See all the highlights of Rome's historic center on this Rome in One Day tour, that show you the Ancient City's most famous sights along with some lesser known gems - a true taste of Rome.
This tour is perfect for visitors with only a short time in Rome, who want to see the very best of Rome past and present. Visit the Colosseum, Rome's most famous site where gladiators once battled lions in a fight for their lives, subject always to the whims of emperors and the turn of a thumb. Then set off on a journey through the winding streets and picturesque piazzas of the city, exploring Rome as it is today - a city where iPhones bleep inside ancient ruins and where modern life plays out on a stage set centuries ago.
Our tour starts with a bang at the Colosseum. We'll skip the long lines to get inside this magnificent structure where your English-speaking guide will tell you the stories and point out the details that bring this important slice of history to life. Then it's on to the Palatine and the Roman Forum for a walk through other periods of Ancient Roman history. See the spot where Remus and Romulus, the legendary founders of Rome were raised by their wolf mother; march down the same paved road once graced by victorious Roman armies; and explore the easily discernable remains of the banks, temples and homes of Ancient Rome.
We'll take a well-deserved break next for lunch in the historical center of the city. Your guide will recommend a spot or you can follow your nose to one of the countless trattorias and pizzerias around the area. Soak up the atmosphere before the next leg of our tour, a journey through the best of modern Rome. We'll wander the picturesque streets and piazzas of the city, seeing the most famous sights - from the Spanish Steps** to the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and splendid Piazza Navona with its incredible Bernini fountain. Again your guide will bring old sights (from Ancient Roman times through to the Renaissance) to life with the stories and myths that make Rome quite unlike any other city in the world. Want to know why Raphael died so young? Or why there is one spot by the Trevi Fountain from where your view is completely obscured? Listen to your guide as they lead you on a trek that takes in the length and breadth of Rome's historical center.
Sites visited may include but are not limited to Piazza del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo Church, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna, Palazzo Montecitorio, Pantheon*, Palazzo Madama (Senate of the Italian Republic), Piazza Navona- Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Campo de Fiori and Skip the Line entrance and visit inside Colosseum, Palatine Hill including view of Circus Maximus, and the Roman Forum / "Via Sacra".
1 gelato in the summer/ 1 hot chocolate or cappuccino in the winter
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Check in at Largo Gaetana Agnesi
Your Colosseum Tour Begins
Discover the Colosseum and listen to the stories of the history of the amphitheater, home to gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. Explore the two levels for over an hour.
Walk along the “Via Sacra” – the main path through the Roman Forum, which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions as Roman armies returned from war. Revisit the past as your guide points out the old moneylender’s shop, Caesar’s Temple and the house of the Vestal Virgins.
Visit the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome. From here you will admire the views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held.
End of Colosseum Tour
Enjoy your free time for lunch. Soak up the atmosphere before catching the metro to the next leg of your journey, an adventure through the best of modern Rome. Make your way to the meeting point for the afternoon part of the tour before 3:15 pm.
Your Rome Walking Tour Begins
See one of the most popular spots in Rome: the Spanish Steps. From there, you will go past Via Condotti and Sant’Andrea della Fratte Church, through the cobbled streets of the city to the colossal Trevi Fountain.
Have a break for a gelato and then make your way to the Pantheon with its famous oculus. You will see Raphael’s tomb and learn about the real cause of the famous artist’s death.
Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori
Head to Piazza Navona, home to spectacular Renaissance buildings and Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s beautiful Fountain of Four Rivers. The tour ends in Campo dei Fiori, a favorite hangout place among locals.
End of tour
Price & Options
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, stairs and hills; comfortable shoes are recommended.
Entrance into churches requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin
Transfer between tours is not included.
Please note that on Saturday the Pantheon will be closed for the mass.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour will be offered.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Meals are not included in the price.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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