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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: Private” full day, fully private and exclusive walking tour with one of our expert guides packs all the most important things to see in Rome in approximately seven (7) hours of history, art, architecture, and archaeology, with a couple of refreshment stops along the way! Coliseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill, Imperial Fora, Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, and Campo de’ Fiori in the morning, and a fact filled Vatican afternoon comprising the magnificent Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Church, and St. Peter’s Square.

Inside the Coliseum you’ll be told about it’s origins and speedy construction, then discuss a selection of accounts from literature describing the daily carnage. Who ran the shows? How many people died there? Was it really flooded for mock naval battles? Where did the animals come from? Did people really need a ticket to get in? What about snacks? All these questions and many more will be answered as you look out across the iconic structure and try to unite the scenes we all know and love in Ridley Scott’s film “Gladiator” with bare facts gleaned from historians.

An explanation of the Colossus of Nero and Arch of Constantine in the Valley of the Coliseum is given before a tour of the ancient Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill, which includes all the main basilicas and temples in the area as well as sites where criminals and enemies of the state were thrown to their deaths, from the forboding Tarpeian rock, and in other cases, the Gemonian stairs.

A walk into the historic center with breaks on Piazza Navona, beside the Trevi fountain, and in front of the ancient Pantheon follow, during which your guide will relate the fascinating story of Rome’s Field of Mars.

After lunch you’ll skip-the-line into the Vatican Museums, Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica. A thorough Vatican City experience which will change the way you appreciate art and architecture forever!

“Rome in a Day” is fundamentally a walking tour, however, one or two short taxi rides may be necessary which are not included in tour cost.

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

 

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INCLUSIONS

Priority skip-the-line Coliseum tickets
Licensed private Rome tour guide
Private Coliseum inside tour
Private Roman Forum tour
Private ancient Rome tour
Private Rome city center tour
Priority skip-the-line Vatican tickets
Licensed private Vatican tour guide
Private Vatican City tour
Private Vatican Museums tour
Private Sistine Chapel tour
Private St. Peter’s Basidivca tour

Exclusions

Colosseum Underground (Hypogeum)
“Scavi” – believed to be the resting place of St. Peter (must be booked separately through the Vatican – 3 to 6 months waiting list).

Important Information

Daily exc. Sun
Tour does not run on public holidays.
Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
Activity level: moderate.
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

Annual
Mon - Sat.
MEET AT 08:45 AM in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali 2.
Sun.
Closed
IMPORTANT!
Departs at 09:00 AM (beginning with ancient Rome). You must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure time, i.e. 08:45 AM. Don't be late! Vatican tour meeting time at our Vatican office on Via Sebastiano Veniero 21 (almost opposite the Vatican Museums entrance) to be confirmed post-payment.

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