Full-Day Small Group Tour Of Rome And Vatican

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Rome's favorite full-day small-group walking tour includes the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre), Ancient Forum, Imperial Roman Fora (of Caesar, Augustus, Vespasian, Trajan and Nerva), Capitoline hill, Vatican City, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica (from outside), Trevi fountain, Piazza navona, Spanish steps and Pantheon with one of our expert guides.


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Your small group Rome and Vatican tour begins in the morning. Meet up with a friendly, professional guide at a designated meeting spot in Romes ancient city. The first stop will be at the famous Colosseum, formerly home to violent gladiator fights and captives. Learn about this unique history and then travel up Via Sacra to the Roman Forum to get a glimpse of life during the reign of dictator Gaius Julius Caesar and Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Listen as the guide explains the rapid growth of the Roman Empire and its eventual demise.

Next, head to the famously lucky Trevi fountain (recently restored by Fendi) and the Pantheon, a pagan temple in ancient times and final resting place of Raphael Sanzio da Urbino, Vittorio Emanuele II, and Umberto I. Stare at the oculus and marvel at the most spectacular building in Rome while the guide explains Pantheon architecture and the inscriptions on the building. Walk a few short steps further and arrive at Piazza Navona, the Circus of Domitian in antiquity where the fierce rivals Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Fountain of the Four Rivers) and Francesco Borromini (Church of St Agnes in Agony) clashed through their representations of Baroque art. Now the square is populated by street artists, actors and small markets, making it a fun place to stop and rest.

The afternoon will be spent on a guided tour of Vatican Citys famous sacred spaces, including he Pio-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms and Sistine Chapel. Then head outside to St. Peters Square where the tour will conclude. Skip-the-line access to St. Peters Basilica will be provided by the guide should you wish to visit the church on your own.

Inclusions for Full-Day Small Group Tour Of Rome And Vatican

  • Entrance fees
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Full-Day Small Group Tour Of Rome And Vatican

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. not permitted inside Colosseum / Roman forum

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible

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All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • My four star rating is a combination of reviews for both tours within the full-day tour. The morning tour was amazing, our tour guide had great energy, humor and was very knowledgeable about Rome and each of the sites we visited. I felt excited and energized when I was touring with her. The afternoon tour Vatican was an average rating. The tour guide seemed like she hated her job and was complaining the entire time. Although there were long lines/queues, a tour guide shouldn't make it worse by complaining herself. And, she mentioned how the Vatican was nothing extraordinary to her since she works there and sees it everyday. Probably not the best thing to say to people who travel across the world to see this site. Afternoon tour, amazing sites but just okay tour guide.

  • My husband and I spent two weeks in Europe and this was BY FAR the best tour we went on! We spent our morning with the lovely Chiara, seeing the ancient Roman sights, and our afternoon was with Christina at the Vatican. We were blown away by both ladies’ extensive knowledge and great energy. EXCELLE

  • Chiara did the first half of the day with the Coloseum, Forum and other attractions. Christina did the Vatican. Both guides were knowledgeable, worked at perfect pace and made our group feel intimate with the history. I would recommend this tour to get a rich and deep but timely review of the city.

  • We had a long list of things we wanted to see and do when in Rome. This tour allowed us to tick off more about half of that list in the first day of our 3-day visit to this wonderful city. Our tour guide in the morning was Chiara and she was absolutely fantastic. The first two stops were the Colosseum and then the Foro Romano and we family of 4 shared our guide with a lady from the US, so it was only 5 of us. The tour was really personal and we learned so much. The rest of the morning we had Chiara to ourselves.
    I don't remember the guide's name in the afternoon, but this was less personal by its nature, because we were in a larger group with equipped with intercoms. That was fine, but there are a lot of galleries in the Vatican and the tour can only give you a relatively brief overview. Still, you get a wealth of information and plenty of time to enjoy the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica on your own.
    To be fair, the tours are all pricey, but if you were to buy all the tickets separately and do the research and then queue up for all these places, you would probably need two days rather than one and it's probably not that much cheaper anyway.
    We thoroughly enjoyed it, but we ended up walking nearly 26k steps that day each or 19 kilometres if you prefer. If you are happy to do a lot of walking, which we were, I can highly recommend this tour for you.

  • Fantastic tour! The best of Rome in one day. If you have limited time in the city, I HIGHLY recommend this tour. Tour guides were very knowledgeable, told interesting tours, and were funny and enjoyable to listen to.

  • Brilliant tour, really enjoyed the day. Julian was very knowledgeable and really passionate about the history of Rome. He was very attentive and took the time to explain any questions asked. He did not just talk about the history but explained some of the myths and ensured we knew what was fact and truth. Irene was our guide for the afternoon and she took us around the Vatican and the sistine chapel. She defiantely knew her stuff and had great humour.
    The day is very long so ensure you are ready for all the walking,if not i suggest you do it in two half days. Really really loved it

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Anthony was entertaining if a little eccentric!

  • Best way to cover all the historic sites in short time. Our guide for first half of the tour around Colosseum was Giuliano. He knew the history well and kept it interesting for good 3 hours. Second half of the tour covering sites around Vatican was well organised too. Our guide was Maurano.

    If you have time, take 2 half day tours as it requires lot of walking.

  • It was well organised and our guide was excellent. It did what was promised. My grandson thought it was really exciting and everything was well explained.

  • Morning tour with Flo to old Roman monuments was excellent! Afternoon tour of Vatican was a bit slow to start with explaining what you were going to see before you see it.

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