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Rome & Vatican in a Day Private Tour

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3 hours

Tour Type

Walking Tour

Group Size

Private group

Meeting Point

Your Hotel

Rome in a Day: Vatican, Colosseum & Historic Center Exclusive Tour

Welcome to the heart of Rome, where history and grandeur meet to offer an unforgettable journey through time. Embark on a captivating tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome, and witness iconic landmarks steeped in ancient stories and architectural wonders that reflect the Roman Empire’s enduring influence on the world..

Experience an exhilarating adventure as we uncover the exceptional history, art, and culture that have cemented the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill as enduring symbols of Rome’s eternal majesty. Join us and don’t miss the opportunity to explore these remarkable sites and immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Rome’s rich heritage.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable adventure, our tour promises to offer an unforgettable experience. So, come and discover the magic of Ancient Rome and be transported back in time to an era of glory and wonder.

Make the most of your trip to Rome by exploring its iconic landmarks, and be sure to capture unforgettable memories to cherish for a lifetime. Book your tour today and let us take you on a journey through time that you’ll never forget.

Children under 7 years of age – Free entrance

Suggested starting time: 08:30 am or 09:00 am


The Colosseum, an iconic symbol of ancient Rome, stands as a testament to architectural prowess and cultural heritage. Completed in 80 AD under Emperor Titus, this colossal amphitheater spans 189 meters in length and 156 meters in width. Made of concrete and sandstone, it once hosted gladiatorial contests, public spectacles, and dramas. Featuring an elaborate underground network of tunnels, the hypogeum, and tiered seating for 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum showcases the grandeur and ingenuity of Roman engineering, illustrating a society that thrived for over 1,000 years.


The Vatican Museums, located within Vatican City, house a vast collection of art, archaeology, and cultural artifacts spanning over 3,000 years. Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, the museums boast 54 galleries, including the renowned Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's iconic frescoes. Attracting around 6 million visitors annually, the Vatican Museums showcase the Roman Catholic Church's rich history and artistic legacy.


Experience the transcendent beauty of the Sistine Chapel, a testament to the unparalleled genius of Michelangelo. Allow yourself to be captivated by the awe-inspiring masterpieces that adorn its hallowed walls, each a shining example of the artist's divine talent.


The historic center of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a testament to the city's rich history, which spans over 2,500 years. As the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, it features iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Pantheon. The historic center also includes the Vatican City, home to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums. With its narrow cobblestone streets, picturesque piazzas, and Baroque fountains, Rome's historic center represents a unique blend of architectural styles and cultural influences.


The Pantheon, a Roman temple-turned-church, showcases architectural and engineering mastery. Built by Emperor Hadrian in 120-125 AD, it features a massive 43.3-meter concrete dome with a central oculus, illuminating the interior. Its harmonious design highlights ancient Roman skill. Consecrated as a Christian church in 609 AD, it houses notable tombs, including Raphael's, and continues to attract visitors worldwide.


The Trevi Fountain, completed in 1762, is a Baroque masterpiece located in Rome, Italy. Designed by architect Nicola Salvi and adorned with statues sculpted by Pietro Bracci, it is the largest and most famous fountain in the city. At its center is a depiction of Oceanus, the god of all water. The fountain attracts millions of tourists annually who toss coins into its waters, believing in a legend that doing so ensures their return to Rome.


Piazza Navona, a popular public square in Rome, is renowned for its elegant Baroque architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Established in the 1st century AD as a Roman stadium, the piazza features three stunning fountains, including Bernini's iconic Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. The square is surrounded by picturesque cafes, street artists, and the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone.


The Campidoglio, or Capitoline Hill, is one of Rome's seven hills and holds great historical significance as the political and religious center of ancient Rome. Michelangelo redesigned the hill's piazza in the 16th century, creating an architectural masterpiece. From the Campidoglio, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome, showcasing remnants of temples, basilicas, and government buildings that testify to the city's illustrious past.

Tour Highlights

  • Expert Insights at your Pace: Fast Vatican entry with a licensed guide, at your pace, spending time at sites that intrigue you.
  • Personalized & Efficient: Skip-the-line access provides efficiency and comfort, maximising your time in Rome.
  • Full Assistance & Comfort: Includes lunch recommendations, photo assistance, and help with transportation.

  • Customized tour tailored to your preferences.
  • Headsets available
  • Skip-the-line tickets for a hassle-free experience.
  • Engaging, well-groomed guides to enhance your tour.
  • The option for the guide to meet you at your hotel upon request.
  • Transportation costs to and from the tour's meeting point.
  • Water or lunch during the tour.
  • Tips or gratuity for the guide.

7 hours

Vatican Museum entrance

Tour's Location

Where does the tour start and end?
  • The tour commences at the entrance of the Vatican museum. Address: 101 Viale Vaticano or at your Hotel on request.
  • It concludes at your hotel or agreed upon site.
Is the itinerary fixed?
  • On certain days some of the sites may be closed or have different opening and closing times, eg St. Peter’s Basilica could be closed due to religious ceremonies; on those occasions we will not be able to visit the Basilica and instead will conduct an extended tour of the Museum & Sistine Chapel. From March 1st till 15th of November, every Wednesday the pope appears in St. Peter’s Square from 0900 am till 12 noon. The doors of the Sistine Chapel leading to the St.Peter’s Basilica will remain closed till 1:00 pm and hence we will not be including the St. Peter’s Basilica in our Itinerary on Wednesdays’. We can agree beforehand if there are certain sites that you wish to spend more time at.
How many people can join this tour?
  • The tour requires a minimum of 1 Person per booking to be conducted.
  • The tour/activity is designed to accommodate a maximum of 8 people.
How do I get to the Vatican?
  • Take the Metro Line A to either the Cipro or Ottaviano station.
  • Alternatively, use Bus 492.
  • You can also take a taxi directly to the entrance of the Vatican Museum.
What time does the Vatican open?

The Vatican Museum opens at 8:00 am and closes for last admission at 6 pm. St Peter’s opens at 7:00am and closes for last admission at 6 pm. The church remains open for pilgrims on a Sunday but tours are unavailable. The museum is closed on a Sunday.

What should I wear?
  • Comfortable shoes, such as sneakers with cushioned insoles, are highly recommended for walking.
  • Both men and women must cover their shoulders and knees when visiting the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Men may wear respectful shorts that extend below the knees.
What should I bring?
  • A pair of binoculars and a bottle of water could be useful during your visit.
  • Feel free to bring your camera, but remember to turn off the flash in certain rooms.
  • If rain is expected, opt for a compact, foldable umbrella without sharp ends. Larger hotel umbrellas will need to be checked into the museum's cloakroom, requiring a 1 km walk to retrieve them.
  • Strollers are permitted in the Vatican museum, but the Basilica requires them to be left in the cloakroom. The Colosseum has nowhere to store baggage.
  • Medium-sized backpacks are allowed; however, large ones will need to be checked into the cloakroom, necessitating a long walk to retrieve them later.
What is not allowed?
    • Items such as large backpacks, pocket knives, glass bottles, wine openers, large tripods, and big bags are not allowed. They must be checked into the cloakroom.
    • Photography is allowed in most areas, but flash is prohibited. Taking photos inside the Sistine Chapel is strictly forbidden.
  • Visitors are required to remove their hats when entering holy sites.
Is the tour physically demanding?
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, some stairs, and uneven terrain. Visitors with mobility issues may find the tour challenging..
  • Unfortunately, the itinerary is not wheelchair accessible, as there are a few stairs to navigate. Those using wheelchairs must be able to stand and manage the steps.
  • Participants should ideally possess a moderate level of physical fitness for climbing and descending 
  • The tour may not be suitable for those who have difficulty climbing and descending stairs.
  • We recommend you book two months in advance especially during peak season.
Know before you go
  • The Sistine Chapel is part of the museum, not the Basilica.
  • The sites have limited restroom facilities, so plan accordingly.
  • The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill are closed on some holidays, so check the schedule with us before planning your visit.
  • In rare circumstances, the Basilica may be closed without prior notice. If this occurs, an extended tour of the museum and a detailed description of the Basilica will be provided.
  • Refunds will not be granted in the event of church closure.
What is the cancellation policy?
  • For a full refund, tours must be cancelled at least 96 hours prior to the scheduled start time.
  • If a tour is cancelled between 72 and 24 hours before the tour, only the balance amount will be refunded, and the ticket fee will be retained.
  • No refund will be issued for tours cancelled within 24 hours or less of the scheduled start time.
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