General

If you only have a single day to see the important sites of Rome, this tour will ensure that you take in the very essence of Roman history, culture, art, and architecture. Enjoy skip-the-line access to monuments including the Coliseum and Vatican Museums.

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Rome in a Day Tour

Your full-day tour starts at the Coliseum, where you’ll bypass the long lines of tourists and enter the ancient world’s greatest sports arena without the wait. Hear harrowing tails of gladiators and martyrs that made the Coliseum famous and also about the political and social importance to ancient Romans. 

Next you’ll head over to the Roman Forum to learn how it functioned as the beating heart of Rome’s all-encompassing empire. Instead of slogging through the crowds inside the Forum your guide will lead you directly to a stunning overlook. From there you can take in the entire Forum complex including the Senate House and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. It will be easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago as you hear 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. This nearly 2,000-year-old building has the largest un-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. 

Jumping ahead in history, you’ll be treated to a delicious gelato as you stroll through streets made famous by films including Roman Holiday, stopping at the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona for a few photo ops.

After a break for lunch your local expert will accompany you in a taxi or bus to the Vatican, where you’ll also skip the long lines of people waiting to enter. Meet your Vatican expert here and delve into one of the world’s greatest collections of art. 

This specially-curated Vatican tour highlights the best works in the vast collections to give you a broad understanding and appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll take in the sculpture galleries and the world-famous Laocoön Group as well.

The tour ends as you’re left contemplating Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. From here you can choose between extending your stay in the Chapel and the Vatican Museums, or skip the lines once again and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the Sistine Chapel. 

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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)

                             Adult: €150 

                             Teen 13-17: €130 *

Child 5-12: €120 **

* Must be aged under 18 on the day of the tour, and must have a photographic ID to present to the tour coordinator.

** Must be aged under 13 on the day of the tour, and must have a photographic ID to present to the tour coordinator.

Summary

Operative Days

  • Monday - Saturday

Group Size

  • 4 min, 13 max

Departure Time

  • 8am

Check-in Time

  • 7.45am

Meeting Point

Meet by the Arch of Constantine. Your guide will be waiting on the short side of the arch, furthest away from the Colosseum. Look for the white column close to a tall lamppost on the sidewalk closest to the arch. Your guide will be standing there holding a sign with the company's name on it.

Duration

  • 8 Hours

Languages

  • English only

Skip the Line Tickets

  • yes

Tour Description

Your full-day tour starts at the Coliseum, where you’ll bypass the long lines of tourists and enter the ancient world’s greatest sports arena without the wait. Hear harrowing tails of gladiators and martyrs that made the Coliseum famous and also about the political and social importance to ancient Romans. 

Next you’ll head over to the Roman Forum to learn how it functioned as the beating heart of Rome’s all-encompassing empire. Instead of slogging through the crowds inside the Forum your guide will lead you directly to a stunning overlook. From there you can take in the entire Forum complex including the Senate House and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. It will be easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago as you hear 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. This nearly 2,000-year-old building has the largest un-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. 

Jumping ahead in history, you’ll be treated to a delicious gelato as you stroll through streets made famous by films including Roman Holiday, stopping at the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona for a few photo ops.

After a break for lunch your local expert will accompany you in a taxi or bus to the Vatican, where you’ll also skip the long lines of people waiting to enter. Meet your Vatican expert here and delve into one of the world’s greatest collections of art. 

This specially-curated Vatican tour highlights the best works in the vast collections to give you a broad understanding and appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll take in the sculpture galleries and the world-famous Laocoön Group as well.

The tour ends as you’re left contemplating Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. From here you can choose between extending your stay in the Chapel and the Vatican Museums, or skip the lines once again and enter St. Peter’s Basilica directly from the Sistine Chapel. 

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 Cruise Excursions Page for options created specifically for cruise arrivals.