Rome City Highlights Private Tour

Discover Rome in a day with a licensed guide and Italian lunch

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duration:

FULL DAY

start time:

08.30

days:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Highlights

  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the highlights of Rome and the Vatican City
  • Wander among masterpieces of art in the Vatican Museums
  • Thow a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  • See the poet Keats house on the Spanish Steps
  • Learn about the oculus of the Pantheon mausoleum.
  • Get panoramic views from Palatine Hill.
  • Admire the Baroque and Renaissance buildings of Piazza Navona.
  • Marvel at the monument to the 1st King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II.
  • Savor the tastes of Italy over lunch.

tour description

The Highlights of Rome in just one day 

Enjoy a full-day private tour of the best sites of the Eternal City and the Vatican. What better way to see the wonders of the city if not with a luxury private vehicle and an expert Tour Guide. This tour was carefully designed by experts so you won't miss out on a thing. From ancient Rome to the beautiful baroque fountains to the smallest state in the world, be prepared for a comprehensive tour with a passionate tour guide that will be with you from start to finish. Just like many of our Private Tours, our Rome City Highlights can be tailored to your preference! 

The Colosseum & Ancient Rome

Start early morning with traveling back in time to ancient Rome. After meeting your private guide you will have a NO WAIT access to the amphitheater Flavian, nowadays known as the Colosseum. Be amazed and fascinated whilst listening to the story behind this amazing monument. Discover were senators used to seat and why the very famous arena floor was always covered with sand. Your passionate tour guide will illustrate the many death games that used to take place almost making you hear the roar of the 50,000 spectators that used to watch. Get an amazing overlook of the Colosseum undergrounds and explore completely the first and second tier of the Colosseum. Stroll down the Via Sacra to come upon amazing roman pagan temples and government buildings in the Roman Forum that was only fully excavated in the late 800's. Your Tour guide will show you where Julius Caesar's ashes lay and the outstanding Temple of Saturn, standing 30 feet tall. Explore the beauty of the ancient Roman Emperor's palaces and one of the seven hills of Rome, the Palatine Hill.

The Heart of Rome 

Once you finish your Ancient Rome tour your expert Guide will lead you to the heart of Rome, characterized by its amazing fountains and Piazzas. Throw a coin in Bernini's most notable fountain, the Trevi Fountain and stroll down to the Spanish Steps, a must-see when in Rome. Your passionate tour guide will take you through the typical narrow cobblestoned alleys whilst telling you all you need to know about Rome's architecture, history, and culture. The next stop will be the Pantheon, one of the most preserved buildings of Ancient Rome, famous for its breathtaking architecture and hole in the middle of the roof. Once designated as a temple to worship all pagan gods you will now discover the famous painters buried there, such as the genius of renaissance Raffaello Sanzio. Continue your journey to Piazza Navona and be amazed by the beautiful Fountain of the four rivers, another of Bernini's masterpieces. The Famous piazza is characterized by street artists and its typical markets during the Christmas holidays.

A Traditional Italian Lunch

At this point in your tour, you will probably start feeling that need for some Italian delights. Your Private driver will take you to a typical Italian restaurant, where the locals go, so you can relax and enjoy your meal — we know how much it's important to get some energy back after all that walking! Taste some amazing Italian Antipasti like fresh Mozzarella cheese and prosciutto. Enjoy homemade pasta and classic Roman side dishes. Top of your lunch with some authentic Italian Limoncello and get ready to visit the smallest country in the entire world.

The Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Basilica

After your lunch, enjoy a fast track NO WAIT access to the smallest country in the world with your Private Tour Guide. Explore the wonders of the Vatican Museums and the marvelous Papal collections, including the Laocoon and Apollo del Belvedere. Stroll down the breathtaking art galleries, exploring the Map gallery and the Candelabra Gallery. Your private Tour Guide will then lead you to the most amazing frescoes ever painted by Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel. Get to know the Holy chapel where Popes are elected and maze at the 40 feet tall fresco, The Last Judgment. With your private Tour Guide, you will discover Michelangelo's representation of the nine scenes from the book of Genesis and the beautiful Creation of Adam. After visiting the breathtaking Chapel, you will enjoy another NO WAIT access to St Peter's Basilica. Completed in 1626, the stunning Basilica was principally designed by Bramante, Michelangelo & Bernini and still nowadays receives thousands of pilgrims every day. Maze at the beautiful statue, the only one ever signed by Michelangelo, The Pietà. Continue your journey exploring the papal tombs that lay underneath the church and Bernini's famous Baldachin. Your Full Day Tour will end on St Peter's Sq, surrounded by Bernini's optical illusion colonnade.

Itinerary

✔ Colosseum - Roman Forum - Palatine Hill

✔ Piazza Venezia

✔ Trevi Fountain

✔ Spanish Steps

✔ Pantheon

✔ Piazza Navona

✔ Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel - St. Peter's Basilica

Know before you go

 

  • Please note that entrance to the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees should be covered at all time.
  • The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays with the exception of the last Sunday of every month.
  • All Fast Track admission tickets are included
  • Customize the tour to your preference

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+39 393 012 0022

Included

  • Transportation by luxury private vehicle
  • Private Driver
  • ALL fast track entrance tickets
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Italian Lunch

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