Best of Rome in a Day Private Guided Tour Including Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum

Rome, Italy

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Overview

Make the most of your time in the Eternal City with a comprehensive 'Rome in a Day' private 6-hour tour of the city's top sights. Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Vatican Museums and more. See all of Rome's main attractions with your own personal guide in one unforgettable day.
  • All entrance fees included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Led by a local guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Skip the line

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Tackle top sights in six hours, including no-wait entry to the Vatican and Colosseum.

Local guide
Blue Badge guide
Professional art historian guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private tour and semi-private tour
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Via dei Fori Imperiali, 21, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Start your 'Rome in Day' tour with the city's most famous ancient monument – the Colosseum. Walk through the interior and try to imagine the gladiator battles that took place there. Visit the nearby Roman Forum to see the Temple of Saturn, House of the Vestal Virgins and the Arch of Titus among other things. Go from ancient Roman monuments to modern ones with a stop at the Vittoriano on Piazza Venezia.

Throw a coin into the water when you reach the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome. Stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the restaurants in the area before heading on to the Government District. See the Palace of the Council of Ministers, the Parliament and the Column of Marcus Aurelius.

See the Temple of Hadrian on your way to the Pantheon, where you'll see tombs of Italian kings as well as the artist Raphael.

Continue on to the Ancient Baths of Nero and then to Piazza Navona to see Bernini's famous fountain in its center.

Visit the Vatican as your final stop. See the highlights in the enormous Vatican Museums, including the Raphael Rooms and Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Piazza Navona
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Trevi Fountain
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colosseum
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Pantheon
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
After meeting your guide, your tour begins with a reserved ticket for the Colosseum, where you'll head to the interior of the arena for an exploration of Ancient Rome's largest amphitheater. When your visit is over, follow your guide just outside for a look at the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the empire's central square and hub of political, religious, and social activity. See the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Then via the Sacred Way, arrive at Capitoline Hill and the Vittoriano, one of the most beautiful monuments of modern Italy. Next, continue your tour to the Trevi Fountain, seen in several films, including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. To follow legend, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish that someday you’ll return to Rome. Then it’s time for a rest and lunch (own expense); there is a variety of restaurants you can choose from, whether you're in the mood for pizza, a sandwich, or a nicer 3-course meal. After eating, head to the Government District, where you’ll see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers, and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The historic Temple of Hadrian is nearby; Emperor Antoninus Pius built the grand edifice in honor of his predecessor. Then follow a narrow avenue to see the Pantheon, where Raphael, the Renaissance architect and painter, lies entombed. Continue on to Piazza Navona by way of the Ancient Baths of Nero, and admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Your final destination is the Vatican, which sits across the Tiber River. During your visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, you’ll enjoy a tour of Michelangelo’s most famous works, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, plus Raphael’s frescoes and the apartments of the pope.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during your Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

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