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Rome: Historic Center and Vatican Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours

Rome: Historic Center and Vatican Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rome Group Tours

From US$ 417.13 per person

Enjoy a fascinating introduction to the highlights of Rome on a guided tour with skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and the Vatican Museums
  • Visit the stunning Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps with an expert guide
  • Cover the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras, learning how they all intermingle and influence each other in this fascinating city
  • Tick all the highlights of Rome off your bucket list!
  • See all of the Vatican City -the Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
Full description
If you are planning to visit Rome but only have one day you need to make sure you make the most of every single second. Our Rome in One Day Small Group Tour is perfect for just that. From the huge Colosseum to the beautiful Vatican City. With Real Rome Tours, you can see all of Rome in just one day! Hit the ground running and skip the mind-numbing queues for the Roman Colosseum, the ancient world’s greatest sports arena! Your guide will enthrall you with tales of gladiators and martyrs that made the Colosseum famous while exploring the remnants of their history together. Next you’ll head over to the Roman Forum to learn how the heart of Rome’s all-encompassing empire functioned and thrived. Forget battling through the crowds inside the Forum, your guide will lead you directly to a stunning lookout point. From there, you can take in the entire Forum complex, including the Senate House and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Your guide will make it easy to imagine how the Forum must have appeared 2,000 years ago, with stories of war, politics, economics and religion that shaped the ancient city. Your Rome in one day small group tour, through the Historic Centre, continues with a stop at the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome. The next stop in your full day tour of Rome is the Spanish Steps for a spot of people watching and plenty of photo opportunities. From here your guide will take you on the metro to the Vatican, where you will have a break for lunch before entering the Vatican City. After lunch, your guide will take you straight into the Vatican Museums, where you’ll skip the long lines of people and head straight in. With your Vatican expert to guide you, you’ll delve into one of the world’s greatest art collections. This specially-curated Vatican tour highlights the best works in the vast collections here, giving you a better appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll explore the best of the galleries before heading to the Sistine Chapel. No Rome in One Day tour would be complete without visiting the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world - St Peter's Basilica.  Michelangelo’s great dome is something that you have to see in real life. Pictures cannot do it justice or portray the sheer magnitude of it. Your local, expert tour guide will explain to you the fascinating history of its conception, location on the Vatican Hill, design, architecture and symbolism.  So anyone who tells you that you can’t see all of Rome in one day hasn’t experienced the professional and friendly service of Rome Group Tours. With us, not only can you see the Colosseum and Vatican in one day, but you can also get a glimpse into the history and how they lived 2000 years ago. Don’t waste your precious holiday getting lost or waiting in line – book your place today!
Includes
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Skip-the-line entry at Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Piazza del Arco di Costantino, 00186 Rome. Your guide will meet you at the Arch of Constantine – the side furthest from the Colosseum. Your tour coordinator will meet you to the left of the Arch of Constantine. Check-in closes 15 minutes before the activity starts. Departures are on time and there are no refunds or exchanges if you arrive after the departure time. The tour coordinator will be holding a sign for Rome Group Tours.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Knees and shoulders must be covered for entry to the Vatican
  • Large bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom to store them in
  • Knives and other dangerous materials will be confiscated
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

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We had a fantastic experience with a full day guide Heidi who led us through all the sights of Rome in a highly competent and gracious way. We highly recommend taking advantage of this offer.

July 21, 2021

Product ID: 351001