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Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

2. Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, one of the artistic wonders of the world. Hear stories about the composition and the extraordinary life of Michelangelo which will give you a deeper understanding of the frescoes. After lunch in a traditional restaurant, continue your Vatican tour to St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at the genius of Bernini, who designed the piazza and the immense colonnade. Hear stories and legends of the popes and artists who transformed the Vatican. Lastly, take a short stroll through Borgo Pio, the surviving medieval area of the city. Stop at Castel Sant'Angelo, an imposing fortress that overlooks the Tiber. Climb to the top of the castle for a spectacular view of the river and the Vatican.

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

3. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

Experience the best of Rome with a 24-hour open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus taking you through the Eternal City and its major highlights. Hop off and explore at your own pace, plus receive admission to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour While aboard the bus, listen to engaging audio commentary in 9 languages to learn about Rome’s long and rich history. When hopping off, continue the adventure by taking advantage of the complimentary digital, self-guided walking tours. Explore the Vatican first, passing Castel Sant’Angelo en route to St. Peter’s Square to take in awe-inspiring views of St. Peter’s Basilica. Discover Barberini Square and the iconic Spanish Steps before taking a stroll nearby to soak in the stunning beauty of Trevi Fountain.  Big Bus Rome Red Route: • Termini Station• Santa Maria Maggiore• Colosseum• Circo Massimo• Piazza Venezia• Vatican / Castel Sant’Angelo• Spanish Steps• Piazza Barberini  Colosseum Enjoy the included access to the Colosseum, an amphitheater built during the Roman Empire that entertained Romans for over 500 years. Explore the site and use the audio guide to hear tales of exotic animal exhibitions, prisoner executions, ancient battle recreations, and most famously, the fierce gladiator fights. Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Visit the Roman Forum, the birthplace of Ancient Rome, and explore what was once the heart of the Empire. Learn how the Forum was the central point of Ancient Rome’s politics, religion, and culture. See where Romans voted in their elections, watched trials, and gathered to hear speeches. Explore Palatine Hill, which was once the high-society neighborhood of Ancient Rome’s grand elite. Explore the ruins that Roman emperors and aristocrats once called home.

Rome: Vatican & Imperial Rome Tour in Spanish

4. Rome: Vatican & Imperial Rome Tour in Spanish

Find out about the mysteries of the Vatican through a selection of classical sculpture galleries, tapestries and significant paintings collected in one of the most important museums in the world. Visit the famous Sistine Chapel with exclusive access to St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the whole Catholic Christian world, built on the tomb of the first pope in history, next to St. Peter's Square. You will also get to go inside the private chambers of former popes. After lunch, visit the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, where you'll see the sculpture of "Moses" by the famous artist Michelangelo, which was part of the Pope Julius II funerary monument. Then, take a big step into the past, reliving the magnetism and grandeur of the Roman Empire, and visit the Colosseum built by Emperor Vespasian in 80 AD, and inaugurated by his son Titus, with over 100 days of celebrations, during which more than 5,000 animals were killed in the sand. On the Via Sacra, walk through the Roman Forum - the political, religious and social center of the capital. Climb the Palatine, one of the central hills of Rome. The tour ends at the Palatine, one of the central hills of Rome.

From Naples: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Rome

5. From Naples: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Rome

The day begins with pickup from Naples and heads out of the city towards Rome where your sightseeing adventure awaits. Upon arrival in Rome, meet your friendly guide for the day at the world-famous Colosseum, one of the most iconic symbols of the city. Spend some time exploring the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Visit the Trevi Fountain next, a jewel of water and stone nestled in the historical center of the city where thousands of tourists flock every year to make a wish. Continue the tour to the Piazza di Spagna and stroll along the Spanish Steps which link to the Piazza Trinita dei Monti. Later, stop by the Pantheon, Rome’s most ancient building and one of the most spectacular sights of the city. Learn about the fascinating history of the Pantheon and Ancient Rome itself before heading off to Piazza Navona and then onto St Peter’s Square. In the square, marvel at the impressive Basilica which is home to an array of artistic masterpieces. Finally, enjoy 30-minutes of free time to shop for souvenirs, then sit back and relax on the return journey to Naples.

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour, Trevi Fountain & Wine Tasting

6. Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour, Trevi Fountain & Wine Tasting

Experience the best of Rome with your own private driver and see the iconic sites. Start your visit to the most important spots of the Eternal City Colosseum, Palatine Hill Take an exclusive tour of Rome with a private driver. Enjoy personalized attention and the chance to customize the itinerary to suit your interests. Marvel at monuments, and make time for pictures or some ice cream! Guided Tour in the Colosseum... Winetasting in the afternoon. Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located hotel in Rome and these services for your special day on this exclusive tour of the "Eternal City." See the main sights of the 2,500-year-old city and delve deep beneath its layers to reveal a fascinating story. Wander along the rustic Appian Way and under the arches of the aqueducts of antiquity, still preserved from Ancient Rome. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards near Rome. 17th-century architecture and 3rd-century caverns. Winetasting with local snacks. Have a great day in Rome that you won't forget.

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

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

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 in your Rome in a Day Small Group Tour 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. During your Rome in a day small group tour 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 broad understanding and appreciation of what you’re seeing. You’ll explore the sculpture galleries and the world-famous Laocoön Group before heading to the Sistine Chapel. The Rome in One Day Small Group Tour ends with an introduction to the history of the Sistine Chapel, with your tour guide leaving you to contemplate Michelangelo’s frescoes. From here, you can choose between extending your stay in the Chapel and the Vatican Museums, or exit to St Peter’s Square and view St Peter’s Basilica in all its glory! What a day! 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!

Rome: Eternal City Highlights Minivan Tour

8. Rome: Eternal City Highlights Minivan Tour

Tour the area aboard a comfortable minivan as you learn more from our local guide. Avoid the extensive and tiring walk and crowd, this tour is perfectly designed to give a pleasant and enjoyable experience to the visitors away from the tourist bustle. Experience the amazing atmosphere as the guide features the main attractions of the Eternal city. Rome is well known for its vast metropolis of classical architecture, incredible food, gardens, art, history and a world famous-film industry. Don’t miss this lifetime event. Make sure to take the best pictures or selfies as you will have time to get off and witness some monuments up close. Explore and marvel the famous landmarks from the outside, see the statuesque Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Venice Square, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Navona Square and the heart of Rome; St. Peter’s Square.

Vatican City: Magic Christmas Tour

9. Vatican City: Magic Christmas Tour

Feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only during the Christmas season! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will learn all of this and hear miraculous Christmas legends about Vatican city. After exploring the streets and surrounding yourself with the Christmas spirit visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. Fill your heart with the joy and experience the magic of Vatican City.

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The touring buses could be followed live in the app. Headphones are provided free of charge when you first board the bus so that you can listen to the audio guide throughout the journey. Boarding and disembarking at all stops over several days is easy and uncomplicated. The route approaches all points of interest in such a way that you can walk to your destination in just a few minutes. When driving through, the entire tour takes about 2 hours in Roman traffic, which was great in the convertible compartment of the bus. You also get a QR code for a free app that offers an audio guide at the sights and can be listened to on the spot via cell phone. Recommended! :)

I've never been on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour before, but as there was a heat wave in Rome when we were there, it was too hot to trot around the city.

The Colosseum stop is a bit off the beaten path so not easy to find, but the rest of the tour was smooth and informative

Nove and kind and friendly staff Excelent view with audio guide. You see all atractions exept around VATICAN

excellent means of transport to visit the main wonders of Rome.I recommend it.