Rome in a Day Private Tour

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Rome in a Day Private Tour

Discover the legends and myths of Rome and the Vatican City on a comprehensive full day private tour of Rome. On this private tour of the Eternal City, you’ll walk in the footsteps of popes, poets, artists, Roman emperors and citizens, seeing Renaissance and Baroque buildings and fountains at every stage of your journey. Choose between walking or driving between sites. 

Availability: Monday – Saturday

Opening Times: 8am – 6pm

Group Size: Just you and your tour guide!

Duration: 8 Hours

Departure Time: Your choice! 

Options: Choose between walking or driving between sites. 

What’s Included: Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s BasilicaSkip the line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum, an expert guide who speaks fluent English, headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings without missing anything.

  • See the most popular “must-see” places in Rome – Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip all ticket and security lines – No time wasted 
  • Cover the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras, learning how they all intermingle and influence each other in this fascinating city.
  • Perfect if you have just one day in which to see all the sights! 
  • Choose between walking or driving between sites. 

Colosseum Guided Tour

Your full-day tour starts at the Colosseum, where you’ll avoid the long lines of tourists that will be queuing up for entry and enter the ancient world’s greatest sports arena without any waiting around. Your guide will introduce you to the enthralling tales of gladiators and martyrs that made the Colosseum famous while exploring the remnants of their history together.

Roman Forum Guided Tour

Next you’ll head over to the Roman Forum to learn how the heart of Rome’s all-encompassing empire functioned and thrived. Forget battling through the crowds inside the Forum, your guide will lead you directly to a stunning lookout point. From there, you can take in the entire Forum complex, including the Senate House and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Your guide will make it easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago with stories of war, politics, economics and religion that shaped the ancient city.

Historic Centre Guided Tour – Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps 

No walk through Ancient Rome would be complete without a visit to the Pantheon. This nearly 2,000-year-old building has the largest non-reinforced concrete dome in the world. As you view if from inside, you’ll hear the story of how it was built and why it has inspired so many other buildings, from St. Peter’s Basilica to the U.S. Capitol Building.

Your tour through the Historic Centre continues with a stop at the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. 

Next stop is the Spanish Steps for a spot of people watching and plenty of photo opportunities. From here your guide will take you on the metro (if you have booked the walking option) to the Vatican, where you can take a break for lunch before entering the Vatican City. 

Vatican Museums Guided Tour

After lunch, your guide will take you to the Vatican, where you’ll skip the long lines of people waiting to enter. With your Vatican expert to guide you, you’ll delve into one of the world’s greatest art collections.

This specially-curated Vatican tour highlights the best works in the vast collections here, giving you a broad understanding and appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll explore the sculpture galleries and the world-famous Laocoön Group before heading to the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

The highlight of your Vatican private tour is the Sistine Chapel, which is undoubtedly the most famous chapel in the world. You’ll learn about the paintings of Michelangelo (yes, he spent 8 years of his life painting here!) and his predecessors, who covered every inch of these walls and ceilings. You’ll hear about the history of the period, including the difficulties encountered between the patron, Pope Julius II and Michelangelo.

 

St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

Known as the greatest architectural masterpiece in Rome, St Peter’s took over a century to complete. Your guide will tell you the story of the nine master architects who each carried the project forward until their deaths; including how that genius Michelangelo – again! – would be the one to finally complete the design for the most challenging aspect of the ambitious design – the great dome which is one of the most iconic images of Rome today.

Inside St Peter’s you will visit a selection of the many ornate monuments, statues and mosaics (there are no paintings in the Basilica – find out why from your guide!), and stand in front of the sacred altar of St Peter, from where the Pope says mass on very special occasions.

Walking/Driving Option: You can optionally include private transportation to collect you from your hotel and take you from site to site, to minimise the amount of walking required. 

Note that the vehicle will not be able to enter the Vatican City, the Colosseum or the Roman Forum. **

Walking/Driving: Walking Tour Fee
Driving Tour Fee **
Base Price (2 people)825 1275
Additional Adult9595
Additional Child (ages 3-17) *7070
Infant (ages 0-2) *FreeFree

* Ages refer to on the day of the tour, and all participants must have a photographic ID to present upon request (photocopies and electronic devices are accepted)

** For Driving Tours, website prices are valid for up to a maximum of 8 passengers. For larger groups, please contact us.

Want a longer tour? 

Select the number of additional hours you would like to add to your tour time; for a more detailed itinerary, to add more sites to your tour, or to simply enjoy the tour at a slower pace. 

Our Customer Service Team will be happy to discuss options for adding on sites to this tour with you – simply email, chat or call and we will work with you to create the perfect tour itinerary for you!

Fee per Additional Hour (Walking Tour Option): €75

Fee per Additional Hour (Driving Tour Option): €125

Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour

Discover the legends and myths of Rome and the Vatican City on a comprehensive full day semi-private tour of Rome. On this tour of the Eternal City, in groups of no more than 10 people, you’ll walk in the footsteps of popes, poets, artists, Roman emperors and citizens, seeing Renaissance and Baroque buildings and fountains at every stage of your journey. 

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Departure Time: 8.30am

Group Size: Semi Private Tour (Max 10)  

Meeting Point: Arch of Constantine (full details sent with confirmation email)

Check In Closes: 15 minutes prior to departure time

Duration: 8 Hours

What’s Included: Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s BasilicaSkip the line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum, an expert guide who speaks fluent English, headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings without missing anything.

  • See the most popular “must-see” places in Rome – Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip all ticket and security lines – No time wasted 
  • Cover the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras, learning how they all intermingle and influence each other in this fascinating city.
  • Perfect if you have just one day in which to see all the sights! 

Colosseum Guided Tour

Your full-day tour starts at the Colosseum, where you’ll avoid the long lines of tourists that will be queuing up for entry and enter the ancient world’s greatest sports arena without any waiting around. Your guide will introduce you to the enthralling tales of gladiators and martyrs that made the Colosseum famous while exploring the remnants of their history together.

Roman Forum Guided Tour

Next you’ll head over to the Roman Forum to learn how the heart of Rome’s all-encompassing empire functioned and thrived. Forget battling through the crowds inside the Forum, your guide will lead you directly to a stunning lookout point. From there, you can take in the entire Forum complex, including the Senate House and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Your guide will make it easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago with stories of war, politics, economics and religion that shaped the ancient city.

Historic Centre Guided Tour – Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps 

No walk through Ancient Rome would be complete without a visit to the Pantheon. This nearly 2,000-year-old building has the largest non-reinforced concrete dome in the world. As you view if from inside, you’ll hear the story of how it was built and why it has inspired so many other buildings, from St. Peter’s Basilica to the U.S. Capitol Building.

Your tour through the Historic Centre continues with a stop at the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. 

Next stop is the Spanish Steps for a spot of people watching and plenty of photo opportunities. From here your guide will take you on the metro (if you have booked the walking option) to the Vatican, where you can take a break for lunch before entering the Vatican City. 

Vatican Museums Guided Tour

After lunch, your guide will take you to the Vatican, where you’ll skip the long lines of people waiting to enter. With your Vatican expert to guide you, you’ll delve into one of the world’s greatest art collections.

This specially-curated Vatican tour highlights the best works in the vast collections here, giving you a broad understanding and appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll explore the sculpture galleries and the world-famous Laocoön Group before heading to the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

The highlight of your Vatican tour is the Sistine Chapel, which is undoubtedly the most famous chapel in the world. You’ll learn about the paintings of Michelangelo (yes, he spent 8 years of his life painting here!) and his predecessors, who covered every inch of these walls and ceilings. You’ll hear about the history of the period, including the difficulties encountered between the patron, Pope Julius II and Michelangelo.

 

St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour

Known as the greatest architectural masterpiece in Rome, St Peter’s took over a century to complete. Your guide will tell you the story of the nine master architects who each carried the project forward until their deaths; including how that genius Michelangelo – again! – would be the one to finally complete the design for the most challenging aspect of the ambitious design – the great dome which is one of the most iconic images of Rome today.

Inside St Peter’s you will visit a selection of the many ornate monuments, statues and mosaics (there are no paintings in the Basilica – find out why from your guide!), and stand in front of the sacred altar of St Peter, from where the Pope says mass on very special occasions.

CategoryTour Fee per person €
Adult175
Child (ages 3-17) *125
Infant (ages 0-2) *Free

* Ages refer to on the day of the tour, and all participants must have a photographic ID to present upon request (photocopies and electronic devices are accepted)

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