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*** All tickets INCLUDED
Expert Rome tour guide
Expert Vatican tour guide
Historic Rome walk
Skip-all-lines
St. Peter's Basilica access
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    Colosseum
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    Roman Forum
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    Historic Center
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    Entire Vatican
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    7 hours

Overview

"Rome in a Day Small Group" tour is the sensible way to immerse yourself in the magic and history of Rome and the Vatican City with local expert guides. Tour the city's most historic sights as part of a small group for a more intimate experience.

Your small group Rome and Vatican tours begin in the morning with the famous Colosseum, witness to violent gladiator fights and bloody brutality in the not-so-distant past. In the Roman Forum, surrounded by majestic, ruined temples once frequented by Emperors, you will learn about ancient Rome and the rapid growth of the Roman Empire before it's eventual, inevitable demise.

Gleaming Trevi fountain marble awaits! It was recently restored by Fendi at great cost, surely reflected in the crystal clear waters which fall over and around the majestic, mythical men and beasts which adorn the structure. $1.5 million was thrown into the blue in 2016… be sure to make your small contribution too! The Pantheon, a pagan temple in ancient times and final resting place of Raphael Sanzio da Urbino, Vittorio Emanuele II, and Umberto I, is your next destination. Marvel at the most spectacular building in Rome, perhaps the world! A few steps on and we arrive at Piazza Navona, the Circus of Domitian in antiquity where fierce rivals Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Fountain of the Four Rivers) and Francesco Borromini (Church of St Agnes in Agony) clashed through their representations of Baroque art.

Our afternoon guided Vatican tour includes the Pio-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, the Round Room, the Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms and the omnipotent Sistine Chapel. Thereafter we make our way outside to St. Peter's Square where the tour concludes. "Skip-the-line" access to St. Peter's Basilica will be provided by the guide should you wish to visit the basilica on your own.

Meeting point info will be sent in booking confirmation e-mail. For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Before e-mailing us about availability and cost, please read this page.

INCLUSIONS

Licensed Rome tour guide
Licensed Vatican tour guide
Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets
Skip-the-line Vatican tickets
Colosseum inside tour
Vatican tour
Roman Forum tour
Vatican Museums tour
Ancient Rome tour
Sistine Chapel tour
Rome city center tour
St. Peter's Basidivca access

Exclusions

Colosseum Hypogeum
"Scavi" - believed to be the resting place of St. Peter (must be booked through the Vatican)

Important Information

Apr 1 - Nov 3: daily exc. Sun.
Average Group Size (Apr - Nov): 25
Nov 4 - Mar 31: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.
Average Group Size (Nov - Mar): 15
Tour does not run on public holidays.
Activity level: moderate.
Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
NOT wheelchair accessible.

Voucher

You will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher automatically once the booking process is complete. Please ensure that the e-mail address you enter during the booking process is correct or we will not be able to send confirmation! Payment made will be clarified and meeting point maps included for you to find your way in Rome. We accept vouchers by smartphone / tablet. If you prefer to print your voucher, please show it to our representative at the start of the tour.

Schedule

Apr 1 - Nov 3 (High Season)
Mon - Sat.
MEET AT 08:45 AM in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali 2 then 14:30 PM at our Vatican office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 (almost opposite the Vatican Museums entrance).
Sun.
Closed
IMPORTANT!
Your first tour (ancient Rome) departs at 09:00 AM. Your second tour (Vatican City) departs at 15:00 PM. You must be at the first meeting point (ancient Rome) 15 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 08:45 AM. You must be at the second meeting point (Vatican City) 30 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 14:30 PM. Don't be late!
Nov 4 - Mar 31 (Low Season)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.
MEET AT 08:45 AM in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali 2 then 13:00 PM at our Vatican office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 (almost opposite the Vatican Museums entrance).
Tue, Thu, Sun.
Closed
IMPORTANT!
Your first tour (ancient Rome) departs at 09:00 AM. Your second tour (Vatican City) departs at 13:30 PM. You must be at the first meeting point (ancient Rome) 15 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 08:45 AM. You must be at the second meeting point (Vatican City) 30 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 13:00 PM. Don't be late!

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