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The Best of Rome in Two Days Private Tour

Rome, Italy
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2 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 6 more


Discover Rome in two days with your own private guide, and check off the capital’s must-see sights alongside some lesser-known gems. During two full-day tours for a group of up to seven people, you’ll explore Rome’s historical center, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Appian Way catacombs, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Skip-the-line tickets plus hotel pickups and drop-offs are included.
  • Private guided tour of Rome, spread over two full days
  • Visit Rome’s centro storico to see the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica
  • Explore the subterranean catacombs that lie underneath the Appian Way
  • Head into Ancient Rome for a tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Make use of a Rome hotel pickup and drop-off service each day
Day 1: Rome Sightseeing and the Vatican

Start your day with a 9:00am pickup from your Rome hotel, and travel into the center with your private driver. Your morning kicks off with a sightseeing tour that takes in a mix of Rome’s classic sights along with some that the usual tourist itineraries miss. Visit Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Spanish Steps alongside Santa Maria della Pace. See the Ponte Sant’Angelo, lined with angel sculptures by Bernini, and admire the views of Castel Sant’Angelo aka the Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum.

After a break for lunch, head to the Vatican with your skip-the-line ticket. You’ll bypass the main ticket line to step inside the vast Vatican Museum complex, seeing highlights such as Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps, the Tapestry Gallery, and the Sistine Chapel with its lauded Michelangelo frescoes. Your day tour ends with a walk around St. Peter’s Basilica to see La Pietà, Bernini’s bronze baldachin, and the papal tombs.

Day 2: Appian Way, Catacombs, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum

After another 9:00am pickup, you’ll travel with your guide to the Ancient Appian Way to explore the catacombs that lie beneath the old Roman road. Used as cemeteries for Rome’s persecuted early Christians, the catacombs are fascinating to explore, stretching some 93 miles (150km) in underground corridors.

From the Appian way, you’ll travel into the heart of Ancient Rome for some free time for lunch and a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. Bypass the general ticket line, then explore the ancient amphitheater that was used for gladiatorial games under the rule of the bloodthirsty Roman emperors. Learn about the dangerous animal battles and the gladiator’s skills as you explore, then head outside to stroll around Palatine Hill. Finish with a visit to the Roman Forum, and discover the Temple of Vestal Virgins and triumphal arches among other monumental Roman ruins.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 7 travelers.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 2 days long.
What languages is this tour offered in?
This tour is offered in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian.


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A wonderful two days
, Sep 2019
This tour was great from start to finish! Our driver picked us up right in front of our Airbnb each morning and took us through the city while giving us history and insight to all of the major attractions of Rome. When we met with our first guide Zenda to tour the colusseum and Roman forum she was friendly and accommodating. She gave us a great tour through the colusseum and Roman forum and was very considerate of the needs of my elderly parents. The next day Puala gave us a terrific tour through the Vatican museum and St Peters Basilica. Her knowledge of all the aspects of the museum was incredible. This was a great tour package overall. My elderly parents loved it and each night when the driver would drop us off at our flat we had nothing but wonderful things to say about each day. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great tour!
2 Day Rome
, Sep 2019
Outstanding time. We were treated like vip’s from pick up at our hotel in air conditioned vehicles to seeing every major attraction in the city. The local guides not only knew the details about the attraction but the old world stories and local folk lore. Worth every cent and the only way to go to see it all.
Awesome experience
, Sep 2019
Great tour guides...excellent service...very knowledgeable and helpful...friendly...just an awesome experience
Very enjoyable trip
, Aug 2019
If you don't have a lot of time this is the best way to see the highlights of Rome. All of our guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Our driver was fantastic!
Family trip to Rome
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide Paula of the Vatican and the Colosseum was wonderful. She was personable and so informative and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed her tours very much. Regarding the overall experience of this booking, it was quite expensive and not what we were anticipating when we booked a private tour. We didn’t receive the itinerary until two days proper, which did not allow for modifications in the schedule. We assumed a private two day tour with a driver meant that we would be contacted well in advance to determine the best itinerary for our individual needs and interests. This was not the case.
Two day tour
, Jun 2019
The 2 day tour of Rome was very comprehensive and included all of the things that we wanted to see. We had a driver pick us up at our AirBnB. He did not speak extensive English and was not able to converse easily or let us know about things he took us to. He knew the city very thoroughly and was very good getting us around, however the language barrier was an impediment to a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The driver pulled up to the Pantheon and said "Very nice church, you go in. I wait here." There were many opportunities to explain to us where we were being taken and what we were to see, but the language issue precluded that from happening. On the other hand, our guide, Paola Serata, who met us each afternoon and took us through the Vatican and the Coliseum, was absolutely excellent. She had tremendous subject matter expertise and provided extensive information about our visit. She pointed out details and provided information we would never have noticed if we had been on our own.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We were delighted to hear your feedback about the service which your tour guide provided you with. We'll make sure to pass on the message to her, as they will be delighted to hear your kind words. At Tour in the City, we aim to provide our clients with the best experience on our guided tours, and our representatives at the spot try their best to ensure that all the clients scheduled for the tour are able to take it. As explained on the description the two-day Private Tour of Rome includes a part of the visit of the city accompanied by a limousine driver, at your complete disposal, to see the most beautiful fountains and squares in the city. While for the catacombs, the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel the Colosseum, the Roman forum a guide accompanies you to give more detailed information and accessing all the museums and archaeological areas without standing in line. The tour is planned to optimize time and costs. Having a guide available for all visits would be too expensive and often useless. Of course you can always do better and we of the Tour in the city always try. I have passed on your feedback to our Driver/transfer Manager and we can assure you that they will act on your advice to improve our tours going forward. Should you wish to contact us directly at with your comments, please do not hesitate to do so and provide your booking reference number so we can follow up with the relevant people for you. TOUR IN THE CITY regards feedback from our customers as invaluable, because it allows us to adapt our tours to be the best that they can be. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for taking the time to contact us. Kind regards, Stefano Tour in the City Team
Our two day private tour let us...
, Mar 2018
Our two day private tour let us experience the highlights of Rome without any long lines. We climbed the Spanish steps, gazed at the Trevi Fountain, explored the catacombs, stared into the domes and reliquaries of numerous basilicas and cathedrals including St Peters of course, viewed the wonders of the Vatican museums, gawked at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and were awed by the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Our guides were knowledgeable and full of stories and personality. Frequently our driver would pull over, say climb those stairs for a surprise, and we'd dutifully get out, climb the stairs, and be in wonder at yet another amazing site. Then we'd trot back down and he'd be waiting, ready to maneuver through the crazy traffic to the next awe-inspiring wonder. Our whole family highly recommends this tour.
Our guide, Paola, was stellar! She’s...
, Nov 2017
Our guide, Paola, was stellar! She’s a PhD in Christian Archaeology, speaks 5 languages, and was so wonderful. Loved every minute! Florido, our Driver, also amazing and even sang to us! So worth the money to do this. Long days packed with interesting info you’d never get otherwise!

Product code: 20905P54

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