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Overview

Looking for a fully private, full day guided tour of Rome and the Vatican? Our Rome in a Day (Private) begins on Piazza Navona from where your private guide will take you 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!

Piazza Navona is 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. Fountain of the Four Rivers in particular will 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 Roman triumphal column commemorating Emperor Hadrian's victory in Dacia (see a myriad of military tales in it's serpentine bas-relief), we will rest awhile before venturing into the Roman Forum archaeological area where you will 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 will be able to walk across the arena floor while marveling at the 360-degree view of the Icon of Rome. Your guide will explain what really made a gladiator and what the games meant to real Romans.

Following a swift break for lunch with your guide, head across the river to the magnificent Vatican Museums! Walk right in without waiting and catch all the major works of art by masters such as Perugino, Giotto, Raphael, and of course Michelangelo. Time inside the magnificent Sistine Chapel is the absolute highlight.

On St. Peter's Square your guide will relate the origins of the Vatican City State and Swiss Guard. At the end of the tour you will be free to enjoy skip the line access to the Basilica of St. Peter and see Michelangelo's beautiful Pieta’, dome, and Bernini's Baldachin.

KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK

Private Rome tour guide
Historic Rome tour
Ancient Rome tour
Roman Forum archaeological area
Fast track Colosseum entrance
Private Vatican tour guide
Fast track Vatican entrance
Vatican Museums tour
Sistine Chapel tour
Fast track St. Peter's Basilica entrance
Colosseum Underground (Hypogeum)
No photos inside the Sistine Chapel
Does NOT include St. Peter's Tomb / Scavi / Necropolis - please book separately through the Vatican
Not wheelchair accessible

Important Information

Remember to use promo code ROME2019 when you book this tour to get 10% off!
On days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made.
In the event the "Gladiator Gate" (Stern entrance) is closed for any reason or unavailable for purchase at the time of your reservation, we will escort you inside the Colosseum through the main Gate with fast track priority and refund you the sum of €5 within 7 days of travel date.