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Pyramid of Cestius: Our most recommended tours and activities

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

1. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided sightseeing bus tour of the Eternal City from the port of Civitavecchia. Discover the city's hottest locations like St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain. Be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port and board a spacious coach. Relax on the drive to your first stop in Rome that is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. Take time to admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby, marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione.  Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. Board the bus for a panoramic ride. Cross the Tiber near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and view the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest Roman baths. End your scenic bus ride with a stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. Reach the Capitoline Hill to see the Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. Arrive at the Althar of the Fatherland and view dei Fori Imperiali roade to the Colosseum.   Observe Traian’s Forum and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Take a break for a quick lunch or to grab a gelato. Enter the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon temple built to see its massive dome and the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. End your tour in Piazza Navona where you can see the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the port in Civitavecchia.

Testaccio: Guided Food Tasting & Market Tour

2. Testaccio: Guided Food Tasting & Market Tour

Experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighborhood where people live, eat and shop. Together we will explore the local markets, meet the vendors who have been there for generations, and taste the most delicious pasta. We start our walking tour at the central square of Testaccio. You'll taste some of the best food from a long-standing family owned bakery. We'll follow this with a walk through the famous Mercato Testaccio with 107 family run market stalls. sampling some of the best bruschetta and buffalo mozzerella. Ready for pasta? We'll taste 3 Roman classic pastas with a glass of wine. What Italian food tour isn't complete without authentic gelato – We skip the stuff you see along the tourist paths and head to one of our favourites, which has been serving gelato since 1914. Tastings and stops may vary based on the day of the week.

Rome: Nighttime Tour of the Eternal City by Open-Top Bus

3. Rome: Nighttime Tour of the Eternal City by Open-Top Bus

See the highlights of Rome under the light of the night sky on an open-top double-decker bus tour. Drive by the city's most iconic landmarks, including the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Circus Maximus, and the Colosseum, and stop for a bite to eat at Eataly, an Italian food hall/grocery store. Hop on board the bus at Termini station just as the sun is beginning to set. Pass through the historical center and watch as the night sky illuminates the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Pyramid of Cestius. Listen to the onboard audio guide to learn more about the history of each location. Stop for a break at the Eataly food hall. Enjoy some free time to grab a bite to eat or pick up some fresh Italian produce from one of the stalls. Choose whether to enjoy a pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven or sit down at Terra, the new restaurant, with its 3-meter handmade grill. Refreshed and refueled, hop back on the bus to continue your sightseeing. Pass by landmarks like Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, and Saint Angelo Castle. You will also drive through the charming square of Piazza Barberini and Via Veneto before ending outside the Colosseum.

Rome: Ostiense Graffiti and Modern Street Art Walking Tour

4. Rome: Ostiense Graffiti and Modern Street Art Walking Tour

Once a buzzing hub of industrial activity, Rome’s Ostiense neighbourhood offers an eclectic mix of sites to explore. A huge cylindrical gasometer, dating from the 1930s and visible from all around town, has become an emblem of the area and its working-class roots. Factories and other buildings from the turn of the century are now apartments, bars, and restaurants. In recent years, famous street artists from around the world have also chosen this dynamic quartiere as their canvas – join our tour to discover the colours and textures of vibrant Ostiense. The tour will meet outside Piramide metro stop, which gets its name from the 2,000-year-old Egyptian-style pyramid that stands outside. Built by the Roman general Gaius Cestius as his funerary monument, the 36-metre-high monolith is covered in white marble and is a striking addition to the Ostiense skyline. From Piramide, we’ll walk down Via Ostiense, which was once an ancient road that stretched all the way out to sea, to the trading port of Ostia. On this modern street, the graffiti, stickers, and wheatpaste posters that characterize the neighbourhood begin to appear. Ready to discover?!

Rome: City Highlights Private Shore Excursion

5. Rome: City Highlights Private Shore Excursion

This private tour is carefully organized for cruisers. It guarantees a good outlook of the city of Rome and its major sites with a pick-up in Civitavecchia. It will be arranged, depending on the number of passengers, in a luxury sedan or minivan. The tour’s route includes stops in sites such as the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, ruins of Caracalla Baths, the Capitol, Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum, the Forum, Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Vatican and the Basilica of Saint Peter. The order of the tour can vary based on traffic conditions, and the amount of time spent at each stop is based on your interests and time available. In addition to the expected stops, you can decide to stop whenever you want to take photos during your tour. The tour is customizable, and your driver will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Classic & Imperial Rome Full Day Tour

6. Classic & Imperial Rome Full Day Tour

This full-day tour is a combination of the Classic Rome Tour and the Imperial Rome Tour, and includes visits to all of the important sites in the Eternal City. In the morning the tour begins at Piazza della Repubblica. Your local guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through the historical center, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, Bernini’s Palazzo di Montecitorio, Piazza Navona, and other sites. The bus stops adjacent to Vatican City so that you can admire St. Peter's Square while listening to your guide’s commentary on the Basilica. You’ll then have the chance to explore this magnificent church on your own and admire masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's bronze canopy before re-boarding the bus. You’ll stop at a local restaurant where you’ll enjoy a typical Italian lunch and a break before you head off with your guide for the afternoon tour. This part of the tour begins at Piazza Venezia and continues on to the Michelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidoglio. From here there are terrific views of the Roman Forum. You’ll then visit the Colosseum and tour the interior. This is the largest arena constructed in the Roman Empire. You’ll travel to the Circus Maximus by coach to see the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, before finally arriving at the Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli, where you’ll see the famous Moses statue by Michelangelo.

Rome: Testaccio Market Tour and Tastings

7. Rome: Testaccio Market Tour and Tastings

Testaccio, one of Rome’s most charming neighborhoods, has a long history of classic Roman cuisine. This district has been at the center of Rome’s food trade from the city’s earliest days. Testaccio’s neighborhood symbol, the amphorae (jars), were once filled with olive oil and wine coming from all over the Roman Empire. Times have certainly changed but Testaccio’s culinary culture remains the same. At least in terms of importance. Today’s modern food market and delicatessen stores have transformed Testaccio into one of the most trendiest, liveliest, and most interesting neighborhoods in Rome. Scratch below the surface on your Testaccio food tour Our Testaccio food tour offers you the chance to eat like a local and taste the Roman food classics you won’t find on the tourist menus. As a backdrop to your culinary adventure, you have Testaccio’s distinct architecture consisting of historical peculiar parts such at the Monte dei Cocci and the Pyramid to more recent revitalized arts and cultural centers. On this tour, you will visit the food market and the neighborhood starting from one of Rome’s oldest delis to eat unique prosciutto and truffle salami. You will taste supplì, a favorite Roman street food, and fried typical delicatessen, experience a Roman pasta such as Cacio e Pepe or Amatriciana, as well as discover new takes on classic bollito meat or typical stewed chicken. Sample the savory delicacies of Testaccio Market Depending on the season, Testaccio Market will greet you with crates overflowing with Roman Zucchini with their delicious flowers ready to be fried. Another seasonal speciality are Rome’s green artichokes and piles of chicoria – a quintessential ingredient you can’t miss when in Rome. While enjoying some of Testaccio’s delicacies, like baccalà, supplì and even some artisanal gelato, we’ll indulge in some of Testaccio’s history, nourishing ourselves with stories of the famous poets like Shelley and Keats who rest in peace nearby in the Protestant Cemetery of Testaccio. Marvel at the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius Our Testaccio Food tour will take us past one of the most impressive tombs of ancient Rome: the Pyramid of Cestius. Dating to the first century BC, the pyramid once contained the remains of an Augustan-era magistrate of one of Rome’s main religious organizations. Its Egyptian style might strike you as strange, but in fact during this period Egyptian fashion was all the rage (just look at all the Egyptian obelisks dotted around the city). Our Testaccio food tour promises an experience beyond the flashes and the crowds of the historical center. It is a tour that will warm the heart as well as satisfy the stomach, enriching you with unforgettable stories to bring back with you.

Rome: Colosseum and Pyramid of Cestius Vespa Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum and Pyramid of Cestius Vespa Tour

Enjoy riding a Vespa around Rome and have the time of your life. Drive yourself or take a guided ride and feel exhilarated as you see the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and other iconic sites. Trust us; it's the best way to get around. Fancy driving? No worries, rent your own Vespa and experience first-hand how Italians travel. Take your partner, child, or friend with you on the back and make memories that will last a lifetime. Not feeling brave enough? Don't worry, you can jump on the back of a Vespa and embark on a tour around Rome with a guide. Weave in and out the streets, alleyways, and through neighborhoods such as Testaccio, Trastevere, and Aventine Hill to visit famous sites and discover hidden gems. 

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What people are saying about Pyramid of Cestius

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 763 reviews

Patricia is a very nice guide. Got a nice impression of Rome. Apparently 2 excursions were mixed up. Panoramic tour and classic tour. To stay with the group, we opted for the upgrade of 10.00 pp for the classic tour. Great choice. It is quite a walk as the bus stops at 2 places and then we continue on foot. Tired but satisfied we look back on a beautiful day!

Excursion highly recommended. With the classic tour the schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. approx. The guide Beatriz and the historian Jan have shown us Rome with great interest. Congratulations for the professionalism!!! It becomes very enjoyable and they take into account some free time. I would repeat without hesitation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


The tour was well organized and we had a very fun and friendly tour guide. It was a nice panoramic drive visiting the most important sights in Rome. Gladly again

Very quick visit in Rome but thanks to the Alesia guide we were able to see the most relevant and with very good explanations.