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.
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.
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!