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Full-Day, Small-Group Tour of Rome and the Vatican

  • Get a panoramic overview of ancient Roman history and art from your guide
  • Entrance fees are included in the price of this tour
  • Optional skip-the-line admission to St. Peter’s Basilica
Full-Day, Small-Group Tour of Rome and the Vatican
From US$151,92
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Small-group Vatican and Rome tour in one day with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and priority access into the Colosseum.
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Small-group Vatican and Rome tour in one day with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and priority access into the Colosseum.
This full-day tour is a great way to see more of Rome’s historical highlights with a guide, and ideal for travelers who want to check off a list of attractions in a short amount of time. Visit the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain in the morning. After a break at Piazza Navona, head to the Vatican for a tour of the museums and sacred spaces.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the designated spot near the Colosseo Metro station. Walk briefly to the Colosseum and then travel up Via Sacra to the Roman Forum while your guide tells you about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

Head to the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, with its oculus and dome—one of the world’s largest unreinforced concrete domes. Your guide tells you about the temple’s architecture and inscriptions.

Rest at Piazza Navona, populated by street artists, actors, and market vendors, before heading to the Vatican for the afternoon.

At the Vatican, tour some of the most famous spaces considered sacred by Christians, including the Hall of the Muses, Gallery of Tapestries, Raphael's Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel. Your guide provides skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica, if you would like to visit the church on your own. If not, your tour ends at St. Peter’s Square.
Reviews (84)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mesmerizing architecture and historical review of the colliseum and 7 hills .... we thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

Nariman was our excellent tour guide. Truly an expert in roman history, she held our interest throughout the tour. Her friendly and engaging personality made for a fun and educational experience! We highly recommend "When in Rome Tours" and our expert guide!

Thank amgrandits
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour of the Vatican and Rome!

This is a great tour to be introduced to the long history as well as fantastic art and architecture of one of the founding cities of western civilization. Loved the Vatican, especially the art collection (although I don't understand how that might be critical to...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Rome in a Day

We really enjoyed our tour. Went to all of Rome's attractions. This is a walking tour that starts at the Vatican with a tour guide. You then take a cab, bus or subway to the Coliseum and other sites. Tour guides were excellent and provided...More

Thank Earl W
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had booked this tour because we (and everyone else that was on the tour) were under the impression that they take you around to these sites when in fact it’s seperate tours the first part of the tour at the Vatican...More

3  Thank Izaak J
When-In-Rome-Tours, Manager at When In Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Readers, This full day small group experience includes comprehensive, fully-guided walking tours of ancient and historic Rome and the Vatican City. Together they cover every location as listed in Viator's / TripAdvisor Experience's product description. It's also a best seller for us and negative...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018
An absolute MUST!

My fiancé and I only had one day in Rome. We wanted to make the most of it and to see as much as possible. We were a bit apprehensive to schedule a tour since, let's face it, it's Rome! All you need to do...More

3  Thank Mariya Z
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Diana P
31 August 2018|
Response from Earl W | Reviewed this property |
Diana. Contact the tour company I used in Rome. Perhaps they can confirm how to do it. When in Rome Tours they have a web site Phone: 39 068 390-4705
20 August 2018|
Response from Earl W | Reviewed this property |
Tour we took with When In Rome Tours started at 11:am and ended about 7:30 pm. Excellent tour. They have a web site. Phone 39 068 390 4705
12 August 2018|
Response from Earl W | Reviewed this property |
We took a full day walking tour with When in Rome Tours. Started at 11am until 7:30 pm. Excellent tour and guide. Contact them at their web site as above. Price depends on half or full day tour.