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Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality

Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality
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Want to Experience Rome in a Day in a personalised way and without missing any of the highlights? THIS is the PERFECT tour for you. In this Full-Day tour you will fully live Rome, with the privileges of a Semi-Private High Quality experience provided by our MAX 6 people per group policy, GUARANTEED! Relish in Skip-the-Line access to the main sites and experience our amazing VR reconstructions. This tour begins at the Colosseum, with access to the first and second tier, followed by the vast and impressive Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Then hop onto a comfortable and luxurious ride with private chaffeur through Rome's city centre, and see sites such as the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, & Spanish Steps. After lunch, continue onto the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, for a beautiful tour of this world renown museum. There is no better way to experience Rome in a Day than this Semi-Private Tour of the Eternal City with our top rated guides and VR reconstructions!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your Rome walking tour starts near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. Use your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the main entrance line, and go inside for a tour of the amphitheater’s first and second levels. Listen to stories about the gladiator battles and animal fights that once took place here, and hear how the structure took nine years to build. Continue over to the Roman Forum, the former center of Ancient Rome’s political and commercial enterprises. Admire remnants of sites like the House of the Vestal Virgins, and stroll up Palatine Hill for a view of the ruins and Circus Maximus. Then walk along the winding laneways of Rome’s historical center, passing by Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain and the 2nd-century Pantheon, before a chauffeur service to Vatican City. Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line admission. This complex of galleries houses one of the world’s biggest collections of art, most famously the Renaissance pieces by masters like Raphael and Michelangelo. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, and then head to the crown jewel, the Sistine Chapel, to be awed by Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. Your tour ends at St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, known for its dome that dominates the Rome skyline. The church is also home to more artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s altar canopy. Your guide will say goodbye here, where you are free to continue exploring on your own. Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required. The order of the itinerary described may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your Rome walking tour starts near the Colosseum, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. Use your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the main entrance line, and go inside for a tour of the amphitheater’s first and second levels. Listen to stories about the gladiator battles and animal fights that once took place here, and hear how the structure took nine years to build. Continue over to the Roman Forum, the former center of Ancient Rome’s political and commercial enterprises. Admire remnants of sites like the House of the Vestal Virgins, and stroll up Palatine Hill for a view of the ruins and Circus Maximus. Then walk along the winding laneways of Rome’s historical center, passing by Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain and the 2nd-century Pantheon, before a chauffeur service to Vatican City. Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line admission. This complex of galleries houses one of the world’s biggest collections of art, most famously the Renaissance pieces by masters like Raphael and Michelangelo. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Maps, and then head to the crown jewel, the Sistine Chapel, to be awed by Michelangelo’s iconic frescoes The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. Your tour ends at St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, known for its dome that dominates the Rome skyline. The church is also home to more artwork, such as Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture and Bernini’s altar canopy. Your guide will say goodbye here, where you are free to continue exploring on your own. Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required. The order of the itinerary described may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6718SMALLVATCOL
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour in a Safe and Semi-Private group of MAX 6 people GUARANTEED
  • 1.5 hour Chaffeur Service from Ancient Rome to the Vatican, going through the heart of central Rome
  • Virtual Reality Reconstructions
  • Professional, local, expert and top-rated guide!
  • See all of Rome! from the Colosseum, to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, the Vatican Museums and more!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Venezia
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Trevi Fountain
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - La Pieta
  • Entry/Admission - Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy In front of the SOS sign outside the main entrance of the Colosseum Metro Station. Please note there is an upper and lower floor: we meet at the lower floor SOS sign, right across the street and on the same ground level as the Colosseum itself. Your guide will be holding a LiTour sign.
  • 00120, Vatican City
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be aware, due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for that part of the tour.
  • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you will enjoy an extended itinerary in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list affected dates as they become available. When possible, your tour guide will notify you if St Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed at the start of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
  • A 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tour in a Safe and Semi-Private group of MAX 6 people GUARANTEED
  • 1.5 hour Chaffeur Service from Ancient Rome to the Vatican, going through the heart of central Rome
  • Virtual Reality Reconstructions
  • Professional, local, expert and top-rated guide!
  • See all of Rome! from the Colosseum, to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, the Vatican Museums and more!
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza Venezia
  • Entry/Admission - Pantheon
  • Entry/Admission - Trevi Fountain
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Stanze di Raffaello
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - La Pieta
  • Entry/Admission - Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy In front of the SOS sign outside the main entrance of the Colosseum Metro Station. Please note there is an upper and lower floor: we meet at the lower floor SOS sign, right across the street and on the same ground level as the Colosseum itself. Your guide will be holding a LiTour sign.
  • 00120, Vatican City
Duration
8h
Return details
  • 00120, Vatican City
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be aware, due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for that part of the tour.
  • On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you will enjoy an extended itinerary in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list affected dates as they become available. When possible, your tour guide will notify you if St Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed at the start of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
  • A 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. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 01 Sep 2020
A note from Rome in a Day Semi-Private Tour: Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Virtual Reality
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and has always been sustainable. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, especially in this time. Due to Covid-19 safety regulations, sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Christine K
Stratford, CT48 contributions
Rome in a day!
My 20yo nephew and I did the private Rome in a day tour. Dario was amazing! He had so much information and made the day so fun while filling our brains. We saw everything on our bucket list and had a bit of time to customize a stop for us. My only note to future customers…you only have access to the car/driver for 1.5 hour…so be prepared to lug around all of your stuff. Regardless, this tour was the perfect way to see highlights of Rome in a short amount of time.
Written 27 September 2021
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Joe P
5 contributions
Excellent Rome-in-a-Day Tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
Both Giulia and Pamen were fantastic guides. We learned so much in one day exploring the history of Rome and the Vatican! Rome in a single day is a lot to take on, and I highly recommend these guides to anyone looking to do this. We especially enjoyed Giulia taking time to answer all of our questions about not just historic Rome, but modern day Rome as well, and how the city has continued to evolve over time.

Only suggested change for the tour in the future is to have more of a break during lunch rather than it be time for learning. Even just 30 minutes on our own without a guide would have been very helpful to relax and reset before continuing the tour for the day.
Written 4 September 2021
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livitalytours
Thank you so much for your review of the Rome in a Day tour you took with Giulia and Pamen as your guides and thank you also for your suggestion regarding more of a "break" time in the middle. It's true: there's so much to pack into just one day but it sounds like you had an enjoyable time and got a good idea of Rome, as it was and as it is today. Thanks again for your review Angelo and Kristin
Written 5 September 2021
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Sonia M
Miami Beach, Florida2 contributions
Rome in a day review
We had such a great time on our Rome in a day tour. Deborah was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. It ended up being private bc it was just the two of us but it was great.
The drive in the middle to see the sites is a little rushed. I would reccomended making sure to see Trevi fountain, spanish steps, and pantheon on your own bc you'll have more than 10 min at each site. Our driver, florin, was very nice and funny but it just felt
Rushed and you didn't really to get to experience those sites. It is a nice break from the sun and waking so much. But our walking tour guide, Deborah was amazing!!
Written 1 September 2021
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livitalytours
Many thanks for your great review of your Rome in a Day tour with Deborah. Thanks also for your recommendations to future visitors. In order to see as many of the major sites as possible in this vast city, the tour must be paced accordingly. However it's our hope that having taken the tour and gotten a feel for the city, you can then go back and spend more time exploring the specific places that really tickled your interest. Thank you again for your nice review and high rating. Angelo and Kristin
Written 1 September 2021
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steven s
Greer, SC51 contributions
Everything in one incredible day
This was in 2017…Rome in a Day VIP Private Tour

Trying to coordinate all the places to see, timing, and planning each ticket, its cost only a little more but much easier to do all of Rome in one trip... You know those people that arrive by chauffeur and walk past everyone in line, yeah, this is it, and that was us. Picked up at our hotel by our chauffeur, taken to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican early entry tour, and was basically by ourselves with our guide…. Takin away after to see, fountain, pantheon, restricted areas the Colosseum dungeons & arena floor and upper colosseum, great lunch just outside of the colosseum. The driver knew exactly were to go and how beat the crowds to enjoy the most of our experience.  Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything ROME.
Written 21 June 2021
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livitalytours
We're so glad you allowed us to help make your visit to Rome a success. You're right about the difficulties in timing, getting tickets, getting from one place to another. We are happy you left it up to us to plan and execute and thrilled that it worked out so well! Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us. Angelo and Kristin
Written 17 July 2021
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Alli S
10 contributions
Private Tour of Rome with Giulia
Oct 2020
We did a private day tour of Rome in October 2019 (it has taken me entirely too long to write this) and had a WONDERFUL experience. Our tour guide, Giulia, is still to-date our favorite tour guide we've ever had on any trip. She is so personable and it was so enjoyable to spend the day with her. She is by far the most knowledgeable tour guide we have ever had - she is an archeologist so you can imagine how passionate she is about Rome. We were able to see practically all of Rome in a day, and then she left us with a detailed hand-written list of other activities and sites to see based on our interests. Truly a second-to-none experience. Thank you Giulia!
Written 4 March 2021
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livitalytours
We love hearing about your impressions of the Rome in a Day tour you took with Giulia, no matter when you write them, so thank you for your great review and high rating. Giulia is indeed a fantastic guide and a wonderful person so it's no surprise to us that you had such a great experience. We will be sure to let her know about your review and your lovely praise. Thanks again for writing and all best wishes Angelo and Kristin
Written 9 March 2021
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JamieElle
London, UK20 contributions
Must book this - way better than a bus!
Sep 2020 • Family
Great tour! This one is for those tired of walking and just want a taste of the hi-lights of Rome as well as some hidden gems! Marco was efficient and got so many great spots along the way. We wish this had been available on our first day but that’s alright!

Pack lightly because it goes fast and definitely bring a camera that’s strapped on. So many things you wouldn’t be able to see from a tour bus. Kid friendly too.

I took most pics from my camera so these are just from my phone, sorry!
Written 22 September 2020
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livitalytours
We're so happy you enjoyed your Rome in a Day tour with Marco. You're right that this is a great tour when you want to see the city but don't have the necessary energy to walk it all, or you have little kids that slow you down ...or you would simply prefer to do so in comfort! Whatever the reason, we're so glad this tour fit your desires and needs and that you enjoyed Marco's company. Thank you for writing. All best wishes Angelo and Kristin
Written 24 September 2020
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Tia
14 contributions
Outstanding in Every Possible Way!
Feb 2020
If you want the full Rome experience, complete a with thoroughly detailed history of "the two Romes (Ancient and Modern)," you should absolutely take this tour. Luca, our tour guide, gave us a truly, one-on-one experience. He has an exquisite knowledge of Roman art and history, and we felt like he gave us a living, breathing museum experience. One can tell that art history is his passion and he explained everything about the historical sites and artwork, and then some! We had ample time in all of the locations and we never felt rushed or hurried. We toured the Colosseum, including the "underground Colosseum," Palatine Hill, the Vatican Museums,and Sistine Chapel. During our lunch break, a private driver took us to the Spanish steps and the Trevi fountain, upon request. We then met Luca at the lunch cafe where we sipped espresso, had lunch, and he gave us the detailed history, including the imagery, of Michelangelo and Raphael's paintings before we went into the Vatican Museums so we would know what to look for and how to interpret the various symbolism and imagery portrayed. We literally learned more in one day with Luca than we could have learned in a month of self-guided exploration. Oh and the fee for the tour includes admission into ALL of the historical sites and "skip the line" access which was worth their weight in gold! Luca was a master story-teller and kept us engaged the entire day. We truly enjoyed a fully comprehensive, educational experience.
Written 3 February 2020
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DayTrip21676561081
Your super review of your Rome in a day tour with Luca is music to our ears! Thank you so much. We're so pleased to know that you felt every minute of this very full day experience was fun and memorable. We especially love your comment about having learned more in one day with Luca than in a month of self-guided visits. Such a compliment to him! Thank you so much from all 3 of us Angelo and Kristin
Written 3 March 2020
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Wendy
Leesburg, VA7 contributions
The BEST Day Ever!
Nov 2019
I cannot envision a better day than our day with LivItaly tours. Arriving the day before to Rome and having only one full day there, this was the absolute best way to pack in as much in as possible. The small group experience that LivItaly provided was absolutely amazing. Having a teen who was opposed to a group tour and coming out the other side with his whole-hearted approval, appreciation, and awe was fantastic.You will be happy your chose this small-group tour company!!
Written 19 November 2019
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DayTrip21676561081
Dear Wendy How great it is to hear that you all, teen included, enjoyed your Rome in a day tour. There is so much to see and to pack it into just one day is something of a marathon. But it sounds like the day flew by and the experience left you all with wonderful memories. We couldn't ask for more! Thank you for sharing Angelo and Kristin
Written 25 February 2020
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Gilbert Geigel
New York City, NY2 contributions
Rome in a day
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our tour was very nice. Our tour guide, Sylvia Palermo was very knowledgeable, patient and very polite. She was excellent.
Bobby and Evette
Written 13 November 2019
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DayTrip21676561081
Dear Bobby and Evette Many sincere thanks for your lovely review of your Rome in a day tour and of your guide Silvia. We will be sure to let her know about all your compliments and praise. Thank you once again Angelo and Kristin
Written 25 February 2020
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Lon S
Huntington Station, NY16 contributions
Massimo was great
Oct 2019
A really great experience with a guide who seemed to have unlimited knowledge of each location. We were enthralled to hear not only the normal tourist information, but small bits of relatively unknown facts that made the entire tour so much more interesting. I really must recommend this company.
Written 13 November 2019
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DayTrip21676561081
Dear Lon Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Rome in a Day tour and of our guide, Massimo. As you mentioned, in a small group situation and with a great guide like Massimo, you are not just getting all the "normal tourist information" but also many small tidbits of history and insights into Italian culture that do truly make the experience much more memorable. Thank you for sharing this with us and others. Angelo and Kristin
Written 25 February 2020
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Best Way to Experience the Colosseum, period!
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