Rome in Half Day: City Centre Walking tour and Vatican Museum Guided Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Overview

Join a special half-day tour to see the main feature of the Eternal City.
You're going to discover the gem of Rome's historic city center. Get back in time, thanks to an exclusive itinerary along the narrow streets of the Eternal City. Discover Rome and its treasures from the ancient ages to Renaissance and Baroque period, to end up with the visit of the Vatican Museum, where admire one of the most fabulous collection of arts in the world. Skip the line and visit the Sistine Chapel and also Saint Peter Basilica.

All taxes, fees and handling charges
Professional art historian guide
Skip-the-line access
Headsets for the Vatican Museum to hear the guide clearly
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Pick up and Drop off
Transportation to/from attractions
Private driver

Departure Point

1: Via Quattro Novembre, 146, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Via Quattro Novembre, 147
Meet your guide and get ready to start an unforgettable experience!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Colonna Traiana
Trajan's Column is a triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. Completed in AD 113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, which artistically represents the wars between the Romans and Dacians.
Stop At:  
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
Stop at Venice Square, the ground zero of the ancient and modern Rome too. Admire the famous Vittoriano, a national monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy. The Vittoriano is considered one of the national symbols of Italy and it also preserves the monument to the Unknown Soldier.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trevi Fountain
Take a stop to admire the Trevi Fountain, that is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world, even appeared in several iconic movies like "La Dolce Vita" and "Roman Holiday". The great night-time lighting highlights the gorgeous decorating sculptures of this baroque masterpiece, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere. Belonging to the fountain is the legend whereby throwing a coin in the fountain you will ensure your return in Rome.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Piazza Di Pietra
Take a stop to admire the ruins of the ancient "Hadrianeum" Temple of Hadrian, a masterpiece you will find just around the corner. It is said that are just these ruins to named the square as Stony Square.
Stop At:  
Pantheon
Enjoy an external visit of the Pantheon, which was built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. This temple is famous worldwide for its incredible dome which is the largest in the world since ancient times.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Navona
Discover Navona Square. This huge square, once used to performed incredible battleship, hosts scuplture and architectrural masterpieces such us Bernini's Four River Fountain and Borromini's church Santa Agnese in Agone. It is considered to be the most beautiful and elegant baroque squares.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Church of Saint Mary 'della Pace'
Continue your itinerary off the beaten path to admire hidden beautiful churches and corners that only a local could know.
Stop At:  
Rione Ponte
Visit one of the most hidden districts in Rome. Discover a city in the city, visiting this magical place full of historical memories.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Enjoy an external visit of the Holy Castle, one of most ancient building in Rome. Built as Hadrian’s tomb, it was transformed in the middle ages into the fortress of the popes. Nowadays, it is one of the most iconic monuments in Rome.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Along the way, you can appreciate the romantic atmosphere created by the monumental bridges that crown the Tiber river.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Leone IV, 6
Check-in at our office and meet your official Vatican guide for the Vatican Museums tour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world enriched by a considerable number of masterpieces collected through time.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Admire the major representatives of Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and many more Towards the end of this tour, you will visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
You will visit the Basilica entering trough a privileged entrance, and you will explore it at your leisure, without the guide. Inside, you can admire some Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo. You can also enjoy a moment of reflection in the Vatican caves.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Meeting time strictly stated 20/15 minutes prior to the scheduled time departure
  • No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry at Vatican places failing these dress requirements
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • All visitors MUST have a photo ID for the security check
  • Discount rate applied only with a valid ID card
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point in Vatican Museum. Please expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Large bags / backpacks / suitcases not allowed
  • Not recommended for participants with mobility problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour not operating on Religious Holidays
  • The Basilica is often subjected to sudden closures. In that instance the access to the Basilica cannot be guaranteed
  • There is no refund on reservation fees and tickets of monuments that are closed due to event that is out of our control.
  • In that instance we’ll try our best to re-accommodate the tour when the information from the office responsible of the sites visited is given in a timely manner for us to rearrange and inform all clients.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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