Rome in a Day Small Group Tour: Including the Vatican, Coliseum & Historic Center
See all the top sights of Rome including the Vatican, Coliseum and Historic Center (Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona) plus St. Peter's Basilica
DURATION: UP TO 7.5-HOURS
Begin your small group tour 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.
With your guide you will enter the Coliseum where you will discover what gruesome entertainment these ancients enjoyed – from gladiator fights to the execution of the first Christians and even mock sea battles!
On your walking 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.
Once inside the Vatican Museums 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 tour 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 to head to St. Peter's Basilica after your tour. Once in St. Peter's Basilica, you will depart from your guide and explore the Basilica on your own. Visit the Papal Crypts, or even climb the dome to the highest manmade point in Rome.
All year, except 1 Jan, Easter Sun & Mon, 29 June, 15 Aug,
24, 25 & 26 Dec
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Includes: English-speaking guide for 7.5-hours, Entrance to the Coliseum & Roman Forum, Entrance to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica, Transfer from the Historic Center to the Vatican, Lunch Break during tour (lunch is not included)
Excludes: Gratuity, Transportation to/from the starting & ending points of the tour (transfers can be arranged for additional cost), Lunch
- This is a scheduled small group tour, available on a request basis.