• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 145.25 View price calendar

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Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire Baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon, explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour of Roman highlights and Vatican City
  • Hear legends of gladiators, gods and emperors at the Colosseum and Pantheon
  • Learn about the politics of ancient Rome at the Forum
  • See sacred Vatican treasures including the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square and the Vatican Museums
  • Skip-the-line access to St Peter’s Basilica
  • Great orientation to the city
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Small Group Tour of Rome and Vatican

When In Rome - Full day Rome and Vatican tours

Customer Reviews

Christina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

My husband and I spent two weeks in Europe and this was BY FAR the best tour we went on! We spent our morning with the lovely Chiara, seeing the ancient Roman sights, and our afternoon was with Christina at the Vatican. We were blown away by both ladies’ extensive knowledge and great energy. EXCELLE

Melanie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Chiara did the first half of the day with the Coloseum, Forum and other attractions. Christina did the Vatican. Both guides were knowledgeable, worked at perfect pace and made our group feel intimate with the history. I would recommend this tour to get a rich and deep but timely review of the city.

Stefan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a long list of things we wanted to see and do when in Rome. This tour allowed us to tick off more about half of that list in the first day of our 3-day visit to this wonderful city. Our tour guide in the morning was Chiara and she was absolutely fantastic. The first two stops were the Colosseum and then the Foro Romano and we family of 4 shared our guide with a lady from the US, so it was only 5 of us. The tour was really personal and we learned so much. The rest of the morning we had Chiara to ourselves.
I don't remember the guide's name in the afternoon, but this was less personal by its nature, because we were in a larger group with equipped with intercoms. That was fine, but there are a lot of galleries in the Vatican and the tour can only give you a relatively brief overview. Still, you get a wealth of information and plenty of time to enjoy the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on your own.
To be fair, the tours are all pricey, but if you were to buy all the tickets separately and do the research and then queue up for all these places, you would probably need two days rather than one and it's probably not that much cheaper anyway.
We thoroughly enjoyed it, but we ended up walking nearly 26k steps that day each or 19 kilometres if you prefer. If you are happy to do a lot of walking, which we were, I can highly recommend this tour for you.

John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic tour! The best of Rome in one day. If you have limited time in the city, I HIGHLY recommend this tour. Tour guides were very knowledgeable, told interesting tours, and were funny and enjoyable to listen to.

dawn.douglas29

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Brilliant tour, really enjoyed the day. Julian was very knowledgeable and really passionate about the history of Rome. He was very attentive and took the time to explain any questions asked. He did not just talk about the history but explained some of the myths and ensured we knew what was fact and truth. Irene was our guide for the afternoon and she took us around the Vatican and the sistine chapel. She defiantely knew her stuff and had great humour.
The day is very long so ensure you are ready for all the walking,if not i suggest you do it in two half days. Really really loved it

patch88

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Anthony was entertaining if a little eccentric!

Asif R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Best way to cover all the historic sites in short time. Our guide for first half of the tour around Colosseum was Giuliano. He knew the history well and kept it interesting for good 3 hours. Second half of the tour covering sites around Vatican was well organised too. Our guide was Maurano.

If you have time, take 2 half day tours as it requires lot of walking.

Stephen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was well organised and our guide was excellent. It did what was promised. My grandson thought it was really exciting and everything was well explained.

Jade N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We were only in Rome for a few days so booked this to see the most of the city. It was a long day and not one for those who can and #39;t walk far but it and #39;s definitely an easy and educational way to see Rome. If you and #39;re not into religion then it may be worth skipping the Vatican as it and #39;s long and dull.

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This trip was excellent. If you want to see all of the main attractions in a short space of time this is perfect. Giuliano our guide was fantastic had great knowledge and spoke great English.

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