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Rome: Pantheon & Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Guided Tour

Product ID: 93756
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Visit the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome on a guided tour of the Pantheon, and marvel at its oculus in the stunning dome. Then, visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the astonishing Pantheon of Rome with a local guide
  • See the tomb or Raphael and the Italian King Victor Emmanuel II
  • See masterpieces of art by Michelangelo in the Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Full description
Meet your guide on Piazza della Minerva in the heart of Rome to enter the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome. Marvel at one of the most fabled temples of the Roman Empire.

Get a detailed history of the Pantheon from your guide, who will point out ground-breaking features, such as the coffered concrete dome. Take a look at the oculus in the center of the dome, allowing natural light to illuminate the building while lightening the structural load. Initially a temple, the Pantheon is now one of the most spectacular churches in Rome and acts as the mausoleum to the tombs of Raphael, King Victor Emmanuel II and Queen Margherita among others.

Then, make your way to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva behind the Pantheon and explore the church where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried. Admire the church interior, covered in artworks by Michelangelo.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up from hotel

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet by the stone elephant on Piazza della Minerva, Rome. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• Minimum numbers do apply
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very good tour.

Our guide was very good and had a lot of information. I enjoyed that she had photos of historic sites as they originally were compared to today. The visuals really helped. Could I suggest that they have a flag? We had a very small group but finding her at the meeting point was not easy. Also, could they maybe wear something that says the name of the tour? Just a thought for foreigners who may not have been as bold as we were to ask people if they were guides.

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May 8, 2018

Worth the money

We enjoyed this and got more out of the church than we would have alone. Ditto for the Pantheon. While this is a small tour, and not as impressive as some of the other, longer ones- it is worth doing. I think a lot will depend on the guide you get. Sometimes it was hard to hear ours. But, still, a worthwhile tour and we are glad we did it.

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March 12, 2018

November 27, 2019

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Raphael Tours & Events

Product ID: 93756