General

Discover the legends of Rome and the Vatican on a comprehensive Rome Full Day Tour, in groups of only 13 or less. Walk in the footsteps of popes, poets, artists, Roman emperors and citizens, seeing Renaissance and Baroque buildings, as you experience the Eternal City in a single day!

Rome in a Day

This Rome in a Day Tour Package consists of two tours, with a break for lunch in between. We begin the day with the tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome, and after lunch explore the Vatican City in our Treasures of the Vatican Tour.

Morning

Get skip-the-line entry into the fascinating world of Ancient Rome on a half-day walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. The 3-hour guided tour will begin at the Arch of Constantine, which has a fascinating history which your guide will eplain during the introduction.

From there, we enter the Colosseum, avoiding the long line to enter with our special skip-the-line pass. Once inside, our expert licenced guide will teach you about the amphitheater’s bloody past, with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles, and executions.

We continue to the Palatine Hill, home of Romulus and Remus, traditionally believed to be the founders of Rome. From here, admire the views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held.

We will then descend to the Roman Forum, and take you along the Sacred Way which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. End at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this today.

Afternoon

At the Vatican, you will enjoy priority entrance to the Vatican Museums, skipping the long lines. Once inside, your local art historian expert 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 a 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. Peter’s Basilica* (if open), 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 contains numerous statues and mosaic works. 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.

 

This Rome in a Day Tour Combo is one of the most popular day trips in Rome, so don’t delay … book today!

Vatican City

Vatican CityVatican City, officially known as Vatican City State is the world’s smallest country, a sovereign city-state located entirely within Rome. Created by the Lateran Treaties of 1929, it had a previous, and far more powerful incarnation – the Papal States. It is unique in the modern world in having Latin as its official language, though Read more

Rome

RomeRome is the historic city and capital of Roma provincia (province), of Lazio regione (region), and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The capital of an ancient republic and empire whose Read more

Tour Fee

Tour Fee (Entrance tickets included)

  • Adults €119
  • Under-18* €95

* Photo ID may be requested at meeting point

Summary

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

  • Arch of Constantine (full details sent with confirmation email)

Duration

  • 8 Hours including break

Languages

  • English only

Skip the Line Tickets

  • yes

Tour Description

Rome Full Day Tour

This Vatican & Rome Full Day Tour Package consists of two tours, with a break for lunch in between. We begin the day with the tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome, and after lunch explore the Vatican City in our Treasures of the Vatican Tour.

Morning

Get skip-the-line entry into the fascinating world of Ancient Rome on a half-day walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. The 3-hour guided tour will begin at the Arch of Constantine, which has a fascinating history which your guide will eplain during the introduction.

From there, we enter the Colosseum, avoiding the long line to enter with our special skip-the-line pass. Once inside, our expert licenced guide will teach you about the amphitheater's bloody past, with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles, and executions.

We continue to the Palatine Hill, home of Romulus and Remus, traditionally believed to be the founders of Rome. From here, admire the views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held.

We will then descend to the Roman Forum, and take you along the Sacred Way which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. End at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this today.

Afternoon

At the Vatican, you will enjoy priority entrance to the Vatican Museums, skipping the long lines. Once inside, your local art historian expert 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 a 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. Peter's Basilica* (if open), 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 contains numerous statues and mosaic works. 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.

This Rome Full Day Tour is one of the most popular day trips in Rome, so don't delay ... book today!

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    ARRIVE ON TIME

    You must be check in with our tour coordinator at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the time of the tour you are booking, which is the time at which the tour DEPARTS. You have one responsibility after you book your tour - to arrive on time to our meeting location, details for which are included on your confirmation email and also on the Meeting Points link on our website. If you arrive on time, we will take care of everything else! 

    As your booking confirmation will be automatically sent to the email address you provide us with at the booking stage, it is advised that you use a personal, rather than work, email address. Many companies' firewalls block our emails, and it may also be necessary to contact you when you are in Rome, which we will not be able to do if you do not have access to your work email.
     
    If you do not provide us with a phone number that is working when in Rome, we will not be able to contact you if you are running late for your tour. It is your responsibility to make contact with us in this situation.
     
     
    CANCELLATIONS:
    Cancellations must be made by clicking on the "View/Change Booking" link that is in your confirmation email.