folklore Befana. He told us she came on December 6th, when in actuality she delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany eve, January 5th. He mentioned that he wasn't a history buff, but he didn't seem to know the names of some common churches in the area along the tour. The tour description has not been updated. There was no Christmas market and we did not get to try a seasonal panettone. My recommendations for Yosh - You mentioned up front that this is a part time job for you. Whether the job is part time or not, you should be knowledgeable about structures that are on visible on your tour. You should also try to be more positive about the information you are sharing. This could be your customer's only tour while they are in Rome and you should strive to make it a positive experience for each customer.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Gary, thanks for your feedback. Though we appreciate your honesty and your 3-star review, we would like to remind you that we are lucky, given the circumstances, we are very lucky to even be able to walk the streets of Rome, at these uncertain times. The Christmas market was yet another victim claimed by the pandemic, to our chagrin. Yash, is one of our best storytellers and guides. His whimsical persona, has entertained and educated countless travelers, on a variety of tours. I am sorry that you did not appreciate his jokes, I guess it is just the matter of sense of humor. It's true that during the "low" season, it becomes his part time job, however, during the "high" season it is his full time occupation, combined with the studies for doctoral degree, at the John Cabot University of Rome. We understand that it is impossible to satisfy everyone, and there is always room for improvement. We take your review as a constructive criticism that will help us provide our customers with best experience possible. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Great time!
James_E, Jan 2020
We were late in the season for the Christmas tour and were told it was the last Christmas tour of the season. We elected to go anyway. Max our tour guide was fantastic, a wealth of historic information on every subject. Would definitely recommend this tour. The city was beautiful at night!
A must do tour on Christmas in Rome
cldrusso, Jan 2019
The guide and the tour had totally exceeded all my expectations!The meeting point (Spanish Steps) was really crowded, but I was able to find the guide pretty quickly because he was holding a large sign. Right from the start, I knew it was going to be a great experience, because the guide was really friendly and our group was small. What I loved about the tour is that there was a constant interaction between the group members and the guide, there was no question that the guide couldn't answer, and I left the tour feeling a bit overwhelmed, but knowing so much more about Rome. The stories were very interesting and the delivery really easy and smooth. We had enough time to do a couple of extra places, not included in the itinerary, and it was just great and very unusual, because on other tours, with large groups, we were just herded like cattle without a possibility to soak it in or even ask questions. Wonderful experience that I strongly recommend to anyone traveling to Rome for Christmas!
Wonderful Way to Start Our Trip
Nicole_R, Dec 2018
My wife and I traveled to Italy for our honeymoon, and Rome was our first stop. We decided to book the above-referenced walking tour with Dmitri M. on the day that we arrived to Rome so that we may immediately enjoy a slice of what Rome has to offer. If I am being honest, before the tour began, I was uncertain whether booking any tour in Rome would be worthwhile, or whether doing so would be a quintessential tourist faux pas. In the end, I am thrilled that we decided to book the tour with Dmitri. The tour was informative and, at the same time, awe-inspiring (Rome is THAT good). But, what was equally impressive was the seamlessness with which Dmitri navigated through the city and imparted his vast knowledge about the streets, sites, and sounds of Rome. We enjoyed the tour thoroughly and appreciate Dmitri's spectacular efforts.

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