They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see it in one. Experience the history of the culture of Rome, from birth to modern day on our Rome in a Day Tour, covering all the most famous sights of the Eternal City.
We start our tour off at the city’s most popular site, the Colosseum. With Skip the Line Access you won’t waste precious time waiting in line. Your expert, English-speaking guide will take you straight inside, telling you stories of gladiators, animals, and emperors to bring these ancient stones to life. Wander the first and second levels of the amphitheater built for 82,000 and imagine what it must have been like to be in the audience on fight day – or to see this incredible structure filled with water for the re-enactment of a sea battle.
Of course, there’s more to Ancient Rome than the Colosseum. Palatine Hill is home to the city’s oldest ruins, as the birthplace of Rome, while the Roman Forum has taught us volumes about what life was like at this time. With Skip the Line Access here too, you’ll have more time with your expert guide and small group sizes of only 25 people or less make it easy to ask all the questions you can think of.
We’ll take a break so you can get lunch then (not included but be sure to ask your guide for recommendations nearby), before reconvening near a metro stop in the historic center of Rome. Here you’ll meet another expert guide and be given another headset so you won’t get lost. During our walking tour, we’ll delve more into Renaissance Rome, visiting Bernini’s ‘Fountain of Four Rivers’, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.
We’ll also see Raphael’s tomb at the incredible Pantheon, whose enormous ancient dome is a marvel of engineering even to this day.
Seeing Rome in a day is hard work, so we’ll take this part of the day with ease, stopping for a gelato or espresso depending on the season (included in the price). Our emphasis will be more on the stories behind the monuments than facts and figures (although our guides know all of these too) helping you to build a picture of what it was to live in this city during the time of Bernini, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Traveling from the birth of the empire to Renaissance Rome and beyond that to today, you’ll understand where it is that Rome got its nickname, The Eternal City.
By combining our Colosseum Tour and Best of Rome Walking Tour, not only will you see all the key attractions of Rome in a day, but you’ll also save money compared to purchasing these products separately. And by seeing all of these incredible monuments in just one day, you’ll have squashed as much as physically possible into a short trip in Rome – or freed the rest of your longer trip up for wandering and further exploration.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.
For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.
Due to the uneven grounds and stairs on the itinerary at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, we are unable to accommodate customers with walking difficulties.
Yes. Our tours run rain or shine.
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