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Exclusive Best of Rome in Two Days VIP Private Tour

Exclusive Best of Rome in Two Days VIP Private Tour

From US$ 768.52 per person

Experience a special two-day private tour of Rome's highlights. Explore the historical center and visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Catacombs.

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Duration 2 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available at Hotels, B&bs, apartments, and vacation rentals in the city center of Rome only. It is possible to require, at the moment of the booking and before the tour, pick up/Drop Off outside the city center of Rome, in this case, will be applied an extra charge. If you stay in a hotel with a lobby, please wait for your driver there. If you are staying in an apartment without a lobby, please wait for the driver in the street near your house number. It is recommended to send the telephone number used during the trip at the time of booking or the day before departure. THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED FOR SMALL OR LARGE GROUPS AND ADAPTED TO THE CUSTOMER'S NEEDS ONLY ON REQUEST
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Experience

Highlights
  • Have the best time in Rome in 2 days, seeing all the highlights and the intimate sites too
  • Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Private Tour
  • Skip the Line Colosseum and Roman Forum Private Tour
  • Be taken on a private sightseeing tour with a driver
  • Learn on a small group tour of the Appian Way and Catacombs
Full description

Make the most of your time with skip-the-line access to Rome's Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Catacombs on this two-day tour. Explore the city's center and see sights like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon.

Day 1: 

Be picked up at your hotel in Rome and enjoy a driving tour in an air-conditioned vehicle to places like the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Santa Maria Della Pace. Appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain.

Watch the silent flow of the Tiber River, and admire the beautiful Pantheon. Continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo to take in the Castello Sant'Angelo. Break for an hour where you can purchase a nice lunch. 

Begin your skip-the-line private tour of the Vatican Museum. Here you will see the art collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Walk through the Gallery of Maps, the Tapestry Gallery, and the Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.

Day 2: 

Embark on a 45-minute tour of the mysterious catacombs, situated along the old Appian Way. Explore part of the 93 miles (150km) of underground galleries that were used as cemeteries by early Christians. Do some sightseeing by bus on the way to the Colosseum. 

Pause for a 1.5-hour break where you can find a stop to buy a meal. Start your private skip-the-line tour of the symbol the famed Colosseum. Discover construction techniques that were invented by the Romans. Hear about skilled gladiators and exotic animal fights.

Head to Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman Emperors and the location of the Roman Forum which was the center of political, religious, and commercial life at that time. 

Take a walk to uncover sights like the old Senate House, the Temple of Vesta, and the Triumphal Arches of Constantine, Titus, and Septimius Severus. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Downtown Rome only
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle or minivan
  • Permission to enter Rome city center
  • Parking Fees
  • 6-hour professional tour guide service
  • Reservation service for special/skip the line entrance to the Vatican Museum
  • Admission fees with privileged entrance Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
  • Reservation service for special/skip the line entrance to the Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
  • Admission fees with privileged entrance Catacombs
  • 45 minute-group tour inside the Catacombs
  • English speaking driver for the sightseeing tour on the first day
  • Insurance
  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Saint Peter's Basilica tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide service for the panoramic tour
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • A Green COVID pass, which shows that you have either received the COVID vaccine or have tested negative in the past 48-hours.
  • The transportation will be held by a short limousine up to 4 people, for more people we will use a mini-van.
  • The Itinerary may be subject to changes due to force majeure
  • The first tour is not a guided tour but only a sightseeing tour without guide.
  •  A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican Museum. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  •  A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. A maximum of 7 people per booking.
  •  You can not get to the Colosseum with large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. You may bring small bags, but there is no cloakroom service inside the Colosseum to accommodate large items.
  •  There may be a line to pass through the security check despite skip-the-line entrance
  • The exact departure time may vary and the final program will be sent to you via email a few days before the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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In the 2 days you get a very good overview of Rome. The tours, all in German, were very informative. The tour guide also took good care of our 13 year old son. Our driver showed us a lot in the 2 days and responded to requests. The tour is highly recommended.

October 28, 2021

We had a driver two days in the morning from 10:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m. who picked us up from the hotel (black Mercedes V-Class with air conditioning) and let us out at various sights. On the first day Pietro F. an extremely personable older man, on the second day Carlo, also very nice. Both could communicate well in English. Our tour guide for the afternoon was Katharina, a Roman woman with a German mother. Katharina studied art history and was very well versed in all of our questions. You just have to be prepared for the fact that, for example, you will get an English and no German tour in the catacombs. In general, if you don't speak Italian like we do, you often have to be content with English on various tours, even if there are theoretically German tours, these are sometimes integrated into the English groups. We were definitely very satisfied and felt completely at ease. We were here at the end of September.

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September 17, 2021

We had fantastic guides for all activities. The VIP tour is a great value. We saw more of Rome than we could have if we tried to purchase individual packages. We were able to tailor the tour of Rome to our family desires. Tour of Rome and Catacombs were provided by Marco Aggettola and crew. They were all great! At the Colosseum our guide Lucina was fabulous and at the Vatican we had Giuse, who was wonderful. All guides were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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June 15, 2019

Product ID: 219357