Rome in a Day: Seven Hours Experience with Local Expert Guides

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon make your own way to reconvene with the group to explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
  • Small-group tour of Roman highlights and Vatican City
  • Skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Great orientation to the city
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This time-saver guided tour includes optional skip-the-line admission to St. Peter's Basilica.

Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon. The Big 3 Must-Sees in Rome!
Expert English-speaking local guide specializing in Roman history
Fully guided tour of ancient Rome - all the main archaeological sites
Priority faster than fast-track Colosseum ticket entrance
Comprehensive tour inside the Colosseum which covers ALL the must-see areas
Look down on the original arena floor and underground areas from above!
Fully guided skip the line tour of the Vatican Museums and incredible Sistine Chapel!
Skip the line access and tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the most beautiful building ever constructed!
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Piazza Navona, 25, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
2: When In Rome Tours, Via Sebastiano Veniero, 19, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

1: Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
2: Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Piazza Navona
We meet on the famous Baroque Square in Rome at number 25 from where your walking tour of historic Rome begins.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Walking tour around the magnificent and ancient Pantheon, perhaps the most beautiful and intriguing place in Rome!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trevi Fountain
Throw your coins into the crystal blue water and be amazed at the beauty of Roman Baroque! This is the fountain of all fountains, a remarkable creation which must be experienced at all costs!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trajan's Column
After an extended walking tour of all the major points of interest in Rome's historic center, we meet beneath Trajan's Column on the edge of ancient Rome to prepare for a fascinating trip back in the time to the realm of Emperors, Gladiators and beasts!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Roman Forum
The heart and soul of ancient Rome.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Enter the Icon of Rome and understand what it really meant to kill or be killed as a gladiator in ancient Rome.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Palatine Hill
Wander around the birthplace of the City of Rome, where the legend of Romulus Remus came to pass, where Rome really was Caput Mundi.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
When In Rome Tours
Meet at number 19 ahead of fast track entry into the Vatican museums!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vast museums inside the Vatican City which house many thousands of ancient works of art and sculpture. The most important museum complex in the world!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Sistine Chapel
Simply the most colourful room in the world! Michelangelo's ceiling will deeply impress all who enter.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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St. Peter's Basilica
The largest and most beautiful basilica ever constructed, an explosion of art, architecture, sculpture, history and religion.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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St. Peter's Square
After seeing the "Vatacombs" (Papal sarcophagi) beneath St. Peter's Basilica, take a tour of the huge square which amplifies the genius of architect Bernini. It has an Egyptian obelisk as it's most central point.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. not permitted inside Colosseum / Roman forum
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected 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
  • On days immediately surrounding religious holidays at the Vatican, alterations to tours may become necessary due to partial closings of areas normally included in this tour. In the event that the Papal tombs beneath St. Peter's Basilica are closed, the tour of the Basilica itself will be extended and no refunds made
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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