• Arch of Constantine and Colosseum
  • Basilica Fulvia Aemilia in the Roman Forum
  • The Colosseum from Behind
  • Arch of Titus Roman Forum
  • Colosseum Inside
  • Colosseum from Temple of Venus
  • The Colosseum
  • Colosseum Hypogeum
  • Colosseum Hypogeum
  • Roman Forum
  • Temple of Antoninus
  • Temple of Castor
  • Temple of Vesta
  • Colosseum Inscription
  • Colosseum Inscription
  • The Portico of the Consular Gods
  • The Roman Forum at Night
  • The Forum and its Churches
  • The Roman Forum at Night
  • The Forum of Julius Caesar of Night

Rome in a Day Package

See all the best that the Eternal City has to offer in one day! Book our Ancient Rome Half-Day Tour together with the Treasures of the Vatican Half-Day Tour in the same day, for a discounted price.

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Tour Fee (Entrance tickets included)

Adults €139 Children* €109

* Children are aged up to and including the age of 17 (photo ID may be requested at meeting point).

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Tour Summary
Tour Name: Rome in a Day Package
Operative Days: Monday - Saturday
Group Size: 13 max
Departure Time: morning 9am, afternoon 1.30pm
Check-in Time: morning 8.45am, afternoon 1.15pm
Meeting Point (morning) Arch of Constantine
(full details sent with confirmation email)
Meeting Point (afternoon) Our office on Via Vespasiano
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Duration: 8 Hours including break
Languages: English only
Skip the Line Tickets:
Note: If you book for less than 4 people, you may not receive an immediate confirmation. This is because we require a minimum of 4 people for this tour. We do not request a credit card payment however, until we can confirm the tour has the required minimum. You will be contacted as soon as we have the required minimum.

Important Note:
Unfortunately, due to unavoidable steep stairways in the Vatican Museums, and at the Colosseum, we cannot accommodate guests with mobility impairments or strollers on this tour. Please send us an email and we will work with you to find a suitable alternative.

Note: Not for Cruise Arrivals.

It is unfortunately not possible to join the group tour within the timeframe that you will have in Rome. Please see our Rome in a Day Private Tour, which is perfectly timed for people arriving for a cruise stop.

Tour Description

Ancient Rome

See the best of Ancient Rome and learn of the 3,000 year history of the Eternal City. In the company of a guide who is an expert in history and archaeology, you will visit sights such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.

This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum. We take you inside, skipping the long lines, and explain the history of the arena and the events that took place here, while you stand on the same spot as emperors, gladiators and the Roman mob.

Next stop is the Palatine Hill, which you will learn is connected to the very founding of Rome, almost 3000 years ago. Later it would become the home to the nobility of the Roman Republic, before becoming the site on which the palaces of the Roman Emperors would all be built. The ruins of these eras can still be seen today, as the archaelogical gods continue to make new and exciting discoveries even to this day.

From here, your guide will take you through the Roman Forum, which was the center of politics as well as public life in Ancient Rome. Your guide will explain in detail how Romans spent their daily lives coming and going from the Forum, and will point out the areas in which notable historical events took place - including Julius Caesar's funeral, when Marc Antony delivered his famous eulogy.

(Lunch is not included in the package.)

Treasures of the Vatican

At the Vatican, you will enjoy priority entrance at the Vatican museums, skipping the long lines. Once inside, your art-history expert local guide will introduce you to masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and the sculptures of ancient Rome, before taking you to the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel.

In the Sistine Chapel, you will receive valuable expert insight into the paintings of Michelangelo, on the walls and ceiling. Your guide will explain the history of the period, with the difficulties encountered by the patron, Pope Julius II and by the artist, Michelangelo.

Leaving the Sistine Chapel, you will enter St. Peters Basilica* (if open - see Note below), once again without waiting in line! Standing beneath Michelangelo's great dome, you cannot help but feel somewhat humbled by the expansive surroundings.

The Basilica features several chapels, and contain numerous statues and mosaic works. Your guide will point out the most important, and leave you with time to look around by yourself. The Pieta, one of Michelangelo's most well-known religious sculptures, is among the highlights of this part of your visit.

Bring comfortable shoes, a bottle of water and a thirst for knowledge, and let us do the rest!