- City: Rome
- Duration: 7.5 hrs (1 hr 15 min break)
- Start Time: 9:15 AM
See all the top sights of Rome including the Vatican, Colosseum and historic center (Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona) plus St. Peter's Basilica.
With a private transfer from the historic center to the Vatican, we've taken care of all the details: For a fun, hassle-free day.
- You'll have skip the line entrance at all the sites we visit (Vatican, Colosseum, St Peter's Basilica) so you don’t waste time waiting in line.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
EXPLORE THE COLOSSEUM WITH AN EXPERT GUIDE – AND NO LINES!
You’ll begin your day as Rome did: With the ancient world. At an overlook of the Roman Forum, learn how the little-city-that-could became the heart of a vast empire, spotting the Senate and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, and hearing the incredible stories behind the sites.
Then skip long general entrance lines to get inside the Colosseum. With your expert guide on hand, you’ll discover what gruesome entertainment these ancients enjoyed – from gladiator fights to the execution of the first Christians and even mock sea battles! With our handpicked guide on-hand to bring this ancient amphitheater to life, you can be sure that you’re getting a true local insight on your Rome in a Day tour.
DISCOVER HISTORY AND ART IN THE HISTORIC CENTER.
By including a walking tour of the historical center on your Rome city tour, you’ll experience the Pantheon, a 1,900-year-old temple that’s inspired everything from the U.S. Capitol to St. Peter’s Basilica. You’ll also explore the other side of Rome, the Rome of Audrey Hepburn and Federico Fellini, piazzas and fountains, gelato and photo ops. You’ll see the world-famous Trevi Fountain, where Fellini’s lovers cavorted in ‘La Dolce Vita’ and beautiful Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers.
As an extra bonus, you’ll enjoy a refreshing Italian gelato to eat as we stroll, just as the Italians do. Don’t resist; after all, it’s on us! Consider it part of your welcome to Rome.
SEE THE BEST OF THE VATICAN MUSEUMS, SISTINE CHAPEL & ST. PETER’S BASILICA.
Let’s not forget Vatican City. As at the Colosseum, we’ll skip long general entrance lines for our Vatican tour, ensuring that you get the best from your time with us. Once inside you’ll tour the best of the Vatican collection with your expert guide, visiting the Raphael Rooms, ancient sculpture galleries and the stunning Hellenistic ‘Laocoön’. The Vatican Museums can be overwhelming, with nine miles of art, sculpture, tapestries, maps and relics contained within, not to mention Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel. We’ve chosen the best for your three-hour visit, giving you a broad view of the collection as well as its most famous works.
You’ll end your Rome in a Day experience in the Sistine Chapel, with the option to spend more time inside the breathtaking chapel and Vatican Museums, or to leave the Sistine Chapel with your guide and gain direct access to St. Peter's Basilica with skip the line entrance after your tour. Once in St. Peter's Basilica, your guide will leave you alone to explore the Basilica on your own, visit the Papal Crypts, or even climb the dome to the highest manmade point in Rome.
Don’t waste any time standing in line. Instead, see exactly what you need to see, get the best and most entertaining stories behind it all, and get past the normal lines with the special entrance we’ve already pre-booked for you. It’s the only way to make the most of your time in Rome! See, we promised you’d be able to pack it all in, while still letting travel be what it should be – fun!
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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with skip the line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are holy places and thus, the attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that, since the chapel is at the end of the Vatican visit, it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the Vatican.
Your tour will start at the Colosseum and end in St. Peter's Basilica where you will have skip the line entrance to get inside, though there is no guided explanation inside the church.
Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for a senior, student, or child reduction.
IMPORTANT: While the Vatican Museums are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access, they are not conveniently located on the regular tour route and only give access to specific sections of the Museums. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have walking disabilities or if you use a wheelchair. We can then work out a suitable alternative.
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