Skip the lines and gain direct entry to the Vatican on a private guided tour covering famous attractions such as Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Pantheon.
Duration : 8 hrs.
Tour Type: Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian (other languages are available on request)
Skip the line. A tour which is suitable for children as there is no waiting in long snaking lines to enter the world-famous attractions. Starts your day sightseeing in the city center. You can stop at Capitoline Hill. From here, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the ancient temples, Roman Forum, the Senate house where important decisions were made about Rome in ancient times, Triumphal-archers, Sacred Way – where you will see ruins of buildings of the past and Basilicas. Today, the Forums area is a World Heritage Listed Property and protected by UNESCO for its preservation and conservation of one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Gain direct entry to the most famous attractions and save time to explore more. Tickets entrance fee included in the price.
Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, Vatican and so much more.
Enter is the Basilica with a privileged passage only for guides. Visit the pope’s tombs and Michelangelo’s Pietà
This is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome and was designed by none other than Michelangelo. No square can be complete without sculpture or statue, and you will be awed by the Statue of Marcus Aurelius. He was the father of the ruthless Commodus, and his imposing bronze equestrian statue is a testament to Roman authority and worship.
The next stop is the chariot-racing stadium of the past. The famous movie, Ben Hur was shot here for its chariot-racing scenes. From here, you will be able to view Palatine Hill, which was notable for the residences of nobility. Today, all is left is ruins of once sprawling villas and palaces.
The tour continues to the Colosseum. You can have a stop to admire this huge monument and hear echoes of the gladiators. Look around you as you imagine that at one time, up to 80,000 spectators were watching the spectacle in the arena.
You will now hop back into your vehicle, and we will take a round of the Piazza Venezia. Located in the heart of Rome, the square is surrounded by very famous monuments. You can’t miss out on the Il Vittoriano, a marble monument dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II- the first king of Italy. The next stop is the Quirinal Palace which is one of the residences of the Italian president. A trip to Rome and not tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain is unheard of. This is one of the world’s most famous fountains and the grandest of baroque fountains found anywhere else. As you toss the coin, wish well for others, yourself, and make a wish to come back again soon.
Identify yourself in the shoes of poets, writers, painters who all took a fancy to the Spanish Steps. It was a favorite hangout of the Roman nobility. You will pass Palazzo Chigi which is the residence of the prime minister of Italy and also pass by the Italian Parliament. The next stop is the meeting place of modern-day Rome citizens in the city, Piazza Navona. It is adorned by the Pamphilj Palace which currently houses the Brazil embassy and the breathtaking Bernini’s fountains.
Under the orders of Emperor Hadrian, the Pantheon was constructed as a temple to all gods. The dome is the largest unsupported dome in the world and is beautifully preserved. On the inside, you may see the tombs of famous Romans such as the artist Raphael, poets, and several Italian Kings.
At the end of the sightseeing tour, your driver will take you to the Vatican district. You can have lunch and take a look at the neighborhood.
In the evening you will see the genius of Michelangelo’s frescoes and his depiction of the Last Judgment inside the Sistine Chapel. Your guide will share interesting facts about the artists, the popes, the emperors to give you an idea of how they changed the course of history and how the world viewed Rome through the lenses of music, art, architecture, and endeavors of the human spirit. The Dome and structure of St Peter’s Basilica will leave you spellbound. Here you will see one of the most endearing artworks of Michelangelo ever created and the only one he signed! The “Pieta” depicts Mother Mary cradling Jesus in her arms after his crucifixion. St ’Peter’s Basilica is also home to Bernini’s Baldacchino a large Baroque sculpted bronze canopy, below which is the resting place of St Peter’s.
9:30 am -12:30 pm Private Panoramic tour of the city center (pick-up at your hotel)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm break for lunch (not included in the price)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Vatican Museum and Sistine Chaple private tour
5:00 pm transfer to your hotel
(tour program may vary depending on availabilities)
Your Rome in one-day tour itinerary can be adjusted to your requirements. Just contact us to let us know how we can make this trip the most memorable for you and your loved ones.