Rome in a Day Tour

The Key Facts

Private Tour

Monday to Saturday at 9.00am *

* These are the times that are bookable instantly from our website. To request a different departure time, please send us a request via the Request a Quote page. 

Semi-Private Tour

Monday to Saturday at 9.00am

Group Sizes:

Private Tour: 1-12 people **

** For groups larger than 12 people, please send us a request via the Request a Quote page. 

Semi-Private Tour: 2-6 people

Duration: 8 Hours

 

* If you would like a longer/shorter tour, please send us a request via the 
Request a Quote page. 

 

  • Skip-the-lines access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica
  • Visit the stunning Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps with an expert guide.
  • Learn about the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras.
  • Tick all the must-see sights of Rome off your bucket list.
  • With reserved no-line tickets, visit the oldest surviving temple in Rome – the Pantheon.
  • Enjoy the Baroque beauty of Piazza Navona with Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers.
  • Stand beneath Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
  • See the wonders of the Vatican Museums.
  • Gaze in awe at the splendours of St Peter’s Basilica, the most important church in Catholicism.
  • See all the best of the Vatican City -the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
  • Tick all the must-see sights of Rome off your bucket list.
  • See all best highlights of Rome in one day – Ancient Rome, the Historic Centre and the Vatican City.
  • Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure you come back to see it all again!
  • See the best of Rome in one day, with no line waiting.
  • Bookable as a private tour, or you can join a handful of other people in a semi-private tour of only 6 people maximum.

For Private Tours only … 

Make your tour your own with these add-ons. 

Just click the link below to book a private tour, and check the appropriate box to add the option you want.

For other requests, please request a quote for a custom tour that we will tailor to your specific needs and preferences!

Add entrance tickets to the Colosseum Arena
entrance to arena on the colosseum underground tour

You can optionally add entrance tickets to the Colosseum Arena, and stand on the floor where the gladiators did battle in the infamous Games. 

Entrance is through the “Gladiator’s Gate”, as seen in the Gladiator movie.

Additional ticket cost: €15 per adult, €10 per child.

ncc piazza venezia

Much of this tour can only be done on foot. The tour typically starts at the Colosseum (although we can change this if you wish), and this site, along with the Roman Fourm, is inaccessible to traffic. The tour typically ends at the Vatican, which is all indoors. The only portion of the tour where we can include a driver to help you to reduce the amount of walking, is the middle portion of the tour, through the Historic Centre. It therefore makes sense – if you want to walk as little as possible – to hire a driver only for the part where you will get full use of the driver. Hiring a driver for the whole day means paying them an hourly rate while they read the newspaper in the minivan while you are inside the Vatican or the Colosseum!

 

We hire the friendliest and most professional drivers, in keeping with our standards for our guides and customer service staff, and you will be transported through Rome in a new model, air-conditioned, very comfortable minivan with ample legroom – typically a Mercedes Viano or similar model. 

 

With your own private NCC driver, and with your guide continuing to accompany throughout the entire tour, you will have access to streets which are  off-limits to regular traffic. You will be able to rest your feet between the morning and afternoon walking tours, and still see everything on the itinerary. Actually, as we can travel so much faster, we can stop at more places than is possible on foot, and you will also see a lot more of Rome through the car window as you drive by!

 

 

Driver Fee: €225

Private Tour

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Just you and your guide
  • Base Price *: €850
  • Additional Adult: €95
  • Additional Child **:  €65
  • Infants ***: Free

Semi-Private Tour

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Only 6 people per tour
  • Adult: €275
  • Child: (aged 5-17 on the day of the tour): €225
Notes on Private Tour Pricing:
  • Base Price is for the first two people on the tour. 
  • ** Children aged 5-17 on the day of the tour
  • *** Infants aged 0-4 on the day of the tour
  • Prices are for groups of up to 12 people. For groups larger than 12 people, please send us a request via the Request a Quote page. 
 

YOUR FULL TOUR

Description

See the best of Rome in a single day. On this full day walking tour of Rome, you will see the best and most popular attractions that are on every first-time visitor’s bucket list:

The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona.

Skip the lines with advance reservations to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, so none of your valuable time is wasted.

Perfect for the first-time visitor!

Hit the ground running in your Rome in a Day Tour and skip the mind-numbing queues for the Roman Colosseum, the ancient world’s greatest sports arena! Your guide will enthral you with tales of gladiators and martyrs that made the Colosseum famous while exploring the remnants of their history together.

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.

During your Rome in a day tour 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.

No walk through Ancient Rome would be complete without a visit to the Pantheon.

We have timed reservations, which means no standing in line to enter.

This nearly 2,000-year-old building has the largest non-reinforced concrete dome in the world. As you view it from inside on your Rome in a day guided tour, 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 Rome in one day 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.

The next stop in your full day tour of Rome 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 to the Vatican, where you will have a break for lunch before entering the Vatican City.

After lunch, your guide will take you straight into the Vatican Museums, where you’ll skip the long lines of people (who didn’t book with Rome Group Tours) and head straight in. 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.

No Rome in One Day tour would be complete without visiting the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world – St Peter’s Basilica. 

Michelangelo’s great dome is something that you have to see in real life. Pictures cannot do it justice or portray the sheer magnitude of it. Your local, expert tour guide will explain to you the fascinating history of its conception, location on the Vatican Hill, design, architecture and symbolism. 

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

Your tour will finish in St. Peter’s Basilica. From there, you can accompany your guide out to St. Peter’s Square, or you can remain to look around the Basilica longer, or climb the dome if you feel up to it!

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