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Rome and Vatican Private 7-Hour Sightseeing Excursion

Product ID: 49272
Discover the most fascinating sites in Rome and the Vatican on a private 7-hour sightseeing tour. Your personal driver will whisk you around the historic and popular areas of the city, from St. Peter’s Square to the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See Rome's top sights by car on a private tour
  • Marvel at impressive St. Peter's Basilica
  • Head to the heart of historic Rome to visit the ancient Pantheon
  • Admire the architecture of the Coliseum and learn about its history
Full description
Your private tour of Rome can begin at your city accommodation or at the Civitavecchia cruise port. You’ll be taken to see all the major highlights of the Eternal City during this 7-hour excursion.

The first stop on the tour is at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, where you’ll visit majestic St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterwards, the tour continues on through Rome's historic core. Admire the ancient Pantheon, a temple that’s nearly 2,000 years old. This is the best-preserved remnant of Roman antiquity in the city, and one of its most impressive attractions.

Piazza di Spagna is among the prettiest squares in Rome. See the famous Spanish Steps, a favorite spot for fashion shows and photo opportunities. Directly in front of the Spanish Steps are Rome’s 2 most important shopping streets: the Via Condotti and the Via Frattina.

Next you’ll see Piazza Venezia, site of the Grave of the Unknown Soldier and the national monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of a united Italy.

The tour continues up to the Capitoline, the smallest of Rome's seven hills. See the Senatorial Palace, housing City Hall, and the Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo in the 16th century under commission by Pope Paul III.

Your final stop is at the Coliseum, undoubtedly the best-known amphitheater in the world, and an interesting site both architecturally and historically. In Ancient Rome, the Coliseum was used for gruesome gladiator fights, animal hunts, and even executions.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your Rome accommodation or alongside your cruise ship in Civitavecchia
  • Private transportation by comfortable car or van
  • English-speaking driver
What’s Not Included
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• Shorts, bare shoulders, and short skirts are not allowed inside St. Peter’s Basilica. During mass, your guide will tell you about the Basilica from the outside. During the Pope's Wednesday general audience, St. Peter's is closed to the public.
• All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
• Your driver may change the order of the sites visited as necessary.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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the tour guide was incredible. our cruise was to 5 ports and of the five other excursions and tours we went to this one was by far the best hand down by 1,000 percent. Laura was incredible, I cant wait to come back to Rome just to be able to hire them again to tour more spots. highly recommended over and over again!

September 15, 2019

Our driver was on time, knowledgeable and flexible on what we wanted to see. If you are looking for a guided tour, this option is not the one for you. Our driver took us around and had a book to show us old Rome but was unable to walk us through because he was not a licensed tour guide.

May 17, 2019

Our experience with Louisa as our guide was spectular!

Our experience with Louisa as our guide was spectular! She arrived on time and the car was clean. She gave us a history lesson while we travelled. We had a wonderful day not having to be herded onto a bus. Louisa suggested a wonderful place for us to have an afternoon snack and a glass of wine. We hit all the main attractions. And were back to our cruse ship on time. This excursion was the highlight of our 7 day cruise...Thanks to Louisa!

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September 26, 2017

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Vittoriale INC.

Product ID: 49272