Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and perhaps even the gods that ruled Rome in antiquity! Wander through the most important temples, shrines and basilicas.
- Adult ages 18-99
- Child ages 6-17
- Infant ages 0-5
Visit Rome in a day!
Do you have just one day to check off all the must-sees in Rome? Problem solved. Meet your guide on the magnificent Piazza Navona and embark on an extended tour of the heart of Roman Dolce Vita. Catch the best of Baroque Rome, including the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Venezia while taking in the bustling Roman atmosphere en route!
Your full-day Rome and Vatican City tour begins on Piazza Navona, the most beautiful square in Rome. As you stroll across this picturesque open space, loved by Romans and home from home for buskers and artists, Bernini’s remarkable Baroque fountains take center stage. The Fountain of the Four Rivers, in particular, is sure to amaze and impress.
Our next port of call is the Pantheon, a second-to-none architectural marvel built nearly 2,000 years ago as a Pagan temple to honor the Gods! No visit to Rome is complete without a trip to the Trevi Fountain, immortalized in Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita” by none other than Anita Ekberg, who decides to take an impromptu dip. Be sure to toss three coins into the blue water before moving on to the monumental archaeology of ancient Rome and the Colosseum.
At Trajan’s Column, a massive monument to Emperor Hadrian’s victory in Dacia that boasts a myriad of tales in its serpentine bas-relief, we rest a while before continuing on to the Roman Forum archaeological area, where you learn about the origins, rise and inevitable decline of the Caput Mundi, the great ancient city of Rome.
Close nearby, the Colosseum awaits. Get privileged skip-the-line access through the remarkable Gladiator’s Gate. Once inside, you’re able to walk across the arena floor while marveling at the 360-degree view of the Icon of Rome. Your guide explains what really made a gladiator and what the games meant to real Romans. After exploring the various levels and views, your guide leaves you to wander around the Colosseum on your own if you so wish.
Following a swift break for lunch, we reconvene in the afternoon, this time at our Vatican meeting point, when it’s time for us to walk past everyone else waiting in line and head straight into the Vatican Museums! See all the major works of art by masters such as Perugino, Giotto, Raphael, and of course, Michelangelo. Spending time inside the magnificent Sistine Chapel is the absolute highlight.
On St. Peter’s Square, your guide relates the origins of the Vatican City State and Swiss Guard. At the end of the tour, you are free to enjoy skip-the-line access to the Basilica of St. Peter and see Michelangelo’s beautiful Pieta, Dome, and Baldacchino.