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.

Does your ship stop at Civitavecchia Port and you want to reserve the WOW Tour? Click here is the Shore Excursion version of the tour!

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: the face mask is no more mandatory but still suggested in crowded places.

PREMIUM WOW TOUR Option: All the above services + 8 hours car at your 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 ticket slot’s 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.

Rome in a day includes all the following sites:

Colosseum

Start at the Arch of Constantine, then move onto the colossal theater, the Italian Colosseum, the most iconic Rome highlights. In the famous arena, gladiators and beasts fought 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 the 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.

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 Pope’s official residence. 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 your 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, including Bernini’s Baldaquin, 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 the Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s most famous places. 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 could 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.

Pantheon

The Pantheon is a true masterpiece 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.

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.

Ancient Rome area and Vatican Museums visits involve SIGNIFICANT WALKING. Please provide any mobility and wheelchair access requirements. Also, visitors with limited mobility can contact us for special needs, such as wheelchairs or walkers. Please note that the pathway from the Sistine Chapel to St Peter’s Basilica has 50 steps downwards and is not wheelchair accessible. Also, it in not possible to carry the wheelchair/walker down the stairs. The Roman Forum and Palatine surfaces are uneven, but a considerable portion of the area has wheelchair paths. The tour will continue to the Basilica only if all members of your private group can walk down the stairs. If your private group includes participants with reduced mobility, the tour will end without accessing the Basilica. Also, note that other participants in your group will have to take charge of pushing the wheelchair. However, suppose you choose the PREMIUM Option, with the car at your disposal, we will be able to organize the Basilica visit.

NOTE that in any case, we cannot avoid staying in line to enter the Basilica.

Furthermore, a car at your disposal could help if the person with limited mobility needs rest.

The PREMIUM OPTION is the same tour with the car at your disposal for the whole experience.

We suggest this option only if you need to leave personal belongings in the car, for last-minute changes of the itinerary, (for example you do not want to enter the Forum and prefer a panoramic tour of Rome). Only entrance ticket slots cannot be changed last minute. We also strongly recommend it in case of passengers with limited mobility and devices like wheelchairs or similar, and babies with strollers and big bags to leave in the car ( baby slings are the best way to take part in this tour with babies).

If you do not have any of those needs or do not plan to change your itinerary last minute ( except for Colosseum and Vatican entrance slot time that cannot be changed ) the Transfers Option is fine, so you can book the default tour: during the visit to the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine and Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica the car will not stay outside the site; at your arrival, the driver, in touch with the guide, will be ready for the following transfer.

We suggest avoiding strollers and using a baby sling instead. The Roman Forum and Palatine surfaces are uneven, but a considerable portion of the area has a stroller path. Like wheelchairs and walkers, strollers are not allowed in the passage from the Sistine Chapel directly to the Basilica ( 50 steps downward ). Your private tour will end without the Basilica visit. The PREMIUM OPTION, with the car at your disposal, helps us organize the Basilica visit. In any case, we cannot avoid staying in line to enter the Basilica.

On Sundays and religious holidays, the Vatican city is closed. Due to the Wow Tour’s high request, we designed a Sunday in Rome experience. You will have extra time in a private car in addition to the already included tour of Trevi, Pantheon, Navona, and Spanish Steps! With your guide, and your driver, you will explore St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’ Angelo area, and other marvelous sites like the Capitoline hill; from its top, you enjoy spectacular views over the Forum!

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


Visita guidata al Colosseo

Colosseum

Visita guidata Vaticano

Vatican

Piazza Navona Rome
Visita guidata Piazza di Spagna

Spanish Steps

Visita guidata Fontana di Trevi

Trevi Fountain

Visita guidata al Pantheon

Pantheon

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Is one day enough for a Rome city tour?
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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