Rome

Rome in a Day Small Group Tour with Vatican and Colosseum

Rome, Italy
Rome in a Day Tour with Vatican and Colosseum
  • 7 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in Rome with a private full-day tour that visits all of the top attractions. Ride in luxury transportation with your guide to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Colosseum. You’ll also explore the historical center on a walking tour that features the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, and save time with skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican and Colosseum.
  • Vatican and Colosseum skip-the-line admission tickets included
  • Learn about Rome from the guide’s live commentary
  • See the best of the sprawling Vatican Museums with your guide
  • One-way shared transfer (city center to Vatican or variation) provided

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line Entry & Guided Tour of The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Guided Walking Tour past Navona Square, the Pantheon & Trevi Fountain
  • Free Time for Lunch (at own expense)
  • Skip-the-line Entry & Visit to the St Peters Church
  • Professional English-Speaking Guide
  • Small Group Setting of Maximum 18!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

    Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early. We meet between Hotel Alimandi and Caffé Vaticano, at the top of the big staircase (Viale Vaticano 100). A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

End point

  • Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

    This tour typically ends at the Colosseum or Roman Forum. However, on rare occasions, the endpoint may change due to logistical reasons.

What To Expect

Meet your guide and small group a few steps from the Vatican Museums to avoid the crowds and head directly inside thanks to skip-the-line tickets. Take in the highlights of the galleries and Sistine Chapel, then enjoy free time in St. Peter’s Basilica to explore on your own.

From the Vatican, catch a private transfer to the historic center for a walking tour of top sights like Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain. Learn about their history and design as you stroll towards the Colosseum, stopping along the way for a bite to eat (own expense).

Cap off your day with priority admission to the Colosseum and a guided tour of this ancient amphitheater and the nearby Roman Forum, with insights from your guide to better understand these complex ruins.

Vatican Museums

1 hour 45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sphere within a Sphere

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sistine Chapel

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Piazza Navona

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pantheon

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Trevi Fountain

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Colosseum

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Roman Forum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Please provide the full names of all travelers when booking. Failure to present a voucher with all travelers' full names at the ticket office prior to entry may result in denied entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • Each traveler must present a valid passport or ID document that matches the name provided at the time of booking for successful entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any walking impairments that require special assistance on our group tours. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:What type of vehicle is used for the Rome in a Day tour?

      A:The tour includes a brief transfer from the Vatican to the city centre in a comfortable, climate-controlled van.

      Jan 2024

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      Walking on historical paths
      Anabel_P, Apr 2024
      The fact of walking through the same paths of ancient history making people. Having a knowledge and friendly guide.
      Excellent tour of the major Rome sites with Erturk.
      Rick_S, Apr 2024
      Our guide, Erturk, was the best tour guide we’ve ever had for any tours we’ve done. He is most knowledgeable regarding the Vatican, the Forum, the Coliseum and all of the other major sites we saw on this full day tour. We highly recommend this tour and specifically Erturk to be your guide.
      Great way to see multiple attractions in 1 day
      Joy_H, Apr 2024
      Great way to see multiple attractions in 1 day. Monica was great guide, answered questions and very knowledgeable.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like Monica made your day tour of multiple attractions a fantastic experience with her knowledge and attentiveness to your questions. Having a guide who can provide insightful explanations adds a lot to the journey. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback!
      Amazing tour!
      alicia_p, Apr 2024
      If you are here for a short time this tour is a must! We got to see all these important landmarks that were spectacular with lots of history.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like you had a wonderful experience on the tour, exploring important landmarks filled with history. Tours like these can indeed be essential for making the most of a short visit, offering a comprehensive glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of a place.
      Christiana is worth the tour
      Kathy_K, Apr 2024
      Christiana was an amazing tour guide. We wanted to learn from her vast knowledge in all things Vatican. She also had great recommendations for restaurants and coffee shops. We appreciated her!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Having a knowledgeable and helpful guide like Christiana can truly enhance the experience of exploring the Vatican. It's fantastic that she not only provided insights into the Vatican's history but also offered recommendations for dining and coffee. Sounds like a memorable tour!
      Worth It
      Jo_B, Apr 2024
      Carolina was an awesome guide and so knowledgeable! We enjoyed the Vatican Museum, St Peter’s Basilica with such great descriptions and historical awareness Finishing at the coliseum was a great end to the day.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Carolina is an exceptional guide, providing rich descriptions and historical context throughout the tour. It must have been fascinating to explore the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica with her guidance. Finishing the day at the Colosseum sounds like the perfect conclusion to an enriching tour experience!
      Mother & Son Tour of Rome
      Krista_B, Apr 2024
      Raffa our Tour Guide was amazing!! Loved that she was local. Both my son and myself found her helpful, informative and educational! Loved the added details she had to share. Would definitely recommend this tour again, and would ask for Raffa again to be our guide!!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It's fantastic to hear that you had such a great experience with Raffa as your tour guide! Having a local guide can really add depth and authenticity to the experience. It sounds like Raffa's knowledge and enthusiasm made the tour both enjoyable and educational for you and your son. Thank you for sharing your recommendation!
      Fun informative tour
      Ryan_M, Apr 2024
      Great tour with Monica! We saw all the major highlights of Rome and felt like we got a nice overview of the history of Rome. Rome is crowded, even in the offseason, so definitely recommend avoiding the summer if you can.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Monica sounds like she provided an excellent tour, covering all the major highlights of Rome and giving you a comprehensive overview of its history. It's true that Rome can be crowded, especially during peak tourist seasons, so visiting during the offseason can definitely help avoid some of the crowds and make for a more enjoyable experience. Thank you for sharing your recommendation!
      A fun day covering the most important sights in Rome
      Marty_L, Apr 2024
      The Roman Forum and the Colosseum were our favorite stops. There is so much history there. Our skilled tour guide was very knowledgeable, giving us a great experience!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Exploring the Roman Forum and the Colosseum is indeed a fascinating journey through history. Having a knowledgeable tour guide can really enhance the experience by providing insights and context that bring these ancient sites to life. It's great to hear that you had a memorable experience!
      Great tour
      Debra_R, Apr 2024
      Giada, our guide, was excellent. Her knowledge and passion for the history and art she shared with us was off the charts. Plenty of humor, too.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Giada sounds like she made your tour not only informative but also enjoyable with her passion, knowledge, and humor. Having a guide who can bring history and art to life in such a dynamic way can truly enhance the experience. If you have any more tours planned or need further assistance, feel free to let me know!
      Amazing tour!
      Erin_B, Apr 2024
      We loved this tour and our guide, Monica, was amazing. The meeting point was easy to find and our guide was on time. The skip the line entries to the different sites was well worth it as there were thousands of people in line everywhere we went. The tour was so well run and our guide Monica was friendly, helpful, and explained everything to us. It was well worth it, and I would highly recommend this tour to all!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Monica sounds like she made your tour experience truly memorable with her friendly demeanor and informative guidance. Skipping the lines definitely adds significant value, especially when faced with crowds at popular sites. It's wonderful to hear that everything was well-organized and that you had such a positive experience overall. If you ever need more recommendations or assistance with future trips, feel free to reach out!
      Impressive!
      Betsy_P, Apr 2024
      An impressive experience! From the places we got to see, but most important our guide. Kate was not only knowledgeable, but transferred all her passion of history as she was telling the stories. She was also funny and very charismatic.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like you had an incredible experience with Kate as your guide! Her passion for history and charismatic storytelling must have made the tour even more engaging and memorable. Guides like Kate can truly bring historical sites to life and create unforgettable experiences for visitors. Your review highlights the importance of having knowledgeable and passionate guides like Kate. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to let me know!
      Very well organized. Saw and experienced many different places.
      Paul_H, Apr 2024
      Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and also very fun. We walked a lot, however that allowed us to really experience the places and people of Rome.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like you had a fulfilling experience with your tour guide in Rome! Walking tours can indeed offer a more immersive experience, allowing participants to soak in the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of the city. Having a knowledgeable and fun guide can make the walking tour even more enjoyable. If you have any other questions or want to share more about your trip, feel free to let me know!
      Saw it all!
      Regan_J, Apr 2024
      Our guide, Carolina, was amazing!! She was extremely knowledgeable (it amazed me!), kind, and helpful. We very much enjoyed spending the day with her. This was an amazing way to see the most of Rome in such a short time. I feel like I got a very good taste of it. Wear really good walking shoes, though. I knew we would walk, but it still surpassed my expectations of just how much!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Carolina sounds like she made your tour of Rome truly memorable with her wealth of knowledge and kindness! It's great to hear that despite the amount of walking, you still had a fantastic time exploring the city. Good walking shoes are definitely a must for exploring Rome's many sights! If you have any more adventures planned or if there's anything else you'd like to share, feel free to let me know!
      A memorable and enjoyable day to remember.
      Andrew_M, Apr 2024
      Out guide tour was a beautiful girl call Raffa. What a brilliant guide very knowledgeable and made our day a very enjoyable and memorable day. Top marks and thank you very much. Would definitely recommend this tour.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Raffa sounds like an amazing guide who made your day truly special with her knowledge and personality! It's wonderful to hear that she made your tour enjoyable and memorable. Thank you for sharing your experience, and it's great to know that you would recommend the tour. If you have any more adventures planned or if there's anything else you'd like to share, feel free to let me know!
      If you only have a day in Rome, do this!
      Lori_M, Apr 2024
      Erturk did a wonderful job explaining the importance of the artwork in the context of art history and making the history of Rome live through our tour. He was funny and took great care to engage the group. His civil engineering background was obvious as he explained the Colossem (in a good way)
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like Erturk provided an engaging and informative tour, blending art history with the rich historical context of Rome. His ability to connect with the group and bring the city's history to life must have made the experience even more memorable. It's great to hear that his background in civil engineering added depth to the tour, especially when discussing architectural wonders like the Colosseum. Thank you for sharing your positive experience! If you have any more stories or reviews to share, feel free to let me know!
      A wonderful snapshot of Rome
      Danielle_M, Apr 2024
      Erturk was our guide, and he was knowledgeable, professional, thoughtful, and patient. He did a great job squeezing a ton of information into a relatively short amount of time. The audio headsets and quick access to the attractions made it possible to explore our all the highpoints on our ambitious agenda in a streamlined and efficient manner. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone with limited time in Rome.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like Erturk did an excellent job guiding your tour, ensuring you got the most out of your time in Rome with his knowledge, professionalism, and thoughtfulness. I'm glad to hear that the audio headsets and quick access to attractions helped streamline your experience. Thank you for sharing your recommendation! If you ever need assistance with future travel plans or have any questions, feel free to reach out.
      Excellent
      Keith_J, Apr 2024
      Rome was our first stop in Europe. The tour took us to many places we would not of visited on our own. It is a lot of walking. We walked to our tour guide location about a mile and the continued to walk... in total 18,000 steps. We are seniors but managed well. Our guide was excellent. Of course her name was Maria. Rome is magnificent. In addition to the historic, there is the vibrancy and culture of the central Rome where we stayed, Did i mention the food? Yes, the food and wine. We will be remembering for a long time
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like you had an unforgettable experience in Rome! Exploring the city with a knowledgeable guide like Maria can truly open up new perspectives and allow you to discover hidden gems you might not have found on your own. Walking can indeed be a lot, but it's wonderful to hear that you managed well and were able to soak in the vibrant culture and history of Rome. And of course, the food and wine must have added a delightful touch to your experience. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories—I'm sure they will be cherished for a long time to come!
      #Notsoeasilyimpressed
      MARKOSBORNE_M, Apr 2024
      Monica was lovely, packing the day with SO much great info and history of Rome. Do make note that if you are going on a Wednesday, you will not be able to get into the Vatican Church. There will also not be a free moment in the gift shop for souvenirs sadly. It is a FULL day, but what a great overview of Rome. Well worth it.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It sounds like Monica provided you with a fantastic and informative tour of Rome! Thank you for sharing your experience and the helpful tip about visiting the Vatican Church on Wednesdays. Understanding the schedule can help others plan their visit more effectively. It's great to hear that despite the packed itinerary, you found the tour to be well worth it for the comprehensive overview of Rome. If you have any further insights or need assistance with anything else, feel free to let me know!
      Great tour!
      Patrick_S, Apr 2024
      Daniel was the best tour guide we’ve ever had! Great way to see the major spots in one day. Highly recommend!!
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      It's wonderful to hear that Daniel provided you with such an exceptional tour experience! Having a great guide can truly make a difference in how you perceive and enjoy the major spots in a city. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback and recommendation—it's sure to be helpful for others considering a tour with Daniel. If you have any further insights or need assistance with anything else, feel free to let me know!
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