Has anyone been on the Rome small group walking tour through Trastavere, Campo de Fiori, Jewish Ghetto. Just wondering about the experience and if it is worth the money.
Yes! Worth the money, very worth the time! It was fun and our guide explained what Roman families eat and when, she also understood American food. Her name is Robbie (Roberta) and her company is Eating Europe. I think it was about $100. or so for two plus a tip. It was a highlight of our Rome visit this past May.
We also had a wonderful experience with a tour from Eating Europe.
Our guide was a Roman native and he took us to so many small local establishments . It focused on the Jewish Ghetto and was given on a Sunday,
Yes! I went on a food and market tour in the Testaccio neighborhood last September and it was great. There were several tastings and a sit-down lunch. I will go again the next time I’m in Rome. I booked it through Devour Tours. Here’s the link
Eating Europe does a great job. In 2019 I did a Jewish Quarter tour that’s no longer offered. Since then I have taken Eating Europe tours in London and Paris. Next year I plan to take their tours in Florence and Rome. For a solo traveler, the tours are a great way to meet people while enjoying a good meal and a history lesson.
We love food tours! We've done at least two (Rome and Paris) and are signed up for two more next month! You will try some great food, but more importantly, you will learn about the culture and history of the area. Don't let that scare you off; they're not lecture heavy, but your guide will fill you in on the areas through which you are walking, and the cultural importance of the food you will be tasting.
We did the Trastevere Eating Europe tour last year; we wanted to do the Testaccio, but couldn't make the times fit our schedule.
Went on a Trastevere food tour with Devour Tours back in April. It was very good.
Another Vote for Eating Europe, we did the Twilight Trastavere and learned so much about the neighborhood and ate some great food and told the history of the family serving us the food. We have done two so far with them and will include them again on the next trip.
We’ve done Eating Europe in both Rome (Trastevere) and Lisbon (Undiscovered). Highly recommend both.
I have not joined any tour, but I suggest you pick a guide who is local, rather than an American.
Barkinpark, on Eating Europe tours, you don’t pick your guide. I’ve taken 4 of their tours. Only one had a non-native guide but he had lived in Rome for (if I remember correctly) over 15 years. All were history or art graduates and knowledgeable.
For Eating Europe, both Rome and Lisbon guides were people who had been born and grown up in the areas they were doing tours in.
Eating Europe occasionally has online sales, where you can save on a food tour for yourself, or gift certificates for yourself or others. Depending on your travel timeframe, you might even get a discount deal, although Eating Europe tours (we did the Rome Testaccio 2 years ago, and elsewhere in Europe, previously) are a good value even at full price.
Just as a head's up, I contacted Eating Europe for a private tour during the last week of October. My proposed itinerary was pretty detailed and beyond the content of their regular tours, so it would have required some effort to put together. They declined, saying that they were only running their canned tours because their high season runs until November 1 and they are short on guides. So, if you're interested, it might be a good idea to book early.
Thank you everyone!
The Roman Food Tour offer tours in Trastevere with local guides. The discount code Returning offers a 20% discount