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Discover Rome’s hidden treasures and best kept secrets on a walking tour with a vintage Polaroid camera and bring back home unique photo souvenirs that will last forever!

Use the calendar below to select your date and book online!


  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Duration

    180 Minutes

  • Photo Guides

    Local & English Speaking

  • Group Size

    Maximum 8 People

  • Price

    Standard Ticket 59€

  • Booking

    Instant Confirmation

Explore Rome Vintage Style

We show you all the best photo opportunities. No previous photography knowledge needed!

You will learn how to use a vintage Polaroid camera from the 1990s at the beginning of the tour.

Your local guide will help you find out how to create your own beautiful photo souvenirs!

We start our “not like all the other walking tours” experience at the Largo di Torre Argentina. Explore the neighborhoods of the Jewish Ghetto and the charming medieval Trastevere neighborhood.

Your tour guide is an archaeologist and historian who will spark imagination with her passion for Rome along the way.

You will be experiencing walking on narrow stone paved roads, crossing large squares and old Roman bridges at the Tiber.

During your analog photo adventure you will discover

  • the hidden corners of Rome,
  • get in touch with local craftsmen,
  • see masterpieces like the Octavia’s Porch,
  • the Fountain of the Tortoises and
  • the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere,
  • as well as great and unexpected works of street art.

Take home eight one-of-a-kind Polaroids from your sightseeing adventure in the eternal city.

Check out the tour itinerary for more info



    • Choose your date and time from the tour calendar.
    • Follow the booking process to book and pay your tickets online.
    • The booking and payment is processed by our partner FareHarbor. They charge a small booking fee in addition to the ticket price.
  • Payment options:
    • Credit cards.
    • If you do not own a credit card but want to book a tour, just contact us at booking@instant.tours
  • Cut-Off Times: Tours can be booked online up until 24 hrs. prior the scheduled departure time. If a date has existing bookings it can be be booked up until 4 hours to the departure.
  • Short-Term Inquiries: If you like to join a tour within 24 hrs. to the departure just drop us a line. We try to make it happen: rome@instant.tours
  • Private Tours: You want to book a tour but cannot find a suitable date? Inquire via e-mail and we will try scheduling one.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs, call us at +39 (339) 358 58 39 or write an email to rome@instant.tours

We have planned a great tour for you:

  • We start the tour at the archeological site of Largo Argentina. This is where Caesar was assassinated!
  • Afterwards we explore the Jewish Ghetto with
    • the Fountain of the Tortoises,
    • Octavia’s Porch,
    • Theatre of Marcellus,
    • and the Synagogue.
  • Enjoy a splendid view over the Ghetto and the Tiber from the Tiber Island
  • We then head over to the Trastevere neighborhood seeing
    • Via della Lungaretta,
    • Piazza Mastai,
    • Via dell’Arco di San Callisto,
    • and Piazza Santa Maria.

According to the weather and your liking we have plenty of possibilities to mix up the route.

  • Standard Ticket includes vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR
  • No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film. Perfect for someone who wants to use their own camera or accompany someone on the tour
  • Address: Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 Rome
    You can find more info about the meeting point right above.

About 180 minutes including the introduction to the Polaroid camera and the instant film.

Weekends at 10am. Please check the tour calendar for details.

No minimum group size. Average maximum group size is eight.

The tour is operated in English. However all tour guides speak Italian as well.

  • Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera for the duration of the trip
  • 1 Pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR
  • Introduction to instant photography
  • English speaking personal photo guide. Your guide is a Rome and a licensed tour guide who is happy to answer all your about the city, recommend places to eat, give tips on what to see and where to go and much more.
  • The No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cancellations: If you have to change or cancel a tour please let us know as soon as possible. Just write an email to booking@instant.tours. Within 48 hours prior your booked tours departure, we will refund you with the total amount paid.
  • Short-term cancellations (less than 48 hours before the tour’s departure): We will try to reschedule the tour with you. If we aren’t able to do so, a short-term cancellation will result in full payment of the agreed tour price for the scheduled time.
  • No-Shows: Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time. If you do not show at the meeting point within 15 minutes after the scheduled departure of your tour we consider you a no-show. This means that you might not be able to join the tour and no refund will be given. If you already know that you might not be on time, please contract us via e-mail or call your local tour host.
  • Changes: If you want to change the date and/or time of your trip you must contact us as soon as possible in writing at booking@instant.tours. We will try to reschedule your trip with you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this, as changes are subject to availability at the time.
  • Bad Weather: In most cases we meet you at the meeting point. There we will discuss our options, which are: rescheduling the tour, cancelling and refunding or running it anyway. In rare cases we cancel the tour beforehand by informing you via email and/or phone. If the tour you booked got cancelled due to bad weather we will try to reschedule it. In case the suggested options are not viable for you we will give you full refund.
  • For details please view our Terms and Conditions here

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Rome

We meet at the Largo di Torre Argentina at the corner of Piazza dei Calcarari, near the Torre del Papito. This is where you’ll find your guide, visibly carrying a Polaroid camera.

Address: Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 Rome

Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time.

Ending Point

Ending Point Rome

Your tour ends at Piazza Santa Maria in the Trastevere neighborhood. There, we will review your pictures, answer your questions about what to do in Florence, recommend places to eat and give tips on what to see and where to go.

Add even more fun to your tour! Choose between one or more of our awesome tour add-ons. Just add them during the checkout. You will receive your purchase at the tour!

Available at this tour:

  • Color 600 Film – Additional Polaroid Originals Color 600 film. 8 exposures per pack
  • Group Picture – Your guide takes a portrait or group picture for you to keep
  • Private Tour – Choose this option to make your tour a private one



“I had the most amazing time with Instant Tours in Rome! Using a Polaroid camera was so much fun and the photos turned out beautifully..”
Zoey, Canada

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“Walking around Rome through the lens of a polaroid camera gives you a totally different view of this amazing city. Joining just a normal tour doesn’t give you the eye for the little things around Rome”
Johanna, Austria

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“I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. I am a student and found the tour to be exceptionally well priced.“
Cassidy, Ireland

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