Rome in a Day is a package tour. A private driver will pick you up to bring you to the main Rome highlights like Vatican and Colosseum. With a private Rome guide, you can discover the TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN ROME:

  1. Roman Colosseum
  2. Roman Forum
  3. Palatine
  4. Vatican Museum or Capitoline Museums on Sunday
  5. Sistine Chapel
  6. St. Peter’s Basilica
  7. Trevi Fountain
  8. Spanish Steps
  9. Navona Square
  10. Pantheon

This one-day Rome tour is the perfect introduction to Rome, and the best way to get around in this busy town is by car! This package Rome tour includes a delicious typical lunch. So be sure to discover the best Rome sites before doing anything else.

Included in “Rome in a Day Tour”

  • Courtesy pick-up from any centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B
  • Driving guided tour of Rome highlights: Trevi, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Navona
  • Guided visit of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Only on Sunday Guided visit of Capitoline Museums
  • Guided visit of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant (starter, main course, and water)
  • Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
  • Professional Rome guide
  • Transfers between one site to the other
  • Drop off back at your hotel, or any central location of your choice
  • COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).

PREMIUM WOW TOUR Option: All the above services + 8 hours car at disposal if you want to shape your tour or need to leave your personal belongings in the vehicle. Note that last minute we cannot change tickets’ slots entrance time. Find the prices here.

Pick up details

Pick-up time is 8:15 from your centrally located hotel/apartment/B&B. A central location is within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. Furthermore, we can pick you up from your ship’s dock with a supplement and bring you back to the port on time for your departure. The tour might start with the Vatican Tour, the Fountains and Square Tour, or the Colosseum Tour.
On request, it is possible to organize the tour at different times, based on the Vatican and Coliseum availability.

Other info of “Rome in a Day” Tour

The Pope may reserve the right to close Sistine Chapel and Basilica without notice. Nevertheless, the Vatican guarantees access to the museums. Our agency always does everything possible to reorganize the visit with other times, to allow all guests to enjoy everything described above. On the contrary, the guide will explain the sites from the outside. It is impossible to bring large backpacks and bags and large umbrellas into the Museums and archaeological areas. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. It is mandatory to cover shoulders and knees before entering the Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
Remember to bring all your belongings with you after every transfer; cars and drivers might change each time.


Start at the Arch of Constantine, then move onto the colossal theater, the Italian Colosseum, the most iconic Rome highlights. On the famous arena, fights between gladiators and beasts took place to please bloodthirsty Emperors.

Upwards of 50,000 spectators gathered beneath the enormous awnings to witness the cruel battles unfold. Many events took place in the grand Colosseum arena, but we leave the details to your private Rome guide!

Roman Forum

After visiting the Colosseum, pass through the Roman Forums where day-to-day life continued unabated for centuries. The rich archaeological history of the Roman Forum now attracts upwards of 4.5 million sightseers a year. Many a triumphal procession, public speech, gladiatorial march, and political campaign run in its surroundings.

Listen to your private guide’s stories of Julius Caesar, who planned the construction of his Forum in 46 B.C. Other Emperors continued to develop the space through to AD 608. Then take in the Sacred Way, the route of victorious generals as they returned from battle in triumph.

The Monuments of the Roman Forum

Only with a Rome-certified guide can one understand Roman Forum’s most striking features, like temples and basilicas. One of them is this Temple of Castor and Pollux. The three 40-foot high Corinthian columns reach the sky. Equally important is the Temple of Antonius and Faustina, one of the few structures maintaining much of its original form, while the enormous Basilica of Maxentius preserves its impressive stature. Finally, the Arch of Titus is an excellent introduction to the panoramic hill of the Palatine.


Your Colosseum ticket includes the Palatine hill where, according to ancient legend, Romulus founded Rome on the Palatine hill in 753 B.C. Following his actions, other Emperors built their opulent homes for the rest of the civilization to enjoy. In the end, bring more than two millennia of history to life! Taking part in this tour of Rome in one day, with your private Rome guide, you will walk in the same footsteps of Roman Emperors who lived more than 2,000 years before us.

Vatican Museum

Your next stop will be Vatican city. Among the galleries of the Vatican Museum, you will enjoy a unique collection of mosaics, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, and the magnificent Raphael Rooms, once the official residence of the Pope himself. Home to countless Popes, there are few more uplifting sights than this spiritually enriching setting.

Despite much on offer, you will leave the Vatican feeling informed following your certified guide.

Sistine Chapel

Following your Rome guide, you will reach the Sistine Chapel, one of Rome’s highlights. Michelangelo’s sublime “Last Judgment” is a masterpiece drawing crowds from far and wide. Your guide will explain its masterpieces before entering the sacred room, where we all must be silent.

Remember to cover knees and shoulders before entering the Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter’s Basilica, the last stop of the Vatican city tour.

St. Peter’s Basilica

After visiting the Vatican museums, you will continue onto the 16th century St. Peter’s Basilica. Thanks to your private guide, you will gain access through a hidden door. First, admire Michelangelo’s “Pietà,” then take in other highlights that include the Pope’s tombs before finally setting your gaze on the towering Basilica of St. Peter. It is the largest Christian Church globally and is guaranteed to amaze all who visit.

Just before ending your tour of the Vatican, you will enjoy the curved colonnades of St. Peter’s Square before a brief sighting of the Pope’s Balcony.

Spanish Steps

Next, proceed to Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s most famous places to visit. Admire the Church of Trinità dei Monti, which sits at the top of the renowned stairwell with the Fontana Della Barcaccia at its foot. As you stand and listen to your Rome private guide, you will wonder how they were ever able to complete the marvelous Spanish Steps.

Trevi Fountain

Follow your Rome guide to the most spectacular fountain in Rome. Fontana di Trevi is one of the most photographed Rome highlights hidden down the city’s narrow backstreets. It stands at the end of one of the ancient aqueducts that supplied the Roman empire with water. This iconic setting attracts many visitors if only for them to toss a coin into Trevi Fountain waters to ensure their safe return to Rome at some stage in the future.


The Pantheon is a true masterpiece included in your “Rome in a Day tour” and among Rome’s best places to visit. Immaculately preserved and seemingly just a few centuries old, it isn’t easy to believe that the structure was finished in AD 128 by Emperor Hadrian. The square in front of the Pantheon is a gathering place for locals. Its decorative 16th-century fountain sits beneath an Egyptian obelisk.

Navona Square

To conclude the perfect day in Rome, you will visitNavona square, one of the city’s most prominent squares. This space is among the most famous Rome highlights for one primary reason: Bernini’s “Fountain of the Four Rivers.” Built to represent The Nile, The Ganges, The Danube, and Rio de la Plata. Piazza Meanwhile, note how Navona is the atelier of artists who arrive to peddle their wares daily.

Rome in a Day special Lunch

Between 1 pm and 2 pm, you will be offered lunch in a selected restaurant, as included in the tour price.

Sunday “Rome in a Day” special tour

On Sundays and religious holidays, the Vatican is closed. Nonetheless, and due to the Wow Tour’s high request, we designed a Sunday in Rome experience with the Capitoline Museum in its place. The Capitoline Museum looks onto the famous Capitoline Hill, a museum itself. On its top, you enjoy spectacular views over the Roman Forums!

The Capitoline Museum is very dear to the Romans. It houses magnificent sculptures reminding the city’s glorious past, like the She-Wolf and Marco Aurelio’s original bronze statue. Among the places to visit in Rome, it is indeed on the top of the list for its Picture Gallery, with masterpieces of Caravaggio, among others who wrote Italian art history.

Duration: 8 Hours including Lunch

Price: Varies according to the number of participants

Days of Operation: Every day except 1 Jan, 1 May and 25 Dec
On Sundays and Religious Holidays, The Capitoline Museums replace The Vatican Museums

Pick up Time: 8:15 am from the hotel

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Visita guidata al Colosseo


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Spanish Steps

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Trevi Fountain

Visita guidata al Pantheon


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Is one day enough for Rome?
Pat wrote: “Amazing way to take in Rome highlights in Rome in a short period of time
This was an outstanding tour and well worth the money that we paid…The driver took us to the Colosseum, where we met our tour guide for the day, Alexander, and Lydia, who made sure that questions we had were answer…We saw her again at lunch, just to check in. Alexander was very knowledgeable and was an excellent source of historical and architectural information. After the Colosseum, we visited the Roman Forum, and then our driver took us to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and Piazza Navona. Restaurant Spaghetti was excellent. We then walked to the Vatican Museum, where we spent the rest of the day touring the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. All in all, it was an excellent day.”

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Let us show you the capital of Italy and the Roman Empire. An expert Rome guide will deliver the best possible Rome experience. Explore Ancient Rome and Vatican, and enjoy the service of a private driver. Have fun and bring home unforgettable memories strolling by the world-famous fountains and squares of Rome. We tailor-make each holiday to your specific requirements: discovering the hidden scenery of the eternal city will be a great adventure.

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