Best of Rome and Vatican in one day with transfers and lunch
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Best of Rome and Vatican in one day with transfers and lunch

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: From Monday to Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Admire Rome's most remarkable attractions including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Navona Square and the Pantheon
  • Taste some of the most delicious Roman dishes in a typical Roman "Trattoria"
  • Enjoy a one-day guided tour including pick-up service, skip-the-line ticket and English speaking driver
What to expect

This is the ideal tour for “hit and run” visitors that are willing to cover all of Rome's highlights and attractions in a single day. After the complimentary pick-up transfer from your accommodation, you will start visiting the world’s largest amphitheater with your “skip the line” ticket, which will allow you to access directly the metal detector control. Once inside, the tour guide will bring the Colosseum back to life by explaining how the gladiators entertained the crowds with spectacular fights and show you the complex engineering applied by the Romans to build, what is still considered, as the most technologically advanced entertainment complex of its time.

Afterward, you will discover the archaeological site of the Roman Forum which corresponded to the commercial, legal and administrative center of ancient Rome.

From the Roman Forum, your English-speaking driver will take you way across the city to explore the world-renowned Vatican museums and two of the most important churches in the world, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Admire the greatest masterpieces, like Michelangelo's “Last Judgment” and "Pietà", Gian Lorenzo Bernini's twirling bronze baldachin, tomb of Alexander VII, and the many other gorgeous embellishments which adorned the interior of St. Peter’s Basilica.

At the end of the Vatican tour, the guide will take you to a typical Roman “Trattoria” restaurant to enjoy some of the most delicious Roman dishes. After the lunch break, reach Navona square where the last part of the tour begins; explore one of the most iconic and beautiful squares of Rome, walk inside the Eternal Pantheon and finally throw your coin in the Trevi fountain in order to assure your future return to Rome!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Skip the line admission tickets for all attractions
    • Licensed Tour Guide
    • Small group of 10 people or less
    • Audio headsets to hear your guide
    • Pick-up from accommodation and transfers with comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
    • 2 course lunch in traditional Roman restaurant
    What's not included
    • Transfer back to accommodation
    • Extra food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-5): free
    • Children (6-14): reduced
    Meeting point:

    Hotel pick-up is included; please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
    • It is strongly recommended to all visitors to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before tour departure. Guests arriving after tour departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours cannot be refunded
    • Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended since this tour involves a fair amount of walking
    • Large bags and suitcases are not permitted inside the Colosseum and there is no deposit room to store them
    • This tour is not wheelchair-accessible
    • Liquids of any kind are not permitted inside the Colosseum
    • The tour operator is not responsible for last-minute, unpredictable closures, strikes or union meetings. Nevertheless, the tour operator will be happy to offer customers an extended tour for the remaining time
    • The Audio headsets will be provided only if there are a minimum of 8 people in the group
    • Dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
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    • From Monday to Saturday
    • Pick-up time: 8:15 am
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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